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Vestey, William, first Baron Vestey (1859–1940), industrialist and food importer, and his business partner, Sir Edmund Hoyle Vestey first baronet (1866–1953), were both born in Liverpool. William was the eldest (b. 21 January 1859), and Edmund was the fifth child (...

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Walker, Sir Alexander (1869–1950), whisky blender and industrialist, was born on 22 March 1869 at Wallace Bank, Kilmarnock, the third and youngest son of Alexander Walker, chairman of John Walker & Sons, and his wife, Isabella (née McKemmie). Educated at Ayr Academy...