ELLIOTT ancestors


In no particular order I’m making several posts to show my known ancestors, in a “pedigree view”, starting each pedigree with one of my great-grandparents (for people’s personal privacy I will not give details of the more recent generations).

The Roman Numeral in front of a name indicates the generation (counting backwards) and the number of “great”s that you need to add to describe their relationship to me. i.e.

  • “-i-” = my “great-grandparent”,
  • “-iv-” = my “4x-great-grandparent”.

Click the numeral to link to any posts tagged with that individual’s name, or to all the posts tagged with that surname (if the individual person doesn’t have a tag).

If someone’s name is highlighted as a hyperlink, you can click that link to an external webpage with information about that person. I generally favour entries on Wikipedia, though other sources may come up if there is nothing on Wikipedia, or if the alternative offers better information.

Here are the ELLIOTTs.

-iv-[ ??? ELLIOTT (or ELLETT)

-iii-[ John (Jack) ELLIOTT, b. 1793, d. 1864, m. ???.

-iv-[ ???

-ii-[ Joseph John ELLIOTT, b. 1835, ???, d. 1903, ???, m. ???.

-iv-[ ???

-iii-[ Mary BROWN, b. ???, d. abt 1869

-iv-[ ???

-i-[ Clarence ELLIOTT, b. 03/11/1881, Hadley Barnet, Hertfordshire, d. 18/02/1969, Broadwell, Gloucestershire, m. 28/11/1911, ???, to Phyllis Mary EYRE.

-v-[ Henry FRY*, b. 1756, d. 1817, m. ???

-iv-[ Edmund FRY, 1783, Shoreditch, d. 1841, m. 1807,

-v-[ Priscilla HUBERT, b. ???, d. ???

-iii-[ Edmund FRY, b. 1811, d. 1866, ?, m. ???

-v-[ ???

-iv-[ Harriet REEVE?, b. 22/03/1767, d. 25/10/1838,

-v-[ ???

-ii-[ Lucy Elizabeth FRY, b. 1844, d. 1831

-v-[ John CLARENCE, 06/06/1714, Old Sampford, Essex, d. 05/05/1784, m. 16/12/1740.

-iv-[ Richard CLARENCE, b. 08/06/1759, Sampford, Essex, d. 30/03/1826, m. 14/05/1801.

-v-[ Ann TABRUM, b. 01/08/1717, Old Sampford, Essex, d. ???

-iii-[ Caroline Mary CLARENCE, b. 29/01/1809, d. 1874

-v-[ John BUCK, b. ???, d. ???

-iv-[ Elizabeth BUCK, b. 02/04/1775, Exeter, d. 19/12/1852, Exeter.

-v-[ Elizabeth ???, b. ???, d. ???

* Notes; Henry FRY’s father, Joseph, was a type-founder and chocolate maker in Bristol. After Joseph’s death, his widow, Anna, and youngest son, Joseph Storrs FRY, continued the chocolate making business, while Henry and another son, Edmund, continued in the type-foundry business.

Click here to download as a PDF file;
ELLIOTT ancestors – Jan2014version

I have details going back a further 9 generations in the FRY line, originating around Sutton Benger, in Wiltshire (although as you go back there are several differing versions of the FRY family tree). I also have details going back 6 further generations in the CLARENCE line.

* Sources;

FRY tree – info from David ROBSON.

CLARENCE tree – from Sharolyn REDFERN. Tree found on Ancestry.com & e-mails exchanged with Sharolyn Redfern.

ELLIOTT family – notes/letters

My apologies if I’ve missed any particular sources or credits that I should have given. I believe that these are my major sources.


5 thoughts on “ELLIOTT ancestors

  1. Dear Sir, I am the Godson of John Fry through my aunt Diana Clark. I am keen to trace the Fry family for my cousins and you seem to be a relative as well. My I ask for your assistance with my search. Many Thanks Duncan Clark


    1. Hello Duncan. I’m no expert into the Fry family history! I’ve done very little research of my own into the Frys, because so much has been done by so many other people. I just tap into what others have done. There is a lot available on-line. Two very good sources to look at are; http://www.pennyghael.org.uk/gedcom.htm – look for the “Fry of Wiltshire” link for a PDF, and http://www.frenchaymuseumarchives.co.uk/NewArchives.htm – where you can download a Word.doc of the “Fry family tree”, and see a collection of photos of members of the Fry family, compiled in 1901.
      My Fry ancestors were Quakers, and the Quakers kept extremely good records which means that these family lines can be traced back a very long way. For me the Fry line goes back 16 generations, and related families (Storrs/Sykes) go back 17 gens. To date, the furthest I’ve been able to go back in any non-Quaker lines of my ancestry is 11 generations.


      1. Thank you for your swift and generation help.
        It seems that my uncle is related to the Chocolate, Type-Founder Fry family.
        As you say there is a terrific amount of information out there, which is great fun to turn up.
        The links are really useful.
        If I can assist you in return, please do let me know.
        Wishing you a happy day ahead.
        Kind Regards Duncan


      2. Thanks Duncan.
        I would be interested to see where your family fits in. I’ve had a brief look at the reports I’ve got of the Fry family, and can’t immediately see where your family links in. But the reports are large, and you haven’t said much about your family line! I’ll e-mail you with some more.


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