A-Z of Entries

Bailey, William

William Bailey brazier of Holborn proposed 22.6.1792 by John Towill Rutt 2nded Joyce (Jeremiah or Joshua?). Active 1778-1780 in Society of Tradesmen for Protection of their Property against Felons. He married at St Mary's, Watford on 13.6.1782 Elizabeth dau of Samuel Whitfield (d.1774 will PCC), surgeon of Flamstead (Whuitehall Evening Post 13 - 15.6.1782). SunFire 1787 WB ironmonger, smith and brazier 15 Theobalds Rd, Holborn. (1784 with Samuel B who was insured 1780 brazier Brownlow St, Holborn). 1797 on vestry of St Giles (lost source). At the Old Bailey on 9.7.1800 he prosecuted his…

Bakewell, Benjamin

Benjamin Bakewell of Cornhill proposed 30.3.1792 by James West 2nded John Farnell Tuffin. Family details from Ancestry user-submitted tree are slightly contradictory and I haven't checked all sources. Apparently born 1.8.1767 of Joseph & Sarah (nee Woodhouse? or nee Cartwright?) and died 19.2.1844 Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He certainly was admitted to Drapers Coy London by redemption 20.3.1792 as son of Joseph, grocer of Derby, deceased. Lowndes 1792 BB linen draper 5, Cornhill. (Sun Fire 1791 there) 1792 BB of Cornhill life member of Unitarian Socy.. Thomas son of Benjamin Bakewell &…

Bakewell, William

William Bakewell of Burton on Trent proposed 22.6.1792 by Benjamin Bakewell 2nded John Horne Tooke. WB of Burton subscr 1787 to poems of Elizabeth Smith, Birmingham. WB subscr 1789 to Abraham Bennet's New Experiments on Electricity. WB of Burton subscr 1790 to Edward Harwood's Discourses on St Paul. WB member of Unitarian Society 1792. According to Ancestry user-submitted tree (unchecked by me) he was older brother of Benjamin Bakewell (qv), was born 19.7.1762, and married 22.2.1786 Lucy Green (d.1804), went to USA in 1802 on "General Mercer", married 2ndly 10.12.1805 Rebecca Smith at 2nd…

Ball, Charles

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Charles Ball of Dublin proposed member 6.6.1783 by John Horne Tooke at request of secretary Thomas Yeates 2nded John Jebb, SCI received letter 1784 from Mr Ball of Dublin

GODWIN DIARY: Ball 5.8.1800 dines at Carlow / 31.1.1802 at Wycombe's, with Curran / 23.1.1805 call on Ball (Giltspur)  GD website has Gittshur but see original / 1.2.1805 call on Ball with Wordsworth / 21.3.1817 at Curran's (from Rome) / 6.10.1823 at Bacon's / 21.1.1833 Balls at Martin's

Charles Ball, Trinity Coll Dublin 1772, Lincolns Inn 1776 BA 1780 called to Irish…

Balmanno, John

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: John Balmanno jr of Spital Sq proposed member 11.5.1792 by Michael Pearson, 2nded by Wm Sharpe. Michael Pearson was his father's partner. In 1793 Balmanno proposed Stewart Kyd.

GODWIN DIARY:16.12.1792 Belmano at Holcroft's and 17.2.1793 there, 14.10.1793 at Thelwal's, 9.2.1794 at Tooke's and 1.11.1794 at Hardy's trial.

John Balmanno of Exeter College  Oxford only son of John B of Spital Sq surgeon, admitted Inner Temple 12.11.1790, matriculated Dec 1794 age 25 (Alum Ox). Baptised 27.9.1769 Whitechapel, Middlesex of John & Jane.…

Banks, Thomas

GODWIN DIARY 10.1.1796 adv mrs & miss Banks at Holcroft's / 7.5.1797 adv mes Banks at Hts
Elizabeth Hooton 1748-1834 married 1766 Thomas Banks DNB 1735-1805 sculptor. Their daughter Lavinia born in Rome 1774 married 3.8.1799 at St Geo Han Sq, the Rev Edward Forster

Thomas Banks of Newman St (DNB 1735-1805 sculptor) was proposed SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION 28.9.1792 by William Sharpe 2nded John Horne Tooke. See his person record in Godwin Diary website and my Background Article Godwin, the Reveleys and the Jenningses

See Newman Street 1 to 9 in LONDON…

Barlow, Joel

Barlow 4.5.1803 at Joseph Johnson's / 27.7.1803 again / 1.6.1805 Barlow at Philips

The GD website has coded these entries to Joel Barlow DNB 1754-1812. In the editorial notes to his person record it says that the diary (i.e. Godwin's diary) suggests that he returned to America via London. The DNB says he had returned to America by August 1805 so the timing is possible, but it could certainly have been another person called Barlow. Since most guests at Johnson's and Phillips' were authors I can only find John Barlow "teacher of languages geography and the globes" whose poem on the…

Barnard, Samuel Cumberland

Samuel Cumberland Barnard of Norwich was proposed 10.1.1794 by Francis Weldon 2nded George Williams. He was born 9.1.1775 and baptised 12.9.1775 at the Old Meeting House Independent, Norwich son of John & Mary (see Barnard entry in Godwin Diary dataset). A Samuel Barnard (also his uncle's name, born 1751) was buried 8.8.1805 at Weasenham, Norfolk.. Another Samuel Barnard dissenting minister died 7.7.1807 at Sheffield (Gents Mag 1807 p689)

Barwis, Jackson

Jackson Barwis of Snow Hill and Clapham was proposed 26.4.1782  by Samuel Shore 2nded Edward Hall. Bapt 31.1.1739 Cockermouth Cumberland son of John Barwis, married Ann Smith sp of St Anne Soho by lic 18.1.1762 St Marylebone. their dau Jane Jackson Barwis born 23.7.1768 bapt 7.8.1768 St Anne Soho, dau Frances born b13.4.1764 bapt 1.5.1764 there (she later married Rev matthew Wilson fellow of Trinty Cambridge). Grocer in Compton St Westminster coroners jury 1762. Grocer Snow Hill SunFire 1778. Their dau Elizabeth bapt St Sepulchre 11.6.1770. "frequent speechifier at India House" publ 1776…


28.12.1796 at Horne Tooke's / 13.1.1798 Batleys at Brand Hollis' / 3.4.1798 meet Batleys / 20.5.1799 at Milton Gallery / 27.7.1799 meet Batleys / 6.7.1800 Batley & 3 Granges (call at Curran's?) tea at Batley's (in Ireland) / 15.7.1800 Batley dines at Rathfarnham / 17.7.1800 again / 10.8.1800 tea at Batley's / 11.8.1800 Batley calls

Jeremiah Batley of Chapel St bedford Row proposed Socy of Const Info 12.7.1782 by James martin 2nded John Jebb. John Lodge Batley proposed 18.6.1784 by James Martin 2nded Richard Brocklesby

John Lodge Batley bapt 1.6.1762 St Saviour Denmark…

Bayley, Thomas Butterworth

Thomas Butterworth Bayley of Hope nr Manchester proposed 3.11.1780 by Thomas Bentley 2nded William Gillam. See Dictionary of National Biography 1744-1802

Baynes, John

John baynes of grays inn proposed 29.11.1782 by James Martin 2nded Samuel Shore. Dictionary of National Biography 1758-1787

Baynes, William

William Baynes of Embsaykirk proposed 23.4.1784 by Jeremiah Batley 2nded Samuel Romilly. Embsaykirk (now generally Embsay) is near Skipton Yorks. See John Baynes DNB 1758-1757, William was probably his father. He died 1811 (Gents Mag 1811 vol2 p 663). A fine portrait of him c.1755 is on the BBC Your Paintings website. He subscribed 1787 to the Works of John Jebb


SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Thomas Richard Beaumont of 26 Old Burlington St proposed member 9.11.1792 by William Bosville 2nded John Horne Tooke

GODWIN DIARY: 29.3.1795 mrs Beaumont at Bosville's / Beaumont 18.6.1795 at Parkinson's / 27.6.1796 at Telegraph / 28.6.1796 adv at Holcroft's / 4.10.1796 meet /13.3.1801 at Rickman's / 16.4.1801 at Lamb's (with Rickman) / 16.7.1804 Holcroft calls, on Beaumont / 29.9.1804 read Beaumont, accurante H(olcrof)t / 15.3.1805 sir G Beaumont at Northcote's / 26.12.1824 Beaumont, painter calls

Thomas Richard Beaumont 1758-1829 (…

Beaver, James

Rev James Beaver of Corpus Christi College, Oxford proposed 27.6.1783 by  John Baynes 2nded Jeremiah Batley.  Son of Rev James Beaver (died 1777) curate of Lewknor. Oxon and his wife  Jane (died 1818) dau of Rev Thomas Skeeler (will PCC 1758). He matric at Oxford 1773 age 12, BA 1777, MA 1781, BD 1790. His younger brother was Philip Beaver DNB 1766-1813. His sister Catherine married 25.9.1794 John Gillies DNB 1747-1836. In 1800 he became rector of Childrey, Berks and on 4.1.1803 he married Henrietta Mary Halsey of St Mary Ash, Surrey there. He died 25.2.1840 at Dieppe and his obituary (…


SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Anthony Beck saddler of Oxford Street proposed member 31.1.1794 by John Williams 2nded Francis Weldon

GODWIN DIARY: 30.1.1796 Beck adv at Inchbald's

Not the context we would most expect to find him in but this Beck at Inchbald's could have been the SCI member above / 5.7.1773 St Marylebone bapt Anthony son of Richard Beck & Mary / SunFire 1777, 1779 Richard Beck sadler Oxford St  (Rd B coal merchant Grosvenor St St Geo Han Sq voted Fox 1780, 1784) / 1791 (St Thos Hospital admissions Anthony Beck 229 Oxford St / (Thale) London…

Bellas, George

George Bellas of Doctors Commons proposed 8.3.1782 John Horne Tooke 2nded John Redman. Father of George Bellas Greenough DNB 1778-1855. Born 16.11.1750 bapt 17.12.1750 St Gregory by St Paul of George & Elizabeth / He married Sarah Greenough 16.5.1776 at St Bride Fleet St. Proctor of Doctors Commons, active in Common Council, notary public, Bill of Rights supporter, died 12. 7.1784 at Bristol Hot Wells in his 34th year no PCC will buried Clifton, Glos 15.7.1784. Public Advertiser 17.9.1784 widow of George Bellas died 2 months after her husband.

His mother Elizabeth died 19.10.…

Bennett, Thomas

Rev Thomas Bennett of Westminster proposed 9.11.1781 by Thomas Brand Hollis 2nded John Jebb. Regular attender at first but resigned by 1783. Son of Thomas of Westminster, Westminster School, Trinity Cambridge BA 1776, DD 1801. 1775 public lectures on apostles' creed. SunFire 1779 Rev TB of Barton St Westminster.  Minor canon of Westminster 1782, of St Pauls 1783. Master of the Free School Highgate. Died 24.8.1816 age 73, his will PCC 1816 Hornsey Middlesex

Bentley, Thomas

Thomas Bentley of Turnham Green DNB 1731-1780 founding member attended 19.5.1780 died 2.12.1780

Benwell. Joseph

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Joseph Benwell of Battersea proposed 10.9.1784 by Michael Pearson 2nded James West.

Baptised 21.3.1758 at Hurley, Berks son of Joseph Benwell and Sarah (nee Sarney) who married at Bix, Oxfordshire 23.9.1746. JB bach of Battersea married 21.8.1783 at St Olave Hart St Elizabeth sp otp dau of Joseph Burch corn factor of Tower Hill, 9 witnesses including Michael and Sarah Pearson. Michael Pearson voted in Middlesex election 1784 on freehold in Spital Square, Limehouse occupied by Joseph Benwell. JB partner in malt distillery, Battersea from 1785…