Francis R. Pryor

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Francis Robert "Frank" Pryor (30 March 1862 – 4 December 1937) was an English playwright.[1]

Pryor was the youngest son of Robert Pryor of High Elms, Hertfordshire and his wife Elizabeth Caroline née Wyrley-Birch.[2]

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3]

He was the author, jointly with Lizzie Allen Harker, of the 1914 comedy play Marigold, which was turned into a 1938 film Marigold. Despite working on a number of plays however, Marigold was his only success.[1]

He was also a director of Allsopp's Brewery, and an Underwriter at Lloyd's of London.

An obituary by Laurence Binyon was published in The Times.[1] He never married.[2]


  1. ^ a b c The Times, Thursday, 16 Dec 1937; pg. 19; Issue 47869; col B Mr. Frank Pryor Mr. Laurence Binyon. Category: Obituaries
  2. ^ a b Burke's Peerage. Pryor of Weston Hall
  3. ^ "Pryor, Francis Robert (PRR880FR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.