Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney) (21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845) was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2002, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.
Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 – 9 September 1934) was an English artist and an art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury group. Despite establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, as he matured as a critic he became an advocate of more recent developments in French painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism.
Lewis Fry Richardson, FRS (11 October 1881 - 30 September 1953) was an English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist who pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting, and the application of similar techniques to studying the causes of wars and how to prevent them. He is also noted for his pioneering work on fractals.
Edward Reynolds Pease (23 December 1857 - 5 January 1955) was an English writer and a founding member of the Fabian Society. Pease, the sixth of fifteen children, was born near Bristol, the son of devout Quakers, Thomas Pease (1816-1884) and Susanna Ann Fry (1829-1917) sister of Edward Fry, the judge. He was educated at home until he was sixteen, and soon after moved to London where he soon became a successful stock-broker.
Sir Edward Fry GCB, GCMG, FRS (1827-1918), was a judge in the British Court of Appeal (1883-1892) and also an arbitrator on the International Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was a Quaker, son of Joseph Fry (1795-1879) and Mary Ann Swaine. He was called to the bar in 1854, took silk in 1869 and became a judge in Chancery in 1877. He was raised to the Court of Appeal in 1877 and retired in 1892. Retirement from the court did not mean retirement from legal work.
Joseph Storrs Fry (1769–1835) was a member of the Bristol Fry Family. He inherited his parents' chocolate business and renamed it J. S. Fry & Sons under which name it became quite well known. Fry was married to Ann Allen (1764?-1829) and had seven children. He partnered with his three sons: Joseph Francis Fry (1803–1886) Richard
Joseph Storrs Fry (August 6, 1826- July 7, 1913) was a member of the Bristol Fry family and head of the family chocolate firm of J. S. Fry & Sons. He assumed control of the company in 1888 and was known for his philanthropy. He never married and his fortune was mostly inherited by his 37 nephews and nieces (though £42,000 was split amongst employees with more than 5 years of service amongst other legacies).
Jeremy Joseph Fry was a British inventor, engineer, entrepreneur and arts patron. Born into the Fry family, he was the second son of Cecil Roderick Fry who as the last chairman of the J. S. Fry & Sons chocolate concern arranged for the sale of the company to Cadbury's. Jeremy was educated at Gordonstoun, and joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot. After the war, Jeremy took up motorsport driving the 500cc Parsenn but quit after cousin Joe was killed at Blandford.
Joan Mary Fry (July 27, 1862 – November 25, 1955) Social reformer. Joan Fry was born July 27, 1862 in London, the daughter of Sir Edward Fry and his wife, Mariabella Hodgkin (1833 – 1930), who were Quakers. During the First World War, she served as a Quaker Prison Chaplain and helped men who had a conscientious objection to war at their tribunal and in prison. In 1919, she and other Friends travelled to defeated Germany and organised food distribution networks to defeat the famine.
Margery Fry (11 March 1874 – 21 April 1958) was a British prison reformer as well as one of the first women to become a magistrate. Margery Fry was born in London, the eighth child of Sir Edward Fry and his wife, Mariabella Hodgkin (1833–1930), who were Quakers. She was educated at home until, at the age of 17, she went to Miss Lawrence's school at Brighton.
Norah Lillian Fry (1871-1960) was a member of a Bristol Quaker Fry family of the J. S. Fry & Sons company. She became an advocate and campaigner for disabled children and those with learning difficulties and in 1918 became the first female councillor in Somerset. Norah Fry was born and educated in Clifton, Bristol, one of the daughters of Francis James Fry and relative of Joseph Storrs Fry. She later became Norah Lillian Cooke-Hurle after her marriage to Joseph Cooke-Hurle in 1915.
Albert Fry (1830?–1903) was a businessman and a member of the influential Fry family. Fry was the owner of the Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works Company Ltd which he acquired in 1851. He was important in the development of the drainage plow. Today his name is associated with the University of Bristol because of his influence in the founding of the organization. One of the towers of a University building is known as the Fry tower.