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Robert Bolton Ransford

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Robert Bolton Ransford (1869-1924)

1925 Obituary [1]

ROBERT BOLTON RANSFORD was born in London on 6th March 1869.

He was educated at Dulwich College, where he gained a School Scholarship in 1882 and a Leaving Exhibition in 1888. He then entered Jesus College, Cambridge, gaining the Rustat Scholarship, and in 1891 he was 23rd Wrangler, subsequently taking his M.A. degree.

On coming down from Cambridge he entered his uncle's firm - Messrs. Carpmael and Co., Chartered Patent Agents, in which he subsequently became a partner, and later on he filled, for two years, the Presidential Chair of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.

During the War Mr. Ransford worked under the Ministry of Munitions, and subsequently rendered valuable service locally in connexion with the Prince of Wales' Fund. He was a Justice of the Peace for Kent and one of the senior magistrates for Penge.

Of late he suffered from ill-health and he underwent an operation, but this did not avail, and he passed away at a nursing home near Windsor on 22nd November 1924, at the age of fifty-five.

He became an Associate of this Institution in 1911 and was transferred to the class of Companion in 1922. He was also an Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers; a Member of the Royal Institution; and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.

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