mobile nav


William Fortnum

Picture source: Fortnum & Mason archivist

William Fortnum

Person  Male  Born 1738  Died 1815

Categories: Commerce

The records of the founders of Fortnum and Mason are not too clear. In 1707 a William Fortnum is said to have become a footman to Queen Anne and at about the same time to have founded a grocery business in Duke Street jointly with his landlord, Hugh Mason. The first documented reference to the business is in 1756 when it moved premises to Piccadilly.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
William Fortnum

Information Commemorated at

Fortnum & Mason

From the shop's website:  "1964 saw a new landmark added to the front of the ...

Read More