The Twickenham Museum
Research: Houses of local interest and their occupiers

Fortescue House

London Road, Twickenham

?Peter Bathurst (1686-1748) or Walnut Tree House; ?house re-built by Edward Chapman, bricklayer
1770 *Lord Fortescue. Either Matthew Fortescue of Castle Hill (1719-85), 2nd Baron, or Dormer Fortescue Aland (d1780) of Credan >1780
1779 House badly damaged by fire.
1781 Mrs Bearford
1783/4 Empty, late Lord Fortescue (Samuel Lewis)
1786 Mr Dutton
Miss Dutton's Female Boarding School (mentioned by Joseph Farington in 1804: 20 ladies @ £200pa)
Mrs Lewis, ditto
1818 Joshua & Edward Chapman, copyhold of Syon Manor
1841 Charlotte Clark (b1791), teacher + 29 children (5 boys) from 6 to 15 + 5 female staff all aged 20
1846 Messrs Chapman (146 on Warren map)
Dr Henry Nicholson
M Raymond de Vericour
Rev James Balfour
1851 George Scott (b 1812) , Henry Dixon, Schoolmasters and 16 pupils
1857 Henry Dixon (1802-1857). Henry's wife Selina (nee Burney) was the daughter of William Burney, founder of the Royal Naval Academy at Gosport
1860 George Rumsey, Boarding School
1870 Metropolitan & City Police Orphanage
1872 Walter William Alcock
1878 Shaftesbury Homes > 1937
1919 Samuel Holloway, Superintendent & Mary Jane Holloway, Matron
1938 House demolished
Fortescue House in about 1810

Note: * signifies tenant or lessee of property, where known. Many of the dates noted are "spot" dates taken from rate books, directories, Enclosure Award, maps, or other sources and may not indicate arrival or departure of an occupier. Occupation is shown chronologically although some exact dates have not yet been ascertained.