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20 Dec 1855
The son of John Rowntree the Grocer of Scarborough and grandson of William Rowntree, a millar from Gateshead. It seems that he settled in Scarborough to work in the family business.
George was first cousin once removed to Joseph Rowntree II of York chocolate fame.
George was an older brother of Frederick Rowntree the Architect.
At the age of 80, George wrote, during the winter of 1935-36,
More details of George and the Rowntree family as well as
the Wallis family
His Reminiscences contain details of the Schreiner
Riots in Scarborough during the Boer War.