Shivaun's Family Tree Website


Masts of HMS Warrior 1860

Fry family

* * *

 Part 1: William Fry (? - ?)


Marriage to Hannah

Nothing can be confirmed about the life of William Fry except that he had a wife called Hannah/Anna (surname possibly Ogborn) and they had six children: John, Nancy, an unnamed girl, Anna, William and George. Some family trees available on the internet suggest that William's parents were John Fry (1731-1790) and Grace Heath (1727-?), that he was baptised 06 January 1753 in Winscombe, Somerset, England and died in Winscombe in 1796. However though there is documentation (a marriage record for a William Fry and Anna Ogborn 09 April 1770 in Winscombe and a burial record for a William Fry 01 May 1796 at St James the Great Church, Winscombe) but  as yet there is nothing to prove they are one and the same person.


 Children of William and Hannah

John (c1772 - ?) was baptised 03 March 1772 in Winscombe. Nothing else is known of him.


Nancy (c1773 - ?) was baptised 24 May 1773 in Winscombe. Nothing else is known of her.


An unnamed girl was baptised sometime between 05 and 14 April 1776 (the original register was not legible). Nothing else is known of her.


Anna (c1779 - ?) was baptised 02 January 1779 in Winscombe. Nothing else is known of her.


William (c1782 - ?) was baptised 23 January 1782 in Winscombe. Nothing else is known of him.


More information about George (c1783 - 1868) appears in Part 2. [1]


Next: George Fry


[1] England and Wales Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, Robson's Directory Gloucestershire 1839, Somerset Marriages post 1754, National Burial Index, Australian Death Index 1787-1985, 1793-94 Matthew's New History of Bristol or Complete Guide and Bristol Directory, Pigotís 1830 Directory Gloucestershire ( and; General Registry Office (GRO) certificates; Bristol Mercury newspaper archive (; London Parish Registers (; The National Archives (; Mark George's website which includes the Fry family (htttp://; 'A Victorian Shipowner: A Portrait of Sir Charles Cayzer, Baronet of Gartmore' (1978) Augustus Muir and Mair Davies, published by Cayzer, Irvine and Company Limited; Cayzer Family Archive (Registered Charity Number: 1122921)