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.

cite as

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. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Wans House, Bromham, Wiltshire


Charles Lewis Phipps
Deputy-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Magistrate
John Rock Grosett
Jamaican planter, Member of Parliament, Politician
Wadham Locke
Banker, member of parliament for Devizes 1832-35, Politician

Listening to

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unspecified songs performed by Thomas Moore
dance music

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 April, 1819, at night
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:00:53 +0100
Approved on Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:43:59 +0100