Page 1

~ublications of tbe

(tatbolic lRecorb Vol. L

$ociet~


(tatboltc lRecorc, $octetl! 'ttbe

.®awboo~ IDfar~ Selections from the diary note-books of William Mawhood, woollen-draper of London, for the years 1764-1790

EDITED BY

E.E. REYNOLDS

LONDON

1956 Privately printed for the Society


CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

7

CHRONOLOGY .

17

TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS

21

THE DIARY

23

283

INDEX

5


INTRODUCTION William Mawhood's diary is contained in forty-nine note-books (6" x 4") with a total of just over four thousand pages and probably half a million words. The first entry is dated 14th July 1764 and the last 18th October 1790. He began using these note-books for business memoranda, but gradually he formed the habit of adding notes of a personal or family interest, so that, in the later volumes, business affairs take a subordinate place. William Mawhood also copied into his note-books drafts of letters concerning family matters. Selection. As it was impracticable to print the whole diary, some principles of selection had to be formed. A negative principle has been to omit the business records-such as sales of cloth, accounts, payments into the bank, etc. This at once halved the material. A positive principle has been to include everything referring, however remotely, to the Catholic life of the times. The diary is a unique document in this respect, for, although there is a considerable amount of material on what may be termed Catholic pUblic affairs, there is almost nothing on the private lives of middleclass Catholic families. These two main principles of selection did not solve the problem of how to deal with such matters as the conduct of Mawhood's country estate, his work as a Surveyor of the Highway for Finchley, or as a Vestry-man of St. Bartholomewthe-Great, and other general topics. In order to keep within reasonable limit5 of space, it seemed best to give, here and there, sample extracts referring to these aspects of Mawhood's life; it is important to note how far a Catholic at that period could take his part in civic and cultural life. The Transcript. William Mawhood's spelling and punctuation have been scrupulously followed. The spel1in~ is at times eccentric and the editor has suggested readings for the most obstinate words by an italicised note in square brackets [thus]. It will be found that, as the spelling is on the whole phonetic, difficlllties will disappear by reading aloud. Occasionally the spelling throws light on contemporary pronunciation; this probably explains the use of lOS' for IpS' in the earlier years. Contractions have been expanded, including, of course, lye' into lthe'. It may, however, be of interest to note that whereas up to about 1780, lye' is the common form, after that date lthe' is more frequently written in full. The diarist's method of dating has not been followed. The frontispiece shows that his custom was to give for each day, the name of the day and its full date with month and year. As there is no significance in this, it seemed best to adopt a simpler system throughout. Omissions in individual entries are marked by 7


8

INTRODUCTION

three points . . . ; to have indicated longer omISSIOns, such as several successive days, -would not have served any useful purpose. The fact that no extract is given for many dates means that the entries contained nothing relevant to our present purpose. The Mawhoods. The Mawhoods were of Yorkshire (W.R.) extraction. The name was sometimes used in the form 'Maud(e), . and this probably represents the pronovnciation of the full spelling. In the seventeenth and eighteenth century the Mawhoods were small landowners, clergymen, soldiers, attorneys and merchants. It was not an old Catholic family, but there is one distant association of interest. The great-grandfather of the diarist married one of the daughters of Sir William Turner of Billham Grange, Kent; one of her nine sisters married a linen-draper, Alexander Pope, who was a Catholic convert; their son was the poet. The diarist's father, William Mawhood,1 the Elder, to distinguish him from his son, was born in 1682. He was the third son of William Mawhood of Ardesley (1647-1725), whose brother, Samuel, was a woollen-draper of Snow Hill, London. He took his nephew as an apprentice towards the end of the seventeenth century. Samuel Mawhood was a Liveryman of the Fishmongers' Company, to the freedom of which his nephew was admitted on 19 March 1706. 2 In 1707 William Mawhood, the Elder, married Mary the widow of Ralph Living, a woollen-draper of Duck Lane (now Little Britain) , West Smithfield, who had died within a year of his marriage leaving no children. She was the daughter of Thomas Payce (Pace or Pacee), 1662-1730, a woollen-draper of Cloth Fair and a Liveryman of the Merchant Taylors' Company.3 Mary Pace (1686-1760) had an elder brother who became a Tea-man, and two younger sisters, Margaret (1697-1758), and Elizabeth (1707-1763), neither of whom married. It SeemS likely therefore that William Mawhood, the Elder, began business under favourable conditions; his wife brought with her the trade connexions of her first husband and the Mawhoods took over his house and shop. She may have inherited part of her father's business as her brother did not follow that trade. The shop was the second on the right from the gateway of St. Bartholomew-the-Great; the house was behind the shop, lying between the Close and Duck Lane (later Duke Lane, and now Little Britain). The rooms over the gate were probably part of the house. William Mawhood, the Elder, waS in possession by 1709 when he was assessed for Poor Rate. We do not know the circumstances that led William Mawhood, 1

Z

3

The information about the Mawhood family is giv en in the Brooke MSS. (College of Arms). The genealogical table will show the relationship between John Charles Brooke and the Mawhoods. Records of the Fishmongers' Company . Livery List. 1700-1710. .


INTRODUCTION

9

the Elder, to take the dangerous step of submitting to the Catholic Church. It may be that the Payce family was Catholic. In a list of Catholics in the Parish of St. Bartholomew dated 1743, the two sisters of Mrs. Mawhood were included, but the three may have followed the example of William Mawhood. The business prospered. In 1741 William Mawhood, the Elder, bought five acres of land at East End, Finchley, and he and his son added to this until they owned thirty-five acres. 1 The position of this property is now roughly contained by Green Lane, East End Road, Church Lane and the Railway. The house and home farm were at the east end of the property; the house was pulled down early this century and a housing estate occupies the ground. The other portion of the property now belongs to the Convent of the Good Shepherd. William Mawhood, the Elder, was an active member of the select Vestry of St. Bartholomew's, as were his son and grandson after him. The Vestry Minute Book2 shows that he attended from time to time, and there are a few references to him. On 6 July 1715, for instance, it is recorded that he rented part of a pew in the Church . His son did the same (see p. 23). There is nothing to show that either of them used it. It may have been customary for a Vestry -man to rent a pew, or this may have carried with it the right to burial within the Church. On 25 April 1717, William Mawhood, the Elder, paid ÂŁ15 as a fine to be released from Parish offices; his son paid ÂŁ20 in 1754 for the same reason. There was nothing exceptional in this. Vestry-men who did not wish to serve as Churchwardens or in other positions were normally excused on paying a suitable sum for the relief of the poor. It would certainly have been awkward for a Catholic to have taken his tum as Churchwarden! Here it may be noted that there is no suggestion in the Vestry records, nor in the diary, that the Mawhoods were penalised or ostracised as Catholics. William Mawhood, the Elder, and his wife had thirteen children; only three of these survived childhood. The eldest was Thomas who was baptised at St. Bartholomew'ss on 11 December 1709; he was indentured to his father 2 February 1725,4 but died in 1752 and was buried on 17 September. A daughter, Mary, was baptised 27 May 1717. She married George Semple (or Sempill) the younger brother of Hugh Semple, "commonly called Lord Semple" This was a Jacobite creation. Mary Semple died at the age of thirty-one and was buried in St. Bartholomew's on 16 January 1758; her husband 1

2

3 4

Middlesex Memorials, 1750-1793. Middlesex Records Office. Award Map, 1814. Finchley Public Library. Now in the Guildhall Library, City of London. This and other records of baptisms, etc., are from the Parish Registers of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, now in the Guildhall Library. The document is amongst the family papers.


10

INTRODUCTION

married again and died in Paris, 21 January 1780 (see p.188). Their son, William, was a feckless youth who threatened his uncle with a lawsuit over some property; William Mawhood supported his nephew in his distress and sheltered him in his final illness. He died and was buried at Finchley (see p.37). The Semples had two daughters; one died young: the other married (1761) John Hughes of Red Lyon Street, Wapping. They had a son George who was baptised by the Rev. John Lindow 30 May 1767.1 The relations between the diarist and his niece were uneasy; the caUSe seems to have been claims on property. William Mawhood, the Elder, died 30 August 1757; his wife died 7 January 1760. Both were buried in the middle aisle of the Church in what had been the choir of the Priory-a fitting place for the burial of two Catholics. William Mawhood. The diarist was born on 8 December, 1724, and baptised in St. Bartholomew's on 13 December. All we know of his boyhood is that he went to the Jesuit College at St. Orner. Fortunately he mentions this lin his diary (see p.78) for the only other Source of information is a little confusing. 2 An account book at Stonyhurst contains the following entries: " (Received) Of Mr. Maud for a year for his son at Bl-ke,3 1736/7 Feb. 9. ÂŁ25. Of Mr. Maude for the USe of his son Thomas, 1737 Sep. 1.

ÂŁ9.

(Spent) 1735/6 March 2. For a box with things for Maud, etc. 1/2." The confusion is caused by the use of the name Thomas in the second entry, since Thomas Mawhood was twenty-eight years old in 1737. The next date that can be given is from the marriage register of the Parish Church, Richmond, Surrey: "15 May 1751. Wm. Mawhood of the Parish of St. Bartholomewthe-Great in the County of Middlesex, a Bachelor, and Dorothy Kroger, of Chobham in Surrey, Spinster." Dorothy Kroger was a daughter of William Kroger, Brewer, of Clerkenwell, who died ten years before her marriage. She was born in July 1727. In the family papers there is a copy of the will, 1772, of "Sarah Attfield of Chobham in the County of Surrey, Spinster" in which a beque~t is made to her "cousin" Dorothy Mawhood. This would explain the reference to Chobham in the register. 1 2

3

Registrum baptismale Cleri saecularis Catholici Londi1'ti (Westminster Archives). One indication of his Jesuit schooling is that a number of the diary notebooks have as heading, ad majorem Dei gloriam. Blandike, modern Blendecques, used as a code word for St. Omers College. I t was their country house.


INTRODUCTION

11

There were eight children by this marriage. Three were baptised at St. Bartholomew's, and three, perhaps four, by Bishop Challoner. Baptised at St. Bartholomew's. Dorothy b. 11 March Bap. 2 April 1752. Maria Louisa b. 22 Feb. Bap. 22 March 1753. William b. 6 Oct. Bap. 1 Nov. 1754. He died in 1757 and was buried 1 Sep. "facing the Clerk's desk." Baptised by Bishop Challoner, and not at St. Bartholomew's. William John b. 31 Aug. Bap. 3 Sep. 1760 Charles b. 4 March Bap. 5 March 1763 b.? Bap. 27 Dec. 1763 Elizabeth These last three baptisms are recorded in Registrum baptismale Cleri saecularis Catholici Londini which also records the birth of Lucy Mawhood on 5 January 1769, but not her baptism. The diary notes the birth of Catherine on 20 June 1765 and her death on 24 April 1766; there is no record of her baptism. The sponsors for William John were J. W. Bromfield and Elizabeth Payce; those for Charles were John Hughes and Elizabeth Payce, and those for Elizabeth were John and Mary Hughes. J. W. Bromfield was a Catholic friend often mentioned in the diary; Elizabeth Payce was an aunt of the children; Mary Hughes (Semple) was the niece of the diarist and John was her husband. The woollen draper. Something should be said here of William Mawhood's business as this topic is not covered in the selections. A woollen-draper bought cloth from the clothiers and sold it to customers or tailors; William Mawhood got his cloth mostly from the West Country. The scale of his business can be estimated from a few figures. There is a separate note-book of accounts for 1772. In this he noted that his stock in trade was worth £5,000, and his book debts were £10,000. A detailed list shows that the exact amount of debts was £10,253.12.0. due from 191 customers; these included Dr. Arne who owed £1.10.0, and Lord Melbourne, £142.17.1id. In the following year he paid into the bank £9,874.5. 11id. The system of promissory notes in that pre-cheque age must have made it difficult for any trader to know exactly how he stood. No wonder bankruptcies were frequent. Here is one example of the entries in the note-books. "11 Dec. 1778. Left for Acceptance at Sir Chas. Raymond Harley Webbes & Co., a Norwich Bank Bill 7 Dec. by Roger Harrison on Sir Chas. Raymond & Co., at one month due the 10 Jan in favour of Sir Wm. Jerningham-£175.0.0." A small part of Mawhood's business was concerned with anny -clothing for the regiment of his cousin, Colonel Charles Mawhood. The total value of this came to just under £4,000, and as \Villiam Mawhood had to wait four years for the payment of the account, there could not have been much profit in the business.


12

INTRODUCTION

Last years. The last entry in the diary is dated 17 October1790. At the end of that year William Mawhood was stricken with palsy and became bedridden. He sold his Finchley Estate in 1793 for ÂŁ2,6351 and took a house in Portman Place, Paddington. He made his will on 19 February 1794. Those last years were not to be passed iT} peace. At the beginning of 1796 his son Charles threatened to take out a Commission of Lunacy against him. The family papers contain the depositions prepared by Mawhood's attorney, W. W. Hussey, and from these it has been possible to gather some of the information given in these pages. The suit does not seem to have been pressed. William Mawhood died on 23 December 1797 and probate of his will was granted on 29 December; by this he provided that his wife, should she survive him, should "take absolutely such paraphernalia and widow's Chamber or the value thereof out of my Estate as by the ancient Custom of the City of London she would be entitled to as a Freeman's Widow." She survived him three months. Both were buried, he on 2 January 1798, and she on 19 March, "under the desk Middle Aisle" of St. Bartholomew's.2 The children. The diary makes it possible to follow in some detail the education of the children and their lives up to 1790. A few notes on the later careers of three of them may be of interest. Charles Mawhood carried on the business for some years and was a Vestry-man of St. Bartholomew's, his last attendance being dated 16 October 1808. His name appears in the London Directory as a woollen-draper of West Smithfield for the last time in 1815. The family had thus occupied the same premises for over a century. He went to live at Finchley where he was assessed for rates in 1816. No later reference to him has been found in the Parish Registers~ nor can a will be traced. A Charles Mawhood (b. 1794) attended Sedgley Park School from 1802 to 1809. 3 There is also a George Mawhood (b. 1810) commemorated on a tablet in Finchley Church. The registers throw no light on his relationship, if any, to the elder Cha:t;"les Mawhood. William John Mawhood lived with his wife and children at Menin until war drove them out. He had paid at least one secret visit to England to get money and his sudden appearance in his father's. bedroom caused a serious lelapse. Some letters are amongst the 1 2

3

Middlesex Memorials. When the floor of St. Bartholomew's was lowered in 1864, "an immense mass of bones" was removed and buried in a pit in the small Churchyard to the left of the pathway leading from the gatehouse to the Church. His sponsors on entry (21 Jan. 1802) were his father, Mr. Mawhood (no initial) of 10 Lion St., Gloucester Row, London, and Mr. Corney (uncle) of 479 Strand, London. Bp. Stapleton guaranteed payment of fees, and later that year paid them himself, as did Bp. Poynter and Bp. Milner after him. The father seems to have given up interest in the boy who may have been a natural son as the family papers mention a liaison betw'een Charles Mawhood and a maidservant who lived with him .


INTRODUCTION

13

family papers that ale little to this eldest son's credit; they are whining requests for assistance. He was not without resources, for his father paid him ÂŁ100 a year and he had his half-pay as a lieutenant of ÂŁ42. In one letter his mother suggested that he should find work, but this idea was rejected by William John as not being consonant with his position as a gentleman. He fled to England in 1796 and was commissioned as a captain in the Westminster Middlesex Militia; he became a major two years later. At the Peace of Amiens the Militia was disbanded, and when it was again formed at the renewal of war, Major Mawhood was no longer on the list of officers. He may have been interned. The only other fact we know of him is the War Office Record that he died in France on 27 July 1845 having enjoyed half-pay for sixty years! Two of his daughters, Mary and Harriet, were educated at the English Convent, Bruges and Hengrave. Maria Mawhood was professed as a choir nun at the English Convent, Bruges, on 20 July 1779, as Si!,ter Louisa Austin. Bruges was a battle-ground from 1790 when the Patriots of Brabant rose against the Emperor. This local conflict was followed by the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The nuns remained at Bruges as long as they could, but at length they were forced to seek refuge in England. Under the resolute leadership of Mother Mary More and of their chaplain, Andrew Oliver, they got safely out of the Low Countries. They reached London in the middle of 1793, and William Mawhood from his sick-bed and his eldest daughter, Dorothy Corney, gave all the help they could to the nuns who for eight years were settled at Hengrave Hall, ;near Bury St. Edmunds. They boldly decided to return to Bruges at the Peace of Amiens; they were the only nuns to go back to the Continent, and in spite of renewed war they remained and still remain, at Bruges. Mother Mary More died there on 5 March 1807; she was succeeded as Prioress by Sister Louisa Austin Mawhood. This was no doubt a tribute to the way in which Maria Mawhood had shared in the dangers and trials of their exile. The Annals of the Convent for 1832 contain this tribute: "Sister Louisa had great vivacity in her manner of speaking, but her humility served often to raise her in the esteem of those she might by it have offended, by the immediate and humble amends she made, while it entertained within her those sentiments of humility for which she was conspicuous. For the last nine days of her life, she was confined to her bed and edified much those around her by her patience, kindness and cordiality to all, as well as her piety. She calmly expired almost without agony on the octave day of St. Joseph, and was buried in our usual burial place. R.I.P." She was in her eightieth year. Gillow. There is a notice of William Mawhood in Gillow's Bibliographical Dictionary (IV. 543-4). A number of errorS in this can now be corrected. William Mawhood was born 2 Dec. 1724


14

INTRODUCTION

(not 1723). I t is misleading to call him an army clothier as this was but a minor part of his business. He had eight children (not six), three sons and five daughters. Only one son, William John, was in the army; Gillow has here confused Charles, the son, with Colonel Charles Mawhood, the cousin, of William Mawhood. Gillow's story of a projected marriage between Dorothy Mawhood and Charles Talbot is probably a garbled version of the proposal of Bishop James Talbot that a match should be made between his niece and Charles Mawhood (see belowpp.222). Dorothy Mawhood (born" 1752 and not 1754) married Thomas Corney, laceman, 20 July 1791; she died 27 May 1806 (not 1831), and he died 26 Sep. 1811. There was no issue, but the diary has remained in the Corney family. The present owner, Mr. W. J. Corney, states that the original form of the name was "Cornah" and that Thomas Corney was the first to adopt the new form. This seems to dispose of Gillow's suggested ancestry for the family. The last paragraph of Gillow's account referring to a claim on a Yorkshire estate cannot be confirmed. There is no trace in the diary or in the family papers of any such claim; it is possible that Gillow came across the name William Mawhood in Yorkshire (where it was not uncommon as the genealogical table shows) and assumed this meant the diarist. The only affair of this nature referred to in the diary was in connexion with a claim on the unsettled estate of the last male member of the Payce family. Acknowledgments. A work of this kind entails many obligations to those who have so willingly given information or suggested lines. of inquiry. The gratitude of the Council of the Catholic Record Society as well as that of the present editor must first be expressed to Mr. W . J. Corney who has so kindly allowed the diary to be published; this has meant leaving it in the care of the editor for several years together with a collection of fanJily papers that have thrown much light on the history of the Mawhoods. My thanks are due to the Very Revd. Mgr. Gordon Wheeler, Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, for having encouraged me to trace the ownership of the Diary and then to edit it for the Society. Thanks must also be expressed to the following: Mr. M. R. Trappes-Lomax (Somerset Herald) drew attention to the Brooke MSS at the College of Arms without which it would have been impossible to trace in any detail the genealogy of William Mawhood ; the Revd. Mother the Prioress of the English Convent, Bruges, has communicated extracts from the Convent Annals and has patiently answered many questions; Canon G. Coolen of St. Orner has given valuable help in elucidating Mawhood's many references to that town; the Revd. Nicholas J. Kelly of St. Edmund's College has traced in the unpublished records of Douai some of the names mentioned by Mawhood. Mr. F. G. Roberts of Cotton College supplied information about Sedgley Park School. Thanks are also due to the Rectors of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, and of St. Mary's~


INTRODUCTION

15

Finchley, and tt) the librarians of Stonyhurst, the War Office, the Guildhall Library of the City of London, and of the Borough of Finchley. The list could be considerably extended to include all who have communicated information concerning priests and others mentioned in the diary; as with all such research, the results of some hours of hunting through registers and other records may result in a single date, or in nothing! To all these the editor would express his warmest thanks, for without their help he could not have done much more than provide an accurate transcription. Even with all this friendly aid, it has proved impossible to identify a few of the hundred priests whose names occur in the following pages. Some of the identifications are open to question but it is a happy ta~k to bring to light even the names of those who laboured in obscurity during the last period of the Penal Times. E.E.R.


Richard Mawhood of Ardes ley d. 1683

I (2) John 1649-1714 Mayor af Doncaster 1693 & 1710

I

Mary Hall 1662-1690

(I) William 1647-1725

Al ice Turner (Aunt of Alexander Pope, the Poet) d. 15 Jan ., 17 13/ 14

1(~§5~~~3u6el , Woollen-d raper, Snow Hill, London

t

I

(A)¡ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - -- - - - . - - - - -- - -- - - I Jane Wood (3) William 1682-30 Aug. 1757 ) Woollen-draper of West Smithfield

(2) Richard

Charles 1729-1780 Colonel 7: nd Foot

Mary Payce (Pace) 1686-6 Jan . 1760

(4) Samuel d . 1756

I I Thomas [Ten others} Mary = George Semple (Semphill) bap. II Dec., 1709 1717-1758 d. Paris, 21 Jan., 1770 d. 17 Oct., 1752

(B ) WILLIAM DOROTH Y KRO GER 2 Dec., 1724-23 Dec. , 1797 I 727-Mar. 1798 The Diarist

I

- - - - -I

William 1735-1770 d. at Finchley

I Jane d . 1757

Mary = John Hughes \ of Wapping

Ri chard 1751-1 Attorney

Ma ry G reen

I

George bap. 30 May, 1767

Dorothy b. II Mar., 1752 d. 27 June, 1806

Thomas Corney b. 1749 d. 26 Sept., 1811 Laceman

I William John Maria Lou isa William b. 31 Aug., 1760 b. 22 Feb., 1753 b. 6 Sept., 1754 d . in France, d. at Bruges, d. Aug., 1757 27 July, 1845 26 Mar., 1832

(I) Eliz. Creighton

d. 1786. n.s.p. (2) d. of Count Patin of Flanders

I Charles b. 4 Mar., 1762 1 d. I Charles b. June, 1794

I Lucy Magdalen b. 5 Jan., 1769 d. 1

I Elizabeth = George G e orge Catherine bap. 27 Dec., 1763 of Fro me b. 20 June, 1765 d. 1 Clothier d . 24 A pr il. 1766

r I A Son

I Mary b. 1792

I Harriet b. 1796

(B)

(A) Thomas Payce 1662-1730 Woollen-draper of Cloth Fair '1

William Teaman 1693-1749

t

I Mary 1686-1760 m. (I) Ralph Living Woallen-draper d. c. 1707 (2) William Mawhood 1682-1737

William Kroge r Brewer, C/erkenwell d. 20 April, 1741

Sarah Jackson d . Jan ., 1715 / 16

I Margaret 1697-1758

I Elizabeth 1707-1763

N.B.

Names in bold type are of persons ofthe Diary

I Dorothy 1727-1798 m. William Mawhood The Diarist

Dorothy Holdsworth

I Sarah I Sa rah

= Walsingham Beasley

I

I Walsingham

I Willia m

I

William Brooke

John Charles Brooke 1748-1794 Somerset Herald

Thomas 1759-1780 Capt. 84th Foot

Eliz. Parkinson

William 1703-1739 Mayor of Doncaster 1729

Alice

Anne N icholls

Ri chard

=

Margaret

I Others


CHRONOLOGY Public Events

Family Events

1751

15 May. Wm. Mawhood Dorothy Kroger. 1752 Calendar changed. 11 March. Dorothy born. 1753 Hardwicke's Marri- 22 Feb. Malia Louisa born. age Act.

marries

1757

30 Aug. d. of William Mawhood, the Elder. 31 Aug. vVilliam John born. 4 M arch. Charles born.

1760 1762

George III, King Jesuits expelled from France.

1763

Wilkes case begins.

27 Dec. Elizabeth baptised.

Joseph II, Emperor. Death of the Old 21 jan. Dorothy at Hammersmith Pretender. Convent. May. Mawhoods visit St. Orner. 1769 5 jan. Lucy Magdalen born. 8 Sep. Maria at Mr. Hughes's School. 16 Oct. William John and Charles enter Old Hall Green Academy. 1770 Lord North, Prime Minister. 1765 1766

1771

1772

16 April. vVilliam John and Charles leave Old Hall Green and 15 june, en ter James Usher's school. 21 Aug. Wm. M. and wife, Dorothy and Maria visit St. Orner. Wm. M. Surveyor of the Highway, Finchley. March. Wrn. M. and Dorothy to Bath. 12 Oct. vYilliam John and Charles to Sedgley Park School. Aug. vVrn. M., Mrs. M., Dorothy, Maria and Elizabeth to St. Orner. Maria and Elizabeth left at Ursulines.

1773

Society of Jesus suppressed.

1774

Ouebec Act. 17 April, vVilliam John and Charles John Wilkes, Lord leave Sedgley Park. Mayor 21 july, Wm. M., and wife and friends to St. Orner.

B

17


18

CHRONOLOGY

1775

War with American Colonies.

1776

4 july, Declaration of American Independence.

1777

17 Oct. Battle of Saratoga.

1778

First Catholic Relief Act. France forms alliance with American Colonies.

1778

War with Spain. Siege of Gibraltar begins.

1780

War with Holland. May, British take Charleston. 2-13 june. Gordon Riots.

1781

Emperor Joseph suppres,Ses religious houses.

Feb. Maria and Elizabeth come home. july, Wm. M., Mrs. M., Maria, Elizabeth and two boys to St. Orner. Maria goes to St. Catherine's; Elizabeth returns to U rsulin es; two boys to French College. july, Wm. M., and wife to St. Orner. Maria goes to English Convent, Bruges; Elizabeth and two boys come home. Nov . Maria moves to Ursulines at St. Orner. 3 jan. Lt. Col. Charles Mawhood at Ba ttle of Princeton. April, Maria moves to Soleil Convent, St. Orner. 11 june, Wm . M., and Mrs. M. and William John at St. Orner. Maria and Elizabeth return with them. 7 Oct. William John commissioned Ensign, 17th Foot. Elizabeth goes to Hammersmith Convent. 17 jan. Maria returns to Bruges 16 March, Ensign M. sails for America. 1 june, Col. M. returns from America. 23 june, Wm. M., takes Oath to King. july, Maria receives Novice's habit, English Convent, Bruges. Aug. Visit to Margate, then to St. Orner and Bruges. Elizabeth goes to English Convent as Boarder. 21 Nov. ÂĽ Tilliam John commissioned Lieut. july, Lt. M. captured at Stony Point; sent to Lancaster, Pa. 20 july, Maria professed as Sister Louisa Austin. Dec. Col. M. sails for Gibraltar. 3-20 ju,ne, Bishop Challoner at Finchley. 23 june, Death of Fra.n<;ois. 3 Aug. Wm. M., Mrs. M., Lucy and Cousin Brooke to St. Orner and Bruges; Lucy joins her sisters at English Conven t. 29 Aug. Death of Col. M. at Gibraltar. 12 jan. Death of Bishop Challoner. Feb. Charles M. considers going to Douai.


CHRONOLOGY

1782 1783

1784

1785 1786 1787 1788

1789

1790

19

17 Oct. Capitulation Aug. Visit to Margate; Elizabeth at Yorktown. returns home. March, Lord North 2 Feb. Lt. William John M.returns from America. resigns. 27 Sep . Death of William Mumford. 3 Sep. Peace of Ver- 18 July, Lt. M. sails for Halifax. Lucy M. returns home. sailles. Dec. William Pitt, Prime Minister. 13 Dec. Death of 7 June, Wm. M. Mrs. M., Dorothy, Elizabeth, Lucy Charles, and Rev. Dr. Johnson. Thomas Horrobin to St. Orner and Douai (perhaps Bruges). 17 A1-tg. Lt. M. marries Elizabeth Crejghton of Halifax. Nov. Lt. M. and wife come to England. 21 Feb. Lt. M. goes on half-pay. April, Lt. M. and wife return to Halifax Jan.-May . Charles M. tries his -ocation 4 Dec. Death of Lt. M.'s wife. 18 Feb. Elizabeth M. marries George George of Frome. 30 Jan. Death of Jan. Lt. M. in London and then to Frome; arrested for debt, 25 June, Charles Edward and sent to Bruges. Stuart Feb. Trial of Warren Hastings. Negotiations open with Pitt for further Catholic relief. Nov. George Ill's first breakdown. Patriots of Brabant in revolt. 23 A pril. Thanksgiving for recovery of King. 1¡1 July, Fall of Bastille. Belgian revolt end- 16 J an. Death of Bishop James Talbot. Death of 21 NJ arch. St. George's-in-the-Fields ed. Chapel opened, London Road. Joseph II. A ug. Bishop John Douglass, VicarApostolic of London District. Lt. M. runs off with daughter of Count Patin.


20

1791 1792 1793 1794 1796 1797 1798 1802

1807 1815 1832 1845

CHRONOLOGY

18 Oct. Last entry in diary; Wm. M. stricken with palsy. Second Catholic 20 .1uly, Dorothy M. married Thomas Relief Act. Corney. Refugee priests from France begin to arrive. vVar with F rance. Finchley estate sold. 12 .1uly, Nuns from English Convent, Bruges, reach London; settle at Hengrave Hall. Charles M. threatens Commission of Lunacy against father. 23 Dec. Death of William Mawhood. M arch, Death of Dorothy Mawhood, his widow. March, Peace of N av. Nuns return to English Convent, Bruges. Amiens. 23 March, Death of Mother Mary More. Sister Louisa Austin Mawhood elected Prioress. Charles Mawhood gives up Smithfield shop. 26 March, Death of Sister Louisa Austin Mawhood. 27 J uly, Death of Lt. William J ohn Mawhood.


TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS

Birt.

H. N. Birt. Obit Book of the English Benedictines, 1600-1912. (1913). Burton, Challoner. E. H. Burton. The Life and Times of Bishop Challoner. 2 vols. (1909). Publications of the Catholic Record Society. C.R.S. D. N.B. Dictionary of National Biography. Foley. H. Foley. Records of the English Province of the Society of Jesus. 7 vols. (18751883) . Gillow. J. Gillow. A Literary and Biographical History or Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics. 5 vols. (1885-1903). Gillow, Lisbon. J. Gillow. Registers of Lisbon College. Kirk. J. Kirk. Biographies of English CatholÂŁcs in the Eighteenth Century, ed. J. H. Pollen and E. Burton. (1909). Knox. Records of the English Catholics under the Penal Laws, I; The First and Second Diaries of the English College, Douai. ed. T. F. Knox. (1878). Palmer. C. F. R. Palmer. Obituary Notices of the Friars Preachers or Dominicans of the English Province from . . . 1650. (1884). Thaddeus. H. Thaddeus. The Franciscans in England, 1600-1850. (1898). Ward, Dawn. Bernard Ward. The Dawn of the Catholic Revival in England, 1781-1803. 2 Vols. (1909). Ward, Eve. Bernard Ward. The Eve of Catholic Emancipation. 3 vols. (1911). Ward, St. Edmund's. Bernard Ward. The History of St. Edmund's College, Old Hall. (1893). Reference has also been made to the MS notes by Canon E. Burton on priests of the 18th century; these are in the Westminster Archives. Information on burials in St. Pancras Churchyard is taken from; F. T. Cansick, A Collection of Curious and Interesting Epitaphs copied from the Monuments of Distinguished and Noted Characters in The Ancient Church and Burial Grounds of Saint Pancras, Middlesex. (1869). NOTE.

Italicised words within square brackets are editorial elucidations. 21


22

THE

MAW H 0 0 D

DI ARY

Facsimile reproduction of a page of the Diary Actual size


MA WHOOD DIARY SELECTIONS FROM THE DIARY NOTE-BOOKS OF WILLIAM MAWHOOD 1765

Sat. 5 Oct. went to Finchley.1 Sun. 6 Oct. came to Prayers 2 Called at London House. 3 Wed. 20 Nov . came this day to town went to the Madrigall 4 and Thursday to the Crown and Acnhor5 Consert.6 Mon . 25 Nov . sent to the St. Cecilee Feast? at Mr. Squires the Bull in Holbome. 1766

Wed. 8 Jan. Bought the other half of my Pews in St. Bartholomew's Church of the Vestry this day held 3. 15 Mon . 20 Jan. Major Mawhood 9 dined with os this Day May. My daughter Dorothy went this day to Board at Hammersmith 10 the 21 January 1766. Sat. 1 Feb . Mr. Semple l l sent Several pressing Letters for mony. He lives at Mr. Batlers in Lucas' Court King Street 12 Golden Square. Gave Mr. Chaloner ll' ÂŁ5. 5. O. for Mr. Sempill for which am to have his Note. East End, Finchley. See Intro. p 9. Mass. 'High Prayers'=High Mas. 3 West Smithfield. See Intro. p. 8. 4 The Madrigal Society, found ad 1741 and still active. W .M. became a member on 10 Oct. 1764, and attended frequently until 1772. 5 At the corner of Arundel St., and the Strand. It was a recognized centre for musicians . 6 The Academy of Antient Music (1710-1792); chiefly patronised by wellto-do merchants. '1 The Annual event organi sed, probably for charitable purposes, by the choir of the Sardinian Chapel which was dedicated to St. Cecilia. 8 The Vestry Minutes (Guildhall Library) read: '6 January 1766. The Moiety of a Pew in the Church (late Mr. Richard Sholleys) was purchased by Mr. William Mawhood for the sum of Three Pounds fifteen Shillin gs during his Inhabitancy in this Parish which was paid in Vestry to Mr. Jacob the Churchwarden for the use of the Poor.' There is no record of \iV.M., or his family, occupying the pew. 9 Charles Mawhood, 1\lajor, 3rd Foot, was W.M.'s first cousin. See Genealogical Table. Gillow, IV. 544 has confused him with \V.M.'s second son, Charles, who was not a soldier. 10 The Convent School at Hammersmit h. 1] W.M. 's impecunious nephew William emple. See Genealogical Table. 12 Now part of Shaftesbury Avenue. 13 The first mention of Bishop Challoner; then aged 75.

1 2

23


24

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1766

Wed. 26 Feb. fine open weather was at the Madrigall at night. Sun. 6 April, went to Finchley after prayers Mr. Plenius1 tuned the Harpsichord. My Daughter Catherin Mawhood Aged 10 months and 4 days died this 24 April Thursday at 11 o'clock. My Mother Mrs. Mary Mawhood Died 6 J anry 1760 Oetatis 73- Riquicsiat in pacee 2 My Daughter Catherine Mawhood was buried in this Parish of St. Bartholomew the great Sunday 27 April 1766 Mon. 12 May. set out from Smithfield half after 1 hour o'Ck in St. Martin's Ie Grand Harry run back with Key of London Stable overtook us on London Bridge paid 6d. Turnpike gave Harry 2s. 6d. for the same use . Breakfasted at the Rose Darford [DartjordJ. Expended £0. 4. 4. 6. Servant

4. 10. Paid £0. 1. O. Turnpike at Jack in a hole 3 • Paid Turnpike Rochester [blank] called at the Red Lion at Ospring4 Mr. Hinfry's could get no Dinner got a Dinner at the Buck in same town Cold Beeff paid £0. 6. O. Arrived at Dover at 9 o'Ck very III Saw the Castle paid 1 shilling sailed for Callis [Calais] Tuesday 13 arrived after a 3 hours passage wind high Paid for -Passage 4. 4. Paid for the coach unhanging 7. 6. S. O. gave the Mate gave the Sailors Steward and Boy 4. o. Landing coach at Callis S. o. paid Custom-house porters and attendance 9. 6. Set out for St. Omers Wednesday Morning arrived there at 1 o'Ck. [Here follo w six blank pages as if W.M. intended writing up an account of the visit. The next entry is dated 18 June.] Wed. 27 Aug. went to Madrigal Sun. 29 Sep. came to Prayers at Lincolnsinnfeids. 5 Roger Plenius was the leading harpsichord maker of his day; George Washington was one of his customers. 2 The R egister-of St. Bartholomew's states that she was buried in the Middle Aisle. 3 The hamlet of John's Hole gave its name to this turnpike just beyond Dartford, P arish of Stone. 4 - Ospringe (near Faversham) was then on the main Dover road. ;; The Sardinian Chapel, Duke St., leading into the west side of the F ields. The present Nos. 55-6, Lincolns Inn Fields, were built on the site of the entrance into Duke St.; a slope downwards shows the position. The Public Trustee Office is on part of the site of the Embassy. This and the Chapel were pulled down in 1909 when Kingsway was constructed and the present Church of SS. Anselm and Cecilia built higher up. See C.R.S. XIX; L. C. C.Survey of London, Vol. III, Part I , pp. 77-84.

1


1766

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

25

Mon. 30 Sep. to Do St. Michaels. Thur. 2 Oct. Lincoln Innfeilds was at Madrigal. Sun. 26 Oct. Mom: was prayers at Lincolnsinnfields Mr. Bromfield! and Mr. Plenius dinnd There. Tues. 28 Oct. came to Prayers. Sun. 2 Nov. was in town to Prayers. Thur. 14 Nov . was at Madrigall had some words with Mr. Andra. Sun. 16 Nov . Mr. E llis and self settled at Mr. Pemberton's2 to have no concern in the St. Cecilia Meetting dinned at Finchley rood [rode] Out in the Even. Mare Run away with me. Mr. Arboin supped with os. Thur. 20 Nov. was at the Madrigal Lincolns Inn feilds Sun . 23 1\@v. came to town to Prayers Mr. Pemberton returned with os and returned. Gasking3 and children came to town for the Season this 9 Decr 1766 Tuesday. Wed. 10 Dec. was at Madrigall. 1767

Sat. 12 Ian. Mr. Jno Hughes" Called made him an offer to Dine with os toMorrow and likewise a Pigg Sun. 25 I an. Mr. Sempell sent a Letter first then Called himself just arrived from France I gave him ÂŁ2. 2. o. and he promised never to ask me for any more Mony Wed. 28 I an. was at the Madrigall. Fri. 30 I an. Mrs. Arnold recommends Mrs. Simisters for an out Patient in St. Bartholomew's Hospitall. Mon. 2 Feb. Mr. Hughes Calld Mrs. Hughes not well this [his] Child hurt by a Fall and he had not examined my Account meet him at Church Fine day Wed. 4 Feb. Called on Dr. Arne 6 and Michael Arne was the Madrigal. Mon. 9 March attended the Deirge of The Honbl Mr. Edward Howard 7 Lincoln Inn Feilds. 1

2

3 4 S

6

7

Probably Jolm 'Villi am Bromfield who was a sponsor at the baptism by Bishop Challoner of William John Mawhood, 3 Sep. 1760. Francis Pemberton was a professional musician and teacher of dancing. He married Mary Castell on 4 June 1739, one of the witnesses being Anne Arne, the mother of Dr. Thomas Arne, C:R .S. XIX, 175. Mrs. Gasking was the nurse, and later housekeeper at Finchley. John Hughes married Mary Semple, W.M.'s niece. See Genealogical Table. Mrs. Simister was a poor relation of Mrs. W.M. As a Vestry Man, W.M. probably had rights of nominating patients. Thomas Arne (1710-1778). The D. N. B . account does not mention that he was a Catholic and composed two Masses. See also below under 6 Dec. 1777. For Michael Arne (1741?-1786) his son, see D.N.B . Nephew and heir-presumptive of 9th Duke of Norfolk, b. 22 Jan. 1743/4. His sister married 9th Lord Petre.


26

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1767

Tues. 10 March. my Sons William and Charles began Dancing of Mr. Pemberton. Wed. 11 March. was at the Madrigal Thur. 12 March. as at the Madrigall Fri. 13 March. Mr. Hughes . . . was with os at the Orritoria of Israel in Eagipt.l Sun. 22 March. was Lincolns Inn Feilds Mr. Pemberton Dinned & he & Mr. vVebb 2 supped with os. Wed. 25 March. was at Lincolnsinnfield ... was at the Madrigal. Thur. 26 March. Engaged Mr. Barnard 3 to teach Miss Maria to Write & Read &c began this day Sun. 29 March. was at Hammersmith to See my Daughter [Dorothy] Wed. 1 April was at Madrigal stayed 1 act. 4 Sat. 4 April. was at Mrs. Arne's5 Benefit took 3 Pit Tickets at 3s. Each. Sun. 12 April. Sent Miss Maria to Mrs. Hughes at Hummerton 6 Wed. 15 April. was at Tenebris Mrs. and Dorothy. Thur. 16 Apirl. Self Mrs. M. and Dorothy at Church in the Morning. Good Friday 17 April. was at Church & Tenebris Sat. 18 April. at Church Morning. Wed. 29 April. Mr. Pemberton and Miss M. walked to Hummerton to See Maria. Sat. 9 May. was at DL An1es with Mr. Rackett and heard the Catches performed. liVed. 27 May. Mr. Hughes Called ... desired I would stand and Mrs. M. for their Son who was borne Sunday. Thur. 28 May. was the Madrigal. Sat. 30 May. Mrs. M. and Self was at Wapping stood for Mrs. Hughe's Son George gave ÂŁ4. 4. O. drank Tea There (present) Mrs. Hughes Senior Mr. & Mrs. Smith & Mr. Erringtons friend to Officiate for him.7 Wed . 3 June. was at the Madrigal Queens head. Handel's Israel in Egypt, first performed 1739. Samuel vVebbe (1740-1816) later organist at Sardinian Chapel; his Masses are still in use. See D. N.B. 3 This was probably the Revd. James Barnard who was in London 1761 -1776. See p. 48n. 4 An evening's programme was in two Acts with an interval between them for conversation and refreshment. ;) Cecilia, wife of Dr. Arne (1711-1789), a noted singer. ee D. N.B. 6 H umerton, now Homerton, then a village east of Hackney. This Mrs. Hughes is not to be confused with W.M.'s niece. The school seems to have been moved to Greenwich. See p. 31. 7 The Registrum baptismale (West. Archives) has the entry: "Anno Domini 1767 Die 30 Maii Baptizatus fuit Georgius Hughes filius Joannis et Mariae Hughes conjugam; Patrini fuerunt Guilielmus et Dorothea Mawhood conjuges. A me Joanne Lindow." 1

2


1767

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

27

Thur. 4 June. Kings Birthday. Mr. Pemberton taught our Children at Home Miss Betsy began Learning this Day was at the Madrigal. Mon. 9 June. returned to London on Monday to Prayers. The Children & Gasking went to Finchley for the Summer season. Fryday 19 June I returned Sunday 21 June to London to Prayers Mrs. M. and Dorothy returned to Dinner in the Chariott.! Sat. 11 July Called on Mr. Pemberton he dined with me we in the afternoon went to Hackney for Miss Maria. Sun. 12 July. Mrs. Md. came to prayers Miss Maria and Self returned in the Chariott to Finchlcy Mr. Plenius Dined with os made Hay Monday. 1\'10n. 27 July. Came to town to dine with Mr. Holker 2 on Venison called at Mrs. Hughes at Hackney, will take Miss Maria again. Mon. 24 Aug. came to Prayers returned in the Even to Finchley paid Harris 3 £0. 10. 6. in full to last Saturday. Sat. 5 Sep. Mr[s]. Md Gasking and Children came from Finchley gave Sempill £2. 2. O. to fetch his Shirts Hatt and great Coat out of Paune. vVhat Sempill declares they're Pledged for 6 Shirts 1. 11. 6. a Hat o. 7. O. a great Coate O. 8. 6. Paid my Insurance to the Sun Office 4 this 12 October £12. 10. O. fol' 1 Year on my Stock in Trade Valued at £5,000. J.11on. 26 Oct. Paid Trofy Tax 5 for the Millisia o. 8 . 4. Thur. 17 Dec. Mr. Baker Called to lmow if I would recommend a Gentleman's Son of his Acquaintance to a good Match, a Catholick Fri . Xmas Day. performed Dr. Arnes Mass 6 Freeses very hard. un. 27 Dec. Mr. Pemberton Mr. Du Pont Mr. Nelson and George Paxton 7 Supped with os performed the Drs. Service . .Mon. 28 Dec. Mrs. Md Brought Miss Dorothy from Hammersmith. Tues. 29 Dec. Performed Dr. Ames Mass at Church. 1768

Tues. 5 Jan. Mr. Byfield began to Tune my Organ paid him £2. 2. O. jn full to this day. [ No note-books have survived for the period 9 Jan. 1768 to 10 Jan. 1769 inclusive.] 8

1 2 3 4

5 6 "7

tJ

A chariot was a closed, four-wheeled carriage which wou ld take only two in comfort; the horse was driven by a postilion. Laurence Holker, his lawyer. He was the gardener at Finchley; this was his weekly wage. Founded 1706. The trophy tax, or money, was levied on householders for the militia. Dr. Arne composed two Masses; copies of these have not been traced. George Paxton, nephew of Stephen Paxton (see D. N.B.), was organist at the Sardinian Chapel. The Byfields were the leading organ builders.


28

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1769

1769 Wed. 11 Jan. was at the Madrigal paid my SUbscription. Thurs. 12 Jan. was at the Madrigal Mon. 16 Jan. was at Sir Edward Simeons 1 Diurge Lincon's Infield Wed.18 Jan. The Queen's Birth Day stayed at home Mr. Webbe· taught. Sun. 22 Jan. Not very well sent to Mr. Bayles took Valerian and Tinture of Rub arb , played for George 2 Wed. 15 Jan. Mr. Barnard taught Paid the vVindow Tax £1. 19.6. Thurs. 26 Jan. was at the Diurge ... Mr. Pemberton Dined and taught was at the Madrigal Fri. 27 Jan. Mr. Foster of Long Acra Called . . . went with him to St. Brides to See Mr. Wilkes a Second time Ellectted Alderman.3: Wed. 1 Feb. Mr. vVebbe Taught Tues. 7 Feb. Miss Maria went to Marrow Bone Ha1l4 with Mr. Pemberton. Sun. 19 Feb. The Family dined at Finchley Mr. Plenius Tuned the Harpsichord and Stayed the night. Fri. 24 Feb. came to Town and Family to Prayers. Sun. 26 Fcb. came to Prayers Mr. Webbe returned with os played the Organ for George Paxton. Tues. 28 Feb. received a Letter from Col. Charles Mawhood5 with a Bill for my Money and desires to know the Price and width of White Cloth for his Soldiers Britches, believes he shall want 4S() Peices. Thurs. 16 March. John Wilkes Ellectted'l to the County ... was at Madrigal. Fri. 17 March. self and Family at St. Patricks High Prayers. Sat. 18 March. Paid Messrs. Wetheral and Witham £0. 10. 6. for the Parson 7 as an Easter Offering. Wed. 22 March. We were at Tenebris Mr. Parsons 8 Called to Let os know his benefit of Judas Macabeus will be next Tuesday Sevenight 1

2 3

4

5 6 7

II

Second, and last, Baronet of Aston, co. Stafford. Nephew of Rev. Edward Simeon, S.J., and brother-in-law of Humphrey Weld of Lulworth. He was. a Catholic non-juror in 1715; died aged 86. i.e., played the organ in place of George Paxton at Sardinian Chapel. Of the Ward of Farringdon Without; the Court of Alderman had refused to allow the first election; he was now returned unopposed although in prison. Mary-Ie-bone Hall in Marylebone Gardens where organ recitals (some at 8 . a.m.) and musical performances took place. Site east of north part of present Marylebone High Street. Major Charles Mawhood was promoted Lt.-Col. of the 19th Foot, 17 June 1767. This was his first contract with his cousin. This was his third election which was declared void. W.M. carefully distinguished a Church of England Clergyman as 'Parson,' from a Catholic priest as 'Sacerdos.' Mr. Parsons was William Parsons (1756? -1817) a leading singing-master. For his curious career, see D. N.B.


1769

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

29

Thurs. 23 March. Mr. Pike the Clothier Called aboute the Army White Cloth we were all at Church. Fri. 24 Ma1'ch. all the Family were at Prayers ... Rehearsed Dr. Arne's Service at Mr. Christians.! Sun. 26 March. Saw Mr. Hughes Sister Polley at Church was very Civil Performed the Dr. Arnes Service, took 7 Ticketts Cost II. 1. O. for Mr. Parsons Benefitt. M~n. 27 March. Mr. Bromfeild Dined with os went to Vespers with Miss Dozy. Tues. 28 March. was at Prayer5. Mon. 3 April. Returned to Prayers being Lady Day Transferred2 . . . Paid Mr. Hughes in full for Miss Maria £5. 15. O. to the 25th March last. Tues. 4 April. Paid Mr. Barnard In full to Lady Day for teatching my Family £3. 3. O. Wed. 5 April. Mr. Webbe and Barnard and Pemberton taught. Thurs. 6 April. was at the Madrigal Mr. Bromfield is to pay my Quarterly Subscription as I Paid for him last Quarter. Thurs. 13 April. came to Town, went with the Parish to the house of Lords to Finish the paving Bill. 3 S at. 15 April. paid Mr. Clewin £2. 17. O. in full to Lady Day last for the Poor of Finchley. Sun . .16 April. Stayed at Finchley being III of the Goute Mrs. Md and Family went to Prayers brought Pemberton Plenius tuned the Harpsichord. Tues. 19 April. Mr. Barnard set some Coppys for the Children. Sun. 23 .April. Came to Prayer. Tues. 25 April. Saw Mrs. George Hughes at Church She said John Hughes Expectted to have all my Estate his sister Polly she says was not pleased he commensed a Lawsuite 4 against me Mrs. George Expects her Law suite to be determined this terme and hope I will well trim him for his Impertinence. Sun. 30 April. came to town Called on Mr. Apsted 5 who went to Finchley with os to say Prayers. Mon. 1 May. Stayed at Finchley Messrs. Ansted and Pemberton There He said Prayers this day Messrs. Linch and his friend there. Wed. 3 May. Stayed at Finchley Mr. Ansted said Prayers Sun. 7 May. Stayed in the Contry Mr. Ansted said Prayers. Probably a member of the firm of Christian & Bassett, wine merchants. See C. R.S . XIX, 400. 2 Lady Day, or the Annunciation, 25 March. a The Minutes of St. Bartholomew's Vestry record that W.M. was on the committee to promote an Act for paving under Act of 1768. 4 There are many entries in the diary about this family squabble; it w as at length settled out of court. S William Anstead, b. London, 1 Oct. 1737; entered English CoIl. , Rome, 12 Jan. 1753; priest, 10 Apr!. 1762, and left for mission the next month; assistant chaplain, Sardinian Chapel; d. Woolhampton, Berks., 2 July 1791. See C.R.S. XII, 35; XIX, 295; XL, 209.

1


30

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1769

Thursday 10 May. was at the Madrigall Mon. 15 May. came to Town to Prayers. Tues. 16 May. came to town to Prayers and Pemberton came down with os. Wed. 14 June. was at the Madrigall at the Fethers Tavern Cheapside Thurs. 15 June. was a Special Jury at Westminster Hall for which Received £1. 1. O. Mr. Pemberton Dined went in the Even to, the Madrigal. Stayed all day [at FinchleyJ on Saturday the 24 June it rained hard all day Mr. Ansted said Prayers. Sun. 25 June. Stayed at Finchley Ansted Said Prayers Mr. Webbe came after Dinner and taught. Mon. 26 June. Mr. Webbe taught All worked hard in the Hay field got in 6 Load of Hay Mr. Ansted returned to town Mr. Webbe stayed. Thurs. 29 June . was on a Tryall at Westminster Received £2. 2. O~ and Dined there was at the Madrigal. Sun. 2 July. came to town to Prayers returned to Dinner Played for George Mr. Webbe came in the Afternoon Mr. Ansted called and drank Tea. Sat. 9 July. Called on Bishop Talbot! Settled at £22 Per Annum for my Boys got his Letter to the Master2 Sun. 10 Ju~y. Came to Prayers. Tues. 12 July. Messrs. Green, Brown and Ansted3 Dined with me~ 1

2

3

James Talbot, brother of the 14th Earl of Shrewsbury, b. 1726; entered Douai, 1738; priest 19 Dec . 1750; remained as professor until 1755 ; coadjutor, Bishop of Birtha, to Bishop Challoner, 1759; tried at Old Bailey, 27 Feb. 1771, on information of Wm. Payne, but dismissed; succeeded as V.A. in 1781 ; d. 26 Jan. 1790. Re-established Stand on Lordshipschool on property he bought at Old Hall Green, Herts., 1771. The best account of him is given in Ward, Dawn, Vol. I. James Willacy, b. 1738; entered Douai, 17 Oct. 1749, oath, 29 June" 1757; priest, 1760; remained as professor; went to Standon Lordship school in 1764; Headmaster Old Hall Green Academy, 1769-1791; then chaplain to Carmelite Nuns at Canford House, Wilts; died there, 1805. See, Knox, 71; C.R.S. XXVIII, Index; XII, 93; XLIII, 124; Ward~ St. Edmund's . The Mawhood boys were amongst his first pupils at Old Hall Green . "Green and Brown" were probably priests as they were with William Anstead; if so, they may be identified as: Green (Horne), James; b. London, 3 Nov. 1725; Eng. ColI. Rome, 30 Sep. 1741; priest, 21 Feb. 1750. For many years chaplain to Venetian Ambassador, London. d. F urnival's Inn, 16 Feb . 1802. See Kirk, C.R.S. XII, 82; XL, 197. His. younger brother, Henry, was a chaplain at Sardinian Chapel; d. 12 Jan. 1769. See also Burton, Challoner, I, 139. Browne-Peter; b. 1731. Douai, 23 July, 1746; oath, 26 May, 1753 . Chaplain, later Senior, Sardinian Chapel; first signed register, 12 Sep. 1760; last, 11 Oct. 1788. Dean of Chapter, 1789-1794; d. 31 May, 1794. See Kirk, C.R.S. XII, 53; XIX, Index (but note that first three entries refer to another Peter Brown), XXVIII, Index.


1769

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

31

Sun. 23 July. came to Prayers. Tues. 25 July. came to Prayers. Wed. 26 July. Mr. Ansted said for os. Tues. 27 July. was at the Madrigal. Sun. 30 July. came to prayers Plenius tuned the harpsichord Mr. Webbe dined. Mon. 31 July. Mr. Webbe taught. Wed. 2 A ug. Col. Mawhood and Coz Brookes! dined at Finchley. Sun. 6 Aug. came to town in the Coach2 to Prayers. Sun. 14 Aug. was at Prayers Mr. Pemberton with os. Tues. 15 Aug. carne to town was at Church. Sun. 20 A ",,:g. Came to Prayers played for George Paxton. Thurs. 24 Aug. came to town to Prayers. Sun. 27 Aug. came In the Coach to Prayers. Mon. 28 Aug. came to town was at Dr. Ames. Tues. 29 Aug. was at Drury lane Play house with Mr. Webb and Pemberton. Fri. 1 Sep. Mr. Webbe taught at Finchley Sun. 3 Sep. came to Prayers. Thurs. 7 Sep. was at the Madrigal paid Sarah Mariage In full her wages ÂŁ6. 4. 10 and got her an out Patient in the Hospital. Fri. 8 Sep. Mrs. Md brought Miss Maria from Finchley. Mr. Hughes dined with os and took her to his Scoole 3 at Greenwich was a t Prayers. Sun. 17 Sep. came to Prayers. Thurs. 21 Sep. was at the Madrigal. Sun. 24 Sep. Came to Prayers. Fri. 29 Sep. Mrs. Md came to town was at Church. Sun. 1 Oct. all came to Prayers with Mr. Pemberton. Wed. 4 Oct. was at prayers St. Francis. Sun. 8 Oct. all came to Prayers. Mon. 9 Oct. Called on Mr. Talbot who says Mr. Willasy will be in town this day and return Friday or Saturday next. Wed. 11 Oct. came to tOV.r11 and returned to dinner with Mr. \iVillacy Mr. vVebbe taught. Thurs. 12 Oct. was at prayers at the Bavarian Chapple 4 Sun. 15 Oct. came to prayers. Mon. 16 Oct. Set out for Old Hall Green with Mr. Palmer dined with Mr. Willasy left the two Boys went from thence to Baldock. Tues. 17 Oct. went with Mr. Palmer to See his Estate returned to Baldock to Dinner. 1

2 3

4

John Charles Brooke (1748-1794), See Genealogical Table, and D . N .B. Rou ge Croix P ursuivant, 1773; Somerset Herald, 1777. A coach was larger than a chariot and marked an advance in social p osition. In Park Row, Greenwich. othing is known of th.is school. The Warwick St. (Golden Square) Chapel of the Portuguese Embassy was taken over by the Bavarian Embassy a bout the middle of the 18th cen t . It was so damaged during the Gordon Riots that re-building was necessary; the present chapel dates from 1788 (See p. 276).


32

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1769

Wed. 18 Oct. Set out from Baldock called on the Boys who are well pleased Dined at [blank] and returned at Night to Finchley Mr. Palmer went home in the post Chaise. Sun. 22 Oct. came to Prayers Called at the SardiniaD Embasadors1 Mon. 23 Oct. Called on Mr. Garth Dickinson Charroitt is made very Clea;n for the Embasadors Inspection this day. Thurs. 26 Oct. was at the Madrigal Sat. 28 Oct. came to town to Prayers. Sun. 29 Oct. came to Prayers. Tues. 31 Oct. Called on the Sardinian Embasador aggreed he should try Dickenson's Charriott next Fryday . Wed. 1 Nov. all at Church. Thurs. 2 Nov. was at Church ... was at the Madrigall Sat. 4 Nov. came to town the King of Sardinia's Birthday2 was at the Chapell. Sun. 5 Nov. came to Prayers Mr. Webbe returned to Finchley with us and Taught Paid Shaw £0. 10. 6. in part for Brewing he'll finish the 3 Qrs of Malt and 24 pounds of Hops this day. Mon. 6 Nov. Dined with the Gentlemen of the Choir 3 in Holborn paid for our Suppers £0. 14. O. Wed. 8 Nov. came to town Called on Mr. Forester who is to Acquaint the Sardinian Embassador I aggree he shall have Mr. Dickinson's Chariot for £110. Mr. Willacy of Old Green Hall called our boys very well. Thurs. 9 Nov. Mr. Willacy dined with os at Finchley went with him in the Even to show him the way. Sun. 12 Nov. came to Prayers. Sun. 19 Nov. was to Prayers Mr. Webbe returned with us and taught. Wed. 22 Nov. was at the St. Cecilian Meeting the Queenshead Holborn cost £0. 6. 6. Each. Sun. 26 Nov. came in the Coach to prayers. Thurs. 30 Nov. Mrs. Md and Family came to town for the season was all at Prayers. Sun. 3 Dec. Called on Col. Mawhood after Prayers did not See him having taken Phisik. Fri. 8 Dec. all went to Prayers. Sun. 10 Dec. came to Prayers returned by our Selves to Dinner at Finchley. Wed. 20 Dec. was at the Madrigal paid my Subscription 16s. Thurs. 21 Dec. was all at Church ... was at the Madrigal. Fri. 22 Dec. went to meet our Boys from Schole at Old Hall Green. 1

2 3

53 & 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, now occupied by Public Trustee Office. W.M. was negotiating the sale of a chariot belonging to a bankrupt customer named Dickinson. Charles Emmanuel III. Of the Sardinian Chapel.


1769

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

33

Sun. 24 Dec. Rehearsed the New Rome Service! Mon. 25 Dec. Performed the Service. Tues. 26 Dec. performed the New Service at the Bavarian Embasadors. 2 Wed. 27 Dec. was at the Madrigal they owe me for 2 Books of Mr. Webbe's3 at 5s. each made a present of one to Mr. Noell. Thurs. 28 Dec. was at Church and at Madrigal. Fri. 29 Dec. was at Church. 1770

Mon. l ' Ia~. was at Church performed Paxtons Service. Wed. 3 Ian. Mr. Willacy called is to dine with me to Morrow. Thurs. 4 Ian. Mr. Willacy Dined with os Mr. Pemberton Drank Tea was at the Madrigal. Sat. 6 Ian. was at Prayers. J.11 on. 15 I an. Paid the Plate and Coach Tax for 1 year to Come. Tues. 16 I an. were at the Duirge for Mrs. HUddlestone 4 • • • Mr. Webbe taught. Thurs. 18 Ian. was at the Madrigal paid Sr Thomas [FleetwoodJ5 2s. in full. Sat. 20 I an. Mr. Willacy breakfasted with os afterwards went with our two Boys to Old Green Hall paid their Coach and gave 2s. 6d. for Mrs. Sturdy.6 Sun. 21 I an. Mr. Dupont went in the Coach with Mrs. Md to Prayers. Sun. 28 I an. Spent the Eve'n at Mr. Paxtons with Webbe and Pemberton. Fri. 2 Feb. Mr. Pemberton and Ansted Supped with os. Thurs. 15 Feb. was at the Madrigal Sir Thos Fleetwood paid me for his Coate. Sun. 18 Feb. had a Consert of Musick Messrs. Pemberton, Tayler, Cocklane his freind spent the Even. Sat. 24 F eb. St. Mathias all went to Prayers. Mon. 26 Feb. Mr. Brookes my COu.sin Called and Paid me In full. Ash Wed. 28 Feb. was at Church 1 2

3

4 5

G

A new setting for the Mass received from Rome, perhaps brought by a priest. Count de Haslang, He was appointed in 1741 and was Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of St. James's for forty-two years. He became a friend of George III. (See p. 195) vVebbe was a prolific composer of glees, catches, etc. Between 1764 and 1795 he published nine books of vocal music in parts. Mrs. Sarah Huddlestone, wife of Richard Huddlestone, died 1 Jan. 1770, aged 27. Buried at St. Pancras. Sir Thomas Fleetwood, sixth Bart. of Caldwich, b. 1741; m. Mary Bostock, 1771; d.s.p. 10 Dec. 1802. After his death Lady Fleetwood married Count de Fronte, Sardinian Ambassador; and after his death (1812) she married Thomas Wright of Kelvedon. Perhaps the housekeeper. c


34

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1770

Thurs. 1 March. was at the Madrigal paid Is. Mr. Tuite there Sat. 3 March. I went to Finchley and Mr. Ansted. Wed. 7 March. was at Guildhall but don't approve of the Remonstrancel to The King. Fri. 9 March. was at Complein. Sun. 11 March. was at Charity2 payd for George. Mon. 12 March. took 6 Ticketts at 2s. Each for which gave Dr. Arne £1. 1. O..•• at Mr. FOOt' S 3 Theatre, had a Roncountree with Mr. Tounsend the Shreriffe who drawed his Sword and would not let Charles our Coachman take us in our horses broke his harness and so it ended. Sat. 17 March. Messrs. Anstead and Palmer Senr Dined with os. Mon. 19 March. was at Church. Fri. 23 March. Mr. Webbe taught was at Complane Sat. 24 March. Mr. Ansted Dined with os. Thurs. 29 March. was at the Oratorio with Webbe and Pemberton, and performed Dr. Ames Service at the Bavarian Chapell. Fri. 30 March. Mr. Webbe taught was at the Mile End Meeting and at Complaine. Sat. 31 March. Dined at Finchley and Mr. Ansted. Sat. 7 April. was at Finchley Mr. Ansted Dined with os. Mon. 9 April. Stayed at home Mr. vVillacy and our two Boys came for the Holy Days. Wed. 11 April. was at Tenebris. Th~trs. 12 April. was at Chapell Mom and Even. Fri. 13 April. Do. [i.e. at ChapefJ. Sat. 14 April. was at Chapell in the Mom. Mon. 16 April. was at Chapell Morn and Even: Mr. Pemberton Dined with os and Taught the Boys. Tues. 17 April. was at Chapell saw Mr. Hughes of Wapping did not speake to him, saw Mr. Baker of the Bridge Yard 4 at Chapell his Excuse for not coming to See os was that he had been ill of the Goute. Mr. Pemberton Dined with os and taught the Boys. Sun. 22 April. was at Finchley to Dinner from Prayers. Mon. 23 April. St. George was at the Bavarian Chappell. Tues. 24 April. "\iVrote Mr. Willacy a Letter that our two Boys would be at Old hall Green next Thursday. Wed. 25 April. was at the Vestry . . . took Places for our two Boys in the Stage for to Morrow paid 5s. Earnest. Thurs. 26 April, our Boys went in the Buntinford stage paid 5s. more being the full fare ... was the Madrigal. 1

2 3 4

This was against Parliament setting aside the election of John Wilkes as M.P. for Middlesex. One of the leading supporters was Sheriff James Townshend, and this no doubt explains the incident of 12 March. For some notes on the 'Charity' see Burton, Challoner, I, 370-l. Samuel Foote (1720-1777) was granted a patent for a new theatre, the Little, in Haymarket, in 1767. See D. N.B. Between what is now London Bridge Station and the river.


1770

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

35

Sun. 29 April. was at Finchley after Prayers. Mon. 30 April. Miss Md was at the Ball Ironmonger1 Hall. Tues. 1 May. St. Philip & James was at Church Mr. Pemberton Dined with os Mr. Webbe taught in the Even. Sun. 6 May. waS at Church Performed the Roman service. Wed. 9 May. paid Mr. Willacy in full for our 2 Boys Scholing half a year Dew the 16 April last. ÂŁ Wm. 12. 13. It Charles 12. 16. 9 -~ 25. 9. 11 Fri. 11 May. Mr. Webbe taught stayed at home Introduced my Daughter2 in the Shop at the Rate of ÂŁ20 Per Annum. Sun. 13 May. was at Church with Mr. Gough who went to Finchley with os returned in the Even to tow;n. Mon. 14 May. Mrs. Md Maria and Betsy went for the Season to Finchley, Dory Mawhood stays in Town. Thurs. 17 May. was at the Madrigal Mr. Pemberton very III there. Sun. 20 May. saw Jno Hughes and his Son at Church but took no Notice. Mon . 21 May. paid for Paving my doorway 16/6 Stayed in Town owing to an Allarum of Fire in Duck lane. Thurs. 24 May. was at Church Messrs. Gough and Brookes dined with os ... was at the Madrigal Sun. 27 May. came to town took leave of Mr. Gough Who goes . for Lincolnshire on Monday Mr. Pemberton very ill Mr. Plenius tuned the Harpsichord. Thurs. 31 May, was at the Madrigal Called and See Mr. Pemberton is very Ill. Mon. 4 June. came to Prayers. Tues. 5 June. came to Town to Prayers returned to Dinner Mr. Pitt the clothier went with os to shew me how to Bud and Innoculate Trees. Sat. 9 June. Mr. Pemberton Died this Day in the Afternoon at 50'Ck. Sun. 10 June. came to Prayers at the Bavarian's Sr Thos Fleetwood Dined with os at Finchley Mr. Webbe came in the Even stayed the Night Sr Thomas walked Back to Town. Tues. 12 June. Called on my way to Town on Mr. De Pont, he Died last night t past 8 o'Clock was at Mr. Pemberton's Funeral. Messrs. Christian and Holditch Mr. Faux being out of town and Mr. Mackworth otherwise engaged Mr. Pemberton was Buried at St. Pancras half past 6 o'Clock. 1 2

Shaftesbury Place, off Aldersgate St. The old hall was destroyed in the first world war, and the new one damaged in the second. Dorothy (Dory), aged 18.


36

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1770

Wed. 13 June. Called on Dr. An1e who will Compose some Musick for Mr. Pemberton's Diurge. 1 Thurs. 14 June. came to town performed Dr. Arne's Old Service . . . was at the Madrigal. Fri. 15 June. was at Dr. Arne's to get a Service for Pemberton. Sat. 16 June. was at Mr. De Pont's funeral. Sun. 17 June. came to Prayers. Mon. 18 June. Stayed at Finchley Dory came to town for the 2 Boys who came this Day from Old Hall Green in the Even came to Finchley. Tues. 19 June. the Servant Maid came yesterday at ÂŁ7. O. O. Per Annum no Tea Mr. Webbe taught. Wed. 20 June. Called on Dr. Arne about the Service for Pemberton Sat. 23 June. Called on Dr. Arne had a small practtice of the Service for Mr. Pemberton. Sun. 24 June. came from Finchley Dr. Arne Miss Walker and Master Brown Djned with os after Tea went for Town rehearsed Webbe's and his Service for my poor Friend F : Pemberton. Wed. 26 June. came to Town attended the Practice at Dr. Ames was at the Fethers 2 Tavern with Mr. Tuite Paid my Quarterage 16s. Thurs. 28 June. was at Church performed Dr. Arne and Webbe's Burial Service for my poor friend Frans Pemberton. Sun. 1 July. came to Town Mr. Sempill came with Mrs. Md in the Coach to late for High Prayers, left Mr. Sempill to tell me they were gone to the Spanish Embassy. Wed. 4 July. Brought an Organ in Holborne Cost ÂŁ10. 10. Thurs. 5 July. Came to Town Dory and Self Dined at Mr. Holkers with Mr. Thorpes family and Mr. Holker of Roen [Rauen] afterward went with said Holker to show him Mr. Talbots [BishoP T.] they were affread the Government should gett a sent [scent] of where said Holker was, was at the Madrigal. Sun. 8 July. Mr. Sempill came with as to Prayers. Thurs. 12 July. Dined with Sir Thos Fleetwood was at the Madrigal. Sat. 14 July. Aggreed with Sr. Thos Fleetwood for to have my long Tayled horse at 2S Guineas.

1

2

Arne's "Musick for Mr. Pemberton's Dirge" is preserved in a manuscript volume (Add. 33240, ff. 11.21) left to the British Museum by Vincent Novello (organist at the Portuguese Chapel, 1797-1822) The music consists only of a setting for "Libera me, Domine." See H. Langley's Doctor Arne (1938) where two pages are reproduced. It was sung and broadcast in 1930 at a memorial concert to Dr. Arne, at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, where he was buried. Feathers, on north side of Strand opposite Somerset House.


THE MAWHOOD DIARY 37 1770 Sat. 21 July. Called on Mr. Chanoler for Mr. Sempill he recommends Mr. Bower! of Lincolns inn fields. S~tn. 22 July. came to Town to Breakfast Mr. Sempill came with Mrs. Md in the Coach Spoke to The Revd. Mr. Bower in consequence of an Order from Bishop Chaneler who promised to Attend him at my house next Monday morn: at 12 0 Ck. Mon. 23 July. Called on Mr. Bower Mr. Sempill being rather worse. T~tes. 24 July. Mr. Webbe taught Charles Came with the Cart for Straw took up the Organ at Mr. Byfields ... Mr. Bower Called this Morning on Sempill will come again this Even or to Morrow. Wed. 25 July. came to town & Family to Prayers returned to Dinner at Hinchley Mr. Byfeild put up the Organ in the Temple,2 stayed my Self all night in the Con try Mr. Dunn 3 Sercerdos Called in Smithfield and was very Inquisitive in Family Affairs, to no purpose Sat. 28 July. Mr. Sempill very Ill, I asked him if any thing lay on his Mind . . Answer he waS quite Easy. Sun. 29 July . was Called upp at 4 0 Ck by Charles Mr. Sempill being taken worse Maria and Self prayed by him at 6 0 Ck better Drank 2 Dishes Coffee took my leave of him Called on Mr. Wetheral who came Before 9 0 Ck above which time he Died in the presence of said Wetheral Mrs. Mawhood came afterwards to Prayers, Mr. Bower of Lincolnsinn feilds returned with oS (as I had previously asked him to go to Finchley this Day, not knowing at 9 in the Morning but Sempill was living) now to Bury him if Mr. Downs ' Vhom I this day wated on could get the Coffin done. Mon. 30 July. came Early to Town Mr. Bower Mrs. and Misses Md came to town by 11 o'Ck Called on Mr. Bower proved ~r. Sempill's Will at the Commons. 4 Tues. 31 July. Mr. Sempill was buried;; this Day by Mr. Bower gave him ÂŁ1. 1. 0., Mr. and Mrs. Hughes of Wapping was at it and drank Tea Invited him to the Burial at the Parish Churchs

1

:!

3

4 5 6

William Bower; b. 1735; Douai, oath, 27 Dec. 1760; on mission, 16 Aug. 1767 ; one of the chaplains at Sardinian Chapel; signed registers, 6 April 1768 to 30 May 1773. Kirk says he was "very assiduous in assisting the poor". Died, London 17 June, 1773. See C.R.S., XIX, Index; XII, 13; Kirk; Knox, 72. Presumably a small building in the grounds of a type then fashionable. John Dunn, b. 27 Jan. 1718; Douai, 26 June 1732; priest, 1743; professor of theology; on mission; 1750; Croxdale & Tudhoe, co. Durham, 1750-c., '53; Burton Constable, c.1753-1762; 1762, treasurer to Chapter and librarian of Clergy Library, Gray's Inn; recommended by Bishop Challoner as President, Douai, 1769, and named in Bishop's Will among' 'my good firends." Died suddenly after Mass at Sardinian Chapel, 14 June, 1778. See Kirk, C.R.S. XU, 14, XXVIII, Index. Doctors' Commons; between St. Paul's and River; demolished, 1867. The Catholic service was held in the house. St. Bartholomew's.


38

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1770

. for to Morrow 6 o'Ck Mrs. Md and Self returned in the Even to Finchley. Thurs. 2 Aug. came Early to Town Mrs. Md came at 11 0 Ck sent to Mr. and Mrs. Hughes who came at 5 O'Ck drank Tea. Mr. Hayes the Minister and Mr. Hitchcock the Clerk, attended Mr. Sempills Burial at our Parish Church . . . was at the Madrigal Sir Thomas mentioned nothing abote paying for his horse. Sun. 5 Aug. Came all to Prayers Mr. Plenius Tuned the Harpsichord. Thurs. 9 Aug. was at the Madrigal. Sat. 11 Aug. was at Miles & Co. bean FeasP Called on return to Finchley at the Yorkshire Stingo being Mr. Fells feast. 2 Sun. 12 Aug. came to Prayers. Mon. 13 Aug. was at Barnards Beanfeast Kew lane, on Return Called at Canonbury3 house being Dixon & Coates' feast. Wed. 15 Aug. all came to Prayers. Sun. 19 Aug. all came to Prayers Mr. Green Tuned the Organ at Finchley and Dined. Tues. 21 Aug. Mr. Webbe taught Mr. Willacy Called, our Boys are very well sent them 2s. for Fruite for Old Hall Green. Wed. 22 Aug. came to Town Dined on Turtle at the Queens head Holborne Cost 10/6. Thurs. 23 Aug. very III stayed at home. Fri. 24 Aug. Mrs. Md &c came to prayers. Sat. 25 Aug. Sr Thos Fleetwood paid me for the Long Tailed Black horse £26. S. I gave £1. 1. O. towards the Charity for poor Children being the Moorfeilds Chapple 4 Society in full for 1 year. Sir Thos Dined with us at Finchley. Sun. 26 Aug. all came to Prayers. Sun. 2 Sep. all came to Prayers was at Leader Beanfeast at Canonbury house. Sun. 9 Sep. Stayed at Finchley being very III Mr. Green Tuned the Organ. Sun. 16 Sep. all came to Prayers. Thurs. 20 Sep. was at the Madrigal paid £1. 1. O. for the Turtle feast and Is for the night. Fri. 21 Sep. all came to Church. Sun. 23 Sep. Col. Mawhood Dined with oS at Finchley . Mrs. Md came to Prayers. W .M. subscribed and often attended the beanfeasts given by his tradecustomers to their workmen. 2 Situated in present Marylebone Road, near Harcourt St. 'Stingo' was old, strong beer. 3 Islington. Originally the country house of the Priors of St. Bartholomew's. In the 18th cent. it was let out as lodgings and included Oliver GQldsmith among its tenants. Only the tower remains. « There are said to have been two 'Mass Houses' in Ropemakers' Alley, Moorfields. See Newton's Catholic London, p. 158. W.M. nowhere suggests two such places.

1


1770

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

39

Thurs. 27 Sep. was at the Madrigal cost Free Sr Thomas having money in hand. Sat. 29 Sep. Michaelmas Day all came to Prayers. Sun. 30 Sep. came to Prayers Miss Brown Supped we had a sort of Quarell with her. Tues. 2 Oct. Mr. Willacy Called this Mron; the Boys are very well. Wed. 3 Oct. went with Mr. Willacy for Old Hall Green Dined at Hertford cost 2/6 drank Tea with the Boys Supped and lay there. Thurs. 4 Oct. returned to Finchley after Breakfast Mr. Willacy accompanyd me to this side Hertford. Sun. 7 Oct. all came to Prayers. Fri. 12 Oct. sung the Roman Service at the Bavarian's. Sun. 14 Oct. Called on Col. Mawhood At his house in Downing St. at 9 0 Ck he paid me his Bill ÂŁ22. O. O. promised writting to Col. Erskine and others In my behalf was to set of at 4 in the Even, for Portsmouth so to Gibralter to Joyn his Regiment, returned to Dinner at Finchley with Webbe and Plenius who tuned the Harpsichord. Thurs. 18 Oct. was at the Madrigal paid 2s. Sir Thas Fleetwood gave the offer of his horse. Fri. 19 Oct. Miss Lucy very Ill. Sun. 21 Oct. came to Town to Prayers. Thurs. 25 Oct. came to TO~TJl with Mrs. Md dined with the Bavarian Gentlemen was at the Play with Mr. Tayler. Sun. 28 Oct. came to Prayers Lucy Better. Thurs. 1 Nov. all came to Prayers was at the Bavarian Chapel. Fri. 2 Nov. 'Vas at prayers. Sun. 4 Nov. all came to Prayers performed 'Vebb's Service. Sun. 11 Nov. all came to Prayers Mon. 12 Nov. came in the Coach with Dory Webbe and Cocklain to Town was at the Embassadors feast ... the Summer house Robbed of the Lead. Thurs. 13 Nov. the King went to the Housel and made a peach, Expectted War. Fri. 19 Nov. Bought 3 Shares 16th in the present Lotory at 20s. each. Thurs. 22 Nov. came to Town Mrs. Md came in the Even was at St. Coecelia's feast the Queenshead Dinner Cost 7/6. Wed. 28 Nov. Supped at Mr. Browns Sacerdos. Fri. 30 Nov. Mrs. Md Maria and Bett came to Town to Prayers. Sun. 2 Dec. was at Prayers. Tues. 4 Dec. the Clergy of the Chapple2 supped with os and Tuite and Webbe Sun. 16 Dec. was at Prayers Dined at Finchley no Comp3.ny at all. Tues. 18 Dec. was at the Play with Mr. Holker of Rouen. 1 2

For opening of 4th Session of his 2nd Parliament. There was danger of war with Spain and France over the Falkland Islands, but it was avoided. Of the Sardinian Chapel; there were usually seven or eight chaplains.


40

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1770

Fri. 21 Dec. all went to prayers. Sun. 23 Dec. was at Prayers Messrs. Cocklain and Sykes went to Finchley. Mon. 24 Dec. all came to Town Charles and William came from Old Hall Green. Wed. 26 Dec. all went to Prayers. Thurs. 27 Dec. all went to Prayers ... was at the Madrigal did not pay. F'ri. 28 Dec. Harris and James came with the Cow to Markett Sold for £7. O. O. all went to Prayers. Sat. 29 Dec. went from Prayers to Finchley. Sun. 30 Dec. went all to Prayers. 1771

Tues. 1 J an. all went to Church in the Even. Tues. 8 Jan. was at Mr. Cocklain's Benefit at the Buffraloe Tavern. Wed. 16 J an. was at the Charitable Feast at the Bufalo Tavern Cost 5s. Mr. Etchelas and Master drank Tea I was from home. Sun. 20 Jan. all went to Prayers. Sun. 27 Jan. Mrs. Simister1 Dined and Supped in Town with os, played for George in the Afternoon. Thurs. 31 Jan. was at the Madrigal did not stay Supper. Sat. 2 Feb. dined at Finchley went on the Mare and Coach horse being lame and all went to prayers received at Candle being Candlemas Day. Sun. 3 Feb. went to Prayers in the Hackney Coach ... went with Miss Attfield and Family to See Westminster Abbey and Durham Gd. 2 Wed. 13 Feb. was at Chapple. Sun. 17 Feb. Taken very III at Supper sent to Dr. Aschew paid him £1. 1. O. sent the Prescription to Mr. Nelson of Red Lion Street. Sun. 3 March. much Better in health to Day, began to Eate. Fri. 8 March. Still keep my Chamber but near quite recovered. Sun. 10 March. went to Church for the first time since my Illness. Sun. 17 March . went to Prayers. Fri. 22 March. Stayed at home the Mom was at Complain Paid Mr. Webbe in full £7. 7. O. Mon. 25 March. all came to Town to Prayers. Wed. 27 March. was at Tenebris. Thurs. 28 March. all went to Prayers in the Mom: after saw the King go to the house, was at Tenebris. Good Fri. 29 March. was all at Church saw Stephen Hughes and Jno. Hughes Daughter took no Notice of them. 1 2

Mrs. M.'s cousin Grounds of Durham House (roughly the Adelphi) the former palace of the Bishops of Durham.


1771

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

41

Sat. 30 March. were all at Church ... Charles went on the Mare to Carry Sunday's Dinner. Easter Day 31 March. was at Prayers. Mon. 1 April. came to Town to Prayers. Tues. 2 April. came to Prayers from Finchley. Sun. 7 April. Breakfasted at Finchley returned in time for Church. Mon. 8 April. Stayed the Morn at Finchley returned to Dinner in Town the Two Boy's came from Old Hall Green, Sun. 14 Ap1'il. the Boys and Master Achelas1 went with os to Finchley. liVed. 17 April. Mr. Willacy in Town am to Pay his Bill for the Boys Board and Scoolling. . Thu1's. 18 'April. Paid Mr. vVillacy in full ÂŁ24. 4. O. for the Boys Schoolling. Sun. 21 April. after Prayers went to Finchley. Tues. 23 April. was at Church at the Portugal Embassadors 2 Wed. 24 April. went with Mr. Echelas to See Mr. [blankJ3 Accademy at Kingsinton. [Note inside cover] Mr. Hamilton 4 Sasurdos No. 6 Little Duke Street, Grovernor Square. Tues. 9 May. was at Prayers. Sun. 19 May. all came to Prayers. Mon. 20 May. came to Town to Breakfast was at Prayers. Tues. 21 May. was at Prayers. Thurs. 30 :fl.lay. was at Vespres. Thurs. 6 June. was at the Portugal Embassadors performed Paxtons li service was a Complin at Lincolns Inn. Sun. 9 June. was at 9 o'Ck Prayers. Mon. 10 June. was at Mr. De Pont's anaversay performed Webbe's Service. Sat. 15 June. Mr. Echalas and Mrs. Mawhood went with our 2 Boys to Mr. Usher's of Kingsinton Gavel pitts this day at 31.10 PI. Year: William and Charles dined with Betsey at Finchley Mrs. Md and Miss Md returned in the Even came there after. having taken our two Boys to Scoole at Kingsinton. Sun. 23 June. all came to Town our Selves returned to Dinner at Finchley with the boys from Kingsinton. 1

2

3

4 Ii

The Old Hall Green Academy account book has as its first entry, "Master ] oseph Echalez came to Old Hall Green [' Hare Street' crossed out] 20th Jan. 1770." Corner of present South St. and South Audley St. See below under 15 June. Kensington Gravel Pits is now the Bayswater Rd. For James Usher (1720-1772) see D. N.B. His school lasted from 1768 until his death. Not identified. His name frequently appears in later years. Stephen Paxton composed at least two Masses (D and G) These are printed in Collection of Masses with an accompaniment for the Orga1Z, edited by Samuel vVebbe (1792).


42

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1771

Mon . 24 June. Mrs. Miss Md and boys came to town went to Chapple .. . the boys went in the Coach to Kingsington with Mrs. Md. S~m. 30 June. came to Prayers. Fri. 5 July . came to Town to Breakfast was at the Bavarian performed a Diurge. Sun. 7 July. were all at Lincolns Inn feilds returned to Dinner Finchley sent ]essy to our boys with some Strawberys and Is. they're very well. Sun. 14 July. came to 10 o'Ck Prayers. Fri. 19 July . Mrs. Md. came to town on hearjng there was a distemper at Mr. Ushers School brought the boys home. Sun. 21 July . Stayed at Finchley not very well Mrs. Mawhood and boys came to Church. Mon. 22 July. The Boys went this Even for Kingsinton in the Coach. Thurs. 25 July. all came to Chapple. Sun. 28 July. Stayed at Finchley to Attend Mr. Boyfield's Man Tuning the Organ. Mrs. Md and Family went to Chapple. Wed. 31 July. was at Chapple see Miss Barker Signed Mr. Paxton's Articles. Sun. 4 Aug. Came to Prayers, Breakfasted in Town Mr. Hamilton Sasurdos returned with os to Dinner stayed till night. Wed. 7 Aug. Breakfasted in Town Stayed at home the Morn, Engaged Votes for Mr. Corrall to be Beadle1 returned from Finchley After Dinner Carried the Ellection for Carroll. Sat. 10 Au,g. Was at 9 o'Ck Prayers. Sun. 11 Aug. all came to Chapple returned to Dinner with Messrs. Tuite and Webbe. Tues. 13 Aug. was at Mr. Shreretts Diurge. Thu1's. 15 Au.g. came to Town to Breakfast all was at Chapple ... Mr. Webbe Called went with him to Mr. Dunn's2 Chambers who is the Acting person for St. Omers promised us all assistance. Sun. 18 Aug. all came from Finchley dined in Town Was at Bishop Chanelors Set out for Dover this afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. \i\Tebbe in Our Coach with Dory and Maria for Darford [DartjordJ Dory and Maria lay there returned the next day In the Coach to London See Mr. Barker there. Mon. 19 Aug. set Out Breakfasted at Rochester dined at Canterbury Supped at Dover. Tues. 20 Aug. mist our passage the wind blew hard Stayed all day and lay at the Ship at Dover. Wed. 21 Aug. was to Set out for Calais but Mrs. Md was much affread so Set of in a post Chase for Rochester to pay at Miss Mackgown's it Blew' hard all Day wind better at night agreed to go for Callais vVith Capt. Styles to Morrow Set Sail at 7 o'Ck 1 2

Of the Parish of St. Bartholomew-the-Great. The Revd. John Dunn of Gray's Inn .


1771

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

43

arrived at Calais 5 o'Ck in the Even after being carried on Men and Womans Sholders at 10/6. Each our passage 3 Livers [LivresJ for the Boad [Board] and 12 So us being Carried paid 30s & 12 at the Custom house paid the porters for bringing and earring the baguge £0.5 Livers 12 Sous paid for Do putting into the Coach 12 Sous paid Officers on the Road 12 Sous paid the Coach for 3 people 21 Livers and 12 Sous the Coachman to Drink arrived at St. Orner at 4 o'Ck on Fryday Even went to the Posthouse Mons Coudevin paid and Supped with the two Ladys who came with oS viz Miss Cox and Mrs. Bury. Sat. 24 Aug. went to the College! and presented Mr. Chanelor's Letter. Sun. 25 Aug. Performed the Service and the CathedraI2 and at the English College dined there, played the Vespres and Supped there it rained hard. lvlon. 26 Aug. was at the Recoletts 3 played on the Organ and well Entertained in the Morn by Father dined at our Inn in the Afternoon went to Charmury4 see the Church played on the fine Organ well Entertained by the Prior returned in the Even to St. Orner Supped at home. Tues. 27 Aug. Breakfasted at the College with Mr. and Mrs. Paston 5 with the intent to go to BlanDyke 6 but it rained hard all Day dined at the College bought 17 Ells of Silk at 7 Livres 10 Sous dined there on Hare, drank Tea See St. Bertins,? Supped at our Inn, bespoke a wigg. lVed. 28 Aug. got up at 6 o'Ck went with Mr. and Mrs. Paston and Webbe's to buy Silks Sent [lent?] her £5. 5. o. and 5 Livers 10 Sous or 4 Livers 10 Sous to buy her Cap likewise bought 1 Cap for Mrs. Mawhood cost 11 Livrs 2 Do for the Girles at 4 Livers 10 Sous paid for Coach and horses to go to Blandyke £ [blank] all dined there and drank Tea Supped at our Inn. Thurs. 29 Aug. Rose up at t past 5 O'Ck went to see the Several

Rue de St. Bertin; founded by Jesuits, 1593; dispossessed by French decree 1762; under secular clergy the Second President was Alban B utler from 1766 to his death 15 May 1773; he was succeeded by William Wilkinson, who, in 1787 was followed by Dr. Gregory Stapleton who was in office when the French Revolution resulted in the loss of the College; the building is now a military hospital. 2 Notre-Dame; as to-day. 3 Couvent des Recollets, or Cordeliers, destroyed at Revolution. 4 Clairmarais, E. of St. 0., Cistercian, now in ruins. ~ Not identified, but perhaps of same family as Dr. Edward Paston lith Pres., Douai, 1688-1714. There seems to have been a small English Colony at St. Orner at this period; e.g., see below, 30 Aug. 06 Blendecques, 3 m .S . of St. 0 ., country house of English College . .. Abbaye de Saint-Bertin (Benedictine), now in ruins. 1


44

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1771

Churches and Convents was with Mr. Knapp! and Mumford2 to See the Charterews 3 returned to Dinner on Soup Mutton and Snipes paid the Barbers Bill £32 Livers-Dined at home, went after Dinner to see St. Bertins and play the Organ drank Tea and performed the Salue 4 at the College Was at the Opera supped at home. Fri. 30 Aug. Saw Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt and Nine other English with them this Mom to See St. Bertin with Mr. Butler 5 . Sat. 31 Aug. paid Mr. Covedine £87. Livers got passage in Messrs. Wyatt & Co. Barge for Calais, paid at "'Tatton 42~ Sous for lZ Bottles of wine arrived at Calais at 5 o'Clock in the Even paid 21 Sous for Carring our Bagage to the Town paid 12 Sous to the Customhouse Officer for his Civility paid 9 Livers 12 Sous for Clearing my 21 yds . Silk at 7 Livers 10 Sous pr yd. We all supped with Messrs. 'Vyatt & Co. at the Table Rograle at Callais and Layd there Mr. vVyatt paid for the Boat the Supper and Breakfast,. and carriing Our goods to The Ship, I paid one Guinea for Mr. and Mrs. Webbe's passage in the Ship. Mr. Wyatt paid for the provisions in the Boat and the Ship Captain Clarke. Sun. 1 Sep . arrived at Dover after much Thunder and Expectation of a great Storme At t past 1 o'Ck paid Bringing our goods from the Ship and Customhouse 4s. and at the Custom house £0. 8. O. paid Dinner at Dover £0. 10. 6. and 6d. the 'Vater [waiter] paid the HorsIer [ostler] 6d/-. paid at Canterbury 4s. Each for the Coach paid Tea 8d. pr head and 6d. the Water, paid the HorsIer 6d/ paid at Sittingbome [blank] for Posthaye gave 2s. the postboye paid Supper at Sittinborne 10s/6 gave the paid Servant Is/- all lay there. Mon. 2 Sep. paid Post [blank] Miles to Rochester gave the boys. Is. and HorsIer 6d. Paid post [blank] Miles to Dartford dined there paid £0. 3. 8. gave the boys Is/6 HorsIer 6d. paid post [blank] Miles to Smithfield gave the boye Is/6 paid Turnpike 2/6 arrived at my house in Town at i past 4 in the Even, Drank Tea and Mr. and Mrs. vVebbe went with them to Finchley in a post Chaise Is/ found Mrs. Kroger 6 there. 1

2

3 4

S

G

Joseph Knapp; native of Brockhampton, Hants.; Douai; St. Orner,. 1771-1775; said first Mass, Sardinian Chapel, Christmas Day, 1775; in Hampshire, at Langstone; capitular, 1787; Portsea, 1794-1799; d. 18, Dec. 1817. See C.R.S. XII, 138.; XLIX, Portsea, 3. William Mumford; b. 1745, Norfolk; Douai; oath, 14 Aug. 1766. Did not proceed to orders. Became Procurator, St. Omers, 1772. See Knox, p. 74, also Index to this Volume . Couvent de la Chartreuse, Longuenesse, 2 m. S.\V. of St. O. Benediction. Alban Butler, b. 1710; Douai, 14 June, 1724; oath, 24 Dec. 1727; priest . 1734; mission, 1749; Pres. St. 0, from 1764 to his death on 15 May, 1773. Best known for Lives of the Saints (1745). See C.R.S. XXVIII, Index; Gillow; D. N.B . Mrs. Mawhood's mothm:.


1771

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

45

Fri. 6 Sep. Sent Mr. Browns Letter and Mr. Butlers 3 Books this day Pr Mr. Palmer. Sun. 8 Sep. came to Town to Breakfast called on Sir Thos Fleetwood and Bis. Chanelor. Mon . 9 Sep. Mrs. Md went in the Coach with Mrs. Kroger to Westham called on the Boyes at Kingsinton are all well. Sat. 14 Sep. Mrs. Md fetched the boys from Kinginton . . . Mr. Butler! Nephew of St. Omers called this day, Mrs. Mawhood Dory and the 2 Boys drank Tea at Canburyhouse. Sun. 15 Sep. came to Prayers. Mon. 16 Sep. the Boys returned to Kingsinton at 4 o'Ck took New Clothes Blew with them. Sat. 21 Sep. were all at Chapple. Sun. 22 Sep. all went to Chapple. Sun. 29 Sep. went to Prayers 9 o'Ck Moorfields. Thurs. 3 Oct. Our Asse Pounded by Mr. Lee in Mr. Browns Pound. Sun. 6 Oct. heard Prayers at Mr. Barnards 9 o'Ck. Sat. 12 Oct. performed Mr. Webbs service at the Bavarian Chapple . . . our two Boys came from Scoole for to Morrow. Sun. 20 Oct. all were at Chapple. Thurs. 24 Oct. dined at the Kings Armes Tavern in Bond St . ,vith the Bavarian Gentlemen. Sat. 26 Oct. returned Finchley to Dine with the Mair of Finchley Mrs. Md brought the Boys from Kingsinton. Sun. 27 Oct. came to Town to Breakfast all returned from Prayers to Dine at Finchley. Mon. 28 Oct. all came to Prayers and the Boyes ... Mrs. Md went with the boys to Kingsinton. Thurs. 31 Oct. was at the Madrigal Cost 3sJ4d. Fri. 1 Nov. was at Chapple. Sat. 2 Nov. all were at Church returned in the Even to Finchley was the At the Mayors Club. Sun. 3 Nov. All were at Prayers. Mon. 4 Nov. St. Charles Boromeus performed the Dr. 2 Service afterwards Dined and Supped at the Globe in the Strand. Wed. 6 Nov. came to Town after Dinner and was detained there on the report of the D. Glosters Deaths Sat. 9 Nov. all in Town Mrs. Md fetched the Boys from Kingsinton to Dinner. Sun. 10 Nov. all went to Prayers. Mon. 11 Nov. Mrs. Md took the Boys to Schoole. Sat. 16 Nov. went to Col. Mawhood at Mr. Turners who is promoted 1 2 3

Charles Butler (1750-1832); nephew of Alban Butler; conveyancer ; later Secretary of Catholic Committee. See D. N.B . ; Ward, Dawn; Gi llow. Dr. Arne's. The rumour was false; William Henry, third son of the Prince of Wales, lived until 1805. A death in the Royal Family was good for the mourning trade.


46

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1771

at Court viz Gentleman Usher and bespoke me ... 343 pairs of Britches White Cloth at 3/4d. each. Sun. 17 Nov. was all at Chapple. Fri. 22 Nov. Mrs. Md and Maria came to town, all Attended at the Chappell for St. Cecelia. Sun. 24 Nov. came to the Coach to Prayers. Mon. 25 Nov. was at the St. Coecelian meeting the Queen's head Holborn. Cost £0. 7. 6. ·Sat. 30 Nov. St. Andrew ' all went to Chappell. Sun. 1 Dec. all was at Chapple. Thurs. 5 Dec. Dined with the Gentlemen of the Bavarian Chappell Mr. Ward and Cross,l Sacerdos had some words Drank Tea at Mr. Webbs with Tuite 2 Paxton and George all went afterwards to the Crown & Ancher Tavern I became a Subscriber3 this night Cost £3. 13. 6. Sun. 8 Dec. all at Chappell. Sun. 15 Dec. all went 'to Prayers dined at Finchley Mr. Plenius tuned the Harpsichord. Sat. 21 Dec. was all at Prayers St. Thomas brought the Boyes from Kingsinton. Sun. 22 Dec. all went to Chappell. Wed. Xmas day 25. was at Lincolnsinn fields performed Mr. Paxton's Service. Thurs. 26 Dec. Were all at the Bavarian performed the Roman Service. Fri. 27 Dec. were all at Lincolns Innfields. Sat. 28 Dec. were all at Lincoln,s inn fields. Sun. 29 Dec. Called on Col. Mawhood and delivered him the Bill for Clothing the 19 Regt. performed Dr. Arne's Service. Mon. 30 Dec. Stayed all day in the Contrey had some words with Mrs. Md. 1772 Wed. 1 Jan. was at the Bavarian preformed Mr. Paxtons Service . . . were all at Vespers. Mr. Tuite Called went with him to our Madrigal paid Is. 4d. Supper paid Subscription for 3 Qrs due at Xmas £1. 4. O. Thurs. 2 Jan. was at Crown & Ancher with Dory and Maria. Mon. 6 Jan. all came to TOWIl to Prayers. Wed. 8 Jan. Supped by invitation a Mr. Palmers Mrs. Md both Girles played at Cardes. 1

2

3

Possibly Ba[e]rnard Cross (or Crow), S.}. Born 8 April, 1715; professed, 15 Feb. 1755. Rector of St. Ignatius College, London District, 13 Nov. 1764; d. Worcester, 22 April, 1785. See Foley, Collectanea, Pt., I, p. 183; C.R.S. XII, 25. The name of Tuite frequently occurs in C.R.S. XII and XIX. As a member of the Academy of Antient Music. The Crown & Anchor Tavern was at the corner of Arundel St., and the Strand. It was a centre of music societies well into the 19th century.


THE MAWHOOD DIARY 47 1772 Sun. 12 Jan. all went to the Spanish Chapple.! Wed. 15 Jan. was at the Charitable Society at the Buffaloe's head

Bloomsbery square Cost ÂŁ0. S. O. and became a Subscriber at 8s. Pr Annum which said sum I paid in Advance. Returned afterwards with Mr. Butler Jnr we drank Tea at our house afterwards went to the Madrigal and supped. Fri. 17 Jan. was at the Jews Sinagouge. 2 Sat. 18 Jan. Miss Md Payd a Visite to Lady Fleetwood it Snowed very hard all day. . Sun. 19 Jan. were all at Lincolns Inn fields . . . Mr. Jones the Clerk of Finchley called to give Notice, for me to Warn the Inhabitants to meet me next Saturday Sevenight at Mrs. Clariges the Church house to Compound for their Statue [Statute] work, to gett hands Bills prints and to see Mr. Jones next Wednesday or Thursday aboute the same. 3 ,W ed. 22 Ian. went to Lord Milborne's4 delivered his Bill complained of his Cloth appointed no time for Payment. Fri. 24 Jan. Mr. Barnard Called in the Even; I gave him ÂŁ1.1.0. for the Scotch Charity. Sun. 26 Jan. all was at Lincolnd Innfields ... went with our two Boy's to Kingsinton Scoole. Mon. 27 I an. Spent the Even with Miss Maria at Mr. Holker's Played at Cards lost 2s/ gave the Maid Servant 2/6 the Footman 1/- came away t past 11 0 Ck Mr. Holker of Roen's [Rauen] Brother-in-law there. Tues. 28 Jan. Mrs. Md went in the Coach to See our Boys at Kingsinton took a cast with her as far as Holborne. Wed. 29 I an. Sir Thos Fleetwood called and paid his Bill ... was at the Madrigal stayed the 1 Act. Thurs. 30 Jan. was at Crown & Anchor. Sun. 2 Feb. Miss Mawhood very ill blooded by Mr. Lane Miss Maria stayed at home were at Lincolns Inn feilds. took Mr. George Paxton with os to Dinner at Finchley Mr. Cookson spent tha Even-Mr. J ones the Clerk of F inchley called delivered the Printed Bill to him, he's to give Notice in the Church next Sunday for the Farmers &c, to meet me next Saturday Sevenight at Mrs. Cleriges t he Church house Monday 3 Febry. 1

2

3

4

Ormond St. or York St., St. James's Square; it is not known when the Ambassador moved from the first t o the second. For opening of separate chapel in York St., see below, p. 265. There were three Synagogu es at that period, a ll in the neighbourhood of Aldgate: the Great Synagogue, the Hambro', and, the Spanish and, Portuguese Synagogue. W.M. was appointed to the thankless task of Surveyor of the Highway for Finchley for 1772 and 1773 . He had to supervise labour and repairs. 'Statute' work was personal labour for all men between 18 and 65 (except apprentices and menial servants) for six days a year. They could compound by paying an agreed su m of money. The first Viscount Melbourne, and father of the future Prime Minister.


48

THE MAWHOOD

DIARY

1772

Tues. 4 Feb. Mrs. Dunning dined with os to get Mr. vVm. Hamilton recommended to St. Omers. . Wed. 5 Feb. went in the Coach to Col. Mawhoods and Called on Mr. Butler who I found at my house he gave me a Letter of recommonda tion to his Onele for Mr. Hamilton. Thurs. 6 Feb .Called on Mrs. Dunning at Mr. Dickenson's brewhouse \;Yapping aboute Mr. Hamilton Affair St. Omers where he Intends going. Sat. 8 Feb. The Dowager Princes of \;Yale's! died this Morn: at 6 O'Ck. Sun. 9 Feb. went from Church to Dine at Finchley. Tues. 11 Feb . no great Trade in the Mourning way for the Princes Dowager of Wale's. Fri. 14 Feb. Mr. Butler Jnr Drank Tea. Sat. 15 Feb. a very rainy Morning at 11 O'Ck set out for Finchley on the Mare t after 12 O'Ck at Mrs. Clarges the Church house2 Mr. Jones there. 8 6 0 Recd. Composition Mony paid me by Mr. Jones. Paid Mrs. Clarges Bill for a piece of Beeff Sallard & Plum pudding & Vine 1 11 6 Cash in hand 6 14 6 Only four People and self there Sun. 16 Feb. played the Organ for George Send for t pound Snuff ... Paid the Brewer in full for Brewing 2 Qrs. of Malt ÂŁ0 10 0 Allowed him for Beer. 0 0 6 10 6 Sun. 23 Feb. all went to Prayers. Tues. 25 Feb. all went to Chapple ... Played the Organ for George at the Chapple in the Afternoon. Wed. 26 Feb. Mr. Butler Jnr. Called and drank Tea. Thurs. 27 Feb. Mr. Barnard Sacerdos 3 Called after Dinner a very rainy afternoon went to the Crown & Anchor Concert. Sat. 29 Feb. See our Boyes at Kingsinton who are very well ... Miss Betsy Beasley drank Tea and Mr. Butler Jnr. who stayed till 9 o'Clock. 1

2

3

"The Princess died on February 8, 1772, and her body was a few days later carried to the tomb amid the shouts and rejoicings of the mob." Lecky, Eighteenth Century , IV, 249. This was to organise his work as Surveyor of the Highway. James Barnard: b. London, 26 March 1733. He was converted during a voyage as a supercargo ; baptised, Seville, 1756. It is thought that he entered the College there and was ordained at Seville; afterwards, in 1758, went to College at Lisbon until 1761. London, 1763-1776; President, Lisbon, 1776-1782 ; Vicar-General, London District, 1782-1803 . Buried at St. Pancras; his gravestone read: "Revd. Dominus Jacobus Barnard, V.G.L. Died September 12th 1803. Aged 80." See below p. 212 for his biography of Bishop Challoner. Gillow .


1772

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

49

Sun. 1 March . ,;Vere all at Chapple took Messrs. Cocklain Palmer the Musitian and Mr. Paxton to Finchley to Dinner played Musick all the Even. Mon. 2 March. Had a Fraca[s] with Mrs. Md. Tues. 3 March. Mrs. Md went to fetch the 2 Boys from Kingsinton being Shrove Tuesday ... Had our Nessesary house Emptied by the Nightman . Wed. 4 March. all went to Chappell Mrs. Md went with the Boys to Kingsinton. Sat. 7 March. finished Turfing the Shady walk . . . Mr. Charles Butler drank Tea. Draft of letter. To Mr[sj Dunning. Madam This Even Mr. Butler Brought me a letter he had received from his relation the President at St. Omers that Mr. Hamilton arrived there the 1 of this lnst got a fit of the Goute, if you should want to remitt him Cash, you're to Pay the Mony to a Mr. Dunn of Gray's Inn and Mr. [blank] Mr. Momford of the Colledge will draw for the same and then pay it to Mr. Hamilton the reason of this is that they may better assertain the difference of Exchange I shall with pleasure do your Commands in this Affair Mrs. Mawhood joyn's with me in Compliments to Capt. Dunning and am Madm Your most Obedient and very Humble Servant WM Saturday 7 March 1772. Sun. 8 March. all went to Chappell taken very ill obliged to go out. Thurs. 12 March. Mr. Cookson Called went with him [to] the. Charterhouse, had a denial from the Master aboute our Boy's ... was at the Crown & Anchor. Fri. 13 March. Mrs. Mawhood and Self walked to Complain Sat. 14 March. Dory much worse in health ... had Doctor Askew to Dory wrote for herl will call next Tuesday and give a deffinite Judgment aboute the Bath waters. Sun. 15 March. all at Chapell. Tues. 17 March. Stayed at home the Morn: for Dr. Askew, who came at 2 O'Ck his final Oppinion for Dory to go to Bath Mr Cookson Dined with os, wated on Bishop Chanelor gave me a recommendation to the Clergy at Bath. Thurs. 19 March. finally Settled for Bath in our Own Coach a New set of Weels and repaired. Fri. 20 March. Mrs. Md and Self went to Complain Sat. 21 March. Mr. Cookson Called appointed him at 7 O'Ck Prayers and from Thence to proceed to Bath. 1

A prescription. D


50

THE MAWHOOD DIAR Y

1772

Sun. 22 March. Set out for Bath, meet Mr. Cookson at 7 O'Ck

prayers, and all proceeded our jorney, Stopped at Brentford to get the horses water, paid Turnpikes 1s/5, Dined at Colnbrooke cost £0.13.0. arrived at Maidenhead t past 5 O'Ck drank Tea Supped and lay there, in the Mom: paid the Bill £1.4.5. went to Breakfast at Twiford Cost £0.6.8. sent of and arrived at Theal[e] t after 12 O'Ck dined there Cost £0.13.6. Set off for Speenhamland at 3 O'Ck Stopped at Thatchall [Thatcham], drank a quart of Ale eate some Beeff and watered the horses cost 9d. Arrived at the Castle at Spinham Land or Newbery, distant from London 57 miles, drank Tea, had a dispute with the Landlady about the Rooms Drank Tea, Supped and lay there cost £1.2.9. Set out and without breakfast to Hungerford at 7 O'Ck arrived there at 9 Stopped and breakfasted Cost £0.5.9. Set off for Malbro . [Marlborough] at 10 O'Ck arrived there t after 12 walked in the Garden dined it cost£0.15.2. TumpikesO.1.2. SetofforBickenton1 at 3 O'Ck arrived there at t after 5 drank Tea and lay there Cost £1.0.7. set of for Divises t past 7 Breakfasted there Cost 0.7.3. set off for the Horse and Groom i- past 10 arrived there t past one O'Ck Dined there Cost £0.9.6. a hard Storm of Hail just as we were Setting out arrived at Bath t after 6 at night the 25 March, Wednesday went to the White Hart2 drank Tea, Sought for Lodgins did not succeed, Supped Mr. Thornton and Miss Called in the Morn. Thurs. 26 March went to Mr. Marchant by Mr. Devitt's invitation, he procured os Lodgins at Mrs. Birds in the Grove at lOs for 3 Rooms and 5s. Servant Room dined here Board ourSelves ... were at the Pump Room, sent for Mr. Stroude the Apothicary sent Dory and Self a preparation draft before taking the Waters, wrote a Letter to Town. Fri. 27 March. In [it] Rained hard all Day Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Dined with os. Sat. 28 March. Dory and Self began taking a small Glass of the Bath Waters aggreed with os very well ... drank another Glass at Noon we all called at Mrs. Southcoate's Miss Cox went with os to the Circus and Cresson [Crescent] Shewed os their great Ball room, and invited Dory for the Ball next Monday night dined at home in the Even, went to the Playhouse See the vVest Indian. 3 Sun . 29 M a1'Ch. all got up at 7 O'Ck drank the waters after Breakfast

1

2

3

Beckhampton Inn where the road divides; the 'new ' road via Chippenham, and the 'old' yja Devizes. F amous coaching inn where Grand Pump Room Hotel now stands . B y R ichard Cumberland.


1772

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

51

went to prayer at the Bell Tree! meet Thornton went with him to See the Duke of Kingston's Baths drank the waters again dined at home went to the Abbey Church. Dory and Self went in the Coach to Mr. Southcoates drank Tea went and walked in the Rooms returned in our Coach to Supper l after 9 O'Ck. Mon. 30 March. got up t after 6 O'Ck Dory and Self drank a small Glass of the Waters, went after to get Sugar and artificial Flowers . . . we drank the Waters again at 12 O'Ck dined at home not very well after dinner lay down, drank Tea, rather better Dory went in the Coach! before 6 O'Ck to Mrs. Southcoates, from thence to the Rooms to the Ball, received a Letter from Maria all well Except Lucy who was taken last Monday ill of a Fever but is getting better Dory and Self Each wrote an Answer Mr. Thornton Called drank (mySelf only) the waters again at 7 O'Ck not well after drinking them. better after Supper Dory returned from the Rooms at 11 O'Ck. Tues. 31 March. Dory and Self drank the vVaters before Breakfast walked with Thornton and Cookson in the fields see the riding house Mr. Southcoate Called just at Dinner time Appointed for the rehearsal of the Concert for Morrow Morn: played on the Organ at the Abbey Church Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Called. drank Tea and went to the Play Called the Fashionable Lovers2 and capricious Lovers 3 taken very III there. Wed. 1 April. It snowed very hard at Mom: Dory and Cookson drank the Waters (Self not) Mr. Crooke the Apothicary called advised and Sent me Oyle of Castor began taking them viz 2 Spoonfull this Mom, went to Markett Bought a loin of Veal 2 Chick's, 4i pound Bacon at 5d. and 10d. Pr pound Mr. Thornton Dined with os went with Dory and Mrs. Dickinson to the New Rooms at a Concert. Thurs. 2 April. I drank no Waters, Dory had the Waters Brought to her Chamber ... Mrs. Mawhood Self and Dory went to the Pump Rooms ... Dory went with Mr. Dickinson to a Ball at the Old Rooms. Fri. 3 April. Dory took the Bath water in Bed . . . was at the Pump rooms Mrs. Mawhood took Physick Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Dined and spent the Afternoon with os continue taking Oyle of Castor dont now take the Waters Dory not so well to day. 1

2

3

Originally the rectory of St. James's Church; it was acquired by Catholics in 1713 at a ground rent of ÂŁ8 p.a. to the Bath Corporation. The old Royal United Hospital now occupies the site. John Brewer, O.S.B., collected money for building the chapel; this was ready in June 1780 but perished in the Gordon Riots. This chapel was in St. James's Parade. Nothing is known of the origin of the name " Bell Tree" ; the upper floor was the chapel; this too suffered in the Riots. By Richard Cumberland. By Gabriel Odingsells.


52

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1772

Sat. 4 April. took a airing with Mr. Cookson on the Bristol Road drank Tea went to the Play the Jelous Wyfe1 and Sheppards Lottery Wrote a letter to Maria. Sun. 5 April. all went to Prayers, gave in Charity 5s/ there dined at home after Dinner took a airing on Claverton and Hampton Downs with Thornton an his Wife. Mon. 6 April. took a ride with Thornton to Beckington Breakfasted with Mr. Love, See Mr. George at Froome and Coombs of Corsley spoke to him aboute the Cloths for Ld. Milborn ... Dined at the Crown at Froome, Mr. George paid for it . . . return,ed in the Even to Bath. Tues. 7 April. went to the Pump Roome, Called on Mr. Southcoate went to the Riding house bought Snuff . . . Dined at home, Drank Tea with Miss Marchant was at Lady Huntington's Chappell Wed. 8 April. was at the Pump Roome and at a Publick Breakfast at the Lower Rooms Cottillions danced ... Dory and Self at the Oratorio of Judas Macabeus at the Oper Roome. Thurs. 9 April. Dory and Self at the Pump Room she drank the Waters Self not having a Could ... Called on Mr. Tyly could not see the Organ Dined at home was the Play and Mrs. Md the Grecian daughter2 and high life below stairs 3 Dory went with Mr. and Mrs. Wenham to a Ball at the Lower Rooms. Fri. 10 April. drank again the Waters, was at the Pump Room all went to the Rehearsel of the Oratorio of the Mesiah. Sat. 11 April. Drank the Waters twise was at the Pump :Roome Mrs. Mawhood and Self went to Markett in Rained hard Self went and played on the Organ at the New Rooms. Sun. 12 April. was all at the Bell Tree house Received a Letter from Maria Answered it, Called with Thornton and See the Octagon Chapell. 4 Mon. 13 April. went with Mr. Southcoate and Thornton to Beterto;n Breakfasted there ... on return Called at Beckington bought a Mare for Dory Cost ÂŁ5.0.0. Tues. 14 April. Called at the Pump Room, went with Mr. Orpin the Organist to hear a Scoler of his play Called and paid Mr. South coate ÂŁ2.2.0. lowed him for purchase of the Mare. Wed. 15 April. Called on Mr. Southcoate and at the Octagon Chappell But Mrs. Md and Dory were gone home Dined at home after dinner all in the Coach and Self on the Mare to Landsdown See the Monument of Sir Bevil Grandville 5 4 miles from Bath see Bristol and the Sea from Thence, returned to Tea afterwards went to See the Baths and walked on the Parade. 1 2 3

4

6

By George Colman the Elder. By Arthur Murphy. By Rev. James Townley. Built 1767 in Milsom St.; a contemporary guide book says it waS attended "by the affluent and elite of the city." Sir Basil Grenville (1596-1643); killed at Lansdowne, 5 July 1643.


1772

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

53

Thurs. 16 April. Dory and Self drank the \Vaters was at Tenebris. Good Friday 17 April. both drank the \Vaters found the Mare has Gott a Ringbone I hired a horse to Return her to Beckinton went there with Thornton and Charles the man not at home left the horse and the note with Mr. Love. Sat. 18 April. went for Bristol, a very fine Dockyard and Cathedral Breakfasted and Dined at the vVhite Lion Mr. Thornton with os, See the Hotwells and Rocks arrived at Bath t after 7 at night. Sun. 19 April. Drank the Waters went to Bell Tree house at 8 O'Ck Bishop Warmsleyl said and preached were at the Abbey Church See the Mayor. Mon. 20 April. was at the Bell Tree. Tues. 21 April. was at the Bell Tree Mr. Cookson paid our Lodgins viz, ÂŁ9. 4.

O. 4.

4. 16.

O. O. gave him back.

O.

was at the Pump Room Paid all my Debts in Bath ... talked with Mr. Thornton who is desirous of coming to serve me, gave the Servants Maids 10/6 Each. Wed . 22 April. drank the Waters at the Pump gave the Pumper 10s/6 and 2s/6 to his Man. set out for London at i before 7 O'Ck with 4 horses and Mr. Cuxon Breakfasted at Mel sham ... then to Devizes Dined there, quitted Mr. Cuxon See the Gardens went to Malbrough ... lay there set off at -} after 6 O'Ck arrived at [blank] Dined at Newbery or Speenhamland the Kings Arms, set of at 3 O'Ck arrived at Reading t after 6 O'Ck ... lay at the Old Ship Inn, took two horses, breakfasted at Maidenhead at Mr. March's walk all to See the River and Gardens dined at Cranfordbridge, Goddards Drank Tea at Bohemia's head Turnham Green arrived in Town at t after 7 O'Ck At our own house Fryday 24 April. [Extracts from drafts of letters sent from Bath to Maria Mawhood in London]. [No date.] "I am Glad you do so well in regard to Mony matters, desire Mr. Palmer2 to send me per first post inclosed in your Letter an Account of Bills Ballanced properly to the 1 April and those becoming due, as likewise what Principal Customers you have 1

!

Charles Walmesley (1722-1797); ed. St. Gregory, Douai, and St. Edmund, Paris; professed Bendictine, 1739. D.D., Sorbonne. Distinguished mathematician. F.R.S., 1750. Prior, St. Edmund, Paris, 1749-1753. Coadjutor, V.A. "\iVestern, Bishop of Rama, 1763, V.A. 1770. See D.N.B. and Ward, Dawn . His apprentice.


54

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1772

had, if I have been wanted and by whom, and in short a general state of How things at present stand that I may be the Better able to judge." [j April. e e. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ for the future I desire youll write me Every post, let your Letter be longer and more in real shop business. Your Mamma is very well and Dory better and Self thank God this day in great spirits. 12 April. " . . . for the Cap you mention take a Guinea or more if you want it we hope you'll See the little Boys very well when they come home I most heartily wish to be with, for 1 am to the last degree quite tired of the scene of nonsince in this Place." 15 April. "our stay here dra\vs near a Crisis, I Don't See why you can't send me an Account of Every days transaction write your Sheet of paper full." 16 April. "1 this Mom received yours and agreeable to your desire would very Gladly Exchange London for this place, nether should 1 have stayed so long here but for your Sister and the rather ocward affair of travelling back so many Miles by my Self in the precarious situation of my health-we intend being in Town at fardist by next Saturday sevenight and Dine at Finchley the next day therefore provide a small fat Ham and a Fillet of Veal, to be ready at the usual time ... Mr. Beaty may well be surprised at my stay a Bath, but my Compliments to him, and let him know it will I believe be sometime before he sees me make such another Excursion ... Maria you write so gentilely I can't help letting you have the mony I proposed." [Diary resumed.] Sun. 26 April. All went from Smithfield to Prayers with the Boys. Mon. 27 April. Mrs. Md Dory and two Boys Dined in Town went afternoon with them to Kingsinton left them there. Fri. 1 May. went to Prayers. Sun. 3 May. all went to Prayers. Thurs. 7 May. Self Dory and Maria went to the Crown and Anchor Consert the grand night for the laidys. Sun. 10 May. all came to Prayers. [Draft of letter to Edward Thornton! of Bath.] 16 May. 1 have most carefully perused your letter and all matters, and on the whole think what you urge to be very reasonable. I will Therefore advance as far as present surcumstances will 1

Thornton entered W.M.'s service and was still with him when t he diary ended in 1790. He was a Catholic, and a nephew went to Douai. See below p . 87.


1772

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

ss

admit viz. a ÂŁ40. Clear to you Per Annum for your Table, the Appartment, next door to me and which I mentioned in my last with this Addittion, that I will completely furnish it for you and Mrs. Thornton this I think will be rather advantageous, as it will prevent your furniture being hurt by so long a jorney, and if I recollect right, I think you said you could place them in a relations hands, you have water laid in, to your kitchen and no Tax whatever to pay ... I have only this to add, that I shall allways have in mind your Interest, and I flatter mySelf a little time will make it in my power to Advance you more to my Inclination and your Satisfaction,. [Diary resumed.] Sun. 17 May. came to Town all to Prayers. Wed. 20 May. Stayed at Finchley a rainy Morn, dined at the Church house at Mrs. Clariges Cost 4s. and my Bottle of Wine, Aggreed with the Farmers for a Composition at 4s. 6d. and to Employ their teams to carry Ballast. Sun. 24 May. was at high Prayers. Tu,es. 26 May. Came to Town to Breakfast . . . a Letter from Kingsinton the boy Wm. ill with a Swelled face returned again to Finchley to Acquaint Mrs. Md who went in the Afternoon and fetched the Boys home Dined at the Spaniards. l Wed. 27 May. came to Town to Breakfast meet on the Road Mr. Hall who asked my advice aboute placing his daughter in France. Thu1 28 May. Mrs. Md Dory Bett and the boys came to Prayers bespoke a pair of Boots of Mr. Carpue2 wene all four to the Opera La Bona Filiola. 3 Fri. 29 May. Mrs. Mawhood went with the Boys to Kingsinton. Sat. 30 May. Looked over the Road, by Mr. Ryders and Barras Lane and the Gravel Pits the Cartes only went S Times being Mr. Clewins 2 Teams, got all Drunk he Called in the Even: and made an Apology for his men and said they should compleat their days work at his Expence, repared the Cosway causeway from Mr. Beaty's house to the late Mr. Vincents by order of Mr. ~ blankJ viz 4 Load of Gravel at Is. Pr Load. Sun. 31 May. all went to Prayers Breakfasted in town went to the Coffeehouse Mr. Southcoate of Bath sent his Servant to the Chapple would be glad to See me ... Mr. Brookes J unr dined and drank Tea. Sat. 6 June. went in the Coach to bring the Boy's from Kingsinton for the Holydays ... Paid the Bugg Doctor for Cleaning 7 Beds Finchley and Town 7s in full. 1

1 2

3

â&#x20AC;˘

The Spaniards, Hampstead Heath, on the way to Finchley. The name Carpue (probably of Spanish extraction) frequently comes in C.R.S. XII and XIX. Mrs. l~ rances Carpue opened the School at Brook Green. Another Carpue, Joseph Constantine, was a distinguished surgeon. "La Buona Figliuola" by C. Goldoni, music by N . Piccini.


56

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1772

Sun. 7 June. Mrs. Mawhood and Boys went to the Spanish. Mon. 8 June. came to Town to Breakfast all went to Lincolsinn Feilds performed a New Service of Mr. \iVebb's. Tues. 9 June. went all to Chapell. Wed. 10 June. Stayed at Finchley was at the Gravel pitts i before 7 O'Ck . . . five Farmers came with their Teames, and went 8 Times, wanted them to go once more but Mr. Wagers man refused was very impertinent and said, the People who put me in Office or any Gentleman, as Surveyor ought to have his Fingers cut off. I after complained to his Master who was very sorry for his Servants behavior. S~tn. 14 June. Mrs. Md Dory, Bett and the Boys came in the Coach to Lincolnsiunfeilds. Self and Dory went in a Hackney Coach. Fri. 19 June. Mr. Butler Junr Called. Sat. 20 June. Sent 2 Load of Hay to Mr. Robison at 3 ÂŁ Pr. Load though worth ÂŁ3.7.0. Charles returned with Dung and the parafanaria of the Alter to Finchley. Sun. 21 June. Mrs. Md and boys and Bett with Mr. Plenius came in the Coach heard Prayers at the Spanish took Mr. Webbe to Finchley, who lay there. Wed. 24 June. was at high prayers. Mrs. Md Dory and Boys at 10 O'Ck prayers. Thurs. 25 June. Called on the Banquers! who are willing to discount my Bills notwithstanding the allarums and Run that has been for Several days on the Banquers owing to Mr. Fordice and Sir Richard Glinn2 having stopt payment. S~tn. 28 June. all came to prayers at the Spanish. M011,.29 June. came to Town to Breakfast Mrs. Md Dory Bett and the Boys went to the Spanish self at Lincolnsinn. feilds. Thurs. 2 July. Finished Haymaking gave the Men 3 Judg's of Ale. Sun. 5 July. came to Town to Breakfast Mrs. Md Dory Bett and 2 Boys came part on horseback and in the Coach to 11 O'Ck prayers at the Spanish. Thurs. 9 J uly . Dory and Charles went to Islington Wells s to drink the Waters. Sat. 11 July. Mr. Daniel Palmer My Apprentice time of 7 years Expired this Day his Father Mr. Benjamin Palmer called in the Afternoon drank a Glass --of Wine, gave him up his Bond of Indemnification to me for his Son Daniel and delivered to his son my late Apprentice his Indentures, and we parted Freindly the whole Family is to dine with me, by Invitation, on Thursday at Finchley. 1

2

3

His Bankers were Fuller, Blake & Halford of Cornhill; in 1781, they became Wm. Fuller Son & Co., of Lombard St. Sir Richard Glyn, bart., of the banking firm of Halifax, Mills, Glyn & Mitton. Near the New River Head Water Works. A t first called "New Tunbridge V\ ells": a fashionable resort for a brief period.


1772

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

57

Sun. 12 July. came with Dory to Town to breakfast were all at the Spanish took Mr. Byfeild in the Coach to aggree aboute the Expence of an Alteration in the Organ at Finchley. Mon. 13 Ju~'Y. Mr. Edward Thornton came to me this Day. Sun. 19 July. Stayed at Finchley not very well Mrs. Mawhood Dory and Beh went to the Spanish. Tues. 21 July. Insured my 3 houses in Duck Lane and 2 Do in Bartholomew Close for 7 years cost ÂŁ20.1.4. Sat. 25 July. all at Prayers at Lincolns Inn feilds. Sun. 26 July. went with Thornton to Lincolnsinnfeilds Mrs. Md Dory Bett and Maria to the Spanish. Mon. 27 July. Stayed at Finchley planted Beans and Peas. Dined and spent the whole day there, Washing Day. Sun. 2 Aug. was at Lincolnsinfields with Thornton Mrs. Md Dory and Bett at the Spanish. Mon. 3 Aug. came to Town to breakfast was at Mr. Bernard Bakers Duirge at Lincolnsinnfeilds performed Mr. Webb's Service. Tues. 4 Aug. called on the Boys at Kingsinton are well but am not satisfyed with their Masters. Sun. 9 Aug. Mrs. Md went to Kingsinton for tbe Boys. self at Lincolnsinnfields. Mon. 10 Aug. St. Lawrence all at Lincolnsinfields. T~tes. 11 Aug. called and breakfasted with Col. Mawhood we wrode together to Finchley and his servant and dined at Finchley very Aggreeable. TVed. 12 Aug. Mrs. Md and the Boys and Bett came in the Coach after went with them to Kingsinton. Sat. 15 Aug. The Assumsion were all at prayers. Sun. 16 Aug. was at high prayers Mrs. Md Maria and Bett at the Spanish. Sun. 23 Aug. Stayed at Finchley very III with the Colick Mrs. Md Dory Maria and Bett went to prayers in the Coach to the Spanish. Mon. 24 Aug. See Sir Thos Fleetwood, is just come from Flanders he See Mr. and Mrs. Hughes at Bruges they brought with them another of their Boys to go to School there. [Here there is a gap until 18 December 1772: presumably one note-book has been lost.J Sat. 19 Dec. My Birthday Aged now viz [blank: 49J. S'l;tn. 20 Dec. at Lincolns Inn Feilds, See Mr. Mumford who is just arrived from Sedgly Park, See our two Boysl who are very well 1

The missing note-book no doubt recorded the transfer of the boys from Usher's Academy to Sedgley Park. James Usher died in 1772, and his school came to an end. Bishop Challoner founded a school at Betley (Newcastle-under-Lyme) in 1762; it moved to Sedgley Park in 1763. See F. C. Husenbeth, History of Sedgley Park School (1856). The records of the school (now at Cotton College) show that the boys entered on 12 Oct. 1772 and left on 17 April 1774; they were Parlour Boarders.


58

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1772

and brought os a Letter from them, Could not prevail with him to Dine, but will See os to Morrow at Church. Mon. 21 Dec. came to Town by Self on the Mare Dory Mrs. Mawhood Maria and Bett came in the Coach to Lincolnsinn Feilds See Mr. Mumford of St. Omers could not Dine with os as he intends setting of for Dover to Morrow, gave my Compts to Mr. Butler Mr. Knap an,d all the Gentlemen of St. Omers. Thurs. 24 Dec. was at the Crown & Anchor by Self ... meett Mr. Michael Arne. 1 Fri. 25 Dec. all at Lincolns inn feilds performed Mr. Paxton's Service Mrs. Simister Dined with os walked to Church in the Afternoon. Sat. 26 Dec. all at Lincolns Inn feilds. Sun. 27 Dec. all at Lincolns innfeilds Mom; and Afternoon. Mon. 28 Dec. an Ox came into our Shop broke 3 pains of Glass and damaged some Coatings sent off a Box with a Cake and Playthings to our Boys at Sedgley Park and a letter. T ues. 29 Dec. all at Linolns inn feids Mr. Strickland 2 Sacredos from St. Omers dined with os and Drank tea. 1773 Fri. 1 Jan. all at Lincolnsinnfeilds performed the Dr. Arne Old Service. Sun. 3 Jan. all at Lincoln Inn feilds performed Dr. Ames new Service. Wed . 6 Jan. all at Lincolns innfeilds being Twelf day. S~m . 10 Jan,. Self Maria and Bett at Vespres brought George the Organist home he played and Supped. Wed . 13 Jan . was at the Charity Meetting al: the Crown & Anchor. cost 6s. stayed till 11 O'Ck Messrs. Webbe Paxton Butler &C there Tlmrs. 14 Jan. was at the Crown & Anchor Consert Mr. Webbe there Meet the Parish of Finchley. Sun . 17 J an. were all at Lincolns Inn feilds in the Afternoon Self to Do .. . Messrs. Cocklain, Webbe Paxton Junr and freind Arbouin Stevenson played and spent the Even. Wed. 20 Jan. went in the Mom by Mrs. Md desire to See Mrs. Kroger 3 on my Mare found her much changed for the Worse, called on, Miss Beazley3 to let her know Mrs. Md would call on 1 2

3

Only son of Dr. Arne; b. 1740? ; d. 1786. See D. N.B. Dr. Burney, who was an intimate of the Ames, said that Michael was a natural son. There were two brothers Strickland (or Mannock) ; John, b . 1723, and Joseph, b. 1724. Both were at St. Gregory's, Paris ; John was ordained in 1747, and his brother the next year. \V.M.'s visitor was probably John as he went to Louvain as confessor to the nuns and might travel via St. Orner; he became eccentric, a nd died in Paris in 1802. His brother settled at Stonor and died in 1790. See C. R .S. XII, 34, 82; XIX, 136n ., 140n. Also ](irk. For the relations, see Genealogical Table.


1773

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

59

her, to give her a cast to Chelsey as Mrs. Krogers death was Expectted every minute, Mrs. Md set of in our Coach at 3 O'Clock arrived at Chelsey a little after 4 found Mrs. Kroger had been Dead 20 Minutes. Fri. 22 Jan. Mrs. BeaSley called to prove the Will, Mrs. Md had some flings at her aboute the Will. Sun. 24 Jan. came to high prayers Lincolns inn fields. Tues. 2 Feb. at Lincols inn fields. Wed. 3 Feb. was at the Madrigall Lord Sandwichl there a grand night. Sun. 7 Feb. all at lincolns inn fields Mr. Cocklain dined with os Self Cocklain Maria and Bett at Vespres. Tues. 9 Feb. Mr. Cocklain played and spent the Even; gave him as a present for his Company ÂŁ1.1.0. Fri. 12 Feb. dined on Fish. Sun. 14 Feb. all at Lincolns Inn Fields. Sun. 21 Feb. All Except Mrs. Md at Vespres heard Mr. Chaloners Sermon. Mon. 22 Feb. heard part of 10 O'Ck prayers at Lincolns; was at the Mitre Tavern2 with Dory, Maria and Bett. Bett came home in the Coach after the Concert Self Dory and Maria stayed and Supped, they danced with Mr. Langdale, Palmer, Benyon, and Mr. Webb Junr came away home at 1 O'Ck. Fri. 26 Feb. went in the Afternoon to London bridge 3 being a Stormy day to See the Accidents on the River Mrs. Md and Bett at Complin. Fri. 5 March. Bett. and Lucy came in the Coach to Complin. Sun. 7 March. All at Lincolsinn fields. Mon. 8 March. Stayed and Dined at Finchley planted french beans &c gave orders to White the Carpenter to wainscot the little parlor. Thurs. 11 March. Mrs. Cocklain drank Tea and taught Maria self went to the Crown & Anchor taken not well returned the End of 1st Act. Fri. 12 March. Mrs. Md Dory and Bett at Complin. Sun. 14 March. all at Linclons Inn Feilds. Mon. 15 March. Dory and Self came to Town after breakfast meet on the roade Parson Liptroctt. 4 Thurs. 16 March. Mr. Jordan the Farmer Called to complain our Hogs got into his feilds. 1 :2

S

;l

The Earl's devotion to music and his invention of the sandwich were amongst his few claims to respectability. See D.N.B. "Montague, John." The Mitre was on site of present 37 Fleet Street. Shooting the narrow passages between the piers was, even in calm weather, hazardous; thus stormy weather gave Londoners a free amusement. The houses had been removed in 1761. Not identified at St. Bartholomew's or St. Mary's, Finchley. The Rector of St. Bartholomew's was Owen Perrot Edwardes; and of Finchley, Dr. Samuel Carr, at this date and until the end of the diary.


60

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1773

W ed. 17 March. all at Lincolns Inn SL Patrick Mr. Marsh the Wine Marchant Called gave him a Letter to our Boys at Sedgley park. Fri . 19 March. all at Lincolns Inn St. Joseph. Dined in Town in the Afternoon all went to Lincolnsinn in Expectation of Vespres but disappointed not beginning till 5 and then Complin Paid Church Rate 1.1.0. Paid Water 0.17.Sun. 21 March. all at Linco]ns Inn . . . Mr. Plenius Tuned the Harpsichord. T hurs. 25 March. all at Lincolns inn feilds. Fri. 26 March. Mrs. Md Bett and Self went on Foott to Complain. Sun. 28 March. all at Lincolns Inn feilds. Mon. 29 M arch. in the Even went to the Puppe tt Shew. T hurs. 1 April. Mr. Boltonl drank Tea asked if I intended for Sedgley Park and if so would be glad I would take with me Mr. Sykes' 2 Boys was at the Crown & Anchor Consert. Sun. 4 April. all at 10 O'Ck Prayers. Mon. 5 April. was at The Madrigal being President. Wed. 7 April. was at Tenebris. T hurs. 8 April. all at Linclons Inn Mrs. Mawhood and Bett went to Do in the Afternoon. Fri. 9 A pril. all at LincolT's Innfeilds Mom: and Even: at Tenebris. S at. 10 A pril. all at Lincolns Innfeilds. Sun. 11 April. Self at Lincolns Inn performed Mr. Paxtons service Mrs. Md Dory and Bett at moorfields. M on. 12 A pril. all at Lincolns Inn. Tues. 13 April. all at Lincolns inn feilds. performed Dr. Ames Service. Sun. 18 A pr'il. came to Town to Lincolns Inn. M on . 19 A pril. all came to Town after Dinner meet some Hundreds weavers on the Road 2 Fri . 23 April. was at Lincolns Inn see Mr. Mumford of St. Omers t here Sun. 25 April. Self Dory and Maria took a Hackney Coach t o Lincolns Inn fields. Wed. 28 April. was at the grand night at the Fethers Tavern. Thurs . 29 April. Mrs. Md and Self went to the Opera. Sat. 1 May . all at Lincolns Inn. Sun. 2 May. all at Lincolns 1m. M on. 3 May. all at Lincolns Inn. Wed. 5 May . was at the Madrigal, few members and no singing. 1

2

J oseph Bolton ; b . 1736. Sent to Douai with John Lindow b y Bishop Ch alloner , 20 April, 1754; oath, 4 N ov . 1759 ; chapla in to Bishop Challoner whose will he witnessed; a gent for Sedgley Park; capitular , 1769 ; V.G . to Bishop T albot ; d. 16 Dec. 1783. See C. R .S. XXVIII, 299n .; Gillow ; Kirk; Knox , 72. F or some years the weavers demonstrated from time to t im e against foreign competition, and, later, against increased use of m achinery. This band may have been from N orwich.


1773

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

61

Sat. 8 May. was at Lincolns Inn ... was at the Bishops. Sun. 9 May. all at Lincolns Inn. Wed . 12 May . was at Lincolns Inn. Thurs. 13 May. all at the review Finchley Common. Sat. 15 May . was at Lincolns Inn feilds in the Even at the Bishops an,d did the nessesary.1 Sun. 16 May. all at Lincolns Inn. Mon. 17 May. Stayed at Finchley, all went to the Review on the Common his Majesty There the Prince of Wales, and French Embasador with his running Foottman and Huzar. T ues. 18 May. Sir Thomas and Lady Fleetwood Called in their Chariot and drank Tea. Thurs. 20' May. Mrs. Md Dory and Bett came in the Coach to Lincolns innfeilds bejng Assension Day . . . all at Vespres See Mr. Sykes whos Children go to Sedgley Parke next Monday fortnight. Fri. 21 May. was at 12 o'Ck Lincolns Inn Sun. 23 May. all at Lincolns Inn : Maria was at the French Embassador. 2 Tues. 25 May. Called on Mr. Connelly Bedford Bury by his desire to be a Trust with Messrs. Wright3 the Banquer and Mr. Duane 4 the Councellor as he was Ill, and expected to Dye soon which I aggreed too. Thurs. 27 May. was at the Crown & Anchor for the last night this Season. Fri. 28 May. was at the Portugal Chaple. Sun. 30 May. Maria went to Mrs. Beazleys dined there and See the King5 come from the Chapple at at L.F.6 Mon. 31 May. all at L.F. Tues. 1 June. all at L.F. dined in Town Self at Vespres. Sat. 5 June. was at the Bavarian 8 O'Ck. Sun. 6 June. all at L.F. 7 O'Ck went and breakfasted at Finchley. Dined at 12 O'Ck then set off in our Coach at 1 O'Ck to Barnett with Gasking Lucy Dory and Bett Arrived there at i past 2 ... Set of in a Post Chaise and arrived at St. Albans at 4 O'Ck at the Saracends head ... arrived at Dunstable 6 O'Ck ... arrived at [Little] Brickhill at 9 O'Ck obliged to move to the Cock Inn owing to Lord [blank] having taken all the house. i.e., confession; an alternative locution was 'at duty'. Greek St., Soho. 3 The banking firm of Wrights (at this period, Anthony, Francis and Thomas) did much of the banking business for the London District, for St. Omers, etc. They were a junior branch of the Kelvedon Wrights. See C.R.S. XIX, 167 n. â&#x20AC;˘ Mathew Duane, F.R.S. (1707-1785), the conveyancer, see D. N .B. I> This entry does not mean that the King had been to the Sardinian Chapel; 'at at' should probably, read 'all at' as in many entries. 6 'L.F.' or 'L.Fs' is used from this entry onwards for 'Lincolns Inn fields', i .e., the Sardinian Chapel; to save space, this usage will be adopted in this transcript.

1

2


62

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1773

Mon. 7 June. Set of for Tocester [Towcester] t after 6 O'Ck breakfasted i after 8 Set of for Daventry and Dunchurch arrived at Coventry the White Bear two O'Ck arrived at Meridin [Meriden] 3 O'Ck Dined there made no Stay Except to look at the house! and Chime of Bells arrived at Castle Bromwich 4 O'Ck could not get a post Chaise drank Tea (as we were obliged to stay two Hours, walked and See Sir Harry Bridgmans house a fine old facion [fashion] house and Gartens Set out at 7 O'Ck arrived at Worsall [WalsallJ at 9 took chaise and arrived at Woollverhampton at i after 10 at the Angle Inn supped on Veal Cutletts much Tired. Tues. 8 June. Breakfasted at the Angle Inn at Woollverhampton after took a Chaise for Sedgley Park, found the 2 boys very well See Mr. Ha;rtley 2 Sacerdos Mr. Kenda1l 3 and Mr. Marsh the Boys Writting master gives them a good carracter but says Billy takes his Learning best they engaged os to Dinner to Morrow 1 O'Ck dined at our Inn went to See the manufactory of Papier Machey4 Bought a Box at 6d. and a Do Is/6 drank Tea at the Inn. Wed. 9 June. Markett day at Woollverhampton got up at 6 O'Ck walked in the Markett Beef 4d. Veal 3d. Mutton 4d. Pr pound, Fouls Pr Coupld 16d. Ducks 2s. Do had a Chaise to Sedgley Park dined there with Messrs. Kendall and his Brother5 and Mr. Hartley drank Coffee and Tea stayed till l after 6 O'Ck See Mr. James Thornton 6 gave him the 5s and Master Harley Is. all walked back to Woollverhampton Supped on Assparagus and Pigeons. Thurs. 10 [?] June. all at prayers at the great house 7 Mr. LiddaliS and Mr. Tayler 9 Sacerdos Mr. Liddall went with os to See the 1 2

3

4 5

6 7

S 9

Packington Hall, seat of Earl of Aylesford . Thomas Hartley, b. 26 June, 1740; Rome, 15 July 1754; priest, 22 Dec. 1764; Eng] and, 1765; W'hampton, 1768; Sedgley Park, 1772; d. Moseley, 11 July 1781. See C.R.S . XL. 212. Hugh or Hugo Kendall, b. 1708. He and his brother Richard (below) to Douai 20 July 1724; priest, 4 June 1746; professor; England, 8 July 1752; President Sedgley Park from 1763 to his death , 2 July 1781. See C.R .S. XXVIII, Index. Kirk. Buscot, Cotton College. Papier Mache: a recent invention by Henry Clay of Brimingham. Richard Kendall, b. 1709. See Note above; priest 4 Dec. 1735; professor England, 30 June 1738; for difficulties of dates and places, see C.R.S. XLII, 7-9; Standon Lordship School and Hare St., 1758-1767; did not go to Old Hall Green; Dean of Chapter, 1771 -1780; d. London, 10 December 1780. Kirk. Nephew of W.M.'s clerk. Giffard House, built in 1743 as a residence for a priest and boarding house for Catholics. Bishop Milner occupied it from 1804. See Husenbeth, Nlilner, p. 116. Thomas Liddell; priest, Lisbon, 21 Jan. 1742. At Wolverhampton. 1771-1775; d. Liverpool, 12 May 1775. See Kirk. Alexander Taylor, b.c. 1724; Douai, 13 July 1740; St. Gregory's, Paris, 1744; priest, 20 Sep. 1749. Secretary to Bishop Stonor; W'hampton. 1762-1775. For his unhappy career, see Kirk, C.R.S. XXVIII, 225n . XIX, Index.


1773

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

63

Navigation! and Locks dined with as had a Neck of Lamb spinage 2 Ducks and a Gosbery Pie Mr. Liddall went away at 3 O'Ck Engaged him to Sup. walk again with Mrs. Mawhood and boys to the River See the Barges Shute the Locks Mr. Davis the Tayler Brought the Boys 2 Sutes of Clos paid him £1.2.6. drank Tea Mr. Liddall Supped. Fri. 11 June. after Breakfast paid our Bill to Mr. Walker of the Angle at Woolverhampton viz £2.9.6. bought some Garters Balls and Ribon for the Boys set of with boys for Sedgley Park at 9 O'Ck spoke to their master Mr. Marsh aboute their Learning gave him 10/6 he promiss his best in devours gave the housekeeper £5/32 See Mr. Kendall and took leave of them, left the two Boys well and in good spirits set of at 10 O'Ck in the same Chaise for Wars all cost 5s. and 2s. the Driver 6 miles Set of for and arrived at Birmingham being 12 miles at t past 1 O'Ck there Cost 3s/10, Set out for Henley at 2 O'Ck and arrived there ~- past 5 drank Tea there, Set out a 6 O'Ck and arrived at Stratford upon Haven i pas~ 7 O'Ck, set of and arrived at Chapple house 1 past 11 O'Ck the people all In bed supped there in Company with two Gent! ~men lay there, the bed smelt very strong Set out i before 7 O'Ck and arrived at Woodstock t past 8 breakfasted there bought Gloves 3 and Steeleware. Set out at i past 9 O'Ck and arrived at Oxford .~- past 10 See St. John College and 4 others the Chaise took os up at Magdalene College arrived at Tetsworth 12 miles i past 1 O'Ck dined there set of at 2 O'Ck arrived at High wickham [Wycombe] being 14 miles at 4 O'Ck Set of and arrived at Uxbridge at 6 O'Ck drank Tea. Set of and arrived in London i before 9 O'Ck took a Hackney coach at So Ho and arrived at Smithfield ~. after 9 O'Ck found all well Except Betsey and the Maid Lucky. Sun. 13 Ju,ne. Maria at 9 O'Ck L.F. Self Mrs. Md and Dory at 11 O'Ck. Mon. 14 June. Stayed the Morn at Finchley to Attend the laying of Gravel on the Roades. Sat. 19 June. was at the Duchess of Norfolk i Deiurge at L.F. Sun. 20 June. Self at 10 O'Ck L.F. all at High. Thurs. 24 June. all at L.F. Fri. 25 June. was at Mr. [blank] Duirge performed Mr. Webb's service. Sun. 27 J~tne. all at L.F. Tues. 29 June. Mrs. Md Maria and Bett came to L.F. at high. 1 :!

3

4

The Birmingham-Wolverhampton canal was finished in 1772. i.e. a quarter of a guinea. Woodstock was famed for its leather gloves. Mary, wife of Edward, ninth Duke of Norfolk. He died in 1777.


64

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1773

Fri. 2 July. in the Even Self Mrs. Mawhood Dory and Bett went to Spring Gardens to See Mr. Coxs1 Museam and very superb it was. Fri. 9 July. came to Town to breakfast Engaged on t he Way Haymakers and Mowers. Sun. 11 July . all at L.F. Fri. 16 July. Mr. Watkins the Bricklayers oppinion is, I can have a draine into the City shore from my house. Sun. 18 J uly. Mrs. Md Maria and Bett were at L.F. Sun. 25 July . all at L.F. Mon . 26 J uly. all at L.F. St Ann. Wed. 28 July. all at L.F . performed Mr. Webbs service self played the Organ dined with the Sacerdo's at the Bowing Green house, the New Road. 2 Fri. 30 July . in the Even Called on Mr. Dune [Dunn] of Grays Inn to get a direction to Mr. Momford of St. Omers, wrote to him aboute a Convent for Betsey. Tues. 10 Aug. all at L.F . . .. Took the Coach for Dover this day for Thursday at £4.16.0. paid £2.8.0. in part. Thurs . 12 Aug. Set out Mr. and Mrs. Maria Dory and Bett at t after 4 O'Ck to Dover in the Stage which we hired to our Self at £4.16.0. Called at Darford and Breakfasted Called at Rochester See Miss Mackgown paid her for 2 pounds Tea at 10/ . Called at Sittingborn ... Dined at the Bull drank Tea at Canterbury ... arrived at Dover at t past 9 O'Ck lay there at the Ship. aggreed with Capt. Clark for Calais at 10/6 each. Fri. 13 Aug. Sailed out the Harbor at 7 O'Ck took 2 Bottle of wine and 2 DO Water Gruel, quite a Calm within 6 Miles of Calais several passengers went in a Boat we and Mr. Cole Stayed in the Ship came to an Anchor of Calais at 9 at night all lay aboard, got in to Calais harbour with the help of Boates at 7 O'Ck this Saturday 14 August 1773 at [blank] went to the Silver Lyon breakfasted bought t pund of Tea at lOs aggreed for a Chaise to St. Orner at £1.1.0 Stopped at the halfway house had good Wine at lSd. broke down on the Road no mischife arrived at St. Orner t past 9 o'Ck was obliged to go round the Gates being repairing at Mr. Codvine the posthouse supped and lay there Mr. Cole behaved very unpolitely in regard to his reconning. Sun. 15 Aug. got Shaved went to the Colledge See Mr. Momford and Napp who with [went?] with to the Cathedral and Mrs. and Mr. Cole he was taken III or Shamed III He stayed at the Coffee house and She went with os was presently tyd [tired] and I took 1

2

James Cox devised 'magnificent pieces of Mechanism and Jewellery' and exhibited them to those prepared to pay a Quarter-Guinea each. H e disposed of the exhibits in 1775 by lottery. The New Road (now Marylebone Road) from Islington to Paddington was made about this time. There were several Bowling Greens near Marylebone Gardens.


1773

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

65

my leave. Dined at the post, found a lodging in Little Rue at IvIadm Ie Maer's at ÂŁ2.2.0. Pr Mo, played the Vespres at the College paid our recon,ning at the Post came to our Lodging (first drank Tea at the College) all lay there bed very small on,e large Room and on,e small DO to give our maid Servent 6 Livers for 14 days Service. Tues. 17 Aug. breakfasted at home after went with Mr. Paston to Mr. Le Gran,de bought Maria, Betsey and Mrs. Md Silk Gound Each at 7L 12 Souls. Thurs. 19 Aug. breakfasted at home went with Mr. Knap to see the Woollen and Shagg1 manufactorys. See St. Bertins Church and treasury Messrs. Knap Perry2 and Momford Dined with os was at the Church of St. Supulke 3 at the Salue played the Organ. Fri. 20 Aug. breakfasted at home, Bett and Self was at the Cathedral dined by our Selves, in the Even at the Salue St. Den,nys4, a very good Organ. Sat. 21 Aug. Breakfasted at home Self and Mrs. Md walked in the Markett 5 being Markett day Fowles 14d. a Couple. was at the Ursalins 6 Convent, finally aggreed Matters there viz ÂŁ250 Livers Each an,d to pay washing, Dan,cing and Musick. Mrs. Paston and all at the milliners walked on the Ramparts with Messrs. Mumford and Knapp all at the Salue St. Dennys meet with a very aggreable Abbey [Abbe] who played the Organ there. Sun. 22 Aug. at High Prayers at the College see the Regiment on the Markett place, after heard the Millitary Service at the Carm's7 Church and Musick Mr. Mrs. Paston, Master Paston and Captain Story dined with os, heard Vespres at St. Omers an,d at the College an,d played both Services, after to St. Bertins See the Thresory [Treasury] and Birds, See the Organ,ist Mr. De Pont self played he teathes at the Ursalins took a walk with Messrs. Paston's after Tea to the Calais gate to see the people come from Seubruic 8 Being a remin,isance day an,d Octave of Beata maria Virginis9 Mon. 24 Aug. Self at the Little Church10 in, the great place after breakfast Mrs. Paston and Son, and Was at the Ursalins to see the Ladys dance the master Mr. Michell. Mr. Knap din,ed with A cloth with velvet nap. John Perry (nephew of Dr. Perry, Pres. Valladolid); b. 1742; Douai, oath 11 March 1768; Kirk says he was some time at St. Orner; on Mission, 1774; Longbirch, Aldenham, d. 8 May 1819 at Sedgley. See C.R .S. XII, 142; Kirk. 3 Saint-Sepulcre, still exists. 4 Saint-Denis, near English College, still exists. 5 Place Victor-Hugo to-day. S Ursulines, near present Place Sithieu, has disappeared. 7 Couvent des Carmes, in present Rue de Dunkerque. 8 Saubruic, now Salperwick, about 1 mile N. of St. Orner. 9 Octave of the Assumption, now The Immaculate Heart. 10 Chapelle de Notre Dame des Miracles, destroyed in 1785; on present Place du Man~chal Foch. 1

!<

E


66

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1773

as on rost Beaf &c: hyred a Coach which cost 8 Livers for Blandyke with Messrs. Momford Knap Mrs. Paston and Son stopped at the College house there drank Wine, went to the Hermitage drank Bear See his Chaple &c, and gave him 12 Souls See 4 Batallions Exercise on the Bandyhill, all returned to St. Omers Messrs. Momford and Knap Supped with os, aggreed all to dine at the College toMorrow. Tues. 25 Aug. sent a Letter to England but [put] it in the post myself was at the Cathedral played the high prayers with Mr. Thomas the Organist all dined at the College played the first Vespres of St. Lewis, drank Tea with Mrs . Paston See Miss Mackdonnell who lives opposite the Colledge Supped at home Mrs. Hope Called, very well clothed. Wed . 26 Aug. St. Lewis payed hight [played high] at St. Omers and the College Mrs. Hope dined with as played Vespres at St. Omers and the College Dory went to the Silk Shops but Bought none bespoke two pairs Shoes walk on the Ramparts. Thurs. 27 Aug. went with Mr. Knapp on horseback (Each horse 30d. french) to \iVatton1 breakfasted there see the College house2 and the Church which is in great ruins went to the Top of the Tower See Callais Graveline Burburge [Bourbourg] Dunkirk and the Sea &c returned to St. Omers to Dinner Messrs . Knapp and Monsr Thomas dined in the Even: Mr. Knap and Self went on horseback to Blankdyke See the Nuns Church 3 drank Wine returned by Arke 4 See the new Canal 5 and Sluces, which will be navigable next week for Barges, returned in the Even to St. Omers Paid Mr. Momford in full for Wine bear Letters &c £26 Livers 14 Souls. Fri. 28 Aug. went in the Fish Markett 6 ,Mrs. Md not very well, went with Mr. Scarum to a French officers and from thence to Mr. Stratons to See his Organ Cost £35.0.0. from thence to the College took Messrs. Momford and Knapp to the Ursalins Convent, paid a Quarter in Advance Pension for Miss Maria and Betsey viz £6.6.0. washing 20 Sols Dancing and Musick DO-mySelf supped at the College Momford and Knapp came home with me. Sat. 29 Aug. Called at the College See Mr. Mumford Mr. Knapp walked with me meet Mr. Binley who came home to our Lodgins he said he had been to Madrid, and that his wife was at Bath Monsr [blank] the Officer called and appointed this Afternoon for a Consert, Dined by ourSelves not very well paid Milliners Bill £2.16 four officers and who [two] other Gentlemen came had a Consert with the Harpsichord Messrs. Knap and Mumford present drank Tea all stayed till 8 O'Ck Supped by our Selves bought a pair of Slippers Cost 4 L. 1

3 I;

Watten, 6 miles N.vV. Les religieuses de Ste Colombe. Canal du N euffosse.

2

4 6

Country house of Jesuits. Arques. Marchc a poissons as to-day.


1773

THE

MAWH OOD

67

DIARY

Sun. 30 Aug. went out before breakfast See St. St. John's2 the Abbey Recollents English and other Churches, rerurned to Breakfast, was at High prayers with the Officers played the Service was at the Millitary Do with dO See Mr. Gold of Dunkirke Mrs. Hope diJ?,ed with os. was at Vespres at the College by self, had much pleasure in, Bishop Butler's3 company promisses Calling on me in, Town Messrs. Knapp and Momford drank Tea with os after went to the Play which was the Gloriouse and Entertainment all done at 9 O'Ck. Mon. 31 Aug. bought Teapot cup &c for Maria paid several small Bills was at St. Margaretts played the High Prayers for rejoycing for a Cllilds Death took leave of Mrs. Paston and Family paid for 2 pairs of Shoes n,ot yet delivered for Maria and Bett paid ÂŁ2.2.0. Lodging Messrs. Knapp and Momford Dined with os paid the Maid Mari 6 Livrs and 30 So to drink paid the Tretaur 4 gave Mrs. Hope 6 Livers Set of for the Ursalins at ! past one O'Ck left Maria and Bett, who both took on very much drank a good Bottle of Vine at Adres [Ardres] arrived at Calais at 8 O'Ck gave the Comeys [Commis?] 24 Sols did not look into the Bagage lay at the Silver Lion Mr. Momford who came with os had 2 Chickens and a Sallard and a Bottle of good Wine Cost 21 Livers. Tues. 31 Aug. all gott up at 6 O'Ck were at prayers at 7 O'Ck at the great Church5 bought a Black lolle Silk for the neck cost 4 Livers 10. Sailed out of the harbor of Callais at 10 O'Ck great prospect of a Storme got over in 7 hours paid 4s. at Custom house, went to the Ship at Dover lay there Bought 2 Pound Tea at 7s Pr. lb. Wed. 1 Sep. Set of for London at 5 O'Ck with Mr. Preses and two young french lads, breakfasted at Canterbury See the Church dined at Rochester drank Tea at Darford and arrived in Town at 9 O'Clock took hackney coach and arrived in Smithfield at 10 O'Ck found all well. Fri. 3 Sep. Mr. Sykes called see our Boys at Sedgley Park all well and give a good carractter of them. Sun. 5 Sep. Dory, Mrs. Md and Self at L.F. Wed. 8 Sep. all at L.F. Sun. 12 Sep. all at L.F. Fri. 17 Sep. received a Letter from Maria at St. Omers who is well pleased. Sun. 19 Sep. came to Town to breakfast all at L.F. Margaretts1

1 2

:I

Sainte-Marguerite. Saint-Jean-Baptiste; both these churches were near present Place S. Jean. and both have been pulled down. Presumably John Butler, Bishop of Cork, 1763. For his apostasy, see D.N.B.

Traiteur-keeper 01 an eating-house. o Notre Dame. 4


68

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1773

Wed. 22 Sep. Meet the Gentlemen of Finchley at Mrs. Claridge the kings head gave them a Dinner which Cost £ [blank] Shewed them my Accounts for my 2 years Surveours Ship and they were well pleased and wanted me to continue. Fri. 24 Sep. Mr. Butler Jnr. and Mr. Cocklain called in the Even: Drank Tea and Stayed till 9 O'Ck Mr. Butler talked aboute Mrs. Elliott and her family. Sun. 26 Sep. came to Town to breakfast Mrs. Md and Dory in the Coach all at L.F. Wed. 29 Sep. all at L.F. Michs Day. Sun. 4 Oct. all at L.Fs. Wed. 6 Oct. Received a Letter from Mr. Momford of St. Omers Per hands of Mr. Nichols, our Girles both well. Fri. 8 Oct. was at Guildhall, Bull Esqr1 ellectted Ld Mayor Sat. 9 Oct. Dined with Mr. Smith and 8 Farmers &c at the White hart St. Albans cost Is7d. and Is my being Chairman which makes me free of that Company. Sun. 10 Oct. Stayed the Morn at Finchley as it rained, Mrs. Mawhood and Dory came in the Coach after prayers no company, Wed. 13 Oct. breakfasted in Town after called on Mr. Barnard of Moorfields See Mr. Bolton there and paid him for the 2 Boys Schoolling viz £20 bing in full for their Pension at Sedgley Park to the 9 Octr 1773. Sun. 17 Oct. all at L.Fs. Mon. 18 Oct. Mr. Dunn of Moorfields came at 11 O'Ck went with us in the Coach to Finchley dined and talked much and was very agreable and lay there. Sat. 23 Oct. received a Letter from Mr. Brown Moysten for Bett's picture was seased at Dover being countreband. Sun. 24 Oct. all at L.F. Mon. 25 Oct. Mr. Cocklain returned to Town, Self went to Highgate with my Surveorship Accountt and delivered it to Mr. Justice Brittle who will Examine it tomorrow or next day, I took my Oath 2 Thurs. 28 Oct. Self at L.F. Mrs. Md and Dory at the French Embasarors 3 • Sun. 31 Oct. all at L.F. Mon. 1 Nov. Mrs. Md and Dory came in the Coach to L.F. Sun. 14 Nov. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 18 Nov. Called on Mr. Langdale4 about the Cecilias feast. Sun. 21 Nov. all at L.Fs. Frederick Bull, a friend of Wilkes; later M.P. i.e. as to the accuracy of the accounts. 3 Greek St., Soho. " Perhaps one of the Langdales, Distillers of Holborn. 1

2


1773

THE

MAWHOOD

69

DIARY

Mon. 22 Nov. Self at L.Fs St. Cecilia's meeting dined at the Queenshead Holborn Messrs. Langdale and Clintin 1 Stewards. Stayed till 11 O'Ck came home with Mr. Cocklain Messrs. Paxon and Rice 2 appointed Stewards for next year. . [Extract from a Letter to William Mumford of St. Omer.] Yours of the 19 lnst received, and in conformity to the desire request and Petition have bought you viz 1 t Adelphi Tickett 3 2 m 011 at 6. 12. & 2 1/10 dO at £3.9. Each at 6. 18. £13.

10.

and wish you Good luck shall defer charging my Commission on this business, as You may Perhaps have the great Prize and then Master Prockr [Procurator] have at you but why dont you, in your great generosity as procuturs ought to be let poor Napp have at least a smell at a 64 share . . . . [Diary resumed.] Sat. 27 Nov. Mrs. Md and Self meet a L.F. at 12 O'Ck. Sun. 28 Nov. all at L.Fs. Tues. 30 Nov. Self came to Town on the Mare to breakfast Mrs. Md and Dory came in the Coach all at L.Fs Dory went after to the Riding house, Called at Guildhall to See the Ellection for Member for the City between Bull and Roberts.' Wed. 1 Dec. Mr. Cocklain came and breakfasted with me after went with him in serch of Musick Books viz Bauch5 Able and Richter, bought the same at Mr. Rutherfords in St. Martins Court cost £1.10.0. 4 setts he is to get them bound and sent home next Fryday Even ... Called and See the fine Harpsichord in St. Anns St. Oxford Road, and the new invented rosting Spitts. Thurs. 2 Dec. Stayed at home the Morn, Mrs. Md and Saley went to L.Fs. I I O'Ck. 1

It was customary to have one priest and one layman as stewards at these

functions. Alexander Clinton (Mackenzie) b. in Scotland, 23 March 1730 professed S.J ., 2 Feb. 1767; signed L.F. registers 5 Sep. 1774 to 24 May 1780 (C.R.S. XIX); noted for work among prisoners; Lulworth Castle, 1781-1795; d. Dublin, 5 June 1880. See Foly, Collectanea, I, 141; Gillow, C. R.S. XII, 73; XLII, 138. 2 Joseph Rice (or Price), b. London, 22 Feb. 1744; Rome, 16 Sep. 1760; priest, 28 June 1768; signed L.F. registers 12 Sep. 1770 - 3 Jan. 1782 (C.R.S. XIX), See Burton. Challoner, II, 243, 246; C.R.S. XL, 218. 3 In 1771 the brothers Adam obtained a Parliamentary Bill to reclaim land from the Thames to complete the Adelphi ; as the project proved a failure financially they got permission to dispose of the property by lottery. " Bull was a Wilkes man; Roberts was supported by the Court. See Sharpe, London and the Kingdom, III, p. 14l. 5 ' Bauch' probably means John Christian Bach (1735-1782) who gave concerts in London with Karl Friedrich Abel (1725-1787), a famous performer on the viola da gamba. The third was Franz Xavier Richter (1709-1780).


70

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1773

Sat. 4 Dec. . to Guildhall a very great croud of people Mr. Bull gott his Ellection. Sun. 5 Dec. all at L.Fs. Mon. 6 Dec. Washing Day came to Town to Breakfast. Tues. 7 Dec. received a Letter from Miss Maria and another from Mr. Mumford who desires the 3 Adelphi Shares Ticketts to remain in my hands, they're all well. Wed. 8 Dec. all at L.Fs. Dory went to the riding house, gave my Vote to Mr. Pearce to be Surgeon to the Dispensatory in Aldersgate St. Sun. 12 Dec. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 16 Dec. [Draft of letter to Rev. Hugh Kendall, Sedgley Park.] Mr. Kendall, The Bearer Mr. Peyton a very good and old Acquaintance of mine being to pass on his j omey near your house is so kind to trouble himself with a small parsall for my Boys and any civility you shew him shall Esteem as done to my Self & am Sir Yrs &c likewise wrote another Letter to Mr. Kendall to Admitt my Boys to his Room often to be Examined in their Studies. Sun. 19 Dec. all at L.Fs. Tues. 21 Dec. All at L.Fs St. Thomas' day. Sat. 25 X mas day. Self at L.F. Mrs. Md and Dory at Moorfeilds Mrs. Simister and Cocklain dined with os, and Supped, in the Even Three Men gott into Thorntons house and stole 2t dozn of his Shirts Stockings &c and were in the Counting house but took nothing, they're supposed to have been affritened by Mrs. Md lighted Candle. was at St. Pauls with Mr. Cocklain. Sun. 26 Dec. all at L.Fs . . . . all at Vespres. Mon. 27 Dec. all at Lfs. Tues. 28 Dec all at L.Fs. Wed. 29 Dec. Mrs. Md and Dory at L.Fs. self at Warwick St. for Mr. 'iVebbel Mr. Bromfield dined with os. 1774 Sat. 1 Jan. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 6 Jan all at L.F. Twelf Day. Sun. 9 Jan. all at L.Fs. in rained hard all day Mr. Cocklain dined with os, Self went to Vespres, after heard Mr. Chalenor at the Ship.2 Wed. 12 Jan. Stayed at home the Mom dined with the Charity at the Crown & Anchor. Cost 5s. dinner and 12s the Subscription. 1 2

i.e., deputised as organist of the Bavarian Chapel. The present Ship Tavern is on the old site at the corner of Little Turnstile and Gate St., behind the church of St. Anselm and St. Cecilia, Kingsway. Here Bishop Challoner would preach after service at the Sardinian Chapel.


1774

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

71

Sun. 16 I an. Breakfasted at Finchley came to Town by 10 O'Ck all at L.Fs . dined in Town no Company went in the Afternoon to the Lutheran Calvinist Churches after came to L.Fs. to benediction.! after heard Mr. Chanelor came home to Tea. Sun . 23 I an. Called with Mr. Cocklain on Mr. Marlene, after all at L.Fs. he dined with os, Mrs. Mawhood and Dory went with Miss Peyton and Brown to the Magdeline 2 Mr. Cocklain self and Mr. Stevenson had a Consert at home. Wed. 26 Ian . stayed at home Mr. \Vard Scoolemaster Called Mrs. Md was at L.Fs ... Mr. Dunn Sacerdos of Moorfeilds Dined with os, talked much aboute Gondolfe 3 he drank Tea. Sun. 30 I an. all at L.Fs. Wed. 2 Feb. all at L.Fs. Sun. 6 Feb. all at L.Fs. gave James the Clerk Is for a Candle at Vespres all. Mon. 7 Feb. went in the Coach with Mrs. Md to L.Fs. T ues. 8 Feb. C0S Brooks called. Sun. 13 Feb . all at L.Fs ... Self Stayed at home the Afternoon, Except going for a Quarter of an hour to St. Andrew 4 and heard Mr. Stanleys Voluntary. Wed. 16 Feb . Ash Wednesday. Stayed at home not very well Mrs. Md and Gasking went to L.Fs. Sun. 20 Feb . all at L.Fs. Mr. Cocklain dined with os after went all in the Coach to the Savoye See the different Churches 5 after came to Vespres returned to Tea had a Consert Geroge Paxton with os then all went away at 9 O'Ck. Wed. 23 Feb . Mr. Webbe taught Self went to vVestminster Hall attended on a Special Jury before Lord Mansfeild received ÂŁ1.1.0. Thurs . 24 Feb . all at L.Fs. Sun . 27 Feb . was at the Greek Church6 Mrs. Md and Dory at the Portugal Embasadors. Sun . 6 March. all at L.Fs. Mr. Cocklain and Self was at Mr. Chanilors he taught in the Even.? 1 2

3

S 4

6 ?

The only mention of Benediction in the Diary (apart from Ie Salut at St. Orner). Founded in 1758 by Jonas Hanway 'for the reception of penitent prostitutes' ; removed to a new building in St. George's Fields, Southwark, in 1769; site now Peabody Square. Possibly refers to a member of the well-known Catholic family of Gandolphy of East Sheen, Surrey. The Rev. Peter Gandolphy was of the next generation; See D. N.B. and Ward's Eve, II, ch . 28. St. Andrew, Holborn. Rocque's Map (1746) shows French, German and Dutch Churches as well as the Savoy Chapel round what was still called the Jesuits' Ground- a reminder of the times of James II. This cluster of buildings (part of the old Savoy Palace) was swept away, except for the Chapel, when Waterloo Bridge was constructed 1811-7. In Soho, but the exact site is unknown . He was probably living at this time in Devonshire St. (now Boswell St.), Queen Square.


72

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1774

Tues. 8 March. See Messrs. Fuller Bakers who very kindly endeavoured to get the two Women in to the Magdalene, but their Age was the impediment. Sun. 13 March. Mrs. Md Dory at 10 O'Ck L.Fs. self at Night at Warwick St. after took Mr. Webbe to the Grecian Embesadors . . . after at Vespres. Sun. 20 March. was the [at] the Portugal Chapell after dined was at Vespres at Do Fri. 25 March. was at 10 o'Ck at the Neapolitanl and Mrs. Md Sat. 26 March. Mr. Ansted Sacerdos came [i.e. to Finchley]. Sun. 26 March. took a ride with Ansted and Dory. Mon. 28 March. Ansted and Dory took a ride. Tues. 29 March. Mr. Ansted went to Town this Even. Thurs. 31 March. heard prayers at the Neapolitan ... all at Tenebris. Good Friday 1 April. all at L.Fs. Mrs. Whyatt and Mr. Ansted dined with all at Tenbris. Sat. 2 April. all at L.Fs. Easter Sunday 3 April. Mrs. Md and Dory at Moorfields, Self at L.Fs. took Mrs. Thorne to See it. Tues. 5 April. all at L.Fs. Sun. 10 April. all at L.Fs. Wed. 13 April. Set of from Finchley at t after 6 O'Ck. Mrs. Md in Chariott Dory and Self on horse back Robt on the Colt, we parted with him at Barnett, Dory very near being flung from her horse arrived at St. Albans! past 9 O'Ck breakfasted at Edwards the Bull Cost 6s. 3 .. Set out at t after 11 O'Ck and arrived at Dunstable at 2 O'Ck ... dined at the Sugar Looff Cost £0.10.7. Set of for Brickhill 4 O'Ck Dory's horse Tyd behind Arrived at the white Lion at Brickhill t past 6 drank Tea, Supped and lay there Cost £0.18.3. Set of for Stony Stratford at 7 O'Ck arrived there at 9 Breakfasted there Cost 6d. 6d ... Set of for Towceter at 10 O'Ck arrived at Daventry the vVeatcheiff at 3 O'Ck Dined there Cost £0.5.5. Sett of for Dunchurch at 5 O'Ck passed over the new Navigation canal and pleasant Village and arrived at the Dunn Cow at 7 O'Ck Supped and lay Cost £0.15.7. Set of for Coventry at 6 O'Ck arrived at 9 O'Ck Cost 7s. Set out at 11 O'Ck for Meriden made no Stay Except to look at the prospect Arrived at Castle Broomwich at 3 O'Ck dined there Cost £0.9.3. Set of for ~Torsall at t past 4 O'Ck arrived there at 7 O'Ck lay there Cost £0.16.5. Set of for Woollverhampton at 7 O'Ck arrived at t after 8 O'Ck a.t Mr. Walkers the Angle breakfasted after took a post Chase to Sedgley park, found the Boys well See Mr. Kendall had Mr. Marsh the Usher and Masters Thornton Sykes Ratlee Marsh to Dinner after went all to See the Navigation, which broke down last Thursday, all returned to Tea Mr. Leddall Saserdos Called and Supped with os all breakfasted at Woolverhapton 1

The Ambassador moved from 13 Soho Sq uare to Bond St., but the date is not known.


1774

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

73

paid the Bill Cost £3.5.11 was at the Town Chapell heard prayers after boys and Self walked to Sedgley Park dined with Mr. Kendall and Tayler paid Mr. Kendall in full £ [blank] Except their pension came back at 3 O'Ck to Woolverhampton then gott into our Chari ott at 4 O'Ck Thro Billson [Bilston] many local Pits wild fires and subteraneous Burning arrived at Birmingham at 7 O'Ck lay there Cost 0.19.4. a very noisy house . Set of for Henley [in Arden] at 7 O'Ck arrived there at 10 Breakfasted there Cost £0.8.2. Set of for Stratford upon haven at i before 12 O'Ck arrived there at t past 10 O'Ck at the White Lion, walked to See the Church and Shakespears Tomb &C cost Is. Dinner &c £13.0.0 [13s ?] Set of for Shipstone on Stour 4 O'Ck arrived at there at 7 O'Ck supped and lay there Cost £0.17.10. Set of for Chapelhouse at i past 7 O'Ck arrived there at 10 O'Ck paid £0.9.1. Set of for Woodstock arrived there 1 O'Ck See Blenheim house &c Dined paid £0.12.3. Set of for Oxford at 4 O'Ck arrived at 6 O'Ck See Redclifts Libraryl and Printing house and some Colleges Supped and lay at the - Inn got up at 7 O'Ck heard a Lattin Sermon [blank] Church pickt up a very civil Collegian after Breakfast all went to Christ College and heard prayers See the Museum and other Colleges dined there cost in all £1.17.11. Set of for Benson having though [through ?] mistake mistook the Titsworth [Tetsworth] toad arrived at Benson at t after 5 O'Ck drank Tea and Horses Cost £0.6.2. Set of at 6 O'Ck to Henley [upon Thames] arrived at 8 O'Ck supped and lay cost £1.0.3. Set of for Maidenhead bridge at t after 7 arrived there at t past 8 Breakfasted Cost 8/6 Set of for Cranfordbridge at ! past 9 O'Ck arrived there at t past 12 O'Ck walked in Mr. Goddard the Landlord's Garden Dined there Cost £0.15.3. Set out for London ! past 2 O'Ck arrived in Smithfield t after 5 O'Ck all well on Thursday the 21 April. Sun. 24 April. Mrs. Md Dory Bill Charles and Lucy at 10 O'Ck prayers. Self at High at L.Fs. Mon . 25 April. Called on Mr. Webb master of the Academy in Bunhill Roe and aggreed to Send my 2 Boys to him for writting and Accounts, Each £5. to be made perfect. Mr. Marsh Called and Mr. Sykes called, and Aggreed the abouve School was good. Tues. 26 April. My Aunt Mawhood2 and DO Wood at Mr. Cocklains Consert at the Buffalo Tavern. S un. 1 May. all at L.Fs. Mon. 2 May. Col. Mawhood his Mother and Mrs. Wood dined and drank Tea with us. Tues. 3 May. Self came to Town on the Mare, Dory Mrs. Md and Boys came in the Coach to L.Fs. Wed. 4 May. Called in the Afternoon on Mr. Webb who keeps the Academy he advises the 2 Boys to learn French and Latin. 1

2

Radcliffe Camera, completed in 1749; Clarendon Buildings. Mother of Col. Charles Mawhood, and her sister. See Genealogical Table


7-1

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1774

Sun. 8 May . Mrs. Md Dory and two Boys at L.Fs. at 10 Self at High. Thurs. 12 May. all at L.F. Sat. 14 May. meet Mr. Fuller Junr. on the Road who went home with me and drank Ale Mr. Robison1 our Parson Called and Do i.e. drank ale. Sun. 15 May. came on the Mare to Town to breakfast Mrs. Md Dory 2 Boys and Nurse came in the Coach to L.Fs. Sat. 21 May . Mrs. Md and 2 Boys at L.Fs. at 8 O'Ck. Sun. 22 May. all came to Town self at High the Family and Gasking at 10 O'Ck at L.Fs. Mon. 23 May. all at L.Fs. Tues. 24 May. came to Town on the Mare to breakfast Mrs. Mawhood Dory 2 Boys and Gasking came in the Coach all at L.F. Sat. 28 May. Mrs. Md Dory and Mr. Ansted and 2 Boys went to Finchley to drink Tea self followed. Sun. 29 May. Mr. Ansted said for os at Finchley all stayed there, Monday 31 May. Stayed all at Finchley Ansted and Dory took a ride on my Mare Cleaned the Canal. 2 Tues. 31 May. Mr. Ansted took his leave and went for St. Albans Thurs. 2 June. Corpus Christi Came to Town with Dory to breakfast Mrs. Md and Boys came in the Coach to L.F. at 9 O'Ck breakfasted in Town and stayed in Town Self and Boys at High at L.Fs. Sat. 4 J une. Called on Mr. Butler of Ormond Street gave him my Letters to St. Omers to be forwarded by a Laday of his Acquaintance invited Father and Son to dine at Finchley Sunday which they Accepted, but after dinner they sent a measuage that they could not come ... all dined in Town after Dory and elf came to Finchley by our Selves, on the road Mr. Ansted over took os drank Tea at Finchley after went on to St. Albans. Sun . 5 June. Dory and Self came to Town to breakfast after all at 10 L.Fs. 1I1on. 6 June. my Tennant Skilbeck at next door is run off. Thurs. 9 June. Sent Tomm with our Dinner to Finchley on the Mare, we all went there and dined the boate finished painting, Mr. Ansted called in the Afternoon and lay. Sat. 11 June. Dory and Self came on horseback Mrs. Md Two Boys and Mr. Ansted came in the Coach to Dinner at Finchley. Sun. 12 June. all Stayed at Finchley Ansted said. Man 13 June. Ansted stayed at Finchley. Tues. 14 June. Stayed at Finchley finished the drain and caispool [cesspool] near the Kitchen and Ceiler, Cleaned out the same Ansted finished the Stepps at little Pond. Ansted walked to Town after Tea and Self came on horseback. Thurs. 16 June. set off with Dory for Finchley at 12 O'Ck Mrs. 1 2

Not identified amongst clergy of Finchley and St. Bartholomew's. A piece of ornamental water shown on old maps; now built over. Johnson defines a canal as "a bason of water in a garden" .

Dr.


1774

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

7S

Md Ansted and 2 Boys in the Coach dined there, a fine day at Hayma,king. Fri. 17 June. Mrs. Md Dory Ansted and 2 Boys went to Town to breakfast in Coach Dorys horse Tyed behind Mr. Ansteds horse still there with a Sore back ... Mr. Perry of St. Omers called and brought a letter from Mr. Mumford and one for Dory from Maria. Sat. 18 June. Stayed at home the Mom, at 12 Dory and self went on horseback to Finchley. Mrs. Md and Boys in the Coach Mr. Ansted walked it he dined with os ... gathered two basquets of Strawberys. Sun. 19 June. Self came to Town to breakfast on the mare Mr. Ansted ~aid to the Family See Sir Thos Fleetwood and Mr. Perry who are just come from St. Omers returned to Dinner Messrs. Arboine Ansted and Beasleyl dined with os. Mon. 20 June . Called on Mr. Brooke at the Heralds Office and appointed him and Mr. Richard Mawhood Junr2 (who is lately come to Town from Wakefield to be Sworn an Atturney) to dine with me at Finchley next Sunday. Fri. 24 June. Came to town on the Mare all walked to L.Fs. dined in Town my Son Charles thrown down by a Sheep and hurt his head. Sun. 26 June. Mrs. Md and two Boys at L.Fs. self Dory and Beasley at the Portugel at 11 O'Ck. Wed. 29 June. all at 9 O'Ck at L.Fs. Thurs. 30 June. Messrs. Richard Mawhood and Brookes dined with os and drank Tea. Fri. 1 July. Dory received a Letter from Maria Mr. Mumford has been III again wrote to him We should be at St. Omers in a Month. Sun. 3 July. Mrs. Md and Boys at 10 O'Ck Self and Dory at 11 at L.Fs. dined at Finchley no Compa,ny Parson Cookson Called. Thurs. 7 July. Dory and Self went to Finchley on horseback Mrs. Mawhood and 2 Boys and Ansted intended in the Coach which brooke down in Goswell St. 3 and they walked home to Smithfield they sent Owen on the Coach horse to let us know. Sat. 9 July. Mr. Ansted dined with os in Town ... Dory and Self went on horseback to Finchley and Mrs. Md 2 Boys and Ansted to DO to Tea. all lay there. Sun. 10 July. Mr. Apsted said. Mon. 11 July. 2 Boys began this day to Learn dancing of Mr. Sykes at ÂŁ2.2.0. for 12 Lessons paid 2.2.0. Entrance. Thurs. 14 July. Miss Mary Richardson at the poor Clairs, Dunkirk. 4 Fri. 15 July. Miss Mawhood received a Letter this day from her Sister Maria all very well Except Mr. Mumford who has a spitting of blood ... answered Mr. Mumfords of St. Omers last letter, 1

:3 4

His brother-in-law. 2 See Genealogical Table. Now Goswell Rd., Finsbury; immortalised by Mr. Pickwick. Founded 1654. Sought refuge in England, 1795; now represented by St. Clare's Abbey, Darlington. See C.R.S. XIV.


76

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1774

appointed to Set out for Dover next Thursday and desired him to Acquaint Maria She might get Betsy some petticoates, but we would bring Stockins with os. Sat. 16 july. Mr. Hall Called we aggreed that he his Wife and Son and a Monsr. Langthorne should be of our party to St. Omers he acquainted me Monsr Langthorne had been a Monk but not liking his profession had come from his situation and was now Reader at the St. James's :1 Mr. Hall is to procure a Coach to Dover from Mr. Hanforth, the Swan and two N ecks 2 for 6 people at 16s. Each for Thursday. Sun. 17 july. all at L.Fs. at 10 O'Ck. Thurs. 21 july. Set out Mrs. Md and Self with Mr. Mrs. and Master Hall and Mr. Langthorne from the swan with two Necks at lafter 5 O'Ck for Dover 16s. each breakfasted at Rochester See Miss Mackgown, dined at Canterbury the races there a very wet afternoon ... arrived at Dover at 10 O'Ck lay there. Fri. 22 juiy. all took Ship after Breakfast at l- after 8 O'Ck. in the Morn. a very fine passage of 4 hours arrived at Calais at l- past 12 O'Ck went to Mr. Adouir the Cour de Londre Cleared our goods at the Custom house dined there cost 17 Livers, after set off for St. Omers with Mr. Mrs. and Master Hall at 3 O'Clock at 1.11.6. the Coach, stopt Lusceuse [Louches ?J drank a Bottle of \Vine forgott we meet Messrs. Mumford and Napp at Calais, See Captain De la Luc arrived at St. Omers at the post house at 9 O'Ck. self rode Mr. Mumford's horse, Mr. Napp took post horse and guide supped. Sat. 23 july. all went to High prayers St. Orner after to the Mercers could not aggree, Self St. Bertins library, dined at the post house. Sun. 24 july. all at St. Orner at high, after self at St. Bertins after all at the military prayers meet Mr. Storey who shewed me a Lodging in [blank] at 40 Livers Pr Month or for any lesser time dined all at the post house after was at Vespres at the College after all walked to Mr. Mumfords Garden on the Ramparts played the organ at St. Margaretts See a Confirmation by Bishop Butler at St. Sepulke all supped at the Post house, and Settled my Accountt with Mr. Hall, and we parted. Mon. 25 july. Mr. Mrs. Master Hall and Longthoyne Set off in a Coach this Mom at 5 O'Ck to Brussells looked again at our new Lodging and we approved of it, Mr. Mrs. Master Paston Called Self only dined at the College Being a farewell dinner gave by Bishop Butler drank Coffee, Messrs. Mumford and Napp came to our Inn Mrs. Md Maria and Bett dined at the Inn: after they went with os to Buy Linning Bought 1 Ps at 41 Souls the liTtle Ell and 1 Ps 41 Souls the great Ell, Supped at the Post house. 1 2

Perhaps the St. James's Parochial Infirmary (founded 1739); it was not a Catholic Institution. â&#x20AC;˘ In Lad Lane (now west end of Gresham St.) 'Necks' is a corruption of 'Ni.cks', i.e., swan-marks on the beak to denote ownership.


1774

TH E

MA WHOOD

DIARY

77

Tues. 26 July. got up at 5 O'Ck breakfasted at the Inn after paid the Bill ÂŁ4.9s.0d. See the Obit of a Dean and Church hung in Black at St. Orner removed to our new Lodging in the Rue de St. Croix! at Mons [blank] Gravoure bespoke our Dinner the tratoure [traiteur] next door at 40 Souls Pr head for 4 persons after dinner went in a Boate to Clairmarie with Messrs. Pastons and Napp. See the Church and Convent See the Monk Donn Kenice who was very civil gave os wine Flowers and Tartine, I gave him the three part Musick Set by Mr. Webbe all returned to St. Omers supped by our Selves bought 4 yds Cambrick at 6s.6d. Pr yd. Wed. 27 July. III with a Cold went with Mr. Napp to St. Stratons played his organ his Daughter plays very well all dined at our Lodgins not well, after all went to Tea at Mr. Stratons after Mrs. and Miss Mawhood &c went to Mr. Mumfords Garding Self and Napp went to St. Denny's Church played the organ with the Organist a very civil man went to his house we played the Harpsichord not well Supped at our Lodgings. Thurs . 28 July. taken very III in the Mom Stayed at home much better after dinner Mr. Napp and Momford drank Tea after went to see the Troops Exercise Supped at home Mr. Mumford Called. Fri. 29 July. much better in health was at St. Omers Cathedral heard common Prayers, after went to the College See the Bishop Butler who goes for England next Tuesday Mr. Paston &c went to a New Shop bought 2 Quantitys of lamb 3L 10 & 6 Livers 5 Sols all dined at home made Meagre [maigre] after Messrs. Strattons Story Steward Munford Paston after walked in their Garding Exchanged 10 Guineas for Louisdores. Sat. 30 July. all gat up at 6 O'Ck after breakfast went to St. Bertin heard high prayers after Called on Mr. Depien who says he knows a farmer in the Contry near St. Orner who is related to Mr. Christian and very rich Called on Mrs. George Hughes She cant come to day to drink Tea but will call on Monday S un. 31 July. wated for the Barber, played the High at the College and St. Denny's all at the Exercise and Military prayers at Vespres St. Bertin, Messrs. Straton Story &c there Mr. Mumford Drank Tea with os after was at the Salue the Cathedral after at a Consert facing the Post house were Mrs. Hughes Lodges after walked with Mr. Story on the Ramparts was at the Coffee house drank Orgeatt [argeat] cost 4 Souls a Glass, Supped on Mutton and Sallard very good. Mon. 1 Aug. Called at the College no Letter today as Expectted The Post may come to Morrow Mom 10 O'Ck played high &c at St Bertin meet Mr. Depien who went with os to the Ursalines, See the dancing Master, and Musick Do heard them take a Lesson, very so so. Mr. Depien dined with os Paid Mr. Momford in full 1

Near Ursulines .


78

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1774

for Wine &c and 2 Guineas Miss Maria had Mr. Depien dined with os after went to the Cathedral went to the Gardiners Garden bought a baskett to put the Yellow carnation in he drank Tea after walked to St. Bertins Called at Mrs. Pastons after Called on Madm Clair and had words aboute the Silk Cloake Supped by our Selves on a tuff Foul and Sallard. Tues. 2 Aug. III still with a Could, all went with Mr. Depien to St. Bertins after. played the high at the Recoletts Father Basille after shewed me an upright harpsichord a very good one cost ÂŁ25 received a Letter from Dory all well. [Extract from draft of a letter to Dorothy Mawhood in London.] . . . here are a great number of English in this Town but who or what they are the Lord knows ... we go about daily seeing the Churches, there is no other amusement Except now then a Consert. [Diary resumed.] Signed a Letter of Attorney with Bishop Butler to enable Mr. Wright the Banquer to Sell out ÂŁ500 Stock for Mr. Mumford of St. Omers Mr. Depein drank Tea with as not as well with Cold and headacke. Wed. 3 Aug. got up half after 6 O'Ck Mr. Downs and Mr. Thorp from England Called and breakfasted with as after went with them aboute the Town &c Called after on Mrs. Hughes, came home to Dinner Bishop Butler went this day for England Mr. Mumford . went as far as Calais with him, dined at home by our Selves after Mr. Straton called drank Tea his Lady &c Called going to Miss Vaughs assembley after walked with Depien to Arck1 See the Church there and the great marks made by the Devil with his Tallons on the Walls, likewise the Provo's Castle the river and wood were used to walk when a boy at College. 2 Thurs. 4 Aug. after breakfast Called on Mr. Depein after on Mr. Straton and walked with him in the Charterouse a fine Church and refectory and good Garden eate Apricos, it rained, very hard we were wett tho [through] dined by our Selves after Called at the Cathedral after on Mons Thoma and with him a Chanoine had talk with him played the Harpsichord after all went and drank Tea with Mr. Depien after to the Salue at St. Johns see Mr .. Gross the Canter who plays the Organ after Depien came home with os he supped, in Rained and Thundred much all night, Agreed with my French man Guilan Francois 3 at 24,3 Livr Pr Annum Paid Madm Clair. Fri. 5 Aug. played the Organ (hight) at St Omers after called on Mrs. Palmer at Madm Clairs Received a Letter from Dory paid Arques, south-east of St. Orner. Nothing is now known of the 'great marks'. The provost's Castle is near the Church. 2 See Introduction, p. 10. a His full name was Frallc;ois Guillain Cuvillier.

1


1774

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

79

Mr. Mumford for it and another Letter he had forgott My French Servant Guilan, Francois Came this Mom to me at 24 french crowns of three Livers Each Pr Annum he mentioned he had forgott to aske for his binding the bargan (a custome made use of here to servants & allways left to the masters option, sometimes 30 Souls or 3 Livers he was content, to give him a sute of Clos and Frock to to work in and a hat. Sat. 6 Aug. at high prayers the Cathedral and at St. Alldigone1 â&#x20AC;˘ heard an Obit after dinner all walked to Arke. Sun. 7 Aug. Self at highte and played the Organ at St. Bertins after came to St. Dennys and played the Organ also meet Mr. Victor and Son who with the organist of St. Bertins walked with os to See the meeting on the Great Place The marquis of [blank] and Colonel and their Colonel all at the Millitary prayers after Mr. and Miss Depein Dined with os he dressed us a fine Calfs head after was at St. Dennys after they and Messrs. Mumford and Hanking2 drank Tea with os. Mon. 8 Aug. got up at 6 O'Ck my Servant Guilham Francois asked my advice, I told him to get himself 3 more Shirts and Neckc10s &c for which I this Mom paid him on Account of his Wages 6 Livers, Called at the College and Mr. Depien and at the Ursalins with Mr. Depien, talked with the general mistress who gives a very good caracter of Maria, She says Miss Bett is rather idle much pleased with her conversation, Bought a carnation pot of Flowers of Joseph the Gardner at 30 Souls the Baskett 24 DO aggreed with him for 50 Carnation Layers at 7 Souls. Messrs. Wilkinson 3 Hind4 Hankins and Momford Dined with os and drank Coffee Momford drank Tea, Mrs. Mawhood taken Ill, went with Mr. Depein to Mr. Momfords Garden got apricots, Mr. Depein Momford Spent the Even, he took his leave going to Doway, Aggreed with a Coachman for Calais at 24 Livers to set out at ! past 1 O'Ck. 1 2

3

4

Sainte-Aldegonde (destroyed) as in present Place Victor-Hugo. John Hankin; Douai, 27 June 1720; priest, Sept. 1731; professor; England, 22 Sep. 1733 to Sunderland. His house and chapel were looted; Witton Shields until 1772 when he retired to Douai, d. St. Orner, 21 March 1782. See Kirk; C.R.S. XXVIII, Index; XII, 2l. William Wilkinson (Fletcher), b . 1722; Douai, 14 Sep. 1735; priest 4 June 1746, professor, Vice-President, 1762; succeeded Alban Butler as President at St. Orner 1773, until 1787; d. Bath, 24 March 1802. See C.R.S. XXVIII, 203n.; Index; XII, 84; Kirk. Francis Hinde, b. 1725; Douai 1 Aug. 1737; St. Gregory's, Paris, 2 Sep. 1743; priest, 20 Dec. 1749, on mission, Paynesley, Oscott, Longbirch; Chaplain, English Convent, Bruges, 1761-1767; Vice-President, St. Orner; Chaplain to Mrs. Rackett, London (possibly widow of one of \V.M.'s customers referred to as 'Cos. Rackett' but the relationship is not clear), d. Somers Town, 8 Dec. 1810. See C.R.S. XXVIII, 214n; XIX, 135, also J(irk.


80

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1774

Tues. 9 Aug. Mr. Depein and Self Bought China for Miss Maria went to See Master Victorl at the Friar Berbetts he says they dont give him victuals enough was at St. se Pulk [Sepulchre] Church took leave of Mr. Mrs. Paston &c Dined at home paid My Barber for 17 days dressing Mrs. and Self at 12 Livers paid 14 days lodging 20 Livers walked with the 2 Girles to the Ursalins left them there poor Betsey took on much Set of from St. Omers in a Coach with Mr. Wade at 3 O'Ck arrived safte at Calais at l after 8 O'Ck at the Court of London supped on 4 Snipes and Sallard. Wed . 10 Aug. got up at l after 7 O'Ck went with Mr. Wade on the harbor quite to the Sea meet a polite French officer left my Compliments for Capt. de la Luc after walked on the Ramparts all at prayers at the Great Church got our pasport, paid nothing, all dined at the Court de Londre, after having heard prflyers at the great Church, after all went on board the Packett, set sail Out of Calais at t past one O'Ck arrived at Dover (after a very blowing passage) At 8 O'Ck went in a boate, and carried on mens Sholders at 6d each and 3s the boate at Haveys the Ship Supped and lay there, passed the Custom house officers with a Servants bag of Clos and a basquet got the Trunk Examined paid five shillings at 8 O'Ck this Thursday 11 Augst breakfasted after Mrs. Mawhood Mr. Wade and our frenchman Servt went in a post Chaise Self on horseback to Canterbury, Changed horses and Dined, Set of as before and arrived at Sittingbom at 5 O'Ck ... arrived at Rochester 7 O'Ck arrived at Darford at 10 there took 4 horses arrived at London bridge at 12 O'Ck took a hacney coach arrived at Smithfield at 1 O'Ck all in bed took some Wine went to bed at t After 2 O'Ck all much tyred. Fri. 12 Aug. got up at 8 much more tyred, Stayed at home. Sat. 13 Aug. not well recovered took Francois with the pot of Flowers to Mr. Rackett who is well pleased, delivered Depien Letter to Mr. Carpice, dined in Town, after Mr. Ansted Called but could not go with os to Finchley but promised next Saturday, all went to Finchley after Tea. Sun. 14 Aug. Dory and Self came to breakfast in Town Mrs. Mawhood Boys and Francois in the Coach all at L.Fs. Mon. 15 Aug. all at L.Fs. Tues. 16 Aug. my son Charles taken III took a Vomitt. Wed. 17 Aug. Mr. Wetherall thinks Charles disorder is a Small Pox his face now full of spotts. Thurs. 18 Aug. my Son Charles's head better but complains much of his throte Mr. Vaughan breakfasted with me talked much aboute his partners-and Asked my advice aboute 2 young ladies aboute placing them at the Ursalins at St. Omers I am to write 1

Victor Mumford (see 1 Aug. 1775) perhaps a young brother of William Mumford .


1774

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

81

his a Letter to Mr. Momford returned to Dinner at Finchley The Small Pox is come out on Charles a 14 Day sort and Mr. Wetherall says a good sort all lay at Finchley Charles very light headed Mrs. Md in the night went to bed to him. Fri. 19 Aug. Received a Letter Per penny post from Mr. Echens Mr. Bromfields Nephew with proposals for an Alliance with Dory. Sat. 20 Aug. Self stayed at Finchley Mrs. Mawhood and Billy went to Town to Breakfast in the Coach they returned to Dinner with Mr. Ansted on horseback. Sun . 21 Aug. Mr. Ansted said for os. Mr. Bromfields called I took him the Garden before Dinner shewed him Echins Letter he declared on his word he knew nothing of it told him my Sentiments that his Nephew should be horsewiped if he did not directly desist any further pretentions he took it all very tamely and said he would acquaint his Nephew and so all Ended. Mon. 22 Aug. Billy took a second time a purge and Lucy they are at present free from Infection ... wrote Mr. Mumford for one Hundred Layers of Carna tions flowers from Joseph the Gardner wrote to Mr. Depein and sent him Some hokes [hooks] and flys &c and Ten Guineas to Mr. Mumford to pay for a Qrs pension for our Girles from the 30 of this Instant and the 100 layers of Carnation. Wed. 24 Aug. Stayed at Finchley all Mr. Ansted said for os. Charles continues much the same has had rather a bad night dined at Finchley helpt Charles with the Nurse to Bed much shocked at seeing him so Ill. Thurs. 25 Aug. Billy and Lucy still keep upp we think Charles disorder is turned. Sat. 27 Aug. Charles much better. Sun. 28 Aug. Mr. Ansted said at Stayed at Finchly. Mon. 29 Aug. Charles continues to mend Mr. Ansted took his leave and came to Town after Tea. Tues. 30 Aug. Dory Billy Lucy and Nurse came in the Coach to prevent their having the distemper. Thurs. 1 Sep. See Mr. Barnard Moorfields has not had the small Pox So cant come came to Finchley on the Mare found Mr. Ansted there drank Tea and went to Town Charles mends in health very fast. Sat. 3 Sep. Billy and Lucy not very well. Sun. 4 Sep. Dory and Self came to town to breakfast found Billy and Lucy very Ill, did not go to L.F. all returned to Finchley. Mon. 5 Sep. Lucy and Charles rather better. Tues. 6 Sep. the small Pox come out on Billy and Lucy, the new Nurse taken III ... Mr. Ansted went to Town and returned again Thurs. 8 Sep. Stayed at Finchley. Mr. Ansted said &c Charles's Nurse attended at it Billy much better Small Pox comes finly on Lucy not so well. worked in the Gardin dined and drank Tea after Ansted and Self came to Town, parted with him on the Road promised him a Suite of Clos F


82

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1774

Fri. 9 Sep. Dined in Town, Mr. Ansted Called Lett him have a Suite of Superfine Clos linning and making and a Superfine Great Coat and making. Sat. 10 Sep . Mr. Ansted Called at 4 O'Ck and we went to Tea at Finchly. BilJy goes on very well, Lucy indifferent. Sun. 11 Sep . Mr. Ansted Said &c Dory and he took a ride in the Morn: Billy goes on well and so does Lucy now, and is much better as She drinks more no Company at Dinner Except Ansted. Mon. 12 Sep. Billy had a bad night the 7th day, Lucy pretty well. Tues. 13 S ep . Stayed at Finchley worked in the Garden with Ansted, the Asse very III and F ould [foaled]. Wed. 14 Sep. Mr. Ansted Harris coachman and Francois finished the Pond at the Farme. Thurs. 15 Sep. Mr. Dunne of Moorfeilds Called and said the Lord Mayors officers had been and intend coming next Sunday to his house, he begged my assistance1 . . . Called at Shackklewell on Mr. Baker who promised doing all he can for Mr. Dunn &c. Sun. 18 Sep. Stayed at Finchly Mr. Ansted said no Company. Mon. 19 Sep. Stayed at Finchly Ansted and all worked in the Garden now planting Strawberys all day. Fri. 23 Sep. Mr. Ansted &c at work on the Slope of the Canal. Sun. 25 Sep. Stayed at Finchly in rained Ansted said &c no Company Dory and he took a ride in the Even: were much wett. Mon. 26 Sep. Mr. Ansted attended the work at the Canal side he drank Tea and after he returned to Town. Thurs. 29 Sep . all at L.Fs. Sun. 2 Oct. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 6 Oct. Received a Letter from Mr. Momford and Maria Per hands of Mr. Farrell and Delany received the carnation Layers which delivered to Mr. Rackett who paid me for them viz. ÂŁ1.18.10. Fri. 7 Oct. Paid my Insurance for Goods at Sun Fire Office ÂŁ12.10.0. for one Year bought 2 Lottery Ticketts 2 at 13.2.6. i part of Each is Mr. Mumford of St. Omers property. Sat. 8 Oct. Mr. Delany from St. Omers called and Mr. Langthorn the french Monk after went with Mr. Delany to Guildhall stayed untill 2 O'Ck there Wilkes chose for Lord Mayor. Sun. 9 Oct. Dory and Self went to Town on horseback to breakfast, found the Windoes broke owing to Wilkes being chose Lord Mayor all at L.Fs. See Mr. Farrell and Mr. NickoP who promised to call for my Letters to St. Omers to morrow Even 5 O'Ck. 1 2

3

Vias this a friendly warning following a complaint laid by an informer? Mr. Baker cannot be identified. Probably the Adelphi Lottery of the brothers Adam. James Nicholas, or Nichols; entered Douai, 15 Sep. 1751 on Bishop Challoner's pension; oath, 17 Sep. 1763; professor 1767-73; Chaplain, Sardinian Chapel from 1773; capitular, 1775; d. 2 May 1777. See below p. 113 C.R.S. XXVIII, 279n . ; Kirk; Knox, 73.


1774

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

83

Tues. 11 Oct. Mr. Nickolls called and toc,k my Letters for St. Orner. Sun. 16 Oct. all at L.Fs. Mon. 17 Oct. to Dinner at Finchly found Ansted there, he dined and lay there. Tues. 18 Oct. Mr. Ansteds horse got hung in its holter but like to do well. [Extract from draft of a letter to William Mumford at St. Omer.] Thursday 20 Octr 1774. You Procurators or Worldlins are so taken up filling your mony bags that you forget your poor London friends, this I can prove verified in not receiving a Single line from you by my friend Douglas indeed Miss Maria sent me one but that a very short one, and I ashure you was it not for that salt water Ditch which separates os, I would send Wilk's dirty blackgardes to brake all your Windows, in which I shall have a double advantage, beside saving my Own, which I expect will suffer this Even it being the Morn of the Ellection for Middlesex at Brenford, we Dont hear of any opposition to Wilks! and Glynn the Lord Mayor and all the Patriotick tribe are this Moment passing Cheapside in Great pompous procession to Brentford, I arrived this Mom from Finchley and am this Moment going there again to be out of noise and confusion. [Diary resumed.] Fri. 21 Oct. Mr. Ansted still with os finished Cleaning the Brewhouse and 'B ottling the Ale out of the Wine Pipe. Sun. 23 Oct. was at L.Fs. enqured for Mr. vValker the professor of French of St. Omers returned to Dinner at Finchly no company Except Ansted of [who ?] said for the family. Mon. 24 Oct. Stayed at Finchley and Ansted worked at Bottling Ale, and washing Bottles &c. Fri. 28 Oct. all at L.Fs. in the Coach See Mr. Ansted there appointed him this Even at Finchly but he did not come. Sun. 30 Oct. taken very III at 5 O'Ck in the Mom. Stayed at home all day, Mrs. Md Dory Bill and Charles and Francois went to L.Fs. All Saints Tues. 1 Nov. all at L.Fs ... Mrs. Md and Dory at Vespres. Wed . 2 Nov. all at L.Fs. Jack Hughes there took no notice of him, Sent another letter by Mr. Wm. Walker the french professor of St. Omers to Mr. Mumford and to Miss Maria and a pich musick fork to Pater Basil of St. Omers. Sun. 6 Nov. all at L.Fs. dined in Town no company all at Vespres Wed. 9 Nov. Lord Mayors Day Jno vVilkes Esqr Dory Bill and Charles went to Mr. Wyes the Mercer Ludgate hill to See it a very great Mob and a poor Shew. 1

Wilkes was again elected and this time allowed to take his seat and sank into insignificance; John Glynn, Recorder, was also elected.


84

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1774

Thurs. 10 Nov. Mr. Ansted drank Tea. Tues . 15 Nov . Meet Mr. Scarum my late St. Omers Acquaintance, he says he has taken a house in Hill Street, Berkly Square. Thurs. 17 Nov . Mr. Ansted Called in Town he was yesterday at Finchley all well. Sun . 20 Nov. all at L.F. Mr. Cocklain went to Finchley with os no Company he taught the Boys the Violin &c. Tues. 22 Nov . was at the St. Coecilian feast Queenshead Cost 7s.6d. Thurs. 24 Nov. See Mr. Hatchett who will be pleased if I go to Egham with him to-morrow, Mr. Ansted Called and will go with me on Dolly's horse. Fri. 25 Nov . went with Ansted to Egham ... put up our horses at the Kings head after dined at the Cart & Weell Inn with Mr. Hatchett and 60 Tradesmen drank Tea and Supped went to our Inn at 10 O'Ck. Sat. 26 Nov. breakfasted there after Called on Mrs. Gude late Mrs. Attfeild1 were very civil gave me a fine Hare dined all at Hounslow arrived in Town at 5 O'Ck Mr. Ansted went home. Sun. 27 Nov. all at L.Fs ... . Ansted's horse much batter. Sat. 3 Dec. Miss Hughes and Ansted Called and Drank Tea. Sun. 4 Dec. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 8 Dec. the Conception Called on Coss Rackett he paid me all at L.Fs. Sun. 11 Dec. all at L.Fs ... Francois came to L.Fs. Mon . 12 Dec. Dory Sally and 2 Boys went to the Charterhouse to hear the Exclamation 2 Sun. 18 Dec. all at L.F.s. Tues. 20 Dec. Mrs. Md and Self at the Revd. Mr. Elstons 3 Duirge. Wed . 21 Dec. all 'at L.F. St. Thomas day. Sat. 24 Dec. Paid Mr. Thos Brown the land Tax at 3s. in the Pound viz ÂŁ8.1.6. 4 Sun. 25 X mas day. all in Town at L.F. . . . performed Paxtons service Mr. Dides played the Organ all at Vespres after heard Mr. Chanelor at the Ship. Mon. 26 Dec. all at L.F. Francois came to Town after went to Westminster bridge and Abbey ... Dory went to Mr. Chanelor. Tues. 27 Dec. Dory and Francois went to 8 O'Ck L.F. we at high, L.F.... at all Vespres Except self Francois returned to Finchley Mr. Ansted drank Tea. Wed. 28 Dec. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 29 Dec. St. Thomas a.ll at L.Fs. performed the New Service. I 2

3

4

Sarah Attfield of Chobham was a cousin of Mrs. Mawhood; it was from her house that Dorothy Kroger was married to W .M. at Richmond. The Latin Oration on Founder's Day. Francis Lacy (Elston); b. 1686; Rome 15 March 1705; priest 1710 or 1711; left for mission, 1712; in London for over sixty years; d. 3 Dec. 1774. See C.R.S. XL, 135; XII, 13; Kirk. Considering the amount of property owned by W.M. it would seem that he was not paying the double tax of which Cath9lics could be mulcted .


1775

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

85

1775 Sun. 1 Jan . all in Town and at L.Fs. Fri. 6 Jan. Two Boys walked with me and See Col. Mawhood after all at the Bavarian, Mrs. Md &c went to Vespres. Sun. 8 Jan . all at L.Fs. Thurs. 12 Jan. called on Mr. Broomfield aboute Ekins Letter we entirely fell out, he threw the letter after me in the Street. Sat. 14 Jan . Dory went to visit Lady Fleetwood. Sun. 15 Jan . all at L.Fs. George Paxton Dined with os after went to Vespres Self at home in the Even Messrs. Collins, Co cklain , Stevenson Fryer and Paxton and Arboin had a Consert. Thurs. 19 Jan . 2 Boys and Self Called on Mr. Rackett who insisted we should 'go with them to the Play and sent a Card to Mrs. Md Dory, wee all went and came home in our Coach, this Even did the Necessary Fri. 20 J an. Mrs. Md and Dory went in the Coach to the Bavarian Sun. 22 Jan. all at L.F. !lIon. 23 Jan. Mrs. Md and Dory went in the Coach to L.Fs. Tues . 24 Jan . walked with Mrs. Md to L.Fs .... after we walked home meet Mr. Ansted Sun. 29 Jan. all at L.Fs . . . we heard in the Even the Bishop [Extract from draft of a letter to William Mumford at St. Omer.] Tuesday 31 January 1775. Mr. Mumford, My Daughter received a Letter from her Sister Maria by last post, in which She makes me Acquainted with her desire of coming to England in February to take a final Leave of all her friends, and return again to her Convent, be that as it shall please God to direct for Mrs. Mawhood and Self are determined to give her free Choise, we are likewise come to the resolution, as this oppertunity offers of letting Betty also come with her Sister to England (to be inoculated for the small Pox) it having proved in the natural way rather disvigoring to our other Children,l but am rather at a 100S5 to know how theyll perform the journey by themselves I See Mr. DlUlll of Grays Inn yesterday and paid ÂŁ21 to him which he remitts you by this day post for yours and their Accountt and he informed me you intended for England, indeed I and Mrs. Mawhood were overjoyed wishing it could be possable that your Avocations would allow you time to accompany them, and make my house your abode, while you stayed, we would endeavour to make it as aggreable As poor Smithfield Markett people can if they should be pray let the whole Expence of your coming be paid out of my Mony it will give os great pleasure ... my french Servant is Very desirous of hearing from his Onkle he lives in the Rue 1

Edward Jenner's safer methods did not come into use until the end of the century.


86

THE

MAWHOOD

DI A RY

1775

de cusinier near the little place at St. Omers, we have no News but that the Americans! will be humbled to a degree, this you may depend upon, I hope youll favour me with an Answer Per return of post, that I may marshall my affairs properly. [Diary resumed.] Tues. 31 Jan. In the Even at Guildhall See Mr. Hall who got Leave of the Commissioners of Pavement that I shall be permitted t o have a drain from my 3 houses in White X St. Thurs. 2 Feb. all at L.Fs. Mrs. Md Dory and boys at Vespres. Sun. 5 Feb. all at L.Fs. Morn and Even. Wed. 15 Feb . called and See Mr. Dunn of Grays Inn he has received a Letter from St. Omers, thinks Mr. Mumford will in a few days come. Fri. 17 Feb . Mr. Knapp from St. Omers came and is at our house. Sat. 18 Feb. went with Mr. Napp to Mr. Webbs, Nicholls, Dunn, &c. Sun. 19 Feb. all at L.Fs. Mr. Knapp came home with os, they all went to Vespres Except Self brought home Mr. Nicholls. Fri. 24 Feb. St. Mathias all at L.Fs. at our return found Mr. Mumford Miss Maria and Betsey arrived from St. Omers which place they quitted Tuesday last at 10 O'Ck they lay at Callis that night and arrived at Dover at 3 O'Ck Thursday mom lay at Rochest er all in good health Mr. Mumford stays at our house till next Wednesday when he intends for St. Omers again. Sat. 25 F eb. walk with Mr. Mumford to Mr. Hall of Moorfeilds invited his family to Sup next Monday Sun . 26 Feb. all at L.Fs. Self called on Mr. Webbe and Nichols and Brown they could not Sup with os, after high all went t o Finchley and Mr. Mumford. Mon . 27 F eb. Mr. Dunn called on Mr. Mumford at my house. Tues. 28 F eb. called with Mr. Mumford on Mr. Kirvan who discounted a Bill on Ireland for him ... after Supper Mr. Mumford set of in the Machine to Dover Wed. 1 March. all at L.Fs. in the Even Mrs. Md Maria and Bett and 2 Boys at the Portugall at Compline Sun. 5 March. all at the Neapolitan J.11on. 6 March. walk out with Betsey who was Inoculated last . Tuesday by Mr. Douglas Thurs. 9 March. Mr. Douglas Called Betsey very III he went out to get a medicine to move her says this is the worst day Fri. 10 March. Called at L.Fs. came home with Mrs Md Sat. 11 March. Betsey on the Mending hand Sun . 12 March. Betsey but indifferent this Morn all at L.Fs Mon. 13 March. Mr. Douglas called Betsey disorder at the hight indifferent well they took an airing in hide Parke 1

The Am erican Rebellion was about to break out; hostilities began at L exington in April.


1775

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

87

Sun. 19 March. all at L.Fs. Francois came to Town at Vespres had a dispute with George Paxton at the Bishops to hear him J.lf arch. Dory Maria Bill and Thornton went to the Play MacBeth Mr. Smiths! benefit with 3 pitt Ticketts I took . . . Thornton had his pockett picked of ÂŁ1.1.- which I returned him all near being killed in the croud Sat. 25 March. all at L.Fs. did no play the Organ having had words with George P ... Mr. Ansted called and drank Tea Sun. 26 March. all at L.Fs. Sun. 2 April. went in the Coach to See a Collection of Fine Paintings at Mrs. vVales 2 King St. St. James after at Christees 3 Saleroom Thurs. 6 April. Self and Boys went to See the accident at Mr. Langdales Sti1l 4 and Wharehouse in Holborn Sun. 9 April. Dory and Self at L.Fs. 10 O'Ck ... Mrs. Md. Maria Bett Bill and Charles at the French 12 O'Ck Wed. 12 April. all went to Tenebris L.Fs. Lent Mr. Daniel the maske of Comus 5 which hes to return in a few days Mrs. Mawhood and all Except Self at Tenebris after at Mr. Chanelors Thurs. 13 April. Mrs. Md Boys at L.F. 7 O'Ck ... all at Tenebris at L.Fs. Good Friday 14 Ap1'il. all at L.Fs. Morn and Afternoon. Sat. 15 April. all at L.Fs. Sun. 16 April. Self at L.Fs. performed Paxtons service Mrs. Md &c at the French Embasadors in the Afternoon all at the Bavarian heard Mr. Clinton discorce made it up with George Paxton who came to me this Even delivered his Book of Lessons. Fri. 21 April. Bought 7 Ticketts in Cox's Museam [Lottery] Cost ÂŁ4. for the Accountt of Mr. Mumford of St. Omers ... Maria and Charles at Mr. Chanelors. Sat. 22 April. was at the Jews Sinagouge. Sun. 23 April. all at L.Fs. we came to Town after breakfast all at Vespres after Bill Charles and Bett and Self walked in the Charter house. Mon. 24 April. went in the Coach with Mrs Md and Maria to the Bavarian. Fri. 28 April. Wrote the Letter on the other side [extract below] to Mr. Mumford Per young James Thomton 6 who setts off to Morrow

Thurs. 23

1

2 3

4 I;

6

William ('Gentleman') Smith. See D. N.B . I erhaps the wife of Samuel ' Vale, one of the first R.As. James Christie (1730-1803) held his first sale on 5 Dec. 1766. Destroyed in the Gordon Riots. Milton's Comus (1634), a stage version prepared, with additions, by Dr. John Dalton, Rector of St. Mary-at-hill, London; Dr. Arne composed popular music for the songs. First performed in 1738 and proved successful. Some of the airs became very popular. James Thornton; entered Douai, 3 May, 1775; in 1780 he was in 2nd year Philosophy; no further record.


88

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1775

with a Mr. Gabb Sacerdos for Doway, will call at St. Omers, Messrs. Wright and Robt Maberley sett of this day also for Calais to the Dutchess of Kingston 2 1,

[Extract from draft of a letter to William Mumford at St. Omer.] According to my osual way, must make my Appology for not writting sooner in the first place, I did not buy the Ticketts untill the 20 inst. since which time, I have been seeking a free opportunity of sending you advice, at last have meet with one, a Mr. Gabb whom I have not the honour of personally knowing accompany's a young Lad James Thornton of fifteen years of age, who is desirous and intends for the Church at Douay, Per whom you will receive this he is Nephew to one of my Clerks, who is a very honest man, and have known him these Thirty years, and any service you can do the young fellow in advice for his well doing at Douay Colledge shall Esteem as done to me, I believe him to be a very worthy well disposed Lad and a good acquisition for the holy fathers at Doway ... with regard to my coming to your Town tis uncertain, as nothing is said on Miss Maria's part, but that She should be glad to return again and be as Miss Pursell was, for sometime, in short we are at a looss to know her real vocation, she is sometimes one way and sometimes another, as to poor little Betsey she really hate's the very name of the Convent in short I believe the great Girles there have greatly the assendentcy over the Nuns and Make the little one's so as they please. [Diary resumed.] Lent Mr. Thornton ÂŁ4.4.0. and gave his Nephew a 6 Liverpeice S un. 30 April. Mrs. Md Betsey and Bill came from L.Fs. to Dinner Mon. 1 May. Bill and Self came on the Mare to Town all at L.Fs. Lucys Eyes very bad. JiVed. 3 May. Inven[tion] of the Cross all at L.Fs ... Mrs Md and all at Vespres. Mr. Sykes taught dancing Paid Mr. Green in full for Teaching our two Boys Drawing Fri. 5 May. self and Boys went to Hyde Park See the Soldiers Exercise and See the King. Sun. 7 May. all ay L.Fs. Sat. 13 1I1ay. See My Fuller Senr had talk with him aboute Canada

1

2

Thomas Gabb, b. 1 Feb. 1742 ; Douai, Sep . 1763; oath 3 .lJov. 1770; completed his studies under Bishop Talbot in London; priest, 1772; for various appointments see Gillow; chaplain, Sardinian, 1788-1792 ; St. P atrick's, Soho, 1792-1796 ; Cowes till 1799, then Portsea ; d. \ iVorksop. 17 April 1817; see C.R.S. XII, 135, XIX, 166n., XLIV, 14712. ; Kirk; Gi llow; some differences in dates . Elizabeth Chudleigh, Countess of Bristol (1720-1788), self-styled Duchess of Kingston. See D. N . B.


1775

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

89

1

Marchants called on Mr. Morland who gives but an indifferent accoun t of Quebeck Sun. 14 May . all at 9 O'Ck L.Fs. Thurs. 18 May . all at L.Fs. at Mrs. Ann Wrights 2 Diurge Fri. 19 May. Mr. Callon Senr Called who has asked Mr. Homyhold 3 aboute Canada, he thinks it a good Scheme, went with him to the Blew coate Hospitall aboute placing out Boys See Mr. Attwood the writting master and Mr. Green his prices are £6.6.0. Each to Compleat them or £1.11.6. Per Quarter Mr. Greens is for Drawing at his own house £1.1.0. Per Month Each Sun. 21 May. all at L.Fs. Thurs. 25 May. all at the Portugal Assinsion Day ... Miss Dory Bett and Bill at Vespres Fri. 26 May. walked with Mr Calion to Mr Charles Harris Crutched Friers aboute placing my Boy William with a Quibeck Marchant did not see him Mrs Md Maria Bill Charles and Betsey See the King go to the house and finish the Sessions of Parliament Sun. 28 May. all at L.F.s. Wed. 31 May. passed a very painful night no Sleep sent for Dr Potts and Mr. Douglass very III all day Thurs. 1 june. Dr. Potts came, very III he ordered the warme Bath, went in a Chair to Ross's Banio 4 at night a Glister [Clyster] much better had a little Sleep. Fri. 2 june, much better toDay. Sat. 3 june. Mr Douglass wrote for a preparation of Marshmellows and Parsley to be boiled half an hour for a Drink Sun. 4 june. all at 10 O'Ck L.Fs. Mon. 5 june. all at 12 O'Ck L.Fs Tues. 6 june. Lady Day all Except Mrs Md at L.Fs She being III with a sore throte Wed. 7 june. Mr Sikes taught he goes for Paris next Friday sent by him the Newspapars and a Letter to Mr. Mumford of St. Omers Sat. 10 june. went with my Son Charles to Bishop Chalener Sun. 11 june. Self at the Portugese Mrs. Md and family at L.Fs in the Even at the Ship to hear the Bishop in the London Gazzettee Account of Kings Troops being beat by Rebels 5 1 2

3

4

5

W.M. was considering sending his son William there; the Quebec Act of 1774 had given freedom of worship. Of the banking family; see C.R .S. XIX, p. 167n. Possibly Thomas Hornyold of Coleman Street Buildings. In the Gordon Riots inquiry he is described as a 'packer,' which may mean 'exporter'. He was later a member of the Catholic Committee. The present Roman Bath Street (near G.P.O.) was called in the 18th century "Bagnio Court"; there was a Turkish bath there (no known Roman association); "much resorted unto for Sweating" (Strype). The bath at that time was used mainly for medicinal purposes. "I hate immersion, " said Dr. Johnson. Battle of Lexington, 19 April.


90

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1775

Wed. 14 June. called on Dr Elliott heard him play the Flute and Mr. Ventol the Forte piano after went in his Chariott to his house in Kingsinton Gore . .. Mr. Bonfeild the Canada Merchant Called asked £500 with my Son for 7 years after called on Mr. Fuller who recommends me to a Mr. Tate of Bucklersburv who is acquainted with a Monsr Violete of Quebeck in Canada2 Thurs. 15 June. The Feate De Due 3 •• all at L.Fs. 10 O'Ck Sun. 18 June. all at L.Fs . .. Coz Brookes dined with os Sat. 24 June. Self at L.Fs Sun. 25 June . all came in the Coach Except Dory to L.Fs at 11 O'Ck Wed. 28 June. Mrs. Md Maria and Bett at L.Fs . . . Received a Answer from Col. Mawhood from Waterford in Ireland that he would not a present advice me to Send my Son to Canada untill affairs were better settled Thurs. 29 June . all at L.Fs Sun. 2 July. Dory and Self came to Town on horseback and Family in the Coach to breakfast after at L .Fs 11 O'Ck Tues. 4 July. Mrs. Md and Bett came in the Coach for me to the Neapolitan all heard 12 O'Ck Fri. 7. July . Examined Mr. Mumfords Museam Tickets 4 all Blanks. [Extract from draft oj letter to William 1'v1umj01'd at St. Omer.] 7 July 1775. Mrs. Mawhood Self Miss Maria Bettsy, My Two Boys and Francois my french servant intend paying you and your Town a Visit. Miss Maria is so desirous of being again at her Convent, that I cant deny her, and I think Betsey may stay till next spring the Eldest of my Boys will in the spring go to Canada to a Merchants Counting house if the trouble in America should Subside therefore an Improvement in the french will be quite necessary, the other may as well take the opportunity, but him I intend for my vVarehouse in Town now my good friend, I want to know where I can place them at your Town, the most elligibly [Diary resume.] Sun, 9 July. all at L.Fs at 10 O'Ck Wed. 12 July. all the Neapolitan at 12 O'Ck Sat. 15 July. Miss Maria first disclosed the affair of Gondolfy and Dory

1

2

3

4

Matteo Vento, a Neapolitan musician; d. London, 1776. The pJi:LllOlorte was still a rarity; the word is not in johnson's Dictionary (1755) .. After many enquiries as to the standing of Mr. Bonfield, W.M. declined his offer. His cousin's opinion decided him to abandon the project. Fete-Dieu: Corpus Christi. See above, 21 April.


1775

THE

:M:AWHOOb

DIARY

91

Tues. 18 July. went to Mr. Baker of Dalston to consult aboute Gondolphy and Mr. Dunn who dined and drank Tea, had much talk with, his oppion it would not do however I wated on Gondophy who was very civil and was much surprised but wished os all well and desired his Compliments to the Ladies Wed. 19 July . went a Letter to St. Omers by a Mr Roberts Mr. Racketts foreman with orders to get os lodgings Thurs. 20 July. Called on Mr. Holker who with Mr. and Mrs . Thorpe wants to go with os to St. Omers lay in Town an Allarum of theves bing at the top of our house Sun. 23 July. at L.Fs Mon. 24 July. Mr Napp called, dined, is to Settle aboute our jorney to Flanders next Wednesday Tues . 25 July. all with Mr. Chalenor Wed. 26 July. Mrs. Self and Two Boys at Duty Thurs . 27 July. Stayed at home the afternoon settling affairs, drew on the Banqrs for 90 Guineas for my jomey to St Omers Mrs. Simister packed the Cash as Usual gave her lOs. 6d. Fri. 28 July. Mrs Md Self Maria Betsey and 2 Boys set off in our Coach to the Swan and 2 Necks all got into the Dover Coach at ! past four breakfasted at Rochester, Maria melted 2 pound of Chocolate in her Pockett ... arrived at Canterbury at 4 O'Ck good dinner at the Kings head Mr. Adams who gave os a very bad coach wated in the Street after we had got Inn a full hour it rained, into the Coach and Thundered there and all the way to Dover were we arrived at the Ship Harveys at 9 O'Ck meet Mr Holker Mr and Mrs Thorpe Supped together a good night Sat. 29 J uly. Hired Capn [blank] Vessell at £4.4.0. set sail at 1 O'Ck arrived at Calais after a passage very rough and all sick of 3 hours and 20 minutes went to the Cour de Londre Mr. Odouyr, dined there, cleared the baggage meet a Mr. Moore l Sacerdos there, and Governor Thickness 2 hired two Coaches one at £2.2.0. and the other at £1.1.0. Sun. 30 J uly. set of for St Omers at 8 O'Ck Stopped at Lasceuse to bate very bad Wine and Butter arrived at St Omers 4 O'Ck all well at the Posthouse all dined ther after went with Mr ·Holker &c (he being determined to go to Dunkirke toMorrow) to See St Bertins an.d the Recolates meet Mr. Depien Supped at the 1

2

Identification hazardous, but the date suggests John More, or Moor; Douai, 1719; priest, 1731; in Lancashire for about fifty years; d. 26 June, 1783. See C.R.S. XXVIII; XII, 22. 65n; Kirk . Another possibility is that this was T homas Moore, S.J. (eldest brother of Mother Mary More of Bruges); b. 19 Sep. 1722; entered S.J. 21 July, 1752; professed 15 Aug. 1766; at the Suppression of the Societys he was Provincial and acted for Bishop Challoner with regard to other ex-Jesuits; d. ~O Ma>:, 1795 at Bath. C.R.S . XII, 50. Burton in Challoner wrongly glves hIS name as Henry. Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) Lt.-Governor of Landguard Fort, Suffolk. See D.N.B.


92

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1775

Post Settled our Reconing, took leave of Mr. Holker and Thorpe, came to our Lodgings Rue de St. Bertins at Monsr Jno Pollet at 15 Livers Per Week Mon. 31 July. bought a pair of Silk Stockings cost ÂŁ18 Livrs was at the Cathedral dined at our Longins Called at the Bartells! to see Victor who is well pleased with the place, See Mrs George Hughes says Jack sent for her to his Inn when there the hair Dresser came this Morning all at the Play Tues. 1 Aug. went all aboute the Town with Mumford See Mr. Thickness again who wanted Lodgins he see several did no like them and returns to Calais, Victor Mumford Dined with, went to See the French College but wont do at night all at the Play began at 6 O'Ck finished at 9 O'Ck Supped by our Self 2 Bottles of Wine from Mr Bocillon at 15 Sols each not good TVed. 2 Aug. got up at 6 O'Ck Mumford Called, Mrs Md Maria and Bett went to See the Lady dance at the Ursalines self after went there had talk with the Superior aboute Maria Capn Story djned with os very little to Eate he supped with os Thurs. 3 Aug. Called on Capn Story not at home went to the Ursalines had talk with Revd Mr Quiack, Miss Douglass and Carpae dined with os. Capn Steward Mr Mrs and Miss Paston and Capn Story drank Tea, taken III with the Stone. Collick in the night Fri. 4 Aug. stayed at home till 10 O'Ck after see Mr Quiack and put my Intended intention of placing my Boys with the Secretary of the Chapter dined at home no Company William and Self at Vespres at the Cathedral played the great Organ all at the play Sat. 5 Aug. Self and boys at Notra Dame de ' Miracule 2 heard prayers, after went to See Mr. Quiack he had much talk with Maria hes to call this Even at 5 O'Ck or next Wednesday at 5 in the Even at Mr Le Grands Mrs Md Bought a Silk gound at 8 Livers 10 Souls Per french yd See a french Roge for Stealing wipped through the Town and mark On his back in the Markett place dined with Capn Story and 5 others of his freinds a Mr Capels the Conceigery or Town house stayed at home in Expectation of Marias Officer to go to the Consert but he never came to see Mr Depien aggreed for Dunkirke next Monday Sun. 6 A ug. Taken very III in the night took Oile of Castor Camomile and Barley Water, so ill could not go to the Cathedral at 11 O'Ck better all at the Carlmere [Carmes] Church heard the military Service dined at home no Company heard the Salue at Ursalines they sing very well Mr Quick came and drank Tea with os Paid our Eating and Lodging to the 4 Aug inclusively vis. 68.10.6. Mon. 7 Aug. all got up at 6 O'Ck at Prayers at the Recolates [Recollets] bought a sive [sieve] of fine Cherys at 4 Livers 10 1

2

Perhaps, College de Saint-Bertin. Notre-Dame des Miracles, where Hotel de Ville now stands.


1775

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

93

souls O. played high prayers at St Bertin received a Letter from Dory Capn Story dined with after he Mr Napp and all hired a water Coach went to Clairmary [ClairmaraisJ heard Vespres See Father Kenieg, and returned to St. Omers, Cost 3 Livers. Tues. 7 Aug. sent my Letter to London Per post all set out this day with Capn Story in the Barge at 30 Souls Per head, meet good Company, a very pleasant way dined at an Ordinary, 25 Souls all and wine Cost 25 Livers 5 Souls very good Dinner at Burrburge [BourbourgJ Chas hat flew into the river Francois got it again very near broak his legs jumping into the barge arrived at Dunkirke at 5 O'Ck meet Mr Carpen Mrs Children went to the St. Catherine a tollerable good house drank Tea and Supped at 25 Souls Per head, walk with the Children to the Sea a fine prospect Wed. 9 Aug. got up at I after 6 O'Ck heard 2 high prayers at great Church a very fine one, after to the rich Dames! after to the harbour See the Bason, and the now demolished Fortifications and the beds of Osters after Dinner Mr Carpen &c Called went went all into the Poor Clairs2 house drank Tea a very nice place and very civil bought a purse and 2 needle Book after Billy and self went again to the Harbour Supped at our Inn St. Catherine bought 1 pound Tea at 7 livrs Thurs. 10 Aug. got up at 5 O'Ck breakfast very bad Tea went in the Barge at 7 O'Ck very good Company the Ladys Sang . . . arrived at St Omers i- past 5 O'Ck we were luckey as a family arrived who had taken our appartments since June Fri. 11 Aug. was at Bertins heard the Organn ... Mr. Napp drank Tea at Notra Dame de Mirakule. Sat. 12 Aug. See a poor man of 21 years Old Hanged in the Markett place played on Mr Stratons organ dined at home no Company after dinner was the Cathedral at Vespres played the great Organ, drank Tea Mr Mumford Called was all to see the French College 3 aggreed the Boys to go there next Thursday at ÂŁ350 Livers Per Annum washing and Linning Included . . . sent for Mr Storys Gun for the Boys to Exercise. Sun. 13 Aug. played night the College St Bertins and St Dennys after all at the Military Service Master Victor dined after at Vespres St Bertins meet Mr Thickness. Mon. 14 Aug. Mr. Thickness called I after called on him could not See his Wife all at High at the French College the service is well done and Te Deum the Principal to Drink Coffee toMorrow 1

2

3

Probably the Benedictine Convent (founded 1662, now Teignmouth) For illustration, see Ward, Dawn, 1. facing p. 84. Founded at Dunkirk in 1654 by the niece of Lord Montague; see C.R.S. XIV. College de Saint-Bertin; still in use.


94

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1775

Tues. 15 Aug. The Assumtion got up at 7 O'Ck Mr Carpen Called and proposed the Convent of Poor Clairs for Maria for 3 or 4 Months She dont like it but prefers the St Catherines Mr Momford Called heard a Memorial Service at Cathedral after played high at St Denys . . . dined at home no Company after went the Vespress and played after with 3 or 4 Organists went to the Cathedral near, past Vespres and the grand procession, and Alters in the Street, the PrincipaP of French College Called and left a card after Tea Called on him had much talk with him aboute a Mr. Bleeth he was very civil and invited us to the distribution of prizes toMorrow Wed. 16 Aug. the mantua maker called with Mrs Mawhood Gound was with Mrs Md at the Convent of St. Catherine paid Marias pension for 3 Mo [blank] and 6 Livers the servant to Commence from toMorrow Mr Mumford was with as after went to the Ursalines See Mother St Charles had much talk with her a very Gentele sensable person and will write me in a Month conserning all Matters paid Betsey's pension and dancing Singing Musick and Drawing for 3 Months from toMorrow, Monsr the Principal Called and stayed half an hour with Maria self not at home sent an Invitation for the Distribution of Prizes &c all went after Dinner half after 2 O'Ck it finished at half after 4 the 1st boys in Each Class there being 6 had Crowns put on their heads and Saluted twise by Monsr the Principal with sound of all Instruments but the greatest prize was given to the Student the most renowned for Virtue and religion played the Salue at St. Dennys, Capn Story Supped with as Thurs. 17 Aug. got up at 6 O'Ck paid the hair Dressers in all £1.1.0 .... Mr Mumford Dined with as after took the Boys and all went to the French College and delivered the 2 Boys drank Tokey wine and Coffee with the Principal, and fine Liquors was very Polite will render Every service to our boys, will invite them to Drink Tea and wine and desires theyll Inform him if any thing happens that makes them Uneesy poor Charles said very wittily (but how shall I make him understand, in an hour after our Boys came by the house with another young boy and a servant of the College going to Subrue [Saubruic] for a walk Paid the Boys 3 Months in advance viz £8.8.0. and 15 Livrs for Servant &c left in the Principalls hands for our Boys £1.1.0 for packett money at 12 Souls Per week ... all at the Salue St Dennys Supped at home in the middle of which came the Principall and 2 Students with the 2 Boys Charles complained he was III 1

D . Hiecq, afterwards cure of Longuenesse. He and W.M. became great friends. When l'abbe Hiecq was driven out by the French Revolution, he first took refuge at the English Convent, Bruges, where Maria Mawhood was a nun; he then came to England and was befriended by the Mawhoods, and later settled at Lulworth Castle, where, in January, 1800, he died and was buried.


1775

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

95

which made Billy take on like wise after three quarters of an hour altercation, Billy said he was willing to go back to the College on which Charles likewise said hed go to Fri. 18 Aug. Francois Aunt Called wished os a good jorney and would offer up her prayers for os at Notre Dames de Miraqule ... Called on the Principall read me Mr. Blythes letters and desired I would send him a 2 Guinea piece of George the 3d ... had the 2 Boys from the french College at 10 O'Ck with Monsr the Principals leave they dined with os, after took Betsey to the Ursalines, gave some money to the Servant Mother St Charles is to send me a letter soon, after paid our Bill for the Lodgins, having been out from London 3 weeks at 15 Livrs Per week our Landlord name John Pitt it a blond man very good civil usage, after consigned the 2 Boys to the care of Monsr Hiecq the Principal and Sub Principal Monsr Deque and the Prefect set of with Maria to her Convent the St Catherine paid her 3 Months in Advance and 6 Livrs the servants, She took on much at parting to receive a letter from the Principal aboute her conduct soon then proceded on our jorney to Calais with a Master Kirvan in a Coach hired of Treville at 2 O'Ck arrived at Lasciose t past 4 had a Bottle wine cost 24 Souls arrived at Calais after 8 being obliged to go aboute owing to a bridge being now mending arrived at the Coure de Londres Supped there and breakfasted Sat. 19 Aug. got aboard at t past 6 O'Ck got aground going out of the harbour got off again a Calme allmost all the way, Self and one other supplyd the Company with provisions arrived at Dover at 4 O'Ck went to the Ship Harveys ... set of for Canterbury at 6 O'Ck arrived at red Lion at past Eight Supped and lay there Sun. 20 Aug. arrived at Sitbngbourn at t past Seven ... arrived at Dartford Dined there ... The customhouse officers slightly serched the baggage arrived at 4 O'Ck at Charing Cross took a hackney Coach put down, Master Kirnan ,at his fathers No. 116 Fleet St See Mr Kirnan who promissed to call on me toMorrow Morn. found all in health gave the Porters at Inn 6d and Coach to Smithfield 2s. Stayed at home the Even being taken very III sent to Mr. Douglass much better before he came took nothing. Mon. 21 Aug. Stayed at home sent all Mr Mumfords letters and \Vrittings to Mr Aires! Per Thornton Several people called to Rent the Alehouse next door. Mr Douglas called gave him the Nunns receipt for his Children hes to call to Settle toMorrow and bring my Bill Mrs Md and Dory called on Mrs Beazley with a letter from Mrs Brown of St Omers to Miss Camden Mrs Beazley did not mention She had received any letter from Walter Beazley2 of J amaca I received one aboute 6 Weeks since and another this

t

1 2

Probably Vincent Eyre of Lincolns Inn; See Kirk . W.M.'s nephew.


96

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1775

day ... Mr. Beazley is a Clerk to a Merchant has ÂŁ100 Per Annum and he behaves himself very well. Thurs. 24 Aug. Called on Mr Harlee see Mr. Richardson told him about Mr. [his?] Daughter, Poor Clairs, Dunkiurque Self at High L.Fs Sun. 27 Aug. at High L.Fs Wed. 30 Aug. went in the Coach with Mrs Md and Dory to L.Fs 120'Ck Thurs. 31 Aug. Dory's horse got bitt by Coach horse on the Back Fri. 1 Sep. received a Letter from Maria Betsey vVm and Chas all well Sat. 2 Sep. the Lord Mayor \i\ ilks proclaimed Bartholomew fair! this day at 1 O'Ck Sun. 3 Sep. all at high L.Fs Mon. 4 Sep. a Mr Griffith called aboute placing a frends Child at St. Omers Thurs. 7 Sep. Mr Napp from St Omers is to call this Mom: and Mr Mumford they brought Letters from our Boys and Girles of St Omers Fri. 8 Sep . Messrs. Mumford and Napp dined with os, Mr Butler Jnr called I lent him a Book of Arne's Songs after coffee they went away paid Mumford the ÂŁ5.5.0. I Borrowed of him when at St Omers the other monys to pay into Mr Wrights hands wrote Letters by him to all our Children sent a Cake to Bett ... sent by him 2 pair Sithers [scissors] to Mrs. Stratton Sun. 10 Sep. all at L.Fs 11 O'Ck Fri. 15 Sep. Mrs Md Dory and Self in the Coach to L.Fs Thurs. 21 Sep. all at L.Fs at High, after went to Finchly to Dinner after Tea walked to the Common to See the people Come from Barnett Races Sun. 24 Sep. at 8 O'Ck L.Fs T ues. 26 Sep. at 10 so very III sent for Dr Pott, who wrote for me the very same Douglass would have sent and a Draft for night and if not better to go to the Warm Bath, much worse went to the Bath, the water [waiter] scrubbed me very much which he should not have done Sleep a little. Sun. 1 Oct. Mrs Md Dory and Francois at L.Fs 10 O'Ck Fri. 6 Oct. Mr Christian 2 of L .Fs Called Sat. 7 Oct. Received a Letter from Mumford of St Orner aboute the Liver and lights of an English Fox for a Frier at air [Aire] sent Dory to Mr Douglass who laugh't at the prescription Sun. 8 Oct. Mrs Md and Dory in the Coach at 10 L.Fs 1

1

From time of Henry I a three-day annual market for woollen-cloth was held-hence Cloth Fair; by the 18th century it had become a fortnight's general fun fair and market. It finished about 1850. A leading Catholic family; members of the firm of Christian & Bassett, wine merchants of Arundel St., Holborn. See C.R.S. XIX, 400n.


1775

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

97

Mon. 9 Oct. Mrs Md and Dory went in the Coach into the Citty Answered Mr Mumford Letter sent him Newspapers Sent a Letter to Billy in Answer to his and a Letter to Betsey all by a young boy going to St Omers this day by the care of Mr. Dunn, of Grais inn likewise sent him a Play which Mr Walker of St Omers gave me for him Eate a good Dinner Wed. 11 Oct. Mr Brown Sacerdoes called drank Tea Thurs . 12 Oct. was at Mr Chenelors did the needfull his Advice is to let Miss Maria follow her Vocation, Fri. 13 Oct. Ad sacra sactamentum, with one Quarter of an hour. Sun. 15 Oct. Dory and Owen came to Town and returned to Dinner at Finchly brought me Letters for [from ?] Mother St Charles Fri. 20 Oct. Mrs Md and Dory went in the Coach to L.F. called on Mr Carpue Sat. 21 Oct. Called on Mr Stonel of St Omers at No 36 Fetter Lane, who intends returning there in 8 days .. . .Mr. Stone Called on me and we went with Mr. Plenius to See a Forte piano in the Strand Sun. 22 Oct. all at Warwick St at high took Mr Webbe with os to Finchly he lay there Wed. 25 Oct. walked with Mrs Md to L.Fs 11 O'Clock Mr Paxton Called, say that his Nephew George Paxton was drowned this Morn or last night from a Warf Black Fryers bridge Thurs. 26 Oct. Mr Webbe called says he has spoke to Dr Brown and got the place 2 if the Embassador does not put in another . . . Mr Webbe Mrs Md Dory and Self went in the Coach and See the King go to the house 3 Fri. 27 Oct. at 12 O'Ck at L.Fs Sat. 28 Oct. Francois came to 'Town all at L.Fs 11 O'Ck . . . at Vespres. Sun. 29 Oct. all at L.Fs hight See Sir Thomas Fleetwood Tues. 31 Oct. Mr Stone of St Omers Called appointed him to dine with me Tomorrow sent a Letter to Maria, who intended to En ter the U rsalines the 12 of next Mon th that She may as well ' defer it 3 Months longer Wed. 1 Nov. all att L.Fs with Lucy Mr Stone came there went in the Coach to See a piano Forte at he came home with os dined and drank. Thurs. 2 Nov. all at L.Fs Fri. 3 Nov. received a Letter from Miss Maria wherein She has meet with a disappointment at the Ursalins and She chuses to say [stay] other 3 Months at the St Catherines or untill She can su te herself Sun. 4 Nov. all at L.Fs high 1 3

3

Benjamin Stone, b. 1742; Douai, oath, 24 May, 1764; on mission, 5 July, 1770; d. Little Malvern, 19 June, 1819. See C.R.S. XII, 142. As organist at the Sardinian Chapel;. he was appointed. To open the second session of his third Parliament. G


98

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1775

Tues. 7 Nov. called on Mr Hall who got me a new fine Guinea from the Principal of t he Mint for 23s which I this day sent to Mr Hiecq in a Letter t o Mr Mumford from whom I received a Letter this Even : is not quite satisfied with Maria manner of Acting sent Mr Stratons Silk 4/6 cost a Letter to Wm Charles and Bett a Pocket Book and corkscrew to Mumford and to desire him to pay all our Childrens Quarterage in Advance and to let me know were I am to Pay the mony in Town Fri. 10 Nov. at the Dirge for Wild Esqr at L.Fs Mon . 13 Nov . Mr. Nicholas gave a feast at his house I did not go to it on Accountt of words spoke by Mr Clinton at L.Fs Sacristie Wed. 15 Nov. Monsr Lanthom the French Monk came as I desired and wrote me an Answer to Monsr Hiecq Ie principale Col francais at St Omers an d to Ma mere St Charles aus Ursaline Do Sun. 19 Nov. all at L.Fs Tues . 21 N ov. received a Letter from Billy and one from Mr Mumford with Accountt of Marias's having Altered her oppinion. Wed . 22 N ov. Stayed at home till 11 O'Ck after Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs St Cecilia performed Mr Webbes 3 part Service which he has made me a present of dined at home after Mrs M Dory went in the Coach called on Dunn of Grais inn then went on to Mrs Beazleys, Self to the Queenshead meet the Gentlemen of the Choir stayed till 10 at night Supped at home received a Letter from Monsr Hiecq of St Omers aboute Maria who has Changed her mind our 2 Boys very well, he sent me their Accountt of Monys Expended Together with ÂŁ5.5.0. he had received from Mr Mumford he has received the fine new Guinea peece and is well pleased with it Th~trs. 23 Nov. Mr Hall sent to borrow a Second book of Butlers lives which I sent him Sun. 26 Nov. all at L.Fs 11 O'Ck. Mon. 27 N ov. all at L.Fs Mr Christians Diurge performed Mr Webbe's service Tues. 28 Nov. Mrs Md and Dory at L. Fs Mr Tuite died this day Wed. 29 N ov. this day 16 years L.Fs was Burnt down! . .. Mrs Mawhood and Dory at Vespres Fri. 1 Dec. a letter 'from Mr Hiecq our Boys well and a Letter from Mr Mumford he has paid of Childrens Qr in advance and has drawn on me in favour of Baily at 5 days sight ÂŁ31.10.0. Wed. 6 Dec. had a few words with Dory but soon made up as I love her Fri. 8 Dec. all at L.Fs Francois came to Town, Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Gasking at Vespres Sun. 10 Dec. Self and Mrs Md at L.Fs Self at Vespres Do after at Bishop's discorce Mrs Md and Dory at the Bavarian 1

30 N ov . 1759. Pt. I, 77-84 .

See C.R.S. XIX, 207; L.C . C. Suyvey oj Lon do n, Vol. III


1775

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

99

Tues. 12 Dec. all at Mr Tuites Diurge L.F performed Webbe's Service. Sun. 17 Dec. Self called on Cos Brooke at the Heralds office, he said he should be glad I would speak to Col Mawhood if he chuses to part with his place at Courte1 he would buy it . . . self spent the even at Mrs West St. Mary Hall Paxton there &c &c performed Senr Peres 2 Diurge. Mon. 18 Dec. received a Letter from Miss Betsey and Mother St. Charles she says Bett is very III bread at Present but a very good Girle in Duty and Studies her oppinion of Maria that She is very Self willd but believes She will come back to the St Ursalenes. Thurs. 21 Dec. all at L.Fs ... Mrs Md and Dory at Vespres. Fri. 22 Dec. 5ent a Letter to Maria and Momford having paid for his Accountt to Mr Wright ÂŁ6.16.6. in full sent a Letter to Monsr Hiecq and one to Mother St Charles Sun. 24 Dec. L.Fs self after at Hight Paxtons Service all at Vespres. Mon. 25 Dec. all at L.Fs at 7 O'Ck Mr Napp Sacredos said his first performed Paxtons service all at Vespres Mr Napp Drank Tea and Lanthorne her [heard] the Bishop's Sermond T ues. 26 Dec. all at High ... all at Vespres Thurs. 28 Dec. Mr Napp dined with os received a Letter from Mumford of St Omers hes n,ot well Fri. 29 Dec. Mrs Md and Dory at their Duty Self at L.Fs S un. 31 Dec. all at L.Fs high and F rancois ... all at Vespres after at the Bishop's discorce 1776

M on. 1 Jan . all at High and Francois he layd in Town all at Vespres, Dory received a Letter from her Sister Maria She very fond of being at the St Catherine's S at. 6 Jan. all at L.Fs and at Vespres Sun. 7 Jan. all at L.Fs Sun. 14 Jan. Called on Col Mawhood after high in the Coach he was not at home Stayed all at home the Streets so bad owing to the Snow 3 T ues. 16 Jan. went with Mrs Md in the Coach over Blackfriers Bridge the Thames near froze over Sun. 21 Jan. Self at High L.Fs Sun,. 28 Jan. all at L.Fs in Freeses hard after called on Mr Rackett See Mr Low the Woollen draper there gave him ÂŁ1.1.0 for the Westminster Subscription for the Poor and to receive Food and Coal Ticketts for the Same after went in the Coach to See the Ice on Westminster bridge, Mr Palmer Senr went with os, all at Vespres 1 2

3

He was a Gentleman Usher. Davide Perez, best known during the 18th century for his operas. An account of this exceptional frost is giv en in "White, S elborne, Letter LXII.


100

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1776

Thurs. 1 Feb. Mr. Stone of St Omers Called and left a Letter from oUr Son Wm began to Thaw Fri. 2 Feb. Called on Mr Stone at his Lodgings No 36a Carvers in Fetter Lane who had not seen our Children was very polite and Civil all at L.F Sun. 4 Feb. Mrs Md Self and Lucy at L.Fs at 11 O'Clock ... at Vespres Self heard Mr Bolton at the Ship Alehouse Mon. 5 Feb. Received a Letter from Mr Mumford with Accountt that our Son Charles is III his Eyes bad and a running Sore in his thigh the Doctor says no danger Tues. 6 Feb. Mr Stone of St Omers drank Tea and Mr Nelson Wed . 7 Feb. Stayed at home Cos Brooke Called with Cos Richard Mawhood1 and his tow Sons from Yorkshire appointed them to dine with me to Morrow they were going to present his Youngest Son to Col Mawhood who has got him a Lt Commission in the 19th Regiment of Foot Thurs. 8 Feb. not very well Cos Richard Mawhood of Yorkshire put his Youngest Son under the patronage of Col Mawhood at Chelsey Accademy he and his Eldest Son dined with us and Coz Brooke and drank Tea Sat. 10 Feb. taken III in the Mom with Dissiness Cos Mawhood Son and Mr Brooke dined with os after went to the Play the Duenna2 all much pleased they after supped with os Sun. 11 Feb. called on Mr Webbe with Mr Butler Junr aboute some songs to go to Dunkirque all at L.Fs Mrs Betsey Beazley dined with os afterwards She went to Vespres returned and drank Tea with Mr Julian 3 after they went away Tues. 13 Feb. Mrs. Md and Dory at L.Fs Giffords" Dirurge Wed. 14 Feb. Called on Mr Stone at No 36 Fetter lane to Drink Tea Sun. 18 Feb. Mrs Md and Self at L.Fs and Vespres Mon. 19 Feb. received a Letter from Maria and one from Charles his Eyes bad by his Accountt answered their Letters and Mumford by a Mr Shelly5 but he cant go for St Omers before next Wednesday Sevenight Tues. 19 Feb. sent my Letters and a Cake to Mr Shelly See genealogical table: the sons were Richard, b. 14 May 1751 (later Attorney), and Thomas, b. 15 Oct. 1759; he reached the rank of Captain, and died in Jamaica in 1780. 2 By R. B. Sheridan. 3 Charles J uliaens b. c. 1736. Franciscan; on English Mission, 1766; held various offices in his Order; Definitor of the Province, 1803-6; Signed Sardinian Chapel Registers, 16 May 1770-15 Dec. 1788; d. 27 Sept. 1807. See C.R.S. XII, 100; XIX, Index; Thadeus. " Thomas Giffard, eldest son of Peter Giffard of Chillington; d. 7 Jan. 1776. See Kirk; C.R.S. XXVIII, 254n., where year of death is incorrect. 5 Possibly Thomas Shelley; b. 1737; Douai, 1758; oath, 25 March, 1765 ; confessor to Blue uns, Paris from 1778 until Revolution; imprisoned in Luxembourg; d. Wolverhampton, 8 Jan. 1807. See Kirk; C.R.S. XII, 96; VIII; Knox, 74. \

1


1776

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

101

Wed. 20 Feb. Dory received a Love Letter from Mr Richard Maw~ hood J unr of Wakefield Fri. 23 Feb. Called on Mr Nicholas, Mr Shelly goes for St Omers next Wednesday all at Compline at L.F. Mr Webbe There Sun. 25 Feb . Mrs Md Self and Lucy at L.Fs in the afternoon at Vespres at the Bavarian Mon. 26 Feb . Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Self went to little Chelseyl to See Cos Thos Mawhood at the Military Accademy he does not like being an Officer Tues. 27 Feb. Col Mawhood Called and Supped with os will Do all he can for William in America or Quibeck Fri. 1 March. wrote Letters 2 to Monsr Hiecq 2 to Maria 1 to vVilliam and 1 to Charles and tow Cakes all sent by Mr Stone who with his Brother drank Tea and Stayed till 8 O'Ck sent by him to Miss Robertes a Adres 6 Louisdours and 2 Gueneas and one fine Guenea for Monsr Hiecq 2 Letters for Mumford Sun. 3 March. Self Mrs Md and Lucy at L.Fs Col Mawhood Called with Coz Thomas but could not .s tay himself, he desired me to Accept of a Sword Coming from Ireland left Coz Thos but could not stay himself . . . Self went to Vespress after heard Bishop Chanoler . . . received a Letter from Son William at St Omers Monsr Depuis and him has had a little misunderstanding Tues. 5 March. Sent Per Post an Answer to Williams letter in which gave him to Understand it is Expectted he goes on in his Studies Sent One likewise to Miss Maria to desire her to speak to Monsr Dupuis for his sentiments Wed. 6 March. went in the Coach with Mrs and Dory to the Bavarian 120'Ck Mon . 11 March. \~Talked in the afternoon With Mrs Md to Bishop Chalenors Tues. 12 March. Mrs and Dory walked to L.Fs 9 O'Ck Thurs. 14 March. Dory Gasking and Lucy in the Coach Called at L.Fs heard the Prayers for the Dead ... Dory Mr and Mrs Thornton at the Play of Cyrus 2 for Mr Smiths benefitt Fri. 15 March . meet Mr Rackett he went with me to Compline Sun. 17 March . See Col Mawhood who goes in 3 weeks to America . . . at L.Fs in the afternoon all at Vespres and at the Bishops Discorce Mon. 18 March . Mrs Md Dory and Self at L.Fs Tues. 19 March. Mrs. Md and Dory went to 9 O'Ck L.Fs as she expects Dr Elliott. Self ... at 11 L.F St Joseph ... Mrs Md and Dory and Gasking at Compline 5 O'Ck L.Fs self Stayed at home to write Letters to Maria Mons Hiecq and Mumford. Mrs Md paid into Anthony Wrights hands for Accountt of Wm Mumford ÂŁ1.1.0 of Butlers and ÂŁ3.13.6 for his prise 3 1

2

3

A village along present Fulham Rd., where Beaufort St. joins it. "Cyrus the Great" by John Banks. It looks as though at last he had won a lottery prize!


102

THE

MA WH O OD

DIARY

1776

Fri. 22 March . Lanthorne went in the Coach with us to Compline returned at drank with his little Daughter Send a Letter to Monsr Hiecq and one to Maria that we shant come till July Received a Letter from Maria and one from Mr Stone one from Mother St Charles and one from Betsey Sun. 24 March. Mrs Md ad Sacramentum and Dory . . . at L.F. high ... Mrs. Md and Dory at Vespres Mon. 25 March. all at High L.Fs ... all at Complin Fri. 29 March . Mrs. Md and Dory at Compline L.Fs Sun. 31 March. Mrs. Md Dory and Gasking in the Coach to the Bishop; at 9 o'Ck Self at L.Fs high all Except Dory at Vespres after at the Bishop Mon. 1 April. Cos Thos Mawhood Called and dined with and now Concludes to stay in the Army Tues. 2 April. gave ÂŁ0.10.6 to the Parson1 as Easter offering Wed. 3 April. Self not at Tenebris Thurs. 4 April. all at Tenibris sung a Lamentation Fri. 5 April. all at L.Fs ... all at the Service Mom and Even Sat. 6 April. all at L.Fs See Mr Bidieff he and an Organist and a Parson came to our house in the Even and Drank Tea Sun. 7 April. Mrs and Gasking at the Bishop Self at L.F . Mon. 8 April. all at L.Fs Tues. 9 April. all at L.Fs Mon. 15 April. Coz Brooke Called who had been at the Dutchess of Kingstons Trya1l 2 it goes on to Morrow W ed. 17 April. words with Dory, all made up Sat. 20 April. Yesterday received a Letter from Col Mawhood who is still here, untill the Hessian Troops arrive Sun. 21 April. all at 9 O'Ck prayers Tues. 23 April. all at L.Fs Stayed self at home the Afternoon writting Letter to St Omers. Thurs. 25 April. Col Mawhood Servant called this Mom in a most violent Hurry and sweat and left a Gorget for Cap Thos Mawhood without any other mesuage Sun. 28 April. all at L.Fs at high W ed. 1 May . all at L.Fs Fri. 3 May. Dory and Self at L.Fs Sat. 4 May. Mr. Stone of St Omers arrived brought me Letters from Wm Maria Mr Mumford he says the Boys have improved very little Sun. 5 May. Self at high L.Fs Mrs Md and Dory at 12 they gave Lady Ann Macworth3 a cast home in our Coach 1 2 3

E ither the Rector of Finchley, or of St. Bartholomew. The charge was bigamy; see D. N.B. under 'Elizabeth Chudleigh'. Lady Ann Mackworth's daughter Elizabeth (d. 1785, a ged 35) marri ed Thomas Huddleston (d. 1799, aged 59). Their three n a mes were on one gravestone in old St. Pancras Churchyard with four other Huddlest ones, two described as 'of Sawston' . In the diary "Lady Ann and Mr. Huddlestone" refer to her and her son-in-law. She died in 1792, aged 78.


1776

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

103

Tues. 7 May, Monsr L. Thome Called to Correctt my french Letters to Monsr Hiecq that he would take care the Boys Improve more in their french Fencing and behavior Do to Betsey for her to improve more Do to Mr Mumford for his kind care &c Wed . 8 J.t/ay . Mr Knapp Dined with os after set of in post Chaise for Old Hall Green In the Aftern,oon Mr Bolton and Mr Shepperdl president of the College of Validorid Called Drank Tea. Sun. 12 May. all at 10 O'Ck L.Fs Except Dory who took a ride with Tomm, Self at high Mrs Md not well self in the afternoon at St Pauls played the last Voluntary Mon. 13 May. wrote to Mumford Maria Charles by a freind of Mr Stone's who goes to St Omers toMorrow Thurs. 16 May. all at L.F. Fri. 17 May . Mrs Md and Dory to L.Fs Sun. 19 May . a.ll at L.Fs: See Dr Arne there desired I would get Michael Arne a protection from the Em basador Man 20 May. Mrs Md and Dory at L.Fs. Man 27 May . all at L.Fs. Tues. 28 May . all at L.F. Wed. 29 lit! ay. Mr Sawrey and another person called they go for St Omers the 10 June next with two Laidy's to the Ursalines Convent Sat. 1 June. Mrs Md and Lucy at 12 L.Fs. Sun, 2 June. Francois came to Town with the Peacock which I sent a present to Doughty Esqr of James St Bedford Roe all at L.Fs after dind at Finchley Mr Butler and Son called in a post Chaise drank Tea, gathered a few ripe Strawberys. Mon. 3 June. much talk with a Mr Cooke a Sugar-baker he wants me to recommend him a wife Thu1's. 6 June. Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at the Bavarian ... Self at L.Fs Mr Clinton 2 goes for St Omers next Sunday will be half a day at St Omers on his way to Aix la Chappele Sat. 8 June. Mrs Md at the Bishop at Compline L.Fs. S~tn. 9 June. Mrs. Md at Duty 7 O'Ck L.Fs. Dory and Tom wrode to Finchley Mrs. Md Self and Mr Lewis after High at L.Fs dined and drank Tea at Finchly. Tues. 11 June. all at Compline Fri. 14 June. Received a Letter very polite from Monsr Hiecq he has bought a Gold watch for Wm at ÂŁ10. 10. 1

2

Joseph Shepperd (Sheppard), educated at Douai, went to Valladolid with Dr. Philip Perry in 1678 to take over the College on the expulsion of the ] esuits. Joseph Shepperd succeeded Dr. Perry as President in 1774; d. 31 Oct 1796. See C.R.S. XXVIII, 302; XII, 57; Kirk . Alexander Clinton (Mackenzie), S.] . ; b. Scotland, 23 March, 1730; professed, S.J. 2 Feb. 1767; signed Sardinian Chapel Registers, 5 Sep. 1774 to 24 May 1780; noted for work among prisoners; Lulworth Castle, 1781-1795: d. Dublin ,5 June, 1800. See Foley; Gillow; C.R.S., XII, 73; XIX; XLII, 138.


104

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1776

Sun. 16 June . Dory and Tom at 7 O'Ck L .Fs ... Mrs Mawhood and Self a L.Fs \fan. 17 June . sent by a Mr Shepperd going to Spain but passes thro St Omers Letters to Monsr Hiecq Mumford Wm Dory to Maria : Cos Richd Mawhood came from Yorkshire this night at 90'Ck Thurs. 20 June . Cos Rich Tommy and all at the Pantheon! . .. in the Even all at Vaux Hall Fri. 21 June . Received a Letter this day from Mr Mumford all our young people well he gives them a very good carracter Sat. 22 June . in the Even Mr Richd Mawhood & Mrs Self and Dory at the Opera of Antigon02 Sun. 23 June . Dory at 7 O'Ck L.F. Mrs Md and Self at 12 Sat. 29 June. all at L.Fs after Dinner Mr Richd Mawhood and Dory took a ride to Finchley gave him his Answer that Dory chose at present to remain Nutter Sun. 30 June. at L .Fs Sun. 7 J uly. Self and Mrs Md at L.Fs at Hight Thurs. 11 July . Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Self at L.Fs after self a the Bishop did the nesscary at 2 Months Fri. 12 July . at Sacra Sanctum at L.F. 80'Ck Sat. 13 July . at the Bavarian at 11 O'Ck [The follo wing record of a visit to St Omers is from a separate note-book; parts are indecipherable owing to damage by water.] Set out from Town with Mrs Md Capt Steward and Mr Stone Thursday 18 July 1776 in my Landau my horses as far as Darford arrived at Rochester at 11 O'Ck . .. arrived at Canterbury dined there arrived at Dover 8 O'Ck lay at the Ship Fri. 19 July. Detained it rained all day no wind Sat. 20 July . got up at 3 O'Ck all on Board at ! past 3 O'Ck no wind at first a very fine passage arrived at Calais i past 12 Dined at Odouirs a good Dinner set of for St. Omers at Jean Pitt its Lite Rou at 12 at night and much tired all Jean Pittitts Familly iust going to bed had Scate fish for Supper and fine Cheries Sun. 21 July. Sent Francois very Early for Maria Bett and 2 Boys who soon came all in health Calld on the principale &c at prayers all at the Charterous t Mile from St Omers 2 of them very civil prepared wine &c for us and Shewed us their Church &c returned to T ovm to Dinner Tues. 23 July. Called at the Ursalines and on Monsr the Principal to Acquaint him I should have Yorkshire Cousins so could not Entertain him at my house, he was sorry saying he had made 2 Sutes of Clos &c for the Jomey but hoped I would take him lodgins in our Neighbourhood he came while we were at Supper 1 2

Opened in 1772 on south side of Oxford Street, for concerts, masquerades. etc. the site was long occupied by Gilbeys the wine merchants. By J. A. Hasse (1699-1783), the German composer.


1776

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

105

Seamed very reserved he sent me a Bottle of Yin de Grave, and will send one every day, Capt Steward supped with Us the 2 Boys went home with the Principale the Dancing and Fencing Masters Taught Thurs. 24 July . got up t past 6 the boys took Lessons from their Dancing master Self went with Bett to the Convent after to the recolletts [RecoUets] and playd the hight mass at St Bertins Mrs Md &c went in the Coach to Arck [Arques], dined at 1 O'Ck no Company ... after at St Catharines, had much talk with the Superior a fine sensible woman Mother St Charles Sister & Cousin Maria brought home a very fine Cross & Commode pin Cushion Sun. 27 July . All at High St Dennis played the high heard a Sermon, Charles and Self a the Cathedral See the Chimes play and playd the Vespres after a Salue at Do Mon. 28 July. Called on Mr Mumford no Letter from Dory a bad Girle, Monsr Hiecq and Monsr Fisilie Called they packed the Cross for Us. took leave of Mumford & sent by him Letter and the Cross he gets of for England and goes to our house to Morrow at 3 O'Clock Tues. 29 July. all Dind with Monsr Hiecq and Monsr Fissilie a Elligent Dinner after went to Their Contry house at Subrue [Salperwick] a fine Clean fountain and Good Garden went There by water in a Small Boate paid my Barber for some Riboon Supd at home liVed. 30 July . played high at St Catherines at 7 O'Ck they squeezed me by the hands got up and down a Ladder &c very III this Morn ; better in the Even Thurs. 1 Aug. Mrs Md had some Altercation with Mrs Fisher aboute her Children and a Mrs Hawkins received a Letter from Dory this day dated 26 July all well Received from St Catherines a form of Termes for Maria's Entrance for my perusall ... Played the Organ at St Catherines at 5 o'clock Fri. 2 Aug. got up to play the Organ at St Catherines but was to late Stayed the high Self and Charles after at high at the Recolates . . . at Vespres at Recolates Sat. 2 Aug. heard Service a Notre Dame De Miracle at 7 O'Ck after Called on Monsr Principal Says his great Vacance begins the 20 of this Mo will go for England the 21 or 22 Called with him on Monsr Piccque the Bishops! Nephew had much talk aboute Maria after some time Mr Quiaic came in, all of them aggree Maria ought to have a nother years Probation Either in some other house were no Recolates are or go to England, I had much talk with Maria on this and She aggrees to Speak to MonsT Puccique this day at the Bishops Palace at 4 O'Clock and take his Advice Monsr Abee Piccque Advises Maria to another Convent for 12 Months but by no means to have Recollee for her Pater 1

The Bishop was Mgr Chastenet de Puysegur.


106

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1776

Sun. 3 Aug. all at high at Cathedral played ye Service after at the French College See Mr Hiecq and played Vespres at English Collge Mr Mumford arrived brought me a Letter a Ham and Tounge Mon. 4 Aug. A Long bearded Capucine Breakfasted with us who is Confessor to the Convent of the Penitents! not well this day Mr Mumford Called after Dinner with a Letter for Maria from Dory [Draft of Letter to Dorothy MawhoodJ Dr Dory Monday 4 Augst. 1776. Our worthy freind Mumford arrivd here yesterday Even 4 O'Ck by whom we receivd your Letters the ham and Toungue, since my last fresh matter has arrissen concerning your Sister Maria I have been introduced by Monsr Hiecq (Who has much her well fare at heart) to a Monsr Le Abby Piccque the Provo of Air Provost of Aire and Nephew to the new Bishop of this Town this person is the Examiner of all Nuns who enter at the Ursalines A most sensible worthy man and unaversally Esteend here, is likewise an old acqaintance of Maria, she tells me She has all the good dispositions he could wish, but at the same time much questions her constancy, and I ashure you he knows her well; he advises me to place her at some other community as a pensioner for one year which will more fully prove her vocation, he makes no Doubt but the good Nuns of St. Catherines have not been Idle by Indulgences &c to perswade her to Enter their house: though the Superior and they all, and the good Father recollate (unaskd) professd to your Mamma and me quite the Contrary; poor Maria was quite wrapd up in this Community and so we were all, nay matters had gone so far, that I have now by me The aggreement for her Dot &c this same aggreement I shewd to the before mentiond Gentleman, who declared it an Exorbitant de~and and what theyre shure none of that Convent Ever paid, but I am told they think I am rich. Therefore think it no Simony to make me pay sauce 2 I will give you only one instance they charge me ÂŁ52 Sterling for the furniture of her Cell, wh allowing Every thing to be bought at the very worst hand cant stand them in ÂŁ6 on the whole we have partly concluded to take her to Bridges 3 (as she wont by any means come to England) and place her at the Austin Nuns 4 and if She, after a twelvemonths triall continues her vocation She shall either be a Nun there or 1

2 3 4

Couvent des Penitentes, near Saint-Sepulchre. "to pay sauce"-an old phrase meaning "to pay dearly." Bruges. The Austin Nuns, (Canonesses Regular of St. Augustine), founded at Bruges in 1629 as an English community; still known as the English Convent. Its story is told in C. S. Durrant, A Link between Flemish Mystics and English Martyrs (1925).


1776

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

107

come again to St Catherines as She shall best like, this we have done to Endeavour to make her happy & quiet our Consciences Pray my Dear, with us, give thanks to God whose hand is visible in this affair, and I make no Doubt by continuing to beg his assistance we shall do right We intend next Monday for Bridges which will take us up 5 days We shall set out for England with Monsr Principal and Monsr Ficillier the 21 [Note-book resumed] Tues. 5 Aug. Maria went to St Catherines and received 23 Livers 10 Sols and quitted that Convent and brought her Box Called on Monsr Principal and Mumford at the Recolates Played at St. Bertins at St. Margaretts it rained hard got a great Cold had much talk with Maria found by her that it was propagated in the Town that Dory was preferred by Us on which we thought it best for Maria to come back with on which she was very uneasy Thurs. 7 Aug. all Except Bestey dined with Monsr Principal Mons L'Abby Puccquire Mumford and Councillor came away in our Landau at 4 O'Ck a good Dinner Soup Boilly a foule Sosages and Colly flower and Antre 2 Rost Turkeys &c Fri. 8 Aug. Better in health all at St Bertins played the high at the Seminary See Mr Quiuk at the English Collge See Mr Wilkinson who will give me a letter to Mrs Moorel the Superior of the English Chanoinesses at Bridges was at the Fish Markett a very good one at Vespres at the Cathederal Monsr Quick drank Tea with & approved What we intend at Bridges aboute Maria Sun. 10 Aug. all at Cathederal played Service in the Afternoon at Vespres St Sepulcer Mon. Aug. 11. Self Mrs Md Maria set of in our Coach accompanied with the Boys In our Coach to the Hopong [H aut Pont] in the Dunquirque Barge, dined well at Burburge [BourbourgJ it rained hard there the Barge on Ground Stayed at the bridge an hour arrived at Dunquirqe at 7 O'Ck all the rain at the St Catherines a good Inn could not find Mr Mumfords freind to give his letter Delivd my Letter at the Poor Clairs Tues. Aug. 12. Set of at 5 O'Clock breakfasted at [blan k] used our own Tea and Changed Our Barge arrived at Furnes at 10 O'Ck changed Barge again walked through the Town, a fine Canal now in the Queens Contry, Baggage cleared Arrived at Nuport [Nieuport] at 12 O'Ck walk through the Town much tired, Changed the Barge again for a very fine one indeed meet Mr Knap relation who was Drunk We had a fine Sail to Brusills [mistake for BrugesJ arrived there at 6 O'Ck walked through the Town to the floure De Blaie no rome there so all went much I

Mary More (1732-1807) a direct descendant of St. Thomas More ; P rioress of the Austin Nuns, 1761. She brought the nuns to England during the French Revolution and took them back to Bruges in 1802. For her descent see Roper, Life of More (E.E.T.S.), pp. 112-3.


108

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1776

tired to the Hotele de De Blaie no rome there so all went much tired to the Hotele de Comerce Rue St Jeans a good house Wed. Aug. 13 called at father Johns Convent See some of the Nuns at last and after called at the Austin Nuns Invite us to Dinner to Morrow Thurs. Aug 14 heard high Mass at the Cathedral in Musick Dined at Austins with Father GerardI & Ball 2 after was all admitted into the Inclosure, very spacious & fine house fine Chappell and Organ, Butifull Marble Alter,3 well deverted with the Nuns, after took a walk on the Rampars, and on the Key father John Supped with as Fri. 15 Aug. See with father John the Cathederall St Marys the Chappell of B100d,4 the Stadhouse, and all aboute the Town, at Princnouff5 with father John and Mr Rogerson after admitted into the Inclosure The Superior and Nuns very civil and wanted me to furnish them with Cloth &c but after knowing Maria had engaged in the other house they quite Changed their Tone, they ha ve a very good and neat house good and large Garden pretty Chappell and a fine Organ Sat. 16 Aug. Set of at t past 4 for the Barge Maria and Sister Martha went with as took our leave poor Maria Cried much, and seemd now to prefer St Omers St Catherines, Dined on board the barge at t past 10 arrived at Neiport at 12 arrived at Furnes at 5, Aggreable company to this place, after none but Flemish Girles who dinned us with noise arrived a.t Dunquirque at 10 O'Ck much Tired lay at St. Catharines Sun. 17 Aug. Delived my Letters to the English Dames at Mass at the Capucines at t past 5 O'Ck Departed with the Barge at 7 arrived at St Omers t past 5 O'Ck the Prjncipals Servant and Mumford and our Coach met us the boy and Bett A1on. 18 Aug. 18 Received a Letter from Dory all well was at the french Collge Dined at home after all went Dressed to french College to the distribution of Prizes, Hiecq gave Wm and Charles a book Each [There are no more entries in this note-book; the diary is resumed) arrived in London with Messrs Hiecq and Fisillier Saturday the 24 Augst 1

2

3

4 5

Caryll Gerard; b. 18 Nov . 1695; Rome 21 Oct. 1717; priest 21 Dec. 1720 ; chaplain English Convent, Bruges, 1723-61; d. at Convent, 1779. See C .R.S . XL, 160. (Information from Convent). Edward Ball (Worthington), b. 1717; Douai 25 June 1730; priest 23 Sep. 1741; professor; on mission 1747; chaplain, English Convent, Bruges. 1775-1778 (information from Convent); d. according to the Convent Annals in 1781, according to Laity, 4 Feb. 1789 at Aire. See C.R.S. XXVIII , 153; XII, 31. Kirk. Still in the Chapel having survived the Revolution. C. de St Sang. Prince Hof; now Couvent de la Retraite.


1776

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

109

Sun. 25 Aug. all at L.Fs Tues. 27 Aug. went with the 2 French men to See the Tower of London &c &c in the Even to Vaux Hall paid for them Wed. 28 Aug. went by Coz Brookes order to See the Museam and french Embasadors house after Dinner Wm and Charles went with them to Change &c Thurs. 29 Aug. went with the frenchmen to the Heralds office See Mr Brooke &c after dinner . . . went in Coach to See the Palace Westminster Abby &c Sat. 31 Aug. Received a Letter from Maria and Mrs More Bruges Sun. 1 Sep. Messrs. Hiecq Fisillier, Boys and Self at the Quaquers1 meeting, The Maravian2 Do St Andrews Holborn and at L.Fs at 12 O'Ck Mon. 2 Sep. went with Hiecq & Co to Bishop Chaloners ... Messrs Hiecq Fisillier Dory Bett and Boys went & See St Pauls after they took Charles into the Strand to a Booksellers there &c: they made Wm and Charles a present of a Bookc.ase Wed. 4 Sep. after dinner intended for Foots Play 3 Could not get in Called on Mr Butler in Pell Mell after at the Palace See the King returned Home in the Coach Thurs. 5 Sep. Mrs Md Dory and Self and Frenchmen went in the Coach to Kew See the Kings Gardins 4 dined there Cost 13s horses 2s Called at Hamersmith See Mrs Gentile 5 and Mr Shepperd6 Fri. 6 Sep. went with Hiecq and Fisillier in the Citty to Buy Gloves &c See the London Tavern 7 &c took places for them at the Spred Eagles for Dover at 16s Each they dined with Mr Butler Sun. 8 Sep. all at L.F. Sat. 14 Sep. Dined with Mr Leader at Canonbury house wrode there after Mr Ansted Mrs Mawhood Boys and Girles came and we went to Finchly Sun. 15 Sep. Mr Ansted said Sun. 22 Sep. Mr. Ansted Said Sun. 29 Sep. Ansted & Dory wrote [rode] from Warwick St. Self Mrs Md. Wm Chas and Lucy at L.Fs 1 2

3

4

.5 6

7

8

Either, south side of Bull and Mouth St (now G.P.O.), or south end of White Hart Yard, Lombard St., (now Lombard Exchange). East out of Fetter Lane. At the Haymarket Theatre. George III'S mother was responsible for the planning of Kew Gardens. At this period they were under the care of Sir Joseph Banks. W.M. may have seen one of the gardeners-William Cobbett . Mrs Frances Gentil was Superior of the Hammersmith Convent. See Burton, Challoner, II, 159. John Shepperd, b. London, 19 Feb. 1714. Douai, 1726; Rome, 1731; Lisbon 1733; Mission 1737, for some years at Cowdray; Chaplain, Hammersmith Convent, from 1757. Dean of Chapter, 1781-1789; d. 11 March, 1789. See C.R.S., I; XXVIII, 131n, XL, 183; Kirk. On west side of Bishopsgate; rebuilt by W. JuPP in 1765; famous for its dinners. On east side of Gracechurch St.


110

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1776

Sun. 6 Oct. Dory and Ansted went to Finchly from Warwick St Self &c in the Coach from L.F. high Wed. 9 Oct. Miss Vaughan from St Omers called dined with me Sat. 12 Oct. all went to Finchly at Tea and Mr Ansted Sun. 13 Oct. heard at Finchly Sat. 19 Oct. sent a Letter this day Per the Mail to Col Mawhood New York with advice of his Tin ware Shovel poker tounges & Bellows, Mr Ansted Dined with us after all went to Finchly Sun. 20 Oct. Mr Ansted said Mon. 21 Oct. Ansted and self worked at replanting trailel Trees ... wrote Mr Mumford a Letter aboute Maria with our consent for her return to her old house and aboute the Boys Great Coates and Newspapers by Mr Howard of Broad St Mr Ansted Supped with os and went home Tues. 22 Oct. Mrs Mawhood took Lucy to School to Mrs Hughes paid Entrance at [blank] at ÂŁ18 Pr Annum Thurs. 24 Oct. Mrs Md a L.Fs Chappell Fri. 25 Oct. Fencing master taught and paid him 5s in full and paid Mr Atwood writting master of the Blew Coate Hospitall lOs 6d Entrance for Betty, she and the 2 Boys to beging next Tuesday Morn. Sun. 27 Oct. at High L.Fs. Fri. 1 Nov. all at L.Fs ... Called on Anthony Wright paid him by Dft on Mrs More's Acctt for Maria ÂŁ15.15 received a Letter from Mumford he thinks I had better remove her to St Omers as She's uneasy wrote accordingly to Mrs More to that purpose having wrote to Maria the last post the same Effect Sat. 2 Nov . All at L.F. Sun. 3 Nov . all at L.Fs Tues. 5 Nov. wrote to Mr Mumford, have remitted 15. 15 to Bruges for come to London or St Omers as Maria likes best and Compliments to Mr Wilkinson Wed. 6 Nov. Mr Willicy Dind drank Tea with us Sat. 9 Nov. Received a Letter from Maria She now like the Ursalines and with Order for Tow Pieces Cloth one White one Black. Sun. 10 Nov. all at L.Fs Dined in Town all at Vespres heard Bishop Chanelor. Tues. 12 Nov. at Mr Christians Aniversary L.F. did Webbe's Service Tues. 19 Nov. Mr Ansted called gave him a Coating great Coate Fri. 22 Nov. All at L.Fs St Cecilia's day Sun. 24 Nov. all at L.Fs Francois came to Town in the Afternoon at Vespres and Sermon Mon. 25 Nov. III with a Could, at the St Cacilias feast Messrs Butler and Nicholas Stewards Cost 7/6 came away at 11 O'Clock Sun. 1 Dec. all at South St Chapell 1

Espaliers.


1776

THE

MAW HO OD

DIA R Y

111

Fri. 6 Dec. Received a letter from Mr Nicholas to beg pardon, but with some reflections Sat. 7 Dec. at 11 O'Ck L.F. See Mr Paxton had some talke about the Revd Mr Nicolas, he is t o Endevour to put the Chapell on a right foo tti ~g Sun . 8 Dec. Wm Chas an d self at 10 O'Ck L.Fs after walked to Neapolitan Chapell in Bird St but it was not open, Mrs Mawhood & Dory at South St Thurs. 12 Dec. Mr Mumford arrived this night 6 O'Ck at our house from St Orner Fri. 13 Dec. all at the Bavarian a Grand Service for the Pub lick fast, See Mr Webbe and Paxton are to reconsile Matters at L.Fs Wed . 18 Dec. Mr Webbe taught, nothing spoke aboute the Chappell Sat. 21 Dec. St Thomas Self and Mr Mumford at 10 L.F Sun . 22 Dec. all at L .Fs self passed the Sacristy the Gentlemen behaved very civil Wed. 25 Dec. all at high At L.F. Mr Paxtons performed his Service self did no play Mumford Dined with us, all at the Bishop's Sermon Thurs. 26 Dec. at high L.F. Mr Sykes playd S at. 28 Dec. at the Bavarian Self played the service Sun. 29 Dec. all at the Neapolitan in Bird St 1777

U ed. 1 J an. all at South St Chappell F ri. 3 Jan . Mrs Md at Sacra Sanctum S~m . 5 Jan . all at South St Mon . 6 Jan . All at South St Miss Dory Bett Charles & Wm Supped at Mrs Catons Mr Stone1 Called acknowledged his mariage with Miss Pursell T ues. 7 Jan . Mr Mumford went this Even at 9 O'Ck for St Omers he left ÂŁ3.3.0 in my hands which lowe him I am to Pay Mr Coglain 2 for some books Sun. 12 Jan. Self and Boys at Bavarian Mrs Md and Dory at South St in the Even. Sat. 25 Jan. Francois came from Finchly to serve us in Town Sun. 26 Jan. all at Bavarian in the Afternoon Bett Charles and Wm walked to See the Lutheran Church &c 3 Sun . 2 Feb. All at Bavarian performed Riche's [Ricci ?] Service Mr Moor 4 the Parsons Brother there Sun . 9 Feb . all at Bavarian, Self in the Afternoon at L .Fs played the Magnificat heard the Bishop. 1 2

3 <I

Probably a brother of the priest of that name. J . P. Coghlan (1732-1800) the n oted Cat holic p rinter and bookseller. Where Mansion House Station is situ a t ed . The Revd John Moore was Rector of St. B artholomew-tIle-Great, 1761 -1768.


112

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1777

Wed. 12 Feb. Stayd at home not very well Mrs Mawhood Dory Bett Chas Wm at L.Fs. Thurs. 13 Feb. Attended Mr Boyfield Tuning the Organ at our Parish and heard in the Afternoon 7 Performers! Fri. 14 Feb. Attended all Day the Election of Mr Nics Steele who was this day Ellected Organist of our Parish Sat. 15 Feb. Mr Ansted Sacerdos breakfasted with us, Stayed at home (a good trade now) Mr [blank] called, with Mr Johsons2 Sacerdos Compts of Kendall he's very well Mr Webbe taught Sun. 16 Feb. Self at L.Fs 10 O'Ck after all at Bavarian In the Afternoon at our Parish Church played the first Voluntary famill y at Bavarian Sun. 23 Feb. Self and Wm at 10 L.Fs after all at Bavarian Vespres after at Christs Church at the Examination of the Parish Children Mon . 24 Feb. all at Bavarian Wed. 26 Feb. last night Gazzatte makes mention of the Bravary & Conduct of Lt.-Col. Mawhood of the 17 Rt 3 Tues. 4 March. Son Chas birth Day hes now 15 yrs old Mrs Mawhood and Dory at Mr Eyers Diurge L.Fs. Fri. 7 March. Mrs. Md Dory and Bett at Complin L.F Sat. 8 March . meet Mr. Un derh ill,4 Sacerdos who wishes Nics Nicholas and Self were on termes Sun. 9 March. Self and Boys at 10 L.Fs after all at high Warwick St Tues. 11 March. Received yesterday a Letter from Mansr Cogcac 5 and one from Mr Mumford, testifying Maria dislike at the Ursalines one also from Monsr Hiecq of Compliments &c Sun. 16 March. played hight at L.Fs and Vespres Mon . 17 March. all at L.Fs St Patrick. Wed. 19 March . all at L.Fs Thurs. 20 March. St Joseph all at L.Fs Sun. 23 March. all at L.Fs and at Vespres Tues. 25 March. at Complin L.Fs in the Even sent Letter to Mr. Mumford and one to Maria desiring She be removed from the Ursalins to some other till we can go to fetch her home and for Mr Mumford to advance what Cash is wanting and Draw on me at sight. Wed. 26 March. Mrs Mawhaod &c at Tenebris L.Fs self at home 1

2

3

4

S

The post was offered at ÂŁ20 y .a. Each candidate played for ~ quarter of an hour. Nicholas Steel receIved 19 votes out of 25. (Vestry Minute Book). Thomas Johnson (Middlehurst), b. 1732; Rome, 1746; priest, 1754; Mission, Feb . 1755. To Rome as tutor to Thomas Standish at Mazarine College; in charge of Kendal; d.16Apri11817. C.R.S.XL,203; XXXII, 58-9; Kirk. Battle of Princeton against Washington who won. Richard Underhill (Plunket), b. 26 Feb. 1743; Rome, 23 July 1758; priest 27 Feb. 1768; signed L.F. registers 1773-1807; d. 29 May, 1808. See C.R.S. XL, 216; XIX, Index; XII . 100. Probably Caycoque; he was a great friend of Bishop Gregory Stapleton. See Kirk, p. 219.


1777

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

113

Thurs. 27 March. all at L.F. in the Afternoon at Tenebris Charles Mrs Md at Sacra Sanctum in the afternoon at Tenebris Good Friday 28 March. kept very Strict in London! Mom at L.F. DO at Tenebris Holy Saturday 29 March. all at L.Fs Easter Sunday 30 March. Mrs Md Chas at Sacra Sanctum Charles after taken III sent for Mr Nelson Self and Son Wm at L.Fs did Paxtons service all at Vespres L.Fs self heard Mr Chaloner the Bishop. Mon. 31 March. all at L.Fs high and at Vespres Tues. 1 April. all at L.Fs Sun. 6 April. all at L.Fs high . . . Mr Clinton Sacredos goes to Morrow Mom: for Bruges sent a Letter to Mrs More for my Ballane [Balance ?] and likewise by a Lady that goes with Clinton [illegible] and prayer Book to Mumford and a Letter Sun. 13 April. All at L.Fs Fri. 18 April. received a Letter from Maria She quitted the Ursulins Thursday the 3d day of April is now at the Soliu12 Sun. 20 April. Mrs Mawhood Wm Chas Dory & Bett at 9 O'Ck L.Fs our New Coach horse taken III of a Fevor Self at High L.Fs Wed. 23 April. all at L.Fs Sun. 27 April. Mrs Mawhood & Dory and Bett at 9 O'Ck L.Fs Chas and Wm at 10 DO Tues. 29 April. wrote to Miss Maria that the Ursuls charge is to much and desired an Answer Fri. 2 May. Mr Nicolas Sarcerdos very III Sat. 3 May. The Revd Mr James Nicolas Died yesterday night at 70'Ck Thurs. 8 May. Son Wm and Self had much talk aboute his choice he is the most desirous for the Army Sun. 11 May. all at L.F high See a Mr Allen 3 Sacredos who brought me a Letter from Hiecq, sets of for the same College at Lisbon were Barnard4 is Vicepresident Mon. 12 May. all at Mr Nicolas Diurge L.Fs. Stayed at home. Sun. 18 May. Self came to Town in the Coach at L.Fs at High Sat. 24 May at Bishop Chaloners, did the nessesary Cos Richard Mawhood came to our house

1

2

3

4

Dr. Campbell in his diary (published Cambridge) for Good F riday in 1775 noted, "The Shops were not shut up today, farther than that some had a single board standing up." Couvent du Soleil. Jerome Allen, b. 23 N ov. 1730; Lisbon, 16 May 1744; Priest, 12 June, 1756; went to Douai for his health, Nov. 1776-Easter, 1777; Professor at Lisbon for some years; at the College, 1814. See Gillow, Lisbon; Burton, Challoner, II, 114; C. R.S. X XVIII, 305; XII, 126. He was President, 1776-1782. He then returned to London. H


114

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1777

Sun. 25 May Cos Mawhood and all at L.Fs in the afternoon Except self at Bavarian Mr Husseyl preached ... Self and Mrs Mawhood at Sacra Santum Mon. 26 May. At L.F. 11 O'Ck after at Bishop Chanolers Cos Richd affairs 2 cant be without conformity Self & Son Wm at the Charitable society and Dined at Dobneys3 Subscribed ÂŁ1.1.0 Tues. 27 May. had talk with Cos Richd in regard to what Bishop Chanelor said Cos Richd seemed very inclinable, and said he was independent of Relations having ÂŁ60 Per Annm &c: but would consider the same before he Engaged, acquainted Dory & Mrs Mawhood of all transactions, after Dory and he wrode, nothing transpired went with him to Lewis to buy Books Gangenilli &c Thurs . 29 May. Cos Richd and all at L.Fs, in the afternoon he and Dory took a ride all Except Chas at Vespres Fri. 30 May. Cos Richd Dory Son Wm Chas and Bett went to the Play Cos Mawhood lost 5s and a Key Sat. 31 .May . Cos Mawhood took Wm and Dory and Bett a Sailing Mrs Mawhood spooke to Dory in regard to Cos Rd She has no objection. Called on Chas Butler shewed him Mumfords Letter he Called him an Impertinent Scoundrel and said he thought I did very III to read the Letter to him I told him I had Mumfords permission and wished him not to be angrey as it came from a person brought up always in a Collge we parted good freinds Sun. 1 June. Dory went to 7 O'Ck a L.Fs Cos Richard & She wrode to Finchly Dined and lay there, had talk with Cos aboute matters he is very inclinable and willing Mon. 2 June. Dory & Cos came to Town to breakfast all came to Dinner Self stopt and See Bishop Chanelor, consulted with him, in the afternoon he Richard and I paid a visit to the Bishop had much talk, Cos seems quite Satisfied is to call frequently on the Bishop, as Cos intends for the Con try the beginning of next week and be there 3 Weeks before matters are finally done Wed. 4 June. Cos Richd Dory Wm Chas and Bett went to Renelaugh Fri. 6 June. Wrote Letters to Mumford Miss Maria and Hiecq to get me Lodgins in Rue St Birtin, which sent by Mr Stone who sets of Tomorrow Received per post a Letter from Maria and Hiecq. Cos Md had much talk with the Bishop he desird I would call toMorrow Sat. 7 June . Called on the Bishop as Per Cos desire he is well satisfied with our affair. Sun. 8 June. Cos and Dory at 7 O'Ck L.Fs. after wrode to Finchly all at High 1

2

3

Thomas Hussey (1741-1803), later Bishop of Waterford; at this period, Chaplain to Spanish Ambassador; D. N.B.; Kirk. Presumably refers to projected marriage between Richard Mawhood and Dorothy Mawhood. Dobney's Bowling Green, Islington Hill, now Pentonville Rd.


THE MAWHOOD DIARY 1777 115 Tues. 10 June. See Mr Chas Butler was civil will send me a Letter

to Mr Mumford-was at the Bishop did the nessesary he approves of Cos and will write to the Bishop Hornyhold . . . he set of for home in the Stage this Even: 10 at night TVed. 11 June. Self Mrs Md and Wm set off from the +keys Inn at 4 O'Ck arrived at Rochester at 11 breakfasted there ... Dined at Canterbury, set of in 2 Post Chazes arrived at Dover 7 O'Clock no wind lay there Thurs. 12 June. across at 4 O'Ck got on Boad the Paquet Capt Bevor no wind but still a great swell of Sea arrived at Calais 7 O'Clock Cleared our goods Supped and Lay at Dessains1 Fri. 13 June. ,Set of for St Omers at 6 O'Ck in a returned Chaise of Monsr Trenel Cost 21 Livers arrived at St Omers 12 O'Ck Lodgins not being quite ready Dined and lay at Capels very Indifferent Entertainment Sat. 14 June. after breakfast went to our Lodgins Mme Carons in Rue St Bertin at ÂŁ3.3.0 Per week Dined there Sun. 15 June. all at St Denys at hight performed the service and Vespres all at the play cost 30 Souls each Marguise Steward Paston Junr there all done at i past Eight complained of our Eating by Monsr Hiecq Mon. 16 June. Hiecq Maria & Self bought 48 Yds Linning Calld Holland at 3s 2d. Tues. 17 June. See a french Marrage at St Aldegond 15 pieces of Silver & 2 rings in the plate after the bride made his offering at the Alter dined with Monsr Le prevo Hiecq & Fisillier Mercier and a french Gentleman and Wilkinson 15 Dishes 3 Corses Greek wine Coffee and Liquors came away at t past 3 O'Ck See ye french College Mr Wilkinson drank Tea with us after took a walk on the Ramparts -VVed. 18 June. Called on Mr Mumford and Sir Thos Fleetwood dined all of us at Monsr Principal a very fine Dinner Thurs. 19 June. Miss Talbot and Mondsr Gosse dined with os after hired a water Coach all went to Clamerie, played ye fine organ, drank Tea See ye Wall and Gardens. Played the Salue at College. Fri. 20 June. It rained hard at the Cathederal St Aldegonde and played at St Bertin Sun. 22 June . played the hight a Cathederal at Vespres and Salue Tues. 24 June. a Musical service at Cathederal played the High at St Dennys Vespres and Salue a Cathederal Wed. 25 June. paid my Barber in full 12 Sols ... visited all the Churches by my Self Thurs. 26 June. hired a Coach for 15 Livers Cap Steward all us Except Francois Set of at 7 O'Ck for Mont Cassell Dind ther~ at the Posthouse cost 15 Livers a fine prospect a Chapiste 2 Church 1 2

Desseins was a famous hotel. Eglise capitulaire.


116

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1777

& Chanoines, a parish Church, Franciscans and 2 Nunneries,

coming home all walked in the garane [garden?] Caught in the Rain arrived at St Omers 7 O'C Fri. 27 June . received a Letter from Dory and one from Son Charles Cos Richd as wrote Dory again a frivolous Letter, wrote her my Answer to have done with the Matter Sat. 28 June. all at the play Sun. 29 June . got up at i after 6 O'Clock at the Cathedral heard a musical Service played hight at St Dennys, all Dined with Cap Steward at English Collge after called on Major Hoare Lady and Daughter with Cap Steward at St Bertins played Vespres, after Mr Gosse & Monsr Coqnque Drank Tea went with Coquque to his Seminary had much talk aboute all our Children a very Pious Man Mon . 30 June. all Except vVm at a Clothing the poor Claire received a letter from Dory all well no other news Except all ye Hay aboute town is Spoiled Tues. 1 July. got up at i past 6 O'Clock wrote a Letter to Dory that we should Set of for Calais next Thursday afternoon ... Aggreed with. my new french Servant John Maria at 20 Crowns Per Annum and gave him 3 Livers to Bind the Bargan Wed. 2 July . Don Procuruse brought our Boy Jean Maria Le Roe gave him in part of his wages 3 Livers to buy him a pair of Shoes Miss Vaughan took her leave, at Salue St Dennys Thurs. 3 July . took leave of all friends at St Omers Set out from thence at 2 O'Ck arrived at Calais at 8 O'Clock at Dessains Coach cost 27 Livers for us 6 people Fri. 4 July. Monsr Puissegur and Monsr Chateaubau recommended by Abbe Puissegur and De Fissillier arrived they had separate Rooms and Dinned together. wind Blowd hard which Detaind us Sat. 5 July. Detaned by high winds Sun. 6 July. all at hight at the great Church Set Sail at 12 O'Clock hight Sea Mon. 7 July. arrived at Dover at 7 O'Ck a great Sea all Sick ... lay at Rochester Tues. 8 July. got up at 6 O'Ck breakfasted at Dartford arrived in Smithfield i after 12 in the Morn: with our 2 French man Sun. 13 July. Dory a,nd Puissugur at 10 L.F. after at Finchly Self Mrs Md Maria & Chautaubouge at hight Sun. 20 July. Ansted said at Finchly Sun. 27 July. all at high L.Fs Sun. 2 Aug. all at high L.Fs Wed. 5 Aug. at 12 at the Portuguise Chapel Sun. 10 Aug. Mrs Md taken III at Church She returned to Smithfield and Maria all the rest went to Finchly after high Fri. 15 Aug. Mr Rackett was at L.Fs. with me Sun. 17 Aug. at 10 L.Fs ... Mrs Wicrex No 14 at an Evory turners Cow Cross to recommend to Bishops Charoty


1777

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

117

Thurs. 21 Aug. Mrs Md and Dory walked to L.F. Plenius brought home my Harpsichord not better in the least Sat. 23 Aug. Mrs Md at Sacra Sactum Sun. 24 Aug. came to Town to breakfast had words with Mrs Mawhood all at high L.Fs Sun. 31 Aug. very ill indeed with the Goute, Mr Brooke the apothicary came to See me Do nothing! sen t John for our in tended Finchley dinner to Town, Son Wm Birth Day! 17 yrs old Mon. 1 Sep. Mr Dillon l of moorfie1ds Calld gave him ÂŁ2.2.0 towards building a Chappell Sun. 7 Sep. all at L.Fs high Mon. 8 Sep. all high at L.Fs ... recd a Letter from Cos Ric. intimating that as'he judged all now a 100ss to send his remnants Sun. 14 Sep. at high L.Fs Puissiqur and Chautaubourg received notice fron the Embasador to return to France directly Thurs. 18 Sep. Mr Juliaens Sacerdos breakfasted with me after went in the Barnet stage to Finchley he Dined, drank Tea & returned to Town. Sun. 28 Sep. all at 10 O'Ck L.Fs Sat. 4 Oct. all at L.Fs St Francois Sun. 5 Oct. all at high L.Fs Tues. 7 Oct. Betsey began at Hamersmith School this Day paid a Qr in Advance. Thurs. 9 Oct. all at Edwd Duke of Norfolks Duirge 2, Mr. Webbe's Service done S~tn. 12 Oct. all at high L.F. Wed. 15 Oct. Mr Foster sent to me aboute his late Servant that attempted to defraud me. Thurs. 16 Oct. See Foster went with him to Justice Fieldings 3 Left his Servants order for his oppinion Sun. 19 Oct. all at L.Fs Thurs. 23 Oct. Mrs Md Maria Dory Wm & Chas drank Tea at Mr. Hall moorfie1ds Fri. 24 Oct. sent Letters to Mumford -with an ! of a Lottery Ticktt inclosd No [blank] & a Letters to Hiecq Miss Vaughan with a Shaw1e for her a Letter to Coquque by Mr Holfords Son who sets of toMorrow to be teatcher at the Col St Omers Sun. 26 Oct. Expect Mr Hall and young Lady to go to L.F. to high they went with us 1

2

3

Richard Dillon; 1744-1780 at Moorfields, succeeding James Barnard as senior in 1776; arrested several times; acquitted by Lord Mansfield in 1768. He was a devoted friend of Bishop Challoner who was deeply shocked at Richard Dillon's death on 20 August 1780, in part caused by the strain of the Gordon Riots. See Burton, Challoner, II. Index; (Burton calls him "James" in error); C.R.S. XII, 20. N inth Duke. See Burton, Challoner, 1. 153 Sir John Fielding, though blind, succeeded his half-brother (the novelist) in 1754 as magistrate, knighted, 1761; d. 1780.


118

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1777

Sat. 1 Nov. all at L.Fs at high Sun. 2 Nov. at High L.Fs. Mon. 3 Nov. all at L.Fs Sun. 9 Nov. all Stayed in Town all at high and Vespres Except Mrs Mawhood who is III at the Bishops Sermond Sun. 16 Nov. all at L.Fs at high Mon. 17 Nov. Breakfasted at Finchly Son vVm tumbled into the Canal. . Sat. 22 Nov. at St Cecilias high L.Fs. Sun. 23 Nov. III with the Goute, nevertheless all at high L .Fs Thurs. 27 Nov. stayed at home still my great Shoe on with the Goute Sun. 30 Nov. all Stayed in Town at high L.Fs and Vespres and Bishops Sermon Wed. 3 Dec. at 11 L.Fs. Thurs. 4 Dec. News this Day of Gen Burgouins1 totall Defate, at Albany in America he and his whole army taken prisoners Fri. 5 Dec. Dory & Maria paid a Visit to Lady Fleetwood Sat. 6 Dec. Mrs Md &c went to Hamersmith to See Betsey ... See Dr Arne, who has conformed2 and is now very III has made his will betwixt Mrs Arne and Michael. Sun. 7 Dec. all at L.F. at high and Vespres Mon. 7 Dec. all at L.Fs Wed. 10 Dec. Mr Paxton Called, says Dr Arne is now on the recovery Fri. 12 Dec. Dory, Maria Wm Chas and self at Mr Wests Consert Wm & Chas began to have their hair Drest Sun. 14 Dec. Wm and Self called and See Mr Farquar who has received a Letter from Col Mawhood that he hopes he will get well the Col has not for Months Slept in a Room, allways in the feilds has undertaken to Enquire of forain service for Wm but wishes him not to go to the Colonel in America at least for 1 Month at L.Fs Morn & Even Thurs. 18 Dec Mr Turton Called, he says some Catholick Regts are going to be raised,3 if not he advises the Austrian Service In the Even at Bishop Challoner did some part of the nessesery, he advises Miss Maria to be sent to Bruges and Son Wm to St Omers Sat. 20 Dec. Maria received a Letter from Mr Ball of Bruges that She might come there Mr[s] More was so III She could not write,

1 2

3

John Burgoyne (1722-1792) surrendered at Saratoga on 17 Oct, 1777. to the Established Church. There are contradictory accounts of Dr. Arne's last hours and it is not known for certain if he died a Catholic. It may be noted that W.M. does not record a Requiem. This suggestion was not adopted; the need for securing Catholic support at a time of national disaster, led to the negotiations that resulted in the Relief Act of 1778. It was not uncommon for Catholics who wished for an army career to serve in foreign armies. â&#x20AC;˘ Conformed ,


1777

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1[9

Mr MannI late Prior of the Cathusians at Newport went to Brussells a week since or Maria would have gone with him Sun . 21 Dec. Mrs Md calld at the Imperial Chappell Mr Mann went a week since, Self at L.Fs. they there say Mr Mann did quit his Convent to live more at his Ease Mon. 22 Dec. Stayed at home, Mrs Md fetched Mr Hamilton in our Coach to Dinner he promissd me great things for Wm in Germany Tues. 23 Dec. Cap Turton called he has Enquired and likes the Austrian Service best he Says they will now admit persons into Marching Regts without Sweering as usual, but the officers must go to Church Wed. 24 Dec. at 11 O'Ck L.Fs See Mr Hatchett who will speek to Ld Barington aboute \Vm Mr Rackett has promissd writting to Ireland to his freind aboute Wm Thurs. Xmas day 25 Dec. Self and Chas a L.Fs. performed Paxtons service spoke to Forester and Brown aboute Arne after See Mr . Webbe who recounted such Matters that I must be his Freind all at Vespres after at Bishops Sermon See Mr Bolton he is to call toMorrow Mr '\, ebbe called again in the Even: is much to be pittied. Fri. 26 Dec. all at L.Fs high in the afternoon Fetcht home Betsey for the Holydays from Hamersmith Sun. 28 Dec. Called and See Mr Farquar nothing can be decided before the Parliament meets he promisses doing all he can for Son Wm all at high Vespres and Sermon gave the Bishop a cast home . Mon . 29 Dec. all at L.Fs high Mrs Beazley Dolly and her Son Wm Dined and Supped the German came well recommended by Mr Hamilton Sacerdos gave him 2/6 and 2/6 to buy a German Grammar he is to give Lessons at Is. Tues . 30 Dec See Merick Esqr who says a young man may Enter the Army without taking the oths 1778

Thu1's. 1 I an. all at high L.Fs. and At '\ espres Except Self Mrs Mawhood at Sacra Sanctum Sat. 3 I an. at the Bishop did the nessessary Sun. 4 I an. all at L.Fs and at Vespres . . . ad Sacra San cum Tues. 6 I an. all at L.Fs Wed. 7 Ian. Mrs Md and self a Locke's Accademy little Che~sey we Intend sending Wm there at flIO Pr Annum or a Lesser hme by the week J.

Theodore Augustus Mann (1735-1809); convert 1756; entered Carthusians, Nieuport, 1757; prior, 1764; left with permission of Pope in 1777 for Brussels in service of Austria; scientist and antiquarian; F.R.S., 1788. See D .N.B.


120

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1778

Sat. 10 Jan. called and See Cap Mowet he advises to purchase an Insigney Son Wm and Self Called at James Merrick Esqr but he was ingaged with Col Barker we overheard the Clarks say there was a Commission come over from Col Mawhood which was given him by Gen . How, after See Mr Merrick, and aggreed with him for said Conunission at ÂŁ400 and after Called on Col & Genl Moncton! but he was from home Called again at 4 O'Ck See him and he approved of our Son spoke in very high Commendation of Col Mawhood and said he would signify his Consent to Merrick Sun. 11 Jan. See Mr Polton [Bolton ?] you [who] spoke much against our Army, which hurt me, after See Mr. Brown Sacerdos you [who] conforted me much in the Afternoon See Mr. Farquar who had seen several Letters from Col Mawhood who is in high Spirits and is not Expected next Spring at all but is believed that he was Stay much longer at the Bishop Sermond who informed me I had nothing to be uneasy about in regard to my Sons choise Mon. 12 Jan. called on James Merrick Esqr who has not as yet received a Letter from Genl Moncton but Expects it this afternoon, after which it is to Entered at Signed at the War Office and I am to call to Morrow on him again Called at Mrs Beazley's See Monsr Puissequr who say there will be no War with France at least before the Winter . . . called on Mr Rackett Son Wms Uniform will be finished toMorrow Morn See Dr Arne told him I could not get him the protection for his Son Tues. 13 Jan. went with Son Wm to Mr Farquars See him, he has Spoke to Col. Townshend who will assist Wm all in his power and Farquar will introduce Wm to him soon See Merrick Esqr but Gen Moncton has not as yet sent a Letter of his having accepted my Son but he Expects it this Afternoon if not he will send to the Generals at night I am to call on him toMorrow to have the Commission & Pay 400 for it an Interest from the 8 Octr from which time Wm pay conunences at 3s Per Diem & 6d which they Stop which stoppages are paid every 2 years . . . See Rackett Wm Uniform will be ready tomerrow Wed. 14 Jan. Mr Edwards our Parson Called, was very civil Thurs. 15 Jan. Called and paid Merrick ÂŁ400. O. O. for my Son Wm Insigncy in the 17th Regt he receives pay from the 6 Octr last ... My Daughter Maria Intends for Bruges Saturday Morn: with a young lad named Commyns who goes to St Omers only Fri. 16 Jan. Son Wm went to Meyricks for his Commission which was sent yesterday to the War Office ... Received a Letter from Mr Mumford answered it likewise sent a Letter to Mrs More of Bruges with a Diamond Ring and the 30 New Guineas which Mumford sent me a Bill for on Wright some time since all these 1

Robert Monckton (1726-1782), see D. N.B.


1778

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

121

Sen t by Maria who is accompanied by a Master Cymmynsl going to the College he supd and lay with us 16. 10 gave Maria in Cash I am to Pay into Wrights hands 12. 12

Sat. 17 Jan. Miss Maria Mrs Md Master Cummyns Dory Chas and \tVm went with her to the + keys Inn Wood St paid Coach 0.16s.0 the set of i before 5 O'Ck in the Morn ... after Dinner self and Son Wm wated in his Regimentals on Genl Monckton who received us very politely gave leave he said if we chose for him to Board at Miss Mackgowns at Chatham, aboute 20 Men of the 17th Regt are now there and 30 more Expected soon, he will write to Col. Tounshend in consiquence See Also Farquar who will introduce him next Tuesday 10 O'Ck to Col.-Tounshend, he will likewise write to Col Frazer at Chatham Sun. 18 J an. Son Wm and Dory heard at Bishop the rest and Self at L.F Tues. 20 Jan. went with Son "Vrn and Mr Farquar to Col Tounshend in Wigmoor St See him he says he may go to Chatham as soon as he will, that he is to take as little bagage as possable and that it will not be long before the 17th Regt imbarke for America he gives me leave and so does Mr Farquar to call on him at all times he will likewise recommend Wm to Col Frazar who has the discettion of Recrutes Thurs. 22 J an . Called on Meyrick who was quite angry at my asking him were to buy the Trunks for Son Wm called at the Boxmaker Mr Lucas at Chairing Cross 2 Trunks strapts &c ÂŁ5.5.0 & ÂŁ5.15 6 Sat. 24 Jan. Bought Wm Leather britches knives pen cills , after dined, went with Son Wrn into the Citty ... bought him Gloves and Stockings &c Sun. 25 Jan . Dory and Wm at the Bishop he gave Son Wm the Indulgence he wanted all the rest at L.F. Mon. 26 Jan. Set of with Son Wm and Mrs Md, our 3 horses and a hired one . . . dined at Darford Cost 8s Owen quite drunk arrived at Rochester i before 5 O'Clock drank Tea with Miss M'Gown all lay at the Bull and a very bad night See Col Fraser a 4 mile walk to call tomorrow Tues. 27 Jan. got up at 7 breakfasted at i after 8, all went in the coach to the barracks See Col Fraser who very politely accompanied us over the Barracks and to the Dock he there took his leave, after saying Col Mawhood would have the Manchester Regt he advises me to write to the Col. as he thinks by this oppertunity Wm May have a promotion there 1

The Prefect of Studies Book (now at St. Edmunds) records that John Comyns was in 2nd Rudiments in Oct. 1778 and left in January 1781.


122

..

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1778

Wed. 28 Jan. Son Wm breakfasted with us after he took his leave at 9 O'Ck for the Barracks Mrs Md Self set of in our Coach & 4 horses dined at Darford Arrivd in Town 5 O'Ck received Letters from Maria who arrivd at Bruges last Tuesday will take the habit in few days Sun. 1 Feb. all at L.Fs high Mon. 2 Feb. all Except self at L.Fs somewhat better of the Goute but Lame . .. Mrs Md See Cousin Brooke who say COllS Richard is going to be married to a Girle with £3000 Thurs. 5 Feb. Stayed at home the Morn: Mrs Mawhood bought Son \¥m 8 shirts in the afternoon bought the Bear Skin Cost £2.12.6 Fri. 6 Feb. in the Afternoon Son Wm came from Chatham Sat. 7 Feb. Son Wm went to Col. Tounshend, to aske if he had any Commands, he settled with Meyrick Esqr and received his pay to the 7 Janry being 3 Mo after allowing Interest he had £15.6.3 he received £10.10.0 for Leut [blank] which he is to pay him again at Chatham ... Wm gave his Mother to keep for him Bank Note 10.0.0 he retained for himself 5.6.3. Sun. 8 Feb. Wm and Dory at L.F. 7 O'Clock after vVm and Self All Except Dory and Wm at Vespers & Bishop was with Son Wm at Mr Farquars he promised to give him a letter for America Mon. 9 Feb . Son Wm went to Chatham in Stage Coach took his Bed and beding Cost 7s HI ed. 11 Feb. Mrs Mawhood went in the Coach to Carpue to get vVm Boots altered and bespeake another pair Thurs. 12 F eb. at 12 O'Ck received a Letter from Son \Ym that he was ordered to Imbarke toMorrow at Gravesend Mrs Mawhood and I set of in a post Chaise arrived at Rochester 9 O'Ck found him well but harrased with being on Gard all the preceding n ight he supped with us at the Bull See Miss M'Gown who has behaved very well to him indeed; taken very III there Fri. 13 Feb. Attended the Barracks with Son vVm and Mr Jon es See Col Frazer was civil came with him and his 390 men thro the Town Mrs Mawhood and self went with them to Gravesend, and after seeing his men on board the Catherine & Dorothy store Ship we dined, bought him a Quarter Mutton some Egs and Cheese 5 pound of Sugar 1 pound more Tea a Chest &c after went on board tis a fine Ship See his Comrade Officer Mr Keene he intend to joyne together in Living Dined at the New Inn Tavern and took leave of him at t before 4 O'Clock Mrs Mawhood and self got overturned into a Ditch near Town near being Drowned got fresh Clos came home in a Hackney Coach t past 8 O'Clock at night. Sun. 15 Feb. John went on my Mare with a basket of things to Son \¥ m at Gravesend but he sailed yesterday so brought the things back he lamed my Mare all at L.F. and Vespres at the Bishops Sermon


1778

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

123

Mon . 16 Feb. Received a Letter from Son Wm that he and Mr Cane had bought a Pig Chickens &c and that they Sailed for Portsomouth on Saturday last or Sunday Morn. Thurs. 19 Feb. sent a Letter to Wm Per Thornton to Portsmouth to the Dorthy & Catherine Transport Ship. Fri. 20 Feb. Son Wm who got to Portsmouth on Tuesday he has been Sea Sick but is in good Spirits is very well with his Brother Officer and the Capn Mon. 23 Feb. Mrs Md went to See Betsey at hamersmith She's well Thurs. 26 Feb. See Mr Jackson of the Admiraltey who says, they wont sail untill the Commissioners go, it will be decided this day and they may Sail next Tuesday or Wednesday ... the Commissioners will be chose this day in the house of Commons Fri. 27 Feb. Publick Fast day all at Bavarian Self played there Sat. 28 Feb. Ansted and us all went to Finchley Sun. 1 March. Ansted said Mon. 2 March. Son Wm arrived here at 7 O'Ck in a post Chaise and 4 horses from Portsmouth he havelled all night much fatuegd Son Wm and Self called on Martin bought gt [great?] Telescope 37s Called & See Mr Jackson of the Admiralty he said Wm might stay this Day safely in Town. Tues. 3 March. got up at 5 O'Ck Son Wm took his leave I gave him good advise which he seemed to take very well he breakfasted and set of in a post Chaise and 4 horses exact at 6. God grant him safe Amen [E xtract from draft of letter to William Mumford, St. Omers. 3 March]. Mrs Md. and Self meet with an Accident returning from Gravesend where we went to See our Son Wm Embarke, within half a mile of Kent St on our return home, vVe were overturned in a hired postchaise, by a Ca,rt and coach runing furiously against us into a wide Ditch three foot wide in water I was very near making my Exit in the Drownding way as Mrs Mawhood being upermost got her arme or foot on my necke, which on providentially being disengaged from I recovered and then She plunged into the water likewise when after some minutes, we were helpt out, and walked to a little alehouse near where we got a change of Clos Mrs Mawhood got a cut on her knee and a few small contusions so did I and have been far from good health ever since Mrs Mawhood bless God is well, the Chaise was broke to pieces and tow or three horses killed, you see father Prock, I am not to be drowned [Diary resumed] Wed. 4 March all at L.Fs 11 O'Ck . Thurs. 5 March. Dr Arne Died this Even. 8 O'clock Fri. 6 March. Mrs Md & Dory at L.Fs ... All at Complin L.Fs. Sun. 8 March. all at L.Fs ... all at Vespres


124

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1778

Mon. 9 March. at the Bavarian 11 O'Ck Thurs. 12 March. Received a Letter from Son Wm Portsmouth Dated the 11 March 1778 that he sails with Adml Gambeire1 that Day or the 12th as he beleives that he furnishes his own provisions and that the Capt Galle1ee permits him to mess with him on his Arrival at America he is to make him a hansome present Mr Cane his brother officer is in Debt with the Agent so must live on Salt provisions if he cant get the Capt to trust him Sun. 15 March. all at high L.F. Tues. 17 March. Received a Letter from Son Wm Portsmouth dated 15 March that he should sail in a Quarter of an hour with Adml Gambere Wed. 18 March. Wrote a Letter to Maria Bruges by a Mr Harris a Clothier Thurs. 19 March. received a Letter from Jno Thornton Portsmouth that Son Wm Sailed Monday 16 March 1778. pray God send him a. happy voiage Sat. 21 March. all, with Mr Ansted went in the Coach to Finchley to Tea Sun. 22 March. Ansted said, after worked in the Garden Tues. 24 March. Mrs Md in the Coach to L.Fs Sun. 29 Manh. All at high L.F ... at Vespres and Bishop. Fri. 3 April. Mr Stone of St Omers Called left me Letters from Mumford Sun. 5 April. at 10 & high all L .Fs after came to Finchley made a bad Dinner ... Mrs Md Chas Dory & Lucy walked to the Church Tues. 7 April. Dr Ames sale of goods this day. Mrs Mawhood brot Betsey from Hammersmith Wed . 8 April. Mrs Md Bett Dory & Lucy at L.Fs. 11 O'Ck Fri. 10 April. at Complin L.F. Sun. 12 April. Chas and self called on Mr Farquar he was invisable~ all at L.Fs ... all at Vespress, had some altercation with Sacerdotes aboute a Chanter had a Catch Book of Mr Webbe Tues. 14 April. meet Chas Butler who is going a jorney of 1600 Miles promissed to take Seed to Mumford and Locks to Hiecq Wed. 15 April. Dory drank Tea at Butlers and Supped all at Tenebris Thurs. 16 April. all at L.Fs Morn: and Tenebris in Event: Chas Bulter set of for france took Seeds and Book for Mumford but sen t back Hiecq locks Good Friday 17 April. my Shop keept shutt, at L.Fs Morn and Even. Sat. 18 April. all at L.Fs Morn: Sun. 19 April. Self and Chas at L.Fs did Paxtons Service all at Vespres. Mon. 20 April. all at L.Fs. Wed. 22 April. got my Book of Ames Songs from Mr Chas Butler Sun. 26 April. all at L.Fs. 1

James Gambier (1723-1789).

See D.N.B.


1778

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

125

Tues . 28 April. in the Even, Mrs Md Self Chas Bett & Lucy at Mrs Ames Benefit. Wed. 29 April. in the Afternoon Mrs Md took Betsey to Hamersmith and left her. Thurs . 30 April. at 12 L.Fs. Fri. 1 May. See Mr Hamilton sacerdos he says we shall have great privilages soon. Sun. 3 May. all at L.Fs. Tues. 5 May. Mr Burgiss1 Sacerdos drank Tea Lent him Arne's Service in F. Wed. 6 May Mr [blank] Sacerdos who brought me lately Mr Mumford Letter and Snuff goes to the Mission in Ireland at Dublin toMorrow Sun. 10 May. all at L.Fs Tues . 12 May. Mr Shepperd of Hamersmith Calld in the Even, Mr Willacy & Knap Calld Wed. 13 May. a Mr [blank] Called: with Letters from Mumford says and so does Mumford that he was Stopped and the pound of Reppee snuff taken from his betwixt St Orner and Calais and they fined him 36s which Mumford Expects I should pay Thurs. 14 May. Mr Tomlinson and Son called as I desired, and I paid him the ÂŁ1.12.10 which the Snuff cost that Seased at Larecouse, We meet Jno Brooke who took us to See his Sisters. Cos Richard has been in Town but we never See him Fri. 15 May. Mr Bolton Sarcerdos Drank Tea Sun. 17 May. all at L.Fs Self and Chas at Vespres and at Bishop'S dis corse Thurs. 21 May. Cap Mouat Called, thinks his young Son at St Omers will become a Catholick Sun. 24 May. all at L.Fs: the Catholick Bill2 Lent me Tues. 26 May. Answered Mumford's Letters by the Rev. Mr. Berrington. 3 1

2

3

Matthias (or Mathew) Burgess; b . 3 Dec. 1752 or 3; sent to Douai by Bishop Challoner, 1774; priest, 19 Dec. 1777;' left for England, March 1778: chaplain to English Convent, Bruges; dismissed by Prioress (see below p . 187); d . la Bassee. 4 Dec 1786. See Knox, 78; C.R.S. XII, 27 . N.B. C.R.S. XL. 219 and Foley, Collectania, Pt I, 102, give a Matthias Burgess who left Rome to enter S.J at Ghent. As the Liber Ruber says he was ordained priest at the age of 17, there must be some confusion. The first clear reference to the Catholic Relief Act: even so prominent a Catholic as W.M. was kept in ignorance of the negotiations. The Bill was introduced by Sir George Savile on 14th May: it received the Royal Assent on 3rd June. The date would apply to either Charles Berington, the future V.A., or Joseph Berington. They were not directly related. Charles Berington; b . 1748, Douai Aug 1761; St. Gregory's Paris Oct. 1765 ; priest 1775; D .D . 1776; on mission, 1776; co-adjutor to Bishop Thomas Talbot, Midland District, 1786; V.A. 1795; d . 8 June 1798. See C.R.S. XIX, 148; D. N.B . ; Kirk; Gillow. Joseph Berington; b. 1743; Douai, 1755; on Mission 1772; Buckland, Berks, 1793 until his death on 1 Dec. 1827; a distinguished if eccentric scholar and a voluminous writer. See, D. N.B.; Kirk; Gillow.


126

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1778

Thurs. 28 May . Mr Douglass calld to See Lucy who is III ... all at L.F. at High .. . Sent again t o Mr Douglass as the Meazels is come out now on Lucy Sat. 30 May. Lucy's Meazeals are come out well and She's better toDay Sun. 31 May. all at L.Fs high Tues. 2 June. See Farquar who informed me Col Mawhood Arrived in Town last night and had Called on him, and that he was at Chas Turners Esqr Davies St we went there found the Col who received us very politely and friendly ... he Ordered me to let Son Wm know he would remove him as soon as a Lieutcy fell in his Regt the Manchester Wed. 3 June. The King went to the house a made a very good Speach Signd the Catholick Bill &c : Thurs. 4 June . walkd in the Park the Kings birthday who is now 411 years old Sun. 7 June. all at High L.Fs Mon. 8 June. all set of at t past 6 to Hamersmith took Betsey, after hearing prayers wherein King George the 3d Was prayd for by Mr Sheaperd, Self at High Sat. 13 June. Mrs Md Gasking at Sacra Sanctum Sun. 14 June. ad Sacra Sanctum Self ad Septima hora L.Fs after at high Mon. 15 June. Mr Meyrick partner with Jones with tow other calld, and desired me to give them permission to stop Benjm My Servt Who has lived with me aboute 3 Weeks, as they have great reason to Suspect he was concerned with some others in Robbing his shop of ÂŁ580 Benjm went with them to Sir Jno Fielding Mr Whyatt the surveior and Self after looking over O'Hara house followed, to be Examined again at 5 O'Ck did not go the Charity of poor Children. Attend my Self again at the Justice's when Osley's servant Maid gave Evidence that Benjm had taken Silk and Stay tape and had offered some triffle to her which She would not take he was committed untill next Wednesday when his Brother the Smith at Greenwich will be likewise brought. Wed. 17 June. after Tea, all came to Town found my Servant Benjm at my house he having been Dischargd this Morn: by Sr Jno Feilding for want of further prooff from Mr Osley calld on Mr Osley my Self, who had nothing to say against Benjm Thurs. 18 June . all at L.F. at high Sun. 21 June. all at 9 at L.Fs. Mon. 22 June. wrote a Letter to Maria and to Mumford sent the one by a Mr Nutt the other by Mr Julian Butler promissed to Snd Mumfords Book toMorrow 1

He was 40.


1778

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

127

Tues. 23 June . Self was at Westminster Hall Commonpleas took the Oath to King George 3d gave Mr Shepperd and Wilacy a Cast, Mr Willacy promissed to write me from Bruges aboute Maria Wed . 24 June . went to L.Fs but no 11 O'Ck prayers Sun . 28 June . all at High L.Fs. Mon . 29 June. all Except Self and Chas at 10 O'Ck L.Fs and they return d to Finchly to Attend haymaking, Self at High L.F. Wed . 1 July . wrote to Son Wm by the Mail to Philidelphia paid Is Sat. 4 July . called and See Col Mawhood at Turner's Esqr had much talk aboute Coz Richard Affair he has not Seen him but See his father who says I wanted him to turn his Religion this is a lye l Wed. 8 J ~tly . he [Col. M awhoodJ received a Letter from Cos Richard where in he wishes the Col to hear both sides, the Col thinks I ought to have Acquainted him aboute religion the first thing which I did Fri . 10 J1dy . all came with Lucy whos Eyes are now as bad as Ever to Mr Douglass for advice, he says She must go to the Sea to Strenthen her Sat. 11 July . Self in the Coach Called and See Col. Mawhood ... I produced my Letters on Richd Mawhood affair he read them all over and gave it against Cos Richard, after I told him I thought it a conspiracy, and that I was, and my Daughters and familly very illy used, that I wanted nothing of him or anyone, but that I was Indebted to truth, and my own Carracter to say what I did he heard it all with great attention when I came home told Dory who shewed me all the Coppys of Letters sent to Richard which are very far from what Cos Richd said they were, viz unfit for a Woman to wright ... Dory sent the Coppys of the Letters She sent to Cos Richd to Col Md this Even by Ben jm who delivd it to the Col Black Servant Sun. 12 July. all at Moorfields new Church2 Mon. 13 July. received a Letter from Mr Julians Bruges that Maria was content Tues . 14 July. wrote to Maria BIuges acquainted her we had not heard from Wm that the Col has as yet kept at a Distance owing to his haying received a Letter from Cos Richd that I wanted to pervert him in consiquence we had shown him all Letters at which he was content and intended Dory a visit as soon as he came from Lord Pembrokes were he was going for a few Days Sun. 19 July. all at 10 Moorfields. 1 2

See above p. 114. There seems to be no other record of the building of this new chapel. Douglas Newton in his Catholic London (1950) p. 158, gives the traditional story of the "Penny Hotels."


128

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1778

Greenham1

Mon. 20 July. Master Beazley and Mr Sacerdos Supd with us Sun. 26 July. all at Moorfields 10 O'Ck Tues. 28 July. Self in the Coach Calld on Col Mawhood at Mr Turners he was very civil, and Shewed me a Letter from Cos Richd Senr in which he does not mention a word of his Son Richd and See a Letter from Cos Tommy at Ireland with a Dft [Draft ?] of their Camp the Col says he was wrote to Cos Richd Junr and that will never more speak to him ... Received a Letter from Miss Maria who is well and contented Thurs. 30 July. Son Chas and self in our Coach Called as by the Cols Appointment on him at Chas Thurner's Esqr found the Col wating for us took him in our Coach to Finchly dined at 3 O'Clock, he said nothing perticiler to Dory Except aboute Lucy, was very merry and communicative after Tea the Col & Self Set of for Town .... we talked much he Expressd a concern he was Obliged to promise Chas Turner the Clothing his Regt in favour of his relation Mr Struenzie whos brother is now likely to be Leut. Col. of the 17th Regt but that if he sent him no letter from Yorkshire in 5 days or should Cloth the Regt III I should certainly have it for that he wished all his familly well but mine in perticiler promissed Som Wm should have. the first Leut in his Regt and that he had spoke to Capt Darby Col Struinzi 2 and the Adjutant aboute Wm before he left America and would write a postcrip this Even in a Letter he was sending Immediately to America that he might have nessesary mony and advice from Cap. Darby if he wanted any and that the Col Expects soon to be made Genl and is offered a Seat in the house if he chuses it next Sessions wishes me likewise to call sometimes on Genl Monckton Sat. 1 Aug. See Mr Farquagh ... he advises the Sea and decoction of Bark for Lucy, and after the cold bath and putting the face in water often ... we called on Benjm Palmer he told us news had arrived 'at the Admiralty that CoppelP had beat ye french off Brest Sun. 2 Aug. all at Moorfeilds Chapell ... gave 10/6 to the Building the Chapell at Moorfeilds Tues. 4 Aug. Sent Letter to Mumford and Hiecq by Students going to Doway Thurs. 6 Aug. Set of ! before 5 O'Ck to the Cross Keys wood St in our Coach, after Sett out in the Post Coach for which paid ÂŁ5.0.0. breakfasted at Rochester at t past 10 O'Ck ... Arrived 1

2

3

John Greenham; b. 1750? ; Valladolid, 1768; priest 23 Dec. 1775; at Moorfields, 1777-1810; Burton Park; d. 17 June 1817. See C.R.S. XXX, 194. The Van Straubenzee family (See D. N.B.) rendered long service in the Army & Navy. Admiral Augustus Keppel (1725-1786) ; the engagement took place at the end of July. See D.N.B.


1778

THE

MA W HOOD

DIARY

129

at Canterbury l past 4 dined there . . . Arrived at Margate l 8 O'Clock at Smith Hotele Supped and lay there it was the Assembly night which disturbed us much Fri. 7 Aug. sought for Lodgings at last fixed on Mrs Jewells at ÂŁ2.2.0 Pr week 5s the Maid Servt who will do all for us dined at Mr Smiths and then moved all our bagage to Mr J ewells all cost at Smith ÂŁ1.10.0 Sat. 8 Aug. at the Markett Bought a neck of Veal and 6 Pigeons and a Leg of Mutton Subscribed to Mr Crows Coffee house, and the Harpsichord at his Farm Dory subscribed to Smith Rooms Cost 5s She and Betsey at the Cotillions Sun. 9 Aug. Stayed the Morn writting a Letter to Son Chas did the nessessary at home after at the Coffee house after Dinner went to See Ramsgate in a Coach cost 10/- and 1/6 the Boye and Lord Hollands 2 and the prospect house and the light house at the South foreland Drank Tea there and returned in the Even. Mon. 10 Aug. Mrs Md Bathed for the first time Dory Lucy and Bett for the Second it aggrees well with Lucy and Bett and Dory but makes Mrs Md very heavy all made but a poor Dinner on a Leg of mutton Received a Letter from Son Chas and Inclosd one from Miss Patterson by order of Mrs More, that Maria was well pleasing to them at Bruges Tues. 11 Aug. walked aboute the Town. at Crows Coffee house, in the Even at the Play Called the Mourning Bride,3 & Waterman 4 Wed. 12 Aug. at Markett bought Prigeons had that and an Eachbone [A itch-bone] of Beeff for Dinner the Morning preparing and Pucking up Dined at 12 O'Ck after Self Mrs Md Bett and D'Roe set of in a post Chaise See Deal and drank Tea there See the Salt works and Sandwich over which there's a bridge cost Is/6d arrived at the Ship at Dover 7 O'Ck l hour after in came Major Hore and Mr Straton from Calais we supped together ... and lay there Expecting to go by the Paquet at 4 next Mom: at l after 1 O'Ck Thursday 13 we we disturbed by a Gentleman who wanted his Candle taken away at 4 called again by Mr Harvey all got up and went to the pier head but found the Salors all asleep. came back to the Ship Inn, See the Castle with the Gen tlemen &c came to the Inn and by Dinning lost our passage in the Paquet all Betseys Clos in it after with Major Hore drank Tea on board Cap Shorts Vessel ... Straton went to Margate in a post Chaise and Called on Dory We then moved to a Mrs [blank] who keep a Coffee house on the Peir lay there all a good Eating & Lodging house 1

2

8

4

Margate was a port for traffic with Holland at this period. The increasing vogue for sea-bathing was the beginning of the town's popularity; Beale's Bathing Machine was a local invention. See Thomas Gray's bitter lines "On Lord Holland's Seat near Margate." By Congreve. A Ballad-Opera by Charles Dibdin.


130

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1778

Fri. 14 Aug. after Dinner We paid our reeking [reckoning], and desired Major Hore to take the 2 Keys of Besty trunks and in case he should set of before Mrs Md &c came toMorrow he would be so good the Clear the 2 Boxes at Calais and take them to St Omers, and to Desire the Nun to go to her Convent at Bruges if She was Uneasy if not to Stay as I Expected to go my Self next Thursday with Bett Mrs Md Self Bett and D'Roc set of in our Margate post Chaise which we had keept since Wednesday, but on Second Thoughts stopped in the Town wrote a Letter to Major Hore and sent D.Roe back lest he should loose his passage and gave him 12s we arrived at Margate 7 O'Ck Paid £2 for the Chaise drank Tea after hired a post Chaise my Self only arrived at Canterbury at the Red Lion 10 O'Ck lay there Sat. 15 Aug. Set off in post Coach paid ISs breakfasted at Ospringe . . . Dined at Powells Darford arrived in Town 6 O'Ck Sun. 16 Aug. at Warwick St 10 O'Clock after went to dine at Finchly Two fine Fowles bacon Beef Mon. 17 Aug. Hair Combed Cost 6d of Benjm Received a Letter from Dory at Dover that Major Hore was sailed Sent to Mrs Mawhood Margate that Chas would come Wednesday and that I would meet Mrs Mawhood at Dover on Saturday night Master Beazly supped with us he wants to go With me Tues. 18 Aug. Mr Ansted Sacerdos called Wed. 19 Aug. Son Chas went this Morn 6 O'Ck in the Diligence to Margate Fri. 21 Aug. got up at S O'Ck Master Beazley and Self went with the Diligence to Margate arrived there at t after Eight O'Clock all well Sat. 22 Aug. all got up at 7 O'Ck . . . Settled with the Servant of the house at Margate her wages and what She has layd out, but not for our Lodging which is £2.2.0 Pr Week paid for Son Chas passage to Town £1.0.0. and gave him 10/6 for Eating and Drinking Set off in a Chaise Self Mrs Md and Betsey and Beazley arrivd at Dover 7 O'Clock, lay at the Coffee house Sun. 23 Aug. after breatfast went on board the paquet at 10 were informed should not sail before 1 O'Ck got our Dinners Sailed at 1 O'Ck at 6 got within 6 Miles of Calais the passengers got into 3 Boates got on Sands and the Shore within 1 Mile & t of the harbour 30 times got up the harbour at 10 O'Ck the gates Shut lay at a good Inn Disturbed all night 3 in a Bed Supped at 12 O'Ck got to Bed at 2 O'Clock had a Quarel with an Irish officer who Chalenged me which I accepted but did not fight Mon. 24 Aug. at t after Seven taken before the Govenorl arrived at Dessens breakfasted Mr Beazley went of in the Diligence to Paris after took a Chaise £1.1.0 Set of t after 9 O'Ck arrived at 1

Were W .M. and the Irish officer brought before the Governor on account of the proposed duel?


1778

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

131

L'arecuse at 1 O'Ck drank a pint of Wine arrived at St Omers ! before 3 at the St Catherines Called at the College Dined at t past 3 O'Ck Mr Mumford and Self called on Monsr Hiecql at Longueness not at home he is building a Decent house returned at 7 to St Omers. Tues. 25 Aug. called on Mrs & Mr Stone, after at the College played hight prayers and likewise at the Recollats See Mr Basil played the Organ Dined at the College with Mr Hiecq after went to the Hospital of St John an agreeable Superior lTed.26 Aug. Set off with Mrs Md Betsey Miss Farrell In the Barge to Dunkquirk At 7 O'Ck Dined at Burbourge lay at St Catherine at Dunquirk was at the Dames and Port, Supped indifferently well Thurs . 27 A ug. Set of with Mrs Md Betsey and Miss Farrell in the Barge, at Femes Searched got OUr Baggage Plumbed,2 Dined on boad the Barge arrived at Bruges at 9 O'Ck the gates Shutt ~vhich got opened walked to our Inn the hotle De Commerce lay there Fri. 28 Aug. at 9 O'Ck went to the Convent See Maria She is very well and Content Sat. 29 Aug. Mrs Md got the hairdresser Cost 14d Self 7d went to the Convent. See Maria paid for the Nuns Jomey Cost ÂŁ1.6.0 hired a Coach this Day at 6 Livers See Many Churches &c supped at the table Do't cost 2 Shillins Sun. 30 A ug. got up at 6 O'Ck all in the Coach of Princenuff heard hight spoke to the Nuns Webb & [blank] after with Mr Day heard hight at the Cathederal the Bishop there, See Christ Churchs and several others and the Stadhouse after See Maria Explained ourselves to Mrs More that we thought She was not content that we had desired Dorys Letters might not be opened, but She said She was so all was very well Dined at the Table Do't after drank Tea at the Convent, Stayed and talked with Maria Drank Tea after Betsey went inJo the Con ven t and we took our leave of Maria and her they weeped much when we irnbrased them Supped at the Table D'ot Mon. 31 Aug. Self Mrs Md Miss Carpenter and Farrell who lives in Red Lion Square set out in a Coach to the Barge at t past 4 O'Ck breakfasted at 8 O'Ck Dined at 11 O'Ck much Company on board the Barge, arrived at Newport 1 O'Ck arrived at Furnes at 4 O'Ck in rained hard. arrived at Dunkuirqe 10 O'Ck Supped at the St Catherines with Miss Carpenter lay there Tues. 1 Sep. breakfast after set out all in the St Omers Barge arrived at Burbourg 11 O'Ck Dined there very well arrived all at St. Omers at t past 5 O'Ck Called on Mumford, but not Letter 1 2

3

He had been appointed abbe of Longuenesse. Sealed with a leaden seal. St. Sauveur.


132

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1778

Mr Wilkinson paid us a visit and Mr Hiecq he invited us t o Dine with him toMorrow W ed. 2 Sep . at the Recolets See pere Basile Mrs Mawhood went to See Churches Self Mrs Md and Miss Carpenter dined with Hiecq at Longuenese with a Dominican a good Dinner and very happy It rained returned at 4 to St Omers Thurs . 3 Sep. drank Tea with Mrs and Mr Stone Mr Mumford Called and Past on Fri. 4 Sep . before breakfast at Notre Dame de Miracle paid 12s Souls for prayers played high at St Bertins the Abbot there Miss Carp en ter would See the Thesory Mr Hiecq Mr Fisiller Mr Wilkinson Mr Mumford took leave ... Set of for Calais at 2 O'Ck cost 20 Livers Stopd at Lazecouse bot a Bottle of Vine for Dory at 18 Souls arrived at Calais at 7 O'Ck Supped and lay there Sat. 5 Sep. got up at 6 O'Ck at prayers at the great Church after prepared to go on Board the Paquet boate, but this was countermanded bought a pair of Slippers for Son Chas cost 3 10. walked to the End of the Jetty very high Sea bought 7 Patrages [partridges] cost 4 Liv paid at Dessains in full Dined at Dessains Sleep after at Vespres Complin and Salue walked to the P ort no Sailing till to Morrow 10 O'Clock Sun. 6 Sep. got up at 6 O'Ck it rained hard Self and Mrs Mawhood at Prayers Parish Church after breakfasted then went on board the Paquet Mr Hammond the Mate Set sail at 11 O'Ck high Sea arrived at Dover at 4 O'Ck Dined and lay at the Ship. Mon. 7 Sep. After breakfast got our goods E xamined, self Mrs Mawhood and Miss Carpenter set of in a Chaise to Margate at t past 3 O'Ck found Dory and Lucy had been III of a sore throte and flux but now quite well, the appothicary was sent for to Lucy who ordered her to take no more bark or fmite: words with Mrs Md aboute an Immagined partia1lity to Miss Carpenter but soon made up. all walked to Crows the Rooms &c being t he Master of Cerimonys night. supped on Partriges brought from france T ues. 8 S ep. got up at t past 7 O'Ck paid my barber in full after walked to the Musick room and assembley Room drank Sylabub 1 at Mr Atkins E xpense See Mr Dillon Sacerdos walk with him and he will call on Mrs Md Sunday to hear prayers W ed. 9 S ep. Set of 4 O'Ck with Miss Carpenter breakfasted at Ospringe. Dined at Dartford arrived in Town at 7 O'Ck Miss Carpen ter went by her Self in the hackney Coach and which She paid, being her Due as I had Sufficiently paid before Sun. 13 Sep. at 10 Moorfields Wed. 16 Sep . Received a Letter from Son Wm America sent it to Margate to Mrs Mawhood 1

Milk curdled with v inegar, or other acid liquid.


1778

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

133

Thurs. 17 Sep. Received another Letter from Son Wm by the hands of Meyrick Esqr and Son Chas one likewsie ... See Lamb's! Clerk who says I may perhaps Still have the Manchestr Regt. Received a Letter from Dory of Margate Answerd it and sent Wm two letters. Fri. 18 Sep. See Sacerdoes Hamilton Hussy and Monsr Forester Received a Letter from Dory at Margate that Mrs Md was well of her Cold and Lucys Eyes better they intend staying till friday sevenight promissed going to Margate at fardest next Wednesday or Thursday Sat. 19 Sep. See Mr Hamilton, Sacerdos, and his Chappell had talk with Mr Hussy Do he says a War Sun. 20 Sep. all at 10 Moorfeilds ... Miserere mei Deus :2 the text this Moming Moorfeids &C very good Discourse Fri. 25 Sep. Set out in the Diligence at 6 O'Ck from the + keys Wood St breakfasted at Darford . . . arrived at Margate at 8 O'Ck much fateagd found all well Sat. 26 Sep. got up at 7 O'Clock after breakfast walked to Crows. S un. 27 Sep . Mr Dillon Sacerdos Called all at prayers at Lady Margt [blank] in hight Street. a great Storme, the Hoye Run on Shore near our Lodgings T ues. 29 Sep. had a Goose for Dinner 4/6 at a Race of Horses Self a the Rooms W ed. 30 Sep . Walked all to Dandelion had bread Butter Milk cost Is/- Dory at the Race Dory & Self at the Rooms T hurs. 1 Oct. bussy in Packing up our Clos Dory at the Rooms with Mrs Dubois till 12 O'CIc. She was up all night packing the Clos. F ri. 2 Oct. Set off at t past 4 O'Ck in the Machine at 20s. Each Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy breakfasted at Ospringe Dined at Darford . . . Arrived in Town at the Swann with 2 Necks at 6 O'Ck got into our Coach which was wating got to Smithfield found all well. Sun. 4 Oct. at 10 O'Ck the Bavarian Sun. 11 Oct. all at L.Fs which Opened3 this Day performed Paxtons service Sun. 18 Oct. all at L.Fs high Wed. 21 Oct. wrote a Letter in Answer to Col Mawhoods Letter in which he desired me to look out for a Vis a Vis found one at Hatchetts the price will be ÂŁ55 or 60 with his Arms Sat. 24 Oct. at L.Fs 11 O'Ck Sun. 25 Oct. at High L.Fs Fri. 30 Oct. See Mr Bolton who will inform me of any going to St Omers 1 :!

3

Mr John L a mb was a Regimental Agent; the Army list s give " Mr Lamb of Golden Square." He was appointed by the Colonel. "Miserere mihi, Domine. " Introit for 16th Sunday after Pentecost. There is no record of why it had been closed; see below p. 147.


134

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1778

Sun. 1 Nov. all at High L.Fs. Mon. 2 Nov. Washing Day at Finchley after breakfast all came to Town to L.F. Wed. 4 Nov. sent my Letter to Son Wm by the Mail, and advised him should send the Spying Glass 6 Shirts 6 Stocks 2 pair of Stockins portable Soup Per first Ship with Convoy beleive by the Mary Cap Stewart Sun. 8 Nov. all at L.F. Thurs. 12 Nov. at Mr Christians Annaversary Fri. 13 Nov. Mr Depien set of this day for St Omers sent Letters to Hiecq Wilkenson and Mumford In which and in presence of Mr Carpue I sent the! of a Lottery Tickett No blank and likewis the Number of his other half Tickett viz 21-293 the other half of this Tickett is my property and I stand the Chance of Drawing Sat. 14 Nov. at Col Mawhood aboute the Clothing which I am to Exibite against Strubenzee and Touch next Monday with which the Col wishes me Success Sun. 15 Nov. all at L.Fs at hight & V[espers] Mon. 16 Nov. Son Chas and Self attended the Board of Clothingl at the horse Gards, Spoke to Farquir Esqr he was very civil and we wated in his office aboute 12 O'Clock the 72 was calld for 3 or 4 times at last I addressed the Genl officers that I was there by order of Col Mawhood with a compleat Clothing and small Mountains [Mountings] which they orded in and Directly Mr Touch appered with his which was thrown aside being to t hinn, and my pattrons were Sealed, which I brought home in a hacney Coach Sun. 22 Nov. all at L.Fs Wed . 25 Nov. after Dinner called on Mr Hunt Left his pattrons See Mr Maine 2 Sacerdos there Sun. 29 Nov. calld on Col Mawhood at t after 8 O'Ck Morn and the Col was in bed however he read me a Letter he had received by this Mail from Capt Darby the Wm and a Mr Isaac Carey had been seen taking a Sheep for fresh provisions they being to Imbarke for Rhode Island it was Genl Grant that See them they were therefore put under an Arrest but let go at New York with a reprimand all at high L.Fs at Vespres and the Bishop Mon. 30 Nov. a,gain at Col Mawhood on Wms affair See a Col Strawbenzee who came yesterday from America he was major in the 17th Regt he sayd he knew my Son and the other young officer Carey but says he never See any III att all of my Son and that his reprimand was thought rather severe, that it was a thing of nothing and would not as he thought prevent Wms' promotion, Wms Letter markes he had Drawn 2 Bills at Sight one for ÂŁ21 1

2

The Colonel was responsible for supplying uniforms; a pattern (W.M.'s 'pattron') had to be submitted to the Board of General Officers for approval; the contractor (in this case W .M.) then carried out the order . Not identified (perhaps 'Maire', see p. 239).


1778

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

135

and the other for £200 in favor of Mr Hansard (which affair) I related to Col Mawhood, who thinks it is for Extravagance or to Lend Carey therefore advises me not to pay the £200 in consequence I wated on Hansard and told him that as it was not certain my Son had Bought a Leutcy I would only pay at present the £21. I had promissed him but begd he would send any Bills Drawn by Wm to me, he promissed he would Tues. 1 Dec. went again to Col Mawhood who Now think Wms affair not so bad, and has promissed to write to Cap Darby to assist Wm with any monys he may want for a Leutncy or otherwise in reason and advises me to write to Capt Darby to the same Effect Wed. 2 Dec Mr Greenhall [Greenham ?] Sacerdos Called Drank Tea Sun. 6 Dec. Mrs Md Gasking Lucy and Dory at Moorfeilds they paid 10/6 for my Quarterage Self at L.Fs all stayed in Town at Vespres. Self and Chas a Bishop's Sermon Mon. 7 Dec. Called on Mr Duanne who says that Mrs Md and Dory may take the Oths, we attended at Westminster hall but was told Hicks' Hall! was the place. Tues. 8 Dec. We Attended at Hicks hall but Sr Jno Hawkins 2 says the time is out and that he cant allow them now but that it does not signify for if they take them 6 Mo after a Death or Legacy within 6 Mo it is all the same Self after at L.Fs. Thurs. 10 Dec. Parson Edwards drank Tea with us. Sat. 12 Dec. Self in the Coach and See Col Mawhood whilst he was getting up, came a Cap Breerton who is just arrived from America he knew my son \iVm Jno, of whom he knows no harme Sun. 13 Dec. Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at Moorfeilds Self and Chas at L.Fs self at Vespres DO, had a Consert of Messrs Paxon & Mrs Miss Sykes Webb Paxton Junr Davis 3 Sacerdos Sun. 20 Dec. Mrs. Md Dory Lucy Chas and Self at L.Fs at Vespres after self a Bishop Chaloners Fri. 25 Dec. Mrs Dory and Gasking at ,Moorfeilds all Sacra Sanctum Self at L.Fs and (has. Sat. 26 Dec. all at high L.Fs, did Mr Webbes Service Sun. 27 Dec. Mrs Md Dory & Gasking at Moorfields Self and Chas at L.Fs. did Mr Paxtons. at Vespres and the Bishops discorce Mon. 28 Dec. all at 11 O'Ck L.Fs. Tues. 29 Dec. Self not well by a Sore throut Stayed at home Mrs Mawhood Dory and Chas L.Fs. St Thos of Canterbury 1 2

3

Sessions House (1G12-1782) for Middlesex; Clerkenwell. Sir John Hawkins (1719-1789), the forgotten biographer of Dr. Johnson who called him a 'most unclubbable man.' See D.N.B. Rowland Davies, b. 7 May 1740; a pupil of Handel; Kirk says 'he presided at the organ in 'Vestminster Abbey at the coronation of George III' ; after conversion went to Douai in Dec. 1765; on mission, 1777; returned to Donai for a time on 19 Dec. 1778. Chaplain at Warwick St. 1785. He composed a number of Masses etc.; d. Bosworth Hall, 16 March, 1796 according to Laity; 1797 in Ki1'l~ and Gillow . D. N.B.


136

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1779

1779

Fri. 1 I an. very high Wind last night got up at 3 O'Ck for fear the house should tumble All at L.Fs See part of houses blown Down &c Sun. 3 I an. Mrs Md at Moorfeilds Self & Chas at L.Fs. Wed. 6 Ian . all at L.F .... wrote to Son Wm by this Mail Sat. 9 I an. walked with Mrs Md and Lucy to L.Fs . . . See Mr Paxton at L.Fs talked aboute the Choir of L.Fs Stayed at home the Afternoon had my hair Combed Sun. 10 Ian. Self and Chas at L.Fs Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Gasking at Moorfeilds. Self and Chas at Vespres and Bishop gave him a cast home Mon. 11 I an. in the Coach at part of 11 O'Ck a L.Fs Thurs. 14 Ian. did not go to the Charity at the Half Moon Sun. 17 I an. all at L.Fs and Vespres Sun. 24 Ian. all at L.Fs and Vespres Self and Chas at Bishop Sermon after at the Office L.Fs. came home at 7 O'Clock Tues. 2 Feb . the Gout on me Stayed at home Mrs Md &c at L.Fs Sun. 7 Feb. somewhat better of the Gout but staid at home Mrs Md Dory and Chas Lucy and Gasking at L.Fs. Mon. 8 Feb . received a Letter from Son 'ÂĽm Jno dated the 11 Decr wherein he Acquaints us he is promoted a Leut by purchase from Leut Murry and hopes I have allready paid into Hansards hands the ÂŁ200 he drew for 6 Weeks since Wed. 10 Feb. The fast Day which was well observed Self at L.F and got permission from Mr Brown Sacerdos and we prayed for King George at L.Fs Chapell and sung the Exaudiet. Mrs Mawhood Dory Chas and Lucy in the afternoon at Bavarian at Vespers but no Sermon Thurs. 11 Feb. Illuminations thro London for Adl Keppell! Sun. 14 Feb. Self Mrs Md Dory Lucy Chas and Gasking in the Coach at L.Fs still my great Shoe on with the Gout but better much all at Vespres Thurs. 18 Feb. my Stomeuh [stomach] but indifferent Sat. 20 Feb. Admiral Keppell dined with the Citizens light out and much damage done Sun. 21 Feb. all at L.Fs and Vespers Thurs. 25 Feb. Stayed at home the Morn: almost well of my late gout Sun. 29 Feb. all at Vespers and the Bishop's Sermon. Sun. 7 March. Self at 10 O'Ck and high Fri. 12 March: all at Complin L.Fs. Mr Greenham Sacerdos drank Tea and lent me a book which I lent to Parson Edwards and he lent me one also 1

On his acquittal by a court martial: Keppel received the Freedom of the City, and was entertained at the London Tavern. All this was more a demonstration against the Government than an appreciation of Keppel.


1779

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

137

Sun. 14 March. all at high L.Fs and at Vespres and the Bishop's discorce, Son Chas & Self at 6 O'Ck in Jewen St at the Chappell. Tues. 16 March. all at the Diurge L.F. Mr Bolton Drank Tea Wed . 17 M arch. all at L.Fs St Patrick Fri. 19 March. Called and See Mr Lamb left the Books of Bishop Hays! ... Mrs Md and Dory at Bavarian St Joseph all at Complin L.Fs. Sat. 20 March . Received a Letter from Maria at Bruges dated the 12 March 1779 with Mrs More's Acctt for Betseys Schooling and Clos for half a year ÂŁ17.19.4. which I am to pay into Wrights hands S un. 21 March. Called and See Mr Farquagh who says tis now some Months since he See the Col. he thinks he is too open in his sentiments of Patriotizim all at L.Fs Mon . 22 March. Mr Tayler Sacerdos to Ld Petre bot cloth and mentioned that he would speak to his Lordship for my Son Wm if Catholic Regts were to be raised Mr Bolton called at the same time they drank Wine and talked about the present affairs Lady Fleetwood drank Tea at our house T ues. 23 March. See Mr Lamb Lent him another book of Bishop Hays Thurs. 25 March. all at high L.Fs and Complin Dory paid a Tea visit t o Lady Fleetwood F ri. 26 March. Mrs Md Gasking Dory and Lucy at Complin L.F s Sun. 28 March. all at L.Fs Self Chas Lucy Benjm and Francois at Vespres and the Bishop's discorse. Wed. 31 March. all at 11 L.F. Mrs Md and Gasking did the nessesary at Bishop. Cr: [Challoner] all at Tenebris Mr Greenham drank Tea with us Thurs. 1 April. Mrs Md and Gasking ad Sacramentum all in the Mom at L.Fs and Tenebris-taken with a horseness Good Friday 2 April all at L.Fs our Shop kept Shutt and most other in London all at L.Fs Morning and Tenebris Holy Saturday 3 April all at the Morning office at L.Fs Self at the Bishop. Did the nessesary Easter Sunday 4 April Self ad Sacramentum 8 O'Ck prayers. Mrs Md and Dory went with me. Self and Chas also at high L.Fs all at Vespres and at the Bishop's discorse Son Chas desired leave to walk in Grais Inn Gardins did not come home till dark night. Mon. 5 April. all at L.Fs. T~tes. 6 April. Mrs Md and Dory and Lucy at L.F. Thurs. 8 April. Messrs. Bolton, Brown and Bishop Hay2 dined with us in West Smithfield who mentions more libertys that is Expected to be gran ted us this Sessions 1

2

F or the romantic career of Bishop George Hay (1729-1811) see D. N.B. His most important book up to this date was Scrip ture D octrine of Miracles Di splayed followed by two others defending its argument against D r. Abernethy Drummond. He h ad come from Scotland after witnessing the riots in which his own house was burnt down.


138

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1779

Sat. 10 April. Called and See Bishop Chanoler who gave me leave to Eate meat on Saturdays &c Son Chas and Dory at the Bishop's. S1t1~. 11 April. Son Chas and Dory ad Sacramentum L.Fs all at high L.F. Mon. 12 April. received Letter from Son vVm from New York Island dated 10 & 14 Febry he's well: says he forgot the ÂŁ30 which Cap. Darby had of Col Mawhood which V,m had to help pay for his Lieutcy Wed . 14 April. Mr Bolton drank Tea with us and lent me a book Sun. 18 April. all at high L.Fs. Fri. 23 April. all at L.Fs high. St Georges Sun . 25 April. Son Chas and Self at 10 and high . . Sat. 1 May . Mr Mumford of St Omers arrived and Supped but does not Lodge Sun. 2 May. Son Chas and self at 10 ~ . Fs See Mr Mumford there Chas Butler says on Tuesday peeca or War] is to be decided. Sun. 9 May. Self at 10 and Mrs Md Chas Lucy Dory Chas and Mr Mumford at high after all went to Finchley lay there self and Mumford walked to Finchley Church self played the Organ Wed . 12 May . bought a Book at Is of Coglane Thurs. 13 May. all at L.F. high Mr Mumford Dined with us and went to Vespres and left us Sun . 16 May . all at L.Fs See Mumford who goes for Norfolk to See his Mother 2 this Even; I took leave of him Sat. 22 May . Mr Mumford Dined with us Dory and Chas at their duty at the Bishop's z:n . 23 May. "\iValked \vith Son Chas to L.Fs ... performed Paxton's Service Mon . 24 May. all came to L.F. at high took Mumford home to Dinner in Town after which he went to Vespres L.Fs ... received 2 C:ummonses to Attend at "\iVestminster on Wednesday & F riday at 8 O'Clock on the Grand Jury Thurs. 27 May. Parson Edwards of our Parish Calld with a Letter a paper and a book he had received from Coachmakers Hall Sent the same Per Son Chas to the Bishop.3 Fri. 2 May. Self and Son Chas attended at Westminster to be on the Grande Jury but it was put off after ee the Tombs in vVesminster Abbey, Col Mawhood as Esqr to Genl How (his Arms not as yet put up. See the Gards releivd meet Col. Mawhood who Informd me he was going to be married to a Mrs Ashby who has one fine Girle of 10 years old. her maiden name \yas Jones 1

2 3

Spain declared war on 16 June; war continued with France. She lived at Oxbrough, I r. Stokeferry. The P r otestant Association, under the Presidency of Lord George Gordon, was formed in February 1779. The 'paper and a book' were no doubt issued by the Association which had its head quarters at Coachmakers' Hall (Noble St.); destroyed in 1941.


1779

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

139

a good welch familly he will have with her £12000 in the Funds and £800 Per-Annum and to be married in 14 days Sun. 30 May. all at L.F. high Mon. 31 May. Self and Chas dined with the Charity at Dobneys Self chosen Steward and Mr Prescott l Sarcerdoes Thurs. 3 June . all at High Fri. 4 June. The Kings birth Day . . . Mrs Mawhood Dory and Lucy and Francois at Complin Sun. 6 Jun. all at high L.Fs See Mr Mumford who was to Dine at Mr Whites Homsey and promissed to breakfast at Fincbley toMorrow with Mr Hussy Mon. 7 June . spoke to the 2 Irish Sacerdoes, as Mr Clinton desired Sun. 13 June . all at L.F. high See Mr Mumford who goes in 10 Days for St Omers Sat. 19 June. Parson Edwards Called, no News Sun. 20 J~tne. all at L.F. high Mon. 21 June. received a Letter from Betsey brought by a Sister Nun calld Joe Tues. 22 June. stayed at home writting Letters in Answer to Maria and Betsey and wrote a Letter to Mr Burgess and to Mrs More relative to the £500 which I observed was to be paid her at Bruges by Mr Mumford as we aggreed this Day Mr. Mumford dined with us took Hiecq's locks and Screws &c. Two letters for Francois and he took his leave. Sen t my Letter by the Post to Bruges Thurs. 24 June. Mrs. Md Self Chas Francois at L.Fs Fri. 25 June. "Vent in the Coach by Self to Ilesworth to pay visit to Col Mawhood and his Lady late Mrs Ashby meet them at home on En tring the Room the Col Shewed me his Lady and her Daughter they had just done Breakfast, but I breakfasted there after t an hour the Col wating for a Col Middleton said he must go or should be to late for the Levy, on which hearing the Sound of an Harpsichord I hoped I should have the pleasure to hear Miss Ashby play on which I was desired to follow miss into her own room were I meet with her Governess a young Girl 'Vho three years agoe was at Madm Nicols at St Omers, Mrs Mawhood left us for a ! of an hour then retumd, and I told her something of my Mother and familly after we went in to the grear palour were my hat was and She spoke to me much aboute the Col by asking me If I did not think her a great fool in marrying the Col as he was a gamester and had many Clubs but She said the Col had promised to leave all that before marriage Sun. 27 June. all at L.F. high Tues. 29 June. called up at t past 1 O'Ck a terrible fire in Cloth fair, which I attended at 6 O'Ck out of Danger the wall saved, 1

Prescot; Joseph or Richard (See C.R.S. XXVIII, 286n). Douai 1752; served in London; d. 5 Dec. 1783. He was a man of properly and left benefactions to Douai and the London District.


140

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1779

Buxtons house Divitts catched fire several times Mr Watkins attended to told the firemen what to do. St. Peter & St Paul all at L.F. much tyred, the firemen attended all this night and the water kept on Sun. 4 July. all at L.Fs high Thurs. 8 July. all at L.F. at 12 O'Ck Sat. 10 July. left my Policies of my houses viz 3 in Smithfield and 2 in Bartholomew Closs for Mr JuPps inspection as I intend to increase the Insurance Sun. 11 July. all at L.Fs Tues. 13 July. Stayed at Finchley sent a Letter by Mr Coxs boy to Mrs Brown and Miss Harcourt of Hampstead that I had received a Letter from Mrs More Bruges they came at 6 O'Ck and Drank Tea She and her Sister &c Sets of tomorrow for Dover and to Ostend & Bruges Sun. 18 July. See Mr Farquagh he aggrees in sentiments with the Col. Md that Son Wm cant be promoted here all at L.F. at 10 O'Ck after took up Cos Brooke and all went to Finchley Wed. 21 July. Received a Letter from Betsey at Bruges Sun. 25 July. Self at 10 O'Ck prayers and all Except Son Chas who was at 9 and walked Down to Finchley T ues. 27 July. Tis reported the french have invested Gibralter1 Sun. 1 Aug. all at L.F. Mon. 2 Aug. Stayed at Finchley worked in the Garding wrote Answers to Mr Mumfords Letter where in he Acquaints me not being able to get casp. for Mrs More has Drawn on me for 4 Single £100 Dfts the 20. 21. 22. 23 July and 1 Bill 26 July for £7S-all at three Days sight likewise Marias Letter who was professd the 20 July2 T ues. 3 Aug. Mr George Whyatt returned me my father copy of his Freedome advises me not to take it up (as times are at present. 3 Fri. 6 Aug. Mr Chas Butler sent a Note Value £100 I called on him and Discounted it he promissed to speak to the Earl of Chesterfeild4 to get him to recommend my Son to Sir Henry Clinton 5 Sun. 8 Aug. all at high L.F. dined at Finchley after went in the coach to Hampstead drank Tea with Mr Brown and Miss Nicolas advised me to apply to Mr Bolton and get him to Speak to Mrs 1 2

3 4 5

The siege lasted three years . As a choir nun, under the name of Sister Louisa Austin. He did later on but when is not recorded in the diary. The fifth earl, and godson of Dr. Johnson's victim . Sir Henry Clinton (1738-1795) at this time Commander-in-chief in America.


1779

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

141

Howard who is all ways with Lord Petree, Lady Sttutton 1 having now lost her head Wed . 11 Aug. I immediately wated on Bis. Chanoler, he received me politely but has no acquaintance with Ld Petree Mr Bolton will speak to Mrs Howard this Afternoon and get me an introductory letter to Ld Petree Thurs . 12 Aug. Mr Bolton drank Tea with us and brought me a Letter he had received from Mrs Howard Lady Petres Mother that my Lord would See me toMorrow at 10 O'Ck Fri. 13 Aug. set off in the Coach and See Ld Petre who received me very civilly and promissed to use his Interest with Lord Ammerst2 for Son Wm I am to hear from him in 2 or 3 Weeks. Sun. 15 Aug. all at L.Fs Wed. 18 Aug. heard the French and Spanish Fleets of 60 Sail were in our Chanel,3 an Engagement Expected returned to Finchley after worked in the Garden planting Alp Strawberys Fri. 20 Aug. See several people at the Bank and Exchange who say the van of the french Fleet is now at Ramhead 4 off Falmouth 3 Per Centis 60 this day Sat. 21 Aug. Accepted ÂŁ100 Bill of Mrs Mores for my Daughter Marias profession at the Convent at Bruges at 3 Days Sight ... See Mr Brown Sacerdos talked to him of Politicks, got a hurt by falling through Iron barrs in Holborne came home with Mr Atkins &c in Coach sent to Mr Brooke the Surgeon he put a plaster Sun. 22 Aug. all at L.Fs Sun. Aug. walkd to Chapell See Mr Clinton who says theres to be a meeting of the Committe and Ld Petre and Ld Surree 5 Sent Letters to Maria and Mr Mumford by Mr Dalamotte by Long Sea See Sir Thos Fleetwood who promissed to take Letters for me on Monday to Bruges Mon. 30 Aug. called on Mr Bolton See him he advised me to call toMorrow with his Compliments On The Honle Mrs Howard to endeavour to find out if the Comm-i ttee or Lord Petre were going to raise a Regt of Catholicks Tues. 31 Aug. Called on Mr Bolton, who told me of a Letter sent by Lord Petre &c to all the Catholics and advised me to write to Ld Petre to put down my name Lady Stourton; twice married, first to the 7th Lord Petre (d. 1712), and secondly, in 1733, to Charles, 15th Lord Stourton. She died in 1785. The 9th Lord Petre married Anne Howard, niece of Edward, Duke of Norfolk. 2 General Lord Amherst (1717-1797). See D.N.B. 3 For thirty days this combined fleet held the Channel, but did not push the offensive. , Rame Head off Plymouth. 5 Charles Howard, later 11th Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815). In spite of the part he took with other leading Catholics in promoting the Relief Act, he conformed to the Established Church during the Gordon Riots. 1


142

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1779

Wed. 1 Sep. called on Mr Jas Butler See him he gave me the circular Letter from Ld Surree and Petre &c Mr Bolton advises me to write to offer my Services which I did this day by a Letter to Ld Petre Thurs. 2 Sep. Father Jno Anderton! & Self in the Coach went to Finchley dined and drank Tea after Dory and Lucy gave him a cast to Kentish Town F1'i. 3 Sep. See the fair proclaimed much pressing2 to Seamen & Soldiers Sun. 5 Sep. all at high L.Fs Wed. 8 Sep. all at L.Fs high See Father Jno a Dutchman said we had lost 6 Ships instead of 2 after Dinner at Change everyone in low Spirits aboute the West Indies. Sat. 11 Sep. meet Mr Robinson 3 Sacerdos Mr Shaw4 Sacerdos is very III meet Mr F orestee Sun . 12 Sep . all at L.Fs Mon. 13 Sep. Called and See Mr Bolton Sacerdos has heard nothing of Ld Petre or the Catholic Millitary offer. Called on Mr Webbe, he's something better in health The Revd Mr Hussey No 8 Richmond Buildings Soho Tues. 14 Sep. Received a Letter from Mr Burgess of Bruges for the Lend of ÂŁ120-a Letter from Mr Mumford beging me to Buy ÂŁ200 Stock consols both which I refused by Answer Wed. 15 Sep. Mr Greenham Sacerdos drank Tea say Mr Burges was sen t there on Acctt he spent to much mony here Sun. 19 Sep. all at L.Fs Mr Webbe he's somewhat better Thurs . 23 Sep. Called and See Bishop Chanoler aboute Burgess and Marias Letter, he says all things will be quiet and Burgess will behave as usual to her-called on Mr Webbe who they say is now Dying, ee Chas Butler who advises me to have allways two Hundred Pounds by me does not like the times by any means says therell be a peace, and that the Catholic committy are doing something and commends them for their secrecy-some 1

2

3

4

John Evangelist A nderton, Franciscan; novitiate, St Bonaventure's, about 1744; he was approved for preaching and hearing confessions in 1752, and thereafter filled many offices at Douai, Coventry, Aire, Bruges, Newcastle, etc. W.M. may first have met him during 1761 to 1774 when he was at Aire or Bruges. At this period, 1779-80, he was Praeses of Hereford. Laity (C.R.S. XII, 50) dates his death 9 Jan. 1795, with the abbreviation ' Jub' meaning 'Jubilarius' i.e. he had been 50 years in the Order. See, Thaddeus. The increasing activities of the press-gangs at this period undoubtedly helped to aggravate the ruthlessness of the London mob. Gerard Robinson; Ward, Dawl1" I. p . 303, says he was a cousin of Bishop Hussey. His gravestone in old St. Pancras Churchyard said that he died on 14 April 1799, aged 79 "and in the 46th of his sacred functions." See C.R.S. XII. Gerard Shaw : founded mission in Bermondsey in 1773: d. 27 Feb. 1780. One of the priests referred to in Bishop Challoner's Will as "my good friends". See C.R .S. XII, 20; XLII, 112.


1779

THE

M A WHOOD

DI A RY

143

more relaxation is Expected by Parliament. The Leward Fleet is arrived, and the American rebel in a great measure destroyed Sun . 26 Sep. all at L.F. spoke that Webbes1 Son be continued Organist, gave Miss Webbe a good Talking too Thurs. 30 S ep . Mr Bolton Sacerdos dined with us has no News from Ld Petre, or the Honble Mr Howard, Acquainted him with Mr Burgess and Maria to which he promissed secrecy am to send Letter by Mr Coghlan who goes for Bruges next Tuesday Mom Earley Fri. 1 Oct. bespoke a Hat for Son vVm now at New York an d a Ha t for self of Mr Davis Nicolas lane Sun . 3 Oct. all at L.F. See Hansards Clerk who is a Catholic Mon. 4 Oct. allarmed by Mr Inglesby coming to tell me my Tennant Wilkinson were moving their goods on which applied to Maberly who brought a Constable & Appraiser2 but as I found it only a Lodgers moving I paid them 7/6 and dismissed them Received a Letter this day from Col Mawhood from Plymouth that he was very uneasy to read in the Gazette that Stoney point was stormed by 'the rebels and wishes me to Inform him aboute it T 1Jtes. 5 Oct. called on Mr Hansard See his Clerk Mr Brett of shewed me a Letter from Major Armstrong of the 17 Regt now at Plymouth beging them to Enquire at the vVar Office if the taking and storming Stony Point was true, from thence I went to the War Office See Mr Lewis who believes it but told me for certaint, to go to Ld Germeins 3 Office, which I did and the Secretary shewd me the return of the 17 Regt in which my Son is not mentioned at all Sun. 10 Oct. called and See Mr Farquagh who says things are bad indeed that Leut Col J ohnson 4 of the 17th has got great dishonour that the 71 Regt or part of it rather that are taken at Stoney;; point will be retalisted on for the massacree of 500 Rebels after the affair at Brandy Vine all at L.Fs Thurs. 14 Oct. at L.P. with Mrs Md -II O'Ck after at the Bank, Stocks rather better Sat. 16 Oct. Received A Letter from Mr Brett, Hansards Clerk that he had Seen a Gentleman from New York of says it was reported my Son \iVm Jno was taken prisoner at Stoney Point 1

2

3

4 5

This could not be the Samuel Webbe, the younger, whose birth, according to D. N.B . was probably in 1770. Perhaps it was George Frederick W ebbe whose death is recorded below under 4 Sep, 1790. Samuel Webbe himself survived for another 37 years "A person appointed to set a price upon things to be sold" (Johnson). Lord George Germain (Sackville), a disastrous Secretary of State for t he Colonies. Henry Johnson (1784-1835), later General Sir Henry, See, D.N.B. July, 1779. Stony Point, about 40 miles up the Hudson from New York, where Sir Henry Clinton had constructed a fort. For a good account of the condition of captured officers during the war, see The Journal of Thotnas Hughes (Cambridge, 1947). This throws light on Lt. William John Mawhood's experiences though he is not mentioned.


144

THE

MAWHOOD

1779

DIARY

Sun. 17 Oct. All at L .Fs. See Mr Walker of St Omers there he brought me 3 Letters one from Mumford 1 DO from Betsey and one for from her to Son Wm Mon. 18 Oct. Mr Walker of St Omers dined with us and will Dine with us next \i\Tednesday he goes for St Omers Thursday Tues. 19 Oct. Dory received a Letter from Maria full of Complaints, that I should not exactly correspond to Mr Burgess desires Thurs. 21 Oct. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy went in the Coach to Finchley Dined there after they gave me a cast to Highgate, walked the rest of the way it rained hard with my paraplue1 Sun. 24 Oct. All at L.F. Sat. 30 Oct. Called on Mr Webbe and took him in our Coach to Finchley to recover his health Sun. 31 Oct. all at high L.Fs 1'v1on.1 Nov . all Except Webbe came to L.F. to high ... Son Chas at Vespres Tues. 2 Nov . at L.Fs at High Sun. 7 Nov . at hight L.Fs ... Chas and self at Vespres and the Bishops Sat. 13 Nov. Called In at the Jews Sinagouge Sun . 14 Nov. all at high See Mr Ansted there will dine with us on Tuesday next Self Son Chas and Lucy at Vespres and the Bishops Sermon gave him a cast home our Servant Griffith came home Drunk Sun. 21 Nov. all at L.F. took Mrs Devitt and her Sister there, Self Mrs Md Lucy and Chas at Vespres Thurs. 25 Nov . See the King Go to the Parliament house, he was hollowed very much 2 Sun. 28 Nov. all at L.Fs at high and at Vespres Wed. 1 Dec. wrote to Son Wm by the Mail this day that Capt Stewart would Sail in Janry that this was the 3rd Letter that I thought him Dead Sun. 5 Dec. all at high L.Fs See there a distresd Irish prest gave him Is Called for him on Mr Chas Butler not at home but Butler Senr gave me 2/6 for Mr [blank] whom I see at Vespres gave it him and a Letter to Dillon Pendigras Hussey3 and Robinson at the Bishop Sermon who gave this prist a bad carracter Wed . 8 Dec. all at high L.Fs Sun. 12 Dec. all at L.Fs at high at Vespres Imperial Church

1

It was still unusual for a man to carry an umbrella.

2

"Towards the close of 1779 the ministry of Lord orth sank into a state of chaos and misery almost unparalleled in modern centuries, H. Butterfield George III, Lord North and the People, 1779-80. (1949) a book that gives the background for this part of the diary. C.R.S. XII, 37, records the death of the Rev. Peter Pendergast, White Street, Moorfields, on 20 Sep. 1792, who may here be meant; not otherwise identified . 11

3


1779

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

145

Thurs. 16 Dec. Mr Dillon Sacerdos Called I paid him £3. 3. 0 for Moorfields &c. Dory went to the London Assembly with Mr and Mrs West of Charterhouse square Sat. 18 Dec. Did the necessary at Bishop Chanolers meet Mr Prescott Sacerdos returning Sun. 19 Dec. at Sacra Sanctum after all at L.Fs high at Vespres at the Portugal, Mr Robinson preached Tues. 21 Dec. Mr Dillon Sacerdos dined with us very Aggreably Sat. 25 Xsday all at L.Fs did Paxtons Service at Vespres South St. Sun. 26 Dec. all at L.Fs had words with Miss Webbe, Miss Kirnan &c all at Vespres South St heard Mr Robinson after drank Tea with him Mon. 27 Dec. all at L.F. Tues. 28 Dec. Mrs Md ad sacra Sanctum Wed. 29 Dec. All at L.Fs. St Thos of Canterbury. 1780

Sat. 1 Jan. at 10 L.Fs . . . the Goute came on Sun. 2 Jan. all at L.Fs high the Goute worse could not go to Vespres our people all went to South St Heard Mr Robinson Sat. 8 Jan. Mrs Md at L.F. Sun. 9 Jan. all at L.Fs got my Shoe on for the 1st time all Except self at Portugal hear Mr Robinson Mon. 10 Jan. Mr Robinson Sacerdos Called invited us to his Sermon next Sunday and to Tea Tues. 11 Jan. Called and See Sir Egerton Leigh.1 took his Bond at 12 Months for the Ursalines of St Omers but forgot to mention his Insuring his Life as proposed by Mr Mumford and Expected by the Ursalines Thurs. 13 Jan. Called on Sir Egerton Leigh he begs me to write to Mr Mumford and hopes the Ursalines will be content with the Bond he has given Me on their Acctt for £70 at 12 Months but if they insist he is ready and willing to insure his Life it will cost £4. 4. 0 Sun. 16 Jan. all at L.Fs high dined in Town at Vespres all at Portugal Embassadors heard Mr Robinson after drank Tea with him Mon. 17 Jan. Mrs Md and Self in Coach Examined mine and Mumfords Tickett 18m117 at the State Lottery Office tis a £20 prize paid 6d. Sun. 23 Jan. Self at 10'0 and all at high L.Fs. Miss Beazley dined and drank Tea with us. Self and Lucy Chas and Mr Penn at L.Fs Vespress after they said they walked in the Park Self and Lucy at Bishop Cr. [Challoner] sermon. 1

An old family of Cheshire, but identification of this member not traced.


146

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1780

Tues . 25 Jan. See Mr Hamilton Sacerdos, he says Lord George Gordon is a fool and Madman that the Association will come to nothing in the End ... See Chas Butler young Mr Victor is in prison the family dont thank Mr Butler for all he has done he wishes me to get to know what is Subscribd at Fullers & Son l . . . Young Fuller told me not one farthing (as yet) had been Subscribed to Lord George Gordon's Association Wed . 26 Jan. Stayed at home the Morn . after went to the Charitable meeting for the care of poor Children, present near 350. See Jack Hughes there he bowed to me and I to him See Mr Tayler, Lord Petres of Thorndons Chaplin, he told me his Lordship mentioned me to him as a Sensible and communitive person and was not a little surprised I had not called on him had some Singing came away at 9 O'Ck Cost 5/6 Fri. 28 Jan . Dory went to Tea at Lady Fleetwood W ed. 2 F eb. wrote my Self this night by the Paquet to New York to my Son Wm Jno to Capt Darby and to Ensign Sinclair who is on his Pedole [parole] at New York Fri. 4 Feb . all at L.Fs high for King George 3d the Exaudiet very badly done had some words with Mr Julians and Mr Brown, Self walked In the Afternoon to Essex St to hear Mr Lindsey2 but was disappointed Son Chas and all stayed at home Sat. 5 Feb. Mr Edwards the Parson Called has rejected Lord George Gordon's petition 3 wants to know the Popes Juridiction here and in France in regard Spirituals and temporals Sun. 6 Feb. All at high L.Fs did not go into the Sacrestie, all at Vespres after drank Tea with Miss Holditch, self heard Mr Lindsey in Essex St at the Even Office for the Dead and Son Chas Fri. 11 Feb. Called and See Mr Lewis of War Office he says no Accountt of a Leutcy to be sold from New York of the 17th Regt therefore he says my Son must be Living Sun. 13 Feb. all at L.F ... all at Vespress drank Tea at home after at the Dead Office, Son Chas promissed but was not there Tues. 15 Feb. at the Bank See Mr Humbrune who took me to a Mr Mitchell a great East India broker in consequence of Mr Mumfords Letter of 31 Dlto I sent Mr Mumford Per the Mail the Averige of Sales, wrote to Maria and a Letter to Miss Bett with good advice and for her not to think of a french house Wed. 16 Feb. all at Mrs Newbury Duirge at L.Fs Called and See Chas Butler who says he presided at a Meeting of Catholic 1

2

3

De Castro, Gordon Riots, p. 17 quotes an appeal for subscriptions dated 31 Jan. W. Fuller, Son & Co. Lombard St., are given as one of the bankers. There was evidently an earlier appeal. Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1S0S), the unitarian. His chapel was opened in Essex St. Strand, in March 177S. See D. N.B. Perhaps the one given in De Castro, Gordon R iots, p. 16, dated 14 Jan .


1780

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

147

Committee! and it was determined and some Alterations made in Dowey College in English &c he said Old Palmer had another brood of Children &c. Sun. 20 Feb . Self at 10 and all at L.Fs high. all Except Mrs Md and Dory at Vespres & Bishop's Sermon gave him and Mr Horraban 2 a cast home T ues. 22 Feb. Mr Greenham Sacerdos drank Tea, acquain ted us that Douay Col1ge had undergone a regulation Mr Chas Butler the Lawyer Fri. 25 Feb . Mr Hansard sent me 3 Soldiers of the 17th Regt just arrived Mr Bathdomey Durking the Soldier says he knew my Son that he was in good health but was taken prisoner at Stony point, he and the other Officers at removed to Lancaster 3 170 Miles off New York and the Soldiers to Philidelphia, the same Scoldier says theyll be Exchanged this Spring Sat. 26 Feb. called on Mr Lamb. See Mr Cox there he advises me to Apply to Lord Petre to get my Son liberated or he cant be promoted a prisoner. I directly wated on and See Lord Petre, he told me he had not only got Lord G. Germain as promise but for fear he should forget he hes spoke to Mr De Gray who writes all the Letters and he promissed to get Ld G. Germain to sign that for my Sons promotion and will speak again this day and Tuesday that he may also be liberated as soon as possable Mr Lamb thinks I ought to be care full what Letter I write to my Son Sun. 27 Feb. a Snowey day. all at L.Fs and at Vespres South Street. Fri. 3 March. Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Gasking at Complin Sun. 12 March. See Capt Welch of the 17 Regt who is come 3 Weeks from New York he knew my Son gives him a good carracter and thinks hell be liberated soon ... all at L.F. Chas and Self and Mrs Gee at the Office She supped with us Mon. 13 March. In the Even Self Mrs Mawhood and Dory at Complin at the Emperors. a Sermond gave Mr llnderhill a cast on our Coach Tues . 14 March. Mr Gee Dined with after they took an airing to the Convent Hammersmith Wed. 15 March. Mrs Md rather a bad night She Dory and Lucy at the Duirge L.F. the Choir is now opened4 above staires for the first time 1

2

3 4

There is a reference to this in Ward, Dawn. 1. p. 115: "they contented themselves with a request for certain changes in the course of studies at Douay." Thomas Horrabin; Douai-Valladolid 1775; priest 23 Dec. 1775; on mission May 1777; agent for St Omers and schools; became a close friend of W .M. ; "few of his character were more beloved and respected than he" (Kirk) ; d. 6 March 1801, buried St. Andrew's, Holbom. See C.R.S. XII, 77; XXX, 196, 204; Kirk. 60 miles west of Philadelphia; a town of 6000 inhabitants. See ] oumal of Thomas Hughes, p. 67. This and the entry under 11 Oct. 1778 suggests a reconstruction of the Chapel not previously recorded.


148

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1780

Fri. 17 March. St Patrick the New Choir of L.Fs opened and Webbe's Service done Sun. 19 March. Self at part of 10 O'Ck and hight taken very III there but soon recovered Mrs Mawhood &c at 12 L.Fs Self and Lucy at Vespres and Bishop's Sermon gave him a cast home Mrs Md and Dory called for us in the Coach Mr Horraban drank Tea with and Visited Chas Mon. 20 March. Stayed at home III with a Cold some trade at this time Mrs Md. better in health Son Chas of a very bad temper. Answered me this Even in an uncivil manner Tues. 21 March . at Portugal Chappell at 11 O'Ck prayers Wed. 22 March. Self stayed at home Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Gasking at Tenebris L .Fs Thurs. 23 March . all at L.Fs Mom and at Tenebris Except Son Chas Who is III Fri. 26 March. all at L.Fs ... all at Tenebris L.Fs. Sun. 26 March. Self at L.Fs did Paxtons service Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Gasking at Moorfields Self and Lucy at Vespres L.F. and at the Bishop's Sermon Mon. 27 March. all at L.Fs high Parson Morel there Self Lucy and Gaskin gat Vespres Tues. 28 March. Mrs Md at Mr Coglanes and L.Fs Mr Bythesea called had much tall( with him aboute Religion &c Fri. 31 March. Mr Greenham drank Tea with os 'Sat. 1 April. At Bishop Chaloners did the Nessessary Sun. 2 April. Mr Horrowban Saderdos said at our house Son Chas and Self ad Sacra gave him ÂŁ1. 1. 0 all at high and Vespres L.F. Except Chas who still keeps his bed and at Bishop Sermon Sun. 8 April. all at L.F. See Mumford and Miss Harcourt he is Engaged Mr Gee Dined and Supped with us Self and Lucy at Bishop's Sermon. Mon. 10 April. Mr Horoban came to see Son Chas who still keeps his Bed Thurs. 13 April. Mr Bolton Drank Tea with us Sun. 16 April. Self at 10 L.F. all at high DO See Mr Mumford who is III in tends soon for Bristol Mon. 17 April. Mr Julian Sacerdos drank Coffee with us the goes on Thursday for Bruges Wed. 19 April. See and gave Mr Julian (who sets of for Brugess to Morrow) a Letter to Betsey Thurs. 20 April. Mr Horoban Sacerdos drank Tea says Miss Harcourt went for Buxton Monday has not seen Mr Mumford Sun. 23 April. Self at 10 & high L.Fs. Mrs Mawhood at 12 Mon. 24 April. Mr Mumford called, says Miss Harcourt is gone into the Country a week. he is I think as usual in health 1

Probably the Rev. John Moore the son of the previous Rector of St. Bartholomew's.


1780

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

149

Sun. 30 April. all at high L.F. Self and Lucy at Vespres and all at Bishop Chaloners Sermon Mon. 1 May. See Mr Mumford at his Lodgins No 12 Queen St Bloomsbury Square he has a spitting of Blood recommend Dr Smith On which he desired I would send says he goes for Bristol to Morrow at 12 O'Ck by Dr ]ebbs advice, he says he has appointed me Executor. See Dr Smith who will call on Mr Mumford at 8 this Even sent Francois to let him know this Tues. 2 May. Called and See Mr Mumford who was just going to Bristol the Chaise at his door. hes much pleased with Dr ] ebb who would take nothing, he thinks to stay 6 wks or 2 Months will write to me Thurs. 4 May. all at L.F. high Mrs Md Dory and Lucy went airing Son Chas to Vespres L.Fs Sun. 7 May. Self at 10 all at 11 L.Fs ... Son Chas and Self at St Pauls Coffeehouse being his entrance paid Is self 6d no News from America Tues. 9 May . Dory Chas and Self at Rehearsal of the Sons of the Clergyl fine Musick done at 3 O'Clock Sat. 13 M ay. Son Chas and Dory at Bishop Challoner Sun. 14 1Ilay . Mrs Md Dory Lucy and Francois at Moorfeilds Self at 10 and high L.Fs did Paxtons Mon. 15 May . All at L.Fs high, Self and Lucy and Son Chas at Vespres received a Letter from Mr Mumford Dated the 12 May from Bristol Mr Micheler No 1 Parade hot Wells that hes very III indeed, I ordered prayers at L.Fs Tues. 16 May . all at L.Fs at 11 O'Ck W ed. 17 M ay . Attended and See Dr South at 9 O'Ck See him and he promissed to come to us at 3 O'Ck and he did he says Mumford's is a lost case he much fears ... Answered Mumfords Letter at in vited him to our house F ri. 19 M ay. Letter this day from Mr Mumford whos very III and as he desired Mr Bolton to consult me, he will write for him to come to my house Sun. 21 M ay . at 10 & high L.Fs did Dr Ames Service Mrs Md Dory Chas and Lucy at Moorfeilds all at Vespress. Grays Inn Garding and at the Dead office after at St Pauls Coffee house. T ues. 23 May. Mr Mumford arrived from Bristol in a post Chaise at our house very In Different in health Mr Mumford called on Mr Bolton and Settled with Messrs Wright & Co. Mr Bolton dind with us after self and Mumford Called and See Dr Smith he can do nothing for him advises quietude and Why [whey] and riding. Wed. 24 l.1ay. Mrs Md and Son Chas at Bishop Chaloners 1

An annual performance in support of the Sons of the Clergy F und of St. Paul's. At this period the music was almost entirely Handel's. Robert Hudson was at this time in charge of the choir and h e and W .M. were friends.


150

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1780

Sat. 27 May. Dory walkd to Town Mr Mumford rode, he was at Mr Lindoes1 Sacerdos and Dined with a Lady, Mr Horobin and Dory went to Barnet Stage, Self walked to Finchley Sun. 28 May . Stayed at Finchley Mr Horobin said prayers he returned to Town after Breakfast Mon. 29 May. Son Chas and Self Dined at the White Conduit house 2 paid ÂŁ1. 1. 0 my Subscription Mr Greenham spoke came home before Shop Shut Thurs. 1 June. Mr Read my Presser gave me a hand BilIS of Lord George for the people to meet in St Georges feilds at 10 O'Ck Fri. 2 June. the people meet accordingly 40 or 50000 and marched through the City to the house of Lords & Commons. burned L.Fs Chappell4 Warwick St Do and 20 of the Rabbell behaved very ill at my door took refuge in Mr Davitts house untill they were gone Sat. 3 June. Mr Fazakerley called before breakfast says L.Fs is burnt down &c &c Self went with Mr Pellett found it true Called & See Mr Brown Sacerdos & See Bishop Chaloner and Mr Bolton who had called on me this Mom that Bishop Chanoler might come to Finchly. I offered him my house which he Accepted, hired William to drive me, sent him at 12 O'Ck on horseback to Finchley with a Letter to Mrs Mawhood that the Bishop would come in the Afternoon. She Dory and Lucy came to Tea, after all Except Son Chas went back to Finchly, found the Bishop there he came in Lady Strutton [StourtonJ Chariot Sun. 4 June. The Bishop said &c at Breakfast Mr Lamb Agent called walked over the Garding &c says times will mend and we shall be redressed, he stayed an hour, Son Chas came on horseback after Dinner Vespers &c. Mumford and Chas wrode out Son Chas sent for Town, 7 O'Ck Mon. 5 June. Set off for Town at t past 6 O'Ck called Mrs Hanne's5 for 2 Shirts for Bishop found the house Shut knocked several times Nobody at home Called then on Mr Brown all Except Mr Nicolas gone away and moved all their goods, Mr Brown 1

2

3 4 5

J ohn Lindow; b. 1729; sent to Douai by Bishop Challoner in 1754; on London mission 1765; chaplain to Bishops Challoner, Talbot and D ouglass; Dean of Chapter, 1794-1806; died Old Hall Green, 9 Dec. 1806. See C. R.S. XXVIII, 299n; XII, 96; Ki1rk; Knox, 72 Islington. This was presumably a meeting of the Charitable Society. See De Castro, Gordon Riots, p. 25, which gives the text of t he public ad verlisemen t. For accounts of the riots, see De Castro Gordon Riots or Burton, Challoner, Vol. II, Ch. 33. Mrs Mary Hanne was Bishop Challoner's housekeeper; the houses in which he lived were taken in her name as a precaution against informers. At this time the house was 44 Gloucester St. (now Old Gloucester St.). A tablet was placed on the house in 1954 .


1780

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

151

Boye took me to a Mr Lee of Harpur St1 where Mr Lindow and Rice are but both out Mr Brown's boy says Moorfields is burned down &c he came at 9 O'Ck says poor Mr Lindow walks aboute the Room as if out if his Sences brought Lining for my Visiter, who was much affected with these times, at 7 O'Ck received a Letter Express from Son Chas by Robinson's HorsIer that it was strongly reported my House would be fired by Lord G. Gordons Blew cockade 2 Banditti, Mrs Mawhood and Self Set of in our Coach . arrived at Lord G. Germains office for assistance, neither Ld Germain nor Mr De Gray there the Messenger advised me to the War office went there neither Mr Jenkinson or Lewis there See a Clerk all most the top of the house but he said no assistance could be given me unless Signed by a Justice of the peace but said in case of distress I must send to the Tower or The Savoue [Savoy] Barracks came home with Mr Atkins who informed me he Expected Maberlys 3 house would be that night levelled for his assistance and taking a person at the Sardinian Embasadors, found it difficult getting through the Streets being the Kings birthday, Stopt a Long lane being fearfull of coming directly to my house Mr Atkins went brought word all was safe we then went home found Cap. Thornton Edwards Coldwell and my familly in the utmost fears, being (by then) advised to quit the house. Got Mr Gaisford and a Gard from Robinson's and arrived Mrs Mawhood and Self at Finchley at 11 O'Ck gave the Gard 2/6. Gaisford Sleept at Finchley, everyone robd on the road but ourselves4 Tues. 6 June. Gaisford Mrs Md and Self set of at 7 O'Ck breakfasted in Town Son Chas took my Box of writtings to Messrs Fuller & Co as a disturbance was Expected every moment lay at Finchley Wed. 7 June. Mrs Md and Self wen t to Town to breakfast Mr George Whyatt Calld Advised moving Bonds and Notes to Fullers, he and I did so, The Drums beat to Arme the Militia as we went Leading north out of Theobald 's Rd. Between Queen Square and Red Lion Square was a favourite residential area for Catholics; thus Charles Butler lived in Red Lion Square, & Samuel Webbe in Gloucester St. 2 A bl u e cockade was the sign of a "real Protestant." <I Maberly was a coach painter of Little Queen St. He was active in bringing soldiers and constables to the Sardinian Chapel. His house was destroyed. The magistrate who gave his authority to Maberly, Sampson Rainforth, also had his house destroyed. " When J. B. Corney contributed extracts on the Riots from the diary t o the Downside Review, July 1888, he included two passages from a MS that cannot now be traced: these are not in the diary , nor are any pages missing . This MS may have been a separate account written by W .M. The first reads : "Mon. 5 J u ne. On receiving Son Chas Express consulted t he Bishop who advised nay insisted I should not go to Town, but on my representing to him that m.y all was at stake he permitted me, a fter going to my Duty to him, he put both his hands on my head and made the m ost moving prayer I ever heard for my safety, after which I and Mrs Mawhood set of for London being the King's birthday." 1


152

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1780

there, Dined at home much hurried moving my Stock in Trade &c and greatly allanned with the Mobs which continually passed our house sent an Express by the farriers man to desire Dory to move the Bishop &c to Mr Bremers for safety Mr Mumford arrived Express from Dory he passed Hampsted heath says the Mob are assembled! sent him back to Finchly directly2 Mrs Mawhood now frightened to a dregee would not go back to Finchly, We went to Mr Whyatts See his Clerk who told us he was gone to Stretham, we than concluded to go to Mrs Thomas, on passing the bridge we just evaded the Mob from burning the Fleet prison arrived at Mrs Thomas Capt Thornton accompanied us drank tea after She said (being fearfull) desired us to go to her house at Islington which we did in a hackney Coach for fear our own Coach should be known arrived there 8 O'Ck was witness to the Mobs burning a Justice of the peace house there, on going to bed it appeared all London was on fire, Expected our own house to share that fate Mrs Thos Maid went to Town at 3 O'Ck A.M. brought us word at 5 O'Ck A.M. our house was not hurt we got up at 6 O'Ck took leave of Mr & Mrs Thos walked to Town Thursday 8 abused by peoples talk all the way we came, our people said the Mob had Entered our house twise in the night but Cos. Brooke Mrs \iVhyatt the Barber Mr Robinson &c and shewing the Mob a Common prayer book and giving them mony they dispersed Mr Beazley, Capt Thornton lay in the house on a Mattress all the furnature being removd Mr Whyatt the Surveor Calld advised

1

2

Probably on their way to attack Lord Mansfield's house at Caen (Ken) Wood, about 1~¡ miles south of W.M.'s Finchley house. The second passage quoted by J. B . Corney reads : "In the morn of the 7 June all being confusion in London and full of fear I sent an Express to Finchley to desire the Bishop's removal to Mr Bremer 's, the apporthicaries my tenant next door, having b efore obtained his permission and consent. in the Interim my Daughters sent Mr Mumford to town expressing her fears for the Bishop and our house. Mumford came just as we had dined, however he just refreshed himself when I sent him back to Finchley immediately with Orders to move the Bishop as above. The Bishop seemed much affected with my News by Express and brought down his purple bag which inclosed his Clos and laying it on the table in our long Room, he had much discourse with my Daughter Dorothy what was best to be done; he however dined after which he took his bag up to his Room and stayed some hours; when, on Mumford returning, he again came down and Mumford related how affritined he was, being taken for a priest and at the riot then going on at Lord Mansfield at Hamsptead and London. They persuaded or indivoured to persuade the Bishop to retire to Mr Bremers, on which the Bishop again retired to his room. Mumford through the keyhole see him prostrate in prayers, and coming down again they still persuaded him to go, on which the Bishop after remaining silent sometime, said No, I will remain with myoId friend . and remain in his house, as I am confident no harm will happen either to his Town, or this house but I am neither a Profit [prophet] or have it by revelation. " See also Barnard, Chaltoner, pp. 198-9.


1780

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

153

taking my Bonds and Bills to Fullers which I did!, and he was present at Mr Fullers & Co., the Drums were beating to Collect the Citty Militia to Armes Dined in the Kitchen after continued sending my Shop goods &c to Different places, received advice by a Boye that 250 of the Mob were immediately coming from Newgate which they had burned the preceding Night this was also corraborated by the first Clerk of the hand in hand fire Office who brought their Engin, on which we were so affritind that Mrs Md and Self set of and arrived at Finchly in the Even after which the Soldiers took 40 or SO Prisoners out of Newgate which preven ted Our house being Attacked Fri . 9 june. came to Town to breakfast received the neighbors Compliments of my Escape went with Mr Webb our neighbor, See poor Langdales 2 two houses &c that the Mob had burned, the Fleet prison &c and See the Soldiers who lay on straw in St Pauls Churchyard, All was beginning to be more peaceable I ordered some of my goods home Thornton Beazly dined with us in the Kitchen Mr Nelson called Drank Tea in Town the Soldeirs continue to take prisoners after Mrs Md Self went to Finchly found all well Sat. 10 june. went to Town Mrs Md and Self in the Coach, arrived 8 O'Ck my people still continue without beds, Thornton and Beazley still here, continue bringing in my goods, some Trade this day Mr Sargeaunt and Maberly Called for my Interest with the Sardinian Embassador to make good his loos, returned in the Even to Finchley Sun. 11 june. Mr Challoner said, Son Chas came in time for the same, Mr Lindoe dind and drank Tea with us, then walked to Town Mon. 12 june. Mrs Md and Self went to Town Tues. 13 june. Mrs Md Self Dory and Lucy went to Town, continued taking in our goods Bishop Talbot called at Finchly dind only with Mr Challoner and Mumford we returned in the Even to Finchley. W ed. 14 june. Stayed in Town and lay at our own house Fri. 16 june. Lay in Town Called on Mr Hunt he says things will mend for us by this great News from Sir Henry Clinton of Chas Town and 6000 men taken ... Mrs Md Self went all to Dine at at Finchly, I drest the Dinner Mr Challoner very well Sat. 17 ju,ne. Mrs Md Self Dory and Lucy went to Town to breakfast . . . See Messrs Lewis and Atkins returned him thanks for his assistance on the Monday the Kings brirthday Sun. 18 ju,ne. The Bishop said and is very well so is Mr Mumford 1 2

3

The diary for these days was evidently written up later, but W.M. was still so agitated that he repeated the same incident on more than one day. Langdale's distillery in Holborn. The news of the surrender of Charleston on 12 May.


154

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1780

Mon. 19 June. Called on Lord Petre, See the Porter, he says his Lordship is in Town but very busy being at present the best time to speak with him is from 10 to 11 O'Ck Called at Coglaine he is well and safe . . . Mr Lindoe Called says he has layn in Mrs Hannes house since Friday wants to know When the Bishop will come home. he gave me a Letter for Mr Mumford, which he read to me tis from Mr vVilkinson who has wrote to the propper people aboute my Son Tues. 20 June. Called and See Lord Petre, asked him if he thought Bishop Chaloner could remove from my house (where he has been 17 days) with Safty he said all was now quiet and he beleived would be so, that our Act of Parliament would not be repealed, and that next sessions more would be granted to us. I acquainted his Lordship I had 2 Letters from my Son, he was glad of it and hoped he was well dined at Finchley, after Tea the good Bishop came with Mrs Md and me in our Coach we set him down at his own house Glosester St he begd me to Accept of any of his Books I liked and promissed his best wishes &c &c Wed. 21 June. meet Mr Dillon Sacerdos who says a Bill was last night brought into the house to ascertain preaching and teatching by Sir George Seville,! he thinks it will be favorable to the Catholicks took my brown paper which was Sealed with my Bonds &c from my Banqrs and gave them a receipt for it untill I can find their memorandum which they beg I would my Deeds are still there, See Mr Holker, was civil begd I would take back the goods I left for fear at his house, Thurs. 22 June. Mrs Md and Self came to Town Mr Mumford likewise came to our house in Town from Finchly at 11 O'Ck brought word Francois was very III Mr Bremer has seen him says he has the Fever. Mr Straton of St Omers called, we had much talk with him, he would not stay Dinner said he was going to Moorfields I think hes a great minority Man after Dinner Mr Mumford took Coach to Call on Mr Bolton we begd our Compliments to him and the Bishop Chaloner he returned and drank Tea with us, after we set off together in our Coach to Finchley Arrived there 8 O'Ck Dr Bremer has attended Francois who has now a blister at his back would have seen him my Self but the Dr Said his Fever was catching. Harris this Even took him up a basin of browth which he eate and the Coachman sat with him i an hour he seemed Cheerey Fri. 23 June. Harris came to my Room door and said he believed Francois was dead sent for Dr Bremer and Frinlow 'who Bleed him but to no purpose he supposed he died at about i after 5 O'Ck this Morn: God rest his Soul. Self Mrs Mawhood Dory and Lucy all came to Tovvn Calld on Bis Chanr begged his prayers 1

Actually the Bill was "to secure the protestant religion from any encroachments of popery" (D. N.B.)


1780

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

155

Appointed Mr Greenham Saderdos to bury him ... Sir \tVm Barrington! Called, he said that the Catholicks had a hand in the late plot I denied it some Altercation See Mr Donns bespoke a Coffin for Francois Mr Mumford came from Finchly to Dinner and Mr Greenham also dined . . . The Coffin came to my house for Francois Mrs Md and Dory taken Ill, She begged me to Stay in Town untill he is buried Sat. 24 June. Mrs Md a bad night She and Dory and Lucy at Coglains bought two Pamphlets on the times . . . Harris came with Mallards Cart send Francois Coffin and Mr Down's Man. Sent a Letter to Mr Mumford that I should bury him Sunday insted of Monday night Mr Greenham called at 3 O'Ck he went in our Coach to bury Francois and let Mumford know we should be at Finchly Monday night Sun. 25 June. Self Called and See Mr Farquagh 2 of his Children are under inolutation a Mr Robison there at breakfast both aggree the the late troubles can never happen again, that those concerned will be severly punlishd ... Mrs Md Chas Dory Lucy and Gasking came in the Coach heard Low M at Portugal after went to See the Camp Hide Park2 all Dind in Town after Dinner Wm our Coachman went to Finchly on Horseback to attend poor Francois funeral 3 Thurs. 29 June. Stayed at Finchley Mr Greenham said for us and Vespres Bishop Talbot and Mr Napp drank Tea with us Sun. 2 July. Mr Greenham said Son Chas came to it had Vespres Wed. 5 July. a fine Day all at Hay making Mr Greenham said Mr Mumford went to Town brought the Newspaper Fri. 7 July. See Mr Lamb, he sayd Col. Mawhood wishes his Wife to Buy a Borrough Cost what it will, which he hopes to put off Sat. 8 July Mr Mumford Self and Son Chas went to Newgate to See it, See the 8 Condemned rioters4 with the Minister at prayers, after to the Sessions house Sun. 9 July. Mr Greenham said .. : Vespres Sun. 16 July. Mr Greenham said .. Mr Mumford and I walking by the side of our Canal I mentioned should be glad to have a person I could depend upon to be partner with me in my trade, he said at first he liked Miss Mawhood [Dorothy] very well, but afterwards that he was fearfull of engaging in a trade he was unacquainted with that he thought he could procure a Wife for my Son Chas which he thought would settle him, as Mrs Md was apprehensive of his sobriety: Dory nor Mrs Md I told him knew nothing of this matter or of my Speaking to him 1 2

3 4

Perhaps William, Viscount Barrington (1717-1793) See D. N.B. Paul Sandby's drawing of this is reproduced in De Castro, Gordon R iots, facing page 118. The Parish Register records, "Fran~ois-Guillain Cuvillier was buried June 25th 1780" 21 were executed.


156

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1780

Mon. 17 July. Mr Mumford dined with us in Town after went to Loydes Coffee house. Thurs. 20 July. Called and See Mr Bolton and Mr Brown they say things go on well Fri. 21 July. wrote a Letter to Son 'iVm by Capt Stewart who Expects to sail soon for New York Bought Stockings &c as we intend for Bruges next Thursday Sun. 23 July. Mr Greenham said Son Chas came Mr Lamb dined with us Tues. 25 July. Cos Brooke called took the Coach from + Keys wood Street at 16s each to Margate for Thursday Sir Thos Fleetwood called goes for Fran,ce in Sepr Mr Stonor of Stonor called wished us to take charge of his 2 Sons to St Omers, hes acquainted with Lord Petre will speak aboute my son his Lordship in great Spirits Wed. 26 July. Self Mrs Md Dory ad Sacra Sanctum Thurs. 27 July. Mrs Md Self Dory Lucy and Cos Brooke set of in the Margate Coach at t past 5 O'Ck ... arrived at Margate t past 10 O'Ck Michoner no room at his house Mrs Mawhood Self Dory & Lucy at Wte Hart (after we had supped at Michoners) and lay there Fri. 28 July. got up before 6 O'Ck expectting to Sail but little wind and against Dory Mr Lloyd Mumford and Cos Brooke wrode to Ramsgate Sat. 29 July. hired a Coach to Sandwich and Deal dined there returned to Margate to Supper wrote to Son Chas in Town and desired an Answer here Sun. 30 July. no Prayers, wind quite Foul. after Dinner heard a Mr Coleman preach on the Parade Mon. 31 July. wind foul still walked aboute Margate Mr Brooke and Self had some discorce with Mr Coleman on Religion Tues. 1 Aug. Wind still unfair vVed. 2 Aug. Expected to sail, 2 Ships did to Ostend but the Wind still foul we wated sent a Letter to Maria by Mr De la Motte who sailed this day for Ostend, that we would take the first opportunity of following Thurs. 3 Aug. Sailed from Margate at 2 O'Ck P.M. a very high Sea in great danger all very sick and a bad night arrived at Ostend 4 0'( Friday 4 Augst 1780 See the Town stayed all night at the Hotele De Vile after Dinner all set of and arrived at Bruges 6 O'Ck came in a Coach to the Hotele De Commerce Sun. 5 Aug. went to the Convent found all well dined all there Mumford &c Mon. 6 Aug. Mr Mumford &c set out for St Omers dined at the Inn went aboute the Town Sun. 12 Aug. See the Bishop at the Cathedral Dined at the Hotel at Salue Augustines


1780

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

157

Thurs. 17 Aug. set out from Bruges Self Mrs Md Brooke Dory and Betsey. Stopt at FUmes for having a pint of Brandy paid £4.4.0 by which mist the Barge all lay here Fri. 18 Aug. dined here set off in the Barge at 3 O'Ck continue very III arrived at St Omers 6 O'Ck See Mr Wilkinson Momford at Douay comes on Tuesday can Eate nothing very III Wilkinson lent me £2. 2. O. See Mr Walker Sat. 19 Aug. a good night eate a Breakfast meet old Mr Palmer received a Letter from Son Chas by hands of Maria who say Lucy is now reconciled Sun. 20 Aug. all at the Cathedral and Millitary prayers See Mr Palmer he says he intends for Rome Eate a little Dinner at Vespres Cathederal St Dennys, St Bertin Mon. 21 Aug. called on Miss Celia Moor see her her friends Live in Gerrard St So ho all dined with Mr Hiecq See the Cathusians Received a Letter from Son Chas had some discorce with Wilkinson aboute Burgess and Mrs More, he advised not to Lend mony Tues. 22 Aug. wrote a Letter to Son Chas that should set out Friday or Monday if health permit Sun. 27 Aug. all at St Dennys at high drank Tea with Depuin See Major Hore Hiecq Depois &c Miss Farrell Vaughan &c took leave of us Mr Brooke owes me for two Bills Mon. 28 Aug. Self Mrs Md Dory Bett and Brookes set of in the Barge arrived at Dunkerque 6 O'Clock Bought 2 Books of the Nuns, Sleept well Tues. 29 Aug. Set off for Bruges Mr Marrannese paid me back the £4. 4. O. gave £1. 1. 0 for the Church at Fumes arrived at Bruges at 9 O'Ck distressed to Lodgins got them at the Corn Brow Wed. 30 Nov. See Mr Coqugue he breakfasted after at the Convent by invitation Dined there Maria very well and Lucy, had some talk with Mrs More, She is well satisfied with me in all things drank Tea there See Mr Edwards and Mr Wilks Monk from Paris promissed to do anything for me there Thurs. 31 Aug. Mr Wilkinson Miss Richardson and Mr Powell (by whom I sent a Letter to Son Chas that we set off for London next Monday Morn: better in my health Fri. 1 Sep. all at the Convent dined at the Table do't all Fish could not Eate for Supper Sat. 2 Sep. at the Convent, Lucy and Bett dined with us at Table do't and Supped only Betsey meet Miss Harcourts at Convent Sun. 3 Sep. all dined at Convent gave Burgess £5. 5. 0 with which he was well content, promissed his freind Ship to all, left Lucy in Convent Bett Supped and lay with us paid Mrs More £17.9.0 in full, and took leave being to Set of for England at 7 O'Ck to Morrow Morn Mon. 4 Sep. Bett set out with us, and returned in the Coach with Mr Wilks to her Convent meet at the barge Mr Vanprovan who went with us to Ostend Dined with us and took his leave, Self,


158

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1780

Mrs Md Dory and Cos Brooke arrived at Ostend at t past 11 O'Clock put all our bagage aboard of Capt Kervan sailed with him out of the harbor at 6 O'Ck a roling passage arrived at Margate Tues. 5 Sep . wrote a Letter to Son Chas Dory wrote to Maria gave £1. 10. 0 for a Coach to Canterbury arrived at 12 O'Ck made the first good Dinner since I left England drank Tea with an Acquaintance of Cos Brookes great noise aboute Ellexionering1 Wed. 6 Sep. Set of all 5 O'Ck for Town breakfasted at Rochester See Miss Macgown dined at Darford arrived at the Cross Keys Wood St at 6 O'Ck took a Hackney Coach found all well Sat. 9 Sep. Dory went in the Coach to Mr Bolton to know aboute prayers at Moorfeilds toMorrow. Bolton has been very ill Sun. 10 Sep . all at Moorfields and Cos Brooke after to Finchley all went to See the Camp I gave £1. 1. 0 to the plate for the Church Wed. 13 Sep . Mr Greenham called gave him Francoiss paper Sat. 16 Sep. Mrs Md and Self after Dinner went in our Coach to Fullers & Co got and brought home my Deal Box with my \iVrittings &c Sun. 17 Sep. all at Moorfeilds 10 O'Clock and went to Finchley to Dinner, after Called on Mr Carr2 our Minister and told him aggre able to his Letter to me last Thursday the Self my Wife Charles and Dory were Catholic Mon . 18 Sep. all came to Town to Breakfast paid 3/6 Trophy Tax to our Church Warden who desired aggreable to the Bishop of Londons Letter to be informed how many Catholics we were I told him I would send him word ... the Churchwardens of St Bartholomew called to know what number of Catholics I had in my Familly I told them I had allready delived in at Finchley my Self Mrs Md Chas and Dorothy3 Sun. 24 Sep . all Except Mrs Md whos under Mr Nelsons care at the Emperours. played the Service after Dinner at Mr Whyatts to See Mr AId [Kirkmans4 funeral attended by the City Association horse and foot at night took a Letter to Maria and one to Mr Mumford empowering him to pay to Pere Filibert £19.17. 0 being what my Servant Francois died possessed off and to Draw on me for said sum after deductting all Expences these

1 2

3

4

This was notable for the election of R. B. Sheridan, and William Pitt the younger. Dr. Samuel Carr, Rector of St. Mary's, Finchley, 1770-1794. The return of Catholics in Finchley has not been traced; see next note. The return for the Parish of St. Bartholomew is dated 9 Oct. 1780 and signed "Robert Watts, Curate". The list includes, "William Mawhood, wife, son and daughter and three servants." Twelve other 'reputed Papists' were in the parish, but their names do not occur in the diary. This return is in possession of the C.R.S. John Kirkman who commanded the light horse volunteers during the riots and had just been elected M.P. for the City.


1780

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

159

I gave my self to Lady Fleetwood who with Sir Thos setts of to Morrow for France will call at Brugess Sun. 1 Oct. ~elf Mrs Md Dory' and Chas at Bavarian at 10 & 11 Sun. 8 Oct. Self not very well called and See Mr Brown Sacerdos he has his doubts of present affairs, Mr. Robinson Do says we must Stay 3 Mo As Mr Hussy is not Expected home sooner all at Bavarian at 12 Low prayers Mon. 9 Oct. great New from Lord Cornwallis he has totally defeated the Southern Rebels. 1 Thurs. 12 Oct. received a line from Mr Lamb dated Yesterday that he wished to See me this Mom. I went when he acquainted me with Col Mawhood's death which happend on the 29 Augst after a weeks Illness and wish me to write to Mrs Wood my Aunt at Pontefrack Yorkshire had much talk aboute the Col. in the Even called on Mr Holker who dictated a Letter to my Aunt Wood desiring her to break it out to the Col Mother Fri. 13 Oct. called and See Mr Lamb who paid me for the Clothing of 72 Regt ÂŁ1449. 11. 6. but a Genl Officer coming inn prevented me from demanding the Interest from Xmas last Sun. 15 Oct. called and See Mr Farquagh he told me he would have sent yesterday to me but supposed I had heard of Col Mawhood's death at Gibralter he said he had seen a Letter thence to a perticuler friend of his marking that on 29 Aust 1780 died Col Mawhood after having twise attempting his own Life, it said also that Everyone where the more surprised at it as he was supposed now to have attained to the Summit of his wishes Mr Farquagh Gives the Col a very bad carracter Saying he had a Damd Devil within him for his past crimes which he supposed many On this and having recevd a Letter from Capt Darby dated N. York 10 Augst that he had thoughts of getting my Son Wm a Company I went to Mr Lamb but he was in the Country See his Clerk Mr Gore who thinks 1750 besides his Lieutinency a great price but still advises me to do it ... After all at Bavarian at high Sat. 21 Oct. Received a Letter from Mr Coles at N York that he had Dined with Capt Darby at Dr Malletts that a few Days before he heard my Son was well at Lancaster but no thoughts of an Exchange Except by freinds made to the Americans . . . Mr Lamb desired I would get his relation the Capt [blank] Liberated from Spain where he is a prisoner Sun. 22 Oct. See Mr Robinson says hell speak to Hussey to get Jno Lamb Esqr relation liberated ... all at Bavarian Wed. 25 Oct. Mr Bolton drank Tea with us advises to be quiet aboute my Son Sun. 29 Oct. all at Bavarian Wed. 1 Nov. at Mr Lambs after at the Bavarian a high 1

He defeated Gates at Camden, 18 Aug.


160

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1780

Thurs. 2 Nov. at Bavarian all Souls Sun. 5 Nov. See Mr Brown Sacerdos he thinks we shall soon have a peace with Spain . . . at Bavarian Electors birthday Sun. 19 Nov. all at Neapolitan Chapell Sun. 26 Nov. all at Bavarian at 11 O'Ck ... See Mr Hussey will get liberated Jno Lamb Esqr friend if possible after Dinner at Cripplegate Church in the Even Self and Son Charles at the Decenting Lecture in Pauls Alley Tues. 28 Nov. Mr Bolton drank Tea with us, much talk Thurs. 30 Nov. in the Coach Mrs Md Dory and Gasking at Bavarian Fri. 1 Dec. Received a Letter from Maria Mrs More aggrees to take the young Lady Sun. 3 Dec. all at Moorfeilds heard Robinson at night at the Desenters Meeting house and Chas also Sun. 10 Dec. See Mr Farquagh, he says he had an officer in his house who says Col Mawhood swallowed Nails1 and that he See the Col opened after dead and the Nails were found in his Stomach all at Bavarian, after Dinner self called on Mr Whyatt not at home, at St Pauls and several other Meeting houses Mon. 11 Dec. See Mr Kirvan on the Exchange he thinks little will be done for us as yet Thurs. 14 Dec. Dory went this Even to the London assembly came home t after 12 Sun. 17 Dec. all at Moorfeilds 10 O'Ck Thurs. 21 Dec. at Mr Browns Sacerdos and at Bishop Challoner to Enquire for Mrs More if our Funds are safe their oppinion is, She may Safly put her mony there and recommends it Sat. 23 Dec. Sent Mr Chas Butler this day £100 on his Note of hand on Demand Sun. 24 Dec. all at Bavarian and at Vespres Mon. 25 Xs day all at Bavarian Mrs Simister Dined with us all at Vespres Sat. 30 Dec. at the Bishop Self and Mrs Md did the nessesary t an hour Sun. 31 Dec. at Sacra Sanctum, Bavarian at 11 Moorfeilds at Vespres Bavarian 1781

Mon. 1 Jan. at Bavarian had Musick &c and at Vespres Tues. 2 Jan. Mr Walker St Omers Called wanted to Borrow £70 did not think propper to Lend it. wrote a Letter to Mrs More of Bruges. Acquainting her our Funds were quite safe and that I should pay the £16. 1. 8 into Wrights hands to Morrow Sat. 6 Jan. all at Bavarian J.

There is no confirmation of this strange story. John Drinkwater, himself an officer in the same regiment, in his history of the siege, mentions Colonel Mawhood's death without comment.


1781

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

161

Sun. 7 Ian. Called noon at Mr Brown, Sacerdos. after all at Bavarian Stayed at home the afternoon Thurs . 11 I an. Mrs Md and Dory Called to invite Mr Bolton to our house, he Acquainted them that our good Bishop Chanoler was taken III of a Palsey at Dinner Yesterday, as he was putting the last bit into his mouth Mr Bolton observed his hand to drop on which he got up to assist the Bishop who only said tis the Palsy and immediately with the other hand brot out a piece of paper which he put into Mr Boltons hands and spoke no more, they put him to bed, and Mr Nelson the appothicary first See him Douglass being from home however he came soon, he Drs Tye and Savage now attends him Mrs Mawhood was permitted to See the Bishop after I went and also See him, and I think him very near his End In the Even Mr Walker writting master drank Tea and Supped, he see Mr Bolton. who says the Bishop his rather better having been given some norishment by Mr Douglass Fri. 12 I an. Mr Fogarthy Called to leet me know the good Bishop Chanoler Died this Mom betwixt 1 & 2 O'clock, God rest his Soull Mrs Mawhood and Dory called also and the above was true by Mr Bolton Fri. 19 Jan. not very well this Mom, much emaciated Eate fish made a good dinner Sun. 21 I an. Called and See Mr Robinson Sacerdos he promisses writting again to Spain for Capt James Horsley took prisoner by the Spaniards ... Self at Moorfields Mrs Mawhood Dory Charles and Gasking at Bavarian at high at Vespress Bavarian brought home Mr Greenham he drank Tea after went with him to the Charitable Society Moorfields he supped with us Sun. 28 I an. Mrs Mawhood Dory Chas and Gasking at the Emperours Self at Moorfields Mrs Simister Dined all at Bavarian gave Mr Archer2 Sacerdos a cast in the Coach Fri. 2 Feb. Mrs Mawhood Son Chas Dory and Gasking at Bavarian Sun. 4 Feb. The Sardinian Chappell opened this Day3 Self at 10 .and high performed Mr Paxtons service, Dydets Opened the Organ Mrs Md Dory Chas at Moorfields, all at Vespres L.Fs self in the Even went to the different Methodists Chappells nothing materia1 4 1

2

3 4

He was buried in the family vault of the Barretts at Milton, Berks., of 22 January. See Burton, Challoner, 11, p. 279. In 1946 his remains were re-interred in St. Gregory's Chapel, Westminster Cathedral. James Archer; b. 1751; said to have been employed at the Ship Tavern; sent to Douai by Bishop Challoner 3 Feb. 1769; returned to England just after the Riots in 1780; served in London; V.G. a notable preacher: d . 22 Aug. 1834. See C.R.S. XII, 205; Ward, Dawn, 1, p. 28. with portrait; Gillow. After repairs of damage done during the Riots. Presumably this means no sign of further anti-Catholic agitation. K


162

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1781

Mon . 5 Feb. the London Association out! on Accountt of Ld George Gordons Tryall which began at Westminster Hall in the Kings bench at 8 O'Ck a Quiet day and night no mobs Tues. 6 Feb. L. G. Gordon's Tryall finished at 5 O'Ck this Morn : and he was Aquitted 2 at t past 3 Morn the Constables being gone home a very great uproar, and a rescue appehended which tis thought intimidated Ld Mansfield and the jury. Messrs Bolton and Archer dined with us, this night a very few houses Illuminated but soon put out by the Majestrates Thurs. 8 Feb. called on Mr Hororband [HorrabinJ who says my Son Chas has never communicated his Intentions of being a Sacerdos Sun. 11 Feb. called and See Mr Hussy Sacerdos who came from Lisbon last week he says no peace this year Except something aboute the Fleets at Gibraltar ... after at L.Fs Mrs Mawhood Dory Chas at Moorfeilds, after at Vespres L.Fs. Thurs. 15 Feb. Mr Greenham Sacerdos drank Tea Sat. 17 Feb. Called on Mr Bolton at his door meet Mr Harowban who said Mr Bolton was acquainted with Sons Chass intention of being a Sacerdos but last night, Says Chas comes on very well consulted Mr Bolton who approves of his trying further his vocation before he goes from me, meet Mr Greenham and walked with him sometime and had much talk Wed. 21 Feb . Self Chas and Dory at L.Fs prayers for OUr King and coun trey Thurs. 22 Feb. Mrs Md taken III with great pain in her back ... Mr Lindoe calld Mrs Md did the nessesary Sun. 26 Feb. Self and Chas at L.Fs high the French Choirmaster Died last night M. Tuere Self and Chas at Vespres brought home Mr Lindoe he Drank Tea Wed. 28 Feb. Mrs Md Self Dory & Chas L.Fs ... Cos Brooke and Mr Walker drank Tea with us, told him a relation had Died and left me several Estates viz Mr James Payce3 Thurs. 1 March. Dr Knoks Called says he has agreed with Mr Bolton for the 3 Boys to St Omers he see Walker at my house aggreed with him at ÂŁ3. 3. 0 for charge of the Boys and Said he had been Swindled out of his Note of ÂŁ200 Yesterday in consiquence had given 19s to Advertise the S'windler but that it was not put in the Newspapers has he had orderd, was going to know 1 2

3

The London Military Association, a volunteer body of citizens called upon in emergencies. For an account of the trial, see De Castro, Gordon Riots. pp. 209-16. Modeln legal opinion seems to concur with the Jury's verdict. James Payee, grandson of vVm. Payee, the eldest brother of M.\V's. mother; he died unmarried and intestate. Various references in the diary to the subsequent inquiries do not include the result. But Brooke's investigations were probably the basis for the account of the Mawhoods he left amongst his papers at the College of Arms.


1781

THE MAWHOOD

DIARY

163

the reason I desired Walker to Acquaint Mr Bolton of this, as I don't like the Drs story Fri. 2 1I1arch. Mrs Md went out in the Coach is better in health Wrote to Mr Mumford for a carracter of Walker perhaps to be in my Son Chas place, who thinks soon of going to Douay and to look out for a house for me at St Omers Sat. 3 March. The Dr and Walker called, it is agreed that he goes for St Omers vVrote by him again to Mumford, sent Newspapers S un. 4 March. Dory and Chas at Sacra Sanctum all at high L.Fs. Mrs Walker dined with us all at Vespres L.F. Mrs vValker drank Tea Self taken very III with shortness of breathing Walker set of for Margate to St Omers Mon. 5 March. sent to Mr Lamb that the Bishop Challoner's Dirge! was this day after called and brought him to L.F. and he was much pleased he came home in our Coach F ri. 9 March. in the night taken with Shortness of breath son Chas got up Sat. 10 March. sent for Mr Lindoe, did the nessesary but not at Sacra Sanctum Sun. 11 March. not well stayed at home Mrs Md at L.Fs Dory and Chas at Moorfields hear Mr Hussy ... Mr Lindoe Called to See me I eate a good Dinner and better S~m. 25 March. all at L.Fs & Vespres at night at the Office Sun. 1 April. at L.F. Dory and Chas at Moorfields ... all at Vespres and Office for the Dead Tues. 3 April. Mrs Md and Dory in the Coach L.Fs ... wrote to Mr Mumford a Letter of thanks and that son Chas stays in the world S~tn. 8 April. Dory at Sacra Sanctum Chas wrode to Finchly Self and Mrs Md and Gasking at L.Fs Wed. 11 April. Mrs Claridge came to be got into the Ospital Thurs. 12 April. Mrs Md at Sacra Sactum all at L.F. See Mr Butler he said nothing aboute his £100 Note all at Tenebris L.Fs. Good Friday 13 April all at L.Fs. our Shop, and most in the neighbourhood kept Shut self stayed at home in Afternoon S at. 14 A pril. the person Called to enquire of Mr vValkers carracter aboute the News walk and Stationers Shop in which never more than £150 Pr Annm was returned, and now only £20 that the present occupier has been III near 3 Mo I therefore advised Walker to have no more thoughts of it Sun. 15 April. Mrs Md at Sacra Sanctum She and Dory at Moorfeilds Self and Chas at L.F. did Paxtons Service Alon. 16 April. all at L.Fs. Mrs Simester Dined &c call at L.F. Afternoon Mr Brown says the Ministry disaggree, Cos. Brooke 1

A reproduction of the Mortuary Bill will be found opposite p. 321 of Vol. II of Burton, Challoner.


164

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1781

called and had pattrons [patterns]. at Vespres L.Fs. dory at Warwick St. Fri. 20 April. Self did the Nessesary at Mr Lindoe's and Son Chas at Mr Horobans Sat. 21 April. Self and Son at Sacra Sanctum L.Fs 7 O'Ck Sun. 22 April. all at L.F. Mon. 23 April. all at L.F. St Georges day Fri. 27 April. Received 3 Letters from Capt Darby who has quitted the 17 Regt is now Major in some other he has Settled Son Wm Accountt and Draw for ÂŁ148 at 40 Days or Wm must have sold out the Capt says Wm has made free with the Companys Cash Sun. 29 April. Mrs Md not very well all at Moorfeilds at 11 O'Ck did not stay the Sermon Tues. 1 May. meet Mr Hornyhold went with him to Moorfields 11 O'Ck Wed. 2 May. Wrote to Son Wm a very harsh Letter in Answer to his received 4 days since ... Mr Bennett the Musick master Called to [borrow?] Dr Ames Burial Servicel but I had not got it put in Score Thurs. 10 May. on looking in to our Stable See Son Chas New horse which he bought without my leave, for which Mr Walker advanced him ÂŁ15 on his Note dated the 5 May on Demand which Note I paid him and immediately turned him away, he took on much and wished to lay in my house until his Wife was cured but I objected and he went away before Dinner Fri. 11 May. As Mr Coombs was Expected to Settle with me this, and both Walker and Brocklebanck said he rather was privy to Son Chas buing the horse and in fact sold it as his property and that said Coombs would take the horse again I mentioned it to Son Chas but he said Coombs knew nothing neither was he concerned aboute the horse at all, however after Settling with him [for? ] Clos I mentioned it and said Coombs oned he was with my Son then he bought it and would give the same price he gave, and that a Mr Panton would have it, I sold said horse to Coombs after which Son Chas told Me, I had no wright so to do that I was dishonest and did it to put the mony in my pockett and otherwise behaved very Ill. I told him I fore See we should be unhappy together and desired him to fix on something for that here he should not be Mr Stratoll called and I advisd with him in the Afternoon Charles being in Dining room of tother house I again asked him if he wished me to be his freind he said yes, on which we embraced Each other and I hope this disaggreable business is quite finished. Sat. 12 May. Stayed at home writting to Maria and Betsey and Mr Mumford and Hiecq which are to be sent by Mr Paston Junr 1

T h e "Liber a me, Domini".

(See above p . 36)


1781

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

165

who called in the Even drank Tea and will set of for St Omers Monday next . . . Mr V\Talker Supped with us and promissed taking the Letter from Maria Bett to Morrow to Mr Paston Sun. 13 May. Self at 10 and High at which all my family were ... As Cos Brooke had told us last Saturday he had been into Yorkshire had seen Dick Senr and Junr Mrs Mawhood Senr and Mrs Wood who said they were not pleased with me &c Mon. 16 May. Mrs Md Dory and Gasking at South St in the Coach Sun . 20 May. Self at 10 & High L.Fs Thurs. 24 May. All at high L.Fs and at Vespres Sun. 3 June . Self at 10 and Mrs Mawhood Dory Self and Chas at 11 L.Fs Mon. 4 June: all at High L.Fs Fri. 8 June. Jno Lamb Esqr on the Cashiers of the Bank of England 8 June No 1545 E . . . . . . . . . £1398. 12. _1 Sat. 9 June. Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sun. 10 June . Self at Sacra Sanctum L.F. 7 O'Ck at 10 and high Mon. 11 June. Received a Letter from Butler that he was going to Bruges the 23d would be glad to have the £100 untill his return which will be in a few days Son Chas and Self Dined at Smiths late Dobneys being a Charity Son Chas is choisen one of the Stewards paid our Subscriptions £1. 1. 0 Each Sun. 17 June. Self at 10 and Hight Mrs Md Dory Chas. Sat. 23 June . Received a Letter from Mrs More Brugess with my Accountt to [blank] being £30 for Bett and Lucy and An Accountt of my three Daughters being presented to the Emperour and Duke of Glocester.2 Sun. 24 June . All at hight Lincolns Inn feilds Mon . 25 June. all came to Town to breakfast brought some of our last Pig Tues. 26 June . Self Mrs Md Dory and Chas went in our Coach to Richmond Searched the Register for Marriage of Thos Payce Senr 3 from 1651 to 1707 not to be found Dined at Star & Garter See Kew Gardins drank Tea at Turnham Green drank Wine at Gentills4 Fri. 29 June . Mrs Md at Sacra Sanctum Sat. 30 June. Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sun. 1 July. Self at Sacra Sanctum. Wed. 4 July . Mr Archer Sacerdos Called Fri. 13 July . Mr Burgess Arrived from Brugess our Daughters well Except Lucy's Ears which smelling bad occasioned complaint 1 2

3 4.

For the Army clothing contract. Joseph II (1741-1 790) suppressed religious houses; the English Convent, Bruges, was spared on account of its school. The Duke of Gloucester was the brother of George III. His grandfather. Hammersmith Convent; Mrs. Gentil ".. as Superior.


166

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1781

from the Scollers, but they are now Better She has had her Ears sullingd Sun. 15 July. Mr Burgess went to L.Fs said! after 7 prayers Self at 10 high with Mrs Mawhood Dory Chas and Mr Burgess Mon. 16 July. See Mr Huddleston who will take charge of Betsey and Lucy my Daughters from Brugess to London they set of for Dover Wednesday Morn Tues 17 July. See Mr Jacobs Senr he remembers my Grandfather Thos Payce, who says was a little man with a great bottled nose he knew my father Mother and 2 Aunts he used to Buy Tea of them Wed. 18 July . After Tea Self and Son Chas in our New Boate and Burgess Mrs Md Dory arrived at Vaux Hall t After 7 O'Clock meet Mr Archer Sacerdos there he supped with us, self paid all 16s/ all came in our Coach to Town got home at 1 O'Ck Fri. 20 July. See Mr Lamb Golden square says no peace. Mr Robinson Sacredos Do. Sat. 21 July. In the Afternoon Self Son Chas and Mr Bogg sailed in our new boat to Chelsey bridge Sun. 22 July. Self at 10 & Mrs Md Dory & Chas and Self high Tues. 24 July. wrote to Mr[s] More to send over Betsey but to keep Lucy as Shes now well in health and to Send my Accountt Sat. 28 July. all at high for the King of Sardinias Patron ... Se1f at L .Fs did Webbs service Called & See Mr Archer but he could not come to say at Finchley Sun. 29 July. all at 7 O'Ck L.Fs Sun. 5 Augst. all at 7 O'Ck L.Fs after Self Mrs Md Dory and Chas to Finchley Wed. 8 Augst. Owen Drunk he tumbled Getting on his Coach Box, got a hackney Coach from Islington Mrs Md much affritened Thurs. 9 Augst. Owen so Drunk self obliged to get on the Box Sat. 11 Augst. Mr Horaban after Tea went with us to Finchley Sun. 12 Augst. Mr Horaban said at t past Seven Tues. 14 Augst. Offered Mr Horaban mony but he would not take it. Thurs. 16 Augst. had altercation with Mrs Md Sat. 18 Augst. at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary Sun. 19 Augst. Self at Sacra Sanctum DO Mrs Ma Chas Dory at High L.Fs Tues. 21 Augst. Self Mrs Md Dory & Chas set of in our Coach at ! before 6 O'Clock Breakfasted at Darford 9 O'Ck dined at Rochester 3 O'Ck drank Tea with Miss Mackgown went by water See the Barracks walked back much Tired all Supped with Miss Mackgown Lay at the Bull, a bad night Wed. 22 Augst. Set of at 6 O:Ck arrived at Sittingborn 9 Breakfasted there arrived at Canterbury 3 O'Ck found Mr & Mrs Whyatt dined lef my horses on Accountt of the Races took a pair of horses arrived at Margate at 8 O'Ck took Lodgins at


1781

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

167

Mr Gunnings a good night wrote to Brocklebank to send Miss Betsey but take care of her till ~e returned Thurs. 23 Augst. Mr Mrs ~Thyatt and all walked to the prospect house played at Booles meet Mr Mrs Stonard and Mr Blunt sent a Letter by him to Mr Mumford Dory went to the Rooms with Mrs Whyatt Self Mrs Md and Chas Supped at home 2 Ships Arrived from Ostend but heard nothing of Bestsey &c Fri. 24 Augst. Self Mrs Mawhood Dory & Chas Mrs Mr vVhyatt and Miss [blank] at Ramsgate returned at t past 1 O'Ck 3 Ships arrived from Ostend but no tidings of Betsey Sat. 25 Augst. Attended the Ship from Ostend no News of Betsey Bought Macarel 3 for a Shilling self Eate Mutton stakes Sun. 26 Augst. No place for Prayers. stayed at home Mon. 27 Augst. Self Mrs Md Mrs Whyatt and Wallbanck at broadstairs bought 30 \iVhitings for 9d attended the Ship no News of Bett Tues. 28 Augst. Two Ships arrived from Ostend no News of Betsey to have a pigeon Pye of 4 cost 3s Received a Letter from Mr Burgess that Betsey and her company were well at Ostend and wated a fairer wind his Letter Dated 27 Augst in now Blows hard took Lodgins at Mr Cobbs the Baker at 1. 1. 0 Pr week and to pay for table linning and Sheetts for Owen Wed. 29 Augst. was at Markett Bought Beef st Pr pound 71 gave Mrs \iVhyatt 6 Pigeons Cost 4/6 to Dine with her this Day Thurs. 30 Augst Mr \~Talker Master of cerimonys Called aboute the house at North forland that he had let it t o a familey for the Month Sepr I am to send him an Answer in 10 Days Fri. 31 A ugst. bought Souls cost 3/6 the pair disturbed in the night by Express from Canterbury that Betsey and Company was arrived I desired theyd proceed to Town Sat. 1 Sep. Eate meat bot t nick of Veal for Sunday, at the Breakfast Dandelion. cost 1/6 Each S~tn. 2 Sep. no prayers Mon. 3 Sep. Mr Hussey Robinson Hatchett arrivd Tues. 4 Sep. Mr Hussey set of this morn for Ostend Sent by him a Letter to Maria Mr Robinson returned to Town tomorrow walk with him in the Even and had some talk Wed. 5 Sep. paid Mr Cobb 1. 1. 0 & 10/6 for &cs paid for New papers Is. st a letter 6t ... Set out for Canterbury at t past 8 O'Ck arrived at 12 See the Cathedral lay at Ospringe Thurs. 6 Sep. Set ?J at ! past 5 Breakfasted at Sittingbom Dined at Rochester arrived at Darford 6 O'Ck drank Tea and Supped and lay there Fri. 7 Sep. all got up at 6 O'Ck breakfasted at Shooters hill, arrived in vVest Smithfd at 11 O'Ck found Betsey arrived from Brugess since last Saturday night Sat. 8 Sep. all at L.Fs high S~tn. 9 Sep . Self at 10 the 1 hour and 11 High.


168

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1781

Mon. 10 Sep. Received a Letter from Son \ÂĽm dated Portsmouth the 29 June Sun. 16 Sep. all at high L.F . Sun. 25 Sep. self at 10 & all Except Chas at high L.Fs Chas went in a Gigg chaise with a young Man and they dined at Finchley all at Vespress after to Finchly Son Chas returned that night to Town Sat. 6 Oct. Mr Nassau! supped with us he goes to Doway next Monday Morn : Send by him Letter to Mumford, Maria, Mrs More and Lucy Sun. 7 Oct. Self called and See Mr Brown, Sacerdos while there Mr Davis of Doway arrived he brot Betsey several Letter I had one from Dr Lucy after all at High L.Fs Sun. 14 Oct. Self at 10 L.Fs Mrs Md Dory Bett and Self at High L .Fs son Chas walked it after to Finchly to Dinner Sat. 20 Oct. Mr Davis Sacerdos went with Self Mrs Md Dory Bett and Chas to Finchly to Tea at Finchly Sun. 21 Oct. Davis Said no other Company Wed. 24 Oct. wrote a Letter to Mumford by Mrs Heathcote who goes for St Orner by way of Calais toMorrow Sun. 28 Oct. Self at 10 L.Fs all at high after went to Finchly Thurs. 1 Nov . all at L.Fs Mom: Self at Vespres Fri. 2 Nov . all at L.Fs did vVebbs service Sun. 4 Nov. all at 10 L.Fs Self Mrs Md Dory Bett and Chas after to Finchly came again to Town to Tea Mon. 5 Nov. Dory at Sacra Sanctum Fri. 9 Nov. At Mr Lindoes did the Nessessary Sat. 10 Nov. Self at Sacra Sanctum Sun. 11 Nov. all at L.F. 11 O'Ck Thurs. 14 Nov. In the afternoon Mr James2 Johnson Sacerdos from Kendal in Westmoreland arrived at 4 O'Ck Fri. 15 N ov. after breakfast Mr Johnson went to West End of the Town he Dined with us after went to Cold Bathfeilds 3 about a Young woman goning to Pontouse 4 Sun. 17 Nov. stayed all in Town with Mr Johnson 8.t 10 & 11 L.Fs all Dined in Town, after Mr Johnson went to West End of the Town he returned to Tea, gave him 10/6 towards paying for the poor Girl going to Pontoise after Supper he took leave at 10 O'Ck went to the + Keys in vVood St lay there to Set of to morrow in the Margate Coach Thurs. 22 Nov. Son Charles and Self at the St Cacilian meeting 1

2

3 4

John N assau; b. 1766; Sedgley Park, 1772-7; Douay, 1778 ; Louvain, 1785; St. Patrick's, Soho, 1792; Spanish Place, 1795-7; Wanvick St. 1800-2; in 1800 went with Dr. Gregory Stapleton to Rome on affairs of Mrs. Fitzherbert whose confessor he was (See Ward, Dawn, Vol. II, pp. 225-228); d. 4 Jan. 1807. See C .R.S. XII, 96. Should be "Thomas"; see above p. 112 . Near present Mount Pleasant, Finsbury; there is still a Cold Bath Rd. there. English Benedictine Nuns, Pontoise, founded 1652, closed 1784.


1781

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

169

Queens head cost lOs Each, I am chose Steward for next year with Mr Archer, came away 11 O'Ck Fri. 23 Nov. Stayed at home not well, a fire in my Tennants Chimney the Ale house but soon put out Mrs Md at L.Fs Mr Christians Anniversary Sun. 25 Nov. Self at 10 'Ck L.Fs all at high Sun. 2 Dec. at 10 and 11 L.Fs Son Chas on horseback to Finchley all the rest at Moorfeilds Sun. 9 Dec. called on the Blind man St Serpulkres workhouse left him 2s gave the Nurse 6d ... all at L.F. Except Son Chas who went to Finchley all at Vespres Mon. 10 Dec. taken not well before breakfast stayed at home Mr Lindoe came in the Even did the Nessesary, Mr Wallbank came in much better temper will place his Daughter by recommendation of Chas Carpue at the poor Clairs Dunquekerque begs me to write to Mr Mumford he will write also Tues. 11 Dec. Self at Sacra Sanctum Thurs. 13 Dec. See Bishop Talbot and Mr Bolton no News Sun. 16 Dec. Self at 10 and high Dory and Bett at Moorfields Son Chas Dined at Finchley all at Vespress Mon . 17 Dec. at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary Tues. 18 Dec Self at Sacra Sanctum 8 O'Ck L.Fs Sun. 23 Dec. last night but Indifferent disturbed in my Sleep, Eate a Little brealdast stayed at home, Son Chas went and Dined at Finchley. Mrs Md Dory and Bett at 10 L.Fs after at Moorfields at the Sermon, Eate some Dinner Mrs Simister here. Dory Bett and Harry and Carney at Vespres, self said the office for Darley at home, Son Chas come home at 70'Ck Tues. 25 Dec. Mr Ansted said for us in our Room after Self at high L.Fs and all at Vespres, he and Mrs Simister Dined TVed. 26 Dec. all at high L.Fs Mr Lindoe called, Mrs Md Self Bett and Gasking did the nessesary Thurs. 27 Dec. at L.Fs 8 O'Clock at Sacra Sanctum Mr and Mrs Walker dined with, Mrs Walker of Bedford St called to tell us Mr Roper went for St Omers this Even but sent nothing by him, Mr Miss & Master Kernan Called, Ansted Mr & Mrs Walker supped Fri. 28 Dec. Dory wrote to Maria in consiquence of the report that the Emperour would put Down allmost all Convents Except the Ursulines and the Begiuage [beguinageJ houses Sun. 30 Dec. Self at L.Fs walked it there and back again, very Indifferent Eate little dinner, Son Chas Dined at Finchly Self and Bett at Vespress Tu es. 31 Dec. all at L.Fs hjgh St Thos of Canterbury


170

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1782

1782

Sat. /5 Ian . at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary set with Mr Horriban and Mr ] ulians Sun. 6 I an. at Sacra Sanctum after walked to L.Fs meet a Protestant Parson who walked home with me. Mrs Md Chas Dory and Bett heard Mr Kirvan 1 Moorfields. all at Vespres. Mr Brown Sacerdos came home & drank Tea Wed. 9 I an. a good night much better in health Son Chas at the Charitable feast half Mone Cheapside, Self taken III eate little dinner at home at 5 O'Ck went to the London Dispensary voted for Dr Cook after at the Charity taken III obliged to come home at 7 O'Ck Son Chas stayed Sat. 19 I an. at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary not very well Sun. 20 I an. at Sacra Sanctum after Mr Kirvan called said Ship Tarlton was arrived with my Sugar went to high with us in OUr Coach and took leave Son Chas dined at Finchley all at Vespres Mon. 21 Ian. a paragraph appeared in our paper that Son Wm was lost in the Ship Lord Mulgrave, went to Hansards and Mr Lamb who gave me a loin of pork. after went with Mr Gilchrist to printers but could make no thing out Tues. 22 I an. heard this day from Mr Gilchrist that the Ship Lord Mulgrave was got into Chas Town for certain Mr Bolton called . . . Settled with Mr Walker he goes for Ostend toMorrow wrote by him to Maria and Mumford sent him Newspaper and 2 hour Glasses to Brugess Thurs. 24 I an. after Dinner Called at Banqrs for my book Mr Gothers thoughts2 Sun. 27 I an. Son Chas Dined at Finchly Dory and Bett at Moorfeilds Dillon walked home with them Self and Mrs Md at high L.Fs Mrs Simister Dined all at Vespres Fri. 2 Feb. in the Even Mr Byng's Servant calld to desire I would sign the Midlands petition,3 which I declined wrote to Mr Mumford for Miss Wallbank to come home Sun. 4 Feb. all at Moorfeilds heard Mr Kirvan at Vespres L.Fs Tues. 6 Feb. Son Wm arrived from America. Wed. 7 Feb. Son ~Tm and Self called on Mr Lamb had much talk, we called at Hansards desired our ACC01.ll1 tt of Mr Brett ot identified. John Gother; a conv ert ; entered Lisbon College in 1668; on mission, 1652. In his last years he was chaplain at Vlarkworth Castle; Mrs. Challoner was housekeeper, and Gother instructed and received her son Richard into the Church. Gother died on the voyage to Lisbon in 1704. He was the leading Catholic controversialist of his day. The book here referred to (presumably lodged with the bankers during the Riots) may have been Instructions for the Whole Year, Being Practical Thoughts on the Epistles and Gospels (1718). See GiUow. Possibly one of the many petitions against the government and its disastrous policy leading to Lord North's resignation in March. No Catholic petition is recorded at this date.

1 .:. 2

3


1782

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

171

Thurs. 8 Feb. Son Wm and Self See Mr Farquagh gave ÂŁ1. 1. 0 for his Advise to \iVm he thinks it the Piles he delivered in his Arrival and place of abode at Lord G. Germains office called on Lord Petre not in Town comes toMorrow from Bath Fri. 9 Feb. the fast day it was kept very well Son Wm and Chas at 8 O'Ck L.Fs after the young people walked in the Park Self and Mrs Md at high L.Fs prayed for George our good King Mr Bol ton drank Tea with us Sun. 11 Feb. Wm and Chas at 8 O'Ck L.Fs after they went to Finchly Sat. 16 Feb. Called on Bishop Talbot he gave leave for meet 3 times a week during Lent Fri. 22 Feb. Son Wm and Self a Lord Petre saw him hell speck to Sir Guy Carlton, l Son Wm is to go to him next Monday 11 O'Ck Sat. 23 Feb. called at Lindoes not at home left word for him to call which he did at 5 O'Ck did the nessesery Sun. 24 Feb. at Sacra Sanctum all in Town at Moorfeilds and L.Fs See Mr Gibson 2 of Doway at Mr Browns he gave me a kind invitation, in the Even at Vespres heard Mr Archer Mon. 25 Feb. Son Wm went in the Coach to Lord Petre See him, at set ! of an hour with him he said he had called twice on Sir Goy Carleton but he was from home, but promises seeing him and doing Wm all the Service in his power, and will let him know Sun. 3 March. Sons and Daughters at Moorfeilds Selves at High L.F. See Mr Brown no News he thinks a peace all at Vespres self at Sermon Sun. 10 March. Self walked to L.F. not well at high Mrs Md and Self came home in the Coach. Wm Chas Dory and Bett at Bavarian Thurs. 14 March. not very well Eate bu.t little Dinner Stayed at home Messrs Horoban and Siddall3 called Sun. 17 March. better in health walked to 10 and High L.Fs \iVm Dory and Bett at Bavarian Chas at Moorfeilds ... all at Vespres Except Wm and Chas who stayed at home brot home Mr Greenham to Tea Sat. 23 March. Wm and Chas at Mr Horobans Sun. 24 March. all in Town and at L.Fs Mon. 25 March. all at L.Fs at high and at Complin Except self Wed. 27 March. all at Tenebris except self Thurs. 28 March. all at L.Fs and at Tenebris also Sat. 30 March. all at L.Fs Easter Sunday 31 March. Self at L.F. Mrs Md Wm Chas Dory and 1 2

3

Sir Guy Carleton (Lord Dorchester), 1724-1808; he was appointed COffiWilliam Gibson, fifth son of Joseph Gibson of Stonecroft, Durham; b.2. Feb. 1738; Douai, 5 April, 1750; on mission, 1765; President of Douai, 1781-1790; Bishop of Acanthus and V.A. Northern District, 1790; founder of Ushaw; d. 2 June, 1821. See C.R.S. XXVIII, 263 n; Kirk; Gillow; Ward, Dawn, I 54. One of the priests 'at Moorfields, but not otherwise identified; d. 1789; see below p. 269.


172

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1782

Bett at Moorfields, all Except Chas who went to Finchly at Vespres L.F. Self at Mr Boltons Sermon at the Ship Mon. 1 April. Cosn Brooke drank Tea with us Chas went to the Play Wm Dory and Bett at the Mansion house Ball with Mr Holker Tues. 2 April. Mr Wallbank and Mr Gould called who brought over his Daughter last night. brought me a Letter from Mumford Gould will stay at Mr Wallbanks during his stay here, he thinks going for St. Omers on Thursday. \iVallbanck said he would leave his Daughters Religion to herself on which Shewed him Mumfords letter that She was become a Catholick at which he said if this is the case She had better have stayed where She was and at Dinner he seemed much displeased and with Mr Gould after he had taken one Glass of Wine to do his business, for he would no hinder him now and the sooner he went the better and Mr Gould took the hint he drank Tea and Supped with us Wed. 3 April. Mr Gould Called Early says Walbanck is a Divil did no See him then, he afterwards Dined with Walbanck, who paid the Account and gave Gould 5 Guineas and was well pleased and parted freinds Gould supped with took Letters from me to Mumford Hiecq, went back to Walbancks, and sets off to-Morrow for St Omers Sat. 6 April. this Morn went to Mr Lindoe's did the Nessesary Sun. 7 April. at Sacra Sanctum L.F. at Vespress and Bishop Talbots Sermon gave Mr Greenwayl a cast to Bertlets buildings Sat. 13 April. See Mr Wallbanck complains of Mumford treating his Daughter of an hauteur and putting him to Expences and that his Daughter brought so few Clos home ... See Mr Robinson Sacerdos he says we shall have great privilages soon Sun. 14 April. Self at 10 & 11 L.Fs Son Wm and Chas at Moorfields after Wm went to Finchly all Except him at Vespres self at Sermon heard Mr Bolton Mon. 15 April. Miss Mawhood Bett and Dory at South Street at Lord Petres Mothers Dirge2 Thurs. 18 April. at Mr [blank] to hire a boy from his School Fri. 19 April. hired a boy named [blank] to give his Clos and no wages ... the Boy came with his father aggreed with him, no wages but to give Clos Sat. 20 April. at the Bank See Mr Brown Sacerdos Sun. 21 April. all at L.F. Except Chas and Wm who was at Moorfields Wed. 24 April. Miss Hall drank Tea and Mr Spencer and the young woman from the Austins, Bruges Sun. 28 April. Son Chas and Wm at Moorfields Chas went to 1

2

John Greenway ; b. 1750; SedgleyParkSchool 1763-67; Douai ;Valladolid 1769 ; Vice-president there; on mission at Gloucester; d. 29 Nov. 1800 ; See Kirk, Gillow. Mary, d. of the Earl of Derwentwater (executed, 1716).


1782

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

173

Finchly after Dinner called on Monsr Baily vic are General of Canada, he was very polite and said had he know of my Intention before Sir Guy Carlton went Wm could have had anything, but at present he was sorry he could be no service, he says a recommendation of Lord Petre to Sir George Howard will do everything I could wish Mon. 29 April. Self called on Lord Petre at last See him, he appered hurried and rather out of temper, however he promissed getting me a Letter In a few days from Sir George Howard1 to Sir Guy Carlton, and promissd to send it Sat. 4 May. Mrs Md had words with Wm and Chas both sulkey Wm went out directly in a passion, because Mrs Md said he has finished his brothers ruin Sun. 5 May. Son Wm lay in bed untill we went to Church then went out the whole day-did not return till 11 O'Ck Selfe Mrs Md Dory Bett a L.Fs ... all a Vespres brought home with me from the Sennon Mr Belasy2 Mr Lindoe Mr [blank] Mon. 6 May. had a talk with Son Wm but he is obstinate in his own humour, wd not be reconsiled to his Mother, went out in the Mom, 10 O'Ck ... had talk with Son Charles he is obstinate want me to buy an Insency (Ensigncy) does not like Trade at All Tues. 7 May. went to Son Wm room before he was up, had much talk with him but still obstinately bent talked again with him in the Shop and at last convinced him and Chas too . . . Son Wm Eates now with us a usual, my Daughters had a great route 3 Sons Wm and Chas attended Wed. 8 May. the young people went the Artes and Scinces in the Strand4 Sun. 12 May. Self at 10 & 11 L.Fs and all at Vespres Except Sons, heard Mr Bellacy brought him home to Tea Thurs. 16 May. not very well Fri. 17 May. Do intended bring Mr Lindoe but it rained Sat. 18 May. Sent Son Chas for Mr Lindoe he came before Dinner did the nessesary Sun. 19 May. At Sacra Sanctum L.F. after came home to Breakfast Owen the Coachman heard Son Wm say his new Chariot wated for him at Mr Lanes door in Aldersgate St on which Owen went found it so. spoke to the Coachman who said in belonged to a 1

2

3 4

George Howard (1720 ?-1796), made field-marshal in 1793. His father was a nephew of Francis, Lord Howard of Effingham. Charles Belasyse, 7th and last Lord Fauconberg; Douai, 1762; St. Gregory's Paris, 8 Aug. 1768; priest, 1775; D.D. and on mission, 1778; London until 1810 when he succeeded his brother and retired to Lancashire; d. 21 June 1815. See C.R.S. XIX, 149n; XXXVIII, 173; Kirk. A Rout was a musical party. Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, founded 1754. It had a large hall in the Strand. Dr. Johnson was a member. Developed into Royal Society of Arts.


174

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1782

young officer Mr Lambs Sister thought She See the said Chariot at the Bavarian Chappell Sons Wm and Chas went out in it in the Mom; and never returned till night Mon. 20 May. Self walked to L.F. meet Mr Delamotte Cousin, I asked him for mony he said he should receive some soon from france and would pay me, but took no notice that he had made my Son Wm a Chariot neither did I know it then myself but when I came from High at L.F. Brocklebank told me for Owen had then told him Tues. 21 May. somewhat better Son Wm and Chas seemed more civil and Wm went to buy Walkers Blanquets and Buckles Self went to Consult Baron Eyres1 and Mr Lamb and again in the Even kept my self at a propper distance all the time of Supper Wed. 22 May . after breakfast went into the Compting house and began with Son Chas that my Buisness was not attended to, he must now fix on Something that I would have no horses or Dogs kept but that he must lead a sober and good life, to which he said nothing, then I attacked Wm as an officer of corse a Gentleman that I had bought him a Leiutcy which I expected should keep him on which he offered to resign it to me, I said I had nothing to do with it for I gave him but that I would not pay any Debts or Bills he might draw that he should not keep his Chariot he said he was accountable to no one and should do as he pleased he said I placed all my affection on Dory that he had Seen it long, I told him and Chas I should place my Affection on those that best pleased me, on which he said to his brother Chas come you and I like Dear Brothers Soldiers and honest men will seek our fortunes on which I said he might do it as soon as he pleased: I again recommended them both but perticularly Son Chas to well consider what they were aboute for which I would give them some hours, and then I left the Coumpting house; came down again as soon as I was dressed but they were both gone having previously Ordered Jos to go to the Green yard to Order their Chariott and horses to Newgate St at 10 O'Ck after this I went with my Cash ... to Messrs Fuller See Old Mr Fuller and told him the affair least they might take up cash, I told him how I had acted he approved of it, after Dinner asked Jos who said they sent him to order the Chariot this Mom into Newgate Street Mr Atkins2 called and will attend any time to Settle Sons disputes Son Wm Stayed out all night Son Chas came home after we were gone up Stairs Thurs. 23 May. Son Wm sent an order to Chas for his Trunks Mr Brocklebank let me know just as they were but put in under 1 2

Sir James Eyre (1734-1799), one of the barons of the exchequer; he had been Recorder of London. See D. N. B. There is no clue in the diary as to the identity of 'Mr Atkins' who acted frequently as mediator between father and son; there is no clear Catholic connexion.


1782

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

175

the care of Mr Lows man of the hotele Covent Garding I stopt them untill Chas Shewed me his Brothers order then I let them go after which Chas went and got his Sister Betts watch, I wished him to return it me but he would not, he breakfasted with us and was very saucy to his Mother to conclude I proposed Mr Atkins to talk with him, Mr Atkins carne and after much talk at last Chas prornissed to lead a new life and I am to Allow him Pr Qr what Mr Atkins says after this Chas set to writting in the books Self called and See Mr Britt the talor he says Son Wm brought the blew and Yellow Cloth to him for his 2 Liverys, after Called on Mr Stevens at the Green yard wte + St See his wife, who says the Chariot went out for the first time on Sunday, I told her I should pay no Debts on which She said the horses should go no more out Mr Atkins got Betsey watch from him by paying ÂŁ5. 5. O. Mr and Miss Walbanck drank Tea and Supped when Chas was called out to a fat man and likewise to Mr Atkins Servant but he did not let me know Fri. 24 May. Sent Dory to Acquaint Mr Atkins what I had done which he approved of Mr Atkins came at 10 'Ck and Chas present we had much talk Chas tale of the 21 Guineas he before said he has borrowed of his Brother proved nugatory Chas has given thl": Mare in Lieu Chas wished to help his Brother with Cash which Atkins disapprovd, or to have any connection till he returned horne and to his Duty Chas says Wm intends taking Lodgins at 10/6 Pr week which also Atkins disapproved of Chas says Wm wishes to get rid of his Chariot and Coach horses and Mare but knows not how, he wishes also to go abroad and is content If I allow him ÂŁ50 Pr Annum added to his pay and that if ~'m Shuses he will give him the meeting at Mr Bridges this Even 6 O'Ck but took a few days to consider what I am to allow Chas Pr Annum after this Son Chas went to Wm at Woods and carne horne to Dinner, but nothing transpired; I had mentioned to Chas that I trusted theyd confine themselves to truth and be quite open, to which Chas Answerd he found suspisions still to prevail and said we should not be happy together, after Dinner I called on Atkins and told him this, Chas also went to Mr Atkins at Mr Briges and returned home soon I asked him if he had seen Atkins he said yes, I asked if Wm was there he said No for that he did not See his brother at Woods this Morn. Chas says Mr Atkins will call on me to Morrow Morn Sat. 25 May. Son Chas at 10 O'Ck said he was going to his Brother asked me if I had anything to say I said I was a stranger to what he went aboute On which he said it was in consiquence of his conversation Yesterday with Mr Atkins, so he went and returned in the Coach with Mrs Md and Dory from L.fds In the interim Stopt a Letter from Wm designed for Chas in which he desires the Lend of Chas Pistols for a few days wishes to See Chas at Woods at 11 O'Ck to morrow Morn in [is] tired of Old England


176

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1782

says hell go to france and says it will be the last time Chas will Ever See him at the End of said Letter wishes Chas to send powder and Ball for the Pistols and gives his Love to Betsey; See Mr Atkins at Bethlem Hospitall,l Shewed him said Letter at which he was struck and confounded advised to Seal the Letter and let him have it called at Stevens See Wm Coachman has not been out since he tells me the horse his master Mr Stevens borrowed till he could match that of Wm choise, was sent home both Master and Mistress are so III I would not go up to their room tho they desired it but I told the man I beleived the Coachmaker would be glad to have his Chariot back After called on Mr Hollinsworth, he was out See his wife, Asked if Sons had bought the Mare She said No but that they frequently borrowed it I begged her not to let it any more for fear of consiquences came home t past 12 O'Ck found Chas returned with his Mother in the Coach from L.Fs Mr Bevins Mare Sold to Chas March 20th for £21 this Mr Hollinsworth told me and he promissed me he would detain the Mare and not let Wm or Chas any horse at 7 O'Ck Son Wm Called on Mr Atkins and wished me to Allow him 50 Pr Annum besides his pay and he would joyn his Regt at N" York directly but would not come horne again or See us any more Sun. 26 May. Called on Mr Delarnotte, See one of the brothers the Fanmaker, he says he advised Mr Kennett and his Brothers Not to make Wm Charoit without consulting me first. he went with me to Chappell and called out Kennett Kennett says he meet Wm yesterday and he said he should keep on the job, that he should See Mr Atkins, and his [?] and that all will be settled aggreably I told Kennett I was glad to hear him mention Mr Atkins he being the only person that could gett the Chariott back which Kennett said would content him Self after high L.F. went to Finchly with Mrs Md Dory Bett and Chas returned to Town 7 O'Ck See Mr Atkins who will undertake to Settle with Kennett Mon. 27 May. Son Chas III Laid in bed all day a very sickley time in London Thurs. 30 May. Self Stayed at home very III Mrs Mawhood Chas Dory and Bett at L.Fs Mr Atkins Settled with Kennett by my Recept of £10 and with Stevens for horses at £10 Bk Note, I gave Son Chas £5. 5. 0 to pay his Debts and Mr Atkins Settled it that I am to Allow Chas £10 Pr Quarter from this day which he aggreed to and to mind my Trade I am to be at no other Expence but board Lodging and Washing Fri. 31 May. gave Hollinsworth orders to Sell Wm Mare ' 1

Moorfields, near London Wall; originally (1247) a Priory of the Order of St Mary of Bethlehem in Bishopsgate; used for "distracted people" as early as 1400. The records do not give the name of Atkins amongst the officials.


1782

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

177

Sat. 1 June . very Ill, all of us after Dinner Mr Lindoe called did the nessessary In the Even a boy came from Mr Hollinsworth and said without an Order from me he must deliver the Mare vVm Jno Md having been that day to demand it I therefore sent an Order not to Deliver it to anyone Sun . 2 June . all at L .Fs Self did not go to Communition ... after Tea Mr Atkins called, Wm had been with him he wishes to go and live at Bruges on his pay and £50 Pr Annum but will never come home again to us. Is offended at my detaning the Mare Tues. 4 June . Sent Dory to Atkins he came in the Morn: advised me to let him have the Mare and I gave an Order to Hollinsworth which I gave to Chas to give him and that now I had finished with vVm neither would I allow him £50 Pr Annum unless he returned to his duty Son Chas stayed at home all Day Wed. 5 June. Mrs Md Bett and Nurse at L.Fs Self walked there, Chas I beleive did not See his Brother after Dinner Self Mrs Md Bett and Gasking at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Dory at Sacra Sanctum I received a Letter by the Post directed to Chas which I gave him unopened all Expect Chas at Complin Thu.rs . 6 June. Mr Davis said in Smithfield 8 O'ek Self and as above at Sacra Sanctum Stopd a Letter from Wm to Chas wherein he wishes Chas to get him £21 or he must proceed on some vile Errant which may be fatal but that Sum will make him happy, after looking at it I again sealed it up ... Mr Davis dined with us went away III Self and Bett at Complin Son Chas was at Dobneys Booling Green With Greenham Pendigas &c to Settle the Charitys dinner for next Monday Sun . 9 June . very well, intend for Finchley after prayers. Self, Mrs Md Chas Dory and Bett Dined at Finchley lay there Mon . 10 June . washing Day, Self a very bad night came to Town after breakfast Son Chas at the Charity meeting as Steward self gave 2/6 for Tickt but did not go there Chas went in the Even to Vauxhall with Mr Archer and Mr Hunt came home at 2 o'Clock in the Morn Tues. 11 June. at 12 L.Fs Chas received a Letter from Wm that he sold his Mare for £15. 15. and intended for Margate and Ostend on Thursday after which he would come home I told Chas if he did not come and make his submission before I would not then receive him Chas Dory and Bett and the Opera gave Chas £1. 1. 0 they was home before 11 o'Ck Thurs. 13 June. Son Chas went to his Brother Wm just after a Letter came from Wm to Chas for Union Street 5 O'Ck Wednesday Even that Wm was to be on board the Sally Hoy 2 O'Ck and would be glad to see Chas before he sails, he tells him he left a Trunck and Portmantoe at his Lodgins, begs Chas to take care of till he sends for them, has told his Landlady that Chas will send for them ... Son Chas Shewed me Wm Letter I advised him to consult Mr Atkins which he did Chas now seems determined L


178

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1782

to through vVm off, nevertheless for the last time he is now gone to meet him on board the Margate hoy, I again offered to be reconsiled and to take Wm again into favor provided he would humble himself as he ought. Chas meet his Brother, who at first rejected coming home but Chas proposing a dinner they settled over a Bottle of Wine that Wm should go to Finchley on which Chas ordered a postchaise and they both went Wm told Chas he should live at Finchley on his pay and 3s Pr Diem Extra I am to allow him and that he would very seldom come to Town, Chas returned at 8 O'Ck Fri. 14 June. Son Chas went to Thrift St So Ho and fetched his brother "'\Vms trunck and port Mantoe, No other News Sat. 15 June . called on Butler Lincolns Inn did no See him left a Letter that I should Expect my ÂŁ100 & 7. 10. 0 Interest by the 23rd Ins. Self at 12 L .F . . . . called on and see Mr Atkins who advises to behave to vVm as if nothing had happened Sun. 16 June . all at high L .F . after to Finchley to Dinner . . . found Son Wm as Usual and he handed us out of the Coach nothing talked of he deverts himself in the boate &c. Mon. 17 June . Sailed in the Boate till near 11 O'Ck with Wm and Chas after Chas and Self walked to Town Except Is fare from Islington found Mr Davis Sacerdos he dined after which he went away will Endevor to Get some one to say for him some day this week and will drink Tea with me to Morrow T ues . 18 June. Mr Davis went with me to Finchly in a post chaise got down at 8 O'Ck Wed. 19 June. stayed at Finchley played with Davis had words with the Carpenter set out with Davis arrived in Town 8 O'Ck very III Davis Supped Thurs. 20 June. See Fuller Junr told him all differences were made up betwixt my Sons and that Son Chas had great merit in the affair of his Brother Wm Fri. 21 June. at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sat. 22 June. at 10 & 11 O'Ck L.F. and said 4 remains only one pI to say ... said the remaining Pr after Tea self got a cast in post chaise to Finchly received a Letter and Draft from Butler ÂŁ107.10 and a Letter which Ld Petre gave him to Sr Guy Careleton which Letter Butler had kept several days Sun. 23 June. all and Son Wm came to Town to breakfast all at L.F. high Except Chas who was at 7 L.F. Mon. 24 June. we came to Town to L.F. 12 O' Ck Sat. 29 June . all at L.Fs high Son Wm there from Finchley ... Son Wm dined in Smithfield after self at Mr Lindoe's did the Nessesary after supper we thought Wm and Chas went to bed as usual Sun. 30 June. Self up t past 6 O'Ck found Jos in a Lye by saying 1

Prayers?

Paternosters?


1782

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

179

the back door of next house was Bolted at last he confessed Son Chas last night ordered him to bolt the back door in the Morn. Self at Sacra Sanctum and all high L.F. with Mrs Md Dory and Bett after to Finchley found Plenius there, Wm and Chas came down at 10 this Morn: they appeard quite fatigued with their night frolick Wm looks quite bloted and Eate little Dinner Mon. 1 July. Self Mrs Md Chas Dory and Bett came to Town to breakfast Wm stays at Finchly told Chas I was not pleased with him he promisses to mind buisness and says What is past can't be recalled Tues. 2 July. Lieut Heyman called, he is just arrived from New York with Col Johnson gives Wm a good carracter but says he has been Duped, and that he has spent much money and never wated on Apthorp or Sir Henry Clinton or att all attended his own interest Wed. 3 July. called on Col Johnson not come to Town sat with Lieut Heyman some time then went to Gen & Col Morison he received me very civilly I told him my Son had cost me much mony and acquainted him of my Interest with Sir Guy Carleton & Brooke Watson1 he [I?] askd him if he thought my Son had not better go to New York or the Regt would come to England, to all which he said if I would call any Morn he would inform me in the Even went to our Vestrey when Mr [blank] a Butcher Mr Ridout Mr Thorne and another said it was very Extraordinary I took no notice of the Lease of the corner of my Shop which was out many years2 Thurs. 4 July, See Col Johnson and Lady and Mr Hayman begged Col Johnson to speak to Son Wm to be carefull of Extravagance he gives Wm the carracter of a good hearted young man but Idle and dissipated he is beloved in the Regt Sun . 7 July. Self Mrs Md Dory and Wm came to breakfast all at L.F. then to Finchly S'un. 14 July. Son Wm came from Finchly to breakfast in Town he walked it all at high L.Fs Sun. 21 July. Mrs Md Wm Dory and Bett came from Finchly and were at 8 L.F. self also Fri. 26 July. Mrs Md in Coach to South St Sun. 28 J une. Son Wm came to Town all at L.Fs Wed. 31 July. Mr Atkins Capt Steward and Lady with Son Chas came who Was so III with a Debauch with Wm and Mr Smith that only Chas came so III he was Obliged to go to bed Son Wm came at 5 O'Ck self returned with our Coach found by the Servants they had drank 6 Bottles of Wine and stayed up till near 3 O'Ck Thurs. 1 Aug. Son Chas came from Finchly at 11 O'Clock Spoke 1 2

Sir Brook Watson (1735-1807), had served under Monckton and Wolfe; merchant; M.P. London, 1784-1793. See D.N.B. The lease was renewed ¡on 21 Dec. for 30 years at £3 per annum. (Vestry Minutes).


180

T HE

MA WH OO D

D I ARY

1782

to him after Dinner he is very sorry and wishes Wm had not come t o Town Sun. 4 Aug. Son Wm came t o Town all at L.F. Wed . 7 Aug. Called in the Coach and See Genl Morison! he advises sending Son Wm to America Sun. 11 A ug. Wm came from Finchly to breakfast all at L.F. Wed . 14 Aug. Miss Macgown came to Our house to Tea Supped at [and] Lay also proposes taken Dory and Wm for a week to Rochester Fri. 16 Aug. Self called on Mr Horobin and Brown t o know if prayers were said near Rochester they say no . .. after Dinner Miss Mackgown Wm and Dory set off for Rochester gave Wm ÂŁ10. 10. 0 Dory ÂŁ5. 5. O. Sun. 18 Aug. Called and See Mr Atkins he will call and give Chas good advise, all at L.Fs high Sat. 24 Aug. Self Mrs Md Bett and Gasking at L.Fs 12 O'Ck ... Father Jno Anderton Dined with us this day he will say for us to Morrow at 8 O'Ck in Town Sun. 25 Aug. Father Anderton said at our Town house Mon . 26 A ug. Self Mrs Md Bettsey set off at t past 7 to Rochester meet Mr Knap dined at Darford arrived at Rochester 6 O'Ck Put up at the Kingshead drank Tea at Miss Macgowns supped at our Inn not very well Tues. 27 A ug. Dined and Supped at Miss Macgowns Son Wm did not much chuse our Company W ed. 28 A ug. all at Medstone Wm and Dory wrode She got a fall but no great hurt Thurs. 29 Aug. all at the review our horses much affritend Fri. 30 A ug. all Except Wm went to the Camp and Dockyards Son Chas went to Mr George to take the diversion of Shooting Sat. 31 Aug. Set out for Town at 9 O'Clock meet Mr Knap again Dined at Darford arrived in Town at our house 6 O'Ck Sun . 1 S ep. Mr Horoban said in Smithfield Mr Bolton Sacerdos went for his health to Finchly Mon. 2 S ep . Mr Mumford came this day just as we had quitted Town lay at our house T ues. 3 S ep. Mrs Md Bett and Self came to Town to breakfast found Mumford in bed very III spitting Blood returned with him to F inchley to Dinner Mr Bolton better in health Mr Mumford has a horse at 2/6 Pr day W ed. 4 Sep . after breakfast self came to Town on foot Thurs. 5 S ep. Stayed at home a very great fair but no mischief done Fri . 6 Sep. not very well got a cast to Finchley in the Liverpool Stage found Mumford very III S at. 7 S ep. Mrs Md self and Bett came to Town to breakfast See Dr Smith who promissed being at Finchly at 12 O'Ck we meet 1

George Morrison (1704 ?-1799), at this period he was Lt. General and Colonel of the 17th Foot. See D . N . B.


1782

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

181

the Dr. there he wrote for Mumford and Bolton but took nothing says Mumford cant live long he thinks will call Tuesday as he comes from St Albans Sun. 8 Sep. Mr Bolton said Mon. 9 Sep. Mumford very III wishes to be buried at Finchley, says he has Left 60 or ÂŁ70 a year to his Mother in Law! to help her the rest in Charitable uses he begs I will charge him with all Expences whatsoever he puts me to at my house both now and heretofore, 2 years since all Letters &c &c has appointed me and Mr Bolton Exrs he received all the rights of the Church T ues. 10 Sep. Dr Smith called, wrote for him Mumford rather better, took nothing had words with Mrs Md Thurs. 12 Sep. Self at Markett Bought 1 Doz t of Peaches for Mr Mumford at 6d. Each makes 9s Self took them to Finchley in our Coach, Mrs Md so III could not go found Mr Barnard there both Messrs Bolton and Mumford much mended gave them Dr Smiths prescripsion Barnard and Self walked to Town Sat. 14 Sep. at 10 & 11 Bavarian ... Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sun. 15 Sep. Mrs Md Self and Bett went to Finchley arrived at 8 O'Ck heard prayers Self at Sacra Sanctum Tues. 1 7 Sep. Stayed at Finchley Expectting Dr Smith Mumfords Vomitting of Blood has left him but he is low & III still Thurs. 19 Sep. Mumford and Bolton very III Fri. 20 Sep. Called in Mumford and Bolton's Room both III Mumford desired me to get Dr Smith advice so did Bolton Sat. 21 Sep. Son Wm came to Town with ÂŁ1. 1. 0 from Mumford to get F ruite he continues III and Bolton too See Dr Smith got him to write for Mumford but would not writ e for Bolton but will call toMorrow Sun. 22 Sep. Mr Bolton said at 8 O'Ck Mumford received the Viaticum at 12 O'Ck Dr Smith and his familly Called on horseback he did not write, Mumford to continue the same he wrote for the Dr thinks he is very bad but as he recovered before thinks he may again, but says tis very precarious Mon. 23 Sep. Self Mr Bolton Mrs Md and Bett came to Town to breakfast, Mr Bolton quitted us at Islington . . . returned to Finchley to Tea, found Mumford very III Mr Bolton took him a Pine Apple and some Nuts T ues. 24 Sep. Mumford very III Mr Bolton and Self walked to Highgate to get Physick for him, 2 Men killed by suffication at Cocks Row house Owen went Empty for Co ales Son Wm went to Town bought Damsens Greengages and Necterans for Mumford returned to Tea, he See Dr Smith who will come toMorrow Wed. 25 Sep. Dr Smith (and 2 Ladies came) came to Finchley and breakfasted, he wrote for a Medicine to make Mumford Expectorate S tep-mother.


182

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1782

thinks hes to week to get over his Complaint Son Wm went to Wetherals and to Town got up this Morn at 2 O'Ck as Mumford was very Ill, he is now 11 O'Ck somewhat more Cheery Thurs . 26 Sep. Self and Mrs Md and Bett came to Town bought Organges 2s and Greengages Is Damsens Is & Plumbs Is Fri. 27 Sep. at Bishop Talbots he desires to See Mr Bolton toMorrow if possable ... bought Peaches for Mumford cost 3s and Cakes 6d. came back to Finchley to Tea found Mr Mumford very III he Eate part of a Peach, after grew worse took a last leave of him at 11 O'Ck Nanny and nurse Horton sat up with him Mr Bolton was called for at 2 O'Ck he Died soon after he says he is 40 years Old Bolton say about 36 years! Sat. 28 Sep. got up at 6 O'Ck when I heard Mr Mumford Died this Morn 2 O'Ck Self Mrs Md Dory and Bolton came to Town after breakfast Mr Bolton went home and desired I would meet him at Bishop Talbots at 10 I went there when the Will2 of Mumford was produced by Mr Bolton with a declaration from him that it was delivered to him by said Mumford as his last will and testament ... all came to Finchley to Tea Sun. 29 Sep. Mr Bolton said prayers we Settled he was to have Mumfords watch and to have all mourning Mr Downs came with his Coffin we Settled the burial for Thursday and to give £5. 5.0 to the poor of Finchley Mon. 30 Sep. called & See Rackett ... gave him Orders for 3 Sutes of Mourning for Self Wm and Chas Son Wm came home this Morn in a Chaise and pair which he hired Friday to go t-o Mr Racketts at Wansworth Tu,es. 1 Oct. Self Mrs Md and Dory went to breakfast in Town Son Chas came to Town from Mr Georges having stayed a Month we returned to Tea at Finchley TV ed. 2 Oct. Mr Bolton buried Mr Mumford Son Wm Attended3 Thurs. 3 Oct. Messrs. Horoban Barnard Lindoe Greenham and Mr Bolton came in the 2 Mourning Coaches and Mr Downs they said the Office gave each £1. 1. 0 gave the 200 3 penny Loves away and 6d to 100 people we attended the burial of Mumford to Finchley Churchyard4 he lies at the back of the Church near Francois my late Servt they all went to town and Son Chas Except Mr Bolton who stayed all night with us 1 2

3 4

He was born in 1745, so was 37 at his death. See Knox, 74. This was to cause W. M. infinite trouble as subsequent extracts show. The will has not been traced. Among other provisions, however, he left £50 per annum for missions in Lancashire "in gratitude for my instruction in the Holy Catholic Faith in Lancashire." Garstang benefited by this bequest. See C.R.S. XVI, 518. This was the Catholic service at the house. The Parish Register records: "October, 1782. William Mumford was buried on the 3rd. (A Romish Priest)". The last statement was inaccurate as he had not been ordained a priest but the mistake was natural; the local people knew W.M. as a Catholic and guessed that his many visitors included priests, five of whom were at the funeral.


1782

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

183

Fri. 4 Oct. Self Mrs Md Dory and Bett came to Town Bolton breakfasted with us after took Probat of Mr Mumfords Will and Banqrs book to Shew at Mr Wrights and to give a general order on them for me to Draw for Cash as wanted Sun. 6 Oct. Self at 10 L.Fs Son Wm came from Finchly all there at high. after to Finchly meet Mr Chas Butler on the road gave ÂŁ7. 7. 0 among my Servants by order of Mumford Tues. 8 Oct. See Mr Bolton in bed and Bishop Talbot who wished Bolton to go to Finchly again for a few Days Sun. 13 Oct. Mr Bolton said after he took an airing in our Coach . . . Mr Bolton determined going to Town to Morrow with us Thurs. 17 Oct. Called and See Bishop Talbot, he says Mr Bolton went from hamersmith Tuesday Even in the Stage to Sedgley park but mentioned no tinle of returning back to Town, he gave me a Letter from one Key of Paris, I told him Mr [blank] had been with me and wishes the Money which he paid into Mr Wrights hands to Mumfords Accountt for to place his Daughter in the Urbanists at St Omers might be placed to his Name there, the Bishop thinks it should not be Altered Mr Bolton same days since of same oppinion the Bishop says Mr Horoban in case of Mr Boltons Death, is his Executor. Fri. 18 Oct. See Mr Horoban who is Mr Bolton Executor in case he dies, Bolton left him Wrights Acco11ntt of Mumfords and he has Mumfords original papers Sat. 19 Oct. Mr Brocklebanck told me this day that \\ m had ordered Jos to get him 10 or 12 Guineas for his Agt [from his agent?] and that he intends going to Racketts or to Tattershall toMorrow in his high 4 weeld Chaise as he went before Sun. 20 Oct. all Except \iVm to Finchley after high L.Fs Tues. 22 Oct. called on Bishop Talbot no News of Mr Bolton Sun. 27 Oct. called on Mr Brown Saderdos no News all at L.Fs high so to Finchley to Dinner Tues. 29 Oct. called on Bishop Talbot Mr Bolton worse went with Mr Horobap to Wrights got Mumfords Accountt they wish me and Bolton to Examine vouchers and then to sign their Book, when the monys will be made in our names, they offered me 2 India Bonds Value ÂŁ204 of Mumfores but I did not take them must Exibite the probat of his Will at the Bank to receive Dividends of the Short Annuitys ... Wrote to Mr \Vilkinson of St Omers aboute Mumfords Affairs being my first Letter for him to receive all Debts Dew to Mumford and to dispose of his Effects there Thurs. 31 Oct. See Mr Atkins he advises me to get rid of Wm as he'll spoil Chas. See Mr Lamb advises me not to Bu) as Wm is to young and giddy Sun. 3 Nov. all at 10 L.Fs but no prayers Tues. 5 Nov. a large Bonfire in Smithfield and Gibbit burnt Guy Fox Sun. 10 Nov. all at L.Fs


184

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1782

Mon. 11 Nov . received a Letter from Mr Wilkinson at Bishop Talbots in the Even with Mr Greenham, who went for a walk shewed the Bishop the Letter . . . Greenham talked much of Mr Malos Son Tues. 12 Nov. left Probate of Mumford \Vill at the Bank to call in 2 or 3 days and to bring a person who is to vouch Mumford of St Omers is the same as DO of Stoke in Norfolk Wed . 13 Nov. Mrs Mumford Mother in Law! to Wm Mumford called when I was out made me a present of a Hare sent Son Chas to her and she appointed tomorrow t after 10 to See me Called on Bishop Talbot he comes to Town Friday to Dinner, left word for Mr Horoban to call and go with me to the Bank to prove Mumford if of Stoke is the Same as of St Omers Thurs. 14 Nov. Mr Walbanck dined with us wishing me to get his Daughter abroad Fri. 15 Nov . Mrs Mumford and Horoban went with me to the Bank to ascertain her Sons \Vill but they did no know her, but say if Mr Shaw at Wrights will come to prove that hes the same person it will do. She Dined with us says her Son was very griping for mony &c &c &c Sat. 16 Nov. See Mr Stone who set of toMorrow for St Omers will take Mr Berringtons Coate Ordered by Mr Mumford Sees Bishop Talbot says Bolton will come to Town next week hes better in health advises me not to write to Wilkinson till he Bolton comes Mr Archer dined with us Called on Messrs Wrights Covent Garding they say Mr Shaw called at the Bank to prove Mumfords identity and say that all Bills found by Mr Wilkinson wether for Colge Accountt or private property must be sent to us and that tho we indorse the Bills we are only Answerable for what property comes to our hands Mr Archer Sacerdos dined with us See Miss Walbanck. he thinks She may be reformed, I sent her a prayer book. he returned and drank Tea with us Sun. 17 Nov . all at high L.Fs See Mrs and Mr Stone gave them Mr Berringtons Coate and 2 Letters one to Mr Wilkinson ye other to Lucy Fri. 22 Nov. Mrs Mumford Dined with us at 5 O'ck her friend where She is in Bush Lane Cannon St called to shew himself to me as Mrs Mumford intends he shall receive her Annuity, I promissed her a Coppy of her Sons vVill Sat. 23 Nov. Adl Rodney2 dined in the Citty. Mr Walker took his Leave sets out to Morrow for Dunquekerke sent a Holy week book by him for Lucy Sun. 24 Nov . Son Wm Stayed out all night. Self at Mr Browns 1 2

Step-mother. Admiral George Rodney, later Baron (1719-1792). He defeated De Grasse off Les Saintes in the West Indies, 12 April 1782. The banquet was at the London Tavern; as usual after such celebrations, the mob smashed unlighted windows including those of Horace "Walpole. See D. N .B.


1782

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

185

thinks a peace all at L .Fs Dined in Town Son Wm came home at 11 O'Ck sais he was going to Moorfields and from there to Finchley, Chas hired a horse and went to Finchley found Wm there Mr Hall called and walked over the Garding Self at Vespres and Sermon M on . 25 Nov. Wm came to Town, he Self and Chas at our St Cecelian meeting Self Steward 47 people there cost lOs each Wm and Chas went with Mr Taylor to the play Self at home at 12 O'Ck they not till t past 1 O'Clock Fri. 29 Nov. carried Mumfords paper to Mr Bolton which I had received by a Mr Physwick from St Omers, we looked over some of them aggreed to meet at my house next Monday deferred with to Mr Wilkinson in the Even received at double Letter from Mr Wilkinson costs 1s 8 S~tn. 1 Dec. Son Wm came to Town from Finchley dined and returned back. Self at Mr Robinsons sacerdos says therell be another Campaigne Mr Paxton gave me his Wives Settlement to look over as he wished to have himself and Mr Chas Butler joynd in the trust as Garth is dead Mon . 2 Dec. Mr Bolton came and at the same instant Mr Jones of Wolverhampton had much talk aboute Miss Nancy Golightley J ones said She wished all papers to be burnt which Bolton asured her he had done Jones gave me her direction which Bolton seemed not to wish for Thurs. 5 Dec. Called and See Bishop Talbot Mr Bolton not at home, the Bishop said he was gone to Mr Wrights called on Miss Ann Golightley See her She shewed my a Letter of Mr Mumfords wherein he offers to Settle 2 3 & 4 thousand pounds on her and talks very high of his own carracter and reputation that hes no bigot to the Church of Rome this She Shew her father this She received aboute 5 years since says Miss Purcel was her false friend, owns Mumford sent three Letters this Spring but thinks She never should have married him, wishes I would get her Mumfords picture Fri. 6th Dec. called and See Mr Crofts again on the Subject of Mumford and Mr Paxtons affair. he advises me to get mony into my hands and that I am quite safe in doing Testamentery business Such as paying Debts funeral charges, but by no means to pay any to Charitys, but to let Mr Bolton do that, he paid me in full and was very civil and would take nothing for his trouble and wished me to consult him at all times Called at Wrights & Co Banqrs told them I was surprised Mr Bolton had not signed the Books, and took out of their hands 2 India Bonds of late Mumford for which gave my receipt as this day afterwent to Mr Bolton See him and told him what I had done, he said I had well done in taking the Bonds into my custody I told him every Day I was more displeased at his drawing me into be concerned in Mumfords buisness, but as knew of no papers he


186

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1782

must be only answerable, if any difficulty should arise he begd my Acceptance of a handkerchief of Cambrick for Mrs Mawhood and promissed he would speak to Lord Surry for Son Wm the beginning of next week Sat. 7 Dec. See Mr Mrs Paxton and Mr Chapmanl Sacerdos told him I could not admit him and Chas Butler into the trust for his Wife on any Accountt Sun. 8 Dec. Called and See Mr Bolton Shewed him the Letter just received from Wilkinson he said I need not answer it hell be in Town Tuesday Son Wm came to Town to prayers he and Chas went on horseback to See Capt Seemour Mon . 9 Dec. Son Chas nor Wm came home, at which we were much disstressed Chas came home at 11 O'Ck said Wm got so drunk at Cap Seemours was obliged to lay there Tues. 10 Dec. See Mr Atkins advises me Still to be quiet in hopes my Sons may take a good tUrn See Mr Lamb says a peace Sat. 14 Dec. See Dr Wirthingham promissed information from Miss Richardson of the Bon Pasteur Convent2 by Monday Sun. 15 Dec. all Except Wm who stayed at Finchley at L.Fs high. self at Vespres Mr Greenham Called Mon. 16 Dec. Mr Archer Sacerdos dined with us after he went to see Miss Wallbanck Received a Letter from Sir Clifford Wintringham3 that all Nations were received at the Bone Pasteur at St Omers this he had from Miss Richardson Tues. 1 Dec. Mr Archer Called and says Mr Julian cant tell when the 3 Boys goes to Doway one only being arrived in Town Mr vValbanck Called and dined with us is well pleased with what I had done for his Daughter HI ed. 18 Dec. at Mr Boltons See him will go to Morrow to Wright & Co to sign the Book on Mumfords affair, he Accounted for Mumfords Buckles Valued at 8s by 5s he paid for a Pine apple & 3s he gave me in Cash Mr Archer Dined with us went to See Miss Walbanck and offered to go himself with her to flanders if the Father will pay his J orney Thurs. 19 Dec. Mr Bolton dined with us my Birthday Agd 59 Years he has seen Lord Surry who will turn my Son \Alm in his Mind and wished Mr Bolton to call next Monday 1

2

3

Perhaps Romanus Chapman, Franciscan; approved for preaching and confessions, 1743; professor, Douai, 1743-7 ; Vicar, Douai, 1748; confessor, Bruges, 1749-52, Aire, 1752-1755; England in 1756; held various offices, Canterbury, Norwich, Cambridge; Custos, 1776-9; Provincial, 1779-82; ]ubliarian, 1784, then living at Chapel St., Grosvenor Square. Signed Sardinian Registers, 1765-1769; d. London, 4 Dec. 1794. See Thaddeus; C. R.S., XII, 50; XXIV. The Bon Pasteur Convent was founded in the 17th century for orphan girls, who were known as Bluettes from the colour of their dress. It was near S. Sepulcre. Sir Clifton Wintringham (1710-1794), bart., physican. See D. N.B. There does not appear to be any Catholic connexion. 'Dr. Wirthingham' (14 Dec.) was W.M's. first attempt at the name.


1782

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

187

Fri. 20 Dec. at Mr Robinsons Sacerdos no News Walbanck wishes me to Call of his Daughter after dinner, he went with me to Archers Sacerdos but he was from home left a Note by Walbanck direction for him to See Miss at 5 this Even ... After See Mr Archer who desired me to call first on Miss Walbanck which I did found her well disposed at Mrs Goughs No 23 Charlotte St. Archer goes to See her to Morrow Morn. left word for Walbanck to call on me toMorrow at 2 O'Ck Sat. 21 Dec. Mr Walbanck and Mr Archer meet at my house concluded Archer to go with Miss the 7 J anry and to be paid his Expences Sun. 22 Dec. all at L.Fs high ... Self and Bett at Vespres and at Mr Archers Sermon, Son Wm came home to Supper. Mr Bolton called with a present of Brawn, he See Wm Self at Church Wed. 25 Dec. Xs day Mrs Mawhood and Daughters at Moorfeilds Self and Sons at L.Fs Self Mrs Mawhood and Bett at Vespres Fri. 27 Dec. received a Letter from Mrs More Brugess that Burgess was sent home by the Bishop for being Drunk &c which Letter I shewed to Bishop Talbot Sat. 28 Dec. Mr Burgess arrived this day from Bruges he came to our house but I was out left 2 Letters from Maria, 1 to me and 1 Dory I advised with Bishop Talbot on Mrs More's Letter he wished me not to invite him to my house Sun . 29 Dec. all at L.Fs Except Son Chas to [who] went to Mimms See Mr Brown, no News, after Dinner Son Wm went to Finchley all at Vespres brought Mr Burgess home he drank Tea and he said Mrs More had used him very III says She an imperious woman and is no Mother to Maria &c. Burgess wishes if Dory writes to her Sister not to mention him as yet 1783

Wed. 1 J an. all at L.Fs. See Burgess told him Dory had 2 Letters for him on which he went just after the Creed was sang and I found him at our house he said all would blow over and he would write to Maria to perswade her to be quiet and happy and to remain at the Convent Sun. 5 ] an. all at L.Fs Mon. 6 Jan. all at L.Fs Tues. 7 Jan . at Bishop Talbots much talke aboute Mr Burgess he goes next Monday to Lincolnshire Mr Archer set of with Miss Walbanck to St Omers sent a Letter by him to Mr Wilkinson Fri. 10 Jan. See Walbanck is well satisfied with Mr Archer, hell soon call and pay me Meet Mr Burgess in Holborn after meet Jack Hughes took no Notice of each other Burgess dined and drank Tea with us he shewed Dory some Letters says Mrs More


188

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1783

has used him very ill after Tea he went away, he goes for Sir Richard Actons1 next Monday or Tuesday Sat. 11 Jan . Mr Bennett2 Sacerdos Called from Jack Hughes to¡ know if I could serve him to prove Miss Semple's3 Baptm I told him I knew nothing aboute it that I had heard the old Channon had a Son from report and that George Semple had a Child by a woman in the life of my Sister & after my Sisters Death he married again had 2 Children Boy and Girle the Boy died but the other living and an appenticed a Milliner at Paris, as fame and some Letters in my custody say Sun . 12 Jan . Self Mrs Md and Bett at Vespres Sun . 19 J an. Self stayed at home, III with a Cold Son Chas went to Finchley returned in the Even. Mr Lindoe Called did the nessary Wed. 22 Jan . Genl Phillipson paid his Bill was very civil Mr Lamb called in his Chariott says peace is Signed,4 2 to send him some fine Flannel for 2 Waistcoats. Mr Burgess called and took his Leave he goes on Friday to a Vicar Genl in the Country says. he has wrot e to Maria Fri . 24 Jan . after Dinner Mr Archer called, he arrived last night he left with Mr Wilkinson £9. 9. 0, for Miss 'iValbanck use who is, under Dr Derricks hands for her cure. Mr Bolton called promissd to Speak t o Lord Surry aboute Son Wm Sun . 26 Jan . Called on Mr Brown, no News all E xcept Chas at L.F s he went to Finchley, all at Vespres after Tea Self at Mr Atkins See Revd Mr Edwards there Mon. 27 Jan . Mr Walbanck called to thank me for the care of his Daught er Mr Archer drank Tea and Supped with us Thurs. 30 J an. at and See Mr Bolton who wishes me to pay Mr Wilkinson and the College at least part of their demand on Mumford . he was at Lord Surrys yesterday did not see , promisses going with me in my Coach on Saturday Morn to be with him at ! past 9 O'Clock Sat. 1 Feb . Self and Bolton in our Coach at Lord Surrys Mr Bolton See his Lordship who advises not to Stir about Son Wms promotion at present Mr Bolton thinks my Lord will do all he can to serve Wm Sun. 2 Feb. Son Wm and Self called on Mr Bolton who goes for Bath at 2 o'clock he gave us his blessing and gave me a Letter t o Mr Eyre who has much the Ear of Lord Surry all at high ] Sir Richard Acton of Aldenham (1710-1791). He was received into t he Church about 1760. 2 Thomas Bede Bennet, O.S.B.; b. 1723; ed. St Gregory; professed (Douai),. 15 Oct. 1741; chaplain at Portuguese Embassy from Nov . 1756; d. 14Oct. 1800. See E irt, C. R.S. XXXVIII, 171 , XIX, 376; XII, 73 . 3 Jane Semple, daughter of George Semple who m arried W. M's. sister Mary _ See Genealogical Table. 4 N ot until Sep tember.


1783

T HE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

189

L .Fs Charles went to Finchley after Vespress at Linseys in Essex Street, Strand Tues . 4 Feb . Messrs Barnard Horobin and Siddall drank tea Gave £25 towards the Chappell at Moorfeilds Wed. 5 Feb. Excuted my Lease to our Parish with their parish Clerk for the Corner or the gate and were where we put Serges at £3 pr Ann for 30 years from Xs last and which has to ingrose Fri. 7 Feb . Eate little Dinner, did nessesary with Mr Lindoe Sun. 9 Feb. Self Mrs Md Wm Dory and Bett at L.Fs high Mrs Simister dined &c all Except Son Wm at Vespres Mon. 10 Feb . after Tea Self Mrs Md Dory and Bett at Mrs Hoddlestons house in Hatton Street at the Duirge. Tues . 11 Feb . See Bishop Talbot. Mr Bolton got to Bath with difficulty he drinks the waters the Bishop intends writting soon to Mrs More but cant advise me how to Write either to her or Burgess. Son Chas asked leave to go this Even to Finchley and stay to Morrow being the last day of Shooting. Son Wm went to the Coffee house at 6 o'Ck as he says Dory and Bett went to Tea and Cards at Mr Whyatts Fri . 14 Feb. 2 Mr Brown's to advise with him aboute Mrs More Maria and Burgess, he thinks the best is, to say but little he writes to Mrs More by this Post the same of Burgess and wishes me to let him know he is his friend Sun. 16 Feb . Self at 10 and high L.F. all Except Chas Dined in Town Self Mrs Md Dory & Bett at Vespres. Self heard Mr Barnard Sat. 22 Feb. paid Son Chas £20 in full to [blank] being t years wages out of which he is to find himself everything paid to Dory £10 which is from XS last and in full to the 25 March next out of which Shes to find herself everything from XS last Sun . 23 Feb. Son Chas went on horseback to Finchley but wishes me Not to know it Self and Wm at 10 L.F. self stayed high Mrs Simester and everyone of the familly Except Chas Dined in Town, at Vespres and Sermon Mr Greenham, after he drank Tea with us Tues. 25 Feb. Not well stayed at home Son Chas I suppose has bought a horse as the HorsIer came for something to drink on which he said Mr Hunt bought the horse and he would speek to him ... Son Wm received £10. 10. 0 from his Agent which Wm our Servant received for him at night Son Chas and I had much talk I told him would have no horses or dogs kept or any unnessesary Expence he promissed to lead a new life Sun. 2 March. Selfe and Wm and Chas at 10 L.Fs Mrs Md Dory Bett and Self at high. walked home with Mr Paul's Son and Forester Junr . . . omitted Called and See Bishop Talbot, he Expects Bolton is arrived at hammersmith as he has received not Letter on that he has the Goute Mon. 3 March. Wm stayed out all night had words with Chas


190

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1783

aboute what he said to his Brother on which he Collered me on which I told him he might quit my house, he did so and returned in 2 hours when we made it up Tues. 4 March. Very III this Morn ... after Tea Mr Lindoe came I did the N essesary Ash Wednesday 5 March. Self walked to L.Fs at Sacra Santum ... goi.ng to 11 o'Ck L.Fs meet Col Johnson and said he came with Major Coates to offer me a Captains Commission for my Son I returned home with them and we took son Wm with us, us two consulted Mr Lamb who by no means approves it Mr Christie was the broker in the affair Thurs. 6 March. Son Wm not pleased that Mr Lamb dont approve my buying the Captains Commission Sun. 9 March. Self at 10 L.Fs gave James the Clerk four Shills in full for all the Sundays in this Month for Mr Turner all (except Wm & Chas at high) ... all at Vespres Self and Bett a the new Sermon Room, Mr Horoban preached gave Miss Leigh and the Convent Girl a cast home Tues. 11 March. Self at Mr Lamb he advised me not to be ruined or III treated by my Children, says I had better quit trade and be easy, Sent him a Leg of Pork Fri. 14 March. At L.Fs 12 o'Clock with Mrs Md and Bett Called on and See Mr Syres! and Varley 2 says Mr Bolton they think is better in health, at Complin Sun. 16 March. Son Chas went out (to Finchley supposed and without his breakfast) Self at 10 L.F. See son Wm there, Self at high also Mrs Md and Betsey, Dory and Bett at Sacra Sanctum . . . all at Vespres Except Wm Self at Sermon New plaice brought young Forester home Chas came home at near 11 o'Ck Mon. 17 March . Self Mrs Md and Bett at high L.Fs St Patrick ... all at high L.Fs Thurs. 20 March. In the Even at Mr Lindoes did the nessasary Son Wm Dory and Bett at the Play gave Wm ÂŁ1. 1. 0 Fri. 21 March . at Sacra Sanctum 8 0' Ck ... all at Complin, Mr Barnard called gave Wm a Lesson on Etching Sun. 23 March. Self and Son Wm at 10 L.Fs at and all Except Chas who went to Finchley at high . . . after Dinner self and Son Wm went in the Coach to Finchley to Tea found Chas there, we got the Boate ready for painting then Chas set of for Town Mon. 24 March. Self and Son Wm worked in the Garding making hot beds Tues. 25 l11arch. Self and Son Wm returned to Town to breakfast 1

2

Joseph Syres; b. 1738; Douai, Oath, 27 Dec. 1760; on mission, 1764; at Sedgley Park, 1767-71; chaplain to Bishop Challoner and mentioned in his will; chaplain to Mrs. Barrett at Isleworth; d. Twickenham, 26 June 1807. See C.R.S. XII, 96 XXVIII, 130 n. for parentage; Kirk. Thomas Varley; b. 1728; Douai, oath, 29 Sept 1761; in London; Agent for Douai; succeeded John Lindow as Dean of Chapter; d.27 Nov. 1806. See C.R.S. XII, 96; Kirk; Knox, p. 72.


1783

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

191

all at L.Fs 10 and high ... Self Mrs Md Dory and Bett at Complin ... Called and See Mr Bolton who came to Town 3 days since Wed. 26 March. Self and Mrs Md at 10 L.Fs Sat. 29 March. took late Mumfords two India Bonds to Mr Bolton's he approves I should give them into Wrights hands to be sold. had much talk with him, he says he Mentioned to Mr Mumford on his death bed and desired to know of Mr Mumford had any objection as he Mr Bolton was informed if he was to take one of the ÂŁ50 Pr Annum to serve as a Priest at Ramersmith, to which Mr Mumford answered he had not but that he would be well satisfied with it, on which I told him I should think I had an Equal right to have one at Finchley as we wanted a Priest more there than in Lancashire Sun. 30 March. Self taken III of the Goute in the night Son Wm and Chas at 10 L.F ... Self Mrs Md and Dory & Gasking at high Mon. 31 March. very lame with the Goute stayed in my house Received a Letter from Mr Wilkinson of St Omers cost lOs Thurs. 3 April. Mrs Md and Bett at 11 o'Ck L.F ... Mr Lindoe Called did the nessesary Fri. 4 April. wrote to Mrs More aboute Webbs Children Mrs Md Dory Bett Chas and Wm at Complin Sun. 6 April. Self confined with the Goute, Chas wrode to Finchley Son Wm at 8 o'Ck L.Fs Mrs Md Dory and Bett at high Mon. 7 April. Received this day a Letter from Mr Finch alias Mr Smith of St Omers Cost lOs pressing pay of ÂŁ42. O. 0 late Mumfords Affair Fri. 11 April. almost well of the Goute Mrs Md and Bett in the Coach to L.F. Sun. 13 April. walked to Church with Son Wm to 10 L.F. Chas wrode to Finchley all at high L.Fs Mrs Simister Dined at Vespres L.Fs Wed. 16 April. in the Even all at Tenebre Thurs. 17 April. all at high L.F. in the Even at Tenebre Fri. 18 April. all most all Shops kept shut Son Chas at a Sermon then on horseback to Finchley all at Tenebre Holy Saturday 19 April. t after 7 in the Morn at Lindoes did the Nessesary after at Sacra Sanctum in the Even selfe walked in the Charterhouse Sun. 20 April. All except Mrs Md at L.Fs Mon. 21 April. Mr Rorobin dined with, he begged me to write to Mr Wilkinson to get Mrs Webbe into the Soliel Convent, had much talk aboute Mumford and Bolton, he thinks I have a right to be paid all Expences says Bolton does not intend coming to Town any more Except sent for Wed. 23 April. Self in the Coach called and See Mrs Webbe She owns her fault and is content to go to St. Orner at 11 L.Fs Sun. 27 April. Selfe and Son Wm at 10 Self at high Chas Dory and Bett at Moorfields


192

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1783

Mon. 28 April. Mr Barnard Sacerdos called to let me know the Pipe of Ca1cavella1 Wine Was arrived from Lisbon and said Mr Bolton would call at 4 o'Ck. Mr Bolton and Horoban called at 4 o'Ck and Looked over some of Mumfords Letters we aggeed to pay samll Debts I objected to College Accountt Bolton wished it paid had much talk before Horoban that I wished to make an End of the trust and offered to pay Mrs Mumford £60 for her Life if Bolton would give me £700. he said hed Give a Market price but not more as twd [it would] hurt the Charity Tues. 29 April. Called on and See Mr Bolton, Horoban, Varley and Lindoe present, I told Bolton I was much displeased, and wished to be released from the trust he wrote before me to 'Wilkinson and gave Draft for Mr Smith for £42 and wished vVilkinson to Send last Balance and all perticulers since Wed. 30 April. See Bishop Talbot he says as his friends are not invited to Catholic meeting2 wont promise to be there See Mr Shepperd Sacerdos does not approve of it much Thurs. 1 May . Selfe came to Town to Breakfast after Called on Chas Butler paid him his Bill on Late Mumford Draft on Fullers £23 . 10. 0 Butler paid my Bill to Xs after Selfe Mr Hornyold and Butler meet Lord Petre and returned to Butlers Chambers when Butler desired me to walk on before to the freemasons Tavern where theyd meet me, having time called at 12 o'Ck prayers L.Fs and in Lincoln Inn feilds again overtook Ld Petre &c &c when I told his Lordship having a little time thought could not better employe it than in offering my intention that our meeting might be successfull at which his Lordship made much ridecule, at the meeting3 some thought to much power was vested in the Committe, however this was overruled by his Lordship, I asked Lord Petre if he would give me permition to wate on him with Sir George Howards Letter, he said I had kept it so long it would be of no use to me and that I might returned it by post we broke up at 3 o'Ck walked home with Bishop Talbot. Sent Letters to Maria Mrs More and Lucy by Miss Webbe who set of toMorrow Morn with Mr Oswald Fri. 2 May. after dinner went to Hammersmith See Mr Bolton and observed that as he brought me into this buisness in point of Conscience he ought to do all his power to prevent me or m y familly Suffering on which he approved and desired the deed 1

.2

.3

Calcavella, or Calcavellos, a sweet white wine. The Q.E.D. gives 1816 as the date of earliest use of word . The best account of the Committee and its meetings at this period is given in Ward, Dawn, 1. ch. 5 . Ward, Dawn , p. I, p. 93n. shows that there is a difference of opinion as to whether the Committee was re-established in 1782, Milner thought it was in 1783. There is no reference in the diary to a meeting in 1782; this, however, is not conclusive as W.M. does not seem to have been in the confidence of the promoters.


1783

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

193

might be drawn. I drank Tea there Mr Barnard present and made the Tea Sun. 4 May. Self at 10 and High L.F .... all at Vespres. Self and Forester at Greenhams Sermon Wed. 7 May . Called and See Mr Horoban who said he was then coming to me with a Letter from Mr Bolton ... after dinner to Hamersmith. See Mr Bolton and read over the Deed, and memorandum which was to be fixed to the 5 papers of Mumfords which he disapproved of, as he thought himself not held harmless, and wished to have something mentioned on that head and by signing the Mem he thought his carracter would be called in Question, he said he was willing to sign if some alteration could be made, On this am to consult Mr Crofts by his desire Thurs. 8 May. See Mr Crofts his oppinion is to alter nothing of the Deed or Memm this being the least Mr Bolton can do , having lead me into this Buisness, and advised me, if he would not sign to aske him to take it of my hands and give me Security to perform all and everything and to be fully indemnity me from all that may happen, after left word with Mr Vase for Mr Horoban to Dine with me or at least come at 3 o'Ck I wated 20 Minutes and got to hamersmith at 5 o'Ck again produced the Deed and Memo, but Mr Bolton notwithstanding his promise refused to sign on nearly the same ground as Yesterday on which I read over the Mem: in presence of Mr Horoban, and asked him line by line if it was not all true he answered, Yes, but after this he said I had been to quick for him, having applyd to Council and said he had an equal right to consult Mr Eyres and prevaricated much on which I told him, I had done with the buisness and he must answer me in Chancery, if security was not given me this week, I left him came home to Tea Fri. 9 May. after Dinner Mr Bolton and Mr Eyres called, had much talk, Eyres wished me and Mr Bolton to give up the trust would himself accept it, then he wanted to See the Deed Mr Croft Drew up, and the other paper purporting that Bolton had witheld papers, that were Shown him, but their drift was to have Bolton have the trust, I observed if Bolton signed the Deed and paper I would undertake the trust but I had much rather if real security could be found to relinguish it but could not decide untill I had seen Mr Crofts Sat. 10 May. walking down Bedford Roe I meet Mr Bolton, and we had some talk and we parted, presently he crossed the way to me again and wished he could See Mr Crofts with me; I aggreed to this and he was to wate at Mr Lindoes my return, on this called again and See Mr Crofts and with great difficulty got Mr Crofts to admit of an interview, after much civil talk it was Aggreed Bolton should be permitted to take the trust provided he could give sufficient security in the funds for 20 years to come M


194

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1783

Sun. 11 May . self at 10 and 11 L .Fs .. . self at Vespres Thurs. 15 May . Mr Webbe called, I told him as a present Convent could not be found at least for some time he should again try his Wife who promissed to be very frugal, Mr Barnard Sacerdos dined with us I paid him for the pipe of Caliavella Wine for which have his receipt . Sat. 17 May. See Mr Crofts ... says I am safe so long as I dont part with Mumfords mony for Charity and if I settle College Accountt Bolton should indemnify me ... Self at 12 O'Ck L.Fs meet Mr Barnard he goes to Hamersmith this Even: returned Monday begged him to tell Mr Bolton Mr vVilmots Bill for ÂŁ200 was accepted, and desired him to let me know when he returned of Mr Boltons health Sun. 18 May. all at L.Fs 9 o'Ck. Mon. 19 May. Miss Harcoutes Called from Brugess, Mrs More is contented with Miss Webbes Maria is well Lucys Eyes and her hearing but indifferent ... Received a Letter from Mrs More that Miss Webbes were Extravagant and supposes Mr Webbe did not tell them they were to teach Musick is contended to receive Mrs Collins as a Sister Tues. 20 May . Stayed at home the Goute in my heel, good trade this day Mrs Collins called in consequence of Mr Pendigas having called in the Morn, She is content with Mrs More's Letter and wishes me to write, that She intends for Bruges in 10 or 14 days Mr Webbe called at 12 o'Ck I told him of several things I had heard, which I thought made against him, he was very angry and said who told it where Raxcals and he Insists were they brought before Mrs Webbe She would confute them, but said if She didnt hed insist they were Lies, I told him to which he snapd his fingers however he aggrees to Allow his Wife ÂŁ30 Pr annm of it her out and pay for her jorney. I wished her to be in readiness to go as an opportunity might soon happen Miss Hulton drank Tea with us She says when Webbes lived in Gloucester St he shut his Wife up in his Garrett for several days her victuals was sent up ready cut Wed. 21 May. Mr Bolton says Bishop Talbot has answered his Letter but does not as yet, perfectly understand what Bolton wishes him to do but will be in Town in a Month. Mr Bolton wishes me to proceed hand in hand in Mumfords buisness and as we dont part with Monys Except to pay legal Debts, he seems sure no kind of harm can happen. Fri. 23 May. still confined at home with the Goute Mr Wilkinson of St Omers arrived at my house t after 12, he produced An Accountt taken from College books which on looking at I told him was not satisfactory, he says Mrs Wilmot is much displeased with me for some talk I had with Mr Stone concerning Mumford when Mr Stone was last in Town Mr Wilkinson says Mumford was amorously given, a Miss Bearsley told him Mumford had said


1783

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

195

some very kind things to her that She had all reason to think he would marry her &c. after Dinner sent to Mr Bolton he came at 4 o'Ck and he seemed to side with Mr Wilkinson and thought the College Accountts were right to which I objected, as Mumford could neither be Debtor or Cr but the College only, in talking of this affair Mr Walker of Dunquirke came in after Bolton & Wilkinson took a walk till after 8 o'Ck when they both returned but we had no further talk Mr Bolton went home t after nine Mr Wilkinson suppd and took a bed with us and intends he says soon to set out for Lancashire, he will be absent in all aboute 2 Months from St. Omers Sat. 24 May. Mr Wilkinson set of for a walk with Mr Bolton at 9 O'Clock he dines with Bishop Talbot this day Sun. 25 May. Mr Wilkinson went out this Morn before Breakfast Said at L.Fs t after 8. Son Wm came to Town Son Chas at Moorfields did not return till we had Dined Self Mrs Md Dory and Bett L.Fs high Mr Wilkinson Dined with us, after all Except Wm & Chas at Vespres, Self and Will{inson at Sermon after came home and drank tea then Mr Wilkinson went to See Mr Butler of Copthall Ct1 Thurs. 29 May. Self at high L.Fs and Mrs Md Dory Bett and Gasking Fri. 30 May. at 9 o'Ck the woman called which is going Sister to Mrs More's house Mr Wilkinson had talk with her and he approves of her. He advises her to go Tuesday or Wednesday to Bruges, after Mr Horoban called and talking of Mr Mumford we had high words, he said I had mourning which perhaps I had no voucher for, I told him Bolton took Mumfords watch for which he had the same he said Bolton knew nothing of papers, I said he did and many other things past, we parted however good friends Sat. 31 May. Mr Archer sacerdos called will again this Even. Mrs Daniel called to know when Baron Haslang's Diurge2 would be said at said Chappell Sun. 1 June. all at 7 o'Ck L.Fs and Mr Will{inson Tues. 3 June. Horoban, Archer and another Sacerdos called they drank Coffee, and Wilkinson took his leave for Lancashire for a Month or 6 Wks Mrs Collins to go for Brugess toMorrow sent Letters by her to Mrs More Maria and Lucy ... Mr Webbe called shewd him a Letter from Mrs More his wife to come at 4 o'Ck to settle aboute a Convent She is to go to Thurs. 5 June. Dory and Cos Brooke went in our Coach to the Baron Haslings Dirge Sat. 7 June. See Mr Lamb See Army New List Son Wm Middle 3 1 2

3

Copthall Court, north out of Throgmorton St. De Haslang. Died 29 May, aged 83; he had been Envoy Extraordinary of Bavaria for 42 years. He was buried at St. Pancras; his elaborate epitaph proclaimed that he had every social virtue. When his house was sacked during the Gordon Riots it was found that he, or his staff, carried on an extensive trade in smuggled goods . The War Office cannot explain this term.


196

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1783

Leut in l7th Regt . . . Son vVm came from Finchley the Letter sent him last Tuesday was from his Agent that he was to wate on Genl Morrison as next Monday to receive instructions aboute his Regt going to Hallifax Sun. 8 June. Self at 10 and high Mrs Md Chas Dory Bett a moorfeilds all Dined together Self and Dory at Bavarian heard Mr Hussey speck a Panegerick on Baron Haslange we walked home after self went to the Magdaline to Roland Hills Chappelll and to Hughes Riding Theatre Fri. 13 June. Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sat. 14 June. Self at Sacra Sanctum L.Fs . . . after Dinner Self went in the Coach to Finchly it rained and Thurndred violently Son vVm was just setting out to Town but he returned back and I gave him Two Letters one he shewed me which was an order from Genl Morison that his Regt was to go as soon as a passage could be got to Halifax in Nova Scotia Sun. 15 June. Son Chas went to the White Conduit house to dine with the School Charity Thurs. 19 June. Self at 10 and High L.Fs Son Wm came to Town from Finchly very much out of temper Swore and cursed at going to Halifax Fri. 20 June. Son vVm ~poke to his brother and hoped I would buy him a Company in his Regt. Sat. 21 June. at Mr Horobans he read me over part of Mr Johnsons letter from Rome had some talk aboute the College Debt I told him Mr Bolton has used me III Mon. 23 June. spoke to Son Wm that provided he went abroad I would purchase a Company at the regulated price on which he thanked me Tues. 24 June. Self at 12 L.Fs . \ . Self at the Ship Alehouse dined with the Bishop's Charity cost 3s each after at Compline Sat. 28 June. all at the Association2 review on Finchly Common Sun. 29 June. Self a Bishop Talbots aboute Mr Collins, am to send Mr Pendigas to him Mr Bolton is neither better or worse at 10 L.Fs all at high Mon. 30 June. at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Tues. 1 July. At Sacra Sanctum and Mrs Mawhood Wed. 2 July. Son Wm dined with the Officers of 17 Regt at Westminster Coffee house he came home at 11 o'Ck and says they are to be with all their Bagage at Dedford [Deptford] on Friday next Sat. 5 July. Dory received a Letter from Maria which says Lucys Ears or Eyes are so bad that Miss Webbs delicatics will not admit of their teaching Lucy She has another Master, Son Wm 1

2

Rowland Hill (1744-1833), preacher at the Surrey Chapel, Blackfriars Rd., Southwark, had over 3,000 children in his Sunday Schools. See D.N.B. Probably the London Association.


1783

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

197

Dined at home did not speak t o him he behaves civil Mr Cox! sent me some finings2 for my Pipe of Ca1cavalla Wine Sun . 6 July . Self at 10 and high M on. 7 July. Spoke to Son Wm when the Ship Sails Halifax to which he could not answer with certainty gave him good advice told him if he behaved well would Buy a Company and if he saved up some mony and behaved well and I was succesfull in trade I would assist him to buy a Majority . . . after Dinner Son Wm went to Lieut Hamilton he says that next Thursday t heyre to Dine with the Capt of the Ship that is appointed to take the officers of the 17th Regt to Halifax tis supposed they must give the said Capt £10. 10. 0 Each for their subsistence Tues . 8 July . at the Embasadriss's High L .F . . . After called on Mr Stevens of the Commr [Commissary Court?] not at home, in consiquence a Doubt of consience remained with me abo ute taking my oath to the requisition, I put it off and called on Mr Crofts, he says Bolton ought to do it, as he feared trouble might insue should the affair be taken up, he advised me as Mr Bolton was III to call on Bishop Talbot See the Bishop and he said there could be no danger to me as the oath required did not extend any further than to the Will we proved at the Commr and that he did the same in Mr Chaloners affairs he said if I did not sweare to the Requisition I renounced totally administration and Bolton must then act I told the Bishop he pushed me hard I now found they wished it and it being very disaggreable to me there if he would give me Security I would give up the whole affairs, in Answer he said Indeed I shall be no Security for it or trouble myself aboute it, I then asked will your Brother be security to which he Answer No indeed wont they, I then said Bolton had drawn me into another hobble having proposed a security if I relinguished, I asked him what was to be done, he Answered why go on together I told him I thought myself usd very Ill, therefore must take advice Wed. 9 July. called at my Bank Omnium at par and Expected lower my Banqr says he never remembers mony so scarce after Dinner Mr Knap Sacerdos called says Mumford was the support of Colge in his time, he paid Mr Mumford for his board allways in Cash but never took a receipt says M'akone Bills should be ' deducted from his Dr on the whole cant conceive how Mumford can possably owe the £700 Wilkinson charges Thurs. 10 July. Self and Mrs Md at L.F ... gave Son Wm £12. 12. 0 1

2

Brewer of Great Qn. St.; he lived opposite Freemason's Hall; his house was destroyed in the Gordon Riots . He is wrongly called 'Mr. Justice Cox' in Vincent's (Holcroft's) account of the Riots, 2.nd in De Castro, Gordon Riots, and in Burton, 'Challone1', II, 251. The Mr., Mrs. and Miss Cox frequently mentioned later in the diary were probably this family. For clarifying the wine.


198

THE MAWH OOD DIARY

1783

to give to the Capt for his passage to Halifax as he was to dine with the Officers and Capt to pay the same Sun . 13 july. Self Mrs Md Dory and Bett at 8 L.Fs Tues . 15 july. Son Wm busy at packing bought a new Box is now gone to Mr Hamilton to absolutely know aboute the 17 Regt ... Son Wm brought word all the Bagage must be on board this day Wed. 16 july. Self at Mr Boltons See him Horoban and Barnard asked him if he had got any of Mumfords Deeds he said no told him I had a scruple to swear to the Requisition from Ireland he said he would go to the Commr and swear he thought no harm . . . Jos brought word that the inspector had been on board the Ship my Son goes to Halifax in, and says She must have a new bosprite, so the Mait says She cant sail at soonest before Sunday next gave Son Wm ÂŁ13. 13. 0 being a Quarter in Advance and 1 36 piece & 1 27 PS.l he was exceeding sulkey and said he had no fault to accuse himself of, would not tell me of his Debts and said I might turn him out of doors if I pleased that he should never draw on me if he was starving, I said nothing but came away Mr Fuller Senr called he acquainted me I was on a Special Jury in which he was concerned and he wished me to Attend Thurs. 17 july. Mrs Md and Self in Coach to Westminster Self on the jury betwixt Fuller & [blank] lost his Sute being aboute a Victualling Bill the Tryall finished at 11 O'Ck Son Wm still Sulkey Fri. 18 july. Self went to Navey Office See Cap Teer who orders the transports says The Molly Capt Legat now at Deptford sails to Morrow Morn without fail Son Wm also received a Letter to same Effect very busy packing up still Sulkey and would not declare his Debts on which I had much talk with him and sheed many tears, I then gave him ÂŁ21 which made up Matters after Tea Self Mrs Mawhood Dory and Bett accompanied him in our Coach to Deptford Son Chas on his horse there drank a Bottle of Wine and went on board Wm Chas Self and Bett Dory stayed with her Mother, we returned on Shore then took final Leave and came home Son Chas did not follow us as we Expected Sun. 20 july at 10 & 11 L.Fs Mon. 21 july. See Mr Huddleston and Lady Ann theyre delived [will deliver?] my Letters at Brugess had much talk wit h her aboute Burgess they aggreed to bring Lucy home if her Eyes required it at and See Mr Crofts who says I must See the College books before I can pay the Debts advises Bolton to swear to the requisition Thurs. 24 july. received a Letter from Son Wm who is in the Downs 2 Miles from Deal that if they had not an Easterly or North Wind cant stir 1

Lengths of cloth.


1783

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

199

Sat. 26 July. called on the Bishop Talbot Who is just going to Hamersmith to See Bolton I told him I wished to get rid of the trust but must have security, I said I was in no danger if I gave it up without security, no Executor being answerable but for his own Act, I told him my Lawyer said otherwise on which he put himself into a greaty hurry and said he desired not to be troubled with this buisness any more at my quitting his room he said he would tell Bolton to come to Town, I said Monday would be best Sun. 27 July. Self at 10 & 11 L.Fs Mon . 28 July. at L.F being St Victor did not Dine with the Choir at Chelsey, in the Even called & See Mr Bolton had some talk with him he'll come to me toMorrow Morn received a Letter from Mrs More and Maria that Miss Webbes must be removed wrote Mr "Tebbe to attend me at 8 o'Ck toMorrow Tues. 29 July. Mr Webbe came is sorry to hear his Daughters do not give content aggrees to write this post and that they be removed to their Mother at Bulonge Mr Bolton came after he drew out my Accountt where he makes me appear Dr to the Estate of Mumford £[blank] I wished him to give me Security and take the whole on himself this he declined as it he said it was most propper to be in the hands of a Churchman, then I told him I would take the whole on my Self, but he declined this also ~aying there could be no danger on my part he found a Mistake 111 my Accountt I having charged £10 more than I should. he says Wilkinson will arrive in Town to Morrow and stay a week and that he Mr Bolton means to go to St Omers with Mr Wilkinson Sun. 3 Augst. all at 10 L.Fs after to Dinner at Finchley Mrs Md and Self not well better in the afternoon, began to make 9 Gallons of Currant Wine Wed. 6 Augst. Called with Mr Wilkinson on Mr Archer who went with us to Mr Walbacks See him and he gave Wilkinson £6. 6. 0 for his Daughter Fri. 8 A ugst. Mr Bolton called and acquainted me he intended going with Mr \~Tilkinson to St Omers and wishes me to hand in hand with him ... Bolton and Self at the Bank he has granted me a Letter of Attunney to sell and receive the Short Annuities of late Mumford Mr Bolton is to call on me Monday Morn to settle my Accountt Sun. 10 Augst. Self at 10 and 11 and all Except Chas . . . Mr Wilkinson supped with us Tues . 12 Augst. went to Bishop Talbot found Bolton was on the bed very III went up with Horoban found Bolton a Sleep would not disturbe him after drinking Coffee with the Bishop and 10 other Sacerdoces all very civil Wilkinson and I went to Mr Crofts where after much talk it was decided that as Mr Mumford only carried real Cash to Accountt and as such it Appering by them


200

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1783

that he had received of Colge near £700 more than he disbursd for the College Mr Crofts was of the oppinion that sum for really Dew ... we then went to Mr Bolton who declared before Bishop Talbot Mr Wilkinson and Horoban that he would leave his residuary part to me and would then have signed any paper if it had been ready ... but Mr Wilkinson promissed to get the same done at St Omers before a notory Sun. 17 A ugst. all at 10 o'Ck Moorfeilds after to Finchly Except Mrs Md and Bett who are Ill, found poor Harris 1 Died at 10 o'Clock , Moly his Daughter intends burying him and says her . Father intended all his goods for me Mon. 18 Augst. Received a Letter from Mrs More that Miss Webbe was moved to Princenough2 the Maria and Lucy were very well calld on Webbe not at home See Mr Lindoe and Horoban who will to go with me to Finchly Saturday Tues. 19 Augst. Mr Siddall and Mrs Gee drank tea paid him £3.3.0 Dew Xs last for seats at Moorfields Wed . 20 Augst. At Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Fri. 22 A ugst. Self at 9 L.F ... in the Even took a walk with Mrs Mawhood in the Wilderness 3 Sat. 23 Augst. Self at 11 L.Fs See Mr Horoban and Lindoe he goes for St Omers next Wednesday told him I thought should have the writting Mr Bolton should have signed to send by him for Bolton to Execute Mr Horoban said Mr Bolton had made a codical to his Will purporting that the whole of Mumfords Affair should be vest in me Sun. 24 Augst. Mr Horoban came yesterday with us to Finchly and said this Morn Mon. 25 Augst. all came to town Mrs Md very III Mr Horoban and Self went and fetched Mr Lindoe to Dinner, he returned to Town soon after Mrs Md did the nessesary Tues. 26 Augst. Son Chas staid prayers Wed. 27 Augst. Mr Horoban said Sun. 31 Augst. Self at 10 L.F. all Except Chas at high he went on horseback to Finchly. after Tea Son Chas asked me to be absent a Mimms to go Shooting I told him this way of going on would not do he said £40 was not Sufficient Pr Annm for him that he wanted Wife and to be settled We had rather high words, he said he owed mony I told him he must reconsider his stiuation that neither he or his brother should ruin me that if he could not content himself with £40 Pr Annm for 2 years to come which was my agreement before Mr Atkins, he might do as he pleased at the Expiration of which time if he married a woman of fortune 1 2

3

The gardener at Finchley. Princenhof. Third Order of St. Francis, the 'Blue Nuns', now at Taunton. The Wilderness was part of the 18th century garden plan; here flowers were allowed to grow more naturally than in the Parterre.


1783

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

201

sooner I would settle him in the best manner I could he took his portmanteau with him Wed. 3 Sept. See Bartholomew fair proclaimed. after Tea Mrs M so III only Dory and I went to Finchley Thurs. 4 Sep . Mr Horoban said after made Rowingl and got it in by 12 o'Ck after Dinner Sailed with Horoban in the Boate Fri. /5 Sep. all came to Town to breakfast found Mrs Md better but very week Sat. 6 Sep . Mrs Md better Chas not yet come home . Dory taken very III last night and continues so now one of the Coach horses not well Sun. 7 S ep . Self at 10 and all Except Dory at 11 L.Fs ... at Vespres self and brought father Jno Anderton home to Tea he says all Convents will be abolished Mon. 8 Sep. all Except Dory at L.Fs 11 o'Ck Fri. 12 Sep. See Mr Hussey Sacerdos he advises not to sell Stock and that things will mend the latter end of this year Sun. Sep . 14. self at 10 all at high L.F. Wed. 17 Sep . Called at Horobans Lodgings See him and Barnard they have no News from Bolton or Lindoe Thurs. 18 Sep. Dory no better Mrs Md and Bett at L.Fs a Gentleman called with a Letter from the Convent at Montrea12 to know if that house were safe to Credit Miss Ann Barker at 12! Guineas Pr year the person will call again Sat. 20 Sep . Son Chas came home has been out 3 weeks Sun. 21 Sep . all at L.Fs Except Dory who is Ill, after Dinner self at Vespres Webbe being out of Town Self at Mr Greenhams Sermon brought him and Mr Greenway in my Coach Mon. 22 Sep. Dory better . . . after Dinner self in Coach to Finchley drank Tea Supped and lay there See Mrs Harris She goes to the workhouse toMorrow Wed. 24 Sep. Called on Mr Atkins to get a poor blind Irishwoman into St. Sepulcres Workhouse . . . the blind woman went and their answer was being a Catholic and an Irish She could not be admitted Sun. 28 Sep. The Goute still in my Instep nevertheless walked to L.F. 10 o'Ck all at high Except Chas who was at Moorfields Mon . 29 Sep. Self went with our Servant Wm to the workhouse with some Clos for Mrs Harris and gave her Is and the house Is Sun. /5 Oct. called on Cos Brooke he gave the Order of Procession for the peace 3 which is to be proclaimed next Monday at Mr Whyatts to get a place to see it advised me to Mrs Kearsleys Fleet Street all at high ... Self at Vespres and at Mr Archers 1

2

3

Put hay into rows. Montreuil, Pas de Calais. The Peace of Versailles (England, France, Spain and U.S.A.) was signed on 3 Sep.


202

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1783

Sermon brought home Mr Derwent who drank Tea, Dory worse send to Mr Lindoe he came to her Mon. 6 Oct. Self Mrs Md Bett and Chas at Mr Kearsleys See peace Proclaimed a very great croued indeed . . . Mr Horo ban Called gave him orders to remit by Mr Wilkinson ÂŁ9. 17. to Miss Ann Barker at Montreaule Sur Mer for which I am to give him Draft for Sun. 12 Oct. Dory were III Mrs Md and Bett at Moorfeilds Son Chas went out early Shooting Self at 10 and high L .Fs ... Chas came home at 8 0 Ck brought 2 Birds and a hare Mon. 13 Oct. Mr Past on of St Omers called, says it wont sute him to pay the ÂŁ10 owing Mumford for some time Tues. 14 Oct. Stayed at home the Morn. Mrs Mawhood and Bett in the Coach at L .Fs Sat. 18 Oct. Mr Huddleston returned from Bruges yesterday brought me 2 Letters. Sun. 19 Oct. Self at 10 L .Fs all Except Dory and Chas at high, See Lady Ann will drink with us this day ... self and Mrs Md at Vespres after brought Lady Ann and Mr Huddleston in the Coach She says Lucy is very deaf and it would be better to have her home Tues. 21 Oct. Mr Horoban called drank Tea, Wrote to Mrs More and Maria to send home Lucy Pr first safe oppertunity Sun. 26 Oct. Self Mrs Md and Bett at 10 L.Fs Sun. 2 Nov . Son Chas went Early to Finchley the rest at L.Fs Fri. 7 Nov. Son Chas stayed out till 12 o'Ck on which had much talk with him but his heart seems quite hardened says he will Shoote and keep Poachers company as he delights in it, on which I told him I could no approve this he then said he goes in March to Nova Scotia which I aggreed to we parted Sun. 9 Nov. Son Chas was at Moorfeilds and dined in Town with us Mon. 10 Nov. Dory and Bett with Mr Wilbon at dinner Guildhall Mr Brocklebank was swindled out of 6 yds mixt Cloth the person says he lives at No 21 St Pauls Churchyard but no such person to be found there Sat. 15 Nov. Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sun. 16 Nov. Self at Sacra Sanctum 7 o'Clock after at 10 all except Chas who went early to Finchly at high L.Fs Sat. 22 Nov. Self at 10 and high St Cecilia the Dinner on Monday Mon. 24 Nov. Called on Crofts in consiquence of a Letter from Mr Wilkinson who in it begs I would pay Neville Cavier demand of 500 Livrs on late Mumford and also begs to have what the College demands but does not wish to put us to any Ilconvenience he says Mr Bolton would have paid it but that Cash runs short with him and his Brother they having expended more mony than they thought to have done, Mr Crofts oppinion is to write and Acquaint them having no Cash at present in hand it cant


1783

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

203

be complied with See Mr Horoban and Lindoe See Mr Addes there who complains of Bishop Talbot in the Bavarian! affair Sun. 30 Nov. Self at 10 all at high L.Fs . .. all at Vespres & Sermon Mon. 1 Dec. after Dinner Lucy arrived from Bruges with Mr Anger who dined here he said Mrs More gave him 5 Guineas but that no being sufficient I gave him £1. 1. 0 more lent Mr Lamb the Book on India affairs and Thos a Kempis2 Wed. 3 Dec. Self at The Vestry in behalf of a Child to be put out Thurs . 4 Dec. called on Mr Horoban, See Mr Bolton's brother there, who said Mr Bolton Sacerdos was arrived with him last night from Dover went with him to Bishop Talbots, he seems but poorly in health, Shewed me a fresh Accountt from College which makes Mumford's Estate a Debtor on Balance £780, odd Bolton has received no mony there but says the College want their Accountt Settled so does Nevile Caviere &c &c Sat. 6 Dec. at Mr Lindoes for the nessesary but he was from home went with Mr Horoban in hackney Coach to the Red Lion Aldersgate St. from thence to the Bank and Moorfeilds Chappell he sa ys Mr Bolton is worse in health . . . at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary at 5 o'Ck Sun. 7 Dec. at L.Fs ! after 7 o'Ck at Sacra Sanctum after all at Moorfeilds 3 Mr Hussey opened it with a very Excellent Sermon . . . all at Vespres L.F. meet Mr Paul Junr there all at the Ship Messrs Addis and Paul drank Tea with us Selfe gave £1. 1. 0 to Moorfeilds Chappell Mon. 8 Dec. Self in the Shop at ! past 7 o'Ck this day my Original4 birthday viz 60 Yrs Old . . . Received a Letter from Son Wm New York Wed. 10 Dec See Mr Bolton in bed he is very indifferent See Bishop Talbot who was very civil and says he bought yesterday in the Stocks thinks them safe Fri. 12 Dec. Called on Mr Horoban he say Mr Bolton is very Ill, I told him I wished to See him on buisness and if he pleased would go with him but this he declined, and said Bolton had put College Accountt into his hands which he shewed me and said he wished I would take an early day as possable to Settle it, I told him I was much surprised Bolton had not given these to me to Eximane it appearing the College demand was much increased since Mr Wilkinson meet On the Subject at Mr Crofts, on this I see Mr Crofts who said I could do nothing and must wa te Boltons death 1 2

3

4

I ossibly in connexion with the Bishop's plan to get a chapel in the west of London independent of the uncertainties of an ambassador's residence. No doubt Bishop Challoner's version. The 5th ed. was published in Coghlan in 1779. To replace the chapel destroyed in the Riots, a house was bought in White St., and adapted as a chapel which was in use until 1820, when St. Mary's. Moorfields, took its place. Before the change in the Calendar.


204

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1783

Sat. 13 Dec. called at Mr Voces! to know how Mr Bolton health was and Miss Voce said Mr Horoban was just gone there, for that the Bishop and Mr Barnard were gone to Hamersmith to confirm on which I went to Boltons: Horaban there Bolton in bed very III had taken no nurishment for 2 days, but now wished to have some Mutton Broth and desired me to procure some for him, on which I ordered the Servant maid up, who said She had only some small remaines of Calves foot jelly, Bolton said this would be too heavy, however I ordered some mixed with water which he took, but still be begged me to order some broth and said if it had not been for me he should have had none Horoban sent the maid out by his order for Mutton, but Bolton being impatient I went by his desire to the Bishop's Kitching and found the Mutton on. I See the maid but [put] Turnips in which was done at my desire After attend l\'Ir Bolton and See him eate a full half pint which he again said should not have but for me, wishing himself at Mrs Bailys who gave him better attendance than what he had at The Bishop on taking my leave he wished me to come on Sunday Morn as Mr Horoban must be absent at Newington Sun. 14 Dec. Chas went to Early prayer at Moorfeilds and then to Finchly ! past 9 o'Ck called at the Bishop See the house keeper who wished me not seeing Mr Bolton She says he got some Sleep after 3 O'Ck &c I told her I would call after high. Called and See Mr Brown to desire him to order prayers for Bolton he said it was done allready all at high L.Fs after which calld on Bolton when the :qousekeeper refused me seeing him saying the Physician had ordered him to be keept quiet all at Vespress. Self Paul and Forester at Mr Archer Sermon they came home to Tea Mon. 15 Dec. at 12 o'Ck sent to enquire of Mr Boltons health who is now all but Dead Tues. 16 Dec. Mr Stevens of the Comms sent His Bill for the requisition to Mr Bolton, as he swore to it, but as Mr Bolton died this Morn 8 o'Clock it was sent to me 2 Thurs. 18 Dec. at the Bank See Messrs Wrights Clerk who says Messrs Barnard and Horoban are Executors to Mr Jos. Bolton Fri. 19 Dec. my Birthday Agd 60 Years [' Y ds' has been crossed out and (Years' substituted]. Sun. 21 Dec. all at high L.Fs Thurs. 25 Dec . a Snowy day all at L.F. high except Mrs Mawhood Bett Lucy and Gasking who went to moorfeilds, all but Chas who sta yed at home at Vespres Sat. 27 Dec. Called on Horobin not at home left word with the maid Servt I should be glad to See him on Sunday to drink and that he would bring Boltons Will See Mr Hussey the Old Ministry will come in See Mr Lamb who says the same. 1 2

Probably at 4 Castle St., now Furnival St. By a codical (dated 12 Aug. 1783) to Joseph Bolton's will (Ushaw College. MSS ., III. c. 240) W.M. became sole residuary legatee to William Mumford.


1783

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

205

Sun. 28 Dec . All at Vespres found Mr Rorobin here told me Mr los. Bolton by a Codicalleaves me all his part in Mumfords affair Mon. 29 Dec. taken very ill with Virtigo took Comomile Tea which vomited and Purged me sent to Mr Nelson took 1 Draft did the nessesary with Mr Lindoe who called at 8 o'Clock 1784

Sat. 3 Jan. Mrs md at Mr Lindoes Sun. 4 Jan. Self at high and all Except Chas who went early to Finchly Mr Lindoe called at 1 o'Ck self did the nessesary Mon. 5 Jan. Self in a Hack to L.Fs at Sacra Sane Tues. 6 Jan. at L.F at home the Afternoon Mr Horobin called 2nd said he ment to give me the Copy of Bolton will which he sent me some days since Sun. 11 Jan. Self in the Coach and all L.Fs high See Mr Gaffyl who had seen Mr Lindoe and he was quite satisfied all at Vespres Wed. 14 Jan. Self no well fear tis the Stone Thurs. 15 Jan. In great pain . . . Chas contradicted me in the Shop before Mr Erswell, I resented it and it past of. Mrs Gee brought Chocolate and dined with us Burgess came to Tea and Supped and set of at 9 o'Ck in the Stage to [blank] Sat. 17 Jan. Self in the Coach called on Mr Horobin who was out See Mr Lindoe had some talk about Wilkins on Duplicity in desiring Mr Hurst to write to me for his Debt I supposing he had paid it Long since after went in the Coach to Mr Crofts No 24 Parliament St Westminster . . . I asked Mr Crofts how I could secure this Charity in case of my death he says if Mrs Mawhood is Executrix and residuary Legatee, I need not alter my will as I have faith in her the same as of my Self and that Shell make the distributions, on having security given her, which I desire it may be Wm Mawhood Sun. 18 Jan. Self, Gasking and Mrs Md and Bett in Coach to L.Fs Dory and Lucy at Moorfields Fri. 23 Jan. Mr Gaffy, Sacerdos, called and drank Tea, and began again the SUbject of the Gold snuff box, and wished to know if we could tell him who besides Miss [blank] had talked of him in that affair our Answer we could not tell, Gaffy said he believed could trace it to a Miss Pye who he said said many severe things of him he said Mr Underhill notwithstanding his promise of Secrecy to me, had done well and that he could prove the same from some of their Divinity, I told him I was sorry for what he had mentioned, that I believed in no such Divinity therefore I had done, Except that if he pleased I would have Underhill 1

Daniel Gaffey, O.S.F. Not of English Province, perhaps Irish. Signed Sardinian Chapel Registers 1783-1793; d. 3 March 1815. See C.R.S. XII, 127; XIX Index; XXXVIII 174; Burton, Challoner, I, 341-5.


206

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1784

face to face, when I would recapitulate all I had said and tell Underhill he had done wrong and had no means behaved like a Gentleman or Sacerdos of which he begged I would not say anything to Underhill to which I aggreed and advised him to let the affair entirely drop he drank a Glass of Wine and we parted Mr. Holker called at 5 o'Ck aggreable to my desire and says ... in reference to my Codical on Mumfords affair I am to consult some Catholicks as he seems to know little of the matter also in case of Convents should be broke up he thinks I may state this is the Codical that She [Maria?] may come in with my other Children Sat. 24 Jan. Mr Horobin called to let us know we could not have prayers toMorrow Sun. 25 Jan. Dory Bett and Lucy at Moorfeilds Wed. 28 Jan. Mr Horribin called, says Mr Barnard has left Bolton Will at the Annuity Office Thurs. 29 Jan. Mr Siddle Sacerdos called and drank Tea had talk of Hussey, Robinson &c Sun. 1 Feb. Chas went to 9 o'Ck moorfeilds after to Finchley Tues. 3 Feb . received a Letter from Wilkinson cost 10d he desires when I am in Cash to pay some to Horrobin Wed. 4 Feb. Called at Mr Horrobin Shewed him Wilkinsons Letter he says Mr Barnard will call at the Bank with BOltons will on Friday Fri. 6 Feb. I meet Horrobin and Barnard Sacerdos at the Bank See him put Mr BOltons will into the 28 years Annuity Office, which he may have again next Tuesday or Wednesday ... Mr Barnard walked home with me I gave him 21 Coating to make him a great Coate . . . Cos Brooke called with the carracter of Mr B as Mrs More desired Sat. 7 Feb. Mr Siddell and Mr Nelson calld to send Mr Siddell Black Cloth for a Cas~ock Sun. 8 Feb. a great Snow and freezes hard all all L.F. Sun. 15 Feb. Self better in health all at L.F. except Chas who went to Moorfeids . . . Self and Dory at Vespres and Sermon Mr Paul and Horrobin drank Tea Wed. 18 F eb. Stayed at home Mr M'ackstay has got me to be Godfarther to his Son ... Mr Paston Called and paid me the ÂŁ10 he owed to Mumfords Estate and goes for St Omers Friday Morn Thurs. 19 Feb. very great giddiness, self in the Coach called on Mr Horrobin not at home See Mr Lindoe, unluckily spoke before a protestant on the orders of Lent ... after dinner Mr Horrobin called and Signed the foregoing receipt and I gave him Draft on Fuller for the said Sum Sun. 22 Feb. all at L.Fs and vespres Wed. 25 Feb. Mr Archer Sacerdos called to let me know Mr Wallbanck Died this Morn Fri. 27 Feb. Dory had Mr Atkins Lady Ann, Lady and Sr Thos


1784

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

207

Fleetwood Mr and Mrs Martin to Cards and Mr Huddleston Sun . 29 Feb . Chas at home all at L.F at high Self at 10 also ... at Vespres Mr Forester Supped with us all Thurs. 4 March. Mr Paul and Arboin drank Tea with us, wrote to Son Wm Hallifax to send him paints and Forte Piano to Halifax in Nova Scotia. Sat. 6 March. at 4 o'Clock at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary Mr Forester Junr bought paints for Son Wm Sun. 7 March. at L.F 7 and 8 o'Ck at Sacra Sanctum ... all at L.F. 11 o'Ck Mrs Simister Dined all Except Dory at Vespres Sun. 14 March. Chas Breakfasted in the Kitching still sulkey went to Finchley Self at 10 and 11 at all and L.Fs ... all at Vespress Wed. 17 March. all at L.Fs St Patrick Fri . 19 March. Mrs Mawhood Bett and Lucy at Complin Sat. 20 March . Chass having now returned to his Shop duty I paid him this Day ÂŁ10 in full to the 28 Febry for which have his Receipt, just before Supper I shook him by the hand and told him if he went on as I had now reason to hope he would be a great Man in time Sun. 21 March. Self at 10 and all at L .Fs High Forester and Paul walked home with me Self and Mrs Mawhood at L.Fs vespres Dory and Bett at warwick St heard O'Leary! Mr Horrobin and Duffuy drank Tea had talk with them aboute Miss Feast Mon. 22 March. called and See Mr Feast a very civil person find Miss Feast has been very extravagant he begs me to write to Mr Wilkinson to assertain her Debts and to whom when he will do something for her wrote to Mr Wilkinson and Paston to get her Account of Debts owing Thurs. 25 March . all at L.F high ... self at Compline Fri. 26 March. Mr Kearsley and Mr Walbanck2 came they aggreed to give ÂŁ140 to Miss to be a Nunn Sun. 28 March. Self at 10 and all at High L.Fs . .. Self and Mrs Mawhood walked to Vespres Fri. 2 April at Guildhall on the Hustings See and talked with Mr Brooke Watson 3 he thanked me for using my interest in his Election and promised to give me an hour any day, as I wished to promote Son Vlms Interest .. . Mr Archer and Barnard Sacerdos called drank Coffee and went to Complin with us, Self after at Mr Byngs meeting at the Freemasons Tavern gave in my name, gave the Picture of Benedic Labre to be fraimd Sun. 4 April. all at Moorfields heard O'Lara [O'Leary] self at Vespres and Sermon, Messrs Horrobin and Naussau drank Tea 1

2

3

Arthur O'Leary (1729-1802), the Irish Capuchin. He settled in London in 1789 at St. Patrick's, Soho, and was a popular preacher. See D. N.B., and Ward, Dawn, Index; biography by England (1822). Perhaps a mistake for Mr. Feast, as vValbanck died a month earlier. He was elected M.P. for City of London. This entry seems to imply that W.M. had become a Freeman.


208

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1784

Wed. 7 April. all Except Chas at lVIr Lindoes did the nessesary gave £2. 2. Thurs . 8 April. Mrs Md Self and Lucy and Gasking at Sacra Sanctum and Tenebris Fri. 9 April. at Service in the Mom all at L.Fs at Tenebris in the Afternoon Received a Letter from Mr[s] More aboute Miss Webbes Sat. 10 April. all at L.Fs ... Mr Feast called and wished me to write to Mr Wilkinson that provided She will sell her Annuity of £30 to him he will pay her Debts viz £130 and this he does to prevent her selling it to a Stranger and spend the Mony, after which he promisses to Allow her £30 Pr Annm for her life. Sun. 11 April. all at L.Fs Chas there also did Mr Denbys Service at Vespres Dory at Bavaraian hears O'Lara Mon . 12 April. Chas went to an Early prayers after breakfasted and went to the Epsom hunt with young Mr Paul returned at 9 o'Clock all the rest at L .Fs high Mrs Md and Dory and Lucy at Vespress Self and Bett at home Tues. 13 April. Mrs Md at L.Fs Self at home Mr Horrobin dined with us, I wrote to Mrs More that I had paid her Accountt to Wrights £40. 6. 7 and aboute Miss Webbe to Stay at her house Sat. 17 April. Self at Finchly in the stage, present viz an Officer and a plain man talked on Politics Sun. 18 April. Self and Mr Greenland at 10 and high L.Fs all at Vespres self heard Mr Lucasl Mon. 19 April. young Dignam2 called and sang Fri. 23 April. Mr Blake called wished me to go to Brenford for Mr Bing 3 took Chas and Mr [blank] of the navy office after voting We dined at the Star and Garter Kew Bridge, came home 7 o'Clock Dory had much Company Sat. 24 April. See Mr Lamb and came to the Bank in his Chariot . . . was meet by Mr Webb and others and told I had been robbed, on arriving at my house found the had taken the thief by the assistance of 2 Blacksmiths, and likewise Mr Sargeaunts Lad as an accomplice the Witnesses having seen the Lad come out of the Shop and say to the 2 lurking Fellow viz I will do presently the neighbours perswaded Son Chas to let the Constable and Mr Brocklebank go with the 2 before a magistrate, it happened to be Mr Aldm Hart who committed them both to Newgate, Self went to Mr Sargeaunt but he was from home but the Clerk 1

2

3

Simon Lucas, b. 1745; from Douai to Valladolid, 1769; priest, 23 Dec. 1775; mission 1776; after assisting at Sedgley Park, he became Chaplain at Warwick St.; afterwards Chaplain to James Windsor Heneage and on his death in 1786, to his widow; he advised her in her charities and in the building of chapels at Newport and Cowes: d. Old Hall Green, 31 Jan. 1801. See C.R.S. XXX, 196, 203; Kirk; Gillow . Charles Dignum (1765 !-1827); a chorister at the Sardinian Chapel; he had a successful career as a singer: at the time of his death he was living in Gloucester St. See D. N.B. This was the Middlesex election when Major George Byng was elected.


1784

THE

MAvV HOOD

DIARY

209

and a Mr Faukes went to Newgate See the Lad and they think on t uesday t he Father and Mother of the Lad came, they say their Son was allways good t ill aboute a fortnight since Sun. 25 April. Son Chas breakfasted with us all at high L.Fs ... at Vespres and Mr Addiss1 Sermon ... Received a Lett er from Wm that he wants to buy Lande Mon . 26 April. Self t o the Sessions house Old Baily See Mr Reynolds was very civil says the Lads Trial will come on toMorrow Tues. 27 April. Attended again after Dinner again and after Tea Self Sergeaunt Chas and Mr Brocklebank, tryall come on at -! past 9 o'Ck bot h convicted Jred. 28 April. Lads father and Mother called and Mr Sargeaunt concluded t o wate if the Lads would confess their gang Thurs . 29 April. Mr Feast sent for my Letters wrote to Mrs More Mr Wilkinson and Maria a recommendation for Mrs Feast . . . She set off for Graveshend at 12 o'Ck Fri. 30 April. Chas would not take i yd to Mr Sargeaunts so took it myself Sun. 2 May . Self Mrs Md Dory and Bett Lucy and Chas at high L.Fs . . . father Jno Anderton drank Tea with us Wed . 5 May . at and See Bishop Talbot, Shewed him my codical in regard to Mumfords affair which he approves he says Lord Petre will no longer conduct our affair he begd me to be at the meeting to Morrow Thurs . 6 May. did not go to the Catholick meeting which was held this day at free Masons Tavern Sat. 8 May. Mr Stapleton 2 and Varley called the first claims £5. 5. under Mumfords instructions the Saddle and Candlesticks belong the president of Douay Mon. 10 May See Bishop Talbot gave him Mellon Seeds, he advises Mr Lindoe not to Buy or Sell Stocks but advises me to sell the Short Annuitys . .. Mr Horrobin called will call next Friday to pay for Cloth sent to Lisbon by his Order Fri. 14 May . Mr Horrobin called paid me £97.17.0 in full for Cloth sent to Lisbon, I paid him 8s as Executor to Mr Jos Bolton for Cash paid to Monsr Grandsise of Calais being mony Dew from Late Mumfords I paid him also for Butlers lives of Saints viz £1. 6. 0 which with £1. 1. 0 before paid by Mumford makes £2. 7. 0 Horrobin drank Tea and took some brown and mint Cloth for the boys at Sedgley park 7/6 Mony Sun. 16 May. taken with the Goute the side of Left foot after 1

2

Joseph Addis; b. 19 March 1742; at Valladolid; priest, 1771; Arundel Castle 1772; Wapping 1780; d . Calehill, 29 March 1821; See C.R.S. XXX, 191; K irk. Gregory Stapleton who was Procurator, Douai, 1773-1785 ; b. 1748 ; Douai 1767; President, St. Orner, 1787; imprisoned during F rench Revolution; President St. Edmund's 1795; Bishop of Hiero-Cresarea and V.A. Midland, 1801; d. St. Orner, 23 May 1802. See K irk; Ward, Dawn, Index. N


210

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1784

Breakfast Chas went to Finchley all at High L.Fs dined by ourselves at Vespres Mon. 17 Maya good night much better for the Goute Stayed at horne Mrs Md and Dory at L.F. at Litanys. Fox1 got a majority of 236 but not returned, nevertheless he was Chaired with great pomp amidst cast Acclimations, no mischief done Thurs. 20 Mayall at L.Fs Mr Horrobin dined with us say Mr Johnson will be at our house this Month all at Vespres Except Chas brought horne Mr Burgess called on Mr Brooke just corne from a jorney with Lord Surry cant go to Flanders with us Sun. 23 May Burgess said Christopher there Chas served Tues. 25 May at 4 o'Ck Mr Johnson 2 arrived from Rome he brought me some Musick is at my house Mr Horrobin supped with us and paid for Peice of Cloth Thurs. 27 May Mr Johnson dined at horne after Dinner went to great Windmill St, self not very well stayed at horne Mr Davis Sacerdos and Burgess Supped with us Sat. 29 May At Mr Lindoes did nessesary S~tn. 30 May Mr Johnson said for us ... at Sacra Sanc and Mrs Mawhood also Mon. 31 May Mr Johnson said and breakfasted at Finchley . . . Self at high L.F. See Webbe he seems not communitive aboute his Daughter After Dinner Mr Horrobin called, Drank Tea he and I went with Johnson to the Coach and took leave Thurs. 3 June Spoke to Son Chas and told him If he did not alter his behavior I would quit my trade and Sell the good will of my Shop. at first he was obstinate but after he said if I would permit him to write to a Mr Johnson who he thought could procure him a good Wife I told him I wished him settled which I would do as soon as he had a good offer for which purpose he is to write to Mr Johnson, he promised to be good to sell his Dogs and be assiduous in Buisness, he hoped I would assist him &c Wrote to Son Wm that I had returned his Dft for £100 and should return all he might Draw so long as he was dissipated Fri. 4 June After Dinner received 2 Letters from Son Wm that he thought Brooke Watsons recommending him to a Mr Dight who through Genl Campbell notwithstanding there were 14 candidates got a Company in 57 Regt at the Regulation price and has Drawn for £100 & £950 which last was presented the 5 June Wm hopes III forgive what is past as he intends quite a New life. I wated on Mr Brooke Watson who says all this is true and that hell carry the purchase through the Secretaries of Wars office and to let the Bills be noted then to give for Answer;

1

2

The famous Westminster Election; the voting was, Lord Hood, 6,694 ~ Charles James Fox, 6,234; Sir Cecil Wray, 5,998. After Scrutinies, etc. Fox was declared elected in March 1785. Thomas Johnson (Middlehurst) of Kendal. See above p. 112.


1784

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

211

When the purchase is ascertained to my Son I will then pay the Bills. Sat. 5 June Bought 40 Louis of Mr Binns and 5 of Mr Lamb took the Coach for Dover at 5. 5. 0 for 6 people agreed to Call on us at 4 Monday and stay our breakfast at Bexley . . . Sent my Deal Box of Writtings to Messrs Fuller & Co by my Son Chas he got their receipt in the Even at Mr Horrobins but as he seemed not to understand the Signing of my Codical and instructions, and he wishing to go with us our jorney I went to Bishop Talbots See him and apponted toMorrow t past 12 at his house with Mr Lindoe, &c he also gives leave for Horrobin to go the Jomey. Sun. 6 June Dory Bett and Lucy at Sacra Sanctum Mon . 7 June Self Mrs Md Dory Bett Lucy Chas and Mr Horrobin set of for the Continent at 4 o'Ck in a Coach from the Cross Keys which took us up at Smithfield. Crost the Sea tuesday arrived at Calais Wednesday 4 o'Ck in the Morn, arrived same day to Dinner St Omers to dinner bought 2 Gounds Mrs Mawhood and Bett. See the College Accountts the same as Mr Wilkinsons Accountt before given me 10 June called and see Mr Hiecq 12 June took a Harpsichord of Mr Messingbourgh for ÂŁ27 wch he owed late Mumford as he could not acertain any time of payment and he was lookd on so III and I expectted to Dye I thought this best 15 June Dined with Monsr Coqaque 16 June set out for Douay breakfasted at Air with the Provo, gave the Nuns ÂŁ1. 1. o. as ordered by Mr Mumford arrived at Douay, Mr Gibson will pay Mumfords demand when the procurator Arrives [The account of this visit to St Omers here breaks off ,. part of a page is left blank as if for the continuation.] Mon . 5 July all arrived in Town from the Continent at 12 o'Ck at noon and in health Mr Horrobin Dined and took his leave Tues. 6 July called and See Aldm Watson, he said he heard an Older officer was preferred in Son Wms place, the Agent says the same and delived me up my Obligation Mr Cox says this is often done Wed. 7 July Called on Mr Holker. Gave him t pound Snuff. he advises me to See Mr Lamb before I give up Wm promotion, called at Banqrs for my book, after See Mr Lamb he says if an Older officer has offered tis all over so I gave it up Sun. 11 July all at Mr Neils1 to prayers Sum. 18 July all at Prayers Mr Neils Hampsted

1

Probably Nihill or Nihell (several of the family are mentioned in Laity). A Mrs. Nihill had a substantial property at this period near the Vale of Health. Laity for 1793 gives a Girls' School run by Miss Nihell at The Grove, Hampstead Rd.


212

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1784

Fri. 23 July Mr Barnard Called with Mr Horrobin who took down notes from [me?] relative to Bishop Chaloners1 life during the Riots in 1780 he being then at my house for 17 days and a half Mr Horrobin asked me what he was in my Debt for his journey Abroad, I told him nothing Sun. 25 July all at Miss NielI's hampsted to prayers See Mr Connolly there he talked much against Old Mr Fell Sun. 1 Aug. all at Moorfields Sun. 8 Aug. all at Hampsred to Prayers. Mr Hussy2 said invited him to Dinner, but was engaged hell call some other time Mon . 9 Aug. Mr George called talked only aboute Methodist preachers Fri. 13 Aug. Mr Greenham Sacerdos drank Tea with us he says the Clergy will be permitted to Marry talked agst Kervan Sacerdos and others farnillys and that all Convents the Emperour would destroy &c &c Sun. 15 Aug. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussey Sun. 22 A ug. all Except Gasking at Harnpsted See and spoke to Mr Hussy who said prayers, he says no more privaleges will be granted this year to Catholics but all will be quiet Fri. 27 Aug. See Mr Keersley paid him for binding Butlers Lives of Saints &c &c Sat. 28 Aug. gave orders to Mr Kearsley for Plutacks Lives and a Dictionary Sun. 29 Aug. all at Hampsted to prayers Mon. 30 Aug. Received a Letter from Wm in which he has Drawn a Bill on me for ÂŁ60 at 30 days sight Sun. 5 Sep. all at Hampsted to prayers found Mr Forester Junr there he came home with Son Chas he dined and drank Tea and went away at 6 o'Ck Sun. 12 Sep. all at hampsted to prayers Mr Hussy said says trade will be settled betwixt France and us, no Company after Tea walked on the Common with Dory and Bett Chas and Lucy meet us Tues. 14 Sep. called at Artillary ground to See Balon. paid 2d Each Wed. 15 Sep. See Lunardis Ballon3 assind with him in it Thurs. 16 Sep. not well this day stayed at home had Altercation with Mrs Md took Camomele Tea and received great benefit of it eate a good Dinner Sun. 19 Sep. all at Hampsted Mr Hussy said but did not speck to us, no Company 1

2

3

James Barnard's biography of the Bishop was published later in this year, 1784. Barnard had succeeded Joseph Bolton as Vicar-General of the London District. He was living at Hampstead at this period. Vincent Lunardi, in a hydrogen balloon; in this first attempt, he drifted 24 miles to Ware, Herts.


1784

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

213

Tues . 21 Sep . Mrs Md and Self at L.Fs 11 o'Ck ... at Mr Lindoes did the N essesary TVed . 22 Sep. Self at Sacra Sanctum, L.F. 7 o'Ck Mrs Md went with me to prayers at 11 o'Ck Self Mr Lindoe Mrs Md and Bett went to Finchly Mr Lindoe looked at the place intended for the Chappell and took a plann1 Thurs. 23 Sep. after breakfast all came to Town Mr Lindoe took his leave in Smithfield ... Plenius called to do the forte piano, will call on Saturday, Mr Lindoe said at Finchley Gasking at Sacra Sanctum Sat. 25 Sep. Plenius called and Moved the forte piano, it wont stand at Concert pitch to have Steel wires instead of Brass. he says will Answer then for its standing Sun. 26 Sep. all at Hampsted Mr Hussy said M on. 27 Sep. Plenius came at 9 o'Ck put on the half New wires to forte piano, Mr J ones2 organist called gave him Mr J ohnsons Mass to give to Mr Hudson 3 to reharse ovver with his boys; returned Mr Denbys4 Mass to Mr [blank] who live with Mr Skinner Wed. 29 Sep. Mr Plenius came at 5 o'Ck and finished at 6 o'Ck the Forte piano Sun. 3 Oct. all at Hampsted Mr Hussy said See Mr and Mrs Connolly there Sun. 10 Oct. all at Hampsted Mr Hussey said See Mr Power Merchant there and Connolly did not speek to Mr Hussey Sat. 16 Oct. Son Chas came at t past 7 o'Ck he had been with young Paul to See Blanchards [baUoon ?] and an Englishman Go up in it Sun. 17 Oct. all at Hampstead Mr. Hussy said See Mr and Mrs Poore and Mr Connolly there Sun. 24 Oct. all at hampsted Mr Hussy said and spoke very harsh to the people, some one knocking and ringing at the Bell just as prayers were beginning Thurs. 28 Oct. Received a Letter from Son Wm dated 2 Sepr has drawn for ÂŁ110 and has leave for 6 months to come over here . . . a Mr Roberts called with a Letter by his Son of the 57 Regt and arrived last monday dated the 24 Augst wherein my Son Acquaints me he married a Miss Eliza Creighton the 17 Augst last Sun. 31 Oct. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy ... Dory has some reason to think Chas and Bett knows that Wm is in Town M on. 1st Nov. all came to Town at L.Fs high Tues. 2 Nov . all L.Fs all Souls 1 2

3

4

This scheme does not seem to have come to anything. John Jones (d. 1796), organist at St. Paul's, 1755-1796. See D. N.B. Robert Hudson (1731-1815), master of the children of St. Paul's. It is surprising that they should have rehearsed music hot from Rome. See D.N.B. J obn Danby (1757-1798) was, at this period, organist at the Spanish embassy. See D.N.B.


214

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1784

Fri. 5 Nov. by appointment called and See Mr Rashleigh who has got no information of Mr Coffin or anyone Else but brought me his books wherein Mr Creighton Acctt is ÂŁ1800 from which he has paid ÂŁ800 and Rashleigh says he has no doubt for the whole will be discharged the next Ships which are Expected this Month or next and further says he believes Creighton to be a Man of property, after went to Mr Coffin see him he says Miss has tht carracter of virtuous and discreet, but can give me no further intelligence his friends being out of Town, he advises me to settle them at St Jns Funday Bay See Mr Lamb who says he has no oppion of them as they have 2 Stories Sun. 7 Nov. all at Hampsted Mr Hussy said no Company Wed. 10 Nov. Mr Martin told Chas that Wm and Wife are in Town and at a Hotele in the Adelphi after Dinner I received a Letter from Wm who wishes me to See him, Mr Martin called after says Wm and Mr Oldham Supped with him last night and they drank much wine and did not part till 12 o'ck he came from Wm just now he wished me to See him I said I would Wish to be excused but that I forgave him and would be his friend with 3 OT 4 Hundred if he would Go to St. Johns in Funday Bay, but on Second thoughts I called on Martin and told him Wm might come to me this Even, 5 o'Ck on this Martin went immediately and returned in a hour he See Wm who Sheed many tears but swore by G he would not leave his Wife that night, as She has had many fits and he was affreard Shed Die but that he would call on me to Morrow early if his wife's health would permit it Fri. 12 Nov. after Supper hearing from Martin and Chs Mrs Jno Md was so III I wrote that Wm might come to Morrow Sat. 13 Nov . Son Wm and his Wife came for first time and went with us to Finchley Sun. 14 Nov. all Except Wm and his Wife at hampsted Mr Shepperd said Wm Excuse is he would not have his Father know our religion as it might hinder what he promised him Tues. 16 Nov . after breakfast Son Wm walked to Town I profited of the occasion and Spoke to his Wife by ourselves. I began by informing her that my Son had spent more than came to his share nevertheless I would still assist something provided Shed inform my truly of all this transaction She says her Father run away from his father to Halifax when a boy that his first beginning was cutting wood in the woods there but that by his industry he got up in the world, then was a Shopkeeper but having got something he quitted the Shop to his 2 Sons and commenced farmer and Truckman which he furnished to the Army with horses &c that She had known Wm for some Months that the father would not give his consent untill he was forced by both who declared theyd be married at all counts, he then permitted them to be married in his own house, they received visits from all the principal people cnd the father keept open house for some


1784

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

215

dayes the father promised Wm if he would return in April he would give him an Estate of £200 Pr Annm She seems a prudent person and wishes to go back to Halifax the sooner the better She says Wm has behaved well to her and he also wishes to go back, We set her down at her Lodgins in Villers St in the Strand Sat. 20 Nov. See Mr Brown Sacerdos told him I could not be at St Cecalia's Dory and Lucy came from Finchley for the Season Cos Brooke drank Tea and talked aboute Hughes and Son and Dick Ma whood Sun. 21 Nov. all at L.Fs high Self at 10 also . . . all at Vespres Mon . 22 Nov . St Cecilias Day did not go to it Mrs Mawhood at L.Fs after called for Mrs Mawhood Junr brought her to Dine with us at 2 o'Ck Tues. 23 Nov. Called and See Mrs Md Junr She says Wm wishes to engage in trade and be industrious and to get out to Halifax as fast as possable Wed . 24 Nov . had much talk with Wrri he says his Commission is clear that Mr Creighton is a man of fortune and of his word. and will performe his promise of £200 Per Ann to him, he rates him at £20000 fortune at" least. Mr Lamb called I told him this he laughs at it ... Mr Banlard Sacerdos called and drank Tea Cos Brooks sent me a Neck of Venison, gave Is. Th~trs. 25 Nov. Son Wm and Wife dined drank Tea and supped with us Sun. 28 Nov. all at L.Fs Except Dory and Chas at Warwick St, all at Vespress and Sermon Except Dory paid the Charity £2.2.0 for firing Tues. 30 Nov. Son Chas went to See Mr Blanchards Balloon Go of at the Rideriam . .. after Dinner we all See the Balloon pass over our house Wed . 1 Dec. Son Wm called but Betsey told him as they were at the Play last night we thought it to extravagant to go again this Even as was appointed he seemed to go away in a great hurry and as I thought displeased Wed . 8 Dec. Mr Lamb Called he wished me to be quiet and let them take their fling, but to reward those that are Dutifull he bought a Suite of Mourning Sun. 12 Dec. all Except Chas at high, Self Mrs Mawhood and Lucy at Vespress brot home Messrs Dignam and Denby we performed the Roman service Mon. 13 Dec. Son Wm came I shook hands with him he says the reason he has not called is that I looked on him as he thought Slightingly gave him a great coate Ingelesby makes it Fri. 17 Dec. taken with a little giddiness in the head, ent Chas for Mr Lindoe did the nessesary Mr Hudson of St Pauls the boys Messrs Moore Webb and Junr Mr Denby &c Wm Dind with us performed the Roman and Arne's Service Su,n. 19 Dec. Self at 10 and all Except (Chas who was at Moorfields)


216

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1784

at high L.Fs this being my Birth Day Aged 61 Years Son Wm & Wife dined and Supped Mrs Md and Self at Vespres brought home Mr Dignum Mr Greenham drank Tea Mon. 20 Dec. Mr Chas the Church Warden gave 2s to poor Irish woman self gave 3s to buy fmite to set her up ... this Even Dory had her Route present viz Messrs Butler Senr, Mrs. Bulter, Archer, Sheppard, Addis, Brown, Mr Huddleston, Lady Ann, Miss Huddleston, Atkins, Mrs Rackett, Mrs Hutton 2 daughters &c &c Tues. 21 Dec. Self at Vestry to chuse Constables Thurs. 23 Dec. Mr Horrobin called and paid me for Cloth I paid him 7s 3d being Mr Wilkinsons Bill for removing Harpsichord to Dunquekirge Fri. 24 Dec. Sent Chas to Mr Lindoe he came he came at 11 o'Ck did the N essesery and Gasking also Sat. Xsday 25 Dec. Mr Horrobin said in our room self and Gasking at Sacra Sanctum after at L.Fs did Riche's [Ricci's] service Mr Hawkins there Chas and Dory at Moorfields Mr Horrobin and Paul drank Tea Sun. 26 Dec. Self at 10 and high L.Fs Chas and Betsey at Moorfeilds . . . Except Chas and Bett at Vespress brought home Dignum and Forester he supped with us Mon . 27 Dec. self not very well Chas went Skating Mrs Mawhood at Mr Lindoes Tues. 28 Dec. Mrs at Sacra Sanctum 8 o'Ck Son Wm and Wife Dined with us drank Tea with Cos Brooke and Supped with Mr Creighton Junr is arrived at Falmouth from Halifax, Wm Expects him in Town Wed. 29 Dec. all at L.Fs St Thomas of Canterbury 1785

Sat. 1 Jan. All . . . at L.Fs Sun. 2 Jan. Dory went in the Coach to Mr Lindoes and at Sacra Sanctum all at high L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds and in the afternoon with Paul Junr who with Mr Dignum Supped with us Fri. 7 Jan. Chas at West End of Town but insted of business he called on his Brother Mrs Md and Bett went to See how Mrs Mawhood Junrs health was and found him there, he went skating with his Brother and Dined with him and young Creighton came home rather before 5 o'Clock to go with Dory and Bett to the play Sun. 9 Jan. Self at 10 and high and Mrs md Bett Lucy and Gasking Dory and Chas at Moorfields heard Mr Archer, all at Vespres brought home Mr Mare, Mr Hudson Called to tell me he had been affronted by the porter at the Chappell Mon. 10 Jan. Son Wm Called said he was going to morrow to Col Morrisons to get leave to sell his Commission, his Wife and Servant better in health after Dined my late Servant Wm Called and behaved most scandelously impudent that if I would not allow him for a Livry he would Expose me and Summons Me


1~85

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

217

to Guildhall, seemed as if he would strike me on which I pushed him out of my Doors Fri. 14 Jan. Son Wm Called I told him I would take up his Bill as he promisses for Halifax the first Ship he goes to Col Morrison to Morrow to get leave to sell his Commission, he his Wife and young Crieghton are to dine with us on Monday next Sat. 15 Jan. Son Wm Called has seen Col Morrison who says he must wate a Letter coming from Halifax to know if any Insign will purchase before he can sell, and he may go to Leicestershire recruting if he does not chuse to go back, Self at and See Mr Lamb who advises me not to ask questions, as hes fearfull I shant get the truth from young Crieghton Sun. 16 Jan. all at high L.Fs and at Vespres Mon . 17 Jan. Son Wm his Wife and Mr Chreigton Junr went with Dory Bett and Lucy in our Coach to St Pauls and the Tower I gave Wm £1. 1. 0 they dined and spent the day ... Creighton says that his father Enquired Wm carracter before they were Married says his father has left of trade and that he himself is a Wine Merchant, thinks he shall stay till Midsummer next Wed. 19 Jan. Son Wm Sent me some fish by their Servant the Soldier, he says Mr Creighton has 4 Daughters and 4 Sons that he is every day buying Land and houses that he owns the best part of Halifax, says none but the familly were at the Marriage also says they think of going very soon Thurs. 20 Jan . Mrs Syres and a Doway Gentleman at our house Sat. 22 Jan. Mr Brocklebanks freind See Mr Creighton he says a person is safe to trust his Son £20000 Mrs md J unr Who says they go with a Mrs Butler soon to Halifax Sun. 23 Jan. Self at 10 and all at high L.F. except Chas and Bett, heard Mr Nelson Sacerdos was off for Debt. all at Vespres and Sermon Tues. 25 Jan. Dory and Lucy in the Coach Called on Mrs Md took her and her Brother Creightin to See the King go to the house, Son Wm called he says they go in 5 weeks to Halifax and that his father in law is a man of great fortune Dory and Bett went on a visit to Mrs Chas Butler liVed. 26 Jan. Chas and Self at free Masons hall the Dinner of the Charity for Education of poor Catholicks cost 5/6 each gave £4. 4. 0 Mr Hussy preached and talk with the Bishop Hussey and Robinson both came home at 9 o'Ck. Thurs. 27 Jan. Mr Stone called he goes to St Omers on Saturday to send the Spectacles for Monsr Hiecq SlItn. 30 Jan. Self at 10 and all at high L.Fs in rained hard Sent the Coach for Son Wm his Wife and Mr Creighton Junr they dined all stayed at home they drank Tea with Mr Martin after Supped with us, Creighton says his father pays £3 Pr Quarter


218

THE

MA WI-lOOD

DIARY

1785

as a Tax for Land and house which is as much as anyone pays at Halifax Wed. 2 Feb. All at L .Fs got a Candle Thurs. 3 Feb . Mrs Md at L .Fs Sun . 6 Feb. Chas went to Finchly ! before 7 o'Ck frank says he was to call for prayers at L .Fs . .. some altercation with Betsey and Mrs Md aboute leaving Keys in the palour Son Wm and Wife went with Mr and Mrs Burford to their house at Finchly they dined in Town Betsey and Lucy at moorfeilds . . Gasking taken very III and quite Blind Self and Mrs Md at L.Fs and Vespres Mr Nelson came to See Gasking had talk of his and Sons affairs Mon. 7 Feb. Gasking very III sent for Mr Lindoe and Mr Gabb who says their affairs are bad he wishes to be made a Bankrupt Son Wm came, said nothing, was civil and dined with us Dory had a Route Mr Atkins Sheppard Huddleston &c &c Tues. 8 Feb . Mr. Lindoe came and gave Gasking the Sacra Sanctum Son Wm called says Young Cox is arrived from Halifax Mrs Md says Dory is very uneasy that I should dislike her Routing parties which occasioned a little Altercation, soon made up Wed. 9 Feb. Self at Moorfields See Mr Homyhold says, War betwix the Imperour and Duch went with Mr Thompson to see his Organ ... Son Wm Called to let us know he and his Wife would come and drink Tea with us to day Mrs Gee Dined with us and went home Wm and his Wife came at 5 o'Ck and Ensign Cox drank Tea says his father will only buy his Leincy vVm says he shall buy both or hell go on half pay they all went away at 7 o'Ck Chas went with Mr Paul to the Duke of Northumberlands to See his friend there and See the house Fri. 11 Feb. Mrs Gasking came to See old Gasking who has lost her Eyesight I aggreed to Allow her £20 Pr Annum and Shes to take the Old woman to her house in Winsor Park Sun . 13 Feb. Self at Bishop Talbotts and he approved my sending Old Gasking to her Son's at The South Lodge little Winsor Park brought Mr Lindoe home in the Coach She did the nessesary with him all Except Dory and Chas at Vespress Mon. 14 Feb. Paid Gasking her wages in full to the 16th inst viz £4. 14. 6 aggreed to Allow her £20 Pr Annum and to Commence from the 17th inst . She her Daughter and Mrs Betty went in a Coach from us at t past 1 o'Ck to the Stage Wed. 16 Feb. Son Vvm Called greatly in want of Cash says he Owes £11. O. O. to the Agt. gave him £20 Dft on Fuller promissed to pay his passage and Allow him £100 Pr Annum provided he went directly to Halifax Thurs. 17 Feb . Son Wm and his Wife came in our Coach and Bett to Dinner after which had much talk first with her and after both together Aggreed to pay their passage to Halifax and to Allow him £100 Pr Annum he's to sell his Commission to £150


1785

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

219

and to retire on half pay which will be £40 Pr Ann! the father Mr Creighton is to give them a house which theyre to de vide one half for themselves the other will let for 70 or 80 Pr Ann they promise to go soon to Halifax after Tea they went home Fri. 18 Feb . Son Chas told me he proposes to get married as soon as possable and he mentioned Miss Huddleston I told him would See Bishop Talbot aboute it Sat. 19th Feb. In the Morn at Mr Lindoes did the Nessessary Sun. 20 Feb . Self at Sacra Sanctum, See Bishop Talbot he asked me in [if?] my house was my Own and if I would quit business and said he would turn it in his mind respecting Chass Marriage, Intended but Mr Husseys coming In prevented further talk, all at L.Fs Except Chas and Bett who went to Moorfeilds and heard Mr Duncan 2 Self Mrs Mawhood Bett and Lucy at Vespres Owen went from thence to Finchley we walked home with Mr Forester Junr Mr Horrobin and Arboin drank Tea and went away after Except Forester who stayed Supper Thurs . 24 Feb. Mrs Mawhood at Moorfields and Bett Self at home Sun. 27 Feb . Chas meet Mr Forester Junr a L.Fs 7 o'Ck they dined at Finchley returned at 8 at night and Supped Self and all Except Dory who is ill at L.Fs and Vespress, where I thought Mr Webbe behaved with hautouse [hauteur] on which declined playing the Organ Mr Gardner of St Omers College drank Tea with us Thurs . 3 March . after Dinner Mr Barnard called got some anecdotes from Dory abo ute Labre 3 some talk of the Sacerdoss Sun. 6 March . very III took my breakfast in bed Stayed at home all Day they all went to Moorfields Mrs Simister Dined after Mrs Md Bett and Lucy a L.F. Mr Greenham drank Tea and Supped with us had much talk of familys and Sacerdotes Mon. 7 March. Mr. Gardner of St Omers drank Tea much talk aboute Mumford he says to his certain knowledge the Accountt were very Illy keept, his own Mr Gardners being very imperfect Sun. 27 March. all went to Moorfields Tues. 29 March. Mr. Horrobin drank Tea begged him to send Mr Lindoes to Morrow Wed. 30 March. Mr. Lindoe drank Tea Self Bett and Lucy did the Nessessary I gave him £2. 2. 0 for Easter 1

2

3

If an officer on full-pay exchanged to half pay with another officer, receiving

the difference in value between a full-pay and a half-pay commission, which was regulated, he made a partial sale of his commission, and could not return to full-pay. The half-pay of a lieutenant was £42. 9. 4d. per annum. As Lt. William John Mawhood lived until 1845, he enjoyed this income for sixty years. (War Office Records). Joseph Dungan; at Moorfields, 1783-1797; d. 30 Dec. 1797, aged 49; buried at St. Pancras. C.R .S. XII, 62 He was translating a French biography of Benedict Joseph Labre (17481783; canonized, 1881). The book was published in 1785 (not given in Gillow). There is no clue to Dorothy Mawhood's knowledge of him .


220

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1785

Thurs. 31 March . Mr Horrobin said at our house Self Bett and Lucy at Sacra Sanctum after breakfast he went away Sat. 2 April. Son Wm Called he Dines and Sups both this day and to Morrow at Mr Burfords he and wife will dine Monday with us to take leave as he goes next Thursday in Burfords Coach to Gravesend and then goes on board the Ark Capt [blank] seemed not well pleased with something which suppose to proceed from our Excusing Mrs Burfords Visist for next tuesday Sun. 3 April. Stayed at home Chas at Moorfields Mrs Md Dory Bett and Lucy at L .Fs ... all Except Chas at Vespres and Self at home reading in the palour Chas was from 3 to 4 in the Maids Room Josh was brushing his Clos and See this, Chas talked very slightinly of Religion Mr Greenham drank Tea with us went away at 8 o'Ck Mon. 4 April. Self a bad night Stayed at home Chas at Moorfields Mrs Md Dory Bett and Lucy at L.Fs Son Wm and Wife dined with us and seemed very odd in behavior they went away without taking leave of me Tues. 5 April. went for the 1st time out in the Coach called and See Mr Lamb whom oppinion is to speck to Wm before his wife and the whole familly that having been advanced in my life time he is to Expect little at my Death and live accordingly to give him £50 for his voiage and £50 for the half years Annuity I promised to Allow him making £100 Pr Annum and no more ... Chas all Day very grumtious as he supposes I can be no stranger to his Connection last Sunday being at home myself and an Eye Witness Wed. 6 April. Son Wm called whilst I was at Dinner Stayed sometime in the Counting house after came up and told Dory he thought by my behavior on Monday to him he supposed I ment to affront him and soon went away, I never See him Thurs. 7 April. Mrs. Md called on Wm to her he related his wants, in consequence She appointd him to call on me at 4 this Afternoon he came accordingly and said that his furniture and packing &c &c took up the Sum of £160 which his Commission sold for, I offered him as I has promissed £50 for his passage to Halifax and £50 as half a year in advance of the £100 Pr Annm I had promissd him, but at this proposal he seemed uneasy on which I Expatioted [expatiated] on the large Sum he had before had, which being more than his propotion and that I would be a faithfull Steward to all my Children, by giving to them Equally, provided their behavior consist ant and that I kept Accountt of all this, that those you [who] had spent most and behaved III must not be disappointed if they had less to receive at my Death & all this he listened to and acknowledging his faults declared he was satisfied at anything I should give and promissed to be in future more carefull on which I aggreed and pajd him


1785

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

221

£50 for his passage to Halifax £100 in advance to one Ye2.rs Annuity which will become Dew the 7th of April 1786 & for which he gave me a receipt £150 by Draft on Fuller aggreed Mrs Md is to call on them toMorrow to Buy him some shirts and I gave him a suite of Clos which Mr Inglesby the Tayler is now making, Wm and his Wife Dines with us to Morrow Fri . 8 April. After breakfast Mrs Md went in the Coach to Son Wm Bought him 6 Shirts and took Mrs Md to See Westminster Abby &c they both dined with us and drank Tea Sat. 9 April. Son Wm Called was going on board of ship to See his goods Stowed properly, but he did not return to my house as he prornissed Dory calling as She thought to help Mrs Md to pack found Wm and Creighton there but Mrs Mawhood was gone with Mrs Burford in her Coach, Wm said he should call in the Even but he did not call Messrs Horrobin and Gardner called just after Dinner Sun. 10 April. Son Wm Called said he would go to Billingsgate to the Waterman to See if the Goate and Hay could be got on board but we did not See him again the whole day, Self Mrs Mawhood Dory and Bett and Lucy at L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds all at Vespres Self took a walk to the Moravian Chappell Mr Arboin called and Supped after had a little religious dispute in which Chas took rather an active part against me which I resented, We parted good freinds Wed. 13 April. Son Wm and his Wife called to take a final leave at 11 o'Ck I gave him £16. O. O. by Draft on Fuller for a Bill Dated the 1 April for the like Sum on Hesse payable in 3 Mo which immediately sent for Acceptance by Joseph, we Saluted Each other I gave a Thos a Kempis and my blessing with a Strick charge to do his duty to God and to be an economist they went from us to Mr Martins and from thence to Mr Burfords, then to the Gravesend Coach which sets off at 1 o'Ck this day to go on board the Ark Capt Squires, whose house is in Horslydown Thurs. 14 April. Received a Letter from Son Wm arrived at Gravesend at 5 o'Ck last night thyre well and desire Chas to call and See if Wms Name is properly entered a Lieut on half pay in 80th Regt in the Room of Lieut Hamilton now of the 17th Regt Sat. 16 April. after Dinner walked to Lanes Garding and Sadlers Wells Sun. 17 April. Self at 10 and high and all Chas at 10 Moorfeilds and Dory at 11 Moorfeilds Mon. 18 April. Mr Atwood taught Lucy Mr Creighton called he went with Son Wm and Wife to the Downs he left them all well he came home to his Grandfathers on Friday night he has also Called at Mr Burfords I invited him to call often


222

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1785

Tues. 19 April. paid £1. 10. O. for 3 horses being the Tax which commenced last Sep . . . Dory had a Route Sun. 24 April. Self Mrs Md Dory Bett and Lucy at L.Fs Chas at Finchly Mr Horrobin and Greenham drank Tea in Town we returned just as they were gone Mon. 25 April. Self Stayed at home Mrs Md at L.Fs . a good trade this day Tues. 26 April. Sent by a Capt Roberts the hour glass to Maria at Brugess and a Letter Fri. 29 April. in the Even Mr Paul Junr called and Supped with us he gave Lucy a Gold Ruby ring and took his final leave being to set out with Mr Phillips from the Duke of Northumberlands at 4 o'Ck to Morrow for Dover thro paris to Marselles, then by Sea to Scderoon[?] and by land to Alleppo Sun. 1 May . Self at Bishop Talbots, who made an offer of his Neice for Chas and £3000 he asked me what I would give I told him adducate [adequate] to it, he said they perhaps might chuse to live without Trade, I told him that was not my plann, which he seemed to approve of and said he would detain Miss in Town She intending going to Gaunt untill this affair was settled one wa y or other I am to call on him next Sunday Morn he intends going to the Catholick meeting on Thursday next free Masions Coffee house advises me to be there Mon. 2 May. Mrs Md Self at Mr Lambs he says he cant advise me Accept the Bishop's proposal as nobility sildon sutes a tradesman but if I do to remember to keep the staff in my own hands, and to make them an Allowance Pr Annm of £300 Tues. 3 May. Stayed at home Mrs Md in Coach a L.Fs Chas gave 5s to See the Balon to off and Dory, Bett and Lucy in the Coach See Ballon at Islington ... we all went to the Play for Mr Dignum came home at 11 o'Clock Thurs. 5 May . Mrs Md much affritend at 2 this Morn: Chas thought he heard thieves found him at our beds foot we got up it proved a false Allarm all at L.Fs after I went to the Catholick yearly meeting at the Free Masons tavern Ld Petre in the Chair he says we shall soon have £500 in hand and in 2 years double Taxes will be taken off and other privilages given I paid £1. 1. O. Mr Horniold introduced a Mrs Colgrave who wants me to an A pprentice recommended by a Mrs Warmsley Sat. 7 May. Mrs. Walker of Dunquekirk called, he self Chas and Mr Hawkins See the Ballon go off S'I!tn. 8 May. Self called on at 10 o'Ck and See Bishop Talbot I told him, Chas thought he should be happy to be connected in his familly the Bishop said £2500 was in 3 Pr Cts and £1000 was to be paid from the Shrewbery familly on the Day, I told him on my part as the mony was so little and would not buy me out I should continue as usual for a few years and in the interim allow him £300 Pr Annm and at my death or If I chose to quit


1785

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

223

sooner I would give him such a part of the Stock in trade the Bishop said that Miss Elizabethl would directly go to Brugess and that my Son might take a journey there and so introduce himself I answered we was to full of trade to think of that besides the Expence of going there and told him I thought if matters went on his Room and before him was the properest place for an interview, to which he aggreed he said that his Neice Expected a ettlement superior to her fortune by much as She thought to better herself, I answered could say nothing to a Settlement at present he said he would consult her and her familly and I am to wate on him next Sunday Morn2 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ when I mentioned all this to Chas he seemed much displeased, and said I had promissed him before Mr Atkins that I would give him a part of my trade in 3 years that I had not keept my word that he found he was still to be a Servant at my pleasure, I ask him if he thought I was to be his Servant he said that he had been a Slave ever since he came from France, viz near a 12 Mo that he was up Early and late and never went out but that his Sisters were allways powdering and going a visiting but would not mend him a hole in His Stocking &c and he came home in a very bad humour, and told his Sisters, so you are to remain Old Maids and I am to be an Old Bacheldor for my father will give but the same fortune he gave to Maria, on which Betsey said if so, perhaps I may do a foolish thing Dory answered I hope youll take care not Marry a begger, if so you are ruined Mon . 9 May. we all breakfasted together but Chas rather Shy ... See Mr Lamb and he told me Chas had been there, and urged Mr L to get me to admit him a partner Mr L gave him a hansome dressing I came home at 9 O'Ck found Chas had called on th e Bishop but he was from home T 'ues. 10 May . at breakfast I spoke before them all that Chas should say to his Sister, So youre all to be Old Maids, and I an Old bacheldor for my father will not give us more than Maria had &c &c I told the Girles that I wished them not to give Eares to his nonsince as he wanted Everything himself that my design was to Settle everyone on an Equal footing provided they married with my approbation, to which the Girles were satisfied, Chas left us abruptly and said he would speak to me when I came down into the Shop: he did so. and his discource displeased me much, I attacked him aboute the Maid Servt and his familiarities which he acknowledgd but denied that he had any carnel knowledge of her he said if he married all his Attention should be to his Wife, and that he would still have his own will so far as not 1

2

A daughter of Charles Talbot, the Bishop's elder brother; her eldest brother became fourteenth Earl of Shrewsbury. A garbled version of this suggestion from Bishop Talbot may explain the inaccurate statement in Gillow that the Bishop's nephew had solicited the hand of Dorothy Mawhood. (Gillow, IV, 544).


224

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1785

to do what I ordered, if he thought otherwise than I did, he said would go and speak to the Bishop I told him he had better leave the affair to me that I was to call by Appointment as next Sunday, but least I should trick him just before dinner he did call on the Bishop, and at his return he called me into the Counting house and told me the Bishop said his Neice's affections were fixt on some other person Dory and Bett drank Tea with Mr & Mrs Lynch Chas behaved as usual, but rather grave he Stayed at home the Even Sun. 15 May. Self at Bishop Talbots See him I took no Notice of what Chas said to me, only that I came as by appointment of last Sunday, he said he had proposed the Aliance but that Miss Elizabeth would not hear of it and said her Affections were preingaged the Bishop said he pressed it all he could to no purpose and he feared Shed thro herself away as her Sister had done,l we parted good freinds, Chas at Moorfeilds Mon . 16 May. all at L .Fs Except Chas who was at Moorfields Mrs Simister dind with us they at Vespress Tues. 17 May . Messrs. Horrobin Syres and Gardner 2 drank Gardner goes for St Omers to Morrow. sent a letter by him to Mr Wilkinson Thurs. 19 May. Chas and all in good humour this Morn Sat. 21 May. after Dinner at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary Sun. 22 May. Self at Sacra Sanctum 7 o'Ck ... Self at 10 and high L .Fs ... after dinner Self Mrs Mawhood and Lucy at Finchley . . . the boye let the Cows eate the Peas to pay him 8d Pr day one Mellon as big as my fist Mon. 23 May. Self at L.F. at 10 o'Ck Mr Underhill said Tues. 24 May. Self at L.F. 10 o'Ck Mr Underhill said ... Mr Addis Sacerdos and Mr Somes drank Tea with us Wed. 25 May. Self at L.F. Mr Underhill Said 10 o'Ck Thurs. 26 May. Self at 10 and high L.Fs and all Except Chas who was at Moorfeilds and at Vespres ... Mrs Md and Self and Lucy walked in Charterhouse gardins: Sat. 28 May. Mrs Md and Dory at L.Fs Received a Letter from Richd Reddy at Rome Cos Brooke and some Gentlemen called went with them to See our Church and the old Stable they being Antiquarians Sun. 29 May. Self at 10 all at High L.F. Chas at Moorfields Mon. 30 May. Mrs Md and Self at 11 L.Fs and at Complin Tues. 31 May . called and See Mr Jno Burford at the India house, when he told me what sweet creatures the Majora and his Wife were as also young Crighton, and that had allmost addopted them for their Children and asked when they would come to England as they had told him we wished them to return, I answered that if ever he came back without my knowledge I would withdraw 1 2

¡3

She did not, in fact, get married. N ot identified. William John Mawhood had apparently posed as a major.


1785

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

225

My Allowance at which he was much surprised, We parted good friends after Dinner Chas wished me to pay him his Quarters Salery viz ÂŁ10 which I did by Draft on Fuller, he added that this was the last and that now he supposed I would take him as a partner, I told him, No. for he had not keept up to his Aggremant then he said what am I to do. I answered you must keep on as you are, on which he Damd and swore, and called me all to nothing and that hed expose me to Mr Burford and every neighbour and freind and much other approbrious and undutifull bad Language, We parted and are now not on Speaking termes Wed. 1 June. No Altercation at breakfast after wch Chas was absent one hour, suppose he was with Mr Atkins, he does but little in the Shop or writting Mrs Md and Self in the Coach set her down at L.Fs at and See Mr Lamb told him again my grievance in regard to Chas he advises to give him ÂŁ500 worth of goods and let him go abroad and not to give my self any cons ern more aboute him, and says that when a person repeatedly uses him Ill, he make up his mind directly, and has done with him he says to give Wm a Triffle at my Death and to let his Annuity drop, but to reward Dory for her Duty to us I understand Chas went again to Mr Atkins-no talk passed at Dinner after Tea \ called on Lancaster not at home all Supd together and peacable Trhurs. 2 June. Chas would not stir from breakfast to serve a Customer but we had no words ... at Complin brought home Horrobin he drank Tea and brought up a peice of Mixt Cloth for Sedgley Park: Fri. 3 June. Mr Attwood taught Lucy Chas goes on as usual Except that we are not on sueh Speaking terms as usual Sat. 4 June. Chas said he was going to See the fine Coaches at Court but did not Speak to me on buisness . . . See Mr Fuller Senr was very civil said his Son was at Margate and not at all well in health, I said why dont you marry him, he said I have no objection can you recommend me to a Wife for him, Yes I said let him come and Court my Daughter, on which he took me by the hand and said I have no 0 bj ection and I will recommend her to my Son, just going to bed, Allarmed by a fire in half Moon Alley! burnt 10 houses, got to bed at 1 o'clock Sun. 5 June. After breakfast Chas went on horseback to Mr Halsey but without asking me leave, Self at 10, lOt and all at high L.Fs. Mrs Simister spent the day with us all at Vespres after Tea I walked to Mr Whyatts borrowed his Umbrella, at Mr Hills Chappell meet Mr Ryley walked to Arnolds Balloon which is to raise the Royal George,2 as they say, but could not be admitted it rained all the way home Mr Lamb sent to know how we were after the fire Mon. 6 June. Stayed at home ... Wrote a Letter and sent it by 1 2

Behind St. Bartholomew's. Sunk with Admiral Kemperfelt, and some 800 people, on 29 Aug. 1782. o


226

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1785

Mr Walker who set of for Dunkerque this Mom: wrote a Letter to Maria, and Mrs More and Mr Wilkinson . . . and took them myself to Mr J ulians who setts of toMorrow Mom, Chas came home at 9 o'Ck Halsey is rather better Mr Lamb call'd himself to See us after our fright of the fire Mrs Gee Dined and drank Tea with us Wed. 8 June. Mrs Md in the Coach at L.F. Thurs. 9 June. at Mr Crofts See him he advises me make no Eldest Son, and at Mrs Md Deceece that all my Estate be sold, Except my 2 houses were I carryon my trade which he Advises me to give absolutely to Mrs Md at my Death that She may have it in her power to controul Chas in case he should not behave well, Finchly Estate to be sold at Mrs Mawhood's Death, and to charge Son Wm with what he has had, and to be deductted from his share or otherwise leave him a perticuler Sum at my Deathl Sun. 12 June. all at hampstead hear Mr Shepperd Wed. 15 June . Mr Lamb calld observed my Gardners Mellons were not healthy, said Chas had called on him 10 days since and cried and took on much beging Mr Lamb to interceed with me to make him my partner and said he had but ÂŁ40 Pr Annum which was very little Mr Lamb said it was enough and told him he unmannd himself this not being the time of crying would come when (if he did not behave better) my will might perhaps be such as to make him cry indeed, go home says he and work double tides for your father familly and Self, tis your Duty Mr Lamb says this toutchd him and he has great hopes Sun . 19 June. Mrs Md Bett and Lucy at L.Fs in the Coach Chas and Dory Moorfields Mon. 20 June . Eate little breakfast very III after sent for Mr Lindoe did the nessessary Eate a somwehat better dinner but some sleep after Tues. 21 June. a very Indifferent night got up at 7 o'Ck Mr Horribin said Self at Sacra Sanctum offered him a Guinea but he refused it Thurs. 23 June. rather mending of my complaint Stayed at home, Mr Colgrave Called and his brother, to propose again Mrs Warmsleys Son to be my Appentice I told him I had not decided as yet with my Son therefore could say nothing to it, that if we aggreed to take him 400 would be the price, they thought ÂŁ300 and said Mrs Warmsley would be in Town next Saturday when perhaps they might call they asked if I told [sold] retail as theyd be my customers after Dinner of which I eate very well got some Sleep, I went into the Shop the Dyers man too 9 Ps [pieces] Serge the rest Motheaten, and pattrons was to be given out, Chas said, give the pattrons your self as you are allways groumbling a dislike if I give out the pattrons on which I told him I did 1

His will, dated 19 Feb. 1794, after making various bequests, gave instructions for the sale of all ?is property.


1785

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

227

not want his assistance on which he began wisling Betsey also behaved impertinently to Mrs Md Sun. 26 June . All at hampsted See Mrs Warmsley & Eldest Son Tues. 28 June. all Except Chas at Mr Lindoes did the nessasary Wed. 29 June. all Except Chas at Sacra Sanctum L.Fs. 8 o'ck and 11 o'Ck Thurs. 30 June. Mr Denton calld who says he is duputy overseer of the poor of Finchley inconsequence I paid him ÂŁ2. 9. 6. being Poors Tax Sun. 3 July. all at Hampstead Mr Shepperd said invited him to Dinner next Sunday Finchly Mr Cox introduced Mrs Warmsley to me on which She introduced her Son, She said she had known me by reputation many years and was happy now to speck to me and hoped I would take her Son I told her I was on first sight prejudiced in her favor on which She said Shed wate on my next Tuesday at 12 O'Ck in Smithfield Mon. 4 July. Mr Creighton called At 12 o'Ck and said he had been at Burfords several days and that he had heard Son Wm Ship is arrived at Halifax, he dined with us altho he wished to be Excused because Mr Jno Burford was in Town, and he had promissed to dine there, therefore he went away as soon as he had Dined and said he would call to drinking Tea at 5 o'Ck but as I mentioned that Dory Bett and Lucy was to Drink Tea at Mrs Coxs highgate he then said hed calld on tuesday when he should See the Ladies I told him I should be in town toMorrow on which he again promised to call at 5 this day; at t past 4 Mr Burford Servant called with their and Mr Creightons Compliments but that as Burfords dined so late he could not come, at ! after 8 Burfords and Creighton all came by our house on horseback with their great Dog and another, and as I happened to open our gate at that instant our Dog Popp flew on theirs and their Dog Bitt popp on his Leg Mr and Mrs Burfords make no Appology but Creighton rode up to the gate and did, I cut him very short saying my Dog was to blaim and shut the gate Tues. 5 July. at 12 O'Ck Mrs Warmsley Mr Colgrave Miss Marmsley and Master who is to be my Apprentice Called Miss stayed in the Coach I approve the young Man is to give my price is to improve for a Mo 2 or 3 in writteing and his time to go on from this day Sun. 10 July. all at Hampstead See Mrs Warmsley She saluted me but Stayed in the Chappell, See Mr Warmsley Junr and his brother, I shook them by the hand, Mr Shepperd Sacredos Dined with us and Stayed Tea Sailed in the Boat and was very aggreable Monday 11 July. I called to do the nessessary with Mr Lidoe but hes out of town for 3 weeks, See Horrobin got some breads from him Th'l;trs. 14 July. after breakfast the Gardner told me that our Cook got people to do her work and gave away beer butter &c. Mrs


228

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1785

Mawhood spook to her She says the Gardner had his Wife 5 days at our house &c &c Sun. 17 July . all at hampsted Chas walked it See Mrs Miss an~ 2 Master Warmsleys they were very polite, we spoke also to Miss N ichills Fri . 22 July . fish for Dinner, did not aggree with me Sun. 25 July. all at Hampsted Thurs. 28 July. not very well weeding all in Garding Mr Dytes and Plenius dind with us stayed also Tea Received Newspaper and a Letter from Son Wm from Halifax 33 days passage lost 2 Masts all got safe and goods also; he wishes me to advance £250 or 300 to go partners with his brother-in-law in a Sloope and to send him a Carpet, hell send us Dumfish1 and Dryd Salmon Sun . 31 July. all at Hampsted shook hands with with the 2 young Waemsleys Mrs Md taken Ill, came out the Moment it had done Cos Brooke dined with us after Tea they all took a walk Fri . 5 Aug. bought a Turbot and Lobster cost 5s Mr Creighton called sailed in our boate and dined with says will be going to Halifax in aboute 2 Months Mrs Md .. . dont like Crieghton thinks hes a Spy Sun. 7 Aug. all at Hampsted Tues. 9 Aug. Mr Stevens of Doctors Commons wrote me a Letter wishing me to give him a line to Mr Wilkinson of St Omers meening to place his Son there, I wrote in consequence Wed. 10 Aug. After Tea all went to Finchley with Mr Horrobin Thurs. 11 Aug. Horrobin said, worked in Garding at Tea Son Chas came on horseback to Finchley to let us know a Miss Reynolds had arrived at our house in a post chaise from Air and Gave me a Letter from Monsr Puissegier Provot de Air begging me to get her placed as teacher in a Catholic boarding School, he returned again to Town we returned to Town in the Even found Miss Reynolds and her lag [lap] dog which dances heard her story her Dnkle and Father in law Mr White of Rochester behave III to her owing to her having changed her religion Mr Horrobins oppinion is to get her back to Air I aggreed to Lend her £2. 2. 0 and Miss Bett lent her 10/6 She has £1. 11. 6 of her own will set off with a Mrs [blank ] toMorrow night Fri . 12 Aug. Mrs Md in the Coach with Miss Reynolds See the Lady Miss goes with Sun. 14 Aug. all at Hampsted after at Mrs Warmsleys drank Chocolate by appointment, She sent for her Younger brother the Eldest being at his Seat in the Country it was aggreed for Young Warmsley to come apprentice to me when She pleases, At a Months or 6 Weeks liking I mentioned Bartholomew fair which I wished them to get over however theyre to let me know when he comes this Week 1

Dunfish ; cod-fish as cured in New England . reference.

D.E.D. gives 1828 as earliest


1785

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

229

Thurs. 18 Aug. Mr Shepperd Dined with us advised with him aboute taking Master Warmsley, he gave them all a good carracter

Fri . 19 Aug. Letter from Miss M McGown that Miss Reynolds had made up with her father and talked of returning to Air Mrs Mawhood at Mr Lindoes did nessesary ... Mr Sidall drank Tea with u , after which Self at Mr Lindoes. Mrs Md in the Morn there both did the N essesary Sat. 20 Aug. Mrs Md and Self at Sacra Sanctum L.Fs 7 o'Ck after Self at 11 o'Ck L.Fs Sun. 21 Aug. al1 at Hampsted Mon . 22 Aug. received a Letter from Mr White Rochester above paying me £20 for Miss Reynolds which I refused Answered his Letter and wrote to Miss McGown on the Subject that I'd have no further concern aboute her Mr Varley cal1ed aboute a Master Croskill mentioned by Mr Mumford demanding 2 Yrs Education at Doway mentioned in Mr Gibson's Letter as likewise that I would finish Mumfords affairs T'ues. 23 Aug. at L.F. 11 o'Ck brought home Mrs Gee Sun . 28 Aug. al1 at Hampsted ... just before Dinner see a large Dog in the Garding, I told Chas to turn him out, he said it belonged to him I told him I thought he was wrong that we had Dogs enough he grumbled, and so he did at Dinner but I said nothing Mon. 29 Aug. Self Mrs Md and Bett bought a Carpet in Holborn Cost £8. 8 . o. and Chas went with the Porter with on board the Ark Capt Noah Squires he sails toMorrow for Halifax inclosed Dory Letter to him in Mine which the Capt promissed to Deliver him he says Wm intends coming to England in the Spring and says Creighton has 8 Children is a man of worth and a very honest man Tues. 30 Aug. the Mowers at work in 8 Acres, made up the Dunghill in the road, mowing Terras and Cleaning Strawberys, Eate a good dinner moved rubish to pond in Farmyard Fri. 2 Sep. Received a Letter from Mr James Creighton Senr Halifax and one from Wm Sun. 4 Sep. all at Hampsted Sun. 11 Sep. all at Hampsted Mon . 12 Sep. Robt Warmsley came at 10 o'Ck on liking Tues. 13 Sep. Plenius tuned the Harpsichord and for first time the Forte Piano Sun. 18 Sep . al1 at hampsted Thurs. 22 Sep. taken very III with my Goute and dimness of sight lay down took camomile and after hot Brandy and water which did me good Eate a good dinner, after lay down in the interim The New Gardner came ... at £12 Fri. 23 Sep . Self at Mr Lindoes did Nessesery Sat. 24 Sep. Self and Mrs Md at 7 o'Ck L.Fs self at Sacra Sanctum Sun. 25 Sep. al1 at Hampsted Chas on horseback I spoke to Mrs


230

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1785

Warmsley who said we behaved to well to her Son, and how fond he was of us Chas went from Chappell with young Warmsley my intended Apprentice and did not come to Dinner or Tea, Chas came home at 8 o'Ck he dined at Mrs Warmsleys with Miss Webb Sun. 2 Oct. all at Hampsted See Messrs Kervan and Shepperd and spoke to them Fri. 7 Oct. Self at Mr Lindoes did nessesary Mr Greenham is come back to England I have leave to eate meat Sat. 8 Oct. Self at Sacra Sancrum Sun. 9 Oct. all at Hampsted Wed. 12 Oct. bought a cork screw for Monsr Hiecq and sent it by Mr Shuttleworths freind together with a Letter to Mr Wilkinson that Id do my best for the Ursulines in regard to Sir Egertnn Leigh Bond Fri. 14 Oct. wrote a Letter to Son Wm and one to James Creighton sent Wm 3 Remnants of S.F. CI01 Buttons &c Sun. 16 Oct. Spooke to Mrs Warmsley that I am well pleased with her Son who has now been 5 Weeks with me She answered all parties were Content & that her Brother & Mr Colgrave would be in Town soon when She begged he might be bound Apprentice Sun. 23 Oct. all at Hampsted Fri. 28 Oct. Self and Mrs Mawhood and Bett at 11 L.Fs Sun. 30 Oct. all at Hampsted J.lon. 31 Oct. all came to Town to Dinner and for the Indulgence of all Saints Tues. 1 Nov. all at high L.Fs see Mr Bishop2 Sacerdos from Doway . . . . Mrs Md and Dory Bett and Lucy at Vespres brought Mr Bishop home he drank Tea and Supped ways Nassau and Stapleton have left the Colge and other intend it Owing to Mr Gibson 3 Sat. 5 Nov. Called and See Mr Shepperd Sacerdos talked with him on Mumfords affairs he says Mr Wilkinson the President is the only and propper person to treat with on any affairs of College &c Sun. 6 Nov. all at Hampsted Mon. 7 Nov. all Except Dory and Lucy came to Town to Dinner Self called on Mr Lindoe did the nessesary Mr Warmsley was perswaded by Chas to go to Mr Horobin and introduced him at 6 in the Even Tues. 8 Nov. Self and 'Varmsley at Sacra Sanctum after at the Lord Mayors to swear to the hand writting of Sr Egerton Leigh after with Mrs Md at 11 & 12 L.F. Thurs. 10 N ov. Chas came home this Mom to breakfast and now seems to behave rather better Sat. 12 Nov. Eate meat this Day, after Dinner Dory and Lucy 1 2

3

Superfine Cloth. Henry Bishop; with his brother Francis (See ]{irk) to Douai, 1737; d. Heythrop, 26 Nov. 1821. See C. R.S. XXVIII, 214; XII, 151. See Ward, Dawn, I, 55.


1785

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

231

came to Town from Finchley for the Season and has brought every thing to Town Sun. 13 Nov. Self at 10 and 11 all the family there Except Chas who was moorfeilds he rode out in the Afternoon everyone Else Except Dory at Vespres Self a Sermon heard Mr Barnard Mr Dytes Supped and played the harpsichord Wed. 16 Nov. a Mr Kearsleys hes to send me weekly Johnsons Dictionary, then at 10 L.Fs meet Mrs Md Fri. 18 Nov. Mr Nathl Turner and Mr Wm Colgrave called as Executors to Mr Warmsley, we sent for an Indenture from Mr Richards which was Executed by Self and Robt Warmsley Natl Turner witnessed my part and Mr Wm Colgrave that of Robt they paid me £400 for the Apprentice fea and £20 by Draft on Turner Thresfals & Whiteside with which I am to pay the Stamp Duty Sun. 20 Nov . Cbas at 7 L.Fs he asked me leave to go to Mr Halseys. Self at 10 and 11 all at 11 L.Fs all Except Dory at Vespress Mon. 21 Nov. after Dinner at Mr Racketts lent him Richies [Ricci's] Mass ... after at Holkers brot home the life of Labre1 Tues. 22 Nov. Self at Mr Racketts Lent her Benedic Labre life Rackett Junr went with me to L.Fs St Coecilias high mass Mr Lancaster there also Thurs. 24 Nov. at Mr Racketts we tried over Richee's Mass Fri. 25 Nov . Mrs Md very III with black puddings Sun. 4 Dec. Self at 10 and all at High L.Fs Chas at Moorfields all at Vespress Dignum and Forester Junr Supped with us Wed. 7 Dec. in the Even at Mr Lindoes did nessesary Thurs. 8 Dec. My birthday New Stile aged 62 Yrs ... at Sacra Sanctum 8 o'Ck Sun. 11 Dec. Self at 10 and high and all Except Chas at lVIoorfeilds Sun. 18 Dec. Self at 10 and 11 L.F ... See Dr Rigby 2 he says Mr Bolton the Yorkshire Preist has had for time past a bad carracter that if he had been hanged Seven years since it would be no loss Mon. 19 Dec. My birthday old Stile Aged 62 Wed. 21 Dec. Self Mrs Md and Dory at L.Fs 11 o'ck Fri. 23 Dec. Paid Mr Horrobin Mr Wilkinson Draft on me for £2000 off Mr Mumfords Acctt . . . Horrobin and lVIr Dingam Drank Tea with us Sat. 24 Dec. Self at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesery after at 11 o'Ck L.F. Son Chas Mr Warmsley Dory and Lucy all their Duty Sun. 25 Xmas day. Mr Horrobin said for us in Town Self Dory Chas Lucy and Warmsley at Sacra Sanctum and Peter our Barber 1

2

See above p. 219. Thomas Rigby; b. 1747, Douai 1765; St. Gregory's, Paris, 1771; priest, 1776; D.D. 1782; Chaplain, Sardinian Chapel, 1782-1808; head Chaplain, 1808-1811 ; V. G. London district; d.24.1.1815. See C.R.S. XIX, Index; XII, 128; Kirk; Gillow. 'Mr Bolton, the Yorkshire Priest' has not been identified.


232

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1785

Mrs Simister Dined with us, at Vespress Mr Horrobin Drank Tea with us Mon. 26 Dec. all at L.Fs See Warmsley Senr there he said he was coming to See my son Chas as this Day suppose aboute a horse Tues. 27 Dec. Mrs Md Dory Bett and Lucy at L.Fs Wed. 28 Dec . after Dinner Son Chas went on his Mare to Hampsted to Warmsley Esqr to Excuse his spending to Morrow with him, as he had appointed Thurs . 29 Dec. Got a Cold not very well Son Chas at Mr Lukins aboute a Linning Mrs Mawhood after See him at high L.Fs very Devout all the time, he asked me when he came home for Mony, I told him I had little at present at Banqrs but asked him what mony he wanted he said ÂŁ20 was Dew this Xmas and that he wanted to Mr Robinson for his Mare's Standing and begged me to let him be absent 2 Days I said yes and gave him Draft for the ÂŁ20. O. 0 I wished him to call again after Dinner on Mr Lukin but he excused himself, by saying he had several thinks to Settle this afternoon i past 5 o'Ck we all Drank Tea together which as soon as done, he got up and Warmsley followed into the Counting house, where he paid Mr Robinson and took his Green Sac de Nuit and went out of the Back Door without leaving word or giving a hint where he was going; but before he went he destroyed several papers and gave Mr Warmsley the Blew Cocade he wore in the Year 1780 during the troubles, and desired him to give it to his Sister which he declining he then said give it to our Maid Kitty, he left Beurou open and the Key also, Mr Howards Accountt with Interest calculated Fri. 30 Dec. a very Indifferent night occasioned by our Sentiments on Chas religious turn for some 4 weeks back, and on his going away as he did last night . . . Mrs Md and Bett at Mr Lindoes Sat. 31 Dec. after Dinner Warmsley to Hampsted, we think be knows all aboute Chass Excurcion Mrs Md and Bett at Sacra Sane

1786

Sun.l Jan. a better night all at L.Fs high Except Dory and Lucy at Moorfeilds ... all at L.Fs Vespres Mr Greenham drank Tea and Supped with us Tue. 3 J an. but a poor night after breakfast called on and See Mr Horobin, to Enquire of him of Chas, he told me Chas had given him full powers to answer me all Questions, and that what he had done was a pure motive to save his Soul Horrobin says, on Thursday he came for the last time to him, that they went together to the blew Boar in Holborn and took the Mail Coach for Dover, that they drank some hot wine together and he went of in the greatest spirits Horrobin promised to call on Mrs Mawhood


1786

THE

MAWHOOD

DI ARY

233

in the Even which he did Self at Mr Lambs, but his sentiments are to worldly to have weight with me Thurs. 5 Jan . Mr Horrobin called but as yet no News from Chas but Expects hell write from Calais, and hopes I may receive a Letter this day he again says all good of his intentions Fri . 6 Jan . Warmsley at 9 Moorfeilds, us all at L.F. bigh self stayed at home the Afternoon Mrs Md Dory Bett Lucy and Warmsley at L.Fs Sun . 8 Jan . Self took a walk before high . .. all at L.Fs . .. all at Vespres Mr Horrobin drank Tea with us, no Letters from Chas but he again says all will do well Tue. 10 J an. Sent Warmsley to the Exchange, the Peartrees arrived from Bruges, I am to enter them a Custome house, Received a Letter from Chas and Maria at Brugess intends for Longeunesse 10 days after the 4 Inst for which he asks leave he had a long passage and drove into Bullone I answered to his this day to Brugess Wed. 11 Jan . See Mr Lamb Shewed him Chas and Maria's Letter but his opinion in spiritual affairs is of little value Thurs. 12 Jan. after breakfast Warms ley Cleared the Pear Trees 12 in Number, sent 4 to Mr Lamb and 3 to Mr Crofts with Salmon and Dumfish the rest send to Finchley Mr Horribin will come in the Even . Mr Turner calld aboute his Liverys and was very willing Warmsley should be instructed in Writting by Mr Attwood Mr Crofts paid me I shewed him Chas and Maria's Letter he said his turning out so, was Miracle, Horrobin drank Tea with us Shewed me Chas Letter to him of 6 Instant in which Mr OliverI is (if he gets permission from the Chatereux2 ) to accompany him there, he thinks all will succeed well Fri. 13 Jan. I wrote to Maria to thank her in regard of Chas to aggree to the proposal and for him [her?] to interogate Chas in all things and Send me a Letter per 1st post Sat. 14 Jan. Dory received a Letter from Maria which mentions Chas great alteration in piety &c &c that if Longuenesse wont receive him She thinks hell go to La Trappe 3 Sun . 15 Jan. all at Higb L.Fs great Altercation with Mrs Md aboute nothing . . . . all at Vespres Except Dory and Mrs Md who laid down found her III on the bed all Settled again Mon. 16 Jan. Received this day a Letter from Chas who is still at Bruges he has wrote Longuenesse and daily expects an answer, he says he has no debts that with the ÂŁ20 I gave him he discharged his horse keeping to the 1 Janry and ÂŁ5. 5. 0 to a Mr Horrobin, 1

2

3

Andrew Oliver; a convert; Scalan and Douai; Prefect of studies, 17671782; Chaplain, English Convent, Bruges, 1784 until his death, 3 Feb. 1812. He played a heroic part in the migration of the Convent to England in 1794, and on its return in 1802. See Gordon's Ecclesiastical Chronicle for Scotland, IV, 604 (information from Bruges.) At Longuenesse. Normandy (Orne).


234

TH E

1I1AWHOOD

1786

DIARY

which he would not have accepted of but on promise that Chas would acquaint me of it my Letter of last tuesdays Date he received and is well pleased and contented with it, Betsey also received a Letter from Chas a good Sermon to her in Chas Letter to me he says I give you my horse Guns and Dogs do with them what you please Dory went in the Coach with Mrs Cox to the Highgate Assembly to lay at Mrs Cox Tues. 17 Jan. found at home Messrs Syres Barnard and Horrobin they drank Tea Shewed to Horrobin Chas Letter, he said when Chas got into Longuenesse I should have much more Explained to me Wed. 18 Jan. Mr Crofts called I shewed him Chas Letter he very much approved of his Conduct Thurs. 19 Jan . Mr Horrobin called to let us know a yound woman goes to Brugess to Morrow to be a lay Sister, he has as yet no other News from Son Charles Sat. 21 Jan. in the Even Horrobin called produced 2 Letters he this Moment received, the one of the 17 1nst wherein he says he now find not withstanding all that Mr Oliver and Maria or Oliver can say he find the Solitude of a Cathusan wont sute now with him that he intends coming again into trade and by the Grace of God hopes to do very well and begs Horrobin to Acquaint me of this, but the other letter which is very short and appears to be written in a great hurry, say that he (Chas) was to precipitate in writting first Letter and begs Horrobin not to say anything, as he will send him another Letter by next Post Sun. 22 Jan. Self called on Hopkins at his repository aboute Chass horse and Dogs he advises me to sell them at my one Stable or to send them to Tattershalls high Park comer See Mr Cox, he has spoke to several aboute the horse and Dogs. all at high L.Fs Mrs Simister Dined with us all Except Dory at Vespress no Company at night Mon. 23 Jan. called on and See Mr Horro bin begged him to write to Chas Expects a Letter this Even per post will call ... Received a Letter from Maria that Chas has had thoughts of returning to the World, but that he had again overcome this, and is now serene and content, has wrote a second Letter to Longuenesse, and is now learning the Gregorian Musick Tue. 24 Jan. Mrs Md at Mr Horrobin got Mr Barnard to get me Chass Baptism attested by the Bishop Mr Horro bin writes this post an answer to Chass 2 last Letters advising him to first try some easier Order Chass Dogs came to Town this day by Coxens paid him 12/6 Mr Barnard drank Tea he brought me Cha"s Baptism properly attested which I inclosed in my Letter to Maria, where in I recommend him to well consider what hes aboute, before he enters the Cathusians to go to Doway and not be in a hurry Thurs. 26 Jan. Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs I


1786

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

235

Fri. 27 Jan. Sold Chass Mare Bridle & Saddell &c to Mr Liddle for ÂŁ21. Sold Chas Dogs for 1. l. 22. l. O. Self at Moorfeilds 10 o'Ck See Greenham and Mr Siddle Sun. 29 Jan. all at L.Fs the Organ Syfered [ciphered] could not played . . . Except Dory at Vespress Self did the Service on the Organ now mended Tue. 31 Jan. Received a Letter from Maria dated the 28th that Chas was refused in company with Mr Oliver at the Cathusans near Lille, that he took leave of Oliver and went post to La Trappe on Wednesday last I sent for Mr Horrobin he came I consulted with him he thinks hes to precipitate I also consulted Mr Shepperd who was of Dory's party, he promised to inform himself in Secrecy of La Trappe, he thinks Chas will Enter and do well Self and Mrs Md III on receiving Maria's Letter Thurs. 2 Feb. all the familly at L.Fs Fri. 3 Feb. Sent for Mr Lindoe did the nessesary, some trade Eate Meat with Betsey who is III of a Cold Dory and Lucy walked in the park See the King Fri. 3d. Feb. rather worse of my Cold sent for Mr Lindoe, he came at 12 o'Ck did nessesary. Sat. 4 Feb. Mr Horrobin said Self at Sacra Sanctm Sun. 5 Feb. some Altercation with Mrs Mawhood aboute Finchly Vespress, Mr Horrobin drank Tea he has no more News of Chas yet. Mon. 6 Feb. Dory received a Letter from Maria She does not mention Chas in it Sun. 12 Feb. Self at 10 L.Fs and all at high ... all Except Dory at L.Fs Mr Horobin drank Tea Mon. 13 Feb. Received a Letter from Mr Oliver dated 5 Febry but has not heard from Chas since he left him the 25 J anry being the Converstion of St Paul at Lisle [Litle] on which day he Chas set off in a post Chaise for La Trappe with 36 Guineas in his packett. Mr. Horrobin called I shewed him this Letter. he has received none he Mr Greenham drank Tea and Played Cards Fri. 17 Feb. Mr Attwood taught vVarmsley and Lucy after Dinner received a Letter from Son Wm at [blank] he's very well and his Wife and quite happy he sends me a Certificate of his being Alive which as an half pay Leiut he must send every 6 Months Received a Letter from Maria Brugess dated the 10 Febry which Mr Oliver just as She was finishing her Letter received a Letter from Chas then at Paris after being refused at La Trappe, wishing Mr Oliver to get him a lodging at Brugess, but Revd. Mother kindly offered to let him have the same appartment he had before provided he like it Tues. 21 Feb. Sent to Mr Horrobin having received no Letter from


236

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1786

Chas and intending to write by this days post to Maria, he came, and wished me to write to Maria as at present we dont know if Chas is set out from Paris, in consiquence I wrote to Maria, wishing Chas to stay at Mrs More or go to St Omers or return just he pleased Fri. 24 Feb . Mrs Md and Dory at L.Fs self Stayed at home some trade. Received a Letter from Chas and Maria he returned from La Trappe last friday he still continues a retired life, but both agree, that the vocation is much coold, he intends to learn french a wate some little time the Divine will, Sat. 25 Feb. at Mr Horrobins, talked with him and Mr Lindoe aboute Chas, asked leave for meat. after at Mr Shepperds talked on the same Subject, he gave me Onion Seed ... Horrobin drank Tea with us Sun. 26 Feb. all at high L.F .. . all at Vespress . Mon. 27 Feb . Saml Wegg Esq paid in full, talked with him about getting Son Wm a place under government at Halifax. Shroje Tuesday 28 Feb. wrote to Chas an Answer and also to Maria to do as he pleases, but not to loose his time Offered him Miss Warmsley for a Wife Wed. 1 March . all Except Betsey and self at L.Fs 11 o'Ck. Thurs. 2 March. Dory and Bett at Mr Lindoes got leaves from him for Mrs Md Self and Lucy to eate meat, but theyre to keep Lent Sat. 4 1Vfarch . Dory and Lucy at Mr Lindoe's, Mr Horrobin called in the Even had received a Letter from Chas dated the 24 Febry which hel bring to Morrow Even Sun. 5 March . all at High L.Fs I spoke aboute Lent and the Bishopl to Dr Rigby and Gaffy, as did Mr Danby all at Vespress I played for Webbe Mon. 6 March . Mr Horrobin called last night he read Chass Letter Excepting some part of the 24 Febry he is wating the Divine will, he learns french but as present is not disposed to beging a corse of Studies to quallify himself for what he at first intended, Horrobin will write him by tuesday post and he thinks Chas will soon come home Wed. 8 March. Mr Plenius called he has been arrested he tuned the Harpsichord I paid him ÂŁ3. 3. 0 in full the 12 of April next Sat. 11 March. Mr Brocklebank Informs me he Wy [W armsley] was very inquisitive asking him what Landed Estate I have and what my trade brought me in, to which B answered I had an Estate in Essex and other places but as to what the trade produced Per Annm he could not tell, no says My but shurely you can mention something, Mr Bk said no he could not . . . We aired Chas bed Expecting him home as we have no Letter from him for 14 day 1

Bishop Talbot wished Lent to be observed more strictly.


1786

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

237

Sun. 12 March . leave this day given for meat all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespress Mr Horrobin and Penketh1 drank Tea T~tes . 14 March . Received a Letter from Chas dated the 7th lnst that he moved yesterday from Brugess to St. Omers, intends going 6 miles distant from thence to a Curate to learn and Lattin and wate a Vocation also a Letter from Maria, which is by no mean pleasing, but greatly in behalf of Chas and to have a part of my trade Chass I shewed to Horrobin who thinks the vocation at an End and he'll come back Wed. 15 March . Called on Mr Lamb shewed him Chass and Maria's Letters both which he reprobates, as a plot laid to serve his and her purpose in my trade he approves my Conduct ... Brocklebank also rebrobates their Conduct as above Thurs. 16 March. Mr Horrobin called gave me an Order for 16 Ps Black Serge & 1 pce of Cloth for the Collge at Lisbon Fri. 17 March. Messrs Addis and Greenham drank Tea with us Sun. 19 March . Self at 10 and all at high L.Fs ... Mon. 20 March . Mr Horrobin called and gave Orders for 16 peices of Black Serge & 1 Ps brown Livery Clo for Lisbon to be ready in 14 days on Saturday he received a Letter from Chas Brugess that Thursday he should set of for St. Omers to Study Lattin but Horrobin thinks his vocation not right, I consulted Mrs Mawhood who thinks he should have Shown me the Letter therefor after Dinner I went to him and told him so, on which he produced it and read it which breaths a spirit of Envy and Malice rather than religion, thinks I wish to do without him and wants me to make some propositions, before he'll return home and which must be quite different to those he before enjoyed thinks I prefer others to much, but Mr Horrobin thinks with us that he goes on a false sistim and will Answer the Letter by to Morrows post Thurs. 23 March . arrived in Town 7 o'Ck found Mr Horrobin there pIa yed Cardes a good trade this day Fri. 24 March. Mr Horrobin called shewed us his Letter to Chas which he intends sending this day to him at St Omers and which we approve of, Eate fish, Horrobin mentions that Chass Clos will be sent as soon as he sends an Answer to thjs Sat. 25th March. all at L.Fs high. Warmsley at New York Coffeehouse the Ship for Halifax sails on Monday Sun. 26 March. Self at 10 and all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespres Self at Sermon, heard Mr Lindoe paid lOs to the Charity Mon. 27 March. Mr. Ma'howns Dirge L.Fs Fri. 31 March . Self at Horrobin See Mr [blank] Sacerdos who travelled with (has and Mr Stone to Bullonge and as Mr Horrobin says Chas communicated his intentions of La Trappe to him and he being going to St Omers on Tuesday I had much talk and 1

John Penketh, b. 1733; to Douai, May 1751; Chaplain, Hammersmith Convent; later at Ealing; d. 17 Nov. 1813. See C.R.S. XXVIII, 277 n.; XII, 122.


238

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1786

wished him to give Chas advise and to mention what I told him to Mr Wilkinson that he might also advise Chas. as to me I would rather Chas return provided he would lead a different life

Sun. 2 April. Self at 10 & all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespress Mon. 3 April. Letter from Mr Wjlkinson ... that Son Chas arrived the 20th of March, that he went with him to the Vicars 2 Legues from St Omers but he being so Exorbitant in his demands and the lodging &c so miserable that Mr Wilkinson sent his horse for Chas the next day, Chas is now at the College and Wilkinson promisses to advise and do the best for us both, this Letter I called on Mr Horrobin and Garrow, shewed in them, and as I had before let him into Chas's and my affairs I begd him and he promised to advise and consult with Mr Wilkinson first and then consult with Chas what he wished to do Fri . 7 April. all at Complin L.Fs Sun. 9 April. Dory at Sacra Sanctum Wed. 12 April. at Mr Lindoes See Mrs Md and Lucy there after Dinner again there did the Nessesary all at Tenebris Thurs. 13 April. Mrs Md Self and Lucy at 8 o'Ck L.Fs at Sacra Sanctum all at Tenebris, Received a Letter from Chass at St Omers that he had dcided for the world Good Friday 14 April. all at L.Fs morning and Tenebris Holy Saturday, 15th April. all at L.Fs to the Office . . . Betsey and Warmsley at No 41 to their Duty Easter Sunday 16 April. Warmsley and Betsey at Sacra Sanc ... Self at 10 L.F . . . all at High L.Fs . . . all at Vespres Mr Horrobin drank Tea with Mon. 17 April. all at high L.Fs and a good trade Mrs Simister Dined with Warmsley came at 10 in the Morn had heard prayers, all at Vespress, Received a Letter from Chas that he seen all his mistakes, and Sisters Advise would make up for lost time and Submit to me and return directly T~tes. 18 April. all Except myself at L.Fs, 11 o'Ck I stayed at home and wrote An Answer to Chas's Letter forgetting and forgiving all and for him to come home directly to Enquire for a Gardener for me and a french maid Servant and bring Seeds and carnations, sent it by this Even's post Mr Horrobin called and Shewed me a Letter he had received by same post to the same purpose Except that he'd be home before Low Sunday 1

N o 4 Castle Street (earlier Castle Yard) ; now Furnival Street off Holborn and next Staple Inn. The house was probably taken after Bishop Challoner's death, and until 1830 it remained the headquarters of the VicarsApostolic. Bishop Talbot did not live there, but in Little James St., Bedford Square; Bishops Douglass and Poynter lived and died there. The house was known familiarly as "The Castle". See Newton, Catholic London, p. 223.


1786

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

239

Sun. 23 April. self at 10 and high L.Fs ... all at Vespres brought home Mr Mare l he drank Tea with us Tues. 25 April. wrote to Mr Wilkinson, as I thought Son Chas might have aggreable to my desire, quitted St Omers by this and on his return home, and might have desired Mr Wilkinson to have procured me a Gardner but now being settled with our present Gardner not to get me one Thurs. 27 April. desired Mr Barnard to Speak to Mr Talbot for a preist to go to Gasking at Winsor he drank Tea with, and says, says, one will be sent in a few Days, as such wrote to Gaskings son and desired him to call for Mothers half year Pension Dew Fe bry 7 last past Fri. 28 April. Mr Horrobin drank Tea with says Son Chas should have come with a Mr Hugh Smith Sat. 29 April. Mrs Md fearfull Chas's Ague has returned I called on Mr Hugh Smith See him he says Chas would have come with him but his Ague returned and has keept his bed 4 days, that this return came by their treating him in the french way but now they treat him in the English way Sun. 30 April. Mr Groombridge went with me to L.Fs high after at Mr Webbes where he bought his Harpsichord at 36 Guineas in rained hard, Miss Mcgown dined with us all at Vespress, Mr Horro bin came and drank Tea Mon . 1 M av. Called on Horro bin he has received a Letter from Mr Cornthwait 2 but no mention of Chas T'l¡tes. 2 May. Stayed at home writting a Letter to Chas no[w] ill at St Omers, and sent him Mr Nelsons prescription for the Ague and Fever, and to come home as soon as his health permitted Mr Horro bin promised me also to write Wed. 3 May. just as we had breakfasted Son Chas came he had travelled all night from Dover. he appeared much shook in his constitution but by the Ague, at 10 o'Ck he had a return of it sent to Nelson he ordered two Saline Drafts 1 night and 1 morn he layd in bed allmost all the Day Thurs. 4 May. Chas taken with the Ague at 7 o'Ck Morn. self not well Eate little Dinner at the Catholick Meeting Free Masons Tavern Mr Talbot Letter in behalf of Mr Jeneson3 reprobated and he to I paid my £1. 1. O. nothing Else done, Chas takes Bark no~ Every 2 hours, The Meeting of Catholics is to dine at Free Masons Tavern on Monday next 1 2

3

Possibly Edward Maire, S.J.; b. 7 Nov. 1725; professed, 1760; London 1762 (?); d. 13 April 1797. See Kirk; C.R.S. XII, 57. Richard Cornthwaite; b.c. 1736; Douai, oath, 27 Dec. 1760; Brockhampton, 1767; succeeded Wm. Mumford as Procurator of St Orner in 1782; escaped during French Revolution; d. Harvington Hall, Worcestershire, 11 Sept. 1803. See C.R.S. XLIV, pp. 6-7, for discussion of his career. Augustin Jennison, S.J ., for his unhappy story, see Kirk, 137. d . 22 Jan. 1799. Bishop Talbot had helped Jennison charitably.


240

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1786

Sun. 7 May. Chas not so well to go out all at high. . we walked to St Georges fields meet Dr Geddes,! he says if Bishop Talbot does not immediately settle ÂŁ100 Pr Annm on Jenisons Wife it will be brought before Parliament, he reprobates his being perswaded to leave his Wife and Children Mon. 8 M a). thought it prudent to call on Bishop Talbot in consequence of Seeing Dr Geddes, but only See Mr Barnard who treated me with but little respect after Mr Horrobin took me into his room and endeavourd to south [soothe] things, he aggreed with me that Barnard was an Odd man Sat. 13 May . Wm [blank] our footman went away from us this Day and Abraham the black servant came at 12 o'Clock, he served Dinner very well, at 9 Guineas Pr Annum ... Chas attampted to direct me in something in the Shop but I answered him and he rather seemed to submit Sun. 14 May. all at high L.Fs Except Chas who was at 10 o'Ck Moorfeilds Wed. 17 May. See Mr Horrobin was very civil will call with Mr Douglass,2 Sacredos this Even. Horrobin will want some more goods if he can ... but Mr Horrobin did not call Sun 21 May. all at high L.Fs Except Chas at Moorfeilds ... all at Vespres Messrs Horrobin and Syres drank Tea with us Thurs. 25 May. all at L.Fs. Sat. 27 May. at Horrobins See Mr Syres he says Mr Cornthwait came there from St Omers last night Sun. 28 May. all at Hamsted heard Mr Hussey Tues. 30 May. Called and See Mr Cornthwait at Mr Horrobins told him I' d pay Balance of College Acctt they come see me next Thursday to Tea Sat. 3 June. all at Mr Lindoe's did the Nessesery See Mr Cornthwate will say for us to Morrow Sun. 4 June. Mr Corththwaite said t after 7 o'Ck for us Self Mrs Md Dory at Sacra Sanctum all at L.Fs. high Mrs Simister dined with us all Except Chas at Vespress self heard Mr Archer, walked with Lucy after Tea in the Temple Gardins meet Mr and Mrs Martin walked home with them, meet Mr Barnard Sacredos, was very civil &c Mon. 5 June. Mr Cornthwaite said for us at 8 o'Ck ... all at L.Fs. Wed. 7 June. Eate Fish for Dinner did not aggree with me ... paid Mr Denton poor Tax for house and land at Finchly ÂŁ3. 6. 0 1

2

Alexander Geddes, Ll.D.; b. 1737; Scalan, 1751; Scotch College, Paris, 1758; Priest, 1764; came from Scotland about 1782, after disagreem~nt with Bishop Hay; and for a time was at Sardinian Chapel; patronised by Lord Petre; censured and suspended for a new translation of the Bible in the notes to which he denied the divine inspiration of the scriptures; d. 26 Feb . 1802. See Ward, Dawn Index (portrait); D. N.B. John Douglass; b. Dec. 1743; Douai, oath 1764; to Valladolid, 1768; mission, 1773; Bishop of Centuria and V.A. London District, 1790; d. 8 May, 1812. See Ward, Dawn, I and II; Eve, 1; Giltow; D. N.B.


1786

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

241

Sun. 11 J une. all at hompsted hear Mr Hussy T hurs. 15 J une. all at Hampst ed being the fete de Dieu [Corpus Christi] heard Mr Robinson Fri. 16 June . a good night Eate a good breakfast took a quarter of a pint of Cows Milk and it aggreed with me ... Eate fish for dinner It did not aggree with me Sun. 18 June. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy Mr Kirvan there Tues. 20 J une. Mrs Md at L.Fs Sat. 24 June. self and Warmsley called at Vadys See Mr Gibson President of Doway, after at L.Fs . Mr Archer Sacerdos says he'll call on us at Finchley the week after next. I heard his prayers Sun. 25 June. all at Hampsted heard Mr Robinson Wed . 28 June . not very well aU at Lindoe's Thurs. 29 J une. Self Mrs Md Chas Bett and Lucy at Sacra Sanc . . . . all Except Chas and Warmsley at Vespres brought home Messrs Horrobin and Barnard they drank Tea, Mr Cornthwaite called Fri . 30 June . Mrs Md and Lucy at L.Fs . . . Messrs Cornthwaite and Horrobin dined with me and was well satisfied with the Accountt and Interest from one year after Mr Mumfords death to the 21 July 1786 they begged me to Dine with the Bishops J ames Talbot and Gibson! as they wished to meet me with good nature on lat e Mr Mumfords Affair and would also give me a security for 20 years and allow me a preist also Sun. 2 July . all at Hampsted heard Mr Robinson Mon . 3 July . all stayed at Finchley worked in the Garding Mr Archer Sacerdos dined with us and drank Tea after gave him a cast to Hampsed Tues . 4 July . Messrs Talbot <;ibson Bishops: with Messrs Varley Horrobin Gibson and COlnthwaite Called on me and took Chocolate I finally settled College Account with Cornthwaite ÂŁ356. 1. 9 by Draft on my trust Account with Fullers, Dated the 21 July as the Interest was computed to that Day, the Bishops aggree to give me Security and to let me has a preist to say for me at Finchly and London during my life and Mrs Mawhoods they wished me to Execute a Deed of Trust (being fearfull of my life) . which I refused but would pay the Balance to them as soon as I received Lord Southwells Mortgage but that I insisted Mrs Mumfords Annuity should remain in the Stocks viz ÂŁ60 Pr Ann and at her decease to go to the two Bishops for the purpose intended, all this they aggreed too Wed. 5 July. wrote a Letter to Mr Oliver in which I thanked him 1

Mathew Gibson, fourth son of Jasper Gibson of Stonecroft, Durham' William, President of Douai, was his younger brother. Mathew was bo~ 25 March, 1734; Douai, 1747; ,mission, 1768; V.G. Northern 1776' Bishop of Comana and V .A. Northern, 1780; d. 19 May 1790. He wa~ succeeded as V.A. by his brother William. See Kirk; Gillow; D. N.B. ; C .R .S., XXVIII, Index. p


242

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1786

and Mrs More and said it was long since I heard from Maria, that when She wrote to me I would directly Answer her Letter this sent by his brother Fri. 7 J'IItly. a Letter from Son Wm Halifax with advice of the ÂŁ40 I lately paid to Mr Rashley and also one of an ÂŁ100 now Drawed the first I have paid the other I have Accepted Sun. 9 July . all at Hampsted heard Mr Robinson Sun. 16 July. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy after went to his house, he is going to Wiltshire and then will call and See us at Finchley taken ill at Mass Mon. 17 July. Meet Mr Lindoe on Blackfriers bridge and another Sacerdos with him, I asked him if Mr Cornthwaite was gone, he said he went to Morrow Morn. I told him I thought it a little odd he had not called on me ... Mr Cornthwaite called in consiquence of my having seen and spoke to Mr Lindoe, I gave him Mr Mumfords little Accountt Book for Mr Wilkinson to get in the remainder of his Debts, and for which he gave me a receipt S'lltn. 23 July. all at Hampsted heard Mr Dungam1 Thurs. 27 July. Mrs Md and Bett in the Coach at L.Fs ... talked some time with Parson Edwards Sun. 30 July. Son Chas drove the Coach to Hampsted Mr Hussy said Mrs Md was affread to go Sat. 5 Aug. after Dined went to Finchly in Barnet Stage Chas came at 8 o'Ck he had been pursued by footpads but escaped by running, he was in a great heat when he came, took a Sweet [sweat?] went to bed Sun. 6 Aug. Chas drove us to Hampsted Sun. 13 Aug. all at hampsted ... the Brindle Cow Calved, a cow calf Mon. 14 Aug. Mr Patience 2 from Burham Sacerdos a freind of Warmsleys drank Tea with us he goes back the 1st of Sepr called on Mr Lindoe, but so many people at their Duty told Mr Horro bin I would call to Morrow at 12 o'clock Tues. 15 Aug. all at L.Fs after self at Mr Lindoes Wed. 16 Aug. Self at Sacra Sanctum, Mrs Mawhood heard the same prayers Sun. 20 Aug. set out for Winsor! after 6 o'Clock in our Coach Chas and Dory in a Chaise and a servant to take care of it heard 7 o'Clock pryaers L.Fs arrived at Cranford bridge at t past 10 o'Ck breakfasted there it rained very fast Set off for Winsor ito 1

2

Joseph Dungan; b. 1748; Moorfields, 1783-1747; d. Dec. 1797; buried. St. Pancras. See C.R.S. XII, 62. Robert Vincent Patient, O.P.; b. 1730; led a sea-faring life; Professed 19 Sep. 1759 at Bornheim; Louvain for studies; Priest, Feb. 1761; Taught in Bornheim College till 1794, then in Carshalton College where he died 4 Dec. 1802. See Palmer; C.R.S. XII, 85. According to C.R.S. XXV, 166, Robert Walmesley and his elder brother Thomas, were pupils at Bornheim; they entered on 22 Sept. 1780; Thomas left, 22 Sept. 1783. Robert, 18 May 1785, six months before he was apprenticed to Vl.M.


1786

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

243

12 o'Clock arrived at Winsor 2 o'Ck dined there, it rained very fast again Mr and Mrs Gasking came us, we drank Tea at their house with old Mrs Gasking who is very well but much fell away all at St Georges Chappell heard the Service after walked on the T erras See the King the Queen and Princesses in a room over it as it was very damp, Supped at our Inn a very bad night owing to the Noise Mon. 21 Aug. got up at 7 O'Ck Self See King and Queen coming from Chappell, Mrs Md meet me we all see the Castle and round Tower, &c walked on the Terras came back to the Inn could not go again as we promised to Old Gasking took leave of Mr and Mrs Gasking Set of t past 11 to Eaton See the College meet Mr Riche and Miss Kiman there after Dined at Hounslow, See Mr Bristow there .. . came all safe to Town at t past 6 o'Ck Wed. 23 Aug. after Tea Mr Warmsley Dory Bett and Lucy called in our Coach (Mrs Md and Chas not well so could not be of the Party) we went to Vaux Hall ... Mr Archer Sacerdos we picked up at Vauxhall he came as Fleet St Sun. 27 Aug. all in the Coach to Hampsted, meet Mr Kirvan on the Road. Mr Coen's brother! said prayers ... Mr Robinson the Parson drank Tea with us Sat. 2 Sep. Stayed in Town at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary Sun. 3 Sep. Self at 7 o'Ck L.Fs at Sacra Sanctum all at hight. Sun. 10 Sep. all meet at Hampsted, Chas and Mr Groombridge refreshed with port stakes at Warmsleys after they came to Finchley Mon. 11 Sep. Brother Oswald2 dined with us Tues. 12 Sep . sent to Mr Oswald he and a boy came and dined with us, I gave him ÂŁ2.2.0 for Maria at Brugdes to pay duty for Olivers Cloth and Salmon and desired him to ask Revd Mother if I was anything in his debt for Chas Sat. 16 Sep. Mrs Md and Self in the Coach to L.Fs 11 o'Ck Sun. 17 Sep. all at Hampsted heard Mr Coen Sun. 24 Sep. all at Hampsted Sun. 1 Oct. it Blowed and rained so hard we could not go to Church Tues. 10 Oct. Mr Oliver called in the Even of Yesterday also Mr Arboin Thurs. 12 Oct. wrote a Letter to Mr Wilkinson of St Omers for 20 Cherry trees and to Mon Hiecq for carnation Layers Fri. 13 Oct. see Horrobin sets of this night for St Omers 1

2

Michael Edmund Coen; ed. Paris; Virginia St., c. 1780-1810; See C.R.S. XII, 110. He was one of the priests during the Riots who did their utmost to restrain the Wapping Catholics from retaliations. See Burton, Challoner, II, 247, where 'Michael Copps' is probably an error for 'Michael Coen'. Probably employed at the English Convent Bruges.


244

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1786

Sun. 15 Oct. all at Hampsted Sat. 21 Oct. had a bad night sent for Mr Lindoe did the nessesery Sun. 22 Oct. a very bad night got prayers at Moorfeilds & L.F. Eate very little at Dinner, after Mr Lindoe called and said I had better stay a few days to See how I should be for at present he could not give me the B.St [Blessed Sacrament] as Viaticum Mon. 23 Oct. Eate scarce any Dinner got a little Sleep after better, in the Even Messrs Greenham and Horrobin drank Tea Sat. 28 Oct. An Indifferent night Mr Horrobin said for us ! past 7 o'Ck Self at Sacra Sanctum Sun. 29 Oct. all at L.Fs called on Jos Carpue he lent me 2 of Manningsl books ... Self and Mrs Md at Vespres brought home Father Jno Anderton he drank Tea with us Tues. 31 Oct. paid Mrs More by Draft on Fuller £26. 10. 11, being for Shirts for Chas and his jomey to St Omers and home to England. Sat. 4 Nov. Self Bett and Lucy came to Town to breakfast they stopd at Mr Lindoes die the nessesary ... Chas stays in Town to go to Mr Horro bins Sun. 5 Nov. all at Hampsted Tues. 7 Nov. Mrs. Md at L.Fs and Mr Lindoes self also there we did the nessesary Wed. 8 Nov. Mr Horrobin said self Mrs Md and Warmsley at Sacra Sanctum Thurs . 9 Nov. Lord Mayors Day but no shew as Princes[s] Amelia is to be buried to Morrow or next day Sun. 12 Nov. all at L.Fs high See Jos Carpue Tues. 14 Nov. Paid Mr Welch for Dr Carr our Parson of Finchley £1. 1. 0 for the year 1786 Sun. 19 Nov. All at L.Fs high Chas at Moorfields ... Self at Vespres Mr Horrobin drank Tea with us Sat. 25 Nov. after Tea Son Chas was Absent at Mr Horrobin aboute buying a Shade for a Candle Sun. 26 Nov. all at L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds .. . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought Mr Horrobin home he drank Tea Mon. 27 Nov. Mr Barnard drank Tea with us he says the Bishop wishes if Chas goes to France hed take a Sacerdos over to St Omers Thurs. 30 Nov. Self Mrs Md and Daughters at L.Fs 12 o'Ck Fri. 1 Dec. Self at Monsr Cottins at Islington See him he'll give Son Chas a Letter to his Cousin2 at Paris, if we'll call to Morrow Mom at 11 o'Ck and he wishes us to bring him pattrons of S.F. blews [blues] he likewise mentioned a neice of his who has £16000 for Chas Sat. 2 Dec. Self and Chas called and See Mr Cottin but he altered 1 2

Presumably one of the books by Robert Manning (d. 1731). and D.N.B. J ean Cottin et Fils, the Paris bankers.

See Gillow,


1786

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

245

his tone in R egard to his Niece as he said Chas was a Catholick will give him a letter of Credit for ÂŁ200 on Paris if Chas will call in the Even Sun. 3 Dec. Self called on Mr Brown who gave me a Letter of recommendation on Rouen as did Dr Rigby on Paris 2 Letters Chas at Mr Horrobins and Sacra Sancm all at L.Fs 11 o'clock, Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres

[Draft of Letter to Mr George George]! Sir, Mr G. G You may easily believe that I was not prepared for your Letter of 29 Ultmo nether do I know the sentiments of my daughter on this occasion, one thing however I think myself at liberty to say which is that I have laid it down as an invariable rule not to force the inclinations of my Daughters in an affair of so much consiquence and at the same time I cannot aggree to a connection of this sort without Seeing a future prospect of a proper provision for the familly, if therefore you would wish for my apporbation you must in the first place consider how far your Religious principles aggree with hers a source as I have often seen of much inhappiness, in the next place you will readilly believe that it is propper for me to know your presend circumstances, and probable future income, I say probable because trade does not admit of an absolute certainty there is another circumstance which is that you have a Child by a former marriage, who must and ought to be provided for, if not allready done, this is all I can say on the Subject at present for though I have looked upon you, as an able and diligent man in business I have not yet considered you in any other light, Therefore it remains with you to satisfy me in regard to these perticulars which when done if aggreeable to my Daughter I have according to my present sentiments of you no Objection I am Sr Yr &c &c

[Diary resumed] Mon. 4 Dec. Chas went of for France in very good Spirits at 60'Ck in the Diligence for Dover with a Mr [blank] Sacerdos recommended by Bishop Talbot to Chass care and will be accountable for what Mony he may Expend on him to St Omers Tues . [j Dec. Mrs Md at L.Fs Fri. 7 Dec. my birth Day Self Mrs Md Bett and Lucy at L.Fs ... Received a Letter from Son Chas who is yet at Dover Sat. 9 Dec. Received a Letter from George desiring an interview with me 1

Clothier of Frome, Somerset.


246

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1786

Sun. 10 Dec. All at L.Fs . . . Self Mrs Md Lucy at Vespres Self a Sermon heard Dr Rigby, gave £2. 2. 0 for Coales Mon. 11 Dec. Mr George sent me a brace of Phesants and a brace of Partriges and a Letter to Betsey which She shewd me, he therein wishes me to settle the affair to my liking I answed I should be glad to See him Sun. 17 Dec. Self at 10 L.Fs all at high . .. all at Vespress Mr Horrobin and Mare drank Tea Mare spent the Even Mon. 18 Dec. Self at Mr Lindoes not at home See Mr Barnard some talk with him after Dinner at Lindoes did Nessesary Received a Long Letter from Son Chas St Omers 14th has some promisses in trade and to serve the College intends as far as Douay his Eyes but so so Tues. 19 Dec. Mr Horrobin said t past 7 o'Ck for us Self at Sacra Sanc: Wed. 20 Dec. Mr Horrobin called with the writting Master of St. Omers Colge who brought me a Letter from Son Chas that his Eyes were quite well, that he had got the Clothing of the College and writes for more pattrons to be send to Douay as he sets out from St Omers the 18th Inst he wishes young Thornton to go to St Omers Thurs. 21 Dec. In the Even Messrs Greenham and Horrobin called, drank Tea and played Cards. Self at Mr Groombridge's where we had a little Concert Sat. 23 Dec. Mr George came to my house in consiquence of his letter and I settled Betseys affair to give £1000 and he is to settle his Leeshold Estate on her, to have the free exervise of Religion &c Sun. 24 Dec. all at L.Fs high Mr George dined with us Mon. 25 Dec. all at L.Fs very much Crouded Mr George dined with us after he and I walked to Vespres the rest in the Coach. Mr George drank Tea and Supped with us, now find he wishes me to give Betsy more fortune Tues . 26 Dec . all at L.Fs high yound Webbe1 played Wed. 27 Dec. Stayed at home the Morn Expecting Mr George who had intimated to Betsey that he should wish Id give him £1000 more but he not coming at 12 o'Ck I thought had omit and write to me from the Contry which I wished to avoid having as I thought Settled all things last Saturday and which he approved of both before and after he had spoke to Betsey, of this I and Mrs Md spoke to Betsey, she confessed all this, on which I told her I should keep to my first aggreement and that I Expeted George to do the same, and that after dinner, if theyd quit the Room I would again speek to him I did so and he then wished for the Additional Sum for some time, but at last gave it up and we again aggreed to our first proposal on which I called Betsey in to the Dining room, and in her presince again repeated and 1

Samuel Webbe, the younger (1770 ?-1843).

See D.N.B.


1786

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

247

confirmed our first Aggreement and that he proposed going home next Sunday to perform certain nessesary repairs to his home and in Two Months would return and finish this buisness all seemed now quite happy he drank Tea and supped with us Fri. 29 Dec. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at high L.Fs Betsey stayed at home as She promised George to attend him to but some things for his Daughter on which I spoke to her that I had no objection but that I thought it rather more prudent not She mentioned that George had a young Lady who was very fond of him, but that he had now no thoughts of her, that George was sorry he had ever mentioned that he wished more mony from me, that he was now fully contented with my first proposal, and that he went out of town Dory Betsey and Lucy went with Mr Geroge to the play Sun. 31 Dec. Self at 10 all at L.F high all at Vespres 1787

Mon. 1 Jan. all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespres Tues . 2 Jan. Mrs. Md and Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary I see the Bishop at Mr Horrobins Wed. 3 Jan. Mr Horrobin said Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanctum, after Mr Horrobin told me it was reported were he was that I would not give a fortune with my Daughters, on which he contradicted the Report, Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs 11 and 12 0 Clock prayers Fri. 5 Jan. Received a Letter from Son Wm at Halifax hes well but his Wife is very Ill, he wishes an Harpsichord to be sent him Sat. 6 Jan. all at L.Fs ... Mrs Md Dory Betsey and Lucy at Vespres . . . Dory Betsey and Lucy at Sacra San. and Walmesley promissed me to go to Mr Horro bin Sun. 7 Jan. Self at 10 and all at High L.Fs . . . all at Vespres brought Mr Horrobin home with us, he produced a Bill of Chas on me Dated the 18 Deer at 3 days sight for ÂŁ10 this mony he took up of Mr Cornthwaite of St Omers, this Bill was brought over by a Lady Blunt and her brother! a Preist, who say that Chas meets little encouragement in the Cloth way in france and that he did not intend going farther than Lisle. Mon. 8 Jan. with Mrs. Md at L.Fs Tues. 9 Jan. Mrs Md and Dory at L.Fs Wed. 10 Jan. Mr Groombridge drank Tea with us and Mr Walmsley Exibited his Ellectrical machine 1

Charles Blount, third son of Sir Edward Blount of Sodington, Bart.; b.c. 1735 Douai 1748; oath 3 Nov. 1755; professor; after the death of his elder brother, he was chaplain to his brother's widow, Lady Frances Blount at Snitterfield; d. Warwick, 19 Jan. 1810. See Knox, 71; Kirk; C.R.S. XXVIII; XII, 107.


248

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1787

Sat. 13 I an. at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary 20 Penitatials . . . See Mr Taylor Sacerdos he speaks very Slightingly of Lord Petre Sun. 14 I an. Not at Sacra San: all at High L.Fs Mrs Simister here, some Altercation aboute Dinner but soon adjusted all at Vespres Thurs. 18 Ian . Received a Letter from Son Chas Dated the 11 Janry that he had sold 20 half pieces of Cloth and the promise of 4 more Shops Fri. 19 Ian. Mr Paston J unr of St Omers called Sun. 21 I an. all at high L.Fs . . . Mr Paston dined with, after all at Vespres he also with Mr Horrobin drank Tea with us Fri. 26 I an. Called and See Mr Brooke he has promised to be Betseys Trustee Sun. 28 Ian . all at L.Fs ... at Vespres Messrs Horrobin Syres and vice President! of Douay drank Tea Mon . 29 I an. Received 2 Letters from Son Chas the one Dated the 3 Janry from Cambrey which I should long agoe have received the other dated the 24 inst St Omers in which is several patrons for t peices which he has sold to different people, that he intends for Paris and Roen being advised so to do by Mr Wilkinson and others and will be at home in a Month and wishes me not to be concerned with Mr Groombridge Sun. 4 Feb. all at high .. . all at Vespres. A Mr Marshall called he was recommended by a Mr. Wood musician, he was to go to Douay Colge I went with him and See Mr Southward2 Mon. 5 Feb. Received from Mr George Betseys Settlement and She also received a Letter from George that he'll be in town next friday to quite settle this buisness Thurs. 8 Feb . gave Betsey a Draft on Fuller & Co for ÂŁ50 to buy her Clos &c and told Dory She might have a Silk Gown for the occasion Sun. 11 Feb . all at L.F. high See Mr Paston Junr there ... all Except Dory and Bett at Vespres Tues. 13 Feb. Self at and See Mr Lindoe he did not chuse to Marry Betsey without the Bishops consent,3 went again at 3 o'Ck See the Bishhop had some altercation with him and Mr Barnard but soon aggreed as the Bishop said he would reconsider it . . . Mr Barnard called in the Even and said the Bishop gave his Consent Wed. 14 Feb. Mr George came to Town and brought the Settlement ingrossd he dined and Supped with us 1

2

3

John Daniel, b . 1745; Douai; became President in 1792 and suffered imprisonment during Revolution; d. Paris, 3 Oct. 1823. See Kirk, Gillow, C.R.S. XIX, 98; Ward, Dawn, and Eve, Indexes. There were four brothers Southworth, all priests. The one referred to here was probably the eldest Richard; b. 1743; oath, Douai, 1763; priest, 1768; Vice-President, 1775; Brockhamption, 1787; Vicar of Hampslllre ; d. 19 Nov. 1817. See C.R.S. XLIV, 8-9, and Index; Kirk; Ward, Dawn, I, Index. George George was not a Catholic.


1787

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

249

Fri . 16 Feb . Self at Mr Horrobins See Mr Barnard who has promissed t o get a Letter from Bishop Talbot to Bishop Walesley [W almesley] at Bath for Betsey . . . Cousn Brooke came who together with Mr Brocklebank and Dory attented his and Betsey Signing the Deeds Sat. 17 Feb. Mr George is now well satisfied with it this Even he and Mr Brocklebank took out a Licence of Marriage Sun. 18 Feb . Mr George called at 10 o'Ck he went with me to L.Fs after he and Cousn Brooke Dined after he self and Mrs Md at Vespres brought home Messrs Lindoe and Horrobin who Married -my Daughter Elizabeth Mawhood to Mr George George of Froome in Somersetshire, Mr Brooke and George supped with us Mon . 19 Feb . at up Early at 8 o'Ck Self Mrs Md Cousn Brooke Dory Lucy Mr Brocklebank Walmsley attended my Daughter E. Mawhood and Mr George to our Parish Church where they were married! by Mr Edwards after which we returned to breakfast when Mr George refused taking the £1000 but begged to Draw for it at sight, as he had a Mortgage in view, I gave Betsey £10 Bank Note and £5 . 5. 0 in Mony and I before gave her first £50 then £10. 10. 0 I paid also Mr Lindoe £2. 2. 0 and Horrobin £1. 1. 0 also £1. 6. 0 which was blessed with the Wedding Ring, I gave also to Dory £5. 5. 0 for her Expences and a Silk Gown they set of for Froome at 11 o'Ck in a post Chaise Wed. 21 Feb . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at L .Fs Sun. 25 Feb. all at hight L.Fs .. . Eate meat Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought horne Messrs Horrobin and Syres to Tea had some talk of the Bishop and Barnard Tues . 27 Feb . Self at and See Mr Barnard he gave me a direction to find Mr Bennett I found him at Mr Langdales he promissed me a Letter to Mr Wilks,2 Sacerdos at Bath .. . Sally Simister drank Tea with us so did Mr Bennett he gave me a Letter to Mr Wilks at Bath which I sent Betsey also one to Dory and one to Mr George in Answer to theirs of this day Received with George to Draw for his £1000 Wed. 28 Feb . Son Charles carne horne from France by way of Brithemstone [Brighton] at 6 o'clock very well Fri. 2 March. Self went with Mr Paul Junr to Capt Squires he advises me not to send the Harpsichord to Son Wm as he thinks his wife is now Dead and that Wm will be soon over Sun. 4 March. all at L.Fs meet Mr Paul Junr there all Except Chas at Vespres after Mr Paul his Sister Messrs Horrobin and Southwood drank Tea 1

2

Cousin Brooke noted in his papers (College of Arms), 'She was previously married at her father's house the day before by a Popish priest, I being present at both ceremonies.' Joseph Wilkes, O.S .B . of the Community of St. Edmund, Paris; chaplain at Swynnerton; Bath, 1786; elected to Catholic Committee, May, 1788; for his subsequent stormy career, see Ward, Dawn. Joseph Wilkes died, 19 May, 1829. 'Mr. Bennett,' was also a Benedictine, see above p . 188.


250

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1787

Mon. 5 March. Mrs Md and Lucy at L.F in the Coach Received 2 Letter from Son Wm Halifax that his wife died the 4 of last December and all that the Father Settled on him now reverts back to the father Mr Crieghton he has drawn on me for £80 and now wants me to buy a Capts Commission at £1300, or allow him £200 Pr Annm and wishes to come back to England Sat. 10 March. I wrote a Letter to Son Wm severe indeed I also wrote to Mr Crieghton Senr begging him to give Wm Advise and that if it was aggreable should be glad he was to board in his house Sun. 11 March . Self at 10 and all at high L.Fs Chas at Moorfields . . . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought home Mr Mare to Tea Wed. 14 March . Plenius tuned and packed the Forte Piano which I send as a present to Mrs George Sun. 18 March . Self at 10 all at high L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds ... brought Mr Horrobin home to Tea Sun. 25 March. Self at 10 and Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds ... Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Chas and Dory at home Mr Horrobin drank Tea with us Tues. 27 March. Mr Miss Paul and the Armenian Prest drank Tea with us Wed. 29 March. Mrs Md and Self and Lucy heard the Armenian Mass L.F Sun. 1 April. all at L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds . . . all at Vespres Except Dory and Chas they stayed at home Tues. 3 April. after Tea Chas and Mr Walmsley went to a P hisosothycal Lecture W ed. 4 April. Mrs Md at L.Fs & Lindoes Self Mrs Md and Dory and Lucy a Tenebris Thurs. 5 April. Mrs Md at Sacra Sane. 8 o'Ck L.Fs . . . all at L.F Mom and afternoon Good Friday. 6 April. all at the Office L.F. in the Morn The Shops all most all kept Shut Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary gave £2. 2. 0 after all at Tenebris Sat. 7 April. Self at Sacra Sane. administred by Mr Underhill at 8 O'Ck after all at the Office and Mass L.Fs Chas and Walmsley at Horrobins Walmsley stayed this night at our house for Sacra Sane. Sun. 8 April. Walmsley and Chas at Sacra Sane they came home to breakfast after Walmsley went to Hampsted all at L.Fs high did Danbys Service . . . all at Vespres Except Chas he stayed at home brought Mr Horrobin with us he drank Tea Mon. 9 April. Walmsley came home after high L.F all at L.Fs Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at Vespres Tues. 10 April. all at L.F. 11 o'Clock ... Chas at his Phylosophical meeting Wed. 11 A pril. I called with 3 Letter and Delived them to Dr.


1787

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

251

Slaughter,! one to Mr Wilkinson and to let Mr Cornthwaite know t hat Son Chas would send to his Orders as soon as possable One to Mr Heicq to thank him for flowers, and one to Maria at Bruges walked home with Mr HOITobin not very well Thurs . 12 April. Chas at his Society Self and Walmsley at Coachmakers Hall aboute the Test Act of Desenders 2 Sun. 14 April. Self at 10 o'Ck L.F. See Mr Paul and all his familly there and all at high Chas at Moorfields Mrs Md Self and Lucy at Vespres Mr Horrobin came to Tea Mon. 16 April. See Mr Shepperd Sacerdos he shewed me some poetry on Mr Barnard will dine with me toMorrow Mrs Paul Brother inla w the greek Preisf3 now lerns Chas Italian Tues . 17 April. Mr Shepperd dined with us Sat. 21 April. Self at Mr Hornholds he says that Bishop Talbot aggrees intirely with what our Society wishes &c. Sun. 22 April. Mr Syres said at home for us at 8 o'Ck and breakfasted with us all at L.Fs high Chas at Moorfeilds all at Vespres Mon. 23 April. Expectted Mr Syres to say prayers for us as he promissed but he was taken III Fri. 27 April. Received a Salmon from Mrs George, in the Morn called at No 4 coversed with the Clergy aboute of relief Messr Barnard and Southward drank Tea with us Sat. 28 April. called on and See Mr Hornyold,4 he says a Bill was attempted in the house of Commons to revew the Penal Laws, but as the time is now so short it was out off untill next Sessions he begs me to Dine was the Catholick toMorrow at St Albans tavern after I see Barnard &c they seem not satisfied with our procedings in regard to Alteration of Bishops5 Sun. 29 April. send Danl [with] a Letter to St Albans Tavern that I should dine this day there all at high L.Fs and Vespres after Self at the St Albans Tavern Dined with Lords Petre Stourton &c all seemed very peacible and unanimous for to make an appeal to Parliament, all the Catholicks to meet at Freemasons tavern next Thursday 1 o'Ck to Chuse a president and fresh Committee Mon. 30 April. Self at No 4 Horrobin Lindoe Syres &c to dine this day with the Bishop at Mrs Bailys at Hamersmith Thurs. 3 May. Mr Paul Sacerdos said this Morn ... Mr Horrobin 1

¡l

3

4

5

Henry Slaughter, b. 1756; entered Douai, 21 Oct. 1772; left in Oct. 1775 to study medicine . See C.R.S. XII, 158; information from "Prefect of the Studies Book," St. Edmund's . Organised by Presbyterians, Independents and Baptists; motions in the House of Commons for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts were defeated in 1787, 1789 and 1790. The Acts were repealed in 1828. His name is given later as Gregory Paul; not identified; he may have been a Franciscan. Thomas Hornyold, one of the members of the Catholic Committee. He was referring to the motions for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts which were intended to relieve nonconformists, exluding Catholics. This refers to the Committee's Address to English Catholics, dated 10 April, 1787. See Appendix B. of Ward, Dawn, and chapter 6.


252

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1787

dined with us went with him to the Catholick meeting! at Free Masons tavern a very respectable meeting of a Hundred Bishops Clergy &c: to meet again next Monday at 1 o'Ck and again the 3 June Sun . 6 May. Self at 10 L.F all at high Except Chas at Moorfields Mr Wilks of Bath Dined with us all at Vespres Mon. 7 May. at the Catholick meeting we aggreed to Establish a School ... Walmsley came from Hamersmith with the Armenian Preist Sun. 13 May. all at Hamsped Mr M'ackarty2 said Mr Plowden servd him, meet Chas at Highgate Mr Gray tuned the Organ Wed. 16 May. Mr Paul Sacerdos drank Tea and taught Chas Thurs. 17 May. All at L.Fs Except Chas who went with Miss Walbanck and Paul Sacerdos to Moorfeilds Mrs Md at Vespres Sun. 20 May. all at Hampsted Mr. M'ackarty said Wed. 23 May . Mr Paul Sacerdos taught Chas Just before supper I found fault the Brandy was so soon out after Supper wanting some red wine I desired Walmsley to get a bottle, he desired Mr Chas would get it as he supposed I judged he had taken the brandy on which I told him I thought he was pert in so saying as my suspission was not by any means ment to him but our late Servant Wm on this he made no Apology whatsoever neither had I any wine fetched out of the Celler Fri. 25 May . Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sat. 26 May . Mrs Md at Mr Lindoes after Dinner I thought Chas and Walmsley rather made a jest of me, on which I spoke to Chas on which he was not over civil, Self again at Mr Lindoes Sun. 27 May. Mr. Paul Sacerdos, said for us, all at High L.Fs Chas at Moorfields Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought Horrobin home ... Chas walked with Paul Sacerdos and young Pauls in the feilds Mon. 28 May. Self played for Webbe at L.Fs after all Except Chas went to Finchley before which I Received Letter from Son Wm Halifax he had Drawed for ÂŁ30 & 20 at 30 days sight talks strangely in his Letter aboute being banished his native Country and wants ÂŁ40 to be added to his yearly Income Sun. 3 June. went to Whitfeilds Church 3 all at L.Fs Chas at 10 Moorfeids after he walked to Finchley Thurs. 7 June. all at L.F. Corpus Christi Sat. 9 June. Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sun. 10 June. Self at 7 L.Fs at Sacra Sanctum all at hight after went to Finchley to Dinner Chas at Moorfeilds he walked to Finchly Plenius tuned the Harpsichord and lay at our house 1 2

3

See Ward, Dawn, 1. 111. Charles McCarthy; b. 1751; Douai, 1766; priest, 21 Dec. 1776; on mission 1781; d. London, 21 Oct. 1799. See C. R.S., XII, 73. Whitefield's Tabernacle, Tottenham Court Rd. Erected for George Whitefield in 1756.


1787

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

253

Sun. 17 June . all at hampsted M'acarty said Thurs . 21 June . Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy in the Coach bought 2 PottIes of Sherris at 21d. each Fri. 22 June . Mr Horrobin called with a patron [pattern] on figured J ene1 for St Omers College wants 3 or 4 pieces to be sent directly Sun. 24 June. all at Hampsted at Prayers Thurs. 28 June. Mrs Md and Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Fri. 29 June . Paul Sacerdos said Old Paul also came Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sactum after at High & at Vespres Sat. 30 June. Mr Horrobin Called will write tuesday to Mr Cornthwaite that we shall send him 6 Pieces printed Jeans in three weeks Horrobin goes out of Town on friday for 5 or 6 Weeks Sun . 1 June . all at Hampsted Mr Mcackarty said I gave Is to a poor woman Sun. 8 July . all at Hampsted See Mr and Mrs Plowden2 Mr Lancaster called at Finchley he walked and eate Strawberys in the Grading Cos Brooke dined with us and drank Tea Sun. 15 July. all at Hampsted, Self served the holy Water After Mr. Plowden served prayers Thurs. 19 July. Mr Paul Sacerdos taught Chas he goes for Vienna next week Sun. 22 July . all at Hampsted gave Is to the Old Woman Sun. 29 July . Self at 10 and all at high Chas at Moorfeilds Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Self at the Sermon Mon. 30 July. preparing for our journey to Froome toMorrow wrote a Letter to Maria which Father Gregory Paul will take next Thursday gave Chas 2 Louis doirs to pay his Master Tues. 31 July. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy Set of for Froome 8 o'Ck in our Coach, Dined at Cranford bridge Lay at Maidenhead Thurs. 2 Aug. Lay at Devises Fri. 3 Aug. breakfasted at Melcham ... arrived at Bath Dined there Sun. 5 Aug. We heard Bish Walmersleys prayers and Sermon after Set of and arrived at Froome 1 o'Ck dined at 2 all well satisfied at this place Mon. 6 Aug. walked with Mr George over his feilds &c Tues. 7 Aug. all complain the high price of wool after Tea we all went to Lord Weymouths3 drank Tea at Mr Everetts 2 parsons there Wed. 8 Aug. Self and Mr George at the Markett meet Several Clothiers Thurs. 9 Aug. Self Mrs Md Lucy and Miss George in our Coach and Mr George and Dory on horseback to Stourton Fri. 10 Aug. Mr George and Self See Mr Shepperds house and garding at Froome 1

2

3

Jean, a kind of fustian. Probably Francis Peter Plowden (1749-1829), lawyer and writer. See D. N.B. and Gillow. Longleat the seat of Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, and 1st Marquis of Bath (1734-1796). D.N.B.


254

THE

MA WHOOD

DIARY

1787

Sat. 11 Aug. after Dinner Self and Mr George at Trowbrige Sun. 12 Aug. all Stayed at Mr Georges house as it rained Mon. 13 Aug. went with Mr George to several Clothiers in Froome all at the Assises Tues. 14 Aug. Set out from Froom~ Mr and Mrs George Accompanied us all lay at Mr Elliotts Lord Arundels Armes at Warder Wed. 15 Aug. Stayed at Warder this Morn high prayers played the Organ at the desire of Lord Arundall1 and wished us to refresh ourselves after Dinner parted with Mr and Mrs George Slept at Salisbery Thurs. 16 Aug. Breakfasted at the Hutt 2 bad milk Dined at Andover lay at Overton Fri. 17 Aug. breakfasted at Baysingstoke Dined at Hartford Bridge, drank Tea and lay at Bagshot turned out of our beds high words thereon Sat. 18 Aug. Set out from Baysingstoke t after 6 o'Ck arrived at Stanes breakfasted there set out at 11 arrived at 1 o'Ck the backhorse Turnam Green meet a french Gentleman his Laday and another young Lady very intelligent invited them to take Coffee Sunday or Monday in Smithfield Stayed in Town Sun. 19 Aug. Self at 10 and all at High L.Fs See Mr Huddleston he says no war ... all at Vespres Except Chas brought home Mr Mare, the french Gentle man and Mr Horrobin drank Tea with us to get the french Gentleman a boarding house for his Wife and Child Thurs. 23 Aug. he went to the Lord Mayors Court Maccaly 3 took Chas oath but would not antidate it Mr Brown Sacerdos dined with us Sun. 26 Aug. all at High Chas at Moorfields Sun. 2 Sep. Mrs Md and Self not well being disturbed by the noise of proclaming the Fair Self at 10 L.Fs all at High Chas at Moorfields all at Vespres Mr Horro bin drank Tea with us after I went to Mr Paxton's office L.F. Mon. 3 Sep. Mr and Mrs George came to town and to our house at 11 o'Ck Thurs. 6 Sep. Mr Horrobin called is to have 2 Pieces Black for Lisbon Sun. 9 Sep. all the familly at High L.Fs self at 10 Also Mrs and Mr George there and see their freinds Fri. 14 Sep. at t past 9 o'Ck he and Mrs George set off in our Coach to Brentford and from thence to Froome in a post Chaise Owen returned at 4 o'Ck and Mrs George was in high spirits and well Sun. 16 Sep . all at high L.Fs 1

2

3

Henry, 8th Lord Arundell (1740-1808); he built vVardour House. Winterslow Hut, later associated with vVilliam Hazlitt. George Mackenzie Macaulay, became Sheriff in 1790.


1787

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

255

Fri. 21 Sep . meet Mr Ingram! Sacerdos coming home Sat. 22 Sepr . At Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Sun. 23 Sep. At Sacra San 7 o'Clock all at High L.Fs ... all at Vespres Mr Horrobin and drank Tea with us Sat. 29 Sep . all at L.Fs 12 o'Ck after Mr Mare walked with me to the horns (?) at Kennington where we parted Sun. 30 Sep . Self at 10 L .Fs all at high Thu1's. 4 Oct. See Messrs Barnard and Horrobin who says he has ÂŁ400 in hand part of which he Expects an Order from Mr Cornthwaite to pay me, again at night at Mr Lindoes but he was out Sun. 7 Oct. all at prayers Hampsted Mr Mcacarty said spoke to Mr and Mrs Plowden and Mr Dillon liVed. 10 Oct. Self at Mr Lindoes, did the Nessesary See a Mr Eden 2 there from Doua y Thurs. 11 Oct. self a great Cold, Planting Pinks and flowers a fine da y gathered some grapes Sun. 14 Oct. Self at 10 and all at L.F at high Tues. 16 Oct. our Summer house was Robbd last night of the Curtings and some lead on the Top, they also took the Pump by the Canal entirely a wa y they left a Ladder which we found against Mr Guberts pales near our Alcove which Mr Echins and his men suppose to be long to one Mr Rudd on the Common Sun. 21 Oct. Self at 10 all L.Fs after to Finchley Chas stayed in Town he was at Moorfeilds Sun . 28 Oct. Self at 10 L.F. all at high Except Chas who was at Moorfields 10 o'Ck Wed. 31 Oct. called and procured a Letter from Mr Horrobin for Mr Nelson Martins man, Horrobin says he is surprised the College dont pay me Thurs. 1 Nov. Mrs Md Self Dory and Lucy at high L.F Sun. 4 Nov. Self at 10 L.Fs all at high Except Chas Sun . 11 Nov. Self at 10 and all at high Chas at Moorfields Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought Horrobin home we talked of the 2 peices of Black Cloth lost yesterday by his maid delivering it to a person who forged my name S1Itn. 18 Nov. Self at 10 and all at High L.Fs Chas at Moorfields Wed. 21 Nov. a Man came from poor Louis Coursile who is greatly distressed I sent him Is Called by his desire on Deputy Smith who gave me 2/6 for him in the Even I called myself on poor louis Coursile after at Mr Withers Queen Street to get him into the poor house at Hackney but he was not at home Thurs. 22 Nov. all at high St Cecelia 1

2

Probably Joachim Ingram, Junior, O.S.F.; sent on Mission, 1778; Confessor to English Franciscan Nuns, Bruges, 1781 -2; Guardian of Douai, 1782-1788; Definitor of Province, 1785-1788; Guardian of Greenwich, 1788-? See C.R.S. XXIV. John Eden; b. 1762; Sedgley Park, 1775-1778; entered Douai, 8 June 1778; left, 2 Oct. 1787; apostatized; Vicar of St. Nicholas, Bristol; d. 25 Dec. 1840.


256

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1787

Sun. 25 Nov. Self at Lewis Courcile gave him a Shirt &c at Moorfields and he wished to See Mr Greenham self heard 10 o'Ck at Moorfeilds See Mr Hornyhold and young Malo and Son Chas there after all at L.Fs high .. . all at Vespres Mon. 26 Nov . Received a Draft from Mr Cornthwaite on Mr Horrobin in full ÂŁ232. 4. lOt being in full for College Acctt with me Tues. 27 Nov. Self at Mr Horrobins presented Mr Cornthwaites Bill at 3 day sight which he said he would call and pay toMorrow Even the Bill as also his own Bill for Lisbon ... Chas and Walmesley went to Walkers1 Lecters W ed. 28 Nov . Mr Horrobin called and paid in full for College Accountt also his Lisbon Accountt I allowed him ÂŁ5. IS. 6 Fre. 30 Nov. Stayed at home all the familly at Mass St Andrew Sun. 2 Dec. Self at 10 all at L.Fs Chas Moorfieds ... all Except Chas at Vespres Sat. 8 Dec. Mrs Md at L.F. Mon. 10 Dec. Received a Letter from Son George of Froome that Betsey was brought to bed of a Girle on Saturday Morn 30'Ck 8 Decr 1787 being my Birthday before the Stile was Altered wrote him an Answer of congratulation Tues. 11 Dec. I wrote to Mrs Smith the Abbess at Roen 2 to have the peice of Drab at the price it was sent at, also to Maria at Brugess to acquaint her Mrs George was brought to bed of a Daughter Sat. 15 Dec. Walmsley brought word from New York Coffee house from Capt Squires that Son Wm has been in Town 10 days from Quebeck Sun. 16 Dec. Self at 10 L.Fs all at high ... all at Vespres Mr Underhill drank Tea and Supped so did Mr Paul Junr Mon. 17 Dec. Capt Squires called says both he Mr and Mrs Creighton talked to Wm but to no effect he wishes me to be firm Tues. 18 Dec. Self at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Wed. 19 Dec My Birth Day now [63J years Old Self in the Coach 7 o'Ck at Sacra Sanctum Fri. 21 Dec. Chas at Mr Websters Self and Walmsly at Moorfields 10 o'Ck prayers ... Received a Letter from Dory at Froome that George's Child not yet Baptized but Expect it his day and if so she comes on Monday to Town Sun. 23 Dec. all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespres Mr Underhill drank Tea Mon. 24 Dec. Dory came from Froome but Indifferent in health She left them all well 1 2

This was the John Walker .wh.o had b.een assistant .at Usher's School; he became the leading elocutlOlllst of his day; a fnen.d of Dr. Johnson. Rouen. The Poor Clares; founded 1548. After the Revolution they settled at Haggerston Castle, Northumberland, where the Abbess, Mary Catherine Smith died on 20 Jan. 1799. See C.R.S. XII, 68.


1787

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

257

Tues. 25 Dec. Xday all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespres Wed. 26 Dec. Self and all at high L.F. no Vespres Thurs. 27 Dec. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at 11 L.Fs Fri. 28 Dec. Mrs Md at L.Fs ... Chas went to Barbican before Tea aboute Spectacles Sat. 29 Dec. all at L.Fs St Thos of Canterbury Sun. 30 Dec. All with Mr Groombridge at L.Fs ... all at Vespres 1788

Tues. 1 Jan. All at L.Fs high ... all at Vespres Fri. 4 Jan. my Eyes very Bad Mrs Md at Mr Lindoes, In the Morn Lindoe came home to me both did the N essesary Also Walmersley Chas did not go Sat. 5 Jan. Mr Horrobin said half past 7 o'Ck Self Mrs Md and Walmesley at Sacra Sanctum Stayed at home the day Eyes very bad Sun. 6 Jan . Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy in the Coach at L.Fs at high . . . all at Vespres Fri . 11 Jan . after Dinner Danl brought me a Letter from Son Wm for the Blew Post great Russell St he observes I had noted his Bill for ÂŁ90 which Bill if I did not pay he must go to Prison he has absconded from his Lodging and wants Mony, this Letter came before Dinner but Chas for reasons best known to himself did not chuse I should See it, but as above related Chas pleaded much for his Brother whom he says he meet some days since by Accident Sun. 13 Jan. Chas went out at 9 o'Ck drest Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at high L.Fs ... only Dory and Lucy at Vespres ... Chas came home to Tea said he had been a great walk & Dined at the Spring Garding Coffee house after he went to 2 Even Lectures Mon. 14 Jan. Paid ÂŁ3. 3. 0 which is in full for the Chappell at Moorfeilds Sun. 20 Jan. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs at high ... Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Mon. 21 Jan . Received a Letter from Wilkinson of St Omers that some alteration will take place in that College also a Letter from the Abbess at Roen that Shed sell our Cloth and then remit the Mony Per Mr Brown Sun. 27 Jan. Self with Mrs Md Dory and Lucy in the Coach to L.Fs ... Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Wed. 30 Jan. Mr Marsden,! Sacerdos, Dined with us, he came to See Charles 1

Edward Kitchen, alias Marsden; b.c. 1741; Douai, oath, 14 Aug. 1766; on mission 1773; Lartington; succeeded Dr. Gibson as President of Douai, 30 July, 1791, but proved ineffective; d. 3 Jan. 1793. See Kirk; Ward, Dawn, II. 72. Q


258

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1788

Sat. 2 Feb. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs got 2 Candles being the Purification S1;tn. 3 Feb. all at L.F high Chas at Moorfeilds .. . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Messrs Horrobin Syres drank Tea with us Syres talkd much to Dory abo ute Mr Eustons Son &c Mr Weedall Supped with us Chas came from his Lecture at 10 o'Ck Wed . 6 Feb . all at L.Fs ... Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.F. 11 o'Ck Sat. 9 Feb. Chas at Horrobins for leave for Meet S1-tn. 10 Feb. all at high L.Fs . . . all Except Mrs Md and Dory Eate Meat Mrs Md Lucy and Self at Vespres brought home Mr Mare Wed. 13 Feb. Mr Weedall says Mrs Hennage will be glad to dispose of her Daughter to any good respecyable Catholic Thurs. 14 Feb. Chas at his Even Lecture Sun. 17 Feb. all at L.F hight .. . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Messrs Underhill Syres and Horrobin drank Tea with us Tues. 19 Feb. dined by myself after at the Catholic meeting1 free Masons Coffee house, propose Applying to Mr Pit as he gave leave to Mr Farmer 2 &c & to meet again Thursday sevenight Wed. 20 Feb . Owen told Mrs Md that Son Wm was seen by Mr Friend going several times to Church End Finchley in a fine Chariot Sun. 24 Feb. all at L.Fs hight Chas at Moorfeilds . . . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres in which time Cos Brooke called to invite Dory to go to the 8th day of Hastins tryall 3 at Westminster Mon. 25 Feb. Dory went in our Coach With Cos Brooke to Hastins Tryall She returned at 4 o'Clock much pleasd Tues. 26 Feb . Self at Mr Hornyolds he thinks Mr Pit with whom Mr Farmer was to converse with yesterday will be favorable Wed. 27 Feb. Mr Hudson of St Pauls gave me a Ticket for the Oratorio Dory and Cousn Brooke went to it Thurs. 28 Feb. Attended the Catholick Second meeting at free Masons Tavern Thurs. 28 Feb. Attended the Second Catholick meeting at free Masons Tavern, when Mr Farmer informd us he had again seen Mr Pit to whom he delivered the Catholick memorial which he very politely received and he thought it all very reasonable but said he could give no Advise or say further untill he Mr Pit had Shewed it to the Council, the meeting came to a resolution unanimouse to send a Letter to Mr Pit to forward this buisness, that we might not loose the Sessions, got home at 3 o'Ck Fri. 29 Feb, being Leap Year. Mr Hudson of St Pauls called and again brought 2 Orders for the Oratorio ... Self and Dozy at the Redemtion Oratorio liked it well 1 2

3

See Ward, Dawn, 1. 126. William Fermor, a friend of William Pitt The trial of Warren Hastings began on 13 Feb. 1788; it dragged on until 1795.


1788

THE MAWHOOD DI.RY

259

Sun. 2 March . all at high L.Fs ... Self Mrs Md Lucy at Vespres Mon. 3 March. Self at Mr Siddals moorfeilds who behaved rather with great hauture on my Observing how dirty his Chappell was called on Hornyold not at home Mr Greenham observed Siddall falls out with everyone who contradites him Thurs . 6 March . he thinks this not a propper moment for the Catholicks to apply to Parliament . .. Chas keep at a great distance from me and is very Secret Fri. 7 March. wrote Mr George to know how Mrs George is her Child being now Innoculated as also for blew Livery &c Mr Webster called he drank Tea with us Chas appointed to meet at his house at .ll o'Ck toMorrow and go to Chelsey to take leave of Mr Marsline] Sacerdos who goes for Gosport next Tuesday Sun. 9 M arch. all at High Tues. 11 March. after Tea Chas went to his Spouting Club Sun. 16 111arch. All at high L.F .... some Altercation with Mrs Md and Dory seemd to want to direct other than I thought propper . . . meet our people at Vespres came home in the Coach, after some Altercation again, went out rather in a passion returned to Tea Chas went to a Lecture Tues . 18 March. I See Mr Frizell, ArchBish Butler2 was there and 12 or 14 other Irish Gentlemen Wed. 19 March. Mrs Md and Self at Lindoes did the necesary Thurs. 20 March. Mrs Md Self and Walmesley at Sacra Sancm L.Fs all at high L .F . . . . all at Tenebris Good Friday. 21 March. Shops Shutt ... all at L.Fs Morn and at Tenebris Holy Saturday. 22 March. all at L.Fs to after 9 o'Clock Easter Sunday. 23 March. all at High L.Fs ... Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought Mr Underhill also Mr Forester Senr called they drank Tea with us M on. 24 March. all at Hight L.F. Tues. 25 March. all at high L.Fs Mrs Simister dined with us after which Chas said he was going to Vespres and to look at a Telliscope T hurs. 27 March. Mr Meers Dined with us who gave me a letter privately from George that Betsey had received a letter from Wm and that he intended them a visit a Froome directly , I answered same post George, that Wm as he Observed and I were not on Termes owing to his Extravagance 1

2

John Marsland, b.c. 1738; Lisbon, 1752 ; Douai, 1756; Priest, 1763; Scarborough, 1773; Dou ai (convictor), 1775; Ugthorpe, Whitby, 1777 ; celebrated two marriages a t Sardinian Chapel, 1784-5; Gosport, 1788; chaplain to Richard Walmesley of Alverstone, 1802; W oburn Lodge, Surrey, 1811; Kensington; d. 9 Aug. 1817. Gillow, Lisbon, 229; C.R.S. , XIX, 386; C.R.S. XII, 135. If this' is the Bishop John Butler previously mentioned (see above p. 67), then W.M. was in error in calling him Archbishop, for John Butler had , in December 1785, succeeded to the Jacobite Barony of Dunboyne; h e married and apostatized.


260

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1788

Sun. 30 March. all at high L.Fs ... all at Vespres brought Mr Mare & Underhm home Wed. 2 April. Chas attends to the Shop buisness ... Messrs Horrobin and Barnard drank Tea with us Thurs . 3 April. Dr Johnson Dictionares 2 Vo came this day from Mr Kearsleys ... Dory and Lucy went with Mr Groombridge to the free Masons concert Cos Brooke drank Tea with us he promissed to be trust for Wm &c had much talk with him he promissed secrecy, Chas went with him to the Antiquerian meeting and Royal society Sun 6 April. all at high L.Fs ... Self walked to Vespres heard after Mr Lindoe at the Ship I paid in full there 8s Mr Underbill drank Tea with us Sun. 18 April. all at high L.Fs heard Son Wm and Mr Peter Paul were at Froome ... all at Vespres brought home Mr Underhill self at Mr Archers Sermon, Mr Webster would not go up because it was an Alehouse Thurs . 17 April. Paid to Mr Dubgam ÂŁ2. 2. 0 for Childrens Charity Sun. 20 April. all at High L.F. Fri. 25 April. Mrs Md and Dory at L.F St Mark Sun . 27 April. All at high L.Fs . . . all at Vespres after heard Mr Underhills Sermon after he and Mrs Jones drank Tea with us after to our Church heard the Mesiah gave 10/6 Tues. 29 April. shewed Mr Edwards our parson, the Letter for our Ca tho lick meeting 15 May he wishes us well . . . Chas at his Spouting meetingl Fri. 2 May. Fuller Senr & Junr say the Decenters wont apply to Parliament this Sessions, they also say these great Apperent faillures should not be protected but let fall Sat. 3 May. Mr Bennett the Monk called he thinks little will be done for the Catholicks Sun. 4 May . all at high L.Fs at Vespres Self a the Sermon heard Mr Greenway he and Horrobin drank Tea with us Tues. 6 May. Penius turned the Harpsichord Webster taught after 10 days absence Lucy Charles at his disputing Club Webster Supped Dory at the Opera with Miss Forester Fri. 9 May. Dory received a Letter from Betsey at Froome that Wm was still at their house that he had taken a house and land of Mr Everet at Hornisham at ÂŁ70 Pr Annm and the house was now repairing and young Paul had sent Miss George a Silver Correll and a jarr of Mangoes to Mrs George Betsey begged I would hit a device to get Wm away, on which I wrote George that his Cloth was of late very bad which he must alter or it would not do and that he must get rid of Wm how he can inclosed a Letter for Mr Everet which I begged George to give or send 1

The Spouting Club (an accepted term) was the practical side of the elocution course.


1788

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

261

him or speak to him which he thought best, but that I should pay no Debts .. . Meet Dr Rigby Sun . 11 May . all at high L.Fs got rather affronted by Mr Danby Mrs . Md and Self and Lucy at Vespres Mr Mare and Horrobin drank Tea with us Mon. 12 May. all at high L.Fs and at Vespres Tues. 13 May . Self called and See Mr Barnard Sacerdos mentioned what Mr Lamb had Observed to me on the Catholics having more privileges after See the Bishop who was in a hurry just mentioned I could wish to tell him what I had heard for his direction in the Catholic buisness he said he supposed I had told Barnard and hed hear it from him Thurs. 15 May . Self at Catholick meeting Mr Pit desires us not t o bring in our Bill until next year will be our friend Sun . 18 May . all at Hampsted hear Mr Hussy I spoke to him after Thurs. 22 May . all at high L.Fs . .. all at Vespres Sat. 24 May. gave ÂŁ20 Draft to Chas Dory and Lucy for their intended jorney to Bruges next Monday with the two Miss Huttons and a young boye to St Omers Sun. 25 May. Self to See the Fire in Sutton St See Mr and Miss Niemans after at L.Fs all there ... all at Vespres brought home Messrs Mare and Horrobin to Tea . . . Chas Supped at home, we took very amicable leave of Each other in peace Mon . 26 May. awoke at 4 o'Clock the Stage came with 2 Miss Huttons and the little Boy t after 5 o'Ck Chas Dory and Lucy came to our bedside and took leave they set of in the Stage 1 before 6 o'Ck . .. Mrs Md and Self at Complin Tues. 27 May. Mrs Md and Self at 11 o'Ck L.Fs after at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary, See Mr Willacy there Horro bin will say for us toMorrow i after 7 o'Ck Wed. 28 May . Self Mrs Md Walmesley at Sacra Sanctm Sun. 1 June. Self at 10 and Mrs Md at high L.Fs ... We were at Vespres after Tea I walked in Charterhouse Gardins Sun . 8 June. Self and Mrs Md at Hampsted heard Mr Hussey Tues. 10 June. Called and See Horrobin and I paid him the ÂŁ10.10.0 sent from St Omers by Chas Sat. 14 June . Received a Letter from Mrs George that Wm had two Waggons Load of Furniture from Bath to his New house of Everetts and that he said not come to Town untill the Account ran, they wish Wm away George is very uneasy I answer this Letter Id have no concern with Wm untill he was in Prison advised George not to Lend or be Bail or Security for him that Id keep him in Prison &c Sun. 15 June. Mrs Md and Self at Hampsted Mr Hussy said Mon. 16 June. a Letter from Dory at Bruges Chas not returned as he promissed wind contrary Dory setts of next Monday through St Orner Fri. 20 June. Received a Letter from Mrs George that Wm will


262

THE MAWH OOD DIARY

1788

be in Town they read him part of my Letter at which he was Offended. George advised his Coachman to take the horses to his Mistress but he said he could not do it without her Order She threatens to arrest Wm if She could find him Wm went to Bath and from thence to town in the stage told his Servants to get bread and meat for those who served George but George circumvented him in this will keep his Servants untill Sunday and then advises them to get to Town as well as they can Sun . 22 June. gave Christr Maltus Mrs and Miss Cox a cast to Highgate, Mr Hussy will call and hear Christr next Thursday Morn hell breakfast with us at Finchley Tues. 24 June. Mrs Md and Self came to Town to breakfast, found Dory and Lucy at home they arrived last Sunday Morn by the Mail Coach from Bruges were they wa ted Several day for Chas at Dover they learned from Mr Payne that Chas went for Ostend last Wednesday found a Letter from Son Wm Dated the 22 June from Gloucester Coffeehouse Piccadilly wherein he seems to show great repentance and wishes to be directted by me in all thi , I consulted Mr Lamb and Mr Bull who wished me to Answer it I did that if his repentance was sincere I proposed and if it meet his Ideas to allow him £100 Per Annm and pay the Expences of his journey Either to St Omers or Bruges this Letter I sent Per Danl to the above Coffee house Wed. 25 June. found Wm arrested for £47 went with Holker and paid the Mon y took him home gave him £11. 11. 0 and set him of for Dover so to Bruges wrote a Letter by him to Maria to Allow him 25 Pr Quarter Sun. 29 June. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at Hampsted took Christr who went to his Duty to Mr Hussey and at Sacra Sanc. just as Dinner was serving up Son Chas came to Finchley he arrived from Bruges Saturday Even, he meet Wm at Dover whom he see in the Paquet boat at 3 o'Ck he gave him 2 Shirts &c Mon. 30 June . Son Wm Footman wished to See his Master also wanted me to provide for him, he Cryed and said he had no friends Wed . 2 July. Self and Mrs Md at Mr Lindoes did the nessesary Thurs. 3 July. Mr Horrobin said for us. Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanc. Fri. 4 July. Answered George's Letter to get Wm aggreement from Mr Everett and to let the Upholdster of Bath have his goods back abo the Ironmonger Sat. 5 July. this Day I spoke to Walmesley very hardly aboute his being absent he was very Politely civil and promissed never . more to do the like I told him if he did Id speck to his friends and cancel his Indentures Sun. 6 July. all at Hampsted Hussy said he is not very well Fri. 11 July. Wilkinson arrived at our house Sat. 12 July. Messrs Horrobin and Wilkinson dined with us after


1788

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

263

Tea Self Wilkinson Chas Mrs Md and Lucy went in our New Coach to Finchly found all well Sun. 13 July. Wilkinson said for us Christopher there, Chas and Self overset in boa te Mon . 14 July. Miss Beazley dined with us to show Dory to make flowers for Bruges Convent Sat. 19 July. worked in the Gardin . . . Mr Horrobin and Chas came to Tea here Sun. 20 July . Mr Horrobin said Sun. 27 July. All at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy Cos Brooke came at 12 o'Ck he Dined Mrs Beazley still here after Tea the London Barber came to Dress me and Chas Mon . 28 July. I wrote a long Letter to Maria, that Wm must give me more than fine words to convince me of his sincerity for fear of which I shall not pay any Debts for 1 2 or 3 years I intend his staying at Bruges Sun. 3 Aug. all at Hampsted Chas walked it Mr Hussy said gave Mrs Cox a cast cut 2 Mellons Sun. 10 Aug. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy See Plowden his Lady and familly Wed . 13 Aug. Dory had Altercation with Chas aboute taking or wanting something out of his Room which he keeps now allways shut when we are in Town ... Mr Horrobin advises in regard to Chas to keep the staff in my hands. Mr Brocklebank says Chas seems to relent of what he said to Dory, I found him weeping in the Counting house but we did not speak at parting to Finchley Thurs . 14 Aug. wrote a Letter this Mrs More informing her what I had done in regard to Miss Burlton and that I send her a Cheese from Olivers brother our love to Wm and to beg Maria to let us know how he does &c Fri. 15 A~tg. after breakfast self Dory and Lucy walked to Hampsted, See and had conversation with Mr Hussy Sun. 17 Aug. it rained so hard we all stayed at home said the Absent prayers Sun. 24 Aug. all at Hampsted heard Hussy he and Mr Robinson dines with me next Tuesday Tues. 26 Aug. Son Chas came to Dinner also Messrs Hussy and Robinson and drank Coffee went away at 4 o'Ck Wed. 27 Aug. Self at Lindoes did the Nessesary Sun. 31 Aug. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at hampsted heard Mr Hussy Mon. 1 Sept. our Gardner Brown has a Summons from Justice Brittle to attend at the Gatehouse to swear to his Parish Fri. 5 Sep. after Dinner found Chas very amorous with a Girle of the Town at my door on my taking Notice of this, he wissled I told Walmesley I hoped hed not coppy after him Sun. 7 Sep. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy


264

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1788

S1Itn. 14 Sep. all at Hampstead, heard Mr Hussy gave Is to poor woman Mon. 15 Sep. Chas stayed breakfast at Finchly and Dined, We finished the Calvery Sun. 21 Sep. all at Hampsted heard Mr Hussey Fri. 26 Sep. Mrs and Mr George arrived at our house Sat. 27 Sep. after Dinner George and Chas walked to Finchley just as they were gone, the Bruges post arrived with a Letter from Wm to Charles I took it with me Mrs Md George Dory and Lucy in the Coach to Finchley Sun. 28 Sep. all at Hampstead heard Mr Robinson, but Mr Hussy is not gone to Wiltshire as he proposed but said Y esterda y for the Spanish Embassador Yesterday Thurs. 2 Oct. Self at and See Mr Horrobin, he seemed rather Shy in regard to the Chapplin for F roome See Mr Brown he aggrees with me it will be a good thing at 50 or ÂŁ60 Pr Annum and enough Sun. 5 Oct. got up at ! past 6 o'Ck a so so night at Hampstead heard Mr Hussy Wed. 8 Oct. After breakfast t before 7 o'Ck Mr and Mrs George set out in our Coach to the Swann holborn bridge for Froome it goes in two days gave them Grapes and 2 Bottles Shrub1 Sun. 12 Oct. all at Hampstead Heard Robinson Tues. 14 Oct. Mrs Md at L.Fs Sun. 19 Oct. Dory and Lucy at Hampsted heard Mr Hussy Sat. 1 Nov . all at L.Fs at high Sun. 2 Nov. all at Hampsted Chas and Webster walked hear Mr Robinson who says Spanish Chapell open the 1st Sunday in Advent Mon. 3 Nov . Chas and Webster walked to Town theyre to send Mr Horrobin to help Christr Malters to Die . . . Mr Horrobin came to Tea he heard Christr Confession I attended Tues. 4 Nov. Self got up t after 5 o'Ck I went with Horrobin to Christr Maltus he received all the last rights, I gave him Is Fri. 7 Nov . Self at Mr Lindoe did nessesary he has had the Palsy will go with us Monday to Finchly Barnard and Horrobin will dine with us on Wednesday tis reported the King was dead2 Sat. 8 Nov . Self at L.Fs and Walmesley at Sacra San Sun. 9 Nov. all at Hampsted heard Robinson he says the King cant long survive his Illness Mon. 10 Nov . our new Maid was Drunk Saturday night the king still alive but like to Die ... brought Mr Lindoe down to Finchly to Dinner Wed. 12 Nov. Mr Lindoe said for us at 8 o'Ck I stayed at Finchley at 12 o'Ck Messrs Horrobin Son and Chas and Mr Greenway dines with us and drank Tea after which they went to Town Thurs. 13 Nov . Mr Lindoe Said for us at ! after 70'Ck 1

2

Drink made from acid fruit, sugar and rum. TIllS was George Ill's first attack of madness.

He lived until 1820.


1788

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

265

Sun. 16 Nov. all at Hampsted heard Mr Robinson Sat. 22 Nov . See Mr Lamb who is very low Spirited in Affairs so is Messrs Hussy and Robinson least the King should Die Sun. 23 Nov . all at L.Fs at high Chas at Moorfeilds Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespress brought home Miss Forester to Tea her Brother came for her at 8 o'Ck She says her Father See a Gentleman who was in the Kings Room related several acts of Madness Tues. 25 Nov. Self at Spanish Chappell See Mr Talbot bless it walked with Mr Butler Senr after Dinner Sat. 29 Nov. called at Spanish Chappell See Messrs Hussy and Ro binson tryed the Organ Sun. 30 Nov . Self and Chas at Spanish Chappell I opened the Organ Combrune there Hussy preached his Sermond much like all at Vespres L.Fs Sat. 6 Dec. Self at Mr Lindoes did nessesary . . . Chas at home this Even and several before he behaves better to me Sun. 21 Dec . all at L.Fs at Vespres brought Mr Horrobin home with us he drank Tea Thurs. 25 Dec. Xsday . . . all at L.Fs Fri. 26 Dec. all at L.Fs Mon . 29 Dec. all at L.Fs St Thos of Canterbury 1789

Thurs. 1 Jan . all at L.Fs at high all stayed from Vespres in was so cold Sat. 3 Jan. Dory and Lucy at their Duty this Morn Sun. 4 Jan . all at L.Fs self walked to Vespres. Mon . 5 Jan . self and Mrs Md at Mr Lindoes did necessary Tues. 6 Jan Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanc. all at high L.F Sun. 11 Jan. all at L.Fs Sun. 25 Jan. all at L.Fs high Chas at 10 moorfields Mr Meers Dined with us said Vespres at home Sun. 1 Feb. Self at 10 and high L.F, only self at Vespres after heard Mr Underhill he after drank Tea with us Mon. 2 Feb . all at L.F. at high Thurs. 5 Feb. at Mr Lamb See him he says the Decenters will be troublesome Called on Mr Hussy abo ute the poor Spaniard, not at home Fri. 6 Feb . he Mr Leader says the Prince and Mrs Fitz2 agree very well and that no other Lady is in the case Sun. 8 Feb. all at High L.F. Chas at 12 L.Fs ... Self only at Vespres Mr Underhill drank Tea with us 1 \!

A building separate from the Spanish Embassy in York St. Its erection was due to Dr. Hussey. Mrs. Fitzherbert (1756-1837) , nee Maria Smythe, and the Prince of Wales were married on 21 Dec. 1785. The illness of George III caused much speculation on her future.


266

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1789

Fri. 13 Feb . at Mr Lambs he has no opinion of a Change of Ministry, if it happens he'll sell out Sun. 15 Feb. all at L.Fs high no one at Dinner Self at Vespres Mr Horrobin Drank Tea with us Mon. 16 Feb . Mr Brown Sacerdos very III Sun. 22 Feb. all at High L.Fs self called on Mr Brown he is mending in health Self at Vespres Mr Julians paid me in full by Draft on Wrighfs for Mrs Weld of Bruges ÂŁ30. 14. 6 he and Mr Gaffy with Forester Junr and Mr Mare drank Tea with us the 2 last supped with us Wed . 25 Feb . all but self at L.F. Sun. 1 March. all at High L.F. Chas at Moorfields called on Mr Brown Sacerdos has better Self at Vespres brought home to Tea Messrs Underhill and Hoorobin, he says a Catholick Bill is to be fraimed by Lord [blank]! on our signing a declaration of our principles Mon. 2 March. See Mr Lamb he thinks we shall do harm by our Bill beware of the Decenters Sun. 8 March. all at L.Fs Self at Vespres at Mr Underhil1s Sermon Tues. 10 March . This night great Illuminations for the good King's recovery Self Lucy and Walmsley walked to See some of them Wed. 11 March . at Mr Hornyolds, he says Talnot as signed our Bill, that Butler and Bishop Berrington are gone to Bath and into the North to get it signed when our Bill will be brought into Parliament and which he thinks will pass Mr Sheppard2 Sacerdos Died Sat. 14 March. Mr Addis Sacerdos calld Sun. 15 March . all at high L.Fs Chas at Moorfeilds ... only self at Vespres Tues. 17 March. Self at Mr Horrobin all the Clergy have signed the protestation and the Bill goes forward Self played the Organ for Web be St Pa tricks Fri. 20 March . Self and Chas went to the Catholick meeting at the Crown & Anker 3 agreed to an address to the King & Queen4 also our Bill will be brought into the Parliament house before or a little after Easter Sat. 21 March. Co us Brooke and Mr Greenland went with us to York St Chappell Mr Hussy preached and Te Deum was sang to the Kings recovery Sun . 22 March. all at L .Fs did the Gregorian Te Deum for King George the 3d recovery Tues . 24 March. Mr Waterhouse of our School5 sent me 7 boys for 1 2

3

4 S

Stanhope. The Bill referred to here was the famous Protestation. See 'iVard, Dawn, I, ch. 7 John Sheppard, chaplain at Hammersmith Convent. See Ward, Dawn, 1. p. 147 On the King's recovery. See Ward, Dawn, p. 154, for text. 'Our School' probably means the Catholic Charity School, Lincoln's Inn Fields. The earliest reference to it is in the year 1764. It was the first school of its kind established by Catholics.


1789

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

267

our choir . . . t hey came to our meet ing but Mr Greenham was not there but Mr Danby thinks theyll do Wed. 25 March. all at L.Fs high Fri. 27 March . at 11 mass L.Fs after Dinner did necessary at Mr Lindoes all at Complin Sun . 29 March. all at York St Chappell heard Mr Archer ... Self only at Vespres brought home Messrs Horrobin Underhill and Mare Wed . 2 April. Self called on Hudson of St Pauls hell attend at the Oratorio Dory Lucy and Chas went to the Oratorio I gave Chas ÂŁ1. 1. 0 to pay Fri. 3 April. at Mr Hussys see Mr Robinson no Sermon next Sunday Sat. 4 April. Self at Mr Hudson's of St Pauls theyre to go next Saturday to L.Fs Palm en Sunday 5 April. all at high L.Fs Chas at Moorfields he heard a Sermon all Eate Fish Self at Vespres walked home with Mr Lindoe he drank Tea with Wed . 8 April. Self and Mrs Md at Mr Lindoes did necessary Thurs . 9 April. Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanctum and at 11 o'Ck L.Fs after at High and Tenebris Good Friday 10 April. all at L.Fs and Tenebris Dory Lucy Chas and Walmesley at York St Chappell heard Hussy Sat. 11 April. Mrs Md and Lucy went in the Coach to be at the beginning of the Service at L.F. Mr Husdon sent word he could not come to See our Ceremonies Self at High L.F. Chas I believe at Mr Horro bins for necessary Sun . 12 April. Chas I believe at Sacra Sanctum all at L.Fs Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres Self and Miss Forester at Underhills Sermon Fri . 17 April. See Mr Horrobin Catholick Committee meeting Sat. 18 April. Called and See Mr Homold, he says Mr Farmer &c are now with Mr Putt we Demand everything in our Bill which will be in the House next tuesday he thinks the Decenters Bill waont pass that we shall at least have the Decenters privileges Sun. 19 April. all at high L.Fs Self at Vespres ... heard Mr Greenway, Mr Horrobin came home with me and drank Coffee See Mr Chas Butler he gave me a coppy of our prayer to the house of Lords, he says he thinks all with do well in our favour Mon. 20 April. See Mr Jeffreys he prevaricates in our Catholic regard he thinks their Bill wont pass,1 they would have joynd us in the Bill but 2 years since we were offended they mentioned us with disrespect but thinks theyll not oppose us Tues . 21 April. Called and See Chas Butler related all I had heard at Fullers, he says our Prayer will not be presented till Friday for fear that on Thursday the thanksgiving the Methodists should 1

It was rej ected on May 8


268

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1789

cry no popery he wished me to make interest with any parliament men . See Mr Lamb who says Ld [blank] being a disenter is not a propper person to Open our BilP in the Lords, Nor Ld Beacuham2 in the Commons I told Butlers Clerk of this on my return. Mr Horrobin called went round St Pauls all together tis through him Mr Corney3 invited Dory to See the Kings procession to St Pauls Thurs. 23 April. Dory Lucy Chas Horrobin went at 6 o'c1 in our coach to Messrs Barrett & Corney Mrs Butler Fritzherbert &c &c there they dined there came home 8 o'Ck Mrs Md and Self at Mr Attfields See the King &c procession came away 11 o'Ck4 Fri. 24 April. Mrs Md and Self went at night to see the Illuminations in the Citty Dory Lucy Chas Walmsley and Horrobin went by themselves to se Do returned at 1 o'Ck the Morn Sun. 26 April. Self Mrs Md at 10 o'Ck L.Fs after to [FinchleyJ See Sir Jno Webb5 and asked him if the Committy had received a mesuage from Mr Pitt since last Monday he answered he did not belong to it and knew nothing abo ute the matter Thurs. 30 April. Mr Lawson6 the Jesuite drank Tea with us Sat. 2 May. Mrs Md and Self pd 6d Each for Admittance in St Pauls Cathedral to See the decorations made for the 23 April the King Queen were there Sun. 3 May. all at L .Fs high ... Self walked to Vespres after heard when Dr Rigby Tues. 5 May. Dory and Lucy at West End of Town meet Mr Underhill who says out bill will come to nothing ... I See Fuller Senr he says Pitt is against their Bill which wont pass neither its thought will the Catholic Do which comes into the house of Commons this day? Mrs Md and Self walked in Wilderness Gardings Thurs. 7 May . Self and See Mr Lamb he wishes me to keep Wm at Bruges; he says he thinks our Catholic Bill is a queer one and brought in strangely S~tn. 10 May. all Except Dory and Lucy at 10 L.Fs Thurs. 14 May . meet Mr Burgess who is in parliam[ent] he promised to be the Catholick friend drank Tea with them Fr~. 15 May. Called and See Butler at his Chambers told him what Burges Fuller and Jeffries said At which he seemed pleased and 1

2

3 4 5

6

7

The whole matter was postponed. See Ward, Dawn, I, Ch. 8 The arrangement was that Lord Rawdon should introduce the bill in the Lords, and John Mitford (afterwards Lord Redesdale) in the Commons. Thomas Corney, laceman. He married Dorothy Mawford, 20 July 1791. at St. Bartholomew's. The public Thanksgiving of the King's recovery Sir John Webb, 5th Bart. of Great Canford, Dorset, d. 24 April 1797 buried St. Pancra. Thomas Laws on, junior, S.J.; b. 20 March 1720; professed 2 Feb. 1754 ; held several offices in Belgium; after suppression (1777) he came to London and served in Hammersmith; d. London 11 July 1807. See Foley. John Mitford (Lord Redesdale) signified his intention of bringing in such a Bill in 1790. See Ward, Dawn, I, p. 159.


1789

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

269

said he was to meet the Catholick Committee at 9 o'Ck this night, that our bill would come on in the Common next week and he thought we should get something by it, that the Decenters were more disunited than we Sun. 17 May. Self Mrs Md and Chas at 10 L.Fs Thurs. 21 May . All at L.Fs high Sat. 23 May. See Mr Butler Senr he thinks we shall get some privileges by our Bill but perhaps not this year Sun. 24 May . Self Mrs Md and all at L .Fs 10 o'Ck ... Dory and Lucy at high Sun . 31 May . all at L.Fs at high Self at 7 also at Sacra Sanc. Mon. 1 J une . all at high L.Fs Tues. 2 J une . all at 11 L.Fs Sun . 7 June. all at Hampstead herd Mr Robinson after conversed with him Mr Barnard the Banqr and Mr Gehagine they think something will be done this Week in Parliament for the Catholicks Thurs. 11 J une. Self at Lindoes did the necessary Mrs Md also Fri . 12 June. Self at L.Fs at 7 o'Ck Mrs Md also Sun. 14 June. all at Mr Husseys 10 o'Ck he said and read a discorce See Also Mr Barnard Gehagine they said our bill would come on this Week Fri. 19 J une. See Old Fuller he says in the end we shall succeed in our Bills to Parliament Sun . 21 June. all at Highgate heard Mr Robinson he says our Catholick Bill is at a stand at present. I served at prayers. I stayed at Highgate to get Shaved Sat. 27 June. Mr Horrobin called says Mr Siddall is dead Mr Underhill succeeds him at Moorfields and Mr M'carty at L.Fs Sun. 28 June. all at Hampstead Mr Robinson said Mon . 29 June. L.Fs high after Dinner Self and Mrs Md at Lindoes did Necessary Tues . 30 June . Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanc. Mr Horrobin said at our Town house ... The Person called, a Mr Purser who lodges at Mr Homewoods No 240 near little turnstile Holborne says he gave Wm £192. O. O. and is very Uneasy not knowing if Wm is dead or alive or Even, where he is, he bought it in March last and has not received any Interest Wm not having sent a Certificate Purser Offers it now at £150. I told him I thought hed be well off if he could get £100 for it and we parted. Sun. 5 July. all at Hampstead heard Robinson Tues . 7 July. See Mr Horrobin he talked with me of Dory and [blank] thought it would be a good match also the Lancashire Lady for Son Chas says there are 9 or 10 Children that the father is a Silver Smith and principal Banqr at Lancaster and recommends me to Mr Cox the refiner for his carractar Sun. 12 July . all at Hampstead heard Mr Hussy Mon. 13 July . Mr Underhill Sacerdos Dined and took Tea Wed. 15 July . Received 2 letters from Wm one for Mrs Md the


270

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1789

other for Dory he wishes to come to Dover and Sware before a Justice that he may receive his ÂŁ12 Pr Annm from the man who bought his half pay Sun. 19 July . all at Hamsptead Heard Mr Robinson Tues. 21 July . Mr Lamb called on me here he wishes me to have no concern in buying Son Wm half pay but to keep him where he is he says he can make oath before on of the Majestrates and a Notary at Bruges which certificate will be Allowed at our War Office Wed . 22 July. Mr Thos Divetts is III at Muswell hill Thurs. 23 July. I called at Muswell hill See him had some religious talk which he thanks me for but said he could not have faith Sun. 26 July. all at hampstead heard Hussy gave Mrs Cox a cast meet Mr [blank] at Mass Sat. 1 Aug. Son Chas having been very late at night several times this week, I asked him if he was ready to go to Finchley with us he said no he should stay in town, on which I called him into the Counting House, and taxed him a matrimonial connection and told him I hoped hed not introduce a beggar, on which he behaved very impertinently and we had great altercation indeed and we parted Sun. 2 Aug. gave Mrs Cox a cast to Hampsted heard Mr Robinson . . . Mr Corney called on Chas in Town at 9 o'Ck and stayed till 11 o'Ck their chief talk on Matrimonial Matters Tues. 4 Aug. Chas gave me a Letter Mr Corney sent him that he intended a connection to Dory if he thought it would be Accepted of Sun. 9 Aug. all at Hampsted gave Mr Cox a cast Mr Hussy said for the last time he having let his house 1 to Col. Sharp Hussy says hell keep on York St as long as he can Sat. 15 Aug. we called on Miss Nieles Hampsted got leave to go there on Sundays Sun . 16 Aug. all at Hampsted Mon . 17 Aug. Self a Mr Lindoes did Necessary T~tes. 18 Aug. Self at Sacra Sanc. Mon. 24 Aug. We are to have all the Chaplains of L.Fs Tues. 25 Aug. all Stayed at Finchley at 1 o'Ck all the Chaplains of L.Fs Except Mr Julians came to Dinner at Finchley also Lindoe Mr Horrobin and Mr [blank] were very merry and after Tea all Except Lindoe went to Town Sun. 30 Aug. all stayed at Finchley Mr Lindoe said a preached an Excellent Sermon Mr and Mrs [blank] at our prayers Mon. 31 Aug. Mr Lindoe said Chas served him Wed . 2 Sept. Messrs Barnard Horrobin and Chas came to Finchley to Dinner after Tea they and Dory and Lucy went in Coach to Town to see Bartholomew fair Sat. 5 Sept. Self and Mrs Md and Mr Lindoe came to town to breakfast 1

Not traced.


1789

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

271 Sun. 6 Sept. all at 10 L .Fs Mon. 7 Sept. after Dinner Mr Horrobin called: he stayed Tea we left him with Chas Sun. 13 Sept. all at Hampsted Mr & Mrs Plowden there Tues . 15 Sept . See Mr Lamb he says the Pope will be brought low indeed and the French ruined! Sun . 20 Sept. all at Hampsted took up in the Coach Mrs and Miss Cox Mr M'acarty I spoke to him and to Miss Nihill aboute high pra yers which they agreed to Wed . 23 Sept. I see Fuller Senr he says the people are not quite ripe so as to take off the Test and other Laws which now Exist but that they soon will . . . I called at Miss N eiles at Hampsted and taught the Lays [Ladies ?] Webbes Service which is intended for next Sunday Fri. 25 Sept. went to Town by Hampsted taught the Ladys Webbe Service Sat. 26 Sept. Plenius came with me Chas also we called at Hampsted I taught the ladys Sun. 27 Sept. all at Hampsted gave Mrs and Miss Cox a cast performed Webbs Service and did it very well Tues. 29 Sept. at L.F. 11 o'Ck See Mr Broomfield and Mrs Butler Sat. 3 Oct. prepared for Mr Lindoe but he was not at home ... Chas stayed in Town for the Cold Bath Sun. 4 Oct. all at Hampsted gave Mrs and Miss Cox a cast had high prayers , Mr Plowden very civil T~tes. 6 Oct. Callee on Mr Lindoe not at home I See Mr Barnard who says the attempt to build Chappells had been better omitted and attend to those we have all ready ... at 4 o'Ck Self at Mr Lindoes did necessary See a Dr Bue 2 there and a Mr Ballas 3 drank Tea there Mr Barnard Lindoe Horrobin Stayed preparing all the Even Wed . 7 Oct. Self at Sacra San Dr Rigby said ... after Dinner I returned by Self through Hampsted called at Miss Neils Mr Bellas there rehearsed Webbs Service to perform it next Sunday Sat. 10 Oct. received a Letter from Maria Bruges that Wm was served with a Summons from Ostend At the Sute of Mrs Machensen for ÂŁ10. 7. 6 and that Revd Mother has answered payment S~tn . 11 Oct. all at Hampsted gave Mrs and Miss Cox a cast Mr 1 2

3

The Bastille was taken on 14 July. There are only two or three indirect references in the diary to the French Revolution. John Bew; ed . at Sedgley Park; Douai 1769; St. Gregory's Paris, 1776 ; oath, 1778; Procurator, 1782; priest 1784, D.D. 1784; Superior, 1786 ; came to England at Revolution; President, Oscott 1794-1808; President St. Edmund's, 1817-1818; d. Havant, 2S Oct. 1829. See C.R.S. XIX, lSI1'/. (portrait), XLIV, IOn.; Gillow; Kirk. Isaac Belas (Bellass, Bellaris), Sedgley Park, 1771-1773; entered Douai 22 May 1773; priest, 1783 or 4; professor; General Prefect 1784-6; on mission 1786. Information from "Prefect of Studies Book," St. Edmund's.


272

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1789

Bellas said had high Mass, I asked Mrs Plowden l to sing which she agreeing to I went in their Coach to North End She sang over the Service She plays very fine Mon. 12 Oct. Wrote to Maria that I would pay Mrs Maknenseys Debt of £10. 7. 6 as Revd Mother has engaged but none in future Sat. 17 Oct. after Dihner Self and Chas called at Miss Neiles who will have the Harpsichord in Order for high prayers to morrow after at Plowdens but as they were at Dinner I only took my two Books of the Service for Dory to practice Sun. 25 Oct. Called and See Mr Brown Sacerdos Mon. 26 Oct. Called See Mr Lamb he reprobates the Conduct of our Bishops on disapproving our taking the Oath2 Tues. 27 Oct. See Dr Bew at No 4 and Mr Gifford after we went and See Butler at his Chambers he is uneasy at the Bishops determination in regard to the Oath, he has since seen Bishop Gibson who is Mild but Bishop Talbot has lost his memory his brother a thing of nothing but Bishop Walmsley Obstinate he still hopes something maybe done Sun. 1 Nov. all Saints Chas and Mr George heard Mr Hussy York · St Mrs George and us at High L.Fs Self only at Vespers. Mon. 2 Nov. all Souls all Except Mr George at L.Fs Thurs. 12 Nov. I see young Howard, he says his father is not yet come to Town that he has arrested 5 or 6 french Noblemen,S and has got good Bail, one other in France now Owes him £1600 Sun. 15 Nov . We were all at 10 L.F. Sun. 22 Nov. all at L.F self at 10 Also See Mr Huddleston he says the Patriots of Brabant4 are victorious and will gain the Country . . . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought home Mr Underhill, had much altercation with him aboute Mr Webb he stayed Tea and went home Tues. 24 Nov. Self at Mr Homyholds See his Son he says the Committee had 3 meetings last week and have settled it that our Bill will at all Events go into parliament this Sessions, and that the 4 Bishops will they think be brought to have no Objection to the Oath Fri. 27 Nov. I received a Letter from Maria that Wm wished to Enter having been solicitated among the Patriots of Brabant See Mr Lamb on it he agrees to his Entring as Capt but not to raise a troop of horse wrote and Answer accordingly with my consent, Sent it by Lumby per post Sun. 29 Nov . All at high L.Fs Chas at Moorfields ... Self and Mrs Md at Vespres brought home Mr Julian and Mr Mare to Tea, 1 2 S

4.

Dorothea Plowden, she composed "Virginia," a comic opera, damned at the first night at Drury Lane. See Gillow. See Ward, Dawn, I, chapters 9 and 10. Presumably emigres. The revolt of the Patriots of Brabant against Joseph Il ended when the Austrians entered Brussels in December 1790.


1789

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

273

much talk abo ute our Bishops conduct respecting our Bill and Oat h now depending Tues . 1 Dec. wrote a second Letter to Maria concerning Wm entring the Patriots of Brabant and if he thinks it safe ld Cl'othe the Soldiers to know their uniform and to be directed by Rev'Mother, just as I had sent this to the Post Chas received a Letter from Wm but as he did not mention anyone who had offered him promotion which Marias Letter did and upon which I wrote The Letter I again wrote Maria, that I was now at a loss and I thollght it but prudent not to Enter the Patriots unless they gave him a Company, and from the day of Entering to be paid as Captian I sent this Second Letter of this day to the post also, Chas wrote an Answer to his Brother perswading him to Enter Sun . 6 Dec. Chas at York St heard Mr Archer all at L.Fs high Self and Mrs Md at Vespres Self at the Ship sermon, I gave ÂŁ2 . 2. 0 for Co ales and recommended Mrs Gee ... Chas heard Mr Underhill at Mr Archers room at 7 o'Ck Sun . 13 Dec. Self at 10 all at high L.F ... Self and Mrs Md at Vespres brought Mr Horrobin home to Tea Tues . 15 Dec. I answered Wms Letter and left it to his judgement to Enter horse or foot in Brabant I would furnish his person for either and that I would allow him as usual at all Events if he remained Dutifull and Saving Thurs. 17 Dec. I paid Mrs Gasking ÂŁ10 in full for half a year which Expired within a few days of her late Mothers Death which was aboute 10 Days since Fri. 18 Dec. At Mr Lindoes did nessesery Sat. 19 Dec. Mr Horrobin said at our house at Sacra Sanc self Sun. 20 Dec. all at high L.FS ... Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought home Mr Mare to Tea Chas at Mr Archers Sermon Mon. 21 Dec. my late Brother Thos1 Birth day he would have been 21 years older than me Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.F. 11 o'Ck Wed. 23 Dec. Received a Letter from Wm who is now applying for a Liet Co Is Commission in Brabant of the horse Thurs. 24 Dec. Called and See Mr Lamb showed him Wm Letter of the 18th lnst to which he was so kind to Dictate an Answer he disapproves everything but truth how can a Liet of Foot pretend to be a Lieut Col of horse, he thinks a Company of Foot would do for him very well Xmas day Friday 25 Dec. Mr Horrobu1 said at our house Mrs Md at Sacra Sanc all at high L.Fs also at Vespres Sun. 27 Dec. Self called on Mr Julian he says all goes well in Brabant all at hight L.Fs ... all at Vespres after Self and Chas heard Mr Ballas first discource Mon. 28 Dec. all at L.Fs 11 o'Ck 1

According to the St. Bartholomew Registers, Thomas Mawhood was baptised on 11 Dec. 1709 and buried 17 ov. 1752. R


274

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1790

Tues. 29 Dec. wrote a Letter of all I had wrote to Wm that She might better advise him, that Id have no concern in Clothing Regts Sent Wm his 2 Commissions by the Post 1 790

Sun. 3 Jan. All at L.Fs at high .. . Self Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres we brought home Mr Horrobin to Tea Tues. /j Jan . Self at Mr Lindoes did Nessesary Wed. 6 Jan . Self in the Coach at first prayers L.Fs at Sacra Sanc all at Vespres brought home Mr Gabb Sacerdos Sat. 9 Jan. Received a Letter from Maria that Wm tells falsitys but is in hopes he get some promotion he has received his 2 Commissions I sent Pr post Chas Received a Letter also from Wm that he was in hopes of succeeding Sun. 10 Jan. all at L .Fs See Mr Huddlestone he says tis very safe and he should be glad to Execute any orders from Brabant ... Self and Mrs Md and Lucy at Vespres brought Horrobin home to tea Tues. 12 Jan. he Mr Lamb says leave can be got of the Secretary at War to be signed by the King for Wm to Enter among the Brabanters Sun. 17 Jan. all at L.Fs high . . . Mrs Md and Self at Vespres ¡brought home Horrobin and Mr [blank] to Tea Sun. 24 Jan. Self at 10 L.Fs all at high, the Revd Mr Gaffy for the Bishops Messrs Underhill for the Committy . . . Mrs Md and Self at Vespres See the Revd Mr Wilks he says all will be well, the Committy and Bishops will aggree hel dine with me next Sunday Tues. 26 Jan. Bishop Talbot died this day agd 64 yrs 1 Sun. 31 Jan. all at high L.F. Mr Wilks Sacerdos dined with us after to Vespres Self and Mrs Md he took his leave, brought home Mr Hottobin to Tea Tues. 2 Feb. all at L.Fs Candlemass day ... a meeting of Cat holick Preists this day previous to their Chusing a Bishop which is to be to Morrow Thurs. 4 Feb. Called and See Mr Butler he says of the Bishops and Committee have agreed the Oath to be the same as the declaration Fri. /j Feb. Self at No 4 See Mr Horrobin and Barnard Meat is allowed for Lent, hopes the Bishops and Committee will agree to meet again in a few days Sun. 7 Feb. Self at 10 at high L.Fs Chas at York St he heard Mr Hussy Self at Vespres brought home Messrs Mare and Horrobin to Tea Wed. 10 F eb. Dory received a Letter from Maria that Wm had presented his memorial at Bruges, the Success of which hazardous 1

For an appreciation, see Ward, D awn I , 199-200.


1790

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

275

Count Patin! is appointed Col, that his journey to Bruges has cost him much mony and that he must be obliged to go again to Brussells if Count Patin comes away Sun. 14 Feb. Self at 10 and all at high L.Fs See Mr Huddleston he says the Castle at Antwerp is taken by the Brabanters Self at Vespres . . . Self Mr Mare and Chas at Bishop Office heard Mr Gaffy Tues . 16 Feb. Received a Letter from Maria that Wm was Likely to get a Major of horse and desires leave to take up ÂŁ50 of Mrs More for his Expences of travelling to Brussells and Clothing himself &c which I aggreed to as Per Letter sent this Even Per the Post Wed. 17 Feb. all at L .Fs Except me Thurs . 18 Feb. all at Bishop Talbots Deirge at L.Fs this day is the Elections 2 of a Bishop for our Dioure [?] Mr Berrington it is thought will be electted ... Called and See Mr Hornyold he says the Catholick oath is Altered and our Bill will be brought in after the Decenters Bill is decided on Fri. 19 Feb. Self and Mrs Md walked to Compline; Mr Horrobin said he was engaged Mr Underhill and Cos Brookes drank Tea with us Sat. 20 Feb . Mr Wansey called says the Decenters are now conviening a Nation Meeting and are to Devide England into 9 or 10 Districts ... Mr Edwards our Parson called and he wished at the desire of Sion College3 to know how many Catholicks my familly consisted of say Decenters Bill wont pass, on this I acquainted Mr Butler who think we shall no Difficulty in our bill the Oath is now Settled will please everyone Mon. 22 Feb. at and See Mr Lamb aboute a person to be got off Transporta tion recommended to me by Mr Dungam Fri. 26 Feb. Self and Mrs Md at Mr Lindoes did necessary and at Compline Sat. 27 Feb . Mr Horrobin said t after 7 o'Ck Mrs Md and Self at Sacra Sanc Sun. 28 Feb. all at high L.Fs walked it having no horses ... Self only at Vespres heard Mr Jones4 at the Ship Thurs. 4 March. we went to the New Chappell which will be opened on Passion Sunday meet there Mr Ackland the Parson of Christ 1

2

3

4

The draft of a letter gives his name etc., as Le Comte de Patin, Sergent Major de la Gendermerie de Flandres a Bruges. For this matter see Ward, Dawn, 1, ch. II. At this period, Sion College was near St. Alphage Church, London Wall. It was a College for the Clergy with charitable fund. No explanation has been found for its interest in the Catholic population. Of the several priests named Jones, the most likely one seems] ohn ] ones, S.].; b. 7 July 1721; St. Orner; entered Society 7 Sept. 1739; professed, 2 Feb . 1757; served mission in London till his death, 31 May 1803. See Foley. R*


276

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

1790

Church also meet there Mr Hunt Mr Jones and Mr Richard Smith! Sacerdos Sun. 7 March . Self at 10 & high L.Fs ... Self only at Vespres Tues. 9 March. Chas see Homyold he says our bill wont come in this Sessions Received a Letter from Maria with a small draft from Ct Patin Son Wm gone with him to Brussells no hopes of promotion Wed. 10 March. See Mr Barnard at No 4 very civil See Mr Lamb he has got the Pardon of Mr Burges for Mr [blank] recommended by Gungam Thurs. 11 March . got a poor Irishman recommended by Mr Greenham through Interest of Aldm Clerk into St Bartholomew Hospital Sun. 14 March . Mrs Md and all at high L.Fs Mr Archer opened Warwick St Chappell2 and Webbe Junr the Organ ... Self only at Vespres Mon. 15 March. Self with Lindoe to See the Old Organ for St Georges feilds Cha ppell 3 Wed. 17 March . I played the Organ L.Fs for Webbe Fri. 19 March . Self with Mr Lindoe to try the Organ at Mr Lincolns Holborne Sun. 21 March. Self at St Georges feilds at our Chappell opened the Organ Webbe there a good quire Mr Hussy preached Son Chas and Groombridge there I gave £2.2.0 Chas 10/6 & Groombridge 10/6 ... after at Vespres Do and Chas Mon. 22 March. Self at Lindoes Appointed to meet him at St. Georges Chappell . . . meet Lindoe and Committy St Georges I gave £20 to be paid the preists I am now a Committee man at their Desire Mr Beacham gave Chas £5. 5. 0 for St Georges Chappell Wed. 24 March. called on Mr Lindoe see Mr Griffith4 there Sacerdos, I am to meet the Committee next Monday 11 o'Ck Thurs . 25 March. Self Mrs Md Dory and Lucy in Hackney Coach to L.F. at high Also at Compline 5 o'Ck Sun. 28 March. Self and Chas at St Georges Chappell I played the Organ again at Vespres Mr Underhill disappointed us preaching Wed. 31 March. Mrs Md and Self at Mr Lindoes did the Nessessary after at T ene bris 1 l!

3

4

Richard Smith; b. 12 Dec. 1725; Rome, 16 Oct. 1741; priest, 1 Feb. 1750; on mission 1750; d. 6 May, 1808. See C.R.S. XL, 197 ; . XII, 100. Rebuilt after the Riots. See Ward, Dawn, I, 190-193; it was henceforth under the control of the Bishop. The original chapel was in Bandy Leg Walk, Southwark; opened in 1786 ; the new site was in London Rd., and was in use (though unfinished) in March 1790 (see below). The formal opening was in 1793, see Bogan, The Great Link. John Griffiths, b. 19 Sept. 1753; ed. Sedgley Park, 1765-1767; Douai, oath 1 Feb. 1775; to Valladolid; taught philosophy, 1782-1788; St. George's-in-Fields; d. 3 Nov. 1815. See C.R.S., XXX, 206, 212, XXI, 130. See Bogan, The Great Link .


1790

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

277

Th-urs. 1 April. Mrs Md and Self at Sacra Sanc after at high L.F. all Except me at Tenebris L.Fs. Sat. 3 April. Brown the Taylor brought home the two Beales great Coates which I intend giving St Georges Chappell also 2 sta ves with a X on top look Sun. 4 April. Self and Chas at St Georges Chappell after Setting down Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs Mr Jones preached Mrs Simister Dined with us, set down as above at Vespres Self and Chas at St Georges, Mr Bellas preached brought him home to Tea Mon . 5 April. called on Shreriff Baker paid him for the two Black Coach horses £76. 2. 6 the 2! Guineas I am to give to St Georges Chappell all at L.Fs Tues. 6 April. Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs Thurs. 8 April. Self at Moorfields Chappell I paid Mr Greenham £2. 2. 0 for the dry rot of the Chappell ... See Mr Kirvan at the Chappell Mr Olivers Brother called his is moved from spittlefeilds Sat. 10 April. got Lumley Mason into our Hospital at Mr Gaffy Sacerdos who knows Mr Bercley of Gente, says he failed 4 years since supposed to be now at Liege in flanders, he goes to Lovain next tuesday Thurs. 15 April. Mr Hunt wished me to go with him to St Georges Committee, I refused as I dislike their plann of building Sat. 17 April. Mr Lamb sent his Servant to speck with me this Mom I went and found it was for me to get 2 Securities for Rumbold whos pardon is now making out in £40 for his good behaviour for his term of transportation to Botony Bay Called on Hussy only see his Servant who said he would tell his Master I wished to See any of the Berringtons related to him I called after at Newgate See Rumbold but found he could command no friends on which I calld on Mr Josh Dungan who will be one Security and I must be the other as Mr Lamb as I thought seemed rather to decline it as such I send Mr Lamb a Letter by Walmesley Sun. 18 April. All at L.Fs Chas at St Georges ... Self and Chas at St Georges at Vespres Mr Lindoe preached and drank Tea with us Mon . 19 April. he Mr Lamb sent word back that he and Mr Burges would be security for Rumbold Sun. 25 April. at high St Georges Jones preached . . . Self and Chas at Vespres St Georges, Dr Rigby preached and came home with us to Tea Thurs. 29 April. Self called and See Mr Lamb I went with him in his Chariot to Mr Burges and Mr Rumbold will be released from Newgate and all fees paid by Mr Burges, but Mr Lamb says he Expects them to be repa yed him Sun. 2 May. Self and Chas at St Georges at high all the rest at L.Fs Walmesley meet us there, he Chas and Mr Brooke went in their boate to Hammersmith Self again at Vespres St Georges


278

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1790

Altercation Mrs Md gave the frenchman 2 Mases of Ames to coppy and his Libera also Wed . 5 May . I was taken III getting out of Bed a great Noise and giddiness in the head and loos of speach for 7 or 10 minutes Thurs . 6 May . Mr Lindoe came I did the Nessesary Fri. 7 May . Mr Horrobin called promised to say for me to Morrow Sat. 8 May. Mr Horrobin Said Self at Sacra Sanc Sun. 9 May . Self and Chas at St Georges Chappell . .. Thurs. 13 May. all at L.Fs Sun . 16 May . Self and Chas at St Georges Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs .. . Self and Chas at Vespres St George's brought home Mr Mare and Lindoe to Tea after all walked to See the fire Long Land and at Charterhouse Gardins Wed . 19 May. Mr Daniel of St. Georges fields called and shewed me 2 letter he Received from Mr Jones Sacerdos I promised to be at the Committee to Morrow Thurs. 20 May . not very well this Morn . .. could not go to the Committee Sat. 22 May. Mr Horrobin called to say a War Sun. 23 May. Dory and Lucy at Sacra Sanc Self walked to St Georges high prayers . . . after Dinner at Vespres Do Tues . 25 May . Mrs Md and Self at Mr Lindoes did Nessesary Fri. 28 May . I went in the Coach meet Mr Robinson who said the Organ would be delivered to me as I should Order without any Order from him or Mr Hussy took Mr Gray Junr Organ maker to Mr Airs Oxford St See Mrs Airs She will Deliver the Organ to him hell send for it this Even and put it up at his house for me to See if anything is wanted or any addition to be made as the Committee may approve of Sun. 30 May. Self at St Georges . . . Do Vespres, disapproved Bellas preaching and at the Committee of School Wed . 2 June . called on Mr Hussy only See Mr Robinson I wished to know how long we might have the Spanish Organ as Mr Gray says it will cost 35 Guineas to repair it Mr Robinson says hell consult with Hussy aboute it and let me know by letter as the Committee is to meet next Fiday Thurs . 3 June. Self did Duty for Mr Webbe Morn and Even ... Mr Horrobin drank Tea with us Fri. 4 June. The Kings Birthday agd 53 years Received a Letter this Morn from Mr Hussy that he was willing that the Spanish Organ should be at St Georges Chappell and that if it should be taken away, that the Sum of 35 Guineas should first be paid being the mony the Committee intend to allow Mr Gray for repairing it I attended the Committee and it was orderd that I have full powers to aggree with Mr Gray aboute said Organ Orderd also Letter to be wrote to Mr Lincoln that his Organ will not so but if he pleases he may leave it at the Chappl 2 Months or take it away as he pleases Self walked to L.Fs to Complin


1790

THE

MAWHOOD

DIARY

279

Mrs Md in t he Coach to Do Mr Archer Sacerdos advises me to have no further to do with St Georges and Organ Mr Gray called aboute it but I put him off for a week or 10 days Sun. 6 June . Self walked to St Georges Chappell I played high prayers Organ faulterd . .. all at Lincolns Inn Mr Bellas drank Tea Mon . 7 June . a Mr Loveday called with a Letter from Chas Dated 6 June t hen at Margate that he went in Walmesleys Boate to Dunkerque and Ostend and to Bruges See Maria and Wm that Chas would come to Town Wednesday or Thursday and would make amends for his over staying his 14 days Wed. 10 June . Mr Horrobin said at our house Self and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanc Mrs Md and Self at Compline after Self a the Committee St Georges they confirm a former resolution that I Mr Grey to appaise the Spanish Organ in its present state and aggree with Mr Gray at 35 Guineas to repair and put up the said Organ in St Georges Chappell Fri. 11 June. Son Chas came at 12 o'Ck from Margate, he has been at Dunkerque at Ostend and Bruges with Mr Walmeley Senr in his Boate says he See Wm and Maria both well Sun. 13 June. all at Hampsted heard Mr Horrobin Mon . 14 June . went to Messrs Broadril & Co got a tickett for 4 persons to hear Vogleirl the great Sweedish Organist a fine pIa yer indeed Sun . 20 June. all at Hampsted Mr Horrobin performed gave Mrs Cox a cast there and back Chas and Horrobin walked back to Finchly to Dinner after Tea Horrobin Dory and Lucy walked out Mon. 21 June . after breakfast Mr Horro bin and Chas walked to Town Sun. 27 June . I walked to highgate and got shaved and drest gave Mrs Cox a cast to hampsted Mr Horrobin said Thurs . 1 July . Dory and Lucy at Lindoes and Sacra Sanc Self and Mrs Md at Do did nessesary Fri . 2 July. Mr Horrobin said at my house Selfe and Mrs Md at Sacra Sanc ... See Mr Lamb he says things are bad indeed worse than Cromwells times he hopes a revolution in favor of french King Sun. 4 July. Selfe Mrs Md Chas Dory and Lucy at Hampsted with Mrs Benham from highgate Mr Horrobin said Tues . 6 July. Mr George came from Froome Fri. 9 July. Mr George received a Letter from Betsey that She and her child are very III as such he means to return this afternoon to Froome Sun . 11 July . all at Hampsted heard Mr Gildart 2 gave Mrs Cox a cast See Father O'Lary there 1

2

Georg ]oesph Vogler (1749-1814), not Swedish but German. Usually styled 'Abbe Vogler'; ordained priest in Rome. He was Kapellmeister at Stockholm; made many tours as an organist. Browning's Abt Vogler recalls his name. George Thomas Gildart; b . 25 Apr. 1764; ed. Sedgley Park, 1774-1777 ; Valladolod, 12 Sep. 1777; Hammersmith, 1787; various missions afterwards; d. Feb. 1827. See C . R.S., XXX, 204; XII, 174.


280

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1790

Sat. 17 July. Mr Hind Sacerdos Dined with us Sun. 18 July. gave Mrs and Miss Cox a cast to Hampsted Mr Gildart said Thurs. 22 July. I was at 12 L.Fs Mr Underhill said had much talk with him and the Sardinian Secretary he says all Urope is at variance . . . Called on Mr Gray not at home See his wife and Man the Spanish Organ is getting forward the Case all most done, but I object to a Clarion Base and prefer a Trumpet base being an Octave lower Sun. 25 July. all at Hampsted Tues. 27 July. Self and Chas and Messrs Horrobin Barnard and Hind set of ! past 10 o'Ck for Finchly they Dined and drank Coffee and Tea with us Wed . 28 July. Robers got into our Stable and took all Owens Clos great Coat and Blew seat Cloth, also they took rope belonging to top sail and a small curtain from N essesery house Thurs. 29 July. allarmed in the night We got up Examined the house turned out nothing got a great Cold Sun. 1 Aug. all at Hampsted Mr Gildart said also Father O'Lary said gave Mrs Cox a cast Miss Neihill Senr has been III of a Fever which flew to her head but now is well is greatly affread of loosing her Scholars they beg of me to contradict all idle reports they talk of high prayers for next Sunday we brought home Mr Gildart Sat. 7 Aug. Owen our Coachman has got the Itch he began taking brimstone &c for it Sun. 8 Aug. Self Mrs Md Chas Dory and Lucy at Hampsted had high prayers Mr O'Lary preached gave Mrs Cox a cast Thurs. 12 Aug. Messrs Hill and Bardeloe and Capt Hayman drank Tea with us he brought Dr Arnes Mass in 3 parts for which I pd him ÂŁ1. 1. 0 Sun. 15 Aug. all at Hampsted Mr Jones said High Mass gave Mr and Miss Cox a cast See Mr Corney there, Plowden &c Tues. 17 Aug. Self at Mr Lindoes did the Nessesary Sent Chas to Mr Lambs with a Mellon he says all is peace ... Mr Corney calld aboute Dory I am to call on him next Tuesday Wed. 18 Aug. talked with Dory abo ute Mr Corney She wishes to be settled but is indifferent to him Thurs. 19 Aug. I also Called and See Mr Gray but the Organ is not finished: the Diapason Stop does not speck at all Clear which I complained of at which he seemd much offended Sun. 22 Aug. all at Hampsted had high Tues. 24 Aug. Mr Corney called as by appointment we had much talk after which I went with him to his house Examined his Book of partnership with Mr Barrett for 5 years Wed. 25 Aug. Mr Corney came in a post chaise as it rained at 6 in the Even I told him I could not think of hurrying the buisness At present I was not satisfied with his statement of it he proposed


1790

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

281

Mr Butler Senr as a third person to Explain and satisfy me I told him I must take 7 or 10 days to consider after which If I thought a probability I had no objection of Seeing Mr Butler Senr Mr Corney he drank and wine and we parted Fri. 27 Aug. Dory acquainted us of a Letter She received from Maria in which She says Wm has run off with Miss Patain Count Patains Daughter of Bruges they have taxed the Protestant Minister he says he never married them The Countess her Mother was perswaded to Sue him for a Rape, but She refused they Excapted by only 3 hours to St Quentin in Picardie, he desires Maria to send Letters to him directted to Monsr Md Poste Restante St Quintin in Picardie Mrs Md in very great Affliction at this News ... See Mr Fuller Senr and Mr Chattres they are of oppinion Mr Corney makes nothing clear that Miss Md stoopes and picks up perhaps worse than nothing, as nothing is Clear, and all parties says by Corneys great hurry and Speeches Miss Md seems not his principal Object but the present fortune and future Expectations all this I told Dory Sat. 28 Aug. converced a great deal with Mrs Md aboute the Affair of Corney . . . in consultation with Mrs Md and Dory it was determined to break it off at the desire of Dory, provided I would permit her to have little parties in the Winter Months which I aggreed to Sun. 29 Aug. all in the Coach to Hampsed to Prayers gave Mrs and Miss Cox and footman a cast Mr O'Lary performd at high Mrs Plowden sung and Dory Mon. 30 Aug. After breakfast Charles set off for London and after Dinner proposes going to Froome and to stay 10 days Tues. 31 Aug. 30 A ugst 1790 Mr J. Cy Sir we have considered Your proposals and do not find them elligible I did not deliver the above Letter but I called and delivered the Contents verbaly to Mr Corney my self . . . Mr Lamb advises that Dory should write to her Sister Maria and to inclose Mr Simsons Letter to Wm wherein he wishes Wm to name the Sum he owes Wm and he will pay, She is also to insist that wether Wm is married or not to Miss Pattain if he comes to England his Sallery will be withdrawn, but if he keep abroad it will continue to be Allowed him as before Thurs. 2 Sep. I see Mr Hill and he waves having a plattform for the Organ at St. Georges Chappell, all the Gentlemen and he wish me to open it next Sunday which I have aggreed t o as such called on Mr Gray and left word for it to be put up to Morrow Sat. 4 Sep. George Fredk Webbe Junr died this Even at Finchly Sun. 5 Sep. Mrs Md Dory and Lucy at L.Fs at high Self at St


282

THE MAWHOOD DIARY

1790

Georges I opened the Spanish Organ ... all at Vespres no Sermon Sun. 12 Sep. all at Hampsted had high prayers Mr Gillo 1 said Mon. 13 Sep. Mrs Webbe Senr Miss Webbe amd Mrs Brown and little boy drank Tea with us walked in the Garding a Sang Songs Sun . 19 Sep. all at Hampsted I served O'Larys prayers not more high prayers Mon . 20 S ep. Son Chas came home from Froome this Morn 10 O'Clock very well so is Mr Mrs George and familly Sat. 25 Sep. Mr Cleghorn2 called with Mr Horrobin he goes for St Omers to Morrow I sent an answer to Monsr Hiecq's Letter. Sun . 26 Sep. all at Hampsted Thurs. 30 S ep . Selfe at and See Mr Lamb he says there be a War advises me not to layout mony. Sat. 2 Oct. Self at 10 L.F. Mr Jones said Sun. 3 Oct. we went and Mrs Cox to Hampsted Spoke to Miss Nih ills , they want high Mass again Sun. 10 Oct. all at Hampsted Sat. 16 Oct. received a Letter from Monsr Hiecq I paid Mr Jones ÂŁ3. 3. O. for the Charity of Moorfields which I desired hed give to Mr Greenham or Mr Dungan Sun. 17 Oct. All at Hampsted heard Mr Gildert Mon. 18 Oct. [the last entry] Chas and Mr Gildart went to Town

1

2

Possibly John Gillow, D.D.; b. 25 March 1753 ; Douai, 3 Oct. 1766; professor until Oct. 1791 when he went to York; President, Ushaw, 1810 ; d. 6 Feb. 1828. Thomas Cleghorn, b. 1748. A successful merchant of London, who, on his conversion, went to St. Orner and acted as assistant Procurator; imprisoned during Revolution; came to Old Hall where he spent the rest of his life; he taught arithmetic; his charity earned him the name of 'The good man of Odey Green'. He died there on 16 June, 1823, was buried under the old chapel; now under the sanctuary of present chapel. See Ward, St. Edmund's; C.R.S., XV, 159.


INDEX


INDEX An asterisk indicates a priest. M.=William Mawhood. Note: Events in the lives of the M awhoods are not indexed ; these can be followed by the dates in the Chronology, pp. 17-20, above. Abel, K . F., 69 Absent prayers, 263 Acton, Sir Richard, 188 Addis, Joseph*, 203, 209, 216, 224, 237, 266 Allen, Jerome*, 113 American War, 89, 110, 153, 159 Amherst, Lord, 141 Anderton, John Evangelist*, 142, 180, 201 Anstead, William*, 29, 34, 72, 74, 75, SO, 81, 83, 84, 109, 116, 123, 124, 144, 169 Arboin - , 25, 58, 207, 221 Archer, James*, 161, 165, 166, 169, 177, 184, 186, 187, 188, 195, 199,201, 206, 207, 216, 241, 243, 260, 267, 273, 276, 279 Armenian priest, 250, 252 Army clothing, 28, 46, 134, 159, 165 Arne, Cecilia, 26; Michael, 25, 58, W3; Thomas, 25, 31, 87, 96, 103, 120, 124; conforms, 118; death, 123; his Masses, 27, 29, 34, 36, 45, 46, 58, 60, 125, 149, 164, 215, 278, 280 Arts and Sciences (Society), 173 Arundell, 8th Lord, 254 Atkins - , 174 ff., 186, 218, 223, 225 Atwood - , writing master, 110, 221, 225, 233, 235 Bach, John Christian, 69 Ball, Edward*, 108, 118 Balloons, 212, 213, 215, 222, 225 Barker, Colonel, 120 Barnard, James*, 26, 29, 45, 47, 48, 68, 81: to Lisbon, 113: 181, 182, 189,190,192,194,198,201,204,206: life of Challoner, 212, 215: life of Labre, 219, 231, 234, 239, 240, 241, 244, 246, 248, 251, 264, 269, 271, 274, 276 Barrington, Sir William, 155 Bath, visit to, 49, 253 Bartholemew Fair, 96, 201, 270 Bavarian Chapel, see ' 'Embassy Chapels" 285

Belas (Balas), Isaac*, 271, 273, 277, 278, 279 Belasyse, Charles, * 173 Benediction, 71: the only mention apart from Le Salut at St. Orner. Bennet, Thomas Bede*, 188, 249, 260 Berington,Joseph* (Bishop), 125, 184, 266, 275 Bew, John*, 271, 272 Bishop, Henry*, 230 Blendecques (Blandyke), 43, 66 Blount, Charles*, 247 Bolton, Joseph*, 60,68, 100, 103, 120, 125, 133, 137, 140, 141, 143, 148, 149, 150, 156, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 169, 171, 172, 180, 181, 182 ff., 185: death, 204 Bolton - ,* (Yorks.), 231 Bower, William*, 37 Brabant, Patriots of, 272 ff. Brewing, 32, 83 Brocklebank, M.'s chief clerk, 164, 167, 174, 183, 202, 208, 217, 236, 237, 249, 263 Bromfield, J., 25, 29, 81, 85 Brookes, John Charles, 31, 33, 55, 75, 9~ 10~ 10~ 12~ 15~ 15~ 16~ 16~

172, 195, 206, 210, 215, 248, 249, 258, 260, 266, 275, 277, Browne, Peter*, 30, 39, 86, 119, 136, 137, 146, 150, 160, 171, 172, 180, 189, 215, 216, 245, 264, 266, 272 Bruges, visits to (1778), 131: (1780), 156 Bull, Frederick, 68, 69, 70 Burgess, Matthias*, 125, 142, 144, 15~ 16~ 16~ 16~ 18~ 18~ 19~ 20~

210 Butler, AIban*, 44, 48, 58: Lives of Saints 98, 209 Butler, Charles, 45, 47, 48, 56, 68, 74, 100, 103, 109, 110, 114, 124, 126, 140, 142, 144, 146, 147, 151, 160, 163, 165, 178, 185, 192,266, 267, 268, 272, 274, 275 Butler, James, 142, 144, 216, 269, 281 Butler, John* (Bishop), 67, 76, 259 Byfield, organ builder, 27, 37, 112 Byng, George, 207, 208


286

INDEX

Carleton, Sir Guy, 171, 173, 178 Carpue - , 55 Carr, Samuel, Rector of Finchley, 158 Castle, The (No.4), 238, 272, 274, 276 Catholic Committee, 142, 146, 192, 222, 239, 251-2, 258, 266, 267-9, 274 Catholic Relief Act (1778), 125: oath, 127, 235, 254 Challoner, Richard* (Bishop), 23, 37, 42,43,49,61,102,103,104,114,115 : advice, 97, 118, 120, 141, 142, 160 : confessions, 61, 84, 85, 87, 89, 101, 104, 113, 115, 118, 119, 121, 137, 138, 145, 148, 149, 160: sermons and instruction, 59, 70, 84, 85, 87, 89, 98, 99, 101, 113, 118, 119, 120, 121, 1122, 124, 125, 134, 135, 136, 137, 144, 145, 148, 149: Gordon Riots-left London, 150, returned, 154: death, 161 : will, 197 Chapman, Romanus*, 186 Charities, 58, 70, 139, 177 : Bishop's, 116, 196: Charitable Society, 47: Charity for Poor Children, 38, 146, 217, 260: Moorfields, 38, 161, 282 : Schools, 196: Scotch, 47 Charterhouse (London), 49, 84, 87, 224, 261, 278. Christians - , 29, 96, 110, 134, 169 Christ's Hospital, 89, 110 Cleghorn, Thomas, 282 Clinton, Alexander*, 69, 98, 103, 113 Clinton, Sir Henry, 140, 153 Coachmakers' Hall, 138, 251 Cocklain - , musician, 40, 49,158, 59 Coen, Michael Edmund*, 243 Coghlan, J. P., bookseller, 111, 143(?), 148 Communion ("Sacra Sanctum"), 97, 102,103,104,111,113,117,119,126, 137, 138, 145, 160, 163, 165, 166, 168, 169, 172, 173, 177, 179, 190, 191, 196, 202,205,207,208,213,216,219,220, 224,226,227,229,230,231,238,242, 243,245,247,250,252,253,255,256, 257,259,261,262,265,267,269,270, 273, 275, 277, 278 Compline, 34, and frequently throughout Comyns, john, 120-1 Concerts: Crown and Anchor, 23 and frequently to 1774; home, 33, 49, 58, 66, 85, 71, 135, 246: see "Madrigal Society" Confession ("at duty", "the necessary"): see "Challoner", "Lindow" Corney, Thomas, 268, 270, 280, 281 Cornwallis, Lord 159,

Cornthwaite, Richard,* 239, 240, 241. 242, 247, 251, 256 Cox - , brewer, 140, 197, 234, 262, 270, 271, 279, 280 Cox's Museum, 64 Cross, Bernard*, 46 Cuvillier, Francois Guillain, M. 's servant; engaged, 78; frequent references; death, 154; burial, 155 ; effects, 158

Danby, John, 208, 213, 215, 236, 261, 267 Daniel - , 278 Darby, Captain, 134, 159, 164 Davies, Rowland*, 135, 168, 177, 210 Dignam, Charles, 208, 215, 216, 222, 231 Dillon, Richard*, 117, 132, 144, 145, 154, 255 Dissenters, 109, 111, 160, 189: relief, 251, 26~ 26~ 26~ 275 Douai, 147, 163, 186, 211, 229 Douglass, john*, 240 Duane, Mathew, 61, 135 Dungan, joseph*, 219, 242, 260, 275, 277 Dunkirk, 66: Benedictines, 93; Poor Clares, 75, 93, 169; St. Catherines, 93 Dunn, john*, 37, 42, 49, 64, 68, 71, 82, 86, 91, 97, 98

Easter Offering: (C. of E.), 28, 102 : (R.C.), 219 Echalez, joseph, 40 Eden, john*, 255 Edwardes, O. P., Rector of St. Bartholemew, 120, 135, 136, 139, 146, 18~ 24~ 24~ 26~ 275 Elston*, see "Lacy" Embassy Chapels : Bavarian (Warwick St.); 31, 33, 34, 35, 61, 70, 72, 85, 87, 101, 103,104,109,111,112,123,124, 130,133, 136, 159, 160, 161, 171, 174, 208, 215 : reopened, 276 French (Greek St.); 61, 68, 87 Greek (Soho); 71, 72 Neapolitan (Bird St.); 72, 86, 90, 111 Sardinian (Lincoln's Inn Fields); passim: chaplains, 39, 64, 270 : choir, 32, 98, 136, 199: dirges, 25, 33, 57, 63, 98, 99, 112: reconstructions, 133, 147, 161


INDEX

Spanish (York St.); 47, 56, 57; new, 264, 265, 266, 267, 273 Portuguese (South St.); 41,61, 72, 86, 110, 111, 116, 145, 147, 155, 165, 179 Eton, 243 Eyre, Sir James, 174; Vincent, 95, 188, 193 Fasts, public, 111, 123, 136 Fermor, William, 258, 267 Fielding, Sir John, 117, 126 Finch (Smith), 191 Finchley, passim Fitzherbert, Mrs., 265 Fleetwood, Sir Thomas, 33, 35, 36, 38, 57, 75, 115, 141, 156, 159: Lady, 85, 137, 159, 207 Foote, Samuel, 34, 109 Forester - . jun., 189, 190, 207, 212, 216, 219, 231, 259 Fox, Charles James, 210 Freedom of City of London, 140 Freemasons' Tavern, 192, 209, 217, 222, 239 French Chapel. see' 'Embassy Chapels" French Revolution, 271, 279 Fuller, banker, 56, 88, 146, 151, 170 174, 192, 198,211,221,248,260,268, 269, 271, 281 Gabb, Thomas*, 88, 274 Gaffey, Daniel*, 205, 236, 266, 274, 277 Gambier, Admiral James, 124 Gandolphy - , 71, 90 Gardner, - , 219, 221, 224 Gasking, Mrs., nurse, 25 and frequently: pensioned, 218; death, 273 Geddes, Alexander*, 240 Gee, Mrs., 147, 200, 205, 218, 226, 229, 273 Gehagine - , 269 Gentil, Mrs. Frances, 109, 165 George III, 27, 39, 61, 88, 89, 97, 109, 126, 136, 139, 144, 146, 151, 162, 171, 217, 235, 243; illness, 264; recovery, 266, 268 George,George,52,212,245,246,248; marriage, 249; M. visits, 252; visits M., 264, 272, 279 Gerard, Caryll, *108 Germain, Lord George, 143, 147, 151 Gibraltar, 140 Gibson, Mathew* (Bishop), 241 Gibson, William* (Bishop) , 171, 230 Giffard, Thomas, 100 Giffard House, 62

287

Gildart, G. T.*, 279, 280, 282 Gillow, John*, 282 Gloucester St., 150 Golightley, Nancy, 185 Gordon, Lord George, 146; trial, 162 Gordon Riots, 150-4, 212 Gother, John*, 170 Green, J ames*, 30 Greek Chapel, see "Embassy Chapels" Greenham, John*, 128, 135, 136, 137, 147, 148, 155, 156, 158, 161, 162, 171, 177, 182, 186, 189,201,212,219,220, 230,232,235,237,244,246,256,259, 276, 277 Greenway, John*, 264, 267 Griffiths, John*, 276

Hamilton - *, 41, 42, 119, 125, 133, 146 Hammersmith Convent, see "Schools" Hampstead (Mass), 211, 212, 213, 214, 226,227,228,229,230,241,242,243, 244,252,253,261,263,264,265,269, 270, 279, 282 Handel, I srael in Egypt, 26; J udas Maccabceus, 28, 52; Messiah,52, 260 Hankin, John*, 79 Hanne, Mary, 150 Harris, M.'s gardener, 27 ; death,200; widow, 201 Hansard - , 135, 143, 170 Harpsichord, see "Plenius Roger" Hartley, Thomas*, 62 Haslang, Count de, 33, 195 Hasse, J. A., 104 Hastings, Warren; trial, 258 Hawkins, Sir John, 135 Hay, George* (Bishop), 137, 138 Haymaking, 30, 56, 229 Heneage, Mrs., 258 Hiecq, Abbe D.*, 94,98, 101, 103, 104, 105, 114, 124, 131, 132, 157, 172, visits M., 108; 211, 217, 230, 243, 251, 282 Hill, Rowland, 196 Hinde, Francis*, 79, 280 Holker, Lawrence, lawyer, 27, 36, 47, 91, 154, 159, 206, 211, 231, 262 Hornyold, John* (Bishop), 115 Hornyold, Thomas, 89, 164, 218, 222, 251, 258, 259, 266, 267, 272 Horrabin, Thomas*, 147, 148, 162, 164, 166, 170, 171, 180, 182; fro m this point his name appears on most pages Howard, Charles (Earl of Surrey, later 11th Duke of Norfolk), 141, 186, 188, 210


288

INDEX

Howard, Hon. Edward, 25 Howard, Sir George, 173, 192 Howard, Henrietta, 141 Huddleston, Sarah; dirge, 33 Huddleston, Thomas, 102, 189, 198, 202, 207, 216, 218, 254, 272, 274-5 Hudson, Robert, 213, 215, 258, 267 Hughes, john and Mary, 25, 26, 35, 37, 187, 215 Hughes, Mrs., see "Schools" Hussey, Thomas* (Bishop), 114, 133, 144, 159, 160, 162, 167, 201, 204,212,213,214,217,219,142,242, 261, 263, 264; new Spanish Chapel, 265, 269, 274, 276, 278 Ingram, joachim*, 255 Insurance, 57, 82, 140 Islington Wells, 56 jennison, Augustin*, 239 johnson, Lt.-Col. Henry, 143, 190 johnson, Dr. Samuel; Dictionary, 212, 260 johnson (Middlehurst) Thomas*, 112, 168, 196, 210, 213 jones, john*, 213, 275, 277, 278, 280, 282 joseph II, Emperor, 165, 169 juliaens, Charles*, 100, 117, 126, 127, 146, 148, 170, 186, 226, 266, 270, 272, 273 jury service, 30, 71, 138, 193, 198 Kearsley, bookbinder, 212, 260 Kendall, Hugh*, 62, 70, 72 Kendall, Richard*, 62 Keppel, Admiral Augustus, 128, 136 Kew Gardens, 109, 165 Kingston, Duchess of, 88; trial, 102 Kirnan (Kirvan ?), 86, 95, 169, 277 Kirvan -,* 170, 212, 230, 241, 243 Kirkman, Alderman John, 158 Kitchen (Marsden) Edward*, 257 Knapp, Joseph*, 44, 58, 65, 66, 69, 76, 91, 93, 103, 125, 155, 180, 197; visits M., 86, 96; first Mass, 99 Knox, Dr., 162 Kroger, Mrs., 44, 58; death, 59 Lacy (Elston), Francis*, dirge, 84 Lamb, John, army agent, 133, 137, 147, 150, 155, 156, 159, 160, 166, 170, 174, 186, 190, 195,204,208,211,215, 217, 220, 222, 226, 233, 237, 262, 265-6, 268, 270, 272-5, 277, 280

Langdale, 68, 87, 153 Langthorne - , ex-monk, 76, 82, 98. 102, 103 Leigh, Sir Egerton, 145, 230 Lawson, Thomas*, 268 Liddell, Thomas*, 62, 72 Lindow, John*, 26, 150, 162, 163,202. 206,227,232,236,237, 248,260, 276 ~ 277 ; confessions, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168,169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 177, 178, 182, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 196~ 200,203,205,207,208,210,213,215, 218,219,224,226,229,230,231,235, 242,243,246,247,248,250,252,253, 255,256,257,259,261,262, 263, 264 ~ 265,267, 269,270,271,273, 274, 275~ 278, 279 Lindsay, Theophilus, 146, 189 Lisbon College, 237 "Lives of the Saints" (Butler), 98~ 209, 212 London Association, 162, 196 Lord Mayor's Show, 83 Lottery, 39, 69, 82, 101, 117, 134, 145 Lucas, Simon*, 208 Lutheran Church, 111

Maberly, - , 151 McCarthy, Charles*, 252, 253, 271 Mackworth, Lady Ann, 102, 198, 202~ 206, 216 Macaulay, G. M., 254 Madrigal Society, 23, and frequently up to 1772 Maire, Edward*, 216, 239, 246, 250, 25~ 26~ 261, 26~ 27~ 27~ 27~ 278 Mann, Theodore Augustus*, 119 Manning, Robert*, 244 Mansfield, Lord, 71, 152, 162 Margate, 129, 156, 166 Marsh, - , teacher at Sedgley Park~ 63, 72 Marsland, John*, 259 Mass, music for, 33, 39, 46, 84, 208, 213 215' see "Arne" "Paxton" "Webbe"'; Armenian, 250 â&#x20AC;˘ Mawhood, Colonel Charles (M.'s cousin), 23, 31, 32, 38, 45, 85, 90, 99, 101, 110, 112, 118, 120, 126, 128, 155 ; marriage, 138-9; death, 159, 160. Mawhood,Richard, 100,104,165,215 Mawhood, Richard, jun., 75, 101, 114, 127, 165 Melbourne, Lord, 47 Methodists, 161 Middlehurst*, see" Johnson, Thomas" Monckton, General Robert, 120, 121 Moore, Revd. John, 111, 148


INDEX

Moorfields, 45, 70, 72, 81, 82; new building, 127, and frequently to end; re-opened, 203 ~ore, ~other ~ary, 107, 110, 113, 118, 120, 137, 139, 140, 157, 160, 166, 187,194,195,199,208,226,236,242, 263 ~ore, John*, 91 ~ore, Thomas*, 91 ~oravian Church, 109, 221 ~orrison, General George, 180, 196, 216 ~owat, Captain, 120, 125 Mumford, Victor, 80, 92, 93 Mumford, William, 44, 49,57,60,64-5, 76, 101, then frequently until illness, 181; death and burial, 182; will 182, then frequently until settlement, 241 Nassau, John*, 168, 207, 230 Neapolitan Chapel, see "Embassy cbapels" Nelson, - *, 100, 217 Nichols (Nicholas)*, James, 82, 86, 110-1; death, 113 Nihill, ~ss, 211, 212, 228, 270, 280, Norfolk, 9th Duke of, 25; dirge, 117 ; Duchess, 63 Oath, 127, 135 O'Leary, Arthur*, 207, 208, 279, 280, 281 Old Hall Green, see "Schools" Oliver, Andrew*, 233, 235, 241, 243 Organ, 27, and frequently at home, at Embassy Chapels, and at St. Orner; v oluntaries at Finchley, 138 ; St. Bartholomew, 112; St. Paul's, 103 Oswald Brother, 243 Oxford, 63, 73 Palmer, Daniel, apprentice, 53, 56 Parsons, William, 28 Paston, ~r. and Mrs., and son, of St. Orner, 43, 76, 115, 164, 202, 248 Patient, Robert Vincent*, 242 Patin, Comte de, 281 Paul, Gregory*, 251, 252, 253 Paul, Peter, 189, 203, 206, 207, 208, 216, 218, 222, 249, 260 Paxton, George, 27, 47, 58, 85, 87; death, 97. Paxton, Stephen, 27,33, 110, 118, 136, 185; Masses, 41, 46, 58, 60, 84, 99, 119, 124, 133, 138, 145, 148, 149, 163

289

Payee, James, 162; Thomas, 165-6 ; William, 162 Pemberton, Francis, 25, 26; death, 35; dirge, 36; see "Arne, Thomas" Pendergast, Peter*, 144, 177, 194, 196 Penketh, John*, 237 Perez, Davide, 99 Perry, John*, 65, 75 Petre, Lady; dirge, 172 Petre, Robert Edward, 9th Lord, 25, 141,143,147,156,171,173,178,192, 209, 222, 251 Pianoforte (Forte-Piano), 90, 97, 213, 229, 250 Picque, Abbe*, 105 Pitt, William, 258, 267, 268 Plenius, Roger, 24, 25, 117, 213, 228, 229, 236, 240, 252 Plowden, Francis Peter, 252,253,255, 263, 271, 280; Dorothea, 272, 281 "Plutarch's Lives", 212 Pontoise, 168 Portuguese Chapel, see "Embassy Chapels" Prescot, Joseph*, 139 Princenhof, 200

Quakers, 109 Quiack, Abbe*, 92, 105

Rackett, "Cousin", 26, 84, 182, 216, 231 Reddy, Richard, 224 Ricci, P.; Mass, 111, 216, 231 Rice, Joseph *, 69 Richmond, 165 Richter, F. X., 69 Rigby, Thomas*, 231, 236, 245, 246. 261, 268, 271, 277 Roberts, John, 69 Robinson, Gerard*, 142, 144, 145, 159, 160, 161, 166, 167, 172, 185, 187,217, 241, 242, 263, 265, 267, 269, 270, 278 Rodney, Admiral George, 184 Rouen, Poor Clares, 256, 257

St. Bartholomew-the-Great, 23,29, 34, 42, 158, 189, 203, 216, St. Benedict Labre; portrait, 207 ; life, 219, 231 St. Cecilia's Feast, 23, 25, 32, 39, 46, 69, 84, 98, 110, 118, 168, 185, 215 St. Charles, Mother, 102 St. George's, Southwark; opened, 276-7, 281


290

INDEX

St. Orner: M.'s visits to : (1766), 24 ff.; (1771),42 ff.; (1773),64 ft. ; (1774),76 ft.; (1775),91 ff . ; (1776), 104 H . ; (1777), 115 ff.; (1778), 130 ft . ; (1780), 156 ff.; (1784), 211 ft. S ee also "Mumford, William", , 'Wilkinson" . Salut, Le; see "St. Omer." Sandwich, Lord, 59 Sardinia, King of; birthday, 32 Sardinian Chapel; see "Embassy Chapels" Sedgley Park; see "Schools" Schools: Charity School, 266. Hammersmith Convent, 27, 109, 117, 119, 123, 125, 126 Hughes, Mrs. (Homerton and Greenwich), 26, 27, 29, 110 Old Hall Green, 31, 32, 34, 36, 38, 103; fees, 35; M. visits (1770), 39,40 Sedgley Park, 57, 60, 61, 67, 70, 183, 209, 225; fees, 68; M. visits (1773), 62 H.; (1774), 72 H. Usher's Academy, 41, 45, 47, 48, 54, 55, 57 Webb's Academy, 73 Semple (Sempill), Jane; M.'s sister; 188; George, 188; William, 23, 25, 37; death, 37 Sermon Room, 190 Shaw, Gerard*, 142 Shelley, Thomas*, 100 Shepperd, Joseph*, 103, 125, 126-8, 192,214,216,226,227,229,230,236, 251 Ship Alehouse, 70, 100, 172,196,203, 260, 273 Siddall, - *, 171, 200, 206, 229, 235, 239; death, 269 Simeon, Sir Edward; dirge, 28 Sion College, 275 Slaughter, Henry*, 251 Smallpox, 80, 85 Smith, Richard*, 276 Smith, William, 87 Somes, - , 224 Sons of the Clergy (St. Paul's), 149 Southward (Southworth ?), -*, 248, 249 Spanish Chapel; see ' 'Embassy Chapels" Stapleton, Gregory*, 209, 230 Stone, Benjamin*, 97, 100, 102, 184, 194, 217, 237 Stonor, Charles, 156 Stourton, Lady, 141, 150; Lord, 251 Stratford-on-Avon, 73

Strickland, John*, 58 Surrey, Earl of; see "Howard, Charles" Surveyor of Highway, 47, 48, 55, 56, 68 Synagogues, 47, 87, 144 Syres, Joseph*, 190, 224, 240, 251, 258 Talbot, Elizabeth, 222 H. Talbot, James* (Bishop). 30, 31, 36, 153, 155, 169, 171, 182, 183-4, 185, 187, 189, 192, 194, 195, 196, 197, 199, 202,203,209,211,218,219,222,224, 236, 239, 245, 247, 248, 249, 251; death, 274; dirge, 275 Taxes; church, 60; horse, 222; plate and coach, 33; poor, 227, 240 ; trophy, 27, 158; water, 60; window, 28 Taylor, - *, chaplain to Lord Petre, 137, 146, 248 Taylor, Alexander*, 62 Tenebris, 26, and each year following Thiclmesse, Philip, 91, 93 Thomas a Kempis, 203, 221 Thornton, Edward, M.'s clerk, 51, 53, 57, 87, 123; James, 87, 246 Townshend, Colonel, 120, 121 , 122 Townshend, Sheriff James, 34 Transportation case, 275-7 Trappe, La, 233, 235 Tuite, - , 46 Underhill (Plunket) Richard*, 112, 147,205,224,250,256,258,259,260, 265,267,268,269,272,273,274,275, 276, 280 Usher, James, 41; death,57 Varley, Thomas*, 190, 192, 209, 229, 241 Vauxhall Gardens, 109, 166, 177, 243 Vento, Matteo, 90 Vespers, 29 and frequently to end Vogler, Abbe G. J *., 279 Wale, Samuel, R.A., 87 Wales, Prince of, 61, 265 Walker, John, 256; William (writing master, St. Omer), 83, 144, 160, 161, 16~ 163, 16~ 184, 226 Wallbanck, - , and daughter, 167, 169, 170, 172, 184, 186, 188, 199, 206 Walmesley, Charles,* Bishop, 53, 249, 253


INDEX

Walmsley, Robert, M.'s apprentice, 226 and frequently to end Wardour, 254 Waterhouse, - , of Catholic Charity School, 266 Watson, Brooke, 207, 210, 211 Webb, Sir John, 268 Webbe, George Frederick, 143, 281 Webbe, Samuel, 26,29,30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 3~ 3~ 4~ 4~ 4~ 5~ 7~ 8~ 11~ 124, 135, 142, 144, 151, 191, 194, 196, 199, 200, 210, 215, 219, 239, 276; organist at Sardinian, 97; Masses, 39, 41, 45, 51, 63, 64, 117, 148, 166, 271 Webbe, Samuel, the Younger, 246, 276

291

Weymouth, Viscount, 253 Whyatt, George, 140, 151, 225 Wilkes, John, 28, 34, 82, 96 Wilkes, Joseph*, 249, 252, 274 Wilkinson, William*, 79, 107, 115, 132, 157, 183, 185, 187, 188, 191, 192, 194, 195, 199,208,211,216,226, 230, 238, 243, 248, 251, 257, 262, 263 Willacy, James*, 30, 31, 33, 34, 110, 127, 261 Windsor, 218, 242; St. George's Chapel, 243 Wintringham, Sir Charles, 186 Wrights; bankers; 61, 78, 99, 101, 110, 120, 137, 149, 160, 183, 185, 204, 208 Wright, Ann, 89


Ube <.tatbolic lRecoro $ocietr FOUNDED JUNE 70th, 7904

PATRONS HIS HIS HIS HIS

EMINENCE THE CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER GRACE THE ARCHBISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM GRACE THE ARCHBISHOP OF LIVERPOOL GRACE THE ARCHBISHOP OF CARDIFF

PRESIDENT THE MOST REVEREND JOHN HENRY KING, D.D., Ph.D., ARCHBISHOP-BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH

VICE-PRESIDENTS MOST REV. DAVID MATHEW, M.A., Litt.D., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S. BRIGADIER THOMAS BYRNAND TRAPPES-LoMAX, C.B.E., D.L., J.P. W. A. PANTIN, M.A., F .S.A

COUNCIL (Elected) FR. GODFREY ANSTRUTHER, O.P:, B. es Sc. Hist. A. C. F. BEALES, M.A. FR. ALPHONSUS BONNAR, O.F.M., D.D., M.Sc. FR. HUGH BOWLER, O.S.B., B.A. FR. HOWARD DOCHERTY, O.F.M., M.A. FR. BERNARD FISHER, M.A. FR. BASIL FITZGIBBON, S.J., M.A. A. E. J. HOLLAENDER, Ph.D., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S. MISS PENELOPE RENOLD, B.A. E. E. REYNOLDS, J.P. CANON R. E. SCANTLEBURY, V.F. A. C. SOUTHERN, Ph.D., B.A.

TRUSTEES REV. GORDON ALBION, D.Sc.Hist. , B.A., F.R.Hist.S. F. W. CHAMBERS, K.S .G., M.A. REV. JOSEPH A. CALLANAN, M.A.

Honorary Officers (On Council ex officio) Hon. Bursar and Secretary REv. JOSEPH A. CALLANAN, M.A. 32 Orchard Road, Bromley, Kent.

H on. ReC01'der MISS N. McNEILL O'FARRELL

Hon. Legal Adviser GEORGE BELLORD

Hon. Librarian ANTONY FRANCIS ALLISON, B.A.

Bankers MESSRS. COUTTS

& CO., 440 STRAND, W.C.2.


Constitutions I.

NAME.

The name of the Society is THE CATHOLIC RECORD SOCIETY.

2.

OBJECT. The object of the Society is the advancement of education in connection with the history of Roman Catholicism in England and Wales since the Reformation (which history is hereinafter referred to as the special subject).

3.

ACTIVITIES. The object of the Society may be given effect to by all or any of the following means so far as the same are charitable namely(a) The provision and preservation for the use of students of books manuscripts and other documents relating to the special subject or some aspect thereof and the provision of facilities for studying the same (b) The provision of public lectures on the special subject or some aspect thereof (c) The collection editing and publication of documents relating to the special subject or some aspect thereof and (d) Any other lawful charitable means.

4.

MANAGEMENT. The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Council consisting when complete of twelve elected members three trustees and five honorary officers viZ. the Recorder Bursar Legal Adviser Librarian and Secretary-four members of the Council forming a quorum and the Council being entitled to act notwithstanding vacancies in its number. The Council shall have power to appoint a President and Vice-Presidents. The Council shall also have power to elect members to the Society by a bare majority of the members of the Council present at a meeting and power to terminate the membership of any member without assigning any reason by a majority of not less than three quarters of all the members of the Council.

5.

ApPOINTMENT OF COUNCIL. Officers shall be appointed by the Society in General Meeting. They shall hold office for one year and be eligible for re-election. One third of the twelve elected members of the Council shall retire each year by rotation and shall be eligible for re-election. Elected members of the Council shall be elected by the Society in General Nominations for appointment as elected members Meeting. of the Council shall be sent to the Secretary fourteen days Only Roman Catholics before the Annual General Meeting. shall be eligible for membership of the Council. The Council shall have power to fill a casual vacancy either among the officers or among the elected members and any person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office for the period for which the person whose vacancy he fills would have held office.

6.

TRUSTEES. The 'Trustees shall be appointed and may be removed by the Society in General Meeting. It shall be their duty to hold the invested funds and property of the Society. 2


CONSTITUTIONS

3

7.

MEMBERSHIP. Membership shall be open to individuals learned societies libraries religious communities and other bodies whether corporate or incorporated. Such bodies shall be entitled to exercise voting powers vested in members by their Librarian or Assistant Librarian or any other person nominated by such body for the purpose.

8.

SUBSCRIPTION. T-he annual subscription for each member is Two Guineas or such sum as the Society in General Meeting may from time to time determine payable in advance on June 1st in each year. Every member whose subscription is not in arrear shall be entitled to receive one copy of each publication which may be issued by the Society during the year without further payment but the Society shall not issue free to members publications whose cost to non-members is substantially in excess of the annual subscription for the year or years in respect of which the publication is issued so as to confer a benefit on any member greater than is common in the case of agreements to purchase books prior to publication. A member wishing to resign from the Society must inform the Bursar or the Secretary before June 1st otherwise he will be liable for his subscription due on that date for the ensuing year. A member whose subscription is two years in arrear shall cease to be a member and shall not be re-admitted until all arrears have been paid.

9.

GENERAL MEETINGS. An annual meeting of the Society shall be held of which at least seven days notice shall be sent to all members who have supplied the Secretary with an address in the United Kingdom. Members who have not supplied such an address shall not be entitled to receive any notice of meetings. An extraordinary general meeting may be called at any time by the Council. At least seven days notice stating the object of the meeting shall be given to all members who have supplied the Secretary with an address in the United Kingdom. Voting at any general meeting of the Society shall be exercisable only by members present in person or by the bodies referred to in Rule 7 by their representative in person.

10.

AUDIT. The Bursar's accounts shall be audited by a member of the Society or by a professional accountant appointed by the Council at the close of the financial year which expires on May 31st.

II.

PROPERTY. The property and income of the Society shall be applied solely to the object of the Society and no part thereof shall at any time be applied for any purpose which is not a lawful charitable purpose. Provided that this rule shall not prevent the payment to any officer or servant of the Society of reasonable remuneration for services actually performed by him on behalf of the Society. If the Society shall be dissolved it shall before dissolution and after discharging or providing for its liabilities if any procure that its surplus assets if any are effectively settled upon a charitable trust for the advancement of the Roman Catholic religion.


THE FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT The Council has pleasure in presenting to the members of the Catholic Record Society the following Annual Report and Statement of Accounts. Since our last Report, dated December, 1954, the Society has issued Volume 49, Hampshire Registers IV, the Registers of Gosport and Portsea, edited by the Very Rev. Canon R. E. Scantlebury. The next volume will be the Diary of William Mawhood, edited by Mr. E. E. Reynolds. Other volumes are in active preparation. Biographical Studies, the periodical devoted to research in Recusant history and published under the editorial direction of the Society, has continued its valuable work and it is hoped that members will assist in this work by bringing this publication to the notice of as many as possible. The Annual General Meeting for the year 1954-55 was held on January 18th, 1956, at 114 Mount Street, by kind permission of the Superior. The Chairman said that he had pleasure in announcing that Mr. William A. Pantin, of Oriel College, Oxford, had been elected a Vice-President of the Society. He also announced with much regret that Father Leo Hicks, S.]., had asked the Council to accept his resignation on the grounds of ill-health. The Chairman said that he felt sure that all members would like to express their gratitude to Father Hicks for his many services to the Society. The two vacancies thus created on the Council were then voted on and Mr. A. E. ]. Hollaender, Ph.D., F .S.A., F.R.Hist.S., and Mis Penelope Renold, B.A., were elected. The three members of the Council due to retire, viz., Fr. G. Anstruther, Mr. E. E. Reynolds and Fr. B. Fisher, were re-elected as were all the other Officers of the Society. The meeting concluded with a lecture by Mr. A. C. F. Beales, M.A., on "The Education of English Catholics during Penal Times." The Council wish to take this opportunity to express their most sincere congratulations to the President of the Society, the Most Reverend John Henry King, D.D., Ph.D., Archbishop-Bishop of Portsmouth, on his Golden Jubilee as a priest and on the honour conferred on him by the Holy Father of being named Archbishop ad Personam, and to acknowledge their respectful gratitute for all his work on behalf of the Society. THE BURSAR'S STATEMENT

The Bursar has pleasure in recording the accession of the following new members: The Most Reverend William Godfrey, D.D., Ph.D., Archbishop of Liverpool; Mr. Francis VV. Steer, 4


5

ANNUAL REPORT

F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.; Mr. Philip 1. Bell, Q.c., M.P.; Mr. William Considine; Mr. Leslie A. Parker, B.A., Ph.D .; Mr. John E. Paul; Mr. Philip Coverdale; the Rev. Charles McGowan, B .A.; the Rev. Michael O'Dwyer, B.A.; Mr. \V'illiam E. Dobson; Mr. Dermot de Trafford; Miss Muriel E. Smith; Mr. N. A. Webster, M.A.; Mr. E . S. Worrall; M. le Comte de Chambrun; Mr. J. A. Williams, B.Sc ; Dr. Thomas B. Willis; St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill, London; St. Mary's Priory, D.S.B., Warrington; Exeter City Library; the University of Birmingham; Union College, Schenectady. The Bursar regrets to announce the resignation of 17 members and also the following deaths: The Rt. Rev. Henry V. Marshall, Bishop of Salford; La Comtesse de Chambrun; Mr. Roger C. J. Radcliffe; Mr. Thomas Gaisford-St. Lawrence, M.C., F.S.A., M.A., and Walter A. Stewart-Requiescant in Pace. By a resolution of the Council, 5th October 1948, the Hon. Bursar is responsible for having a Requiem Mass offered for all deceased members annually in June. The Bursar would be extremely grateful if those members who have not as yet changed their Banker's Order from One Guinea to Two Guineas, to meet the increased subscription which came into force in June 1952, would do so as soon as possible. On May 31st the Membership Roll numbered 429. January 31st, 1956.

A JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH The Council would like to bring to the notice of members that, beginning with the issue for January 1957, "BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES" is to be renamed "RECUSANT HISTORY" . A jou1 nal of research in post-Reformation Catholic History in the British Isles. The change in title indicates a widening of the field of research. Vve hope to include in future, in addition to specialised biographical and bibliographical material, some articles of more general interest. The first issue under the new title contains: New Light on the Eal'l~/ History of the 'Breve Compendio'. The background to the English translation of 1612. By A. F . Allison. The Venerable Christopher Robinson, martyred at Carlisle in 1597. The evidence concerning his place of birth and the place and date of his execution. By J. E. Bamber. Lancashire Clergy in 1639. A recently-discovered list among the Towneley Papers. By .Godfrey Anstruther, O.P. 1

"RECUSANT HISTORY" is published for the Society by the .\rundel Press, Sussex Road, Bognor Regis. It appears thrice yearly, in January, April and October, and the subscription for the three issues is 12s. 6d . (U.S.A. $2.00). Subscriptions should be sent direct to the publishers.


THE CATHOLIC

Dr.

BALANCE as at

1955 May 31 To Life Subscriptions-

34 2 15 1 1 " "

£ 357 20 315 25 26

@ £10 lOs. Od.

@ £10 @ £21 @ £25 @ £26 5s. Od.

Subscriptions received in advance LegaciesJames A. Britten, K .C.S.G. H . 1. Anderton Mrs. Leach for J. H. Woolan . H . S. Threlfall L. C. C. Lindsay N ewdigate Legacy Agnes Mott . W. de Geijer

"

Loan Account General Fund A dd Surplus for year

"

Sundry Creditor .

INCOME AND

200 100 50 455 180 100 50 100

18 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

s. d.

0 0 0 0 0 743 29

5 8

0 0

1,236 750

1 0

6 0

1,016 9

4 7

7 6

£3,784

6

7

2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0

EXPENDITURE

Income Tax recovered under Deeds of Covenant Income from Investments Tax recovered on Income from Investments Sale of Volumes . Amount collected for Challoner Plaque Less cost of purchase and fitting

0 0 0 0 5

£

659 16 11 356 7 8

1955 RECEIPTS May 31 By Subscriptions received during the yearFor year 1952-53 For year 1953-45 For year 1954-55

" "

s. d.

£

s. d.

81 16 99 17 576 17

£ s.

d.

758 10

6

4 0 2 69 16 11

49 15 73 0 44 37

0 5

4

0 122 15 86 19

4 9

6 15

0

0 0

£1,044 17 6 I have examined the above Balance Sheet and Income and properly kept by the Society. I have obtained all the information and explanations necessary and Expenditure Account give a true and fair view respectively of the JOSEPH A. CALLANAN, Han . Bursar and Secretary.


RECORD SOCIETY

SHEET

Cr.

3 1st May, 1955 1955 May 31 By Investments£2,227 17s. Id. 3t% War Loan. £500 2t% Consolidated Stock

"

TO

31st

" " " " " "

2,246 15 420 7

Purchase of Volumes . Honorarium to Hon. Secretary and Bursar Interest on Loan Hire of Rooms Insurance Postages Printing Sundries Repayment of Loan to His Grace the Archbishop-Bishop of Portsmouth . Legal Expenses . Surplus for year carried to Balance Sheet

£

s. d.

2 3 2,667

2

5

1,117

4

2

£3,784

6

7

1955

MAY,

1955 EXPENDITURE May 31 To Printing of VolumesBalance of cost of Warner Vol. 2 Binding of Warner Vol. 2

£

s. d.

Note.-The value of the above investments as at 31st May, 1955, was £2,120. Cash at Bank

ACCOUNT

" "

£

s. d.

254 12 110 16

£

s. d.

6 3 365 8 9 36 6 7 52 10 0 18 15 0

13 3 6 0 16 11 11 9 10 10

0 0 0 7 0 57 13

7

100 0 0 57 15 11 356 7 8 £1,044 17

6

Expenditure Account, which are in agreement with the Books of Account for the audit, and in my opinion the Balance Sheet and the Income state of its affairs at the 31st May, 1955. PATRICK TOOLE, Han . Auditor.


ROLL OF MEMBERS F-Founders on June 10, 1904. H-Honorary Members. L-Life Members L Abbott, Rev. E . M., SS. Peter and Paul, Atherton Street, "Vallasey, Cheshire. Albemarle, The Countess of, D.B.E., Beacon Hill, Martlesham, ", oodbridge, Suffolk. Albion, Rev. Gordon, D .Sc. Hist., B.A.,F.R. Hist.S., St. Edward's, Sutton Park, Guildford. Allison, Antony F., B.A., Greenways, 36 Ditton Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Allison, F. D., The Arundel Press, Sussex Road, Bognor Regis, Sussex. Apamea, Most Rev. David Mathew, M.A., Litt.D., F.S.A. , F .R.Hist.S., Archbishop of, Bishop-in-Ordinary to H .M . Forces, The Oratory, London, S.W.7. Armstrong, C. A. John, M.A., F.R.Hist.S., Hertford College, Oxford. L Arundell, Reginald J. A., Hook Manor, Donhead St. Andrew , nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset. Attwater, Donald, 26 North Parade, Penzance, Cornwall. Baines, Mrs. C. C., Yew Tree House, Bladbean, Elham, Canterbury. Baker, Thomas, 85 Charlotte Street, W.l. L Bamber, Rev. Joseph E., Dodding Green, Skelsmergh, Kendal, Westmorland. Baron, Rev. J. W., S.J., Corpus Christi, Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Hants. L Barrett, Rev. Thomas J., 30 Elsenham Crescent, Basildon, Essex. Bate, John A. W., The Old Rectory, Marchwiel, Wrexham. Beales, Arthur C. F., M.A., 8 Carlton Drive, S.W.lS. Bell, Philip 1., Q.C., M.P., 1 Harcourt Buildings, Middle Temple Lane, E.C.4. Bellord, George, Inverloddon, Wargrave, Berks. Berington, William J. c., Wintercott, Little Malvern, Worcs. Bickerdike, Miss E. Mabel, A.R.R.C., 16 Hawthorne Road, Wallington, Surrey. Birmingham, Most Rev. The Archbishop of, Archbishop's House, Norfolk Road, Edgbaston, Brimingham 15. Birrell, T. A., 15 The Crescent, Milton, Weston-super-Mare , Somerset. L Bowler, Dom Hugh, O.S.B., B.A., Douai Abbey, Woolhampton, Berks. 8


ROLL OF MEMBERS

9

Boyan, Mrs. P. A., 6 Crick Road (Flat 6), Oxford. Brogden, J. E., 6 Meriden Street, Coventry. Browne, Miss Dorothy, 56 Avenue Road, Herne Bay, Kent. Burns, Thomas F., 1 Victoria Square, London, S.W.I. Callanan, Rev. Joseph A., M.A., 32 Orchard Road, Bromley, Kent. Caraman, Rev. Philip, S.]., M.A., 31 Farm Street, Berkeley Square, W.I. Cardiff, Most Rev. The Archbishop of, LL.D., D.D., M.A., Archbishop's House, 24 Newport Road, Cardiff. L Cardwell, Dr. Mary, Avenham View, Bairstow Street, Preston, Lanes. Cartmell, Rev. Joseph, D.D., Ph.D., M.A., St. Mary's Presbytery, Market Street, Chorley, Lanes. Chadwick, Very Rev. Provost Alfred, St. Mary's, Whittingham, Northumberland. Chambers, F. W., K.C.S.G., K.H.S., M.A., 20 Holmes Road, Twickenham, Middlesex. Charlton, William E. W., Greengates, 3 St. Oswald's Road, York. Ciceri, Leo J., 1 St. Mark's Crescent, Newport, Mon. Cleary, J. Martin, B.A., 5 Swinton Street, Splott, Cardiff. Clifford of Chudleigh, The Lord, Lawell House, Chudleigh, Devon. Clifton, Right Rev. The Bishop of, St. Ambrose, Leigh Woods, Bristol 8. Colligan, Austin W., 52 Harehill Road, Littleborough, Lanes. Considine, William D., Linwood, The Ridges, Finchampstead, Berks. Coverdale, Philip, Flat 1, 31 Courtfield Road, Kensington, S.W.7. Crosby, Gerald E., 438 Northolt Road, South Harrow, Harrow, Middlesex. Cuming, Miss Agnes, 34a Leckford Road, Oxford. Cummings, Robert G., 224 Hallgate, Cottingham, Yorks. Dawson, Col. Rupert, C.B., D.L., J.P., T.D., La Hague Manor, St. Peter, Jersey, Channel Isles (Volumes to Rev. Fr. Rector, S.]., Stonyhurst College, Whalley, via Blackburn, Lanes.). Dearlove, G. J. Stanley, 4 Linden Avenue, Cardiff. Deegan, Rev. Laurence, C.F., K.C.H.S., 153 White Knights Road, Reading. de Chambrun, M. Le Comte A., 58 Rue de Vaugirard, Paris VI, France. D'Elboux, Raymond H., M.C., M.A., F.S.A., vVhitelands, Battle, Sussex. de Trafford, Dermot, 23 Tregunter Road, London, S.W.lO. de Trafford, Capt. Sir Humphrey E., Bart., M.C., Newsells Park, Barkway, Royston, Herts.


10

ROLL OF MEMBERS

Dobson, William E., 1S0a Argyle Road, Ealing, London, W.13. Dormer, Captain The Lord, Grove Park, Warwick. Dormer, Sir Cecil, K.C.M.G., M.V.O., Firthorpe, South Ascot, Berks. Doughty, Mark A., B.Sc., Ph.D., St. George's, The Lodge, Spinkhill, via Sheffield. Duchemin, Right Rev. Mgr. Charles, Collegio Beda, 67 Via San Nicolo da Tolentino, Roma s. Duckett, 140 Strand, London, W.C.2. Duncan, Miss Stella M. c., 11 Alexandra Drive, Liverpool 17. Edinburgh, Most Rev. The Archbishop of, St. Bennet's, 42 Greenhill Gardens, Edinburgh. Edmonstoune-Cranstoun, C. J., J.P., Corehouse, Lanark, Scotland. Elliott, Bernard, B.A., 14 Grosvenor Crescent, Leicester. Ellis, Rev. John Tracy, The Catholic University of America, Washington 17, D.C., U.S.A. Elwes, Rt. Rev. Mgr. Valentine, M.A., The Old Palace, St. Aldates, Oxford. Eyre, Mrs. Gertrude, 232 Almoner's House, St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.I. Eyre-Hoddleston, Cmdr. Reginald F., R.N. (Retd.), K.S.G., Sawston Hall, Cambridge. Eyston, Lady Agnes, East Hendred House, East Hendred, Berks. Feeny, H. R. T., The Little House, Feckenham, vVorcestershire. L Fenwick, David, M.A., Barham's Manor, Higham, Colchester, Essex. Fisher, Rev. Bernard c., M.A., Cardinal Vaughan School, Addison Road, W.14. Fitzalan-Howard, Major the Hon. Miles, Carlton Towers, nr. Goole, Yorks. Fitzherbert, Major Cuthbert, Street House, Mortimer, Reading, Berks. Fitzherbert-Brockholes, Major John, C.B.E., M.C., Lofthouse, Claughton-on-Brock, Garstang, Lanes. Fletcher, C. B. Kyrle, F.R.S.A., 79 High Street, Newport Mon. Fletcher, Mrs. C. A. Kyrle, 12 Lansdowne Road, Wimbledon, S.W.20. Foley, Rev. B. C., Catholic Presbytery, Petersfield Avenue, Harold Hill, Essex. Fooks, Rev. E. Graham, M.A., 81 Evelina Road, Nunhead, S.E.lS. Fooks, Rev. Thomas, M.A., S.T.L., The John Fisher School, Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey. Ford, Very Rev. Canon George, D.D., Ph.D., St. Mary's, Killigrew Road, Falmouth, Cornwall.


ROLL OF MEMBERS

11

Forster, Dr. Ann, Burradon, Thropton, Morpeth, Northumberland. Francis, C. N., 1 The Square, Petersfield, Hants. Freeston, Miss I. P. M., M.A., 2 Westminster Palace Gardens, London, S.W.I. French, The Viscount, J. R. C. L., Stow Bedon Hall, Norwich. Gainsborough, The Earl of, Barham Court, Oakham, Rutland. L Gay, Rev. R. J. N., c/o. Bishop's House, 38 The Drive, South Woodford, E.18. Gilbey, Rt. Rev. Mgr. Alfred N., M.A., Fisher House, Guildhall Street, Cambridge. Gilbey, William G., Harrowden Hall, Wellingborough, Northants. Goulder, The Very Rev. Mgr. G. L., M.A., Wellington Road, Enfield, Middlesex. Guazzelli, Rev. Victor, English College, Lisbon, Portugal. L Gutowski, Stanislaus A., 86 Hinde Street, Moston, Manchester 10. Hamlyn, Miss Calmady, M.B.E., J.P., Pearroc Vean, Buckfastleigh, S. Devon. Harrington, Rev. John H., D.D., St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers 4, New York, U.S.A. Harrison, Rev. Basil L., M.S.F.S., St. Clare's Presbytery, Watts Road, Tavistock, Devon. L Henson, Rt. Rev. Mgr. Canon Edwin, Colegio Ingles, Valladolid, Spain. Hexham and Newcastle, Rt. Rev. The Bishop of, Bishop's House, 800 West Road. N ewcastle-on-Tyne 5. Hicks Rev. Leo; S.J ... 114 Mount Street, London, W.I. Hodgkinson, H. R., F.S.A., K.S.G., "Chadstowe", Corbett Avenue, Droitwich, Worcs. Hollaender, Albert E. J., Ph.D., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., 119 Narbonne Avenue, South Side, Clapham Common, London, S.W.4. Hollingworth, Aubron J., 43 Appleton Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire. L Hope, Capt. Geoffrey A. E., Yorkshire Club, York. Hope, Lt.-Col. the Hon. Henry J., Guards' Club, 16 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, W.I. Hopkirk, Mrs. Mary, Danbury Rectory, Chelmsford, Essex. L Homyold-Strickland, Henry, J.P., F.S.A., Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Westmorland. Howell, Mrs. W. B., South View, Ringmere, Shaldon, S. Devon. Hull, Hubert, 59 Campden Hill Road, London, \tV.8. Hyatt, Miss Hope M., 3 Moorfields, Leek, Staffordshire. Isham, Sir Gyles, Bart., Lamport Hall, Northampton.


12

ROLL OF MEMBERS

Johnson, Basil H., 4e Artillery Mansions, 75 Victoria Street, London, S.W.I. Johnson, Rt. Rev. Mgr. Humphrey J. T., M.A., 8 Bateman Street, Cambridge. Kane, Miss Margaret, 33 Beech Grove, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. L Kean, Very Rev. Charles G., c.J., St.George'sCollege, Weybridge, Surrey. Kelly, Rev. John F., St. Monica's, Whitehall street, Footscray, W.11, Victoria, Australia. L Kenyon, Major Joseph R., M.C., Gillingham Hall, Beccles, Suffolk. . Kerr, Mrs. Philip, 19 Melton Court, London, S.W.7. Kirk, Rev. William Parkside, 62 Libenrood Road, Reading, Berks. Kitley, Donald C., c/o. Westminster Bank Ltd., 1 Mincing Lane, E.C.3. Lacy, Sir Pierce, Bart., K.C.S.G., J.P., Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Lamb, Rev. J. c., M.A., Collegio Beda, 67 Via San Nicolo de Tolentino, Roma 5. Lancaster, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Bishop's House, Cannon Hill, Lancaster. Leadbitter, Major Nicholas G., Bury Court, Bury Road, Branksome Park, Bournemouth, Hants. Leeds, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Cathedral House, Leeds 2. Leeming, Gerard de Pfyffer, High Street House, \ iVatlington, Oxon. Leigh-Smith, Mrs. c., 152 St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate, S.W.I. Leys, Miss Mary D. R., Burton Lodge, Highfield Lane, Exmouth, Devon. Liverpool, Most Rev. the Archbishop of, Archbishop's House, Woolton, Liverpool. Lothian, The Marquess of, Melbourne Hall, Derby. Lynch, Rev. T. J. E., D.D.,Ph.D., 48 Bugle Street, Southampton, Hants. Magee, Brian, B.Com., A.C.A., 81 Wood Vale, Muswell Hill, Maycock, Martin G., B.Sc., 2 Caledonian Mansions, Great Western Road, Glasgow, W.2. Menevia, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Bishop's House, \iVrexham. Middlesbrough, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Bishop's House, Middlesbrough. Milward, R. J., 11 Devas Road, Wimbledon, S.W.20. Moloney, Rev. John W., c/o. 29 Jewry Street, Winchest er. Moorat, Samuel A., 2S Pembroke Gardens, Kensington, W.8. Motherwell, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of,S Mill Road, Bothwell, Lanarks.


ROLL OF MEMBERS

13

Murray, W. H., 41b Onslow Square, London, S.W.7. McCabe, Aubrey J., 15 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey. McDonnell, Kevin G., St. Antony's, 2 Sandal Road, New Malden, Surrey. McGowan, Rev. Charles, B.A., Spanish Place Rectory, 22 George Street, Portman Square, W.l. L McInnes, Miss Eilidh, 126 Whitton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex. McTiernan, Sir Edward A., High Court of Australia, Sydney, Australia. MacMillan, Rt. Rev. Mgr. John, D.D., Ph.D., Hospital of St. John of God, Silverdale, Carnforth, Lanes. L MacNamara, J. G., 33 Valentines Road, Ilford, Essex. Nelson, H., Lealholm Lodge, Lealholm, Yorks. Norfolk, His Grace the Duke of, E.M., K.G., Arundel Castle, Arundel, Sussex. Northampton, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Bishop's House, Marriott Street, Northampton. O'Brien, Major Robert A., T.D., K.M., 17 Albert Hall Mansions, London, S.W.7. O'Connor, Rev. Arthur J., M.C., H.C.F., St. Joseph's Presbytery, Mary Street, Audley, Blackburn, Lanes. O'Dwyer, Rev. Michael, B.A., The Mission House, 114 West Heath Road, Hampstead, N.W.3. O'Farrell, Miss Nellie McNeill, 63 Makepeace Mansions, Holly Lodge, Highgate, N.6. o'Mahony, Rev. Charles, O.S.C., 100 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, N.6. L O'Mahony, Eoin K. M., "Dun Locha", Dubhglas, Corcaigh, Eire. O'Riordan, Rev. M., The Presbytery, 7 Atherley Road, Shanklin, LO.W. Pantin, \iVilliam A., M.A., F.S.A., Oriel College, Oxford. Parisotti, Rev. Albert, O.B.E., S.C.F., Hallaton Hall, nr. Market Harborough, Leics. Parker, Leslie A., B.A., Ph.D., 34 Westfield Road, Leicester. Paul, John E., 24 Portsdown Avenue, Drayton, Cosham, Hants. Perth, The Earl of, 145 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.3. Petry, Rev. Denis J., 661 High Road, Benfleet, Essex. Philips, Rev. Francis, Ampthill House, Cordier Hill, Guernsey, C. Islands. Poland, John M., Downlands, Liphook, Hants. Poland, Mrs. K., Downlands, Liphook, Hants. L Portsmouth, Most Rev. the Archbishop-Bishop of, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester. Preedy, Rev. J., 91 Harvest Road, Englefield Green, Surrey.


14

ROLL OF MEMBERS

Radcliffe, Cyril W. J., Norchard Grange, Crossway Green, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. (Volumes to Franciscan Convent, Taunton). Rea, Rev. Daniel, 43 Portland Street, Fareham, Hants. Renold, Miss Penelope, B.A., 2 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W.S. Reynolds, Ernest E., J.P., Gilwellbury, Chingford, London, EA. Reynolds, Major James R., Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lanes. Reynolds, Rev. Terence J., O.F.M., Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., U.S.A. Riddell, John C. W., Swimbume Castle, Barrasford, Hexham, Northumberland. Roch, Hon. Mrs. Walter, Ty'r Nant, Llanarth, Raglan, Mon. Rogers, David McGregor, New College, Oxford. Rowe, Major Francis G. c., 6 Perham Road, West Kensington, W.14. Russell, George H., M.A., Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Ryden, Raymond, 140 Village Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Cheshire. L Salford, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Wardley Hall, Worsley, Manchester. Sandwell, Rev. Alfred, St. Joseph's, Queen's Road, Aldershot, Hants. L Scantlebury, Very Rev. Canon Robert E., St. Joseph's, West Street, Ravant, Rants. See, Miss Anne, The Old Schoolhouse, Great Haseley, Oxon. Shrewsbury, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, The Council House, Shrewsbury, Salop. Slesser, The Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, Q.c., Postbridge, Dartmoor, S. Devon. Smith, Miss Dulcie L., Blessings, Caldbec Hill, Battle, Sussex. Smith, Miss Muriel E., 2 Temple Road, Windsor, Berks. L Smith, Rev. William V., All Saints, Lanchester, Durham. Southern, Alfred c., Ph.D., B.A., Firgrove Cottage, Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey. Southwark, Rt. Rev. the Bishop of, Bishop's House, St. George's Road, London, S.E.1. Stafford, The Lord, Swynnerton Park, Stone, Staffs. Stanford, Very Rev. Canon F. E., St. Colman's Presbytery, Cosham, Hants. L Stearns, Foster, K.M., L.H.D., F.S.A., 21 Spring Street, Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Steer, Francis W., F.S.A., F.R.RisLS., 63 Orchard Street, Chichester, Sussex. Stourton, The Ron. Charles E., Allerton Park, nr.Knaresborough, Yorks. Suffolk, Mrs. Philip R., The Old Rectory, Lower Brailes, nr. Banbury, Oxon.


ROLL OF MEMBERS

15

L Sullivan, Rt. Rev. Mgr. Canon James, D.C.L., English College, Lisbon, Portugal. L Swarbrick, Henry, "Braeside", 37 Heaton Grove, Bradford. Sweeney, Rev. G. Daniel, M.A., St. Hugh's College, Tollerton Hall, Notts. Sweeney, M. V., 26 Dobcroft Avenue, Sheffield, 7. Sweeney, Rev. Morgan V., M.A., M.Ed., St. Bede's Grammar Sehool, Heaton, Bradford. Tempest, Stephen, Broughton Hall, Skipton, Yorks. Thompson, Edward, 78 Western Road, Romford, Essex. Thomson, Rev. David C., Catholic Presbytery, Aston-Ie-Walls, nr. Rugby, Northamptonshire. Towneley, Simon P., Dyneley, nr. Burnley, Lancs. Trappes-Lomax, Michael R., Somerset Herald, College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.CA. Trappes-J;.-omax, Stephen R., M.C., T.D., Little Hockham Farm, Great Hockham, Thetford, Norfolk. L Trappes-Lomax, Brigadier Thomas B., C.B.E., J.P., D.L., Great Rockham Hall, Thetford, Norfolk. Undreiner, Rev. George J., Ph.D., Pontifical College,Josephinum, vVorthington, Ohio, U.S A. Villiers, Lt.-Col. A. E. H. , 11 Hyde Park Square, London, W.2. Ward, Herbert J., Egypt House, Cowes, LO.W. Waugh, Evelyn, Piers Court, Stinchcombe, nr. Dursley, Glos. Webb, Dr. K. R., Connaught Hall, Swaythling, Southampton. Webster, N. Andesten, M.A., Harvington Hall, nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Waring, Rev. Cuthbert L., M.A., St. Gregory's, Weld Bank, Chorley, Lancs. Weld, Francis J., 32 Weld Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancs. Weld, Lt.-Col. Joseph VV., O.B.E., J.P., Lulworth Castle, \iVareham, Dorset. Wheeler, George A., 64 Great Russell Street, London, W.C.I. Wheeler, Rt. Rev. Mgr. Canon Gordon, M.A., Cathedral Clergy House, Francis Street, London, S.W.I. vVhite, Thomas, 17 Brynhyfryd Road, Stow Hill, Newport, Mon. L Whitfield, Rev. Joseph L., M.A., D.S.O., St. Joseph's Convent, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. Whitlock, Mrs. Hester, Crosby Hall, Blundellsands, Liverpool. Williams, John A., B.Sc. (Econ.), 61 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, Somerset. Williamson, Cuthbert A., "Downlands", Fort Road, Guildford, Surrey. Vlillis, Dr. Thomas B., 17 St. vVilfrids Road, Doncaster, Yorks. Willshire, Roland J., 35 Walton Well Road, Oxford.


16

ROLL OF MEMBERS

Wilson, Edmund, 20 Duchy Drive, Bradford, 9, Yorks. L Wilson, Very Rev. Canon Michael J., 122 London Road, Chelmsford, Essex. Wood, Anthony C., The New House, Avon Dassett,Warwickshire. Woodruff, John Douglas, 10 Evelyn Mansions, Carlisle Place, London, S.W.I. Woods, Raymond E. M., 47 Weighton Road, Harrow Weald, Middlesex. Worrall, Edward S., 21 Merryhills Drive, Enfield, Middlesex. Young, William E. V., Flat 2, The Lodge, Avebury, nr. Marlborough, Wilts.


PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS

(a)

BRITISH ISLES

Aberdeen-The Librarian, The University Library. Aberystwyth-The Librarian, The National Library of Wales. Bangor-The Librarian, The University College of North Wales. Barrow-in-Furness-The Librarian, The Public Library, Ramsden Square. Birmingham-The City Librarian, The Public Library (Reference Dept.), Ratcliffe Place, Birmingham 1. The Librarian, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham 3. Blackburn-The Librarian, The Public Library, Library Street. Bolton-The Librarian, The Public Library, Victoria Square. Bristol-The Librarian, The Central Library. The Librarian, The University Library. Cambridge- The Librarian, Peterhouse College. The Librarian, The University Library. Cardiff-The Librarian, The Public Library, Trinity Street. Derby-The Borough Library, Central Library, Wardwick. Dublin-The Director, The National Library, Kildare Street. The Librarian, The Trinity College Library. Durham-The Librarian, The University Library, Palace Green. Edinburgh-The Chief Librarian, Edinburgh Public Libraries, George IV Bridge. Edinburgh University Library, c/o. James Thin, 54-56 South Bridge. Exeter-The City Librarian, City Library, Castle Street. Glasgow-The Librarian, The Corporation Public Library (The Mitchell Library). The Librarian, The University Library. Gosport-The Librarian, Central Public Library, Walpole Road. Hull-The Librari,a n, The Public Library, Albion Street. The Secretary, The Catholic Local History Society, 536 Anlaby Road, Kingston-upon-Hull. Lancaster-The Librarian, The Public Library, Market Square. Leeds-The City Librarian, The Public Library, Municipal Buildings. Liverpool-The Librarian, The University Library. The Chief Librarian, The Public Library, William Brown Street. London-The Secretary, The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, 'iV.I. The British Museum Library, The Principal Keeper, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum, W.C.I. 17


18

PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS

The Librarian, The Catholic Central Library, 33 Wilfred Street, S.W.I. The Librarian, College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street~ E.C.4. The Librarian, Fulham Public Libraries, 598 Fulham Road, S.W.6. The Secretary, The Society of Genealogists, 37 Harrington Gardens, S.W.7. The Librarian, The Guildhall Library, King Street, E.C.2. The Librarian, The Public Library, Hendon, N.W.4. The Head Librarian, Institute of Historical Research~ University of London, Senate House, w.e.I. The Librarian, Kensington Central Library, Kensington High Street, S.W.7. The Secretary and Librarian, The London Library, St. James's Square, S.W.I. The Library, The Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, W.C.2. The Librarian, The Royal Historical Society, 96 Chayne Walk, Chelsea, S.W.lO. The Librarian, University of London Library, Senate House, \iV.C.I. The City Librarian, \iVestminster Public Library~ Accessions Dept., St. Martin's Street, W.C.2. The Librarian, vVimbledon Public Library, Wimbledon High Road, S.W.19. Manchester- The Chief Librarian, The Public Library, St. Peter's Square. The Librarian, University of Manchester, Manchester 13. The Librarian, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate. Middlesbrough-The Librarian and Curator, the Public Library~ Victoria Square. Newcastle-on-Tyne-The Librarian, The Public Library, New Bridge Street. Norwich-The Librarian, The Public Library. Oxford-The Librarian, The Bodleian Library. Portsmouth-The City Librarian and Curator, The Central Public Library, Town Hall Square, Park Road. Preston-The Librarian, Harris Public Library, Market Square. The Librarian, Lancashire County Library, County Office. St. Andrews-The Librarian, The University, St. Andrews, Fife. Sheffield-The City Librarian, The Public Library, Surrey Street. The Librarian, The University Library, Western Bank. Sheffield, 10. Southampton-The Librarian, The Central Public Library, London Road. Stockport-The Librarian, The Public Library, Wellington Road South.


PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS

19

Wigan-The Chief Librarian, Free Public Library, Rodney Street. York-The Librarian, The Public Library, Museum Street.

(b) ABROAD

AUSTRALIA-The Principal Librarian, The New South '~Tales Public Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney, N.S.W. The Public Library of Victoria. BELGIUM-The University Library, Louvain. CANADA- The Library of Parliament, Ottawa. DENMARK- The Royal Library, Copenhagen. FRANCE-Bibliotheque Nationale, 58 Rue de Richelieu, Paris, 2. Bibliotheque Nationale, et Universitaire, 6 Place de la Republique, Strasbourg, Bas Rhin. GERMANy-The Librarian, Bavarian State Library, Ludwigstrasse 23, Munich. The Librarian, Gottingen University Library, ZugangsAbteilung 1, Gottingen, Hanover. Universitatsbibliothek, Wilhelmstrasse 32, Tubingen. I (H) ITALy- The Rt. Rev. Mgr. Giovanni Mercati, Prefect, Biblioteca Apostolica-Vaticana, Citta del Vaticano. NETHERLANDS-Bibliotheek de R.K. Universeteit, Nijmegen. UNITED STATEs-The Peabody Institute, Baltimore. The Director, The Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass. The University of California Library, Los Angeles. The Librarian, The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. The Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca. The Librarian, Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. University of Illinois Library, Urbana, Illinois. The Director, University of Chicago Libraries. Order Division, Harper W.21, Chicago, Illinois. The Librarian, The Cleveland Public Library, Ohio. The Madonna Book Shop, 8020 W. McNichols, Detroit 21, Michigan. The Librarian, Harvard University Library. Michigan State College Library, East Lansing, Michigan. The Librarian, Michigan University. The Librarian, Minnesota University Library, Minneapolis, Minn. The Librarian, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.


20

PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS

The Joint University Libraries, Nashville 4~ Tennessee. The Brady Memorial Library, Convent Avenue and 133rd Street, New York. The Librarian, New York Public Library. The Director, New York State Library, Albany ~ N .Y . The General Theological Seminary, 175 Ninth Avenue, New York 11. The Librarian, The University Library, Acquisition Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. The Librarian, Pennsylvania Historical Society ~ Philadelphia, Pa. The Librarian, Pennsylvania University Library ~ Philadelphia, Pa. St. Vinc~nt's College Library, Latrobe, Pennsylvama. The Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary Library, N.J . The Richard R. Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco 17, California. The Librarian, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California. Union College Library, Schenectady 8, N.Y. Serial Department, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California. The Mullen Library, The Catholic University of America, Washington 17, D.C. The Librarian, The Library of Congress, Washington. The Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, "\iVashington 3, D.C. The Librarian, University of Wisconsin, The General Library. The Librarian, The Genealogical Society of Utah > Salt Lake City 1, Utah. The Librarian, The Yale University Library.


DIOCESAN ARCmVES AND COLLEGES

(a) BRITISH ISLES Birmingham-Rt. Rev. The Rector, St. Mary's College, Oscott. Cambridge-The Rev. Librarian, St. Edmund's House Library, Mount Pleasant. Cardross-The Rev. Librarian, St. Peter's College, Kilmahew, Cardross, Dumbartonshire. Cotton-The Rev. Bursar, Cotton College, N. Staffs. Mark Cross-The Rt. Rev. The Rector, St. Joseph's College, Mark Cross, Crowborough, Sussex. Maynooth-The Rev. Librarian, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Eire. Mill Hill-The Very Rev. Fr. Rector, St. Joesph's College, Mill Hill, N.W.7. Strawberry Hill, Twickenham-The Very Rev. The Principal, St. Mary's College. Upholland, nr. Wigan, Lancs.-The Very Rev. The President, St. Joseph's College. Ushaw, Co. Durham-The Rev. Librarian, St. Cuthbert's College. vVare, Herts.-The Rev. Librarian, St. Edumnd's College. \~ onersh, nr. Guildford, Surrey-The Very Rev. The Rector, St. John 's Seminary. (b) ABROAD Italy-Rt. Rev. The Rector, Collegio Beda, 67 Via San Nicolo da Tolentino, Rome 5. Rt. Rev. the Rector, Ven Collegio Inglese, Via di Monserrato 45, Rome. Portugal-Rt. Rev. The Rector, English College, Lisbon. Spain-Rt. Rev. The Rector, Colegio de Ingleses, Valladolid. United States-Rev. F. D. Cohalan, Cathedral College, 555 \iVest End Avenue, New York 24, N.Y. The Librarian, Union Theological Seminary, Broadway at 120th Street, New York, N.Y. The Rev. Librarian, Archbishop Corrigan Memorial Library, St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers 4, N.Y. Feehan Memorial Library, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, :Mundelein, Illinois.

21


RELIGIOUS ORDERS AND CONGREGATIONS (a) BRITISH ISLES. Augustinians (C.R.L.)-Very Rev. the Prior, C.R.L., St. Mary's Priory, Bodmin, Cornwall. Very Rev. the Prior, C.R.L., St. Peter-inChains, 12 Womersley Road, Hornsey, N.B. Augustinian Nuns-Rev. Mother Prioress, C.R.L., Priory of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Hayward's Heath, Sussex. Benedictines (O.S.B.)-Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Ampleforth Abbey, York. Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Belmont Abbey Hereford. Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon. Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Douai Abbey, Woolhampton, nr. Reading, Berks. Rev. Librarian, O.S.B., Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, nr. Bath. Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Fort Augustus Abbey, Inverness. Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester. Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.S.B., Quarr Abbey, Ryde, I.O.W Very Rev. the Rector, O.S.B., St. Mary's Priory, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, Lancs. Rev. Librarian, Worth Priory, nr. Crawley, Sussex. The Master, O.S.B., St. Benet's Hall, Oxford. Benedictine Nuns-The Lady Abbess, O.S.B., St. Mary's Abbey, Woolmer Hill, nr. Haslemere. The Lady Abbess, O.S.B., St. Mary's Abbey, Oulton, Stone, Staffs. The Lady Abbess, O.S.B., St. Mary's Abbey, Stanbrook, Worcester. The Lady Abbess, O.S.B., St. Scholastica's Abbey, Teignmouth, Devon. (F) Bridgettine Nuns (O.SS.S.)-The Lady Abbess, O.SS.S., Syon Abbey, South Brent, Devon. Canonesses of St. Augustine-Rev. Mother, Lady Margaret H ouse, Cambridge. 22


RELIGIOUS ORDERS AND CONGREGATIONS

23

Carmelite Nuns (O.C.D.)-The Prioress, Lanherne Convent, St. Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall. Carthusians (O.Carth.)-Very Rev. the Prior, O.Carth., Charterhouse of St. Hugh, Parkminster, Patridge Green, Horsham, Sussex. Cistercians (O.C.R.)-Rt. Rev. the Abbot, O.C.R., Mount St. Bernard's Abbey, nr. Coalville, Leicestershire. Dominicans (O.P.)-Very Rev. the Prior, O.P., St. Thomas's Priory, Hawkesyard, Rugeley, Staffs. Very Rev. the Prior, O.P., St. Albert the Grea t' s Priory, 24 George Sq uare, Edinburgh. Very Rev. the Prior, O.P., St. Dominic's Priory, Southampton Road, N .W.S. Very Rev. Prior Provincial, O.P., St. Dominic's Priory, Southampton Road, N.W.S. Very Rev. the Prior, O.P., Blackfriars, Priory of the Holy Ghost, 64 St. Giles, Oxford. Very Rev. the Prior, O.P., St. Dominic's Priory, Red Barne, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Franciscans (O.F.M.)-Very Rev. Fr. Rector, O.F.M., St. Bernardine's College, Buckingham. Very Rev. Superior, O.F.M., St. Bonaventure's, Cambridge. Very Rev. the Provincial, O.F.M., The Friary, St. Anthony's Road, Forest Gate, E.7. Very Rev. Fr. Gaurdian, O.F.M., Franciscan House of Studies, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Very Rev. Fr. Guardian, O.F.M., The Friary, Woodford Green, Essex. (O.S.F.C.)-The Rev. Librarian, Greyfriars, Oxford. Very Rev. the Superior, O.S.F.C., Franciscan College, Over Wyresdale, Bay Horse, Lancaster. Holy Ghost Fathers-The Librarian, St. Joseph's College, Upton Hall, Newark, Notts. Institute of Charity (I.C.)-Very Rev. the President, Ratcliffe College, nr. Leicester. Jesuits (S.].)-Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Beaumont College, Old Windsor, Berks. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., St. Beuno's College, St. Asaph, Flint. Very Rev. the Rector, S.J., Heythrop College, Chipping Norton, Oxon. Very Rev. Fr. Provincial, S.J., 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin.


24

RELIGIOUS ORDERS AND CONGREGATIONS

Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., St. Francis Xavier's, Salisbury Street, Liverpool. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Holy Name, Manchester, 13. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Manresa House, Roehampton, S.W.IS. Very Rev. the Master, S.]., Campion Hall, Oxford. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Campion House, Osterley, Middlesex. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, nr. Sheffield. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., St. Ignatius's, Meadow Street, Preston, Lanes. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., St. Mary's, Lowe House, St. Helens, Lanes. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Southwell House, 39 Fitzjohns Avenue, N .W.3. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Stonyhurst College, Blackburn, Lanes. Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Wimbledon College, Wimbledon, S.W.19. Marist Fathers-Rev. Bursar, St. Mary's Hill, Paignton, Devon. Oblates of St. Charles (O.S.C.)-Very Rev. the Superior, O.S.C., St. Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, W.2. Oratorians-Very Rev. the Superior, Congo Orat., The Oratory, Brompton Road, South Kensington, S.W.7. Rev. Librarian, The Oratory, Hagley Road, Birmingham, 16. Redemptorists (C.SS.R.)-Very Rev. the Rector, C.SS.R., St. Mary's, Clapham Park Road, S.W.14. Religious of St. Andrew-Rev. Mother Superior, The Grange, Ottways Lane, Ashtead, Surrey. Sainte Union-Rev. Mother, Convent High School, The Avenue, Southampton. Sepulchrine Nuns (C.R.S.S.)-Rev. Mother Prioress, C.R.S.S., New Hall, Chelmsford, Essex. Servites (O.S.M.)-Very Rev. the Prior, O.S.M., St. Mary's Priory, 264 Fulham Road, S. Kensington, S.W.IO. Visitation Nuns-Rev. Mother Superior, Visitation Convent, Castle Cary, Somerset. (b) ABROAD Belgium Augustinian Nuns (C.R.L.)-The Rev. Mother Prioress, C.R.L., Le Couvent Anglais, Bruges. Jesuits (S.].)-The Very Rev. the Rector, S.]., Societe des Bollandistes, 24 Boulevard St. Michel, Bruxelles.


RELIGIOUS ORDERS AND CON GREGATIONS

25

United States. Benedictines (O.S.B.)-The Abbey Library, St. Benedict's College~ Atchison, Kansas. St. Anselm's Priory, 1400 Webster Street, . N.E., Washington 17, D.C. Dominicans (O.P.)-The Archives Library, Dominican House of Studies, 487 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. Jesuits (S.J.)-The Rev. Librarian, S.]., St. Louis University Library, St. Louis 3, Mo. The Rev. Librarian, S.]., Milford Novitiate, Milford ~ Ohio. The Rev. Librarian, S.J., Georgetown University, 'iVashington 7, D.C. The Rev. Librarian, S.]., Gonzaga University Library, Spokane, ' iVashington, D.C. The Librarian, Woodstock College Library, V\Toodstock, Maryland. The Rev. Librarian, S.J., College of the Holy Cross ~ Worcester, Mass.

Profile for The Catholic Record Society

Records Volume 50: The Maywood Diary  

William Mawhood's diary is contained in forty-nine note-books (6" x 4") with a total of just over four thousand pages and probably half a mi...

Records Volume 50: The Maywood Diary  

William Mawhood's diary is contained in forty-nine note-books (6" x 4") with a total of just over four thousand pages and probably half a mi...

Profile for tcrs