Godwin Diary

Keene

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 4 August, 1807

4.8.1807 dine at Johnson's w. Keene / 26.8.1808 again / 19.10.1810 again / 8.10.1812 call on Keene, Dublin (not seen) / 13.10.1812 Keene of Dublin calls
Starting with the last two entries above, this may have referred to Martin Keene 1781-1846 bookseller of 6, College Green, Dublin, or to his father Arthur Keene of Charlemont-st, Dublin will PCC 4.10.1822. As a publisher Martin Keene seems to have been anti-Catholic, and he was King's printer in partnershop with the Grirsons (Dict Irish Biog). Possibly he was also the earlier Keene at Johnson's, if he visited London most years.

Lepard

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 10 August, 1807

10.8.1807 call, w. (Marshall) on Lepard / 12.8.1807 call on Lepard & (w.him) Barber : Bow Street, Lep(ar)d, Humphrys, H(odgkins)s, Corbet, M(arshall) & T(homas) T(urner) / 18.8.1807 Lepard & Hodgkins call / 25.8.1807 call on Lepard (w. M(arshall)) / 8.10.1807 call on Lepard / 26.1.1808 Lepard calls / 27.1.1808 call on Lepard / 1.7.1808 call on Lepard (w. M(ary) J(ane))

Lamb, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 24 June, 1807

24.6.1807 sup at Lamb's, w. 3 J Lambs

Troby

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 10 August, 1807

10.8.1807 call w. (Marshall) on Troby
A rare name. Post Office directory 1801 Thomas Troby gold & silver plater Ship-ct Old Bailey. John Troby silversmith Old Bailey will PCC 4.9.1804 mentioned his wife Mary (1753-1838) and son William Bamforth Troby. John Troby son of John Troby musician of Soho was made free of Farriers Company 1796. Children of John & Mary Troby bapt St Martin Ludgate Harriet 1789, William Bamforth 1791, Hannah 1793. Children of John & Mary Troby bapt Sheffield Margaret 1774 Elizabeth 1776 Mary 1780 Thomas 1782 could have been the same family

partner to Constable

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 4 August, 1807

4.8.1807 dine at Johnson's, w. partner to Constable
Archibald Constable (DNB 1774-1827) in 1803 took on a partner Alexander Hunter son of the owner of the large estate of Blackness in Forfarshire. From 1809 Constable's London 'branch' was Constable, Hunter, Park and Hunter. Within a year Park died. All this from DNB. ?Thomas Park of Hampstead will PCC  2.3.1811

Siboya

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 27 August, 1807

27.8.1807 Siboya, w. T(homas) T(urner)

See Jackson's Oxford Journal 17.10.1807 just arrived in Oxford, the great Siboya serpent, brought home in the Sir William Bensley East Indiaman. 12 feet long, muticoloured, harmless. I could find no reference to where it was shown in London. See Caroline Grigson's Menagerie (2016) page 93

Fabs

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 26 August, 1807

26.8.1807 100 Fabs &c
Presumably copies of Godwin's work written under pseudonym Edward Baldwin Fables Ancient & Modern

Knapp, barrister

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 11 August, 1807

11.8.1807 call on Knapp; barrister, w. T(homas) T(urner) / 9.11.1807 dine at Guildhall; adv. Knapp
Jerome William Knapp admitted Middle Temple 1776, called to bar 1787, eldest son of Jerome Knapp barrister (admitted Middle Temple 1737 died 1792 son of Jerome Knapp of Haberdashers Hall). J W Knapp's will PCC 7.1.1816

Nott's

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 10 August, 1807

10.8.1807 M(arshall) dines, Nott's
Nott's was a coffee house in Bell-yard, Temple-bar (Holdens directory 1811)

W R, Bristol

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 13 July, 1807

13.7.1807 write to W R, Bristol
Holdens 1811 directory for Bristol had nine entries fitting the initials W R, but only one Godwin would have been likely to write to, William Reid & Co insurance broker, Exchange-b. Wm Reid 1775 directory 3 Bush-st Bristol accomptant. About 1776 William Reid accomptant of Hot Wells freemason in Jehosophat lodge, Bristol. Directories 1793 and 1795 William Reid, All Saints-pass Bristol, broker. 1797 St Michaels-hill. 1798 and 1799 Paul-st, Kingsdown, Bristol insurance broker. Couldn't trace his family details.

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