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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R. D. Sheldon
Smith, Charles (1713–1777), writer on the corn trade, was born in Stepney, the son of Charles Smith, a corn mill owner of Croydon, Surrey, and his wife, Anne, daughter and coheir of James Marrener, a naval captain with the East India Company. His family had been profitably engaged in the grain trade for two generations. ...