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date: 30 November 2020

Veno, Sir William Henrylocked

(1866–1933)
  • T. A. B. Corley

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Veno, Sir William Henry (1866–1933), patent medicine entrepreneur, was born William Reynard Varney in Castle Douglas, Renfrewshire, on 22 December 1866, the son of William Varney, a gamekeeper, and his wife, Grace Susan, née Paterson. He was educated in Newton Stewart and then worked as a shop assistant before running away to sea. Frustrated by the lack of suitable British outlets for his organizing talents, he emigrated to the ...

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