Joseph Fry of Norwich (1777 - 1861)

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Birthplace: London
Death: Died
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Joseph Fry of Norwich

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fry_(tea_merchant)

Joseph Fry (21 April 1777 – 28 August 1861) was a tea dealer and an unsuccessful banker. He was the husband of Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer.


Parental family


He was born in London 21 April 1777, the youngest of the three sons, (one of whom died aged 27) and three daughters of William Storrs Fry (1736-1808) and Elizabeth Fry (born Lambert), who were "plain" Quakers. His father had moved from Wiltshire to London and established a company dealing in tea and banking services, later called W. S. Fry & Sons.


W.S. Fry's brother, Joseph Fry (1728-1787) founded the chocolate factory that was later to become J. S. Fry & Sons and a type-founding works in Bristol, for which the Fry family is famous.


The brothers, Joseph and William Fry (1768-1858) joined the family business. However, their mother is credited with "the financial acumen which had enabled money both to be acquired and prudently managed: it was a quality which perhaps neither of the sons inherited".


Marriage


On 19 August 1800 at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Goats Lane, Norwich, Joseph married Elizabeth Gurney (1780-1845), daughter of John Gurney (1749/50-1809) and Catherine Gurney (born Bell, 1755-1792). The bride's family were proverbially wealthy bankers, originally based in Norwich.

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Joseph Fry of Norwich's Timeline

1777
1777
London
1800
August 19, 1800
Age 23
Quaker Meeting House, Goats Lane, London
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Age 24
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June 1, 1806
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