A-Z of Entries

Barlow

BONNEY DIARY  15.11.1794 young Barlow
Nicholas Roe suggested this was possibly John Barlow of the London Corresponding Society. Another possibility would have been Rober Barlow attorney of 1, Little Conduit St 1780 voted Fox, / RB director of Westminster Fire Office of Bruton St 1783 voted Wray 1784 / RB auditor of Westminster Fire Office of 36 Bedford St Coct Gdn 1787, 1788  / Robert Francis s of Robert Barlow & Charlotte born 26.9.1786 bapt 5.11.1786 St Marylebone / RB Esq of Hanover Sq voted Townsend 1788 / RB attorney of 19 George St Hanover Sq 1790 / RB of Hanover Square…


Blake, Robert

BONNEY DIARY 9.7.1794 Mr Blake (junr?) of Essex St / 29.10.1794 Blake / 14.11.1794 young Blake
Ascribed by Nicholas Roe to "probably Arthur Blake".but given the Essex St address this was more likely Robert Blake (History of Parliament 1766-1823 MP for Arundel 1819-1823). He was not exactly young at 28 but his father,John in whose attorney's firm at 14 Essex St he was a partner was still alive (his will PCC 1803). Robert Blake's son John Goble Blake was still a baby (bapt 19.11.1793 St Clement Danes). His father John, or indeed Arthur Blake could have been the entry of 29.10.1794…


Bonney, John Augustus

GODWIN DIARY 4.1.1795 &c
John Augustus Bonney of Percy Street, Rathbone Place proposed 8,4.1791 by John Frost 2nded Joseph Adams. Born 1763 youngest son of Thomas Bonney rector of Ockham, Surrey 1710-1764 (son of Charles Bonney d.1744 woolstapler of Reading and his wife Elizabeth nee Armington d.1756) and Grace d.1776 dau of Chrstopher Key, receiver-general. Apprenticed 31.3.1779 to John Frost (DNB 1750-1842) attorney of St Pancras for 5 yrs premium £200. Married 23.9.1787 St Pancras Mary Johnson widow, wits Charles Tomkins, Tom Hague. She was probably born Mary Hague about 1762…


Bosville, William

William Bosville of Maddock Street proposed Socy for Const Info 3.6.1791 by John Horne Tooke 2nded John Augustus Bonney. William Bosville DNB 1745-1813. Will PCC 1814 of Thorpe Hall Yorks. He died unmarried and his will mentioned no natural children but see Bosville, Misses.
BONNEY DIARY  14.11.1794 / 15.11.1794 / M Bosville 18.11.1794
1806 Bosville chair of Middlesex freeholders club, who resolved Mr Byng's letter was an insult and in violation of a pledge made in 1805 to celebrate the return of Burdett & Byng in 1802
 


Breillat

BONNEY DIARY: 13.11.1794 Brillat's boy
Thomas Breillat pumpmaker, 160 Shoreditch 1785-8, 85 Shoreditch 1789-91 (with partner Darling), Hackney Rd / Thomas born 7.3.1746/7 bapt 29.3.1747 Shoreditch of Peter Breillat & Mary (nee Dolhent) / Thomas Breillat bach = Shoreditch 6.7.1766 Ann Gray sp both of Norton Folgate banns wits Peter Breillat, Wm Burgess (but could find no record of any children) / will PCC 1781 Peter Breillat / Nat Arch HO 42/6/312 & 315 folios 800-1, 806-9 Thomas Breillat committed to Newgate by Shoreditch magistrates for haranguing a large crowd on the…


Brockbank, Joseph

Joseph Brockbank of Nicholas Lane proposed 1.6.1792 by John Augustus Bonney 2nded John Frost
BONNEY DIARY 25.11.1794  GODWIN DIARY 31.1.1796 Brockbank at Tooke's
son of Myles Brockbank of Whitehaven, Cumberland attorney of Kings Bench, articled to his father 18.1.1781 transferred to John Winter 7.4.1785 / 1791 Joseph Brockbank attorney of 24 Nicholas Lane, Lombard St / 1792 member of Socy for Improvement in Naval Architecture 1796 secretary / JB vs Earl of Thanet Chancery cases1811 & 1812 (Nat Arch C13/126/1, 1455/8, 138/20) / solicitor Lyons Inn 1818 voted Romilly &…


Bush

BONNEY DIARY Bush 10.11.1794 / 14.11.1794
GODWIN DIARY Bush 22.11.1794 at Tooke's trial / 8.3.1804 call on Bush, Doctors' Commons / 22.3.1804 letter from Bush
The Bush visiting Bonney in the Tower of London and at Tooke's trial could have been Atkinson Bush will PCC 1811 spirit merchant or his son Michael Bush will PCC 1820 attorney who both joined the Society for Constitutional Information in 1791. Another son of Atkinson Bush, James Bush 1764-1830 will PCC 1830 was a proctor at Doctors Commons (one of the Procurators General of the Arches Court of Canterbury) and he was very…


Clarkson, George & Romaine William

BONNEY DIARY 11.11.1794 saw Clarkson (and Gurney) 12.11.1794 Clarksons (and Gurney) 13.11.1794 2 Clarksons
George Clarkson and Romaine William Clarkson attorneys. Their father John Clarkson was a chinaman of Market St, St James (Westminster Coroners Jury 28.3.1770 Market St, 1774 voted Mountmorres & Mahon SunFire 1777dealer in Glass China & Earthenware, voted 1780, 1784 Fox, coroners juries 1788, voted 1802 Fox & Graham, will PCC 16.11.1802 dated 6.5.1793 mentioned his two sons as above and his dau Harriet wife of James Hodson of Hatton Garden M.D., who died 16.4.1812…


Coates

BONNEY DIARY  15.10.1794 Hague wrote to Howard Coates Osborne
As Bonney's clerk, Hague may have written letters for him, especially if Bonney had no access to ink, pen & paper. Coates was not in Law Lists except for two country attorneys. Though unlikely to have been him (a letter to a crown witness would have been dangerous evidence), it's worth mentioning that one of the long list of Crown witnesses in the 1794 Treason Trials was John Coates "a boy", a soldier in the Birmingham Volunteers, late of China Walk Lambeth apprentice to John Philip Francklow, taylor, now residing with…


Erskine, Thomas

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION:  Hon Thomas Erskine made Honorary member 10.9.1784
Thomas Erskine DNB 1750-1823
BONNEY DIARY: 9.10.1794 Erskine & Gibbs came 27.10.1794 wrote to Erskine


Fletcher

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: William Fletcher of 7 New Sq, Lincolns Inn proposed 28.3.1794 by John Augustus Bonney 2nded John Horne Tooke
ChristChurch Oxford 1784 age 16 son of Thos Fletcher of Aston (Birmingham), adm Lincolns Inn 16.5.1785. Listed among crown witnesses for Hardy's trial 1794 as William Fletcher of Lincolns Inn barrister at law but he never appeared in list of counsel in English Law Lists. Alum Ox notes him as barrister Lincolns Inn 1794. Perhaps William son of Thomas & Sarah Fletcher bapt 17.11.1767 St Philip Birmingham. William Fletcher of Erdington…


Frost, John

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: John Frost original member 1780 Upper Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl. Marked as "declined" in 178? list but active later without being proposed again

BONNEY DIARY: 31.7.1794 saw Frost (once Bonney moved to Newgate on 24.10.1794 Frost was mentioned more often) Frost 27.10.1794 / 29.10.1794 / 1.11.1794 / 3.11.1794 / 11.11.1794 / 13.11.1794 / 14.11.1794 / 15.11.1794. Bonney had been the clerk of John Frost

AMENDMENTS TO OXFORD DNB: John Frost 1750-1842

CURRENT TEXT "born in October 1750. His parentage remains unknown and little about his…


Furmage, Thomas

BONNEY DIARY: Furmage 5.7.1794 / 7.7.1794 / 9.7.1794 / 14.7.1794 / 17.7.1794 / 21.7.1794 / 24.9.1794 / 1.10.1794 / 7.11.1794 / 27.11.1794
Thomas Furmage Rathbone Place Old Bailey jury list 1774. Thomas Furmage = St Anne Soho 1765 Elizabeth Vernell. Children of Thomas & Elizabeth Furmage bapt St Pancras, Elizabeth born 22.5.1767 bapt 11.6.1767, Thomas born 2.1.1769 bapt 29.1.1769, Elizabeth Rebecca born 5.4.1771 bapt 5.5.1771, Rebecca born 10.12.1772 bapt 10.1.1773, Mary born 29.9.1774 bapt 23.10.1774. St Pancras ratebooks 1784-1795 Thomas Furmage 25 Rathbone Place. Thomas Furmage…


Hague

BONNEY DIARY 17.5.1794 / 18.5.1794 / 19.5.1794 / 20.5.1794 / 29.5.1794 / 2.6.1794 / 3.6.1794 / 4.6.1794 / 8.10.1794 / 9.10.1794 / 11.10.1794 / 13.10.1794 / 14.10.1794 / 15.10.1794 / 18.10.1794 / 22.10.1794 / 23.10.1794 / 29.10.1794 / 30.10.1794 / 31.10.1794 / 1.11.1794 / 6.11.1794 / 7.11.1794
GODWIN DIARY Hague 27.2.1803 at Horne Tooke's, & return with him
Thomas Hague was articled to John Augustus Bonney on 7.6.1788 for 5 years at a small premium of 5/-. Bonney had married Hague's sister Mary (a widow Mrs Johnson) at St Pancras 23.9.1787. Thomas Hague married Hellen Morris…


Howard

GODWIN DIARY 10.05.1794 Howard at Jennings'
BONNEY DIARY 17.5.1794 Howard / 19.5.1794  I.T. Howard / 15.10.1794 Hague wrote to Howard / 27.10.1794 wrote to T Howard / 6.11.1794 wrote to Howard, he came / 11.11.1794 Howard / 15.11.1794 Howard / 21.11.1794 Perused Dt from Howard to W Johnson
Henry Howard DNB 1757-1842 campaigner for Catholic emancipation / Henry Howard & B.E.Howard signed declaration of Friends to Liberty of Press 1792 / Law List 1794 attorneys David H 27 Jewry St Aldgate, Thomas H 40 Carey St Chancery La, Henry H Jamaica Row nr Salisbury St, Strand, John H…


Hudson, printer

BONNEY DIARY:  16.5.1794 Hudson printer, McManus his assistant dined with Bonney and John Miller, Bow Street officer (one of his arresting officers) at Kings Arms Tavern the day after his arrest
E Hudson printer of Bell Yard was In Bailey's directory 1794. Thomas Hardy DNB 1752-1832 mentioned in his interrogation by the Privy Council in May 1794  (Nat Arch TS 11/963) Edward Hodgson printer of 22 Bell Yard. Unlike Bonney, Joyce and Thelwall, Hardy did not refuse to answer the Privy Council but the names he gave may have been deliberately innocent ones. Stationers Company records…


McManus

16.5.1794 Hudson printer, McManus his assistant.
See Hudson, printer. No McManus in British Book Trades Index


Miles, William

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: William Miles Esq of Pinner proposed member 22.7.1791 by John Frost 2nded John Lodge Batley
GODWIN DIARY: Bosville, Frost & col Miles 15.11.1794 at Newgate.
Bosville, Frost and Miles also appeared together in John Augustus Bonney's prison diary for 15.11.1794, though Bonney and Godwin did not record each other and each noted several others at Newgate on the same day.
William Miles of the Grove, Pinner, Middlesex died 23.1.1802 age 80, formerly a Colonel in the 2nd Regt of Guards who resigned rather than fight the Americans (…


Nevinson, Charles

17.5.1794 / 9.7.1794 / 15.7.1794 / 12.8.1794 Mr Nevinson came. Saw Charles / 2.9.1794 / 10.9.1794 / 23.10.1794 / 27.10.1794 (wrote to) Nevinson / 8.11.1794 / 19.11.1794 (played at cards)
Bonney's sister Charlotte (her will PCC 1840) married Charles Nevinson apothecary  (his will PCC 1814) at St James Piccadilly 24.10.1772. Their son Charles Dalston Nevinson 1773-1846 became a doctor, and may have been the "saw Charles" on 12.8.1794


Tomkins, Ann

BONNEY DIARY 20.5.1794 / 27.5.1794 / 31.5.1794 / 4.6.1794 / 8.6.1794 / 11.6.1794 / 16.6.1794 / 16.7.1794 / 18.7.1794 / 10.8.1794 / 13.8.1794 / 18.8.1794 / 28.8.1794 / 3.9.1794 / 13.9.1794 / 17.9.1794 / 27.9.1794 / 1.10.1794 / 4.10.1794 / 8.10.1794 / 11.10.1794 / 14.10.1794 / 18.10.1794 / 22.10.1794
GODWIN DIARY mrs Tomkins 23.10.1794 at Jennings'.
Perhaps the Mrs Tomkins who regularly visited her brother-in-law John Augustus Bonney when he was in the Tower from 16.5.1794 to 24.10.94 when he was moved to Newgate ready for trial (her visit to Jennings the day before the move may…