Paging all Long Sutton Terrys (Long Sutton, Hampshire UK)

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Hey everyone.

So I just learned the year before last, at the age of 49, that I'm a Terry, the son of a long line of Terrys going back to Stephen Terry, who shipped over from England in 1630. His grandfather, also Stephen Terry, lived in Long Sutton, Hampshire, England, which is about midway between Aldershot and Basingstoke if you pull up Google Maps.

So I got some yDNA testing done, and the testing indicates that my haplogroup is R-M173. Which is all well and good, but it doesn't match the vast majority of Terrys, especially the Irish Terrys of Cork and Waterford, who are mostly R-M269. So, evidence seems to indicate either that Stephen Terry was an R-M173, or that he was an R-M269 who had an R-M173 hired hand. Or, lots of other possibilities, but you get the idea.

So I'm hoping to look up some other Long Sutton Terrys so I can compare notes. Please drop me a line if you would.

EDIT: This Terry clan also had members in Crondall, Church Crookham, Dummer, and possibly southern Berkshire, not to mention at least one son who made a fortune in London as a goldsmith. If any of this rings a bell, please contact me.

-Aaron
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No, locally is Dorchester (I'm actually at the archives, answering this).If you are interested in a good book about the town in the period, which was of course hugely influenced by John White.  I recommend Fire from Heaven by David Underdown.
Hello Helen!

I'm having the time of my life following this thread.  Thanks for the book recommendation and wish you the best in all your research.
I have wondered quite a bit about how influential Rev. John Terry's book was... was it just a footnote, or was it widely read? That book would be "The Triall of Truth" (title abridged somewhat). I have a reproduction edition of it, and it's a lengthy exposition of Protestant theology set in contrast to Catholicism. Published about 1600 if I recall.

He wrote two sequels to that, and at least one other book, but I get no sense of how important they were at the time.
So I got hold of a copy of the Underdown book and read it, cover to cover. It was illuminating. It helped me to see how the social environment of Dorchester, UK led to the social environment of Boston, Massachusetts, and to the perspective of many of the Congregationalist churches salted across New England. Brilliant stuff... I only wish that Doctor Underdown were still alive for me to pester him relentlessly about it.

Because I'm rather like that sometimes.
I went to purchase a copy of the book--absolutely first-tier reviews.  But the price stopped me dead in my tracks.  So I either wait till my piggy bank is fat with nickles or go to the library.  The later, I hope!
Oh, I wouldn't pay the Amazon price either. I believe I found my used copy on e-Bay... either that or ABE Books, I forget. But it wasn't bad. Under $20, if I recall.
Thanks!  I shall seek and find . . .
Any luck finding the Underdown book?
Not yet, but will stay in the searching process.

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I wish I had got an answer to this... apparently we Long Sutton Terrys are something of a rare breed.
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