Lookupuk.com - England Genealogy Board
|Board Name: England Genealogy
|George J. Chambers
||Westminster, CA USA
||Jul 24, 2000
|Does anyone have any additional information regarding James TERRY and/or Stephen TERRY? Were they really son & father? Who were their children? We have information concerning Richard TERRY once he arrived in America but want to uncover his ancestors in England. Here is what we THINK we know:
Ahnentafel Chart for Richard TERRY-1958
1. Richard TERRY-1958 was born about 1618 in , , Norfolk, England. He died in May 1676 in Quashaneck, Suffolk Co., NY.
The ancestors of Richard are yet to be proved. On 13 July 1635, Richard (age 17), along with his brothers Robert
(25) and Thomas (28), sailed from England in the ship "James" bound for America (Salem, MA). From Salem,
Richard went to Springfield, MA, and then to Lyme, CT in the New Haven Colony (Quinnipioc) and with his
brother Thomas, eventually arrived in Southold (originally known as "Yennicot") on Long Island. Robert went to
Flushing in Queens Co.
There are unproven stories that Richard was one of the "original thirteen settlers of Southold." He was also a
recorder of Southold (1664-1672). Sources: Coldham, P.W., "The Complete Book of Immigrants: 1607-1660,"
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987 (references Public Records Office (PRO) E157120); Case, J. W., "
Southold Town Records;" Torrey, C. A., "New England Marriages Prior to 1700;" "Moore's Index;" W. Z. Terry, "
Terry Family: Some Descendents of Richard Terry of Southold, Suffolk Co., N.Y.," 1951; Davis, A.H., "History of
the Davis Family, N.Y., NY: T.A. Wright Pub. & Printer, 1888, p. 125.
Richard was admitted a "freeman" of New Haven, CT while residing at Southold. After his "official" career was
over (ca. 1672) Richard removed from Southold and settled on Corchaug (present Cutchogue), Suffolk Co. He was
commissioned as a Lieutenant by Gov. Nicholls of NY on 8 Apr 1665 (DeForest, L.E., "List of Commissions
Issued by Governor Richard Nicolls in 1665 and 1666 to Long Island Train Bands," NYG&BR, Vol. 70, Jan 1939,
p. 60). His will was probated 13 May 1676 and proved in 1676.
Richard married (MRIN:593) Abigail LINES-2061, daughter of Ralph LINES-8262 (MRIN:2853), on 22 May 1649 in Southold, New Haven, CT. Abigail died about 1686.
2. James TERRY-2427 was born in Weston, Southampton, England. He died in 1657 in Parish Buriton, Weston, Southampton, England. James married Anne-11102 (MRIN:761).
James named his sons James and Richard as executors of his will. He is buried in the churchyard of Burton Parish.
According to his brother John's will, James was a pewterer of London.
The relationship of this James Terry to the Terry brothers of Southold, Long Island, NY is yet to be proved.
4. Stephen TERRY-11096 was born about 1515 in , , England. He died after 1 Nov 1606 in , , England. Stephen married Alice CANNOR-11278 before 1655 in , , England (MRIN:3989).
Stephen's will was dated 1 Nov 1606 and was proved 24 Jan 1606/7 (source: Kellogg, J.P., "A Supplement to
Notes on Joseph Kellogg of Hadley," 1899. This source is located at the NYG&B Society Library).
The relationship of this Stephen Terry to the Terry brothers of Southold, Long Island, NY is yet to be proved.
5. Alice CANNOR-11278 was born about 1525. She died in 1557/1619.
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