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Ebenezer John Bristow

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Ebenezer John Bristow (1825-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

EBENEZER JOHN BRISTOW died at his residence, North Side, Clapham Common, on December 29, 1908, after a short illness. He was nearly 84 years old, having been born at Exeter in January, 1825.

Early in life he came to London to study law, and was admitted a solicitor in 1847.

Three years later he became a partner in the firm of Harrison and Wilson, of 1, Copthall Buildings, E.C., which subsequently became the firm of Wilson, Bristows, and Carpmael, who have been Honorary Solicitors to the Institution from its foundation.

On the death of his brother he was elected to membership in 1902 as the representative of his firm, of which he had been senior partner since 1870. He was for some years a member of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. He was also for over thirty years a member of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society, and was President in 1883-4.

He married in 1851 the daughter of Mr. Samuel Griffin, of Portsmouth, who survives him with a son and daughter.

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