Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir Theodore FRY 1st Bt, 7552
FatherJoseph FRY , 7542 (1795-1879)
MotherMary Ann SWAINE , 7555 (1797-1886)
FatherJohn PEASE , 5658 (1797-1868)
MotherSophia JOWITT , 9554
ChildrenJohn Peas , 7554 (1864-1957)
Notes for Sir Theodore FRY 1st Bt
Sir Theodore Fry, 1st Baronet (1 May 1836 – 5 February 1912) was an English businessman and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1895.

Fry was the son of Francis Fry, of Bristol, and his wife Matilda Penrose, daughter of Daniel Penrose. He was educated at Bristol. He was active in business in the North East being director of the Bearpark Coal and Coke Co, director of Shildon and Weardale Waterworks and head of Fry Janson and Co iron manufacturers of Darlington.[1] He was mayor of Darlington 1877 - 1878.[2]

At the 1880 general election Fry was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, and held the seat until the 1895 general election.[3] He was made a Baronet, of Woodburn in the parish of Blackwell in the County of Durham, in 1894.[4]
Fry died at the age of 76 at his residence, Beechhanger Court, Caterham.[5]

Fry married Sophia Pease (1837–1897), a philanthropist and political activist and granddaughter of the railway pioneer Edward Pease.[6] After Sophia Fry's death, he married Florence Bates in 1902.[5]
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