Nelson,the great grandfather of Mery had served the company veryfaithfully and obediently. Nelson was quite an ordinary man— a typical middle class man, but a sharp and shrewd business mind. He used to lift bales of clothes in Lancashire and kept loitering in the streets of London.
London was not so advanced as it is today. Londoners used to sleep on hey-mattresses. Before 1757 London breathed on the heartbeats of agriculture sector.It was like a cluster of suburbs. With cloth-bundles on his head , he used to wander in the London streets everyday and kept a close watch on the persons returning from India. Not only a close watch, but he also heard with rapt attention the stories of plundering India.He put his ears where he listened to the stories of valor and huge wealth of the mughal emperors, the stories of aristocratic tantrums of the Nawabs and their henchmen—- the stories of the luxuries of petty kings and their foolish acts of showing each other in a bad humour………..
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