Wolverhampton, Staff., UK

William Sterry1646

Name
William Sterry
Given names
William
Surname
Sterry
MarriageSarah BakerView this family
October 14, 1628
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Marriage 1628 Oct 14 William Sterrey & Sara Baker
Birth of a son
#1
Richard Sterry
about 1629

Christening of a sonRichard Sterry
July 26, 1629
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Baptism 1629 Jul 26 Richard s. of William Sterry, of W
Birth of a daughter
#2
Margaret Sterry
about 1631

Christening of a daughterMargaret Sterry
July 3, 1631
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Baptism 1631 Jul 3 Margaret d. of William Sterrey
Birth of a son
#3
Timothy Sterry
about 1633

Christening of a sonTimothy Sterry
January 31, 1633
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1632/33 Jan 31 Timothy d. (sic) of William Sterry
Birth of a daughter
#4
Elizabeth Sterry
about 1634

Christening of a daughterElizabeth Sterry
February 28, 1634
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1633/34 Feb 28 Elizabeth d. of William Sterrey
Birth of a daughter
#5
Sarah Sterry
about 1637

Death of a daughterMargaret Sterry
1637

Death of a daughterElizabeth Sterry
1637

Christening of a daughterSarah Sterry
January 22, 1637
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1636/37 Jan 22 Sarah d of William Sterey baptised. (William Sterey signed the register as 'economis')
Burial of a daughterMargaret Sterry
July 25, 1637
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1637 Jul 25 Margoret Stery buried
Burial of a daughterElizabeth Sterry
August 14, 1637
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1637 Aug 14 Elizabeth Sterry buried
Death of a daughterSarah Sterry
1639

Burial of a daughterSarah Sterry
January 4, 1639
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1638/39 Jan 4 Sarah d. of Willm Sterry buried
Birth of a child
#6
Sterry
about 1640

Death of a childSterry
1640

Burial of a childSterry
October 15, 1640
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Burial 1640 Oct 15 The unbap. child of William Sterie buried
Death 1646

Burial August 27, 1646
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1646 Aug 27 William Sterrey buried
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Marriage: October 14, 1628St Bartholomew, Penn, Staffordshire, England
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MarriagePenn St Bartholomew Parish Register, Staffordshire
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Marriage 1628 Oct 14 William Sterrey & Sara Baker
BurialWest Bromich All Saints Parish Register, Staffordshire
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1646 Aug 27 William Sterrey buried
Shared note
The Sterry-Dudley connection is an interesting one. "The descendants of Richard Sterry and Mary Dudley are connected, albeit illegitimately, to the Fifth Baron Dudley and through him to many of the prominent people of Tudor and Plantaganet times and eventually to Queen Catherine Woodville and through her almost certainly to Charlemagne." (From notes of Geoffey Kernan, Sheffield, England) Mary Dudley's father Edward was a supporter of Parliament in the Civil War 1642-1646. He received a captain's commission under Cromwell in 1659, a year after the death of the Lord Protector, so his term of office was brief. (The monarchy under Charles II was restored on May 8th, 1660.) A Mary Sterry also married a Thomas Dudley in 1700 but the connection between Mary and Thomas is not known. The early Sterrys of Staffordshire are also genealogically interesting. According to Walter Smith in his book "The Sterry Family" (1973): "This family, about which practically nothing is known, is intriguing a)because of its geographic location, adjacent to Shropshire to the east and north of Gloucestershire, suggesting it could have been a link between the ancient Sturry family of Shropshire and the early Sterry family of Gloucestershire; b) because of the presence in the family in the early 16th century of a "Roger Sterry", the name of the founder of the Connecticut Sterry family in 1670; and c) because of the possibility that this same early Roger Sterry and his brother Humphrey lived in both Staffordshire and Shropshire. Roger and Humphrey Sterry and other persons were brought to trial for allegedly assaulting James Levison on June 10, 1534 in Wolverhampton, county Staffs, but Thomas Levison testified that Roger and Humphrey were in Shropshire at that time." This family tree below has been compiled in reference to some original material supplied by Geoffrey Kernan, the IGI (including the 1998 Addendum), modern transcriptions of parish registers, Walter Smith's book and most interestingly, "a document in the Staffs RO that had been prepared for one of (Geoffrey Kernan's) wife's relations by a West Bromwich solicitor .... In reciting the history of a piece of land at Greets Bridge it gave a lot of Sterry genealogy ...." (Personal correspondence from G.P. Kernan, April, 1998) In 1635 Richard bought land at Greets Green (nr West Bromwich) for 110 pounds from John Turton and his son John and probably moved there about that time. Probably kept the Swan Inn. Will of William Sterrey 1646 1646 Dec 8 William Sterrey West Bromwich In the name of God Amen. The seaven and twenth day of Juli anno domini 1646 and in the two and twentieth yere of our sovereigne lord Charles by grace of God Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland fefender of the faith &tt I William Sterrey of West Bromwich in the Countie of Staford yeoman beinge weake in bodey but in p[er]fit mind and memorey givinge thankes to God therefore doe make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge that s to say first and principally I commend and bequeth my sole unto the mercye of Allmighti God trustinge and faithfullye belevinge to be saved amongest the noumber of the elect by the onelye mertis and blood sheadinge of Jhesus Christ my onlye savyour and redemer and my bodye to the earth and to be buried in a deacnt manner as my executors and executorx shall thinke fitt. Item I give and bequeath unto John Sterrey my brother thirty shillings yerely dewringe his naturall life and to be payd unto him out of my goods. Item I give and bequeath unto Susane Backer three pounds of good and lawfull money. Item give and bequeath unto Margrit Harte and unto Margrey Harte twentie shillinges a peece. Item give & bequeath unto my man servant and mayd servant three shillinges and fore pence apeece. Item I give unto every of my god chilldren twelve pence apeece. Item I give and bequeath unto Sara Sterrey my wiffe one joyce bead with all the furnitures there unto belonginge fittnge fore aboad and one tranke[?] Item I give unto and bequeath unto John Henley my brother in lawe forti shillinges. Item I give unto my sister Mavelon and unto my sister Ann five shillinges a peece. Item all the residue of my goods cattells chattells and money unbequeathed my leagaces paid and boddy onestly brought to the earth I give and bequeath unto Sarah Sterrey my wife and Richard Sterrey my sonne provided all ways that if Sara my wife shall matrimoney with aney man a gaine that then the said Sara shall have but the joyne bead and all the furnitures thereunto belonginge and one tranke. Item I ordayne and constitute Sara my wiffe and John Hanley my brother in lawe my sole and lawfull executors and executrix of this my last will and testament to execute and p[er]forme the same as my fpefiall trust is in them. And I define my well beloved friend Edward Grove and Thomas Grove to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament to be stidinge unto my executors and executrix and for there paynes takinge I give unto them five shillings apeece to by them a pyre of gloves. In witnes hereof I have heareunto put my hand and seale the day and yere aboe written. These being wittnesses by me Edward Grove Thos Grove William Sterrey his mark Raffe Skendrick his mark Susane Baker