Francesco Ruggero PRATTI

Francesco Ruggero PRATTI

Male 1888 - 1965  (77 years)

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  • Name Francesco Ruggero PRATTI 
    Nickname Jack Francis Roger 
    Born 19 Feb 1888  Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Charing Cross, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1921  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Newspaper Report 12 Nov 1927  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    SPORTING TIMES: TALK, TOWN & GOSSIP by The Tramp. New Restaurant.
    Last week I remarked that London was being rapidly supplied with all sorts of new restaurants, and this week another one opened in the heart of the West End. This was, and is, the Dieudonné which is situated in St Martin's Lane just above the Westminster County Court, of gloomy memento to many spendthrifts.
    Good Luck.
    A few chosen friends assembled on Tuesday to give the new venture the once over and to wish Jack Pratti and V Moretti good luck in their enterprise. The restaurant itself in belowstairs, and is a charming apartment, panelled to the ceiling in light wood, and on the first floor is a kind of café, where the hurried business man can obtain light snacks.
    No Music
    A feature of the Dieudonné is that there will be no music or anything to take one's attention off one's company and one's food. It is essentially a cosy place, where you can take the bestest girl in the world for a quiet luncheon or dinner, or entertain a party of friends in restful surrounds.
    Old Times.
    It is interesting to find the name of Pratti once more in the list of West End caterers. Some time ago it loomed large in the Strand, but the alterations now going on in that ancient thoroughfare caused its disappearance. The Old Ship in Whitehall also used to bear that short and easily remembered name. 
    Newspaper Report 17 Nov 1928  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    SPORTING TIMES: Better Now. That well-known member of a well-known family of restaurateurs, Mr Jack Pratti has been very ill of late, and in a nursing home. I am glad to hear from him that he is much better. The diners at the Dieudonné in St Martin's Lane will have missed his very cheery personality. 
    Newspaper Report 29 Jun 1929  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    SPORTING TIMES: At the Dieudonné.
    Delightful food and exquisite wines graced a dinner party given at the Restaurant Dieudonné in St Martin's Lane, W.C., on Monday evening, and here, without any undue delay, are the good things referred to:-
    Cantaloup Frappé au Porto
    Consommé Madrilene en Gelee
    Truite Saumonée Montgolfier
    Supreme de Poulet Valencienne, Pommes Berny
    Asperges Sauce Divine
    Fraises Rafraichies au Kirsch Mignardises
    Amontillado (Domecq)
    Perrier Jouet 1910
    (Fine Champagne) 1840
    The Host
    The gathering included well-known City men and diners out whose experience in matters gastronomic is, I can assure you, most considerable, and the hosts were Mr Jack Pratti and Mr Harry Cooper. You see, this charming theatreland restaurant is continuously growing in favour among people who, like you and I, like food and wine that, while yet reasonable in price, are a delight to the palate, and so Mr Cooper has joined in Mr Pratti in the business side of things. The wedding is all to the good.
    A Commendation.
    The fare at Monday's party was, indeed, a gastronomic delight, thanks to superb cooking, and the Perrier Jouet and the Old Brandy were just such as would raise paeans of praise from the most captious connoisseur. And yet the same good fare can be had at the Dieudonné daily. I confidently commend this little haven to all those City and West End folks to whom it is a pleasure to take friends to a lunch or dinner of supper knowing that the eats and drinks will be of the choicest. 
    Residence Between 1937 and 1965  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper Report 12 Sep 1939  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    THE TIMES: London Gazette. Territorial Army. The following to be granted Emergency Commissions:- General List, Royal Engineers. To be Second Lieutenants: J F R Pratti (98248) 
    Occupation 22 Sep 1939  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Wholesale Provision Merchant 
    Newspaper Report 20 Apr 1940  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    THE TIMES: London Gazette. General List. The date of appointment of Second Lieutenant J F R Pratti is September 11th 1939 and not as in Gazette of September 11th 1939. 
    Died 14 Jun 1965  St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Probate 04 Oct 1965  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I238  Kempton Tree
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 

    Father Francesco Ruggero PRATTI,   b. 1849, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1916, Streatham Hill, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Maria Mendham KEMPTON,   b. 1861, Ely, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1931, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clementine Lesine Duchene DE VERE,   b. 7 Jan 1890, Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1973, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1939  Hendon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    • Details: 22 September 1939, Jack Francis Roger Pratti, age 51yrs, bac, wholesale provision merchant, 21 Cosway Mansions, Lisson Grove NW1, son of Francesco Ruggero Pratti (deceased), Hotel Keeper AND Clementine Lesine Duchene De Vere, 49yrs, sp, 83 Montpelier Rise, Golders Green NW11, dau of Leon Alexander Duchene De Vere (deceased), Secretary of a steel and iron company. Witnesses: D Watkins, Annie Harvey.
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Feb 1888 - Battersea, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Panton Hotel, 28 Panton Street, St Pancras, age 3 - 5 Apr 1891 - St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 79 Camden Road, St Pancras age 13 - 31 Mar 1901 - St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 45 Charing Cross, age 23, restaurant keeper - 2 Apr 1911 - Charing Cross, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1939 - Hendon, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 1965 - St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Birth Certificate.

    2. [S77] GRO BMD Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1888, Wandsworth, 1d 553.
      Registered as Kempton, Francesco Ruggero P. on 10 June 1939 "on the authority of the Registrar General".

    3. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/150/35/1.

    4. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN1186 RG78PN40 RD13 SD1 ED1 SN92.

    5. [S80] Website, London Street Directory 1921.

    6. [S107] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive).

    7. [S39] Marriage Certificate.

    8. [S42] Death Certificate.

    9. [S77] GRO BMD Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1965, St Pancras, 5d 885, age 77.

    10. [S85] E&W National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    11. [S77] GRO BMD Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1939, Hendon, 3a 2966.