|History Website for Dibdin, Aglio, Rowntree, Guise, and other Families|
|History Homepage||Picture Gallery||Photo Gallery||Museum||Articles||Sitemap|
|Family at War||The Rowntree Family||Friends Ambulance Unit|
An Introduction to the Rowntree Family
One Branch in the First World War Era
Contents - Index page
The Family in Context
|For clarity it is necessary to start with John Rowntree,
born in 1757, the Grocer at Scarborough who married Elizabeth Lotherington, born in 1764 and who was a descendant from the Rowntrees of Risborough. Details of which are available on the history website.
John Rowntree had seven children one of which was Joseph Rowntree who moved to York and who was with his son Joseph the founder of the cocoa empire. Another was William Rowntree who according to the book "Rowntrees of Risborough" worked as a corn miller in Gateshead and married Rachel Watson.
William Rowntree had 8 children including Hannah who married Charles Brightwen, Joseph and Joseph who both died within a couple of years of birth and John Rowntree who seemed to have returned to his roots in Scarborough and developed the Grocer Draper shop there.
John Rowntree born 1821 married Ann Webster and produced 6 children, remarrying after Ann’s death to Eliza Walker Brady (nee Walker) and having another son Alfred.
Alfred Rowntree born in 1900 was a Farmer and Creamery Proprietor in Middleham Wensleydale until 1943.
Among John Rowntree’s offspring there are a number that are referred to in the documents behind this article. In Summary:
The story really starts with Frederick who was born in Scarborough, educated at Bootham , trained as an architect in Scarborough and then worked in London, Leicester and Scarborough. In 1890 he entered partnership with Malcolm Stark in Glasgow but it should be noted that he had already, in 1886 met and married his wife, Mary Anna Gray who was the daughter of William Gray who started Gray Dunn biscuits in Glasgow.
In 1900 Frederick moved to Hammersmith.