Godwin Diary

Brancomb

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 14 December, 1807

14.12.1807 tea at Philips's w. Brancomb

Peake

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 26 December, 1807

26.12.1807 T(homas) T(urner) sups from Peake
The only Peake entry in Godwin's diary, though there were some Peak entries in 1833. See work notes below

Atkins, Miss

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 2 December, 1807

2.12.1807 miss Atkins,calls,  F Buildings

F Buildings was likely Featherstone-buildings, Holborn. Because at this point Godwin was seeing the actors in his forthcoming play Faulkener, she may possibly have had a minor role in it. Otherwise I could not identify her

Swannack

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 4 December, 1807

4.12.1807 call on Swannack / 5.12.1807 again
Charles Swannack grocer of Russell-st Covent-garden, his will PCC 17.3.1814 mentioned sister Mary Griffin widow and Maria Felicite Choraldi

Daponte

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 2 December, 1807

2.12.1807 call on Daponte, Oriel / 3.12.1807 call on Daponte
The will PCC 19.5.1809 of Paolo da Ponte, printer of Poland-st mentioned a child Henry da Ponte at a school in Somers Town and his guardian Miss Caroline Hughes spinster. Paolo was the brother of the more famous Lorenzo da Ponte who had gone to America by 1807. Thomas Oriel was a tailor in Poland-st

Scott

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 6 May, 1807

6.5.1807 call on Johnson, & Scott, & Polhill / 28.71807 dine at Johnson's, w. Laing bookseller, Scott & Wilkie / 7.9.1807 call on Scott, cpp / 11.9.1807 call on Longdill & Scott

Carl

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 20 November, 1807

20.11.1807 dine at Johnson's, w. Carl
Only instance of this name in Godwin's diary (See Carles for a similar name). SunFire 1802 Louis Cezar Carle gent 7 Pitfield-st Hoxton (Dr Priestley). Joseph Priestley (DNB 1733-1804) had left England in 1794. John de Carles gent of Bury st. Edmunds will PCC 16.8.1828. Rev John Carle will PCC 1.4.1790. John Carl householder Vine-st Piccadilly 1818.

Gell

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 3 November, 1807

3.11.1807 call on Kerslake & Gell, & Nicholson / 31.12.1813 call on Gell (not seen) / 2.1.1814 expect Gell / 3.1.1814 Gell calls (not seen) / 4.1.1814 Gell calls / 10.1.1814 Gell & Booth call (not seen) / 12.1.1814 call on Gell: Booth & Gell call

Buckingham

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 23 November, 1807

23.11.1807 Buckingham calls / 1.3.1827 Hodgets' au soir, w. Buckingham / 24.10.1828 call on Buckingham / 29.10.1829 theatre, adv. Buckingham / 4.6.1830 dine at H Bulwer's, w. Buckingham
The later entries 1827 to 1830 were perhaps James Silk Bockingham (DNB  1786-1855), at a period when he was active in London journalism. In 1807 he was lately married and penniless might well have called on Godwin between his voyages. other possibles in work notes below.
 

Powell, Jane

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 14 November, 1807

14.11.1807 write to H Siddons & mrs Powel / 2.12.1807 mrs Powel calls / 2.6.1808 Exhibition; adv. mrs Powel

Jane Powell (DNB 1761-1831) played the Countess Orsini in Godwin's play Faulkener at Drury Lane on 16.12.1807. Over the month between 14.11.1807 and the opening night Godwin saw three other of the principal actors in his play, Mr & Mrs Siddons, and Mr Elliston

Pages