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Joseph Storrs Fry

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Joseph Storrs Fry (1767–1835) of J. S. Fry and Sons

Son of Joseph Fry and his wife Anna

In 1795, he assumed control of his parents' chocolate business, then known as Anna Fry & Sons. He patented a method of grinding cocoa beans using a Watt steam engine resulting in factory techniques being introduced into the cocoa business, building a plant in Union Street, Bristol.

He moved to Grove House (now Riverwood House), Frenchay in 1800. I

1803, his mother, Anna Fry, died and Joseph Storrs Fry partnered with a Dr Hunt and renamed the business Fry & Hunt.

Dr Hunt retired in 1822 and Joseph Storrs Fry took his sons on as partners renaming the firm J. S. Fry & Sons under which name it became the largest commercial producer of chocolate in Britain. The three sons were -

He died in 1835 and his sons took full control of the firm, ultimately passing to his grandson Joseph Storrs Fry II (1826-1913).

He was buried behind the Frenchay Quaker Meeting House along with his wife and daughter Priscilla.


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