Charles Wills - 1838-1921 (Sheriff 1898)


Charles Wills was born on 1st March 1838 at Burn Farm, Denbury, Newton Abbot in Devon.  He came to Bristol in 1859 and associated himself with civic affairs becoming a city councillor in 1883.  He was a wholesale clothing manufacturer. In the 1890's he was a prime mover in getting the Avonmouth Docks developed to accommodate the larges ships afloat.  He served as Sheriff in 1898 and died on 17th April 1921.

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