Godwin Diary


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.


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


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.


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 9 September, 1807

9.9.1807 seek Hepburn & Perks


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 11 September, 1807

11.9.1807 dine at Johnson's w. Gooch /  2.2.1820 seek Gooch
The only two Gooch entries in Godwin's diary, and 12 years between them, so they may not have referred to the same person, Possibles:
Robert Gooch (DNB 1784-1830) had graduated MD from Edinburgh in June 1807 and then worked for a time under Astley Cooper in London. He could have also been the 1820 entry.


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 17 September, 1807

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)


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 23 September, 1807

23.9.1807 call on Gibbs
One of only two Gibbs entries in Godwin's diary, the other being Rev Gibbs, spouter, he shared a coach with in 1812.
Possibly Vicary Gibbs (DNB 1751-1820) but Gibbs was a common name and too many possibles to list


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 2 October, 1807

2.10.1807 E T en bas

The only other uses of E T in Godwin's diary were twice in 1830 where it was clearly associated with R T which certainly meant Richard Taylor (DNB 1781-1858). R, E & A Taylor had breakfasted with Godwin on 26.9.1807, six days before the above entry. So I suggest this was Edward Taylor (DNB 1784-1863), Richard Taylor's younger brother, who has a person record on the GD website


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 4 October, 1807

4.10.1807 Mul. sups
This should be added to the person record on GD website for William Mulready (DNB 1786-1863) who frequently supped with Godwin


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 10 October, 1807

10.10.1807 Satchel calls
The only time this name appeared in Godwin's diary. Perhaps John Satchell timber merchant of Limehouse and SCI member (see my entry for him on this website). The only other Satchells in Holdens 1811 directory were Richard Satchell, brewer (SunFire 1806 at 6 Winsley-st partner William Rowell) and Francis Satchell farmer at Palmer's-green