Godwin Diary

Godwin, John Jex

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 28 November, 1795


Barker, Sarah

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 4 November, 1795

In Ann Godwin's letter of 1796 (Abinger c.14 f112) she said of her son Joseph "his aunt Barker is a kept miss to Mr H Hall" and she said much the same in 1805 (Abinger c.9 f26). The context of both letters suggest that aunt Barker was not living in London. Thomas Barker married Sarah Jex at Kettlestone, Norfolk on 29.7.1777. Sarah, daughter of Robert & Mary Jex was baptised at St John Sepulchre Norwich on 1.6.1760, so she was probably 4 years younger than her niece Mary (see Godwin, Mary).

Kingston, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 24 February, 1803

2 Kingstons 24.2.1803
See Cooper, Elizabeth Priscilla. John Kingston MP (1735-1820) Oporto wine merchant, and director of Sierra Leone Company, lived at Oak Hill, Barnet, and at Stratford Place (History of Parliamnet: will Nat Arch PROB11/1639)

Cooper, Grace Mary

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 13 July, 1788

1.2.1796 mrs C at Holcroft's / 21.2.1796 again / 26.8.1796 mrs C calls / 25.11.1796 adv at miss Mansel's / 23.10.1797 at theatre / 14.12.1797 at theatre. All these clearly her but missed in GD website / 18.5.1798 M C dines may also have been her

Wilcocke, Samuel

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 19 October, 1795

sup at Cooper's w. Wilcocke's 19.10.1795 / Wilcocke at theatre 3.9.1796 / call w. Cooper on Wilcocke 12.9.1796 / E P Cooper's funeral, Wilcocke jr 24.2.1803 / Cooper & Wilcocke call 2.4.1803 / Cooper & Wilcocke dine 5.4.1803 / dine at H(annah) G(odwin)'s w. G M C(ooper), mrs & Geo. Wilcocke / 22.1.1804 Dr Wilcocke dies / 2.2.1804 Wilcocke calls / dine at L Knapp's w. Wilcocke, G M C(ooper) 17.2.1804 / Wilcocke dines 18.2.1804 / mrs Wilcocke dies 27.2.1805 / Wilcocke at tea 25.3.1805 / G Wilcocke invité 1.1.1807 / G Wilcocke adv.

Dyson, Abraham

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 13 July, 1788

Abraham Dyson (see his brother Dyson,George) was buried at St Leonards Shoreditch on 8.4.1818 age 43 of Hoxton New Town, suggesting he was born in 1775, thus before his parents' marriage, which accords with the Treasury's confiscation of his effects (value £850) as a "bachelor and a bastard" (Nat Arch PROB31/1145/344). He appeared in Godwin's diary on 13.7.1788, 5.9.1791, 28.2.1792(not coded in GD website0, 1.3.1792, 20.3.1792 (not coded in GD website), 22.3.1792, 9.5.1792, 30.8.1792 (not coded in GD website), 1.10.1792, 7.12.1792, and 6.8.1793.

Dyson, George

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 13 July, 1788

George Dyson was baptised on 18.4.1773 aged 25 days old at Christ Church Spitalfields son of Abraham, warehouseman of Barr St, by Margaret. Oddly both he and his younger brother Abraham were born before Abraham Dyson, bachelor of St Andrew Holborn married Margret Roberts, spinster of the Old Artillery Ground by license at Christ Church Spitalfields on 14.9.1777. Both his parents were already in their mid-thirties when George was born. The Dysons were noncomformists by religion.

Fromont, Maria

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 15 May, 1797

M Fromont at theatre 15.5.1797 (& Dibbin).

Dibbin, Henry

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 12 November, 1791

Henry Dibbin was baptised on 8.11.1772 son of Francis and Mary Dibbin at Thatcham, Berks. They kept an inn on the Bath Road. Francis Dibbin died in 1777 when Henry was young, and his mother married Edward Fromont. Fromont ran extensive coaching services from London to Bristol and Exeter and his stepson kept the inns at the London end. After his mother died in 1803, Dibbin defended a Chancery suit against his stepfather Fromont (Nat Arch C13/102/39 & C13/89/36). For his marriage see Jones, Louisa.

Lobrot, Maria Anne

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 15 February, 1811

GODWIN DIARY: 15.2.1811
Maria Anne Lobrot was the daughter of Frederic Lobrot a merchant of Birmingham who died in 1807. (will Nat Arch PROB11/1379). She was born about 1782 (Morning Post 8.6.1836). All the Lobrot entries in Godwin's diary belong to her, as does Lebrau on 15.2.11 when she first called with Margaret Jones. A Marianne Lobrot died in 1859 at Reading.