Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Roger SterryAge: 41 years16401681

Name
Roger Sterry
Given names
Roger
Surname
Sterry
Birth 1640 22
Christening April 1, 1640
Death of a motherElizabeth
1641 (Age 12 months)

Burial of a motherElizabeth
March 13, 1642 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a half-sisterElinor Sterry
about 1646 (Age 6 years)

Christening of a half-sisterElinor Sterry
November 5, 1646 (Age 6 years)
Source: Eastham PR
Text:
1646 Nov 5 Elinor d. of Owen Stirry & Anne bap.
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Sterry
about 1648 (Age 8 years)

Christening of a half-brotherHenry Sterry
October 4, 1648 (Age 8 years)
Source: Eastham PR
Text:
1648 Oct 4 Henry s. of Own Sterry & Anne of Hanley Castle, bap.
Birth of a half-brotherRichard Sterry
before 1649 (Age 9 years)

Death of a half-brotherRichard Sterry
1649 (Age 9 years)

Burial of a half-brotherRichard Sterry
November 26, 1649 (Age 9 years)
Text:
1649 Nov 26 Richard Starry, Stoke Bliss
MarriageHannah PalmerView this family
December 27, 1671 (Age 31 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a daughter
#1
Hannah Sterry
August 18, 1672 (Age 32 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a son
#2
Samuel Sterry
1674 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherOwen Sterry
1680 (Age 40 years)

Burial of a fatherOwen Sterry
July 11, 1680 (Age 40 years)
Text:
1680 Jul 11 Owen Sterry Clifton upon Teme, St Kenelm, Worcestershire
Death about 1681 (Age 41 years)

Christening of a sonSamuel Sterry
July 24, 1692 (11 years after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1640Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire, England
-6 years
elder sister
17 months
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
Father’s family with Anne - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-sister
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Family with Hannah Palmer - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 27, 1671Stonington, Connecticut, USA
8 months
daughter
2 years
son
Thomas Hewitt + Hannah Palmer - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: August 26, 1659Stonington, Connecticut, USA
8 months
step-son
3 years
step-son
John Fish + Hannah Palmer - View this family
wife’s husband
John Fish
Birth: about 1621Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
Death: 1689Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
wife
Marriage: August 25, 1681Stonington, Connecticut, USA

MarriageWalter Smith, "The Sterry Family"
Note: Also IGI
Marriage
Also IGI Stonington Stonington (New London County) Marriages The following entries are from the IGI. 1671 Dec 27 Roger Sterry & Hannah Palmer (personal submission IGI. Another IGI submission has Richard Sterry.)
Shared note
The first record of Roger in America is as one of the 43 heads of household listed in the Stonington Town Census of February 1667/8. [Stonington Historical Society, 'History of the First Congregational Church (Church Road), Stonington, Conn., 1674-1794' (Norwich, Conn., 1975), pp. 40-41. Shown as Robert.] As such he was entitled to a twelve-acre town lot, to which he would receive a title if he built on it within six months and then lived there at least two years. This early census record is presumably the same reference: 1669 Connecticut Stonington (New London County) Robert Sterry (pNPN) (Source: Ancestry.com: Connecticut 1635-1807 Misc. Records) Roger appears as a household head along with thirty or so others at Stonington in the register of 29 December 1670 of the town's inhabitants. He is shown as Roger Steere and after his name appears 37:17 which suggests he owned property. [Source quoted in letter to Gerald Cruthers dated Jul 24, 1991 from Walter Smith: Walter F. Brooks, History of the Fanning Family-A Genealogical Record of the Decendants of Edmund Fanning, Worcester, Mas, 1905, pp60-61] There is a note in the diary of Thomas Miner [published New London 1899] that Roger Sterry went to sea in 'the bay' for five weeks in Autumn 1671. [Letter to Gerald Cruthers dated Jul 24, 1991 from Walter Smith] Roger Sterry married to Hannah Palmer in 1671 at Stonington, Conn. and had two children there in 1672 and 1674. Although it was known at the time that the first husband of Roger's wife, Capt. Thomas Hewitt, was lost at sea in 1662, an order of the Connecticut Court nevertheless was necessary in 1670 to free her to remarry. On Sept. 16, 1673 the New London County Court noted that it had issued a warrant for Roger and his wife to appear and they had not done so. Page 63 of the Record of Trials 1661-1855 0f New London County reveals that the Court had issued a second warrant - date unknown - for Roger and Hannah to appear to answer charges of fornication that had been submitted by a Grand Jury, that they had again absented themselves from their home when the warrant was to be delivered in order (so says the Court) to avoid trial, and that a third, special warrant was being issued for them to appear at the next Court session, with a hundred pound penalty for non-compliance. [Letter to Gerald Cruthers dated Jul 24, 1991 from Walter Smith] On 6 Feb 1680/81 Stonington conducted "the second drawing of lots" among the inhabitants for land grants, this time of 100 acres for each household. Roger Sterry was one of the successful candidates. He is shown as Roger Stere as one of 49 Stonington household heads listed on 6 Feb 1680. Hannah appears on record as a widow in mid 1681. A deed of 28 July 1681 by the widower John Fish, Sr. (1621-1689), transferred half his house lot, orchard and farmland at Stonington to "the widow Hannah Sterry .. at her absolute dispose after my decease, by her to be disposed of unto Samuel Sterry and Hannah Sterry, her youngest two children, after her decease or when they shall come to be of age, as she shall see cause".[Stonington, Conn., Land Records, vol. 2, p.131] [This deed was was part of his marriage contract with Hannah prior to their marriage.] In 1701 she sold this property with the permission of her two Sterry children, now adults, to Samuel Fish of Stonington, who probably was her stepson.