Thomas Fry of Bristol entered St. John's College Oxford in 1732, aged 14 (B.A. 1736, M.A. 1740, B.D. 1745, D.D. 1750); he was president of John's College (1757-72). The British Library has a copy of the North Briton with "copious notes" by Fry, one of whose students was Samuel Bishop, future head master of Merchant Taylors' School. Dr. George Gregory's Life of Chatterton describes Fry's tardy trip to Bristol in search of the author of the Rowley Poems.