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Thomas Mantell (c1757 to 1837) Bloomsbury

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JerryH Report 13 Dec 2012 15:31

Thomas Mantell was a Brewer in Bloomsbury
I have his burial record as:
Thomas Mantell of Duke Street Bloomsbury Buried 21 Jan 1837 aged 80
His wife was Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Mantell of Duke Street Bloomsbury was Buried 1 June 1826 aged 62

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth were
Thomas Augustus, born 19 June 1798, Baptised 13 July 1798 (My Ancestor)
James, born 24 Feb 1800, Baptised 25 Mar 1800
Charlotte Austusta, born 2 Oct 1801, Baptised 22 Nov 1801
Ann Elizabeth, born 18 Apr 1804, Baptised 17 May 1804, Buried 16 Jan 1809
All Baptised St George, Bloomsbury.

There are several references to the Brewery:
1811 London Directory :
Mantell and Cook
Ale Brewers of Castle Street Bloomsbury
Also Farmer and Mantell, Brewers of Duke Street Bloomsbury

1815, Feb. 15.  Mantell and Cook, Castle-street, Bloomsbury-square
Proof of mixing strong with table beer, and using colouring and other things. 
Compromised for £300. 

London Postal Directory 1829 Mantell and Son, Castle St Bloomsbury

I am searching for further information on Thomas and Elizabeth.
My best guess is that the Marriage occured in 1797 at Westminster St James between Thomas Mantell and Elizabeth Vaughan.
This is a marriage I picked up from Pallott's Index a year or so back but there is also a tree on Ancestry with a different name.
My gut feeling is that this marriage is the correct one as one of Thomas Augustus's grandchilden had Vaughan as a second name.

I have identified 3 possible Baptisms for Elizabeth, all with different parents, but no clues on who Thomas's parents may have been.

As a first step, I should be grateful if some kind person would do a lookup for me on FMP for that marriage in 1797.
I am hoping that it is a full transcription and includes Witness names which may give further clues to follow. Better still would be the image from the Register.

I should be grateful for any help resolving this mystery.



Maddie Report 13 Dec 2012 15:36

View the original image

Groom's First names:Thomas

Groom's surname:Mantell

Groom's parish:St James Piccadilly

Groom's Age:

Marriage year:1797

Marriage month:May

Marriage day:6

Parish:St James, Piccadilly


Bride's First names:Elizabeth

Bride's surname:Vaughan

Bride's parish:St James Piccadilly

Bride's Age:

Record source:Westminster Marriages- Transcripts

Data provider:Westminster Archives

Transcriptions © brightsolid online publishing


Catherine Report 13 Dec 2012 18:33

If he was born in 1757 and not married until 1797, then he would have been 40yrs old, so it may be possible that the 1797 marriage was a second marriage?


Vicci Report 13 Dec 2012 20:37

witnesses to the marriage above
Thaoms Vaughan
Mary Vaughan
Alice Fortescue


JerryH Report 13 Dec 2012 21:26

Thank you Maddie and Christine. and Vicci

I had a feeling that this one would tax the brilliance of the "team" but as always you have given me something that perhaps I can work with.

I am not sure how at this stage but will look for possible matches in surnames for a clue.

It is without doubt a step further forward.

The witness Thomas Vaughan feels like he could have been a brother to Elizabeth. It is not a name that I had noted as a possible father.

As to whether Thomas was married before, it is certainly possible though I doubt there was any issue. Thomas Augustus took over the Brewery from his father and later passed on to his son - also Thomas Augustus.



JerryH Report 14 Dec 2012 01:56

I have been trying all sorts of combinations of surnames but not getting very far.
One I did find was that Alicia Caroline Sheffield was married to Chichester Fortecue in 1796, so was probably a friend of the family.

One question that has been nagging me though.
The original image of the marriage of Thomas and Elizabeth should show whether the couple were single or widowed and it would also be useful to know whether by Banns or Licence.
The other chart on Ancestry I mentioned shows the name as Elizabeth Clark so was she widowed?
Apart from that, date and location match.

It is all too easy to make wrong assumptions when one does not have the full information.



Maddie Report 14 Dec 2012 14:04

might be worth contacting the Westminster City Archive to see if they can help

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 14 Dec 2012 15:13


Look in your inbox....Image sent

Hope it helps



JerryH Report 14 Dec 2012 15:50


No I did not get the image so have sent you my email address

Only once have I known an attachment to actual work on here:-(..



Catherine Report 14 Dec 2012 16:05

this is probably the marriage they have on the other tree:-

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about Thomas Mantle
Name: Thomas Mantle ( Widower)
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Clarke ( Spinster )
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Oct 1797
Parish: St Marylebone
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Parish Register
In the presence of:- Thos. Holding and Mary ?ratt

Banns were read on:-
17th Sept.
24th Sept. and
1st Oct.


JerryH Report 14 Dec 2012 16:48

I think you are right Chris. Similar location (Westminster) and same year.

Have written to the other treeholder and it will be interesting to see if I get a reply.

And thank you very much for the image