A-Z of Entries

Davenport, Edward & Joshua

E Davenport, printer, 6 George Court, Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell on list of LCS contacts, 2nd edition of report of the LCS general meeting at St George's Fields 29.6.1795, At General Committee 2.6.1795 a Davenport was deputed to absent Div 22 and was nearly voted onto the Exec Cttee. On 6.8.1795 a Davenport elected to Exec Cttee. At General Cttee 13.8.1795 Bustle in place of Davenport became delegate of Div 3. Exec Cttee 27.8.1795 Davidson printer sent letter complaining at Davenport using position on Exec Cttee to underquote him. General Cttee 3.9.1795 Davenport ballotted off Exec Cttee…


Davis, shoemaker

From meeting of Div 23 on 11.12.1793 in Brown Bear, Moorfields the spy George Lynam reported that Davis went to a Serjt at the Tower and made a convert of him & several Soldiers. On 20.12.1793 Home Secretary Evan Nepean wrote to Major General Leake that a shoemaker named Davis of 15 Cannon Street had been spreading sedition to soldiers at the Tower. (Thale p.34). He may have been the same as Peter Davey or Davie who testified at the LCS trial of Lynam 13.6.1793 that he had enquired about Lynam's character from a Mr Crab and then proposed him as a member. Peter Davey was Div 23 delegate…


Douglas, (Earls of Selkirk and Lords Daer)

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Earl of Selkirk proposed 9.8.1782 by John Jebb 2nded Edward Bridgen / Lord Daer proposed 4.5.1792 by John Cartwright 2nded Thomas Paine / Hon. John Douglas of Inner Temple proposed 6.7.1792 by Lord Sempill 2nded Christopher Hull

Dunbar Douglas,1722-1799 4th Earl of Selkirk married Helen (d.1802) dau of John Hamilton of Blackadder, Berwickshire.(see Thomas Douglas DNB 1771-1820). Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer (DNB 1763-1794 under London Corresponding Society) was his heir but died before him. The next brother, Hon. John Douglas was born 24.5…


Draper, William

TS 11/963 examination 22.5.1794 of Frederick Polydore Nodder, for whose spy reports on LCS in April & May 1794 see Thale. Mentioned William Draper who lived somewhere in Clerkenwell and was preacher at London Wall, Draper also mentioned in Hayward's examination 27.5.1794. No other evidence that Draper was sympathetic to reform or the LCS.

Lloyds Evening Post 21.3.1791. Rev W Draper, Sunday afternoon lecturer of All Hallows Londom Wall, of 5, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell. Wife and 9 children, £40 lectureship, classical and mathematical tuition. late curate of New Church…