John Alexander Fladgate

Male 1809 - 1901  (91 years)


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  • Name John Alexander Fladgate 
    Born 6 Oct 1809 
    • John Alexander Fladgate (born 1 January 1809) in London, was a wine merchant. He was christened in the church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields. He married Margaret Collett Dalgleish in September 1837 in St. Giles-in-the-Field, London. Margaret died aged 84 in March 1901 and John followed her soon afterwards, dying age 92 on 12 December 1901, at their residence 106 Elgin Crescent,Kensington, London.

      He first sailed for Porto in 1836 but unable to land because of the weather. He returned to England, married, and returned to Porto the following year by way of Vigo, Spain. Sole partner of Taylor, Fladgate & Co. after Joseph Taylor's death in 1837. Became partner with Morgan Yeatman in 1839 and changed firm's name to Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman. He married four of his daughters to Port Wine shippers. Created Baron da Roêda of Portugal in 1870 and Comendador [Knight Commander] of the Portuguese Order of Christ.

      Children of John and Margaret Fladgate

      John and Margaret had 10 children, all of whom were born in Porto, Portugal.

      i. Francis Pedro Gauntlett Fladgate b. 1839 Porto; d. 1888 Porto. E mployed by Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman.

      ii. Margaret Ellen Fladgate b. 1840 and christened 29 December 1840, Porto. M arried António d'Almeida Campos, 23 April 1864, Porto.

      iii. Catherine Mary Fladgate b. 1842 and christened 22 May 1842, Porto. M arried Joseph James Forrester, son of Baron Forrester, 6 November 1862, Porto.

      iv. Harriette Forbes Fladgate b. 1845 and christened 22 March 1845, Porto.

      v. Marian Grimston Fladgate b. 1847 and christened 2 March 1847, Porto. M arried Albert Charles Morgan of Morgan Brothers & Co.

      vi. Helen Florence Fladgate b. 1849 and christened 19 June 1849, Porto. M arried Pedro Gonçalves Guimaraens of Fonseca Guimaraens & Co.

      vii. Janet Young Fladgate b. 1852 and christened 7 April 1852, Porto. M arried Charles Wright, resident Director of Croft & Co.

      viii. Elizabeth Edith Jebb Fladgate b. 1854 and christened 19 July 1852, Porto. d . 10 September 1855, Porto.

      ix. Reginald Hugh Fladgate b. 1856 and christened 27 July 1856, Porto. d . 14 April 1863, Porto.

      x. Henry Claude Fladgate b. 1858 and christened 5 November 1858, Porto.

      In the British Factory records, for some reason their mother's name was given solely as Margaret COLLETT and not COLLETT DALGLEISH. That Collett was an integral part of her maiden name is confirmed by the parish records for St. Leonard's, Streatham, Surrey, where Margaret was born 24 November 1817, as three of her siblings are also shown as bearing the Collett Dalgleish surname: Maria, b. 1 Nov 1811; James, b. 11 October 1814; and Alexander, b. 9 December 1815.

      This is further supported by the 1881 UK Census entry for Henry Wood's household at Woodside Lodge, Leavesden, Watford, Hertfordshire, which records the presence of three of Margaret's sisters who were born in London: Henry's wife Louisa Collett Wood age 54, and two of his sisters-in-law: Rebecca Collett Williams, widow, age 56, and Elizabeth Collett Dalgleish, unmarried, age 70. Yet another of Margaret's sisters, Ellen Collett Dalgleish, is shown in the British Chaplaincy records as marrying John Land TEAGE in Porto on 14 April 1852.

      Today, the only direct kinship with John Alexander Fladgate at Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman (Taylor's Port) is David Fonseca Guimaraens, Winemaker and Technical Director, Baron Roêda's great-great-great nephew.
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Oct 1901 
    Person ID I4336  Dalgleish Study
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2012 

    Father Francis Fladgate 
    Family ID F1276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Collett Dalgleish,   b. 24 Nov 1817, Streatham, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1901  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1837  St. George, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F1275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] GRO BMD Index, Q3 1837 St Giles 1 81.