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date: 17 February 2020

Whiteley, Williamlocked

(1831–1907)
  • Gareth Shaw

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Whiteley, William (1831–1907), department store owner, was born on 29 September 1831 at Agbrigg, near Wakefield, the youngest of four sons of William Whiteley, corn merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Rowland. After leaving the village school at fourteen, he spent two years working on his uncle's farm before becoming apprenticed in 1848 as a draper's assistant to ...

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