William Fry

about 1740–
Langford Budville, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Fry was born about 1740, in Langford Budville, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Millard on 26 April 1764, in Leigh upon Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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William Fry
1740–
Mary Millard
1736–
Marriage: 26 April 1764
John Fry
1767–
Sarah Fry
1769–
Joseph Fry
1774–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 April 1764
Leigh upon Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 61

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 75

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 93

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly south and southwestern England): variant of Free , from the Old English byform frīg.2 English: nickname for a small person, from Middle English fry ‘small person’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’ (Old Norse frjó ‘seed’).3 Americanized spelling of German Frei , Frey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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