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Fry family
19-11-2006, 9:53 AM
My Husbands grandfather(John Reginald Francis Fry) born on the 13th Sept 1879 Thorling Lane St Mary Extra Hampshire UK and served on the ship HMS Powerful in 1899, sometime after that he imigrated to Australia and married a woman named Mabel Rose Mathews we are looking for any information on him including photo's of him and/or his family his fathers name was Albert Fry his mothers was Mary Anne Hatch if anyone has any information please e-mail BarbFry@Yahoo.com.au Thankyou it would be greatly appriciated.

Melissa Jones
19-11-2006, 10:31 AM

Here are the details from the NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages indexes.

John Reginald F. Fry (f. Albert, m. Mary Ann) died 1952, Marrickville (cert no: 6684)

John R. Fry m. 1907 (Sydney), Mabel R. Matthews (cert no: 3145)

There was also a Mabel R. Matthews born in 1885 in Sydney to George & Charlotte Matthews. Not sure if this is the same Mabel Matthews who married John Fry.

Will also email this info to you directly.


19-11-2006, 10:51 AM
Have you obtained his service record in the RN from documentsonline?



Melissa Jones
19-11-2006, 10:36 PM
And here's somemore information:

John R. Fry (d. 1907, Sydney) f. John R.F., m. Mabel (cert no: 12309)
Alfred Charles B. Fry (d. 1967, St. Leonards) f. John, m. Mabel (cert no: 36196)
Harold W. Fry (d. 1921, Sydney) f. John R., m. Mabel R. (cert no: 15591)
Mabel R. Fry (d. 1916, Sydney) f. John R.F., m. Mabel R. (cert no: 161)


Melissa Jones
19-11-2006, 10:46 PM
There are a couple of possible matches for a marriage of Alfred Fry. Here are the details relating to Alfred Charles Fry's in NSW (there are a number of Alfred Fry's as well):

Alfred Charles Fry = 1939 (Sydney) to Thelma Blanche (cert no 12740) (this cert no also refers to the marriage of Alfred Charles Fry to Thelma Mary Ryan)

Alfred Charles Beatty Fry = 1940 (Petersham) to Minnie Davenport Cutherrt (cert no 16469)