A-Z of Entries


30.12.1795 Wybournes at Newton's / 14.1.1796 Wybourne adv at Newton's

William Winnall of Stourbridge attorney 1764 took appr John Wybaurn 5yrs premium £50 / James W attorney 1787-93 Craigs Court / John Wybourn attorney 1, Craig's Court, Charing X 1794 / voted Hood 1790 Fox 1796 / freemason (& Thos W)1799 / mrs W wife of solicitor Craigs Court died 25.2.1811 / Miss S Wybourn of Craigs Court = C Adams Esq of East India House 16.2.1815 St Martins / Leeds Mercury 16.9.1815 Mr Wybourn 5gns to support Daniel Lovel, Liberty of the Press / 5.12.1819 Mr W of Craigs Court solicitor died…

Wycombe, Lord

L Wycombe 20.3.1794 talked of at J Hollis' / 9.1.1802 L Wycombe at Curran's / 13.1.1802 dine at Wycombe's (with Curran &c) / 20.1.1802 call on Wycombe (not in)

Lord Wycombe was John Henry Petty 1765-1809 Hist of Parl, eldest son of Lord Shelburne and MP for Chipping Wycombe 1786-1802, succeeded his father 1805


Wylde, Francis

see Poland Street 10 to 18 & 45 to 48 in London Addresses dataset

Francis Wylde 15 Poland St ratebooks 1780-1782 / 1779 Francis Wylde mantua maker St James took appr Dorothy Ingry / SunFire 1780 Francis Wilde gent Poland St / Francis Wild gent Poland St voted Fox 1784 / will PCC 1792 Francis Wild of Bishopsgate, Surrey


20.10.1810 mrs Wyman calls / 22.10.1810 Wyman calls / 5.11.1810 mrs Wyman calls / 11.12.1810 again / 1.1.1811 again / 15.1.1811 call on Wyman (not seen) / 4.3.1811 Wyman calls / 5.3.1811 mrs Wyman calls

These entries can be read as Godwin wavering between using mrs or not for one female, or as alternating between a male and a female Wyman, in this case perhaps a widow and her stepson (see below)..

Only London entry for Wyman in Holdens directory 1811 Francis Wyman calenderer 71 Queen-st Cheapside. (A calenderer smoothed paper or cloth by pressing it through rollers).


dine at Hatton, with Wynns 15.6.1797 / 9.11.1805 dine at Holland's with Wynne & Allen

Samuel Parr had vanished from Hatton to give space to his newly Gretna Green married daughter Sarah and his son-in-law John Wynne. Wynne's younger brother Julius was 15 years old at the time. See Godwin's letter Abinger c40 f182-3. The 1797 entry should also be coded to Sarah Parr's person record on GD website


11.12.1810 theatre, w. M(ary) J(ane), Isabella & X.Y.Z.

X.Y.Z. was a new farce thought to be the production of Colman (Morning Chronicle 12.12.1810). Isabella (or the Fatal Marriage) was a play by Thomas Southerne DNB 1660-1746 adapted from a novel by Aphra Behn. On the GD website there is a play record for it tagged to 13.2.1796 but not to most of the other dates on the record.


Yarley calls 20.5.1798

A one-off call but a rare name, though it could have been a spelling of Yardley. See work notes below


Yarnolds 13.2.1805 at R Taylor

I found no connection between Richard Taylor DNB 1781-1858 printer and any Yarnolds, which was a name from Worcestershire and the Welsh borders while Taylor's family was from Norwich, and no Yarnolds in British Book Trades Index. Some London Yarnolds in work notes below


Yates 4.9.1798 at Joseph Johnson's / 4.9.1808 at Bonnycastle's / 29.12.1808 Hilton, Hommey & misses Bonnycastle & Yeates call / 27.4.1813 Yates adv at theatre / 2.8.1816 mrs Yates at Hume's / 21.4.1830 Yates (at Cooke's?) / 8.3.1834 mrs Yates at Gaskel's / 11.4.1835 again

John Yates DNB 1755-1826 married Elizabeth Bostock (nee Ashton) 1749-1819, their son Joseph Brookes Yates DNB 1780-1855. Unitarian family based in Liverpool / Rev Richard Yates DNB 1769-1834 or his brother Rev William Yates 1774-1830 schoolmaster of Shacklewell. I'm not inclined to think any of these were…

Yates, Miss

P(hebe) G(odwin) & miss Yates at tea 15.7.1803 / 6.5.1804 Forsyth, Yates & P G dine / 5.8.1804 Yates's & miss Clarke dine; adv Jo(seph) G(odwin) / 9.8.1804 meet H(annah) G(odwin) & Yates / 15.4.1805 P G & Yates dine / 12.11.1805 miss Yates & P G dine / 17.12.1805 call on Jo G; adv miss Clarke

The GD website has coded the Yates entries above to a person record but it is blank and states No appearances in diary found. Probably one of Hannah Godwin's millinery assistants, see my entry for Godwin, Hannah

Holdens 1811 Eliz. Yates dressmaker 38 King-st…

Yearsley, Ann

call on Yearsley (not in) 12.3.1798 (in Bristol)

Ann Yearsley DNB 1753-1806

Yeates, Thomas senior & junior

Thomas Yeates of the Strand proposed Society for Constitutional Information 21.12.1781 by John Jebb 2nded Richard Brocklesby

Thomas Yeates hatter & hosier Villars St Strand 1774, 30 Strand 1779-1785, York House, Strand 1785-1791 (?will PCC 1816, 1837?)

Thomas Yeates (DNB 1768-1839) was according to DNB appointed secretary to the SCI in 1782 and removed from post in February 1784 after failing to manage the Society's finances. According to the SCI books he resigned as secretary on 28.11.1783 and was made an honorary member, then on 6.2.1784 he was rude to Richard…

Yeo, James

17.12.1810 T(homas) T(urner) sups. (adv. Sir James Yeo)

James Lucas Yeo DNB 1782-1818 naval officer (knighted 21.6.1810, set sail again Feb 1811). What Godwin meant by an adv in brackets after a full stop at the end of a day's entry is anybody's guess. Maybe Sir James came up in conversation, paraded past the window or knocked on the wrong door by accident?

Yoell, Yoel

12.5.1788 see Yoel (at or after Robinson's). Yoel Yoell watchmaker and finisher, Duke St, Aldgate took apprentices in 1785 and 1792 and at Portsea, Hants in 1796. There was also a Messrs Yuell & Co tailors of Bloomsbury in 1788 and a Yuel, Esq of Hart St, Bloomsbury who subscribed to Bell's Shakspere in 1788

Yorke, Henry Redhead

29.11.1795 at Bankes's, talk of Yorke's sentence

Henry Redhead Yorke DNB 1772-1813

Henry Redhead of Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn proposed Society for Constitutional Information 21.6.1793 by Thomas Symmons 2nded William Harwood

5.11.1793 joined Div 29 of LCS recently


Youens calls 18.5.1803

John Youens baker 14 Lambs Conduit St 1798 will PCC 1815 / John Youens bootmaker 56 Red Lion St 1811 will PCC 1841 / Mr Youens, Hampstead Rd 1803 / Youens master of ships for Hamburgh in 1790s / Miss Youens singer at Sadler's Wells 1793 / Samuel Youens tailor Greek St Soho bankrupt 1791 cert 1793 / PCC wills Ann Y spinster Temple 1832, John Y basketmaker Uxbridge 1832, Thomas Y baker Mayfair 1835, Thomas Y of Higham Kent 1838


8.3.1795 Young at Foulkes' / 28.9.1795 sup at mrs Johnston's, w. miss G(odwin); Young & Campbel / 18.10.1797 at Carlisle's / 12.12.1804 at Johnson's

I can't see now why I suggested Thomas Young DNB 1773 - 1829 for the above four entries, except that he was a surgeon who would have known Carlisle, and an interesting thinker who might have been at Johnson's. (Oct 1794 to Edinburgh, toured Scotland summer 1795, to Gottingen 1795 dissertation Gottingen July 1796, resided 6 terms at Cambridge 1797-9, "appears to have spent as much time as possible in London")

Farington's diary…

Young, Charles Mayne

HCR Diary

23.1.1822 at the Aders "Charles Young the tragedian was there - a very agreeable man - his manner gentlemanly - his conversation lively nor could he be suspected of being a player"

                 31.10.1822 at Aders "Ch: Young among others - he did not please me as before. He was loud even vociferous - his talk political commonplace - an effort at saying odd things, but his humour coarse"

                 19.12.1822 "at Aders to dinner - Young and the Pauncefotes there - the Lambs came at eight - I like Young less and less as I see more of him - The party…


25.10.1795 Younger breakfasts with Smith / 9.4.1796 Younger & Smith call / 23.5.1796 Younger & B arnes call / 26.5.1796 dine at Younger's with Fenwick & Sm(ith) / 6.6.1796 Smith & Younger breakfast / 21.6.1796 Smith breakfasts, Younger & Allen call / 22.6.1796 sup at Coal Hole with Smith Younger Fenwick Marshall & Kennedy / 30.6.1796 Younger & J Brown call / 29.7.1796 Younger & Merry call / 2.8.1796 dine at Younger's with WCBrown / 25.10.1796 Younger & WCBrown call / 25.11.1796 Carlisle's Lecture: Younger calls / 22.3.1797 Younger & Tobin call / 7.2.…

Yuell, Andrew

see Poland Street 10 to 18 & 45 to 48 and also Batemans Buildings in London Addresses dataset

Andrew Yuell 18 Poland St ratebooks 1789-90 / Andrew Yuell 16 Batemans Buildings Soho ratebooks 1777 / Andrew Yuell taylor Poland St voted Hood 1790 / Andrew Yuell = St Martin in the Fields 24.2.1794 Mary Dobson botp wits Geo Gardner, Nichs Vincent / the will PCC 1808 gentleman of Chapel St Bedford Row, Middlesex may have been his