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William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (19 September 1851 – 7 May 1925) was an English Industrialist, philanthropist and colonialist.

William Lever was born in 1851, in Bolton.

Bolton is a large town in Greater Manchester, in the North West England region of England.Situated close to the West Pennine Moors, north west of the city of Manchester, it is the largest and most populous settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, the former county borough of Bolton, Lancashire.

Educated at the Bolton Church Institute. After training with his father's wholesale grocery business, in 1886 he established a soap manufacturing company called Lever Brothers
Lever Brothers

The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme and his brother, James.In 1885 they bought a small soap works in Warrington....
(now part of Unilever

Unilever is a multi-national corporation, formed of United Kingdom-Netherlands parentage that owns many of the world's consumer product brand names in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products....
) with his brother James.

They must have moved Bolton to Merseyside. Them dang milltown boundries again! :lol:
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