Surnames registered by Angela Fortnum
OXSIL User No.: 5794
OFHS Membership No. 6723

FORTNAM <1600 Any
FORTNAME <1600 Any
LOVESAY <1900 Any
LOVESEY <1900 Any
PAGE >1800 Wroxton
RYMALL <1700 Any

Notes: I am trying to trace the ancestors of Charles Fortnum who lived in Oxfordshire during the 1700s. Potentially he is my 5xGGF and I would like to be able to answer the question: Are you related to Fortnum and Mason? I have done some research into William Fortnum, who founded the business during Queen Anne's reign and do not think I am a direct descendant. However, Charles is a common forename in William's family but unusual for Oxfordshire for that time period.

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