Cecil Bray and Peter

The firm became "Cecil Bray and Peter" in 1876 when Bray was joined by Apsley Petre Peter the oldest son of a Launceston solicitor Richard Peter, whose other son Claude founded the firm of Peter Peter & Sons of Bude in 1919, eventually to become the Bude office of the present firm.

On his arrival in 1876 Apsley Petre Peter may not have noticed the office boy who had started work for Cecil Bray a year earlier at the age of nine. This office boy was James Rowland who served the firm as a clerk for 57 years (as did his brother John for 55 years) and who lived to see his son Stanley John Rowland qualify as a solicitor in 1927, he having also started as office boy in 1908 at the age of 13.