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Nathaniel FOUNTAIN landlord of the Marquis of Granby public house

Journal by Bune

Nathaniel was my gx3 grandfather who owned the Marquis of Granby Public House on the corner of Percy Street and Upper Rathbone Place, just off the Tottenham Court Road in London. I visited the pub recently with my daughter, a very popular pub with space outside where you can have a drink in the warmth of the afternoon sun.

Many of the features of the pub would have been there in Nathaniel's time which was from the 1820s to the 1850s.

Nathaniel came from York and within the family there is talk that there was a family relationship with (I think)John FOUNTAIN, Dean of York.

I am having a huge problem with dates and names. I think that the name Nathaniel was much used within the FOUNTAIN family. Before me as I write, I have a fragile, all manuscript marriage certificate dated 9th December 1837. This is a marriage between Nathaniel (son of Thomas a gentleman) whose address is (the aforementioned)Percy Street, London and Amelia Elizabeth PLOWMAN (a spinster living in Regent Street Leeds and daughter of John PLOWMAN a Common Brewer). The wedding takes place in the Church of Bramley in the Parish of Leeds, Yorkshire.

I have a marriage certificate for John PLOWMAN who married Elizabeth TAYLOR on 9th October 1820. The certificate has been altered to read 1813! Their daughter, Amelia Elizabeth was born in 1816.

I have a (much damaged)extract from the book of baptisms for the Parish of St. Mary Bishophill Junior in the City of York for Nathaniel FOUNTAYNE born 20th January 1798, 5th son of Thomas FOUNTAYNE living "without North-Street Postern, (I think either) Sawyer or Lawyer and son of Nathaniel FOUNTAYNE and Mary daughter of John WELLS of Shewsby a farmer. I find it strange that Nathaniel, born in 1798, waited until 1837 before getting married. Is he the same Nathaniel, did he marry more than once or was he just a slow starter?

Nathaniel and Amelia Elzabeth Fountain went on to have four children:- Mary Elizabeth b 29th September 1838; Amelia Margaretta b 25th June 1840; Amelia born 17th July 1843 and Nathaniel Thomas FOUNTAIN b 28th October 1841. He certainly made up for lost time!

Mary Elizabeth FOUNTAIN my gx2 grandmother married Frederick Kennedy Stevens but I think they divorced in 1876. In 1877 she died. One of their children Mary Amelia Jane Stevens married George Elliott Lovegrove III . One of their children, Nora Emma married Edward Albany BRISCOMB and thence my mother Joan Marianne.

Amongst other documents, I have a frail manuscript copy of the last Will and Testament of William FOUNTAIN dated 16th May 1860. He was Nathaniel's brother living in Regents Villas, Avenue Road in the County of Middlesex. He was a very wealthy man and there was a broad spread of beneficiaries in his will. We have one or two items that may once have belonged either to him or perhaps his brother Nathaniel.

I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has carried out research on this particular Fountain family. I shall be happy to share what little documentation that I have.

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on 2011-07-21 07:39:45

Bune has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: FOUNTAIN, BUNE, BRISCOMB and 3 other(s).

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by MikeM on 2013-11-24 11:47:23

Hi,

I am descended from a William Fountain Meakin who married Elizabeth Sophia Fountain on 27/10/1804. The witness to her will is your William Fountain of 8, Regent Villas London. Her father is Charles Fountain and witness to her wedding is Jonathon Fountain. I would like to know more about William Fountain and have sight of his will to see how these family members were related ?

Direct email is: mikemeakin@gmail.com

by noggin on 2013-11-25 08:10:16

In the 1861 census it states Nathaniel was born in St Marys, Yorkshire, England, so this may be his Christening



"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
Name: Nathaniel Fountayne
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 23 Jan 1798
Christening Place: SAINT MARY BISHOPHILL JUNIOR,YORK,YORK,ENGLAND
Father's Name: Tho. Fountayne
Mother's Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00941-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 496813
...................................................................................

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Nathaniel Fountain (bachelor)
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1837
Registration District: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 23
Page Number: 347
Records on Page:
Spouses Name: Amelia Elizabeth Plowman



West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Age: Full Age
Marriage or Bann Date: 9 Dec 1837
Parish: Bramley, St Peter
Father's Name: Thomas Fountain
Spouse's Name: Amelia Elizabeth Plowman
Spouse's Father's Name: John Plowman
....................................................................................

1841 England Census
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
Gender: Male
Civil Parish: St Pancras
Hundred: Ossulstone (Holborn Division)
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street Address: Percy Street, Saint Pancras
Occupation: publican

Nathaniel Fountain 40
Amelia Fountain 30
Mary Fountain 3
Margaretta PLOWMAN age 19 was also living with them.
.....................................................................................

1851 England Census
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Amelia Fountain
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: St Pancras
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Nathaniel Fountain 53
Amelia Fountain 35
Amelia Fountain 7
...............................................................................


1861 England Census
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Age: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
Relation: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: St Marys, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: St Pancras
Ecclesiastical parish: St Pancras
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street Address: 38, Percy Street, Saint Pancras, Marylebone
Occupation: Licenced Victualer
Registration District: Pancras
Sub-registration District: Tottenham Court
ED, institution, or vessel: 2

Nathaniel Fountain 63
Amlia Fountain 17 daughter
.................................................................................

1871 England Census
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Age: 72
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1799
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Caroline Fountain
Gender: Male
Where born: Bishops Hull Un Younger, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: St Pancras
Ecclesiastical parish: St Pancras
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration District: Pancras
Sub-registration District: Tottenham Court

Nathaniel Fountain 72
Caroline Fountain 53
...................................................................................

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Nathaniel Thomas Fountain
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 23 Nov 1841
Father's Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Mother's Name: Amelia Elizabeth Fountain
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Pancras Old St Pancras
Borough: Camden
Register Type: Parish Registers

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Mary Elizabeth Fountain
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 19 Mar 1839
Father's Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Mother's Name: Amelia Mary Elizabeth Fountain
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Pancras Old St Pancras
Borough: Camden
Register Type: Parish Registers

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Amelia Margaretta Fountain
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 16 Jul 1840
Father's Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Mother's Name: Amelia Elizabeth Fountain
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Pancras Old St Pancras
Borough: Camden
Register Type: Parish Registers


London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Amelia Fountain
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 3 Aug 1843
Father's Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Mother's Name: Amelia Elizabeth Fountain
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Pancras Old St Pancras
Borough: Camden
Register Type: Parish Registers
....................................................................................

This look like daughter Amelia's wedding:

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Amelia Fountain
Spouse Name: Edward Edwards
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 20 Oct 1866
Parish: St Pancras St Paul
Borough: Camden
Father Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Spouse Father Name: Richard Edwards
Register Type: Parish Register
.....................................................................................

This looks lke Amelia Elizabeth's death do you know if he remarried ?
There is a Probate for Nathaniel Fountain in 1873 which states his widow as Caroline Fountain

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Amelia Elizabeth Fountain
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1851
Registration District: Brentford
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume: 3
Page: 13

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Probate Date: 27 Dec 1873
Death Date: 23 Nov 1873
Death Place: Middlesex, England
Registry: Principal Registry

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: Nathaniel Fountain
Probate Date: 27 Dec 1873
Death Date: 23 Nov 1873
Death Place: Middlesex, England
Registry: Principal Registry

by noggin on 2013-11-25 08:50:06

This might be Nathaniel's parents marriage

"England Marriages, 15381973 "
Name: Thomas Fountains
Spouse's Name: Mary Wales
Event Date: 12 Jun 1786
Event Place: Dalby,York,England
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M10508-2
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 918418
.........................................................................................

Other children for Thomas and Mary Fountain ?

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Thomas Fountain
christening: 6 September 1792 SAINT MARY BISHOPHILL JUNIOR,YORK,YORK,ENGLAND

John Fountain
christening: 16 March 1789 SAINT MARY BISHOPHILL JUNIOR,YORK,YORK,ENGLAND

Elizabeth Fountayne
christening: 27 September 1800 SAINT MARY BISHOPHILL JUNIOR,YORK,YORK,ENGLAND
death: 17 April 1803

Jonathan Fountain
christening: 18 March 1795 SAINT MARY BISHOPHILL JUNIOR,YORK,YORK,ENGLAND
death: 21 July 1803

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