The information contained in the sources cited by Edgar A. Burnett

 

(by C. W. Terrill, 4 Apr. 2010)

 

Footnote (a), referenced at the end of Burnett’s paragraphs concerning Roger1 Terrill, lists six source citations for the content in those paragraphs.  Here they are, numbered so that we can treat them one-by-one:

 

1. New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol. vii. pp. 1723-4.

2. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. I. p. 624.

3. Lineage Book of National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.  Vol. xviii, p. 137.

4. Roger Terrill referred to by name.  ————New Haven Vital Records, Part 1, p. 103.

5. Records of the Colony of New Haven, 1653-1665, edited by Charles J. Hoadley, p. 202.

6. New Haven Town Records, 1662-1684, edited by Franklin B. Dexter. p. 245.

 

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1. New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol. vii. pp. 1723-4.

 

The first eight volumes of the New Haven Genealogical Magazine (editor: Donald Lines Jacobus) were republished in 1923 as a three-volume set called Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus.  Pp. 1723-1727 (in Vol. 3) list the families of Roger Terrill and six male descendants.  Family 1 is the Roger & Abigail (Ufford) Terrill family (pp. 1723-1724), which extends to the children of Daniel2, and family 3 is the Daniel3 (Daniel2) & Zerviah (Canfield) Terrill family, which extends only as far as son James4, who “had 12 children” (p. 1725).  The other five families covered do not pertain to Anna Eliza Turrill’s paternal line.  The information presented is limited to vital statistics for these families, and so does not contain story information.  [Accessible online via NEHGS]

 

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2. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. I. p. 624.

 

Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut is a two-volume work created by Donald Lines Jacobus in the early 1930’s.  An account of the Thomas Ufford (who came on the Lion in 1632) family starts on p. 623, with some narrative, but not any relating to the story parts of interest to us.  Roger Terrill’s name is mentioned in two places on p. 624, as the person Abigail Ufford married, and as legatees (“children of bro. Roger Terrill”) in brother-in-law John Ufford’s 1683 will.  [Accessible online via NEHGS]

 

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3. Lineage Book of National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.  Vol. xviii, p. 137.

 

Volume XVIII is the volume for 1928.  On pp. 136-137 is the lineage of Maggie Tyrell (Mrs. W. F. Jerome), of Dexter, Mich., whose lineage is the same as that of Anna Eliza Turrill from Roger1 Terrill to Ebenezer5 Turrill.  There is some narrative concerning Roger Terrill:  “Roger Tyrell, born in England, being a Church of England man, was one of the eight men rejected by the New Haven Company and who were accepted by the Milford Plantation and given the rights of Free Planters.  He came to America in 1639.”  The year 1639 here is in disagreement with the year in Burnett’s account (1637).

 

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4. Roger Terrill referred to by name.  ————New Haven Vital Records, Part 1, p. 103.

 

This is Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850, pub. in two vols. by the Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, in 1917.  The reference to Roger Terrill by name in vol. 1, p. 103, is “Milford / Rogger Terrill ye fonn of Rogger Terrill was borne ye 20th of January 1649.”  This source citation was superfluous in Burnett’s account since the same information is provided in reference 1.  [Accessible online via NEHGS] 

 

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5. Records of the Colony of New Haven, 1653-1665, edited by Charles J. Hoadley, p. 202.

 

Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, from May, 1653, to the Union, by Charles J. Hoadly (Hartford: Case, Lockwood and Co., 1858).  This is the record of the trial of John Vffoote for fornication with Martha Nettleton, 25 May 1657, at a Court of Magistrates at New Haven.  P. 202 mentions that “he [John Vffoote] desired the court would be fauourable to him, and yt he might haue libertie to marry this woman Martha, wch is his fathers desire also, as Rogger Terrill who is appointed by his father did now declare to the court ...”  In a second trial Hannah Beard (formerly the wife of John Vffoote), was tried for formerly misleading the Court, a charge which resulted from the first trial.  On p. 212: “but Rogger Terrill who spake for old Vffoote said that the night after the courts admonition [at the time when she was seeking divorce from John Vffoote], she refused and run out of bed.”  This reference has been interpreted by many to mean that Roger Terrill was defending brother-in-law John Ufford in court, and it may be the basis for the story that Roger Terrill “continued until his death a prominent man in the colony and church.”  More likely, Roger Terrill was simply standing in for John’s father at the two trials because Thomas Ufford Sr. was required to attend, but was unwell, and so could not.  We know of no other source attesting to Roger Terrill’s prominence in colony or church.  [Available online via Google books]

 

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6. New Haven Town Records, 1662-1684, edited by Franklin B. Dexter. p. 245.

 

New Haven Historical Society, Ancient Town Records, Vol. II, New Haven Town Records, 1662-1684, ed. by Franklin Bowditch Dexter (New Haven: 1919), p. 245:  “January 27th 1668:  Tomacke, an indian, being accufed of ftealing an Anchor with Perry from Roger Terrill of Milford & now examined, he Confefsed ye fact, & was fent back to ye Authority of milford to bee dealt with according to law./ —”  An “Anchor with Perry” was a small cask (about ten gallons) of an effervescent pear beverage akin to apple cider.  This material is unrelated to Burnett’s story, and might indicate that a part of the story was deleted without deleting the reference.  [Available online via the Internet Archives]

 

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We wondered if there might have been some error, and if any of the other references cited in Burnett’s Turrill family section might contain source material for his Roger1 story.  The other references pertain to the generations Daniel2 though James7 in Anna Eliza Turrill’s lineage.  They are:

 

(b)           New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol. VII, pp. 1723-4.  {see a-1}

                Lineage Book of Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Vol. XVIII, p. 137.  {see a-3}

(c)           New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol. VII, pp. 1723, 1725.  {see a-1}

                Lineage Book of Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Vol. XVIII, pp. 137.  {see a-3}

(d)           New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol. VII, pp. 1723, 1725.  {see a-1}

                Lineage Book of Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Vol. XVIII, pp. 137.  {see a-3}

                The spelling of the surname is taken from Captain James Turrill’s tombstone, Upper Merryal Cemetery, north of New Milford.

(e)           Lineage Book, above.

 

These are the same sources cited in (a), except for the third citation in (d), which obviously has no bearing on Burnett’s Roger1 story.