Louis Fry was the fourth child of William Fry & Harriett Sargent born January 8th,1873 at Battle, Sussex.
In 1881 & 1891 Louis was living at home with his family at Boyles Farm, East Grinstead, Sussex.
Louis married Clara Chesson on June 23rd,1896, the marriage being registered at St Mary’s, Wimbledon, Surrey.
Clara was born July 26th, 1875 at Lingfield, Surrey, the daughter of Louisa & David Chesson, a butcher.
In 1901 Louis & Clara were living at Paradise Row, Edenbridge, Kent where Louis was a house painter. They had 2 children, Victoria (3) & Winnie (9 months).
Louis & Clara were still living in Edenbridge in 1911, now at 1 Lingfield Rd. Louis continued to be a decorator & was self employed. They had 5 children at home – Victoria, Winifred, Nellie (8), David (5) & Constance (3). Louis states on the 1911 census form that they had 6 children born alive, but only 5 survived.
The 1939 register shows Louis & Clara living at Mill Hill House, Edenbridge, Kent. Louis was described as a master builder & decorator. With them was widowed daughter Winifred Francis. Winifred had married Herbert A Francis in 1926 who sadly died in 1936, aged 37.
Louis died on August 4th, 1955, aged 83, at Mill Hill House, Edenbridge, Kent. Probate was granted on September 3rd, 1955 to George Victor Manwaring, auctioneer, & James Henry Clifford Brill, solicitor. Louis’ effects were £1,438.14s.9d.
There is a death for Clara Fry, aged 88, in July-September 1962 at Tonbridge, Kent.
The children of Louis Fry & Clara Chesson were:
f.184.108.40.206 Victoria Louise Fry born July-September 1898 at Hayling Island,
f.220.127.116.11 Winifred Mary Fry born August 25th, 1900 & christened November 25th, 1900 at Edenbridge, Kent
f.18.104.22.168 Nellie Ethel Fry born Oct-December 1902 at Edenbridge, Kent
f.22.214.171.124 David Lacey Fry born Oct-December 1905 at Edenbridge, Kent
f.126.96.36.199 Kathleen Constance M Fry born April-June 1908 at Edenbridge, Kent
f.188.8.131.52 Louis Fry born July-September 1911 at Edenbridge, Kent
f.184.108.40.206 Norah Fry born April-June 1916 at Edenbridge, Kent