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FRY, Joseph Storrs

Male 1767 - 1835  (67 years)


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  • Name FRY, Joseph Storrs 
    Born 18 Jun 1767  Narrow Wine Street, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Inheritance 24 Mar 1803  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Anna Fry 
    • Anna Fry of Bristol, widow, will proved at London 24th March 1803

      My beloved daughter Sarah Ffry
      Dwelling house in which I now live in Berkeley Square in the City of Bristol
      My good friend Robert Simpson of Bristol, Apothecary
      My nephews John Arch (?) and Samuel Bevington
      Priscilla Ffry wife of my son Henry Ffry
      Grandson Edmund Ffry, son of Henry Ffry
      My sons Edmund Ffry and Joseph Storrs Ffry
      My sister Henrietta Portsmouth
    Inheritance 28 Jan 1817  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Philip Debell Tuckett 
    • Philip Debell Tuckett will with codicils proved at London 28th January 1817 by Elizabeth Tuckett, the relict and sole executrix

      My brother in law John Arch
      My daughter Esther Champion Tuckett
      My sister Sarah Tuckett
      My friend Sarah Allen
      My (oldest) son Philip Debell Tuckett
      .. on a lease to Joseph Storrs Ffry
      My grandfather Elias Tuckett
      My son Frrancis when of age
      My three youngest sons Alfred, Henry and Frederick
      My sister Mary Deal(??)
      My brother John Tuckett
      Each of my brother J Tucketts children
      My wifes brothers and sisters
      My cousin John and Sarah Wadge (??)
      My cousin Fredk Cookworthy
      My cousins E Berry and Ff Pennock (???)
      My friend J S Ffry
      Fifty pounds to the poor of Winterbourne parish
    Died 1835 
    Will 11 Feb? 1835 
    proved in London 
    • My children:
      Anna
      Joseph
      Henrietta Joan
      Caroline
      Francis
      Richard
    Buried Frenchay Quaker Meeting House Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I87713  Leicestershire Antills & Connected Families
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2017 

    Father FRY, Joseph,   b. Abt 1728,   d. 29 Mar 1787  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother PORTSMOUTH, Anna,   b. Abt 1733,   d. 19 Feb 1803  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1755  Basingstoke, Southampton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ALLEN, Ann,   b. 5 Nov 1764, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1792  Society Of Friends, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FRY, Anna,   b. 16 Apr 1794, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1849, Leamington Villa, Cotham Park, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. FRY, Joseph,   b. 14 Oct 1795, Bristol & Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1879, Charlotte Street, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. FRY, Priscilla Hannah,   b. 28 May 1798, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1826  (Age 28 years)
     4. FRY, Henrietta Joan,   b. 6 Dec 1799, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1860, Sutherland House, Weston super Mare Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. FRY, Caroline,   b. 15 Oct 1801, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1857, Lyons Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. FRY, Francis,   b. Abt 1804, Westbury on Trym Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1886, Tower House, Cotham, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     7. FRY, Richard,   b. 4 Jul 1807, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1878, Cotham Lawn, Bristol Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F24043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      "J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd. was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family. The business went through several changes of name and ownership; it was named J. S. Fry & Sons in 1822. In 1847, Fry's produced the first modern day chocolate bar. The company became a division of Cadbury in the early 20th century. The original Somerdale Factory, then part of Cadbury's, was closed after the 2010 takeover of Cadbury's by Kraft Foods, now Mondelez International.

      History

      Joseph Fry, a Quaker, was born in 1728. He started making chocolate around 1759. In 1761 Joseph Fry and John Vaughan purchased the chocolate business of Walter Churchman. The company was then named Fry, Vaughan & Co.. In 1777 their chocolate works moved from Newgate Street to Union Street, Bristol. Joseph Fry died in 1787 and the company was renamed Anna Fry & Son. In 1795 Joseph Storrs Fry assumed control of the company. He patented a method of grinding cocoa beans using a Watt steam engine. As a result, factory techniques were introduced into the cocoa business. In 1803 Anna Fry died and Joseph Storrs Fry partnered with a Dr. Hunt. The business was renamed Fry & Hunt. In 1822 Hunt retired and Joseph Storrs Fry took on his sons Joseph, Francis and Richard as partners: the firm was renamed J. S. Fry & Sons. The company became the largest commercial producer of chocolate in Britain. In 1835 Joseph Storrs Fry died and his sons took full control.

      In 1847, the Fry's chocolate factory, located in Union Street, Bristol, moulded a chocolate bar suitable for large-scale production. The firm began producing the Fry's Chocolate Cream bar in 1866. Over 220 products were introduced in the following decades, including production of the first chocolate Easter egg in UK in 1873 and the Fry's Turkish Delight (or Fry's Turkish bar) in 1914. In 1896 the firm became a registered private company. It was run by the Fry family, with Joseph Storrs Fry II, grandson of the first Joseph Storrs Fry, as the chairman.

      An employee of Fry's, H.J Packer, in 1881 established his own chocolate business in Bristol. At its eventual home in Greenbank, Bristol, Packer's Chocolate continued to provide local competition for Fry's until 2006, under various owners and brands, from Bonds through to Famous Names and Elizabeth Shaw.

      Near the start of World War I the company was one of the largest employers in Bristol. Joseph Storrs Fry II died in 1913. By 1919 the company merged with Cadbury's chocolate and the joint company named British Cocoa and Chocolate Company. Under Egbert Cadbury the Fry's division began the move to Somerdale, Keynsham in 1923. After 1981 the name Fry's was no longer in use at Somerdale, but the factory was still a major producer of Cadbury's products.

      On 3 October 2007, Cadbury announced plans to close the Somerdale plant, the historic home of the Fry's Factory, by 2010 with the loss of some 500 jobs. In an effort to maintain competitiveness in a global marketplace, production was to be moved to a new factory in Poland. Another motivational factor was the high value of the land. Labour MP for Wansdyke, Dan Norris, said, "News of the factory's closure is a hard and heavy blow, not just to the workforce, but to the Keynsham community as a whole".

      In February 2010, following the takeover of Cadbury plc by Kraft Foods, the closure was, controversially confirmed to take place in 2011; Kraft had specifically agreed during the takeover battle to keep the site open. There was widespread outrage in the press and later a House of Commons Select Committee investigation into the affair.

      Popular culture

      On the BBC television program Being Human, an old Fry's Cocoa billboard hangs prominently on the side of the B&B where the main characters reside in Series 3-5. The billboard is a nod to the show's original Bristol location."
    • (Research):From Wikipedia:

      "Joseph Storrs Fry (1767'961835) was an English chocolate and confectionery manufacturer and a member of the Fry Family of Bristol, England.

      Early life

      He was born in 1767, son of Joseph Fry (type-founder) (1728'961787) and his wife Anna. His father had started a number of businesses including an experimental chocolate factory, Fry, Vaughan and Company.

      Career

      In 1795, he assumed control of his parents' chocolate business, now known as Anna Fry & Sons. He patented a method of grinding cocoa beans using a Watt steam engine resulting in factory techniques being introduced into the cocoa business, building a plant in Union Street, Bristol. He moved to Grove House (now Riverwood House), Frenchay in 1800. In 1803, his mother, Anna Fry, died and Joseph Storrs Fry partnered with a Dr Hunt and renamed the business Fry & Hunt.

      Dr Hunt retired in 1822 and Joseph Storrs Fry took his sons, Joseph (1795'961879), Francis (1803'961886) and Richard (1807'961878) on as partners renaming the firm J. S. Fry & Sons under which name it became the largest commercial producer of chocolate in Britain.

      Death

      He died in 1835 and his sons took full control of the firm, ultimately passing to his grandson Joseph Storrs Fry II (1826'961913). He was buried behind the Frenchay Quaker Meeting House along with his wife and daughter Priscilla."