In 1753, he was bequeathed a share of his father's estate - including the first ward house and lot. Isaac Fryer died in 1755 leaving a widow and several adult children as heirs.
William Fryer was a baker. In 1756, his home was included on a census of Albany householders. In 1763, his name appeared on a list of Albany freeholders. In November 1764, he witnessed the will of a Southside neighbor. In 1766, his first ward property was accorded a modest assessment. He probably still shared the home with his sister as, in 1767, Catherine Fryer was listed as the owner of record.
William Fryer was dead by 1768, when his widow was referenced in the records St. Peter's church and in 1771 in the city records. He had lived less than fifty years.
Sources: The life of William Fryer is CAP biography number 8035. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/10/07