Edward Hagarty Parry, known as Ted was born in Toronto in 1855 where his father was the first Professor of Classics at Trinity College. The family moved to Leamington and then onto Bristol. His father established a private school near Bristol. Edward was sent to Charterhouse school where he excelled at sport. He had Robert Baden-Powell fag for him and they became friends for life. Edward went upto Exeter College, Oxford, then became a school teacher. He took over from his father as Headmaster of Stoke House school in 1892 and retired in 1918. In 1913 Edward relocated Stoke House school to Seaford, East Sussex. His family were greatly missed in Stoke Poges. He had been a Churchwarden and a Parish Councillor.
Edward was Captain of the Old Carthusians football team that won the Association Football cup in 1881 and between 1879 – 1882 was a forward in the England football team. He was the first foreign born footballer to play for England.
In 1883 at Harrow-on-the Hill, Edward married Amélie Martha Pique. She was the daughter of Monsieur Piquet of Millieres, Bourbon-Lancy, France.
In retirement Amélie and Edward moved to Nottingham where they helped families of servicemen killed in World War 1. Amélie died aged 78 in 1929 and Edward died aged 76 in 1931.