Sadler Family of Thornham, Norfolk, England




The 1871 England Census, shown above, lists the John Sadler family in Thornham, Norfolk, England. John and Elizabeth Vincent Sadler were the parents of Eliza Ann Sadler Fry, who was Edith Dorothy Fry’s mother and Ethel Tasker Ellison’s grandmother. Ethel Ellison was my Nana.

The census lists the family as living at the Life Boat and Hailehelane in Thornham. John is a “carter” and a “beerhouse keeper”. His 13 year old son is also a “carter.” A carter was a person who transported goods by wagon or cart.

John was the keeper of the Lifeboat Inn. You can click here and see the Inn:

When John died in 1880, his wife Elizabeth took over as the keeper.

Here she is on the 1881 Census:



Here is the Lifeboat Inn’s own site:

I also found their daughter, Eliza Ann Sadler’s baptismal record:


Eliza Ann Sadler Fry

Eliza Ann Sadler, mother of Edith Dorothy Fry Tasker. Born about 1868 in Thornham, Norfolk, England. She married Albert Alexander Fry and had three children with him. She was Ethel Tasker Ellison’s grandmother.

Eliza Ann Sadler Fry

After her husband died in 1900, Eliza was in a relationship and had three more children. Here is a photo of those three “Grace, Crissie & Wallace”:

Here she is on the England 1911 Census with five of her children:

Below is a postcard she sent to her daughter, Edith Dorothy Fry:


Below is a photograph I copied off of Eliza and her family, the Sadler’s:

Eliza A Fry Family 1901 England Census

Eliza A. Fry (nee Sadler)  is a widow living with her three children in the Civil Parish of Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire in 1901. Her husband was Albert Alexander Fry, son of George Fry. Eliza A. Fry is Ethel Tasker Ellison’s grandmother.

The census reads as follows:

Address 48 Brereson Street ~ Eliza A Fry ~ Head ~ Widow ~ 33 at last birthday ~ born in Norfolk, Thornham

Edith ~ daughter ~ 13 ~ born in Lee

Robert ~ son ~ 11 ~ born in Norfolk, Thornham ~ deaf since 9 years old

Hilda ~ daughter ~ 4 ~ born in Lee

Eliza A Fry Family 1910 England Census

George Fry Family Kent England

Here is what I just popped into the mail to my Nana on her family, the Fry Family of Kent, England. Albert Alexander and Eliza Ann Fry were Nana’s Maternal Grandparents. I also have a scanned image of the original of Nana’s parent’s marriage record if any of you would like this, just let me know. I will not post it to protect Nana’s privacy.

The photographs came through my Aunt Jackie, so thanks to her for those.

The Census of England information came from scanned images of the censuses on


George Fry Family

ROAD       Manor Lane

NAME        Relation   Status  AGE     Occupation            Where Born

George Fry    Head   Marr.    42   Nurseryman & Florist   Kent Capel

Elizabeth        Wife      “         42             Wife               Sussex Battle

Robert G. D.     Son    Unm.    11            Scholar           Kent Lee

Walter S.         Son       “          9              Scholar           Kent Lee

Vass N. Fry       Son                4                Scholar          Kent Lee

Albert A.           Son             3 months                            Kent Lee


George Fry Family

ROAD    7 Manor Lane

NAME        Relation   Status  AGE     Occupation            Where Born

George Fry   Head   Marr.   52   Nurseryman & Florist  Kent Capel

Elizabeth        Wife              52                                     Sussex Battle

Robert Geo. D.   Son            21     Grocers Assistant     Kent Lee

Walter S.            Son            19      Builders Apprentice    Kent Lee

Arthur W.           Son            16     Nurseryman’s Son      Kent Lee

Vass Neville     Son             14            “     “      “           Kent Lee

Albert Alexander  Son         10         Scholar                  Kent Lee


George Fry Family

ROAD    Hither Green   Cemetery Lodge

NAME        Relation   Status  AGE     Occupation            Where Born

 George Fry  Head   Mar      62    Superintendent of            Kent Capel


Elizabeth      Wife              62                                  Sussex Battle

Vass N.          Son              24              Butcher             Kent Lee

Albert A.        Son              20      Assistant Superintendent  Kent Lee


George Fry Family

ROAD      Cemetery Lodge   Hither Green

NAME        Relation   Status  AGE     Occupation            Where Born

George Fry  Head  Widower  72   Superintendent       Kent Capel

                                                                           Lee Cemetery

Albert A. Fry     Son      M           30     Lee Assistant      Kent Lee

Eliza A.         Daughter-in-law      23                    Norfolk Thornham

Edith D.          Grandaughter         3                       Kent Lewisham

Robert S.        Grandson                1                      Norfolk Thornham