13. 'John Thelwall and Popular Jacobin Allegory', 964.
14. Ibid., 956.
15. Imagining the King's Death, 106.
16. 'John Thelwall and Popular Jacobin Allegory', 956, 959.
17. See http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ customsearchresults.asp?LDS=2&last_name= Vellam, accessed 15 April 2011. See also note 31, below.
18. John Thelwall, John Gilpin's Ghost; or, The Warning Voice of King Chanticleer: An Historical Ballad (London, 1795), iii-iv.
19. See Damian Walford Davies, Presences that Disturb: Models of Romantic Identity in the Literature and Culture of the 1790s (Cardiff, 2002), 289: 'A word about this same robbery which Mr Combs or some other persons committed upon the property I sent to you. I gave it as my opinion in my letter which appears to have been intercepted that [we?] ought to commence an action against the magistrates & scoundrels concerned in both this robery [sic], & the infamous & illegal transaction of seizing your papers; & I repeat to you again that if you have the spirit to do so, I will undertake to procure you an attorney to conduct the business, & a Counsil to plead it without fee or reward. This is a piece of justice you owe to yourself, & to the Country'.
20. See John Gilpin's Ghost, 2.
21. See Imagining the King's Death, 449.
22. See p. 4: 'It is a curious circumstance that not a soul in Oakham could ever get a single word of information from tradition or record - by hook or by crook, upon the important subject who the parents of this most special Attorney were, or whether he ever had either father or mother, till the fact was thus poetically revealed'.