Anna Maria Selina Locke et al. in Wans House, Bromham, Wiltshire - 23 April, 1819, at night
from Diary of Thomas Moore, 23 April 1819, page 296:
Large dinner at Phipps’s. Company: the Hugheses, Lockes, Gossets, Grubb, &c. Sung in the evening; afterwards danced to the pianoforte, and supped.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 23 April 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594036853168 accessed: 11 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|unspecified songs||performed by Thomas Moore|
|Date/Time||23 April, 1819, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
The Phippses were near neighbours of the Moores in Bromham. Thomas Moore was friendly with the two brothers, William (d. 1 December 1846) and Richard Hughes and their families. William was associated with the Devizes bank of Hughes, Locke and Co., of which the senior partner was Wadham Locke. It is likely, therefore, that William was present on this occasion. Moore's reference to 'the Gossets' is almost certainly a mis-spelling of 'the Grosetts', who are mentioned on a number of occasions within his diary.