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Jacob, Williamlocked

(1761/2–1851)
  • Gordon Goodwin
  • , revised by M. J. Mercer

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Jacob, William (1761/2–1851), merchant and writer on the corn trade, was by the early 1790s well established in business as a merchant, in partnership with John Jacob, in premises in Newgate Street, London. According to Joshua Wilson he had become a 'commercial man of considerable credit' and was 'one of the few Englishmen who, in the present day, has carried on a direct trade with ...

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