From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Terry Ancestry in England
The TERRY family ancestry is from an article by Margaret Buckridge
Bock and Lorena Terry Nelson, "The Ancestry of Stephen Terry
of Windsor Connecticut and Hadley, Massachusetts," in the
Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor Newsletter
(12:3, Spring 1995). Addtional information from The Ancestry of Frances Maria Goodman (1829-1912), by Harrison Black (Boston, 2001), pages 483-88.
Richard TERRY - Earliest known TERRY ancestor.
- John - d. 1608. John's will was dated 1606 and proved at
Winchester. He married Julian MILLER.
- Stephen - d. 1606/7, Hampshire.
- Robert - d. 1577. Robert resided in the Manor of Crondal,
Long Sutton, Hampshire. His will, dated Feb. 19, 1576/7 and proved
Apr. 18, 1577 at Winchester, named his brother Stephen as an
overseer. Robert married Alice ARCHER (d. 1619). Children: Possibly
Richard; Stephen married Johanna COOPER; Robert; Elizabeth; and
Stephen and Alice (Cannar) Terry
Stephen TERRY - d. 1606/7, Hampshire. Son of Richard
TERRY. Stephen's will, dated Nov. 1, 1606 at Long Sutton and
proved Jan. 24, 1606/7 at Winchester, named his brother John as
an overseer. The will also named his sons John the elder, John
the younger, James, Roger, and Thomas, and two grandsons and two
granddaughters. Stephen became owner of Hydegate at Long Sutton,
Hampshire about 1571-5. He married in 1555 at South Warnborough.
Alice CANNAR - d. 1588.
- John the elder - b. about 1555, Long
Sutton, Hampshire; d. May 10, 1625, Stockton, Wiltshire.
- John the younger - d. 1637. John completed his apprenticeship
with Richard HOWE of London in 1575 as a goldsmith. He was married
in 1595 at Long Sutton, Hampshire to Alice PERPOYNTE. John has
also been named as the husband of Elizabeth GALE, daughter of
William GALE of London. Children: A son; and possibly others.
- Roger - b. 1562; d. 1600. Roger was a husbandman at Long
Sutton, Hampshire. He married Amee WOASFOLD. Children: Anne;
- Richard - b. 1566; d. 1626, Norfolk. Richard was educated
at Winchester and New College, Oxford. He was a fellow at New
Coolege, and became rector of Saham Toney, Norfolk.
- James - b. 1567; d. 1622, Long Sutton, Hampshire. James was
a pewterer at Long Sutton, where three of his children were baptised.
His wife was Alse, and/or Anne, daughter of Elizabeth PEACOCKE
of London. Children: James; and others.
- Stephen - b. 1570.
- Thomas - b. 1571; d. 1655. Thomas was the sole executor and
residuary legatee of his father's estate, and became his father's
successor as owner of Hydegate, Long Sutton, Hampshire. In 1596,
he married Joan WOTERSFIELD (d. 1659). Children: Nine.
- A daughter - d. young.
Rev. John and Mary (White) Terry
John TERRY - b. about 1555, Long Sutton, Hampshire;
d. May 10, 1625, Stockton, Wiltshire. Son of Stephen TERRY and
Alice CANNAR, and grandson of Richard TERRY.
His will was made Apr. 25, 1625 and proved Jul. 5, 1625 in Hampshire. John attended Winchester, and was a fellow at New College, Oxford
in 1576, obtaining his BA Nov. 12, 1578, and MA Jun. 15, 1582.
Appointed Rector of Stockton, Wiltshire in 1590, serving until
his death.The following memorial appears in the church at Stockton:
If men should be silent, this stone shall speak the due praise
of God's grace in John Terry, lately a faythful, paynful, vigilant
and Fruitful Minister of God's truth in this Church of Stockton.
He was born of substantial parentage at Long Sutton, in Hampshire:
bredde a well deserving Member of New College in Oxford; Freely
presented to this charge by the Right Rev. Bishop of Winchester,
An. Dom. M.D.X.C., and now in his ripe age of LXX. An. Do. M.
DC. XXV., May XXX, sleepeth happily in the public Cemetery of
this Church, till the last trumpet shall awake him to a joyful
resurrection in Christ:
- He lived, he learn'd, he wrat, he tought,
- Well, much, truly, duly, he brought
- Hoame the lost sheep, which Christ's Blood bought,
- Against Hell's power he stoughtly Fought.
- Terrae Terra datur, Caelum sed spiritus ornat,
- Mundus habet famam, lusa Gehenna fremit.
Mary WHITE - b. 1570; bur. Oct. 17, 1637, Dorchester,
Dorset. Daughter of John WHITE and Isabel BAWLE.
Mary's will, dated Oct. 6, 1637 and proved Feb. 12, 1637/8, names many relatives, including
her brother John and his wife Anne, and her sisters Martha (WHITE)
COOKE MOORE and Elizabeth (WHITE) GARDINER.
- Stephen - bap. Aug. 20, 1592, Stockton, Wiltshire; d. Jul.
28, 1608, Oxford. Stephen died while a student at Oxford, and
his name-sake brother was born less than a month later.
- John - bap. Nov. 1, 1593, Stockton, Wiltshire. Married Naomi.
- Samuel - bap. Jul. 6, 1595, Stockton, Wiltshire.
- Josiah - bap. May 25, 1597, Stockton, Wiltshire. Josiah was
baptised as John. He received the bulk of his mother's estate,
and was her executor. Josiah had a servant named Anne EDWARDS,
named in his mother's will. Married Margaret.
- Nathaniel - bap. Nov. 11, 1599, Stockton, Wiltshire.
- Stephen - b. Aug. 25, 1608; bap. Aug.
31, Stockton, Wiltshire; d. Sep. 1668, Hadley, MA.
White Ancestry in England
The WHITE family ancestry is primarily based on the information
from Search For The Passengers Of The Mary & John 1630,
Vol. 17, by Burton W. Spear (1992, Toledo, OH), pages 152-56.
Marcus WHITE - d. about 1529. Possibly the son of John
WHITE of Leckford, Hampshire, England, whose will was proved
prior to 1518 at Winchester. Resided at Timbury and Leckford,
Hampshire, England. Children: John; Robert; Rev. Richard; Alice
married John COLLINS (sons Richard and William); Thomas; and Edith
married (child Harrie).
John WHITE - bur. Feb. 1, 1579/80, Timsbury, Hampshire.
Will dated Jan. 26, 1579 and proved Aug. 2, 1580. Married Mildred
WESTON (bur. Jan. 8, 1567). Children: John married Isabel
BAWLE; Avis married first Simon PERROT (five children), and
second James SOMERS; Joan married Mr. SMARTE; Ellen married Mr.
KNIGHTE (daughter Ellyn); Alice married Thomas CANNON (three children);
Walter; and Cealy married first John NEWMAN (two children) and
second Thomas GRADYCH (two children).
John and Isabel (Bawle) White
John WHITE - d. Sep. 1618, Oxfordshire. Will dated Sep.
30, 1616 and proved Sep. 26, 1618 at Oxford. Resided at Stanton
St. John, Oxfordshire. Married by 1570.
Isabel BAWLE - Daughter of John BAWLE, and sister of
Dr. Henry BAWLE, who married Marie ROGERS, and of Robert.
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Luther BURBANK, Alan Bartlett SHEPARD and David Hackett SOUTER
- Mary - b. 1570; bur. Oct. 17, 1637,
Dorchester, Dorset. Married Rev. John TERRY.
- Josias - b. 1572/3, New College, Oxfordshire; d. 1622. Will
dated Feb. 5, 1622 and proved Mar. 3, 1622. Married Anne BARLOW
of Petersfield, Hantshire, whose will was dated Apr. 21, 1665
and proved May 8, 1665. Anne married second Francis DRAKE (d.
Mar. 17, 1633/4) of Walton, Surrey. Children of Josias and Anne:
Josiah; John married Mary DERBY; William; and James.
- John - bap. Jan. 6, 1575, Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire;
d. Jul. 21, 1648, Dorchester, Dorsetshire; bur. St. Peter's Church
Dorchester, Dorsetshire. A graduate of Westminster and New College,
Oxford, Rev. WHITE served 45 years as rector of Holy Trinity
and St. Peter's Churches at Dorchester, Dorset. He was called
"Patriarch of Dorchester," and was responsible for
gathering together those who sailed on the 'Mary & John.'
Will dated Mar. 29, 1648 and prove Jun. 14, 1649. Married Ann
BURGES, daughter of John BURGES of Petersborough, Cambridgeshire.
Children: John; Samuel married first Sarah CUTTANCE, daughter
of ship Master Edward CUTTANCE; and Josiah married first Mary
- Stephen - d. 1629. Resided at Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire.
Will dated Nov. 7, 1629 and proved Feb. 15, 1629/30. Married
about 1614/5 Mary WATERHOUSE. Children: Mary married John WHITEWAY;
Martha; Elizabeth; Hannah; John (Mayor of Oxford, 1664) married
first Mary WEEKES, and second Ann BOULTON; Stephen; Sarah; and
- d. after 1648. Married first on Apr. 27, 1597 at Stockton, Wiltshire,
England to William COOKE, vicar of Crediton, Devonshire. Martha married
second by 1627 Mr. MOORE. Rev. COOKE received his BA on Nov. 3, 1582
and MA on Jul. 22, 1587 from Magdalen College, Oxford. He became a
fellow of Magdalen College, and on Sep. 20, 1595 was chosen to be vicar
of the church of Crediton, Devonshire. Since Magdalen College fellows
were not permitted to marry, he resigned the position prior to his
marriage in 1598. The will of Rev. William COOKE, written Feb. 7,
1614/5 and proved Jun. 26, 1615, names wife Martha, son Nathaniel, and
daughters Elizabeth, Susan, Mary and Martha. Also named was "Mr. John
White, my father in lawe," and an overseer was "Brother-in-law, Mr.
John White, preacher in Dorchester." Children of Martha and William:
- Nathaniel - bur. Apr. 20, 1603, Crediton, Devonshire. Died
- Elizabeth - b. about 1602. She was named in the will of her
aunt Mary (WHITE) TERRY in 1637. Married on Apr. 10, 1627 at
Holy Trinity Church, Dorchester, Dorset to Rev. William WALTON
(bur. Oct. 9, 1668, Marblehead, MA), son of Robert WALTON and
Margaret FITZWILLIAMS. William received degrees from Emmanuel
College, Cambridge in 1621 and 1623. Elizabeth and William settled
at Hingham, MA, where he was freeman Mar. 3, 1635/6. He was missionary
preacher and first minister at Marblehead, MA from 1638 until
his death. Children: John; Elizabeth married first Lot CONANT,
and second Andrew MANSFIELD; Martha married first Benjamin MOUNTJOY;
Jane; Nathaniel; William; Samuel married Sarah MAVERICK (ancestors
of Supreme Court Justice David Hackett SOUTER, and of astronaut
Alan B. SHEPARD, Jr.); Josiah married Elizabeth; and Marie married
- Samuel - bap. Jan 13, 1604/5, Crediton, Devonshire. Died
- Susanna - bap. Jun. 18, 1609, Crediton, Devonshire. Unmarried
in 1637 when she was named in her aunt Mary (WHITE) TERRY's will.
- Nathaniel - bap. Jun 18, 1609, Crediton, Devonshire; d. 1642,
Dorchester, Dorset. He was named in his aunt Mary (WHITE) TERRY's
will of 1637.
- Mary - bap. Jul. 1611, Crediton; d. between
1645 and 1650. Mary COOKE was named in the will of her aunt Mary
(WHITE) TERRY in 1637, and in the estate papers of Richard GOODMAN
her son was termed "Ensign Aaron Cook her cousin,"
relative to Mary (TERRY) GOODMAN, daughter of Stephen TERRY and
granddaughter of Mary (WHITE) TERRY. Married about 1637 to Aaron
COOKE (bap. Mar. 20, 1613/4, Bridport, Dorset, England; d. Sep.
5, 1690, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA; bur. Bridge Street Cemetery,
Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA), son of Aaron COOKE and Elizabeth
CHARDE. His mother, Elizabeth (CHARDE)
COOKE married second Thomas FORD,
and Aaron was raised in the FORD family from the age of two years.
Children of Mary and Aaron: Joanna married Simeon WOLCOTT; Ens.
Aaron married Sarah WESTWOOD (ancestors of inventor Eliphalet
REMINGTON, Jr., and of artist Frederic REMINGTON); Miriam married
Joseph LEEDS; and Moses married Elizabeth CLARK. After the death
of Mary, Aaron married second about 1650 Joan DENSLOW, daughter
of Nicholas DENSLOW and Elizabeth DOLING, and had children: Samuel;
Elizabeth married Samuel PARSONS; and Noah married Sarah NASH.
- Martha - bap. Feb. 7, 1614, Crediton, Devonshire. Named in
her father's will, but not in the 1637 will of her aunt Mary
- Elizabeth - Married first Thomas Gardner (will dated Nov.
1, 1632 and proved Nov. 27, 1633) of Little Bourton in Cropredy,
Oxfordshire. Elizabeth married second Mr. ALLEN. Children of
Elizabeth and Thomas: Josiah married Amy WILLIAMS; Steven; Timothy;
Hannah married Mr. FRENCH; Katherine married John Casper HOPF;
Mary married Mr. KINGSTON; and Martha.
The Wadsworth Family in America
For information on the immigrant family, refer to The Great
Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols.
I-III, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston, 1995). Mr. Anderson
writes that there is no evidence of a relationship between William
WADSWORTH of Hartford, CT and Christopher WADSWORTH of Duxbury,
William and Elizabeth (Stone) Wadsworth
William WADSWORTH - bap. 1592, Long Buckby, Northampton,
England; d. 1675, Hartford, CT. Son of William WADSWORTH and
Elizabeth (his baptism date and parents are not given by Anderson).
Arrived at Cambridge, MA 1632 in 'Lion' from London with four
children. Freeman Nov. 6, 1632, moving to Hartford, CT 1636. His
name appears on Hartford's Founders
Monument. Townsman 1642, 1655, 1661, 1673; constable 1651.
Will dated May 16,
1675, and estate inventoried Oct. 18, 1675 at £1677.13.9.
Married first 1625, Braintree, Essex, England, Sarah TALCOTT,
daughter of John and Ann (SKINNER) TALCOTT; and second Jul. 2,
1644, Hartford, CT.
Elizabeth STONE - bap. Oct. 21, 1621, All Saints, Hertford,
Herts., England; d. early 1681/2. Her estate was inventoried Mar.
6, 1681/2. Second wife of William, and daughter of John
STONE and Sarah ROGERS.
Children of William and Sarah Wadsworth
- Sarah - b. about 1626, England; d. 1648. Married Sep. 17,
1646 at Hartford, CT to John WILCOCK (b. about 1623, England;
d. May 24, 1676, Middletown, CT), son of John and Mary. John
married second Jan. 18, 1649/50 Return STOUGHTON, daughter of
Thomas, third Mary, widow of Mr. LONG and Joseph FARNSWORTH,
and fourth 1671 Esther CORNWALL, daughter of William and Mary,
and widow of John STOWE. Child of Sarah and John: Sarah married
David ENSIGN and/or Thomas LONG. Child of John and Return: John.
- William - b. about 1630, England. His wife died in 1659,
and William may have died before 1675.
- John - b. about 1632; d. 1689. Resided at Farmington, CT.
Married 1662 Sarah STANLEY (d. 1718), daughter of Thomas STANLEY
and Benet TRITTON. Children: Sarah married Stephen ROOT; Samuel
married Hannah JUDSON; John married first Elizabeth STANLEY,
and second Mary (HUMPHREY) GRIDLEY; Mary died young; William
married first Abigail LEWIS, and second Sarah BRONSON; Nathaniel
married Dorothy BALL; James; Thomas married Miriam BECKLEY; and
- Lydia - b. about 1634, Hartford, CT. Living in 1660, but
probably died before 1675.
- Mary - b. about 1635; d. 1711. Married 1655 at Windsor, CT
to Thomas STOUGHTON (1624-1684), son of Thomas of Windsor, CT.
Children: John married first Elizabeth BISSELL, and second Sarah
FITCH; Mary married Samuel FARNSWORTH; Elizabeth married Mr.
ELIOT; Thomas married first Dorothy TALCOTT, and second Abigail
(EDWARDS) LATHROP; Samuel married Dorothy; Israel married Mary
BIRGE; and Rebecca married Atherton MATHER.
Children of William and Elizabeth Wadsworth
- Elizabeth - b. May 17, 1645, Hartford,
CT; d. Mar. 12, 1715Simsbury, CT. Married John
- Samuel - bap. Oct. 21, 1646, Hartford, CT; d. Aug.-Sep. 1682,
Hartford, CT. Did not marry. His will leaves land and possessions
to brothers and sisters.
- Joseph - b. 1648; d. 1729. Freeman 1676. Capt. of the Hartford
trainband. Married first about 1682 Elizabeth TALCOTT (b. Feb.
21, 1656; d. Oct. 20, 1710), daughter of John TALCOTT and Helena
WAKEMAN; and second Mary BLACKLEACH, daughter of John and Elizabeth,
and widow of Thomas WELLES and John OLCOTT. In Families of
Early Hartford, Connecticut (Baltimore 1977), Lucius Barnes
Barbour writes that Joseph was "The
Hero of the Charter, a man of prominence, and some turbulence
of character." Children: Jonathan married first Hepzibah
MARSH, and second Abigail CAMP (Jonathan and Hepzibah became
ancestors of 'Colt 45' inventor and maker, Samuel COLT); Ichabod
married Sarah SMITH; Joseph married Joanna HOVEY; Elizabeth married
Jonathan MARSH; and Hannah married Aaron COOK.
- Sarah - bap. Mar. 17, 1649, Hartford, CT; d. Feb. 1705. Married
Nov. 10, 1669 Jonathan ASHLEY (b. Apr. 25, 1645), son of Robert
of Springfield. Children: Samuel married Elizabeth KINGSBURY;
Jonathan married Elizabeth OLCOTT; Joseph married first Mary
MIX, and second Mary (STEELE) GOODWIN; Sarah; and Rebecca.
- Thomas - b. 1651; d. 1725. Married Elizabeth BARNARD (bap.
Mar. 20, 1669/70), daughter of Bartholomew BARNARD and Sarah
BIRCHARD. Children: Sarah died young; William died young; Elizabeth;
Sarah married Thomas BURR; Rebecca married Jonah GROSS; Thomas
married Sarah; Hannah; and William probably died young.
- Rebecca - b. about 1656, Hartford, CT. Unmarried in Aug.
1682, the date of brother Samuel's will.
The Terry Family in America
For information on the immigrant family, refer to The Great
Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols.
I-III, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston, 1995). Addtional information from The Ancestry of Frances Maria Goodman (1829-1912), by Harrison Black (Boston, 2001), pages 488-91.
Stephen and Joan (Hardy) Terry
Stephen TERRY - b. Aug. 25, 1608; bap. Aug. 31, Stockton,
Wiltshire, England; d. Sep. 1668, Hadley, MA. Son of Rev.
John TERRY and Mary WHITE. His will was dated Sep. 19, 1668, and inventory
taken Sep. 22, 1668. Stephen arrived in America 1630 in the 'Mary
& John' and settled first at Dorchester, MA (freeman May 18,
1631). Stephen returned to England to marry, and sailed from Weymouth
Mar. 31, 1633 aboard the 'Recovery of London.' He settled at Windsor,
CT about 1636, and moved to Hadley, MA about 1660. Member of First
Troop of Cavalry; first constable of Hadley 1662; selectman 1667.
Married first Mar. 13, 1633/4 at Symondsbury, Dorset, England,
and second about 1648, probably at Windsor, CT Elizabeth (b. 1593;
d. Aug. 11, 1683).
Joan HARDY - bap. Jul. 13, 1604, Stratton, Dorset, England;
bur. Jun. 5, 1647, Windsor, CT. Probably the daughter of Nicholas
HARDY and Agnes, and the sister of John HARDY (bap. Dec. 2,
1598, Stratton, Dorset), who married Martha DOWNE.
Children of Stephen and Joan Terry
- Mary - b. Dec. 31, 1633, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA; d.
1692, Deerfield, Franklin Co., MA. Married Dec. 8, 1659 at Windsor,
Hartford Co., CT to Dea. Richard GOODMAN, Jr. (b. about 1609;
d. Apr. 1, 1676; bur. Apr. 3, 1676, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA).
He was at Cambridge in 1632, and Hartford in 1639, where he held
several public offices. Slain by Indians. Children of Mary and
Richard GOODMAN: John married Hannah NOBLE; Richard married Abigail
PANTRY; Stephen died young; Mary married John NOBLE; Thomas died
in infancy; Elizabeth married Jacob WARNER; Thomas married Grace
MARSH; and Samuel.
- John - b. Mar. 6, 1637/8, Windsor,
CT; d. Apr. 30, 1691, Simsbury, CT.
- Stephen - b. about 1640, Windsor, CT; bur. Dec. 17, 1640,
- Elizabeth - bap. Jan. 4, 1641/2, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT;
d. Sep. 19, 1677, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Killed by Indians.
Married Jan. 10, 1665/6 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, as his
second wife, Philip RUSSELL, son of Rev. John RUSSELL. Philip
married first Feb. 4, 1664 Joanna SMITH, daughter of Rev.
Henry SMITH, and Philip's step-sister. Refer to SMITH
line for family details.
- Abigail - b. Sep. 21, 1646, Windsor, CT; bap. Sep. 27, 1646,
Windsor, CT; d. bef Nov 1727. Married May 9, 1667 at Hadley,
MA, as his second wife, Lt. Joseph KELLOGG, son of Martin
KELLOGG and Prudence BIRD. Refer to KELLOGG
line for family details.
John and Elizabeth (Wadsworth) Terry
John TERRY - b. Mar. 6, 1637/8, Windsor, CT; d. Apr.
30, 1691, Simsbury, CT. Son of Stephen TERRY
and Joan HARDY. His will
was dated Apr. 18, 1690, his estate was inventoried June 16, 1691
at £548-17-06, and probate records give the ages of his
surviving children. Married Nov. 27, 1662, Windsor, CT.
Elizabeth WADSWORTH - b. May 17, 1645, Hartford, CT;
d. Mar. 12, 1715, Simsbury, CT. Daughter of William
WADSWORTH and Elizabeth STONE.
Children of John and Elizabeth Terry
- Elizabeth - b. Dec.
16, 1663, Windsor, CT; d. Dec. 9, 1699, Simsbury, CT. Age 27
in 1691. Married Capt. Thomas
- Stephen - b. Oct. 6, 1666. Sole executor of his father's
will, and age 25 in 1691.
- Sarah - b. Nov. 16, 1668. Unmarried and age 22 in 1691.
- John - b. Mar. 22, 1669/70; d. Dec. 30, 1670.
- Rebecca - b. Jan. 7, 1671; d. Dec. 10, 1673.
- Mary - b. Jul. 19, 1673. Living unmarried at age 17 in 1691.
- Solomon - b. Mar. 29, 1675; d. Oct. 27, 1677.
- Rebecca - b. Feb. 27, 1676. Died young.
- Samuel - b. about 1678. Age 13 in 1691.
- John - b. about 1683. Age 7 in 1691.
- Abigail - b. about 1686. Age 5 in 1691.