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date: 30 November 2020

Rowntree, Josephlocked

(1836–1925)
  • Robert Fitzgerald

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Rowntree, Joseph (1836–1925), cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, was born at Pavement, York, on 24 May 1836, the son of Joseph Rowntree (1801–1859) and his wife, Sarah, née Stephenson (1807–1888). In 1822 his father had travelled from Scarborough to establish his grocery business, and he became prominent in civic and Quaker affairs in ...

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