Pagan, Mrs

mrs Pagan 14.7.1802 adv at dinner (J Napier dining)
I've noticed that those who "adv" at dinners in Godwin's diary were often connections of the invited guests. I'd be interested to hear of any contemporary references to this phenomenon. In the above case that would suggest that mrs Pagan was a Yeovil connection of Mary Jane Godwin's, like the Napiers, but I found no-one called Pagan from that area, Scotland being the usual origin of the surname.
Amelia dau of Thomas Pagan gauze weaver & Jane was bapt at St Luke Old St 20.6.1784, and Thomas Pagan bachelor married Jane Grove spinster at St Luke Old St 5.9.1795. Jane Pagan from Artillery Place Finsbury age 51 was buried Bunhill Fields 8.4.1814. Thomas Pagan was listed as a steward of the Caledonian Asylum dinner (suggesting his Scottish origin) in the Morning Post of 8.6.1815. Thomas Pagan Esq of Holborn, widower married 12.9.1818 there Sarah Plomer widow of Wanstead. She was the widow of Sir William Plomer, alderman of London PCC 1812. Thomas Pagan died 1833 at the house of his son-in-law Samuel Lowell (Samuel Thomas Lowell married Amelia Pagan 7.9.181 at Holborn), and was buried at Bunhill Fields 6.3.1833 from Johns Row, Bedford Row age 80. His second wife left a will PCC 1845 Sarah Pagan widow of Brighton but late of Snaresbrook Essex which mentioned her son W Plomer, and her daughters Louisa Susannah wife of Alfred Thorp, Caroline Eliza wife of Sir Donald Campbell, baronet, and Laura wife of George Blair Hall