William Whiteley
(1831-1907)

Died aged c. 76

William Whiteley (29 September 1831 – 24 January 1907) was an English entrepreneur of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the founder of the William Whiteley Limited retail company whose eponymous department store became the Whiteleys shopping centre.

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William Whiteley 1831-1907, the self-styled universal provider and founder of one of the world's first department stores, was apprenticed hereabouts in 1848 to Harnew and Clover, drapers

Central Chambers, the Bull Ring, Wakefield, United Kingdom where they served an apprenticeship