Fortescue Arms, Green lane, East Allington, Devon TQ9 7RA

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Residents at this address

1841/Robert Whiteway/Publican/40/Born In Devon/Census **
1841/Mary Whiteway/45/Born In Devon/Census
1841/Anna Whiteway/11/Born In Devon/Census
1841/Thomas Whiteway/8/Born In Devon/Census
1841/Robert Whiteway/4/Born In Devon/Census
1841/May Easton/Female Servant/14/Born In Devon/Census

1850/Rt W Whiteway/../../../Post Office Directory **

1851/Susan West/Innkeeper Wid/38/East Allington Devon/Census **
1851/Mary West/Dau/13/East Allington Devon/Census
1851/Harriet West/Dau/11/East Allington Devon/Census
1851/Heturah West/Dau/6/East Allington Devon/Census
1851/Fanny Ann West/Dau/4/East Allington Devon/Census
1851/Thomas John West/Son/2/East Allington Devon/Census
NB Pub Not Named iN 1851

1861/Richard Brooking/Licensed Victualler/46/Berry Pomeroy Devon/Census **
1861/Ann Brooking/Wife/43/Frogmore Devon/Census
1861/Charlotte Brooking/Dau Dressmaker/21/Blagdon Paington Devon/Census
1861/Elizabeth A Brooking/Dau/19/Torquay Devon/Census
1861/George C Brooking/Son/15/East Allington Devon/Census
1861/Louisa E Brooking/Dau/13/East Allington Devon/Census
1861/Susan M Brooking/Dau/9/East Allington Devon/Census
1861/Amelia Brooking/Dau/7/East Allington Devon/Census
1861/Bertha Brooking/Dau/5/East Allington Devon/Census

1871/John Horton/Wheelwright/35/East Allington Devon/Census **
1871/Sarah Horton/Wife/35/East Allington Devon/Census
1871/Trobridge Horton/Son Scholar/3/East Allington Devon/Census
1871/John Horton/Son/2m/East Allington Devon/Census
1871/Arthur Horton/Brother Wheelwright/23/East Allington Devon/Census
1871/Charles Stuart/Apprentice Wheelwright/16/Prawle Devon/Census

1878/John Horton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/John Horton/Wheelwright/46/East Allington Devon/Census **
1881/Sarah Horton/Wife/46/East Allington Devon/Census
1881/Trobridge Horton/Son Scholar/13/East Allington Devon/Census
1881/Charles Stare/Servant Wheelwright/26/East Prawle Devon/Census
1881/Maria Foxworthy/Gen Servant/17/East Allington Devon/Census

1889/Jn Horton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/John Horton/Innkeeper Wheelwright/56/East Allington Devon/Census **
1891/Sarah Horton/Wife/56/East Allington Devon/Census
1891/Trobridge Horton/Son Wheelwright/23/East Allington Devon/Census
1891/John Horton/Son Wheelwright/20/East Allington Devon/Census
1891/Frederick Shepherd/Servant/13/Slapton Devon/Census
1891/Eliza Ould/Gen Servant/16/East Allington Devon/Census
1891/Louisa Ould/Boarder/5/East Allington Devon/Census

1893/Jn Horton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/John Horton/Innkeeper Wheelwright/66/East Allington Devon/Census **
1901/Sarah Horton/Wife Pub/66/East Allington Devon/Census
1901/Trobridge Horton/Son Wheelwright/33/East Allington Devon/Census
1901/John Horton/Son Wheelwright/30/East Allington Devon/Census
1901/Fredrick Shepherd/Boarder Wheelwright/23/Slapton Devon/Census
1901/William Squires/Servant Cowboy on Farm/14/Dartmouth Devon/Census
1901/Polonia Kennard/Domestic Servant/21/Loddiswell Devon/Census

1902/Jn Horton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Annie Stone(Mrs)/../../../Post Office Directory **

1914/Thomas Edwin Penny/../../../Post Office Directory **

1919/Thomas Edwin Penny/../../../Post Office Directory **

1923/Thomas Edwin Penny/../../../Post Office Directory **

Jonathan Webster (1857-1933) has been the publican, most recently the Blacksmith Arms in Stondon Massey. OJ was my great grandfather.
I am following up his many children and have info for you about The Fortescue Arms in East Allington, Devon.
OJ's first child, daughter Kate Webster, born Essex 1880, married William Fountain born Essex 1878. My mum told me that Kate 'had pubs' and at last I have tracked one down!
Here is the 1939 Register, with William Fountain, Licensed Victualler, born 19 November 1878, and now at 'the Fortescue Arms' at Kingsbridge, Devon. Also Kate Fountain, domestic duties, born 2 February 1880.
Plus Frederick H Neale, LNER clerk, born 3 June 1899, and Hilda Neale, domestic duties, born 23 April 1901.
My online legwork reveals that this is a misreading of the info, which refers in fact to the Fortescue Arms at East Allington, close to Kingsbridge which was the Registration District. *
So far that is the only pub I have tracked for Kate and William Fountain. They did not start their married life as publicans. I understand William died in 1945. I have no idea when they moved in to The Fortescue Arms, or out, but were there on 29 September 1939, the date of the Register.

Western Morning News 20 February 1942
Widower with no children requires responsible person as Housekeeper. No objection to one child. Safe area - Apply Fortescue Arms, East Allington, Totnes.

Western Morning News - Saturday 28 November 1942 :
"FORTESCUE ARMS," in the Village of East Allington, 4 miles from Kingsbridge, on the Western National 'Bus Route.'
MESSRS. R. H. LUSCOMBE & SONS have been favoured with instructions from Mr. W. Fountain (retlring) to SELL by AUCTION, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 1942, the following well-made FURNITURE and Effects, viz.:—Uphol. Sitting-room Suite, Mahog. Sideboard and Overmantel to match, Inlaid Card Table, 3 8-Day Mantel and Wall Clocks, 24-Hour Grandfather Clock, Philips All-Main Universal Wireless with Ext. Speaker, Salon China Tea Service, 25 pieces, Fireproof Safe 24" x 16" 14", Admiral Fitzroy Barometer, 3-Burner Florence Stove with Oven, 6' 0" Mahog. Sideboard, Walnut-frame Piano by Boyd, London, and Music Stool, Walnut Extending Dining Table, 3' 0" Oak Roll-top Desk, Oak Hallstand, Oak Grandfather Chair, Vapour Bath, 5 Oak High-back Dining and Carving Chair to match, movable seats, 6 Mahog. Uphol. Chairs, 3 Oak and Mahogany Chests of Drawers, bow front and brass handles, 3 Pairs Heavy Red Curtains. Oak and Mahogany-framed Wall Mirrors, Mahog. and Oak-framed Pierglasses, Mahog Cupboards and Music Cabinets, Duchesse and other Dressing Tables, Dble. and Sgle. Marble-top Washstands and Ware, Mahog. and other Cupboards, Bedside Tables, Double and Single Beds, with Spring, Hair, and Flock Mattresses, Eiderdowns, Feather Tie, Bolsters and Pillows, a large assortment of Bed and Table Linen in excellent condition, a large collection of good Cutlery, Folding Camp Bed and Mattress. Toilet Glasses, Carpet, Lino, Hearth Rugs and Mats, Oriental Spiral and China Vases, Silver Candlestick and Snuffer, Fenders and Irons, Companion Set, Coal Vase, Fruit Dishes, Salad Bowls, Coffee and Tea Pots, several Bentwood, Windsor, and other Chairs, Dinner Service, Boiler, Saucepans, Adjustable and Easy Chairs, Field Glasses, Binoculars, Singer Sewing Machine, Dinner Gong, 2 Pairs Large Oil Paintings, Pair Nice Water-colours, and other Pictures, complete set of 7 Vols. of Self-Educator, Picnic Set, large collection of Glass Ware, Carpet Sweeper, small Bagatelle Board, 2 Primus Lamps on Stand, Fire Extinguisher, Clothes Wringer, Zinc Baths, 2 sets of Household Scales, 2 Valor Heating Stoves, White Enam. Bath, Toilet Pails, several Enam. Bowls, 2 Clothes Airers, large Deal Table (4 drawers), Salting Pan and Cover, Brooms, Brushes, and numerous other Effects.
OUTDOOR EFFECTS: —Portable Poultry-house, Sectional Glazed Store, Galv. Wheelbarrow, Grindstone, 100 and 60- Egg Incubators (Glevum Economy and Mendip), Vertex Foster Mother, 13" Lawn Mower, 2 good Ladders 18 and 12 staves, Brace and Bits, excellent Bench Vice, 2 Pairs Steps (1 Oak), a very large collection of Woodworking Tools, Garden Tools, and other Effects. On View Morning of Sale. Sale at 11.30 a.m. prompt. Cash at Close of Sale. The above is an excellent collection of effects in good condition. Dated Auction Offices, 62, Fore-street, Kingsbridge, November 24th, 1942. *

* Provided By Eileen Heaps

** Provided By Bev Howlett

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