Robert Bristow
Eliza Batchelor
John Avis of Southborough
Hannah Pollington Puttock
(Abt 1822-1891)
Henry Bristow of Tonbridge
Matilda Avis
Friend Bristow of St. Leonards-on-Sea


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Louie Annie Collins

  • Victor Friend Bristow
  • Neville John Bristow
  • Cyril Sebastian Bristow
  • Dora Louie Bristow

Friend Bristow of St. Leonards-on-Sea

  • Born: 12 Sep 1880, Tunbridge, Kent, England
  • Christened: 10 Oct 1880, St. Stephen, Tonbridge, Kent, England 1
  • Married: 1902, Tunbridge District, Kent, England 2
  • Died: 4 Jan 1949, Buchanan Hospital, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England 3 4

  Research Notes:

Friend son of Henry Bristow of St. Stephen's Tonbridge, labourer, and Matilda (baptismal record)


At the time of the 1901 England Census Friend Bristow, age 20, born in Tonbridge Kent, bricklayer, was with his parents at 36 Lavender Hill, Tonbridge.

At the time of the 1911 England Census Friend Bristow, age 30, born in Tonbridge Kent, bricklayer, and wife of 8 years Louie, age 30, born in Lenham Kent (mother of 4 children), were living at 54 Lavender Hill Tonbridge Kent. With them were children (born in Tonbridge): Victor (8), Neville (6), Cyril (5) and Dora (3 months).

In the 1939 Register Friend Bristow (b. 12 Sep 1880), bricklayer, and wife Louie A Bristow (b. 28 Jan 1881), unpaid domestic duties, were living in Ashton Potman's Lane, Bexhill, Ninfield, Sussex. At the same address was [daughter] Dora L Sweatman (b. 1 Jan 1911), married, unpaid domestic duties.


Mr. F. Bristow

Mr. Friend Bristow of 8, Kenilworth-road, St. Leonards, who died on Tuesday last week, aged 68, at the Buchanan Hospital, was a well-known builder and had made many friends. He came from Ninfield about eight years ago, where he carried on business as builder, and retired about four months ago owing to ill-health.

The funeral was on Saturday at Ninfield Parish Church, where the Rev. H. Bradburn (rector) officiated....

The mourners were the widow, Mr. and Mrs. V. Bristow, Mr. N. Bristow, Mr. and Mrs. C. Bristow, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Sweatman, Mr. and Mrs. Wickenden (Tonbridge), Mrs. Finn, Mrs. Millen, Mr. J. Bristow, Mr. Hopkins, Mrs. E. Shoesmith, Mr. Arthur Pilbeam, Mrs. G. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Buss (Pluckey) and Mr. Alfred Pilbeam....

Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 15 January 1949, p. 2


Friend Bristow of 8 Kenilworth-road St. Leonards-on-Sea died 4 January 1949 at Buchanan Hospital St. Leonards-on-Sea. Probate Lewes 16 March to Louie Annie Bristow, widow. Effects £53 14s. 4

  Marriage Information:

Friend married Louie Annie Collins in 1902 in the Tunbridge District, Kent, England. (Louie Annie Collins was born on 28 Jan 1881 in Lenham, Kent, England and died on 15 Jun 1960 at 63 Pevensey Rd., St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England.)


1 Tonbridge St. Stephen Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 70, no. 555.

2 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, Tunbridge district, 3rd Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 1662.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Hastings district, 1st Quarter, vol. 5h, p. 351.

4 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, 1949, p. 780.

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