Joseph Storrs Fry (1767 - 1835) MP

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Birthplace: Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
Death: Died in Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
Managed by: Jonathan Evans
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About Joseph Storrs Fry

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Joseph Storrs Fry (1767–1835) 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 (1728-1787) 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 (1795-1879), Francis (1803-1886) and Richard (1807-1878) 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 (1826-1913). He was buried behind the Frenchay Quaker Meeting House along with his wife and daughter Priscilla.

-------------------- He was born in 1769 and in 1795 he assumed control of his parents' chocolate business, 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. He moved to Grove House (now Riverwood House), Frenchay in 1800. Fry married Ann Allen (1764?-1829) and had seven children.

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 Storrs Fry II (1826-1913), Francis(1803-1886) and Richard(-1878) on as partners renaming the firm J. S. Fry & Sons under which name it became the largest commercial producer of chocolate in Britain.

He died in 1835 and his sons took full control of the firm. He was buried behind the Frenchay Quaker Meeting House along with his wife and daughter, Pricilla.

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Joseph Storrs Fry's Timeline

1767
June 18, 1767
Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
1794
April 16, 1794
Age 26
Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
1795
1795
Age 27
Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
1803
1803
Age 35
1807
1807
Age 39
1835
November 18, 1835
Age 68
Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
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