John Terry, 18061842 (aged 36 years)

Name
John /Terry/
Given names
John
Surname
Terry
Birth about 1806 29 35

Source: unknown
Text:

It is unclear who fathered John. He was brought up as 'John Terry'. It has been suggested that John's father was John Harris (1754-1838) who was appointed surgeon of NSW in 1791. This may however have been an attempt by the family to put a gloss of respectability on the family's beginnings at a time when it was shameful to some to be of convict descent. In his will, Samuel Terry referred to John as 'my son John Terry' whereas he referred to both Esther and Henry Marsh as 'the daughter/son of my said wife by a former husband'.

Census November 1828 (aged 22 years)
Citation details:

p. 364

Text:

Terry, Samuel, 51, free by servitude, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, Protestant, merchant, 4 Pitt Street Sydney Terry, Rosetta, 51, came free, Hillsborough, 1799, Protestant Terry, John, 22, born in the colony Terry, Edward, 19, born in the colony Terry, Martha, 17, born in the colony

Religious marriageEleanor RouseView this family
May 12, 1831 (aged 25 years)

Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

John Terry, bachelor, of the parish of Sydney and Eleanor Rouse, spinster of the parish of Windsor Road were married in this church by licence with consent of parents this 12 May 1831 John and Eleanor both signed the register in the presence of Samuel Terry of Sydney and .. Rouse of Windsor Road who both signed the register

Death 1842 (aged 36 years)
Cause of death: Fall from a horse.
Text:

When John died his estate was valued at £30,000. His three sons, who all built themselves large houses, played significant roles in Australian history and had many descendants.

Family with parents
father
17771838
Birth: about 1777
Death: February 22, 1838
mother
17701858
Birth: July 29, 1770 26Finsbury, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 5, 1858
Marriage
Marriage: March 27, 1810
-3 years
himself
18061842
Birth: about 1806 29 35
Death: 1842New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18101838
Birth: April 26, 1810 33 39Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 28, 1838Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
younger sister
18111877
Birth: October 31, 1811 34 41Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 30, 1877Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Mary Pritchard
father
17771838
Birth: about 1777
Death: February 22, 1838
step-mother
17861865
Birth: about 1786
Death: December 11, 1865Werrington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Not married
Not married: about 1808Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Edward Madden
step-father
1799
Birth: United Kingdom
Death: 1799The high Seas
mother
17701858
Birth: July 29, 1770 26Finsbury, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 5, 1858
Marriage
Marriage: before October 1798
Mother’s family with Henry Marsh
step-father
mother
17701858
Birth: July 29, 1770 26Finsbury, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 5, 1858
Marriage
Marriage: before October 1798
1 month
half-brother
17981825
Birth: before October 1798 28
Death: 1825Rangoon, Burma
19 months
half-sister
18001873
Birth: April 28, 1800 29New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1873
Family with Eleanor Rouse
himself
18061842
Birth: about 1806 29 35
Death: 1842New South Wales, Australia
wife
18131898
Birth: May 15, 1813 39 41New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 18, 1898Potts Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: May 12, 1831
10 years
son
18401907
Birth: 1840 34 26New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1907Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Wingate + Eleanor Rouse
partner’s partner
18071869
Birth: March 9, 1807 31 29Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: 1869Potts Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18131898
Birth: May 15, 1813 39 41New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 18, 1898Potts Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 18, 1856Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birthunknown
Text:

It is unclear who fathered John. He was brought up as 'John Terry'. It has been suggested that John's father was John Harris (1754-1838) who was appointed surgeon of NSW in 1791. This may however have been an attempt by the family to put a gloss of respectability on the family's beginnings at a time when it was shameful to some to be of convict descent. In his will, Samuel Terry referred to John as 'my son John Terry' whereas he referred to both Esther and Henry Marsh as 'the daughter/son of my said wife by a former husband'.

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Citation details:

p. 364

Text:

Terry, Samuel, 51, free by servitude, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, Protestant, merchant, 4 Pitt Street Sydney Terry, Rosetta, 51, came free, Hillsborough, 1799, Protestant Terry, John, 22, born in the colony Terry, Edward, 19, born in the colony Terry, Martha, 17, born in the colony

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

John Terry, bachelor, of the parish of Sydney and Eleanor Rouse, spinster of the parish of Windsor Road were married in this church by licence with consent of parents this 12 May 1831 John and Eleanor both signed the register in the presence of Samuel Terry of Sydney and .. Rouse of Windsor Road who both signed the register

DeathPracy, David. Rosetta Terry nee Rosey Pracey (1770-1858) [paper submitted to] the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies Biography of an Ancestor Competition. [published online]. Jan 2007.
Text:

When John died his estate was valued at £30,000. His three sons, who all built themselves large houses, played significant roles in Australian history and had many descendants.