Close, John

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 21/07/2012 - 10:39

call on Close 4.5.1788 / 16.9.1788 again
John Close was a broker at addresses near Tower Dock from 1761 to 1791. He was mentioned in some of Hannah Godwin's letters to Godwin (Abinger c.1 f32-3, f90-1) and was clearly known to their mother Ann Godwin. Godwin called on him again on 16.9.1788.

Beaufoy, Henry

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 21/07/2012 - 10:38

20.4.1788 Beaufoy, Henry. Add Abinger c.1 f44-5 to bibliography

Van Effin

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 21/07/2012 - 10:36

Van Effin 19.4.1788.
See letter from Richard Price to Godwin (Abinger c.1 f73). On 26.11.1787 Price wrote a letter introducing the bearer Mr Van Effin, a Dutch minister and a neighbour and friend of Dr Price's (at Hackney) who wished to speak to Godwin on the late History of the United Provinces

Bastard, John Pollexfen

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 21/07/2012 - 10:29

18.4.1788 Bastard
John Pollexfen Bastard (DNB 1756-1816) MP for Devon whose motion concerning the promotion of naval officers was heard in the house of Commons on this day. Although reported in newspapers at the time, no mention of it is found in his entry in History of Parliament

Webb, Willis

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 21/07/2012 - 10:25

7.4.1788 &c. Willis John Webb was baptised at St James Piccadilly in 1770 son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth. His older brother Nathaniel was baptised in 1760 at St Marylebone. His parents married at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol on 1758. His father was MP for Taunton 1768-75 and Ilchester 1775-80 and supported North, never spoke in the house, lived at Savile Row and in Montserrat, West Indies and died at Bath in 1786 (History of Parliament). Willis was admitted at St John's College Cambridge and at Lincolns Inn in 1788, got his BA in 1792 and was called to the bar in 1795 (Alum Cantab).


Submitted by edpope on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 21:15

Lea 24.10.1797
Joseph Godwin was agent to the carpet manufacturer brothers Francis and Thomas Lea of Kidderminster whose London warehouse was at 10 Bagnio Court (oldbaileyonline E18040912-86). Lea appeared in the diary on 24.10.1797, 27.10.1797, 29.10.1797, 30.10.1797, 4.4.1798, 25.1.1801, 9.8.1801, 18.2.1803 and 17.9.1803 often with Joseph Godwin, and was mentioned in Joseph Godwin's letter to Godwin of 16.7.1801 (Abinger c.7 f49). The GD website has been edited to take account of my information on the Leas but missed the entry on 30.10.1797 Lea's