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Thomas Faryner and his shop

Categories: Food & Drink, Tragedy

Thomas Faryner and his shop

Born 1615-6, Thomas Faryner (or Farriner) joined the Baker's Company in 1637, and by 1649 had his own bakery/shop/home on Pudding Lane. It seems that someone failed properly to extinguish a fire in the bakery on the evening of 1 September and in the early hours of the 2nd he woke to find the building on fire. He and his family escaped but a maid died, and the Great Fire of London had started.

After the fire, Faryner rebuilt his business in Pudding Lane. He and his children signed the Bill falsely accusing Frenchman Robert Hubert of starting the fire. He died in 1670, aged 54–55,

Farine is French for flour. Is this man an example of nominative determinism, or was the name given to him, prompted by his occupation?  See Isambard Kingdom Brunel for more examples of this name game.

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Thomas Faryner and his shop

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Faryner's shop

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London Tea History Association

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Old Cock Tavern - Fleet Street

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Michael Winner

Michael Winner

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Loyal Temperance Legion

Loyal Temperance Legion

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