Southwold, Suffolk, UK

James Sterry 1803-1885 and family

James SterryAge: 82 years18031885

Name
James Sterry
Given names
James
Surname
Sterry
Birth October 31, 1803 47 37

Christening November 3, 1803 (Age 3 days)
Text:
1803 Nov 3 James son of John Sterry and Mary his wife (late Mary Strange, Spinster) was born Oct 31st 1803. Baptiz privately Nov 3rd 1803. Received into the Church Nov 27th 1803.
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Birth of a sisterAmy Sterry
December 24, 1805 (Age 2 years)

Christening of a sisterAmy Sterry
December 31, 1805 (Age 2 years)
Text:
1805 Dec 31 Amey Daughter of John Sterry and Mary his Wife (late Strange) born December 24 baptiz'd privately Dec 31.
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Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel Knights
June 1, 1809 (Age 5 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherRachel Knights
June 9, 1809 (Age 5 years)
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Marriage of a siblingJohn SterryAnn MewseView this family
December 25, 1823 (Age 20 years)
Text:
1823 Dec 25 John Sterry otp Bachelor & Ann Mewse Spinster by Banns. He signed, she made her mark. Witnesses: Samuel Mewse, Amy Sterry
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MarriageMary Ann WoodardView this family
January 23, 1826 (Age 22 years)
Text:
1826 Jan 23 James Sterry Bachelor otp and Mary Ann Woodard otp Spinster by Banns. He signed, she made her mark. Witnesses: James Woodard, Martha Martin & W. Carter.
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Birth of a son
#1
William Woodward Sterry
about 1827 (Age 23 years)
Source: 1851 census
Occupation
Mariner
1827 (Age 23 years)

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Baptism of his children.
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Christening of a sonWilliam Woodward Sterry
February 18, 1827 (Age 23 years)
Text:
1827 Feb 18 William Woodward son of James & Mary Ann Sterry of Southwold, Mariner
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Marriage of a siblingRobert PageAmy SterryView this family
December 28, 1828 (Age 25 years)
Text:
1828 Dec 28 Robert Page Widower otp and Amy Sterry Spinster by Banns. Both signed. Witnesses: James Poynts, Fanny Ashin(?)
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Birth of a son
#2
James Sterry
about 1830 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Ann Sterry
about 1830 (Age 26 years)
Source: 1851 census
Marriage of a siblingWilliam SterryMary Ann ChaplinView this family
February 21, 1830 (Age 26 years)
Text:
1830 Feb 21 William Sterry Bachelor otp & Mary Chaplin Spinster otp. By Banns. Both signed. Witnesses: James Points, Barbara Palmer, William Carter.
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Death of a sonJames Sterry
1830 (Age 26 years)

Christening of a sonJames Sterry
June 11, 1830 (Age 26 years)
Text:
1830 Jun 11 James son of James & Mary Ann Sterry of Southwold, Mariner
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Christening of a daughterMary Ann Sterry
June 13, 1830 (Age 26 years)
Text:
1830 June 13 Mary Ann dtr of James & Mary Ann Sterry of Southwold, Mariner.
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Burial of a sonJames Sterry
June 15, 1830 (Age 26 years)
Text:
1830 Jun 15 James Sterry son of James and Mary Ann Sterry of Southwold Age 2 days
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Birth of a son
#4
James Woodard Sterry
May 28, 1831 (Age 27 years)

Christening of a sonJames Woodard Sterry
May 7, 1832 (Age 28 years)
Source: IGI
Text:
Southwold Independent 1832 May 7 (born 28 May 1831) James s. James Sterry & Mary Ann Note that his Mariner's Report states he was born May 22 1831.
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Birth of a son
#5
Thomas Woodard Sterry
April 20, 1834 (Age 30 years)
Christening of a sonThomas Woodard Sterry
January 8, 1835 (Age 31 years)
Source: IGI
Text:
1835 Jan 8 (born 20 Apr 1834) Thomas Woodard s. James Sterry & Mary
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Birth of a son
#6
John Sterry
about 1841 (Age 37 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Sterry
1842 (Age 38 years)

Burial of a fatherJohn Sterry
May 29, 1842 (Age 38 years)
Text:
1842 May 29 John Sterry of Southwold. Age 86 GRO: Name: John Sterry Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1842 Registration district: Blything Inferred County: Suffolk Volume: 13 Page: 280
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Birth of a son
#7
Samuel Sterry
about 1843 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam SterryElizabeth SternView this family
November 23, 1843 (Age 40 years)
Text:
1843 Nov 23 William Sterry Widower, Carpenter, Father: John Sterry, dead & Elizabeth Stern, Spinster, Father: Daniel Stern, Fishmonger, both of full age. He signed; she made her mark. Witnesses: Charlotte Wayth, Daniel Stern.
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Shared note: 1841 census
Burial of a motherMary Strange
December 5, 1845 (Age 42 years)
Text:
Burial 1845 Dec 5 Mary Sterry, Yarmouth, aged 80
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Birth of a son
#8
Edward Sterry
about 1846 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Woodard Sterry
about 1848 (Age 44 years)
Source: 1881 census
Birth of a grandson
#1
Alfred Neech Sterry
about 1850 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Woodward SterryJemima MooreView this family
March 12, 1854 (Age 50 years)
Text:
1854 Mar 12 (Banns Feb 12, 19 & 26, 1854)William Woodard Sterry, single man, of the parish of Lowestoft & Jemima Moore, single woman, of this parish
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Shared note: 1861 census
Birth of a grandson
#2
William Oscar Sterry
May 24, 1856 (Age 52 years)

Christening of a grandsonWilliam Oscar Sterry
August 3, 1856 (Age 52 years)
Text:
1856 Aug 3 (Bn 1856 May 24)William Oscar s William and Jemima Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Sailor
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Death of a brotherJohn Sterry
1858 (Age 54 years)

Burial of a brotherJohn Sterry
April 17, 1858 (Age 54 years)
Text:
1858 Apr 17 John Sterry Husband of Ann, Lowestoft. Aged 59 yrs.
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Death of a sonJohn Sterry
January 2, 1861 (Age 57 years)

Text:
In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife of James Sterry who died December 30 1871 aged 69 years also three of their children John died January 2nd 1861 aged 20
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Burial of a sonJohn Sterry
January 8, 1861 (Age 57 years)
Text:
1861 Jan 8 John Sterry Son of James & Mary Ann. Aged 20 yrs.
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Death of a sonJames Woodard Sterry
January 21, 1861 (Age 57 years)

Burial of a sonJames Woodard Sterry
January 31, 1861 (Age 57 years)
Text:
1861 Jan 31 James Sterry Son of James & Mary Ann. Aged 29 yrs
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Marriage of a childHenry BeecroftMary Ann SterryView this family
March 25, 1862 (Age 58 years)
Text:
1862 March 25 By Licence Henry Beecroft, 25, Bachelor, Butcher, residence: Lowestoft, Father: William Beecroft, Father's Occup: Butcher & Mary Sterry, 25, Spinster, residence: Lowestoft, Father: James Sterry, Father's Occup: Merchant. Both signed. Wit: Johnson George, W.H. Beecroft, Annie Beecroft, E.F. Baker
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Birth of a grandson
#3
James Edward Sterry
January 1863 (Age 59 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford 4a, 720, 1Q, 1863
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Note: Also 1911 census
Birth of a grandson
#4
Thomas John Sterry
October 1864 (Age 60 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 668, 4Q, 1864
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Note: Also 1911 census
Birth of a grandson
#5
John Sterry
September 29, 1865 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6
John Sterry
about 1866 (Age 62 years)
Source: 1911 census
Christening of a grandsonJohn Sterry
January 9, 1866 (Age 62 years)
Text:
1866 Jan 9 Born 29 Sep 1865 John s.Thomas & Alice Sterry of New Nelson St, Lowestoft. Sailor.
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Marriage of a childThomas Woodard SterryAlice WrightView this family
April 2, 1866 (Age 62 years)
Text:
1866 Apr 2 By Banns Thomas Sterry, 32, Bachelor, Mariner, residence: Lowestoft, Father: James Sterry, Father's Occup: Mariner & Alice Wright, 29, Spinster, residence: Lowestoft, Father: George Wright, Father's Occup: Carpenter. He signed; she made her mark. Wit: Jeremiah James, Ellen Jane Day.
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Christening of a grandsonJohn Sterry
November 1866 (Age 63 years)
Text:
1866 Nov ? John Sterrey s. of Samuel, Mariner & Ann Sterry. Residence: Raglan Street.
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Marriage of a childSamuel SterryAnn ManningView this family
January 13, 1867 (Age 63 years)
Text:
1867 Jan 13 By Banns.Samuel Sterry, 24, bachelor, Seaman of Kirkley Father: James Sterry, Seaman & Ann Manning, 25, spinster of Kirkley Father: William Manning, Taylor. He put his mark; she signed. Wit: John Reeve, Imogine Fisher.
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Shared note: 1871 census
Birth of a grandson
#7
Thomas James Sterry
April 1867 (Age 63 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 732, 2Q, 1867
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Christening of a grandsonThomas James Sterry
April 13, 1867 (Age 63 years)
Text:
1867 Apr 13 Thomas James Sterry s. of Thomas, Mariner & Alice Sterry. Residence: Seven Street
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Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Mary Ann Woodard Sterry
April 1868 (Age 64 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 717, 2Q, 1868
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Christening of a granddaughterMary Ann Woodard Sterry
May 13, 1868 (Age 64 years)
Text:
1868 May 13 Mary Ann Wooded Sterry d. of Thomas, Mariner & Alice Sterry. Residence: Seven Street
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Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Agnes Jane Sterry
October 1868 (Age 64 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a,652, 3Q, 1866
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Birth of a grandson
#10
Albert Edward Sterry
October 1868 (Age 64 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 709, 4Q, 1868
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Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Alice Sterry
April 1870 (Age 66 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 753, 2Q, 1870
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Marriage of a grandchildAlfred Neech SterryMary Eliza DisneyView this family
June 28, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Text:
STERRY, Alfred Age: 23 years Marriage Wife: Mary Eliza DISNEY Age: 22 years Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1870 Recorded in: St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Husband's Father: James STERRY Wife's Father: William Daniel DISNEY
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Shared note: 1871 census
Christening of a grandsonJames Edward Sterry
July 3, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Text:
1870 Jul 3 James Edward s William Woodard and Jane Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Christening of a grandsonThomas John Sterry
July 3, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Text:
1870 Jul 3 Thomas John s William Woodard and Jane Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Christening of a granddaughterAgnes Jane Sterry
July 3, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Text:
1870 Jul 3 Agnes Jane d William Woodard and Jane Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Christening of a grandsonAlbert Edward Sterry
July 3, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Text:
1870 Jul 3 Albert Edward s William Woodard and Jane Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Marriage of a childBarrington Gooding BeaumontMary Ann SterryView this family
July 11, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12
Edward William Sterry
April 14, 1871 (Age 67 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 728, 2Q, 1871
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Christening of a granddaughterAlice Sterry
May 8, 1871 (Age 67 years)
Text:
1871 May 8 Alice d.Thomas & Hannah Sterry of Chapel Lane, Lowestoft. Mariner Hannah is presumed to be an error in the register and should read Alice.
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Death of a grandsonAlbert Edward Sterry
July 1871 (Age 67 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 484, 3, 1871, age 1
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Burial of a grandsonAlbert Edward Sterry
August 2, 1871 (Age 67 years)
Text:
1871 Aug 2 Albert Edward Sterry Lowestoft. Aged 2 yrs.
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Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Isabel Anne Sterry
about 1872 (Age 68 years)

Christening of a grandsonEdward William Sterry
June 27, 1872 (Age 68 years)
Text:
1872 Jun 27 Edward William s. Samuel & Ann Sterry, New Nelson St, Lowestoft. Seaman.
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Marriage of a childEdward SterryCharlotte KettlessView this family
April 5, 1873 (Age 69 years)
Source: FreeBMD
Text:
1873 Apr-May-Jun Mutford Suffolk Charlotte Ketless Edward Sterry
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Note: Also IGI Lowestoft
Shared note: 1881 census
Death of a sonWilliam Woodward Sterry
September 29, 1873 (Age 69 years)

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Also GRO: Mutford, 4a, 435, 4Q, 1873, age 47.
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Burial of a sonWilliam Woodward Sterry
October 2, 1873 (Age 69 years)
Text:
1873 Oct 2 William Sterry Lowestoft. Aged 47 yrs
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Marriage of a childWoodard SterryAnn Elizabeth GurneyView this family
January 3, 1874 (Age 70 years)
Text:
1874 Jan 3 By Banns Woodard Sterry, 26, Bachelor, Mariner, Lowestoft, Father:James Sterry, Father's Occup: Mariner & Ann Elizabeth Gurney, 24, Spinster, Lowestoft, Father: John Gurney, Father's Occup: Mariner. Both signed. Wit: John George Gurney & Elizabeth Kilwick
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Shared note: 1881 census
Christening of a granddaughterIsabel Anne Sterry
August 2, 1874 (Age 70 years)
Text:
1874 Aug 2 Isabel Anne d William Woodard and Jane Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Death of a wifeMary Ann Woodard
December 30, 1874 (Age 71 years)

Text:
In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife of James Sterry who died December 30 1871 aged 69 years also three of their children John died January 2nd 1861 aged 20 Assumed error in date of Mary Ann's death. Should be 1874 not 1871.
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Birth of a grandson
#14
Sidney Herbert Sterry
January 1875 (Age 71 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 758, 1Q, 1875
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Burial of a wifeMary Ann Woodard
January 5, 1875 (Age 71 years)
Text:
1875 Jan 5 Mary Ann Sterry Lowestoft. Aged 69 yrs.
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Christening of a grandsonSidney Herbert Sterry
February 5, 1875 (Age 71 years)
Text:
1875 Feb 5 Sydney Herbert s. Samuel & Ann Sterry. Lowestoft. Mariner.
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Marriage of a grandchildWilliam Oscar SterryEmma Ann BoyceView this family
May 21, 1877 (Age 73 years)
Text:
1877 May 21 William Oscar Sterry, 22, Watchmaker of Blundeston Father: William Woodard Sterry, Fisherman & Emma Anne Boyce, 25, Servent Father: Nathan Boyce, Blacksmith. Witnesses: William Boyce and Mary Ann Hall
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Shared note: 1881 census
Death of a brotherWilliam Sterry
January 23, 1878 (Age 74 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 492, 1Q, 1878, age 77 Also Death Notice in Lowestoft Journal.
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Burial of a brotherWilliam Sterry
January 23, 1878 (Age 74 years)
Text:
1878 Jan 23 William Sterry Lowestoft. Aged 77 yrs.
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Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Elizabeth Florence Sterry
January 1879 (Age 75 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 810, 1Q, 1879
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Christening of a granddaughterElizabeth Florence Sterry
March 2, 1879 (Age 75 years)
Text:
1879 Mar 2 Elizabeth Florence d Woodard and Ann Elizabeth Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Edith Ann Sterry
January 1881 (Age 77 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford, 4a, 839, 1Q, 1881
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Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Maud Mary Ann Sterry
January 21, 1881 (Age 77 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
Mutford 4a, 841, 1Q, 1881 Also baptism record.
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Christening of a granddaughterMaud Mary Ann Sterry
March 6, 1881 (Age 77 years)
Text:
1881 Mar 6 (Bn 1881 Jan 21)Maud Mary Ann d Woodard and Ann Elizabeth Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Mariner
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Christening of a granddaughterEdith Ann Sterry
April 5, 1881 (Age 77 years)
Text:
1881 Apr 5 Edith Ann d Samuel and Ann Sterry Abode: Lowestoft Occup: Seaman
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Death December 22, 1885 (Age 82 years)

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In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife of James Sterry who died December 30 1871 aged 69 years also three of their children John died January 2nd 1861 aged 20 James died January 21 1861 aged 29 William died September 29 1874 aged 47 Also James their grand child died in infancy Also James beloved husband of the above who died December 22 1885 aged 82 years
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Note: Lowestoft St Margaret's MI, Suffolk, In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife o…
Burial December 26, 1885 (4 days after death)
Text:
1885 Dec 26 James Sterry Lowestoft. Aged 82 yrs
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Marriage: June 24, 1796St Edmund, Southwold, Suffolk, England
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Marriage: January 23, 1826St Edmund, Southwold, Suffolk, England
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BirthSouthwold St Edmund Parish Register, Suffolk
ChristeningSouthwold St Edmund Parish Register, Suffolk
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1803 Nov 3 James son of John Sterry and Mary his wife (late Mary Strange, Spinster) was born Oct 31st 1803. Baptiz privately Nov 3rd 1803. Received into the Church Nov 27th 1803.
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MarriageSouthwold St Edmund Parish Register, Suffolk
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1826 Jan 23 James Sterry Bachelor otp and Mary Ann Woodard otp Spinster by Banns. He signed, she made her mark. Witnesses: James Woodard, Martha Martin & W. Carter.
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OccupationSouthwold St Edmund Parish Register, Suffolk
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Baptism of his children.
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DeathLowestoft St Margaret's MI, Suffolk
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In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife of James Sterry who died December 30 1871 aged 69 years also three of their children John died January 2nd 1861 aged 20 James died January 21 1861 aged 29 William died September 29 1874 aged 47 Also James their grand child died in infancy Also James beloved husband of the above who died December 22 1885 aged 82 years
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Note: Lowestoft St Margaret's MI, Suffolk, In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife o…
BurialLowestoft St Margaret's Parish Register, Suffolk
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1885 Dec 26 James Sterry Lowestoft. Aged 82 yrs
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Marriage
In 1841 census family is living at Northgate St, Beccles. James is aged 37 and a mariner; Mary Ann is aged 35. Children are William 15, Maryanne 13, James 10,, Thomas 7 and John 1. These two children buried at Beccles are probably also the children of James and Mary Ann. 1845 May 1 Edward Sterry inf., Adobe: Beccles 1845 May 1 Isabella Sterry inf., Abode Beccles 1851 Beccles Northgate Street (HO107/1804/327) Mary Ann Sterry, wife, married, 45, Master Mariners wife, born Southwold Sfk William Sterry, son, unmarried, 24, Seaman(Mate), born Southwold Sfk Mary Ann Sterry, daughter, unmarried, 22, born Southwold Sfk Thomas Sterry, son, unmarried, 17, Seaman, born Southwold Sfk Samuel Sterry, son, unmarried, 8, Scholar, born Beccles Sfk Edward Sterry, son, 5, Scholar, born Beccles Sfk Woodward Sterry, son, 3, born Beccles Sfk Alfred Neech Sterry, grand son, 1, born Beccles Sfk 1861 Census Yarmouth Roads Vessel 'William & Ann" (RG9/4452/18) James Sterry, Married, 58, Master, born Southwold Suffolk Joseph Jenner, Married, 34, Mate, born Lowestoft Suffolk Samuel Sterry, Single, 18, Seaman, born Beccles Suffolk James Bemment, Single, 19, Seaman, born Lowestoft Suffolk 1861 Census Lowestoft New Nelson Street Mary A Sterry, Wife, 54, barmaid, born Southwold Suffolk Thomas Sterry, Son, unm, 26, Seaman Mer. Ser., born Southwold Suffolk Edward Sterry, Son, 15, Seaman Mer. Ser., born Beccles Suffolk Woodard Sterry, Son, 13, Scholar, born Beccles Suffolk Alfred Sterry, Grand Son, 11, Scholar, born Beccles Suffolk Possibly the Sterry mentoned in this newspaper article: East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 30 November 1869 Page 8, column 1 LOWESTOFT. Loss Of Seven Hands From A Fishing-lugger.---The fearful gale of Sunday night and Monday morning brought an occurrence which carried lamentation, mourning, and woe into several families in this town and neighbourhood. On Monday, the 22nd November, about 8 a.m., the fishing-lugger Tyro, the property of our much-esteemed fellow-townsman, Mr James STERRY, was crossing Smith's Knowle, when a heavy sea struck her, throwing her upon her beam ends. Providentially the foresail burst from the weight of water, and the lugger, being one of the old-fashioned deep sea craft, righted; but what a breach had that uplifted wave caused, when out of eleven hands that had just been engaged in ship's duties - the major part of them in setting the three-reefed foresail, and then setting the jib - it at one fell swoop hurried seven hands to a watery grave, an eighth having been washed overboard, but catching hold of a rope was enabled to get on board again. The painful sense of desolateness, from the terrible reduction in the number of the crew, that oppressed the survivors can better be imagined than described.......The following the names of the poor fellows who were drowned: - Matthew COOK, Lowestoft, mate, married, children grown up; Robert LONG, Lowestoft, hawseman, married, no children; James THURLOW, Lowestoft, net-ropeman, single; Henry WHITE, St Michael, all workman, single; Henry BROWN, Bungay, capstanman, single; William ALEXANDER, North Cove, capstanman, single (this young man shortly after the commencement of the voyage took another's berth who was unable to complete his term on account of sea-sickness); and William WRIGHT, Lowestoft, capstanman, single. The following were saved: - William SMITH, master; David BAKER, wallman; John SPALL, net-stower; and William PITCHERS, boy. Mr STERRY, who feels deeply this melancholy and large loss of life, says he never had in his long experience a better set of men. The boat will, we believe, be made up, as some difficulty is experienced in getting hands. 1871 census Suffolk Lowestoft 22 New Nelson Street James Sterry, Head, 67, Master Mariner, born Southwold Suffolk Mary A Sterry, Wife, 65, born Southwold Suffolk Edward Sterry, Son, 25, Master Mariner, born Beccles Suffolk James Sterry, Grandson, 8, Scholar, born Lowestoft Suffolk Family Memorial St Margaret's Churchyard Lowesoft In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann The beloved wife of James Sterry Who died December 30 1871 Aged 69 years She looked well to the ways of her household and ate not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her. Also three of their sons John died January 2nd 1861 Aged 20 years James died Jan 21 1861 Aged 29 years William died Sep 20 1873 Aged 47 years And John Sterry their grandchild died in infancy Also James Sterry Beloved husband of the above Died Dec 22 1885
Death
Lowestoft St Margaret's MI, Suffolk, In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann the beloved wife of James Sterry who died December 30 1871 aged 69 years also three of their children John died January 2nd 1861 aged 20 James died January 21 1861 aged 29 William died September 29 1874 aged 47 Also James their grand child died in infancy Also James beloved husband of the above who died December 22 1885 aged 82 years GRO: Mutford, 4a, 534, 4, 1885, age 82
Shared note
Probably the James Sterry listed as a Water Baliff, Southwold in Pigot Commercial Directory 1830. Shown as a Merchant and a Mariner on his children's marriage certificates. In 1881 census aged 81, born Southwold, living with his son Samuel. James Sterry, aged 43, born Southwold appears as captain in BT115 (Masters 1845-1854). Several voyages are listed where he is the captain from 1845-1846. Also listed under Merchant Seamen (BT112 - 1835-1844) as James Sterry, aged 39, born Southwold Merchant Seamen Transcription [Find My Past] First Name James Last Name Sterry Year Of Birth 1802 Birth Place Southwold Age 52 Voyages 1855 - Home - 'Newcastle' London/Lowestoft - AB Date Range 1853-1857 Piece Number 87 Series«tab»BT116 Ipswich Journal: 11th January 1840 (Page 2 column 1) Advert - Sale of Property in Beccles LOT 2 A RANGE OF FOUR Substantial Brick Built & Tiled COTTAGES in the several occupations of the Widow Goddeson, James Sterry, John Fisher, and James Fosdyke. Also a substantial BRICK BUILDING Now used as a Chapel ; abutting on Northgate-street, Beccles, with a garden at the front of the whole, containing about 20 perches, admirably calculated for BUILDING GROUND Having a frontage of 57 feet towards the Street. This Lot is Freehold, and now Let, at Rentals amounting together to 28£ 5s per annum
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