Godwin Diary

Towgood

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 29 December, 1810

29.12.1810 seek Towgood
Probably one of the brothers William, John and Matthew Towgood see my entries for them in the Society for Constitutional Information dataset on this website

Malone

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 29 December, 1810

29.12.1810 write to Malone / 1.1.1811 call on Malone / 17.1.1811 write to Malone
Quite possibly Edmond Malone DNB 1741-1812 Shakespearian scholar

Morison

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 24 December, 1810

24.12.1810 write to Fairly on Morison
Fairly called the day before, on this day, and on the next day to say goodbye. His base was in Edinburgh. So this write to is a bit mysterious. The Morison may have been the recently deceased James Morison DNB 1762-1809, who was a bookseller and a Glasite, like Godwin's friend David Booth DNB 1766-1846 and his father-in-law William Thomas Baxter

Waithman, Robert

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 6 April, 1809

6.4.1809 call on Waithman / 21.12.1810 Wardmote St Brides; adv. (Waithman) / 6.3.1813 call on Waithman / 23.12.1819 Vestry; adv. Waithman / 22.12.1820 again
Robert Waithman DNB 1764-1833
 

Murrell

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 21 December, 1810

21.12.1810 Wardmote, St Brides; adv. (Murrel)
Wm Murrell auctioneer 20 Skinner-st (Holdens directory 1811). St James Chronicle 25.12.1810 Murrell was one of the 16 re-elected to Common Council in the ward of Farringdon Without, which was a radical ward at that time (e.g. its common councilmen voted unanimously to protest Burdett's arrest June 1810). William Murrell was baptised 5.4.1778 St James Clerkenwell son of Stephen & Elizabeth and apprenticed in the Barbers Company to his father Stephen of Ray-st Clerkenwell auctioneer in 1792. Stephen's will PCC 1802

Yeo, James

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 17 December, 1810

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?

Whitelocke

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 19 November, 1810

19.11.1810 tea Newton's, w. Whitelocke
Possible this could have been John Whitelocke DNB 1757-1833, a general who had been court martialled in 1808. Benjamin Whitelock was a merchant of 26 Gt Charlotte-st Blackfriars-rd (Holdens directory 1811). Miles Whitelock was a merchant of Doctors Commons will PCC 1817

Blackall, Samuel

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 22 October, 1810

22.10.1810 write to Blackhall / 17.11.1810 write to Blackall / 19.11.1810 again / 26.11.1810 write to Blackall: Patrickson (ppc) dines
Bodleian MS Abinger c.10 f.100 is a letter from Samuel Blackall dated 25.10.1810. He was the proctor and taxor of Emanuel College Cambridge and Godwin had written to him about Proctor Patrickson. See my entry for Watkinson

Readwin

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 13 November, 1810

13.11.1810 Readwin calls

Steed

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 13 November, 1810

13.11.1810 Steed calls

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