William Fry was the first child of Elizabeth Brett & John Fry christened June 5th, 1870 at Ifield, Sussex.
In 1881 & 1891 William was living at Peters Farm, Rusper, New Shoreham with his parents & brothers & sisters.
William married Edith Mercy Powell on October 4th, 1894, at Ashington, Sussex. Edith was born September 30th, 1867 at Brighton, the daughter of Emmis & Peter Powell, a farmer.
In 1901 William & Edith were living at Rookcross Farm, West Grinstead, Sussex where William was a farmer.
William & Edith had moved to Mill House, Coolham, Shipley, Horsham, Sussex by 1911. William described his occupation as ‘farmer usually'! They now had a 7 year old son, John William.
William died on February 1st 1922 at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Southwark, Surrey. His address at this time was given as Gym Cottage, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex. Administration (with will) was granted to his wife Edith Mercy on March 14th, 1922 & his effects were £4,341.12s.2d & resworn as £5,090.6s.1d.
The 1939 register shows Edith living on her own at 36 Curzon Avenue, Horsham, Sussex.
Edith, of 36 Curzon Avenue, Horsham, Sussex, died on May 17th, 1953 at Fryern House, Southwater, Sussex. Probate was granted on July 18th, 1953 to son John William Fry, motor mechanic. Her effects were £2,460.18s.
The children of William Fry & Edith Mercy Powell were:
f.18.104.22.168 John William Fry born January 31st, 1904 at West Grinstead, Sussex; died Jan-March 1986 at Horsham, Sussex