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26.8.1807 100 Fabs &c

Presumably copies of Godwin's work written under pseudonym Edward Baldwin Fables Ancient & Modern


Fagan 15.11.1804 at H Rowan's / 30.12.1805 again / 17.1.1806 again

Perhaps one of the Irish Catholic family of Fagan in Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland. Patrick Fagan who died 1770 had ten sons, the eldest Christopher Alexander 1733-1816 will PCC 1816 was said to be the father by Madame Roland of Hyacinthe Gabrielle (died 1816) who became the mistress about 1785 of Richard Wellesley DNB 1760-1842 and married him in 1794 by which time she had had five children by him. The second son was Stephen merchant of Cork died 1811 whose sons James died 1822 and Patrick died 1808. The third…

Fairfield. Mrs

call on mrs Fairfield 31.3.1798 with Basil Montagu / 23.5.1814 mrs Fairfield calls (& Sarah Elwes)

Eliza (nee Massey or Morsey? Ancestry user-submitted tree) wife of George Fairfield, whose will PCC 1822 barred his wife and children and left all to Margaret Ann Cook spinster of The Cottage, Bexley Kent. He died at Bexley 26.7.1821 aged 62. The obvious inference is that Miss Cook was his mistress but she might have been a goddaughter or other protegee. However his widow was not penniless; the Morning Post of 2.3.1804 reported that Mrs Fairfield of Hertford St had given a select…

Falconer, William

26.9.1791 M R of Falconer on Climate.

Dr William Falconer DNB 1744-1824 wrote Remarks on the Influence of Climate (1781). It was reviewed in the Monthly Review of Jan 1782


Fancourt. Olivia

O Fancourt 1.12.1798 at hers with Chandler. In Godwin's 1796 list for 1798 / 4.12.1798 again / 9.12.1798 again / 21.12.1798 tea at hers / 26.12.1798 dine at hers with Chandler / 27.12.1798 tea at hers adv Chandler / 18.1.1799 call on Chandler & O Fancourt (neither in) / 19.1.1799 Chandler & O Fancourt dine / 31.1.1799 Mrs F affirms that the subjects of the Mahometan princes in India are all Moors, & the subjects of the Hindoo princes all Hindoos / 1.2.1799 dine at Fancourt's / 22.6.1799 tea at O Fancourt's with Chandler, Circus with C(handler) & O(livia) / 10.9.1799 dine at…


17.9.1807 Fargues calls / 8.10.1807 again / 29.10.1807 call on Fargues

Francis Peter Fargues copperplate printer & engraver 48 Berwick-st (St James Westmr P O directory 1810). Age 26 of St Botolph Aldgate he took a license to marry Sarah Downing 5.6.1782. Bankrupt 1824. A Francis Peter Fargues was still on electoral register at Berwick-st in 1842, he was dead by 1853 (Standard 14.1.1853)

Faulder, Robert

12.3.1810 dine at J White's, w. Faulder &c / 13.7.1810 call on Faulder / 11.10.1810 again / 13.10.1810 Faulder calls / 16.11.1810 again / 26.11.1810 again / 2.12.1810 write to Faulder / 3.8.1811 again / 27.11.1811 again / 18.12.1811 call on Faulder (not seen) / 20.12.1811 write to Faulder / 24.12.1811 Faulder calls / 4.1.1812 write to Faulder / 3.4.1812 meet Faulder / 29.6.1812 write to Faulder / 5.1.1813 again / 1.2.1814 Faulder calls / 15.9.1815 seek Faulder / 16.9.1815 again / 18.9.1815 again / 3.11.1815 call on White, adv. Faulder

Robert Faulder bookseller 46 New Bond-st.…


Faulkner 6.1.1800 at O Fancourt's

One of the guests whom Chandler considered too many (see Fancourt, Olivia). Several Faulkners in the DNB could have been him at a pinch, (Thomas F 1777-1855 Arthur Brooke F 1779-1847 Joshua Wilson F 1780-c1820) though none of these very convincing.

Favell, Samuel

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Samuel Favell of Tooley St proposed 25.10.1782 by John Jebb 2nded Henry Keene not elected, proposed again 6.2.1784 by Michael Pearson 2nded John Jebb

GODWIN DIARY: 5.11.1790 Favel at Rev Socy / 10.5.1811 call on Favel /  12.10.1826 Favel adv at Guildhall.

John Favell of Tooley St slopseller (i.e.2nd hand clothes dealer) of Tooley St will PCC dated 5.5.1781 mentioned wife Jane sons John & Samuel sister Sarah Chapman widow of Bearbinder Lane, London, nieces Mary & Martha Camm, 3 nieces daughters of brother Walters, proved 8.3.…

Fawcett, Thomas & Isaac

GODWIN DIARY: 8.4.1796 at Thos Fawcett's with Powel, Bedder / Fawcett 17.1.1795 at Powell's with Thelwall, Bailey, Walker ( and compare 2.2.1795 Bailey Walker Bedder at Thelwall's) was Isaac or Thomas (see below) and not Joseph as coded on GD website

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Isaac Fawcett of Camomile St proposed 1.2.1793 by John Balmanno 2nded John Horne Tooke. Thomas Fossett of Pancras Lane proposed 15.3.1793 by Stewart Kyd 2nded John Balmanno

Isaac Fawcett of White Cross St articled 26.11.1783 for 5 yrs to Thomas Yates of New inn, authorised by his brother…

Fearon, Miss

15.10.1806 miss Fearon at Topping's

The only appearance of this name in Godwin's diary, It was a commoner surname than you might think. One possible candidate (not very likely but too interesting not to mention) was the singer Elizabeth Feron whose performances were already noted in newspapers (Morn Post 21.10.1805) as Miss Fearon. Her date of birth is uncertain but she was between nine and fifteen years old in 1806 and a child prodigy. Her subsequent life is well researched in Dudley Cheke's book Josephine and Emilie. Another candidate was Nancy Brooks Fearon 1777-1837 dau of…


mrs Featherstone 19.7.1800 at Mcnally's

Leonard Macnally Dict Irish Biog 1752-1820 his uncle was a merchant called Featherstone. A Leonard Macnally married Anna Maria Featherstone in 1803 or 1804


Featon 28.3.1797 at Townley's collection

Fell's trial

call on Foulkes (trial) 26.1.1804 / call on Foulkes, Fell at tea, Alvanley's chambers, bail with Warner / 1.2.1804 Westminster Hall, with Warner; adv Morris, Agar. call on Lamb adv Fells

Richard Pepper Arden, Lord Alvanley DNB 1744-1804 presided in the Court of Common Pleas at Westminstere hall where (Nat Arch CP40/3847 f379) Charles Brown was plaintiff against Ralph Fell, whose attorney was John Foulkes. I didn't try to work out the exact dates from the above record but they were around the end of January 1804. Not sure who Warner was in this context

Fell, Capt

capt Fell 23.11.1799 at Parry's, Hammersmith

In Army List Capt Joseph Fell was on half pay from 1795, then on 1.1.1795 appointed Major 3rd Garrison battalion, vanished from Army List after 1808. Unlikely the same person as Joseph Fell (brother of Godwin's friend Fell, Ralph qv) ropemaker of Whitby bankrupt March 1804. Joseph Fell senior late Lt Col of East Essex Militia died at Somers Town 15.12.1798. Fells associated with Hammersmith were  / Frances Henrietta Fell widow will LCC 1792 Hammersmith, mentioned no relations but had married Thomas Fell 25.8.1750 of St Margt Lothbury Ldn…

Fell, John

13.2.1790 Fell at Anti-Tests. John Fell DNB 1735-97


Fell, Ralph

18.5.1799 Fells at tea (Whitby) / 15.2.1800 Richard & Ra Fell call / 18.2.1800 Fell at tea; sup at F's / 11.4.1801 Jo Fell calls / 26.4.1801 dine at Fell's with Jo. Fell / 24.1.1806 Jo Fell calls

The F on 18.2.1800 should surely be coded to Ralph Fell. For Ralph Fell's marriage see Karre, Sarah and Godwin, Hannah. Ralph Fell was baptised 6.1.1777 son of Joseph at Newcastle and buried at St Giles Camberwell on 4.3.1814 aged 37 years. His father married 20.4.1764 at South Shields Dorothy Blackiston, their other children baptised at Newcastle were Mary 1767, Dorothy 1769,…

Fell, Sarah

see Karre, Sarah

Felton, Samuel

5.1.1789 Felton at B. Hollis' / 20.4.1789 again / 2.3.1792 again / 6.4.1795 Felton at John King's / 10.6.1815 call on Felton

Samuel Felton died 1802 (PCC wills). Fellow of Royal Society, Fellow of Society of Antiquaries, member of Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. Subscribed 1787 to works of John Jebb, lived at Charlotte St 1786-93, Carburton St 1794-1802. Mentioned in the wills of Timothy Hollis and Thomas Brand Hollis. He wrote some works on art and gardening. May have been the Felton at King's, but obviously not the call of 1815


Fenn 23.4.1797 adv at Holcrofts & Amelia Alderson / 13.4.1829 call on Fenn / 9.8.1834 Fenn's &c for Swift / 29.8.1834 call on Fenn