Genealogy Projects tagged with Foodstuffs on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Grocers

    Grocers Beginning as early as the 14th century, a grocer (or "purveyor") was a dealer in comestible dry goods such as spices, peppers, sugar, and (later) cocoa, tea and coffee. These items were bought in bulk, hence the term grocer from the French "grossier" meaning wholesaler, this term derived from Medieval Latin "grossarius" from which we also derive the word gross (meaning a quantity of t...

  • England Potatoes - Family Business

    England Potatoes Ltd. This is a project to add all members of The England Family who worked as potato merchants for the company England Potatoes Ltd, which was founded by family patriarch John Humphrey England Jr. in 1842. History England Potatoes ltd. was founded by John Humphrey England in the 1842 with the express intention of supplying potatoes the business grew as rapidly as the popu...