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Harrod, Charles Digby (1841–1905), grocer and tea dealer, was born on 25 January 1841 at 4 Cable Street, Whitechapel, second child and eldest son of Charles Henry Harrod (1799–1885), grocer and tea dealer, and his wife, Elizabeth Digby (1810–1860). He left school at sixteen, was apprenticed to a ...
Harrod, Charles Henry (1799–1885), tea dealer and grocer, was born on 16 April 1799, at Lexden, Essex, the son of William Harrod and his wife, Thamar, but little else is known about his early life. However, as he became a grocer and tea merchant, it can be presumed he had at least a rudimentary education....
Smith, Samuel (1872–1949), tea dealer, was born on 22 June 1872 at 62 Lady Pitt Lane, Hunslet, Leeds, the son of William Smith, willeyer and fettler, and his wife, Harriet, née Powell. He contributed to the family income from the age of nine by working as a butcher's boy on Friday evenings and Saturdays, and then, at the age of ten, as a half-timer was employed as an errand boy for a local tea merchants. After leaving school he remained in the trade, becoming a traveller ‘on the road’ for ...