Sgt. Samuel Terry Sr.

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Samuel Terry, Sr

Birthdate: (98)
Birthplace: Barnet, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 02, 1730 (94-102)
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Terry and Joan or Elizabeth Hardy
Husband of Ann Terry and Sarah Terry
Father of Captain Samuel Terry, II; Ephraim Terry; Thomas Terry; Mary Horton; Rebecca Terry and 7 others
Brother of Mary Goodman; John Terry, Sr.,; Stephen Terry; Elizabeth Russell (Terry); Abigail Martha Kellogg (Terry) and 1 other

Occupation: Senator of Springflied
Managed by: Jesse Stenbak
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About Sgt. Samuel Terry Sr.

Samuel Terry was found by Hon. William Pynchon in 1650 and placed in apprentice by him. Samuel was from a village called Barnet some eleven miles northward from the heart of London. He was probably an orphan and might have been born in 1634. In 1654-5 the two of Springfield granted to him ten acres of land on "Chickkuppe Plain" on condition that he remain in two five years. 1663 he was granted some land at Worronoco (now Westfied). He received some other grants and in 1678 was appointed surveyor of highways. In 1681 he took an apprentice John Matthews. His trade was a linen weaver. He was fairly well-to-do and somewhat of a farmer.

CBW Notes

NOTE: the 02 jan 1730/31 death date and burial in Enfield, Connecticut is that of his son, Samuel Terry married to Hannah Morgan

Samuel Terry came to America in his youth as an indentured servant to William Pynchon of Springfield 1650, with the consent of William Pynchon, apprenticed himself to Benjamin Cooley of Springfield, to learn the weaving business, for a period of three ½ years. He was to receive fifty shillings for each year in good merchantable peas at three shillings per bushel, provided "he will be willing and careful to learn." 1654 was granted 10 acres of land on Chicopee Plain. He served as surveyor of highways and constable and held other offices in Springfield. January 3, 1660 married in Springfield Ann Lobdell. They had ten children. several of whom died in early infancy and childhood. 1663-65 he received grants from William Pynchon in what is now Westfield & Enfield, Connecticut and an additional grant in Springfield, Mass. Prior to 1681 he served as Constable; 1685 was a member of the committee to establish boundaries between Springfield and adjoining towns in 1678 was appointed surveyor of highways 1693 made an agreement to teach his step-son Ebenezer Scott, the art of cloth weaving and was again chosen constable 1700 moved to what is now Enfield, Connecticut and became one of the most active and prominent men in the new settlement.

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Sgt. Samuel Terry Sr.'s Timeline

Barnet, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
July 18, 1661
Age 29
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
August 26, 1663
Age 31
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
March 6, 1665
Age 33
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 35
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
July 25, 1669
Age 37
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
December 12, 1670
Age 38
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
December 12, 1670
Age 38
Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
February 3, 1671
Age 39
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts