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Andrew Melrose and Co

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of Edinburgh, Tea and Coffee Merchants

1812 Company established by Andrew Melrose

Andrew's sons, John and Andrew, became partners while another son, William, acted as buyer for the firm in China.

On the death of Andrew (sen.) and Andrew (jun.), John Simpson was made a partner

1883 John Macmillan became solo partner

His sons, George, Thomas Finlayson and William Robert, succeeded him.

Presumably responsible for Melrose's Tea

c.1990 Acquired by Premier Brands

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