Sir Joseph Terry (1828-1898) was an English industrialist born in York. Educated at St. Peter’s School, York, he took over his father’s confectionery business with his two brothers in 1854. The business was incorporated as Joseph Terry and Sons Ltd. in 1895.
Sir Joseph Terry served as the Lord Mayor of York on four occasions and in 1870 was named Sheriff of York. He died in what is now The Royal York Hotel and is buried in York Cemetery.