William Fry

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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 1764Leigh upon Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (3)

    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

    English (mainly southern and southwestern): from Middle English frie ‘free’ (Old English frīo, frīg), with reference either to rank or tenurial status (‘free-born’) or to character (‘generous, open-handed’). It is synonymous with Free .Americanized form of German Frei or Frey , or of the Dutch cognate Vrij.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Frye
    Free

    Sources (1)

    • William Fry in entry for Mary Fry, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

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