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Rowntree Family History

Rowntree Mackintosh Ltd.

Rowntree’s merged with Mackintosh’s, a company originating in Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1969 to become Rowntree Mackintosh. John Mackintosh and Co. brought with them Rolo, Munchies, Caramac and Quality Street. The company went public in 1987, and was the subject of a takeover battle between Nestlé and Jacobs Suchard in 1988. Nestlé eventually won control with an more »< Read More...

Peter Rowntree

Peter Rowntree (1904-1985), son of Seebohm Rowntree. Cocoa Manufactur Read More...

Francis (Frank) Henry Rowntree (1868-1918)

Francis (Frank) Henry Rowntree (1868-1918), nephew of Joseph Rowntree and son of Henry Isaac Rowntree, was the founder of the York branch of the Fabian Society in 1908. The 1911 census records Frank and his wife Emily living at Haverford with a cook, housemaid and under-housema Read More...

Second World War, Rowntrees and

York had to adapt for the Second World War and the Rowntrees had a key role to play. Affected by restrictions on sugar imports and rationing, the Rowntrees factories were temporarily converted. Much of Rowntree’s office block on Haxby Road was given over to the Royal Army Pay Corps. The cream department was reconfigured more »< Read More...

Howard Doncaster Rowntree

Howard Doncaster Rowntree (1879-1974) was educated at Bootham School and University College London. He married Nora Sutherland Priestman in 1907. He worked as a draper, house furnisher and china dealer of Scarborough, where he ran the Rowntree department store. He died in the The Retreat aged 94. External Links http://www.pennyghael.org.uk/Priestman. Read More...

Pavement

Click here to see our illustrated travelling exhibition timeline history of 28 Pavement The location in York of Joseph Rowntree’s (Senior) (1801-1859) original grocer’s shop at 28 Pavement, York, where many apprentices lived and worked, including George Cadbury. Purchased in 1822, it was also the birthplace of all the Rowntree boys, John, Joseph, and more »< Read More...

Mount School, The

The Mount School was founded in 1785 in Trinity Lane. In 1831 it was established as the York Friends’ Girls’ School after a move to Castlegate, and in 1857 the school relocated to its present location on Dalton Terrace, on the outskirts of the York. Its pupils have included the daughters of many more »< Read More...

USA, Rowntrees and

The attention to foreign developments demonstrated by family members of the Rowntree clan is seen in the social studies conducted by Joseph and Seebohm Rowntree. For his study The Temperance Problem and Social Reform, conducted with Arthur Shewell and first published in 1899, Joseph surveyed the alcohol policies in different countries, including the more »< Read More...

Rowntree Society, The

Founded by Steven Burkeman in 2001 at a time when it looked as though the Rowntree inheritance was in danger of disappearing altogether from York (apart, of course, from the work of the Joseph Rowntree trusts).  With the support of Hugh Bayley MP, he put together a small group of people, including Mark more »< Read More...

Rowntree Park

The park, 25 acres situated on the river Ouse, between Clementhorpe Beck on the west side and Terry Avenue on the east, was a major gift donated by Joseph Rowntree in 1921 as a memorial to the members of the Cocoa Works’ staff who fell in WW1, to be (in his words) a more »< Read More...