Pettman

24.12.1808 mrs Oldfield, 2 sons & Petman dine / 30.10.1811 Petman calls / 31.10.1811 Boinville & Petman dine
Clarissa Indiana Oldfield ran a school in Margate where the Oldfields lived from before 1798 till around 1808. See my entry for Oldfield, Thomas Hinton Burley. A promissory note dated 31.12.1808 (maybe in Abinger but in Shelley & his Circle SC 94) for £13 6s to Mes Oldfield & Pettman was endorsed C J Oldfield which given identical capitals for I and J fits Mrs Oldfield's initials. Pettman was a strongly local name in Sandwich, Whitstable, Chatham area of Kent. The Mes in the promissory note suggests that Pettman was female, so perhaps a teaching colleague of Mrs Oldfield. Godwin's daughter Mary spent seven months in 1811 at "Miss Caroline Petman's school for the daughters of dissenters at Ramsgate" (Mary Shelley DNB 1797-1850). Caroline dau of William & Sarah Petman bapt Sandwich 1783 buried 1830 Sandwich. SunFire 1792 William Petman schoolmaster Sandwich.