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Anne Fry [f.2.3.4]

Anne Fry was the fourth child of William Fry & Elizabeth Stanbridge christened March 30th, 1845 at Ardingley.

In 1861 Anne was a servant for lodging house keeper Catherine Sugwell at Middle St, Brighton.

Anne married Henry Summarsell on April 20th, 1869 at Cowfold. Henry was born c1833 at West Grinstead, the son of Elizabeth Barnet & Henry Summarsell, a blacksmith.

In 1871 Anne & Henry were living at Cowfold St, Cowfold where Henry was a grocer employing 2 men & 1 boy. They had a 1 month old son, Henry at the time of the census. Nearby lived Ann’s parents & brother Frederick Fry at Allfrey’s farmhouse, Cowfold.

By 1881 Henry had retired at the age of 47. The family were living at Preston, Brighton & had grown to include Henry (10), William (8), Bertha (6), Walter (5), Herbert (3) & Francis (1 month). Living with them was niece Kate Pennifold (17), daughter of Anne’s sister Elizabeth Fry & Joseph Pennifold. She was described as ‘assistant to the household’. There was also a domestic servant, Jane Wakeham (15).

On February 24th, 1883  Henry died, aged 49, at 89 Ditchling Rise, Preston & was buried at St George's, west Grinstead.  His will was proved by widow Anne & James Ireland of Cowfold, saddler on 28th June, 1883.  His personal estate was £2395.9s.

In 1891 Anne was still living at Ditchling Rise, Preston with all the children plus another daughter, Lillian, aged 9. Living with them was Anne’s mother Elizabeth Fry now widowed, & Esther Fry – her sister-in-law married to John Fry. Also visiting was Anne’s niece Annie Lewry (23) daughter of Mary Fry & Henry Lewry. Her mother Elizabeth died soon after the census in 1891, the death being registered at Steyning.

In 1901 Anne (56) was living at Nutfield Rd, Mersham, Reigate with her son Walter, a grocer employing an assistant Charles Patterson (18). Annie Lewry is still living with her aunt & is unmarried at the age of 33 & is described as a general servant. Anne’s son Henry (30) was living on his own at Peters St, Brighton & was a grocer’s assistant & traveler. Son William (28) was married to Louisa and was a draper shopkeeper at Rowlands Rd, Heene, Worthing. Son Herbert (23), a market gardener, was living with sisters Bertha (26), housekeeper, & Lillian (19), a milliner, at Villa Bradford, Kingston by Sea. Living with them was 20 year old ‘cousin’ Frederick Samuel Fry (Anne Fry & Frederick’s father Albert Edward Fry were cousins), a soldier in the 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. John Mabely Fry (21) was also boarding with them & was a gardeners labourer.

Anne died on April 2nd, 1904, aged 59, at 89 Ditchling Rise, Preston.  Administration of her will was granted on May 13th, 1904 to son Henry Summarsell, commercial traveler, & here effects were £210.13s.11d.

Son Francis married Nellie May Wesson on April 4th, 1906 in Surrey. Francis became a telephone engineer & later a manager. He & Nellie made repeated trips between UK & Santos, Brazil where they became residents. Francis died in 1945 in Brazil & his address at that time was 162 Ladeira de Gloria, Rio de Janeiro. His wife Nellie also died in Rio De Janeiro in 1956.

Daughter Lillian married Alfred J Mitchell, a clerk in the social services centre, in 1914 in London. In 1939 they were living at 18/20 High St, Bexley, Kent & Lillian was a draper & shop keeper.

The children of Anne Fry & Henry Summarsell were:

f. Henry Summarsell christened April 16th, 1871 at Cowfold; died July-September 1942 at Brighton, Sussex
f. William Summarsell christened February 26th, 1873 at Cowfold; died April-June 1949 at Worthing, Sussex
f. Bertha Summarsell christened September 6th, 1874 at Cowfold
f. Walter Summarsell christened October 31st, 1875 at Cowfold; died August 31st, 1950 at General Hospital, Brighton
f. Herbert Summarsell christened January 25th, 1878 at Cowfold; died Oct-December 1947 at Cuckfield, Sussex
f. Francis Summarsell christened November 2nd, 1879 at St Peter's, Brighton; died July 9th, 1945 at Strangers Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
f. Lillian Summarsell born September 9th, 1881 at Steyning, Brighton


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