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Mary (White) Terry (1570 - abt. 1637)

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Mary Terry formerly White
Born in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1591 in Stockton, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Dorchester, Dorsetshire, Englandmap
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Biography

Mary White (c.1571 - 1637/8) , daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bawle) White, married about 1591 to John Terry (1555-1625) Rector of Stockton in Wiltshire the son of Stephen Terry and Alice Cannar. John Terry was born at Long Sutton in Hampshire and ordained deacon and priest on 29th August 1585 before being made rector of Stockton on 6 May 1589. John and Mary had six sons born at Stockton between 1592 and 1608. Through his connection with John White he became an investor in the Dorchester Company. He died at Stockton on 10 May 1625.
Mary moved to Dorchester to live near her brother and her son Josias who ran a Haberdashers business in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
Stephen her youngest son who was baptized at Stockton, Wiltshire, England 31 Aug 1608, (born on Aug 25), and who emigrated to New England on John White's ship the 'Mary & John' in 1630, died at Hadley, Massachusetts Sept. 1668.[1] He came with Mary his widowed mother in the move from Stockton to Dorchester, Dorset, England, as he was only seventeen years old. He was not yet turned 22 when the Mary and John sailed from Plymouth, England on March 20 1630.[2][1]

Will and Death

Mary (White) Terry signed her will October 7, 1637:
"The last Will and Testament of Mary Terry of Dorchester in the county of Dorset, widdow"[3]
She names her sons John (and his wife Naomi), Nathaniel, Stephen and Josiah (and his wife Margaret); also her brother John White[4] (and his wife Anne), and sisters Martha[4] Moore, Elizabeth Gardiner. She names her nephews who are sons of her brother John White: John, Samuell, Josiah and Nathaniell; her nieces Elizabeth Walton,[4] Susanna Cooke, Mary Cooke and Katharine Hops, and nephew Nathaniell Cooke.[3]
There can be no doubt of her identity. The parish registers of Dorchester, Dorset, England show that "Mary Terry, widdow, was buried 17 October 1637".[3]

Children

  1. Stephen 1592
  2. John
  3. Samuel 1595
  4. Josiah 1597
  5. Nathaniel 1599
  6. Stephen 1608

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes and Queries, by Justin P. Kellogg, NEHGR Vol 54 (1900), page 103
  2. Rev. John White MA (1574/5-1648) Patriarch of Dorchester & Founder of Massachusetts
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Will of Mary Terry 1637, Author: Justin P. Kellogg, NEHGR Vol 55 (1901), pages 222-223
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III by Robert Charles Anderson, page 1806
See also:
  • Will of Mary Terry 1637, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) NEHGR Vol 55 (1901), Author: Justin P. Kellogg, page 222-3
  • Notes and Queries, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) Author: Justin P. Kellogg, NEHGR Vol 54 (1900), page 103
  • The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). profile for Stephen Terry, pages 1804-1806


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