Edmund Minson Wavell JP was born in Newport, Isle of Wight [25th September 1807].
He became a law student , and a solicitor [April 1830]. He moved to Halifax where he became an attorney .
He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax .
He had an office at Union Street, Halifax .
People articled to Wavell included
He was an agent for the Phoenix & Protector Fire Offices 
He and Johnson Atkinson Busfeild were involved in the formation of the Halifax, Bradford & Keighley Insurance Company .
He was one of the original guarantors of the Yorkshire Penny Bank .
He went into partnership with his son, Edmund, and Henry John Philbrick as Wavell, Philbrick, Foster & Wavell  Recorded as Wavell & Company .
He was the first president of the Halifax Law Society .
He retired in 1896, being the oldest practising solicitor in the country at the time.
He was Halifax Town Clerk [1850, 1856] / Chairman of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company  / President of King Cross Constitutional Club
He read the loyal address when the Prince of Wales opened Halifax Town Hall in 1863
In [Q3] 1838, he married Mary Annie Browne.
Mary Anne was the daughter of George Buckstone Browne
Sophia was a pupil at Calcloth Hall, Newton Heath, Manchester .
The family lived at
He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross.
He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898
See Halifax Town Hall, St James's Club, Halifax, Wavell, Kerr & Kerr and Wavell, Son & Marshall
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