Frederick Wills (1838 - 1909)

Frederick Wills was a very popular factory manager. For many years he was in charge of the London house - while in London he lived in Hampstead but during the 1890s he returned to the Bristol area and he lived at Hill House in Backwell. He also had a place at Dulverton. He was made a baronet in 1897 and in 1900 he entered Parliament as a Unionist member for Bristol North constituency (breaking the family's Liberal tradition).

He made big donations to Bournemouth Hospital (he lived near Bournemouth in later life) and Guy's Hospital for specific projects.

  His estate was valued at 3,050,556 when he died in 1909.


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