FRY, Edward Ransome

1870 - 1942

Edward Ransome Fry was born at 153 Norwich Road, Ipswich in 1870, son of Edward Fry (25 January 1834-7 February 1892), a corn & seed merchant, and his wife Annette née Ransome (c1841-8 June 1911), who was born in Jersey, C.I., and married at Friends' Meeting House, Ipswich on 12 September 1861, Edward was a brother to Douglas Fry and his sister Constance Emily, married John Barlow Wood. Young Edward was educated at Friends’ School, Ackworth, Yorkshire and in 1891, a 20-year-old corn merchant's assistant, living at Lower Brook Street, Ipswich with his parents, 57-year-old Edward, born in Devon and 50-year-old Annette, and his four siblings Edith Isabel 22, Robert Douglas 18, Mabel Catherine 8 and Dorothy 4, all born at Ipswich. Edward married at Friends Meeting House, Ipswich on 17 December 1896, Minnie Elizabeth Panton (1865-30 November 1938), daughter of the late James Panton of Tynemouth, Devon. In 1911, Edward was a 40-year-old corn merchant, living at Westerfield Hall, Ipswich with his 44-year-old wife Minnie, born Stannington, Northumberland and their three daughters, Rachel 13, Jane Ransome 10, both born at Ipswich and Annette Mary 4, born at Tuddenham St Mary, Bury St Edmund's. An artist in pencil and chalk of architectural subjects and a member of the Ipswich Art Club, who exhibited at least eighteen works 1919-1938, from Church Farm, Tuddenham, near Bury St Edmund’s including in 1930, ‘Windmill, Delft’ and ‘Lacock, Wilts’, in 1938 ‘Rothenberg’ and ‘Abbeville’ and in 1942 'Rood Tower, Lincoln Cathedral and Tithe Barn', 'Garrick Inn and Harvard House, Stratford upon Avon', 'Guild Chapel and Leycester Hospital, Warwick' and 'Cloister Court, Queens' College, Cambridge'. Edward Ransome Fry was of 14 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s when he died at the West Suffolk & General Hospital, Bury St Edmund's on 14 September 1942, aged 71. At Bonham’s sale at Bury St Edmund’s on 3 December 2009, lot 130 was, ‘A collection of artist's sketch books, comprising three Rowney canvas covered books and one Winsor & Newton example, 18cm x 26cm, containing various pencil and watercolour studies of East Anglian landscapes and buildings, together with equine works, also including a folio of pencil animal studies, a pen & ink farmyard card game and a 'A Brief Memoir of Francis Fry' by his son Theodore Fry, 1887’.

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