It is generally agreed that the sugar trade began in
the UK, in London, c1544, with two cane sugar refineries .... today
there is barely one.
In between, a vast number of individuals and companies have come and
gone, in an industry, which until the 20c, was a notoriously labour
intensive, hot, exhausting, and dangerous place to work.
A database of some of those involved in the cane
sugar refining industry, mainly in the UK, 16-20C.
Additional information may be available from the original sources, or
from the compiler, who will also be pleased to receive further
contributions to the database.