Fountayne, John, Dd
Fountayne, John, D.D.
an English clergyman, was born at Merton, near Doncaster, about 1714. He was educated at Catherine Hall, Cambridge, of which he became fellow; and was successively prebendary of Salisbury, canon of Windsor, and dean of York. Twice in his life, if not oftener, he might have been advanced to the episcopal bench, but declined it. He died February 14, 1802. He was exemplary in the discharge of every relative and social duty; hospitable, benevolent, and a lover of good men. See The (Lond.) Christian Observer, February 1802, page 144.