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Joseph Terry

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Joseph Terry (1793-1850), confectioner, of Joseph Terry and Sons

1767 The confectioners Bayldon and Berry opened in St Helen's Square, York.

1793 Joseph Terry was born on 11 November, at Pocklington, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Terry, a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Dales.

He served an apprenticeship and then opened an apothecary's shop in Walmgate, York.

1823 He married Harriet, the daughter of William Atkinson, of Leppington Grange, near York; they had five sons and three daughters. Harriet was the sister-in-law of Robert Berry, of the confectioners Bayldon and Berry. After Berry's death, Joseph joined his son to form the partnership of Terry and Berry.

1828 Joseph Terry's second son, Joseph Junior, was born in York on 7 January, and educated at St Peter's School.

1830 Joseph senior was in sole charge of the business, making cakes and sugar confectionery, marmalade, mushroom ketchup, and medicated lozenges.

1830s Terry's established retail agencies in seventy-five towns, mostly in northern England and the midlands, but also in London and Luton.

1836 Joseph Senior helped to form an association in London, in order to protect the consumer against adulterations to confectioners' and lozenge makers' products.

1841 Joseph Terry 45, confectioner, lived in Bootham, York, with Harriet Terry 45, Maria Terry 15, Richard Terry 9, Ferd Terry 7, Elizabeth Terry 5[1]

His son, Joseph Junior, joined the family firm after leaving school.

1850 Balding and rotund but with plenty of side hair and mutton-chop whiskers, Joseph Senior died at West Huntington, York, on 8 June, survived by his wife.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  • [1] Oxford DNB
  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5