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|John Henry Sterry b:1847 married
in 1871 Fanny Evans b: 3 Nov 1848. Children Frederick John Henry Sterry
b: 6 July 1876 d: 1967; Isabel; William Henry b: 18 Dec 1874
Received: 14 May, 1997
|Russel E. J. Sterry
Tibberton Nr Droitwich
WORC. WR9 7 NT
There is a John Henry Sterry in the St Catherine House Index who married in Gloucester in 1871 (Ref: 6a, 477). In the 1881 census there is a John Henry and his family living in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. John Henry is aged 34, a Master Taylor, born in ---, GLS. Fanny, his wife, is aged 32 and also born ---, GLS. There are three children: Fanny E. aged 9 born Swindon, WIL; Frederick H. aged 4 born Halifax, YKS; and Isobel M. aged 3 born Huddersfield, YKS.
Response: 21 June, 1997
|John Sterry b: 5 May 1822 Emma
Jane Sterry (Clarke) b: 11 Jun 1821. Children John Henry b: 9 Jun 1849
who married Honor Sterry; Walter bp: 20 Jan 1847; Emily Jane bp 20 Oct,
1850. All children born in Longhope, Gloucestershire.
Received: 12 May 1997
|Katharine A. Sterry
54A Allen Avenue
Ontario M4M 1T4
In the 1851 census for Longhope, GLOU, there is a John Sterry and his family aged 58, Master Mason, b: Huntley, GLOU. His son John, who had left home by then, was bp 26 May, 1822 and is clearly John bn 5 May 1822 as written in Katharine's family bible.
This is sufficient information to establish Katharine's family right back to Richard Sterry (Stirry) who married 16 Jan 1685/1686 Jane Pitstow at Longhope. Their son George married Elizabeth Hampden/Hampton on 1 Nov 1717 and they baptised a son John on 30 May 1726. He in turn married Mary and they baptised a son John at Blaison on 28 Nov 1756. John Sterry bp 1756 married Mary Bullock on 7 Dec 1776 at Longhope. Their children included John bp 5 Mar 1794 clearly John the Mason.
Response: 26 May, 1997
|I am one of the small clan of
South African Sterrys that moved to Cape Town (South Africa) sometime
last century. I have very little idea who, what or whence my ancestors
were, other than the original immigrant was my g-g-g(?)-grandfather who
was, my mother believes, from Sheffield or thereabouts.
Received: 21 May, 1997
Received detail on your family from your mother, Adrienne Sterry 5th August, 1997. This will give us more to work on. I have also put a link to your family detail under "Minor Lines" on the Sterry WorldWide Home Page as this is easier for people to find (and hopefully respond to).
Response: 5th August, 1997
Your g.g.grandfather was William Sterry who was born on the 28 Dec 1837 at Dodderhill in Worcestershire and married Jane Wright in 1860 at Bromsgrove, also in Worcestershire. They are both buried at St Peter's Cemetery, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa. You are related to the Worcestershire, UK Sterry line. [Added 2010]
|My grandfather William John
was born in England in 1898. I'll have to get his place of birth. I think
it's Birmingham or Sheffield and my grandmother was born in Sheffield.
They came to the U.S. with my great grandfather after WW1. He fought in
the British Infantry during the War. I asked my dad what HIS grandfather's
name was. He's finding out as we speak.
Received: 12 May, 1997
Southern California, USA
|My father was James William
Sterry b: 16 Mar 1897 in Wandsworth, London and d: Apr, 1955 in Abbotsford,
B.C., Canada. His father's name was William Henry Sterry and his mother's
name was Margaret Josephine Sterry. He was an only child. He was a London
policeman and died during WW1, probably during the influenza epidemic.
Received: 11 May, 1997
There is a William H Sterry in the St Catherine's House Index who married in March qtr, 1917 in Wandsworth. Spouse Elliott. Ref: 1d, 925. Possible brother to your James William?
Response: 18th August, 1997
Note: Mike has now traced his family further and connected it to the Bury St Edmunds line. (Feb, '99)
|I am just beginning my family
history research. My great-grandfather was Frank Mortimer Sterry b: abt
1849. He is believed to be the only child of his father who is believed
to be from England. As you can see I'm off to a rather sketchy start.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Received: 11 Apr, 1997
My husband's mother is a Sterry. Her parents were Maxwell Earl Sterry & Laura Vanch Laufland. Her grandparents were Frank Mortimer Sterry and Cora Elisabeth McOughton. The grandfather was born in Fulton, Ill in 1860. The grandmother was born in Iowa in 1872. My mother-in-law's name is Mabel Cora Sterry, born in Lime Kyln, Colo. in 1932. She had 11 brothers and sisters. If you could shed any light on our family, we would appreciate it greatly.
Received: 6 Aug, 1999
|Terry W. Sterry
Robert and Vicki Gulliford
|My father, Charles Churchill
Sterry, was b: 5 May, 1911. He died in 1974. He was the son of Russian
immigrants, the Eismanns. We know almost nothing about his natural family...
He was adopted by Ruth Sterry, a resident of Los Angeles. Ruth named him
Charles Churchill and he was raised by Ruth and her sister Nora... My
mother, Eve Sterry, believes that DeWitt Clinton is one of Ruth's ancestors.
Captain Clinton was a lawyer and became the General Western Legal Counsel
for the Santa Fe Railroad. My mother thinks that he served as an officer
in the Union Army under General Grant. After the war, Grant presented
him with a Grand Piano which became a special family heirloom....
Received: 11 May, 1997
|Steve was able to locate himself
in the Roger Sterry (Connecticut) line as published on STERRY WORLDWIDE.
Ruth Sterry was b: 1883 d: 1938. Her father was Clinton Norman Sterry b: 1843. His father was indeed Dewitt Clinton Sterry b: abt 1814. His father was Consider Sterry b: 1761. His father was Roger Sterry b: 1729/30. His father was Samuel and his father Roger Sterry, the founder of this American branch of the Sterry family.
Response: 13 May, 1997
|Local lore has it that David
Sterry was the first settler on the Lemon Stream in Starks, Me., USA.
Having moved to Starks from Pownalborough in 1791 and taken an 85 acre
lot upon which he build two succcessive log cabins. He was a vet of the
Revolutionary War having served two successive enlistments in the Continental
Army. He had two sons by his second wife Catherine Gray- Samuel, and Edward
Larkin Sterry. Can you help me further or use this info? Thanks, Gary
Moore. Sterry is my
great grandmother's maiden name..she being Tamar Sterry, marrying one William Moore in Starks, Maine, and they having two sons, Bert and Harry Moore. Bert was my grandfather. He married Dora Churchill, my grandmother they had three boys, Bert, my dad, and Lester, and Wayne. We believe that Tamar had a sister Vede in New York State.
Received: 7 Jun, 1997
This email address appears to be no longer functional. However, I have been contacted by another Moore from the same family line who is very keen to contact any other Moore 'cousins'. His email address is:
(1 July, 1999)
are related to to Samuel Sterry, b abt 1720 Est. England d 1755 Battle
of Minas, Nova Scotia m 12-27-1753 Ipswich, Mass. to Mary Kilborne bapt
Response: 9 Jun, 1997
Editor's Note: The Maine Sterry line, from which Gary is descended, is now published on STERRY WORLDWIDE.
|I am writing on behalf of my
mother Josephine Stephens. You wrote to her because she was doing research
into the name Sterry which is her grandmother's maiden name. My mother
doesn't have email so we are hoping that we will be able to communicate
with you through my email.
She is very interested in following up further with you. At this stageshe just wants to see if it is convenient for you to contact her through my email.
I can relay messages to her, and she will write back to you later.
Received: 7 Jul, 1997
|Jennifer Chapman||Robert Sterry:
been to the NSW State Archives and had excellent results. Robert and
Elizabeth arrived in Port Phillip, Melbourne (not Sydney) on the ship
"Westminster" on 13th December, 1839 as assisted ("bounty")
passengers. Robert was aged 28 and his wife (shown as Emily - I assume
this is an error) 23. Both could read and write. Robert, profession
shown as carpenter, was born in Bridgham, Norfolk and Emily, profession
shown as dressmaker, was born in Fevish. I couldn't find Fevish in the
Gazetteer of England. The closest I could find was Feversham in Kent.
Both were protestants.
Response: 14 August, 1997
Now developed as a minor line. See Melbourne, Victoria, Australia line. This line is in turn connected to the much earlier Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK line. [Added 2010]
|I am trying to find out who
the parents of Mary Anne Sterry are and to which branch she is connected.
She married Edward Turley on the 6/2/1844. I have found two recordings of this marriage, one at Newland and another in the Jan/March quartile at Monmouth, ref MONM 26, 66a.
Mary Ann Sterry was christianed 8/9/1822 in Blakeney, Gloucester . Her parents were William Sterry and Ann (nee Shaw) who were married at Awre with Blakeney, Gloucester on 28/2/1822. She had a son called Thomas Turley who was born on the 27/4/1854. He was my g.g.g. grandfather.
I would be greatful for any help.
Received: 8 Nov, 1997; update received 27 Dec 1999
|Tania Akehurst, New Zealand||You are related Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, UK Sterry line. [Added 2010]|
|My father Sterrie Weaver changed
the spelling of his given name from Sterry to Sterrie. Why I never did
find out but probably to be different.
I am working on our family genealogy and have traced the Weavers back to about 800 AD in Wales and England.
There has been a Sterry/Sterrie in each generation since 1817 when Sterry Arnold Weaver was born.
He was the son of Silas G. Weaver, b 12 Apr 1775, d 10 Oct 1830 and Dinah Stone b1778 , d Apr 1836. They got married 15 Nov 1796 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. (Scituate is now part of Massachusetts.)
I have not found the connection but I believe it must
have been by marriage into the Connecticut/Rhode Island (RI) Sterry's
since Dinah and Silas were both
Dinah b 1778, d April 1836 was the daughter of Jeremiah Stone b 1745, m 12 Feb, 1761 Dinah Knight, daughter of Jeremiah & Penelope (Westcott) Knight of Cranston, RI.
If you have seen any of these families I would appreciate it if you could let me know.
Received 11 Nov, 1997
|I am looking for a WWII baby
boy born to Marian Sterry in or near London, 1943-45, maybe. His father's
name was Joseph Frances Velk (American soldier). Have you heard of this
family? I would really appreciate any help in finding him, but have no
idea what his name is. I am his half sister. Marian wrote to him every
Christmas and spoke of she and Frank. I figured out who Marian was years
later. Joseph died when I was a child so no help there.
Received 3 Jan, 1988
| Eva Jo Velk Burrington
grandmother was Caroline Sterry, born to Henry Sterry and Eliza Sterry
(nee Wellman) on 17 /4/1863. in the County of Surrey. At the
time of registration of Caroline's birth the address was 10 Windmill Row,
Lambeth. Henry was by trade a general dealer and had
married Eliza Wellman on July 29th 1861 at St. Andrew's Church in the
Parish of Lambeth, Surrey. When some fifteen years ago I went to
Britain to do some family research I saw this small church and sadly
it was about to be demolished. Henry Sterry's father was James
Sterry, a huckster. At the time of marriage Henry and Eliza also resided
at 10 Windmill Row, Lambeth. Caroline later married James Mortimer
(my maternal grandfather) on 20/3/1886 and died on 12/4/1944.
Henry and Eliza are on the 1881 census for the parliamentary borough of
Southwark along with their four children, Caroline,
(my grandmother whom I knew well), Mary Anne (my great aunt,whom I
met in the very early 1940's), Teddy and Henry about whom I heard
speak but never met.
Received 10 Feb, 1999
Updated 19 Jan 2006
| Madeline Ahad,
Campbellford, Ontario, Canada
Caroline's father, Henry,
appears in the 1851 census. The family were then resident at 4 Windmill
Row, Lambeth, Surrey (RD: Lambeth, Sub: Waterloo Rd 1st: HO/107/1569):
The 1861 census gives some additional useful information on this family. Both James and Caroline Sterry are still alive and living at now 18 Windmill Row, Lambeth, Surrey. But their ages are widely different from the 1851 census. James is now aged 60 (aged 40 in 1851!) and Caroline is aged 43 (and aged 42 in 1851!) Sons James and John are still living with them. James, the father, says he was born in Lambeth, Surrey, like his wife (but in 1851 he said he didn't know!). Neither James nor Caroline seem to have made it to the 1871 census and the followig GRO deaths for them look very likely: Caroline Sterry, 4Q 1865, Lambeth (1d, 242) and James Sterry, 4Q 1870, Lambeth, aged 66 (1d, 287). Their first born appears to have been Mary Hannah Sterry bn abt 1833. The family were then living in New St, Newington, Surrey. James and Caroline may have been married abt 1830, probably in Lambeth/Newington area. But their marriage has not been located nor any likely baptism for James Sterry abt 1804.
|I am the granddaughter
of Albert Sterry bn abt 1851 who had a sister Anna bn abt 1853 and a brother
George. They are mentioned in the Will of Marina Sterry mentioned
in Walter Smith's book. A distant relative in Ontario believes the
father to be a Stephen Sterry born in Groton, Connecticut. I came
up with the name of William born abt 1805 in Groton married to a Sarah
or Sally. William probably had a second wife. Family moved
into Ontario, Canada abt 1850. Family still living there.
Received 7 April, 1999
|Margaret Josephine Jones
Los Angeles, USA
|Walter Smith's book, The Sterry Family,
says that your grandfather Albert Sterry bn 1830s or 1840s, residing in
Elgin, Ontario in 1887 was probably the son of William and Sarah Sterry.
William was born abt 1805 in Groton, Conn and died after 1841. He married
bef 1833. (See page 83ff)
Walter Smith believed William was the son of Stephen Sterry bn 1776 and Elizabeth Etheridge. That would make you part of the main Connecticut Sterry line dating back to Roger Sterry.
However, there is a fair amount of conjecture here. As Walter points out, William and his offspring are not mentioned in the Will of his sister Marina. (See page 101), although all the other nephews and nieces are exhaustively mentioned. Walter believes that William may have predeceased her. There is quite a bit of discussion in Walter's book on this subject.
You can see this Connecticut line on Sterry WorldWide under Stonington, Connecticut, USA .
|Looking for George Sterry who married Margaret Ann Kelsey (she was b. 1859 in Ontario, Canada daughter of Benjamin Kelsey and Jane Spicer). George and Margaret had two children: Theresa who married Thomas Jones and William Sterry.||
Monica Bozsaki, Canada
My GGGrandmother was Delia Sterry, who was married to Chauncey Simons She was born in NY State in 1824. She had 3 children; Ellen, Frank, and Mary, who was my GGrandmother. Her father was William Sterry, b.C. 1795, and her mother was Eleanor, b. 1797-8 in NY State. Eleanor died in So. Gilboa, NY on 01/09/1881. Delia was last heard from as being dismissed from the Pres. Church in Binghamton, NY in 1853, with her husband. In 1861, he has remarried. Can anyone add to this information?
Received 7th April, 2000
I'm trying to help my cousin find the sons of her old friend who died many years ago. The family lived in Wilton, Connecticut, USA and the parents of the children were Leland Sterry and Loraine Vogt. The sons are Leland Gerard Sterry b. 1959 and Michael Scott Sterry b. 1960. Any one knowing these sons, please have them contact me and I'll put them in touch with their mother's old friend.
Received 21st October, 2000
Patricia Kostelnik (USA)
Edmund Pitt Sterry b.1806
married Cathrine M Unknown.
Received 24 June 2001
Randy Sterry (USA)
please on the following
Received 26th August, 2001
Debbie Davis (UK)
This looks very like the family of William Sterry in the 1851 census:
Parish of Deptford-St Nicholas*
This is from an index and it would therefore be very advisable to obtain a full transcript of this entry.
I believe this is the LDS film reference for the relevant census:1851 St. Nicholas p. 1-216 FHL BRITISH Film 174822
Hopefully, the census will tell us where William's father, William, was born.
By the way, I could locate only three Sterrys born about 1838 in the GRO:
Page Q ..Year
Unfortunately none are in either Surrey or Kent. Vol VII is Hampshire and Sussex; Vol XVIII is Gloucestershire, Salop, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire; Vol XI is Gloucestershire, Somerset, Warwickshire
Now connected to main Longhope, Gloucestershire, UK line. [Added 2010]
|I am trying to find relatives of John Sterry whose father was Richard Sterry from Lydney. John was one of 9 brothers and Richard was one of them. I believe Richard was born in 1880 and died in 1951. His father was William Sterry who possibly married an Elizabeth from Huntley. He was born in 1855.||
Kelly Imm (UK)
This family is almost certainly connected to the Longhope Sterry line. There are several entries from the IGI for Lydney. Checked the GRO (Civil Registration Index for England and Wales) for possible matches. This looks like the birth of William in 1855: Sterry, William, Chepstow, 11a, 3, 1855. You best tactic would be to obtain the birth certificate. That should tell you the names of the parents.
You are connected to the Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, UK line. [Added 2010]
|Tony Huggins is related to the Bury St Edmunds Sterry line and is the direct descendant of Ellis Sterry (1843-1928) and Eliza nee Kerry (1844-1928). Ellis owned two shops in London, both south of the river: one in East Street (SE17) nr Old Kent Rd (Southwark/Bermondsey) and one in Old Dover Rd (SE3) (Blackheath). Tony is interested in any pictures/information about these shops and in particular who took over these shops after Ellis died in 1928.||
Tony Huggins (UK)
|Anyone prepared to do a lookup in relevant Rates Books for Southwark/Blackheath between about 1881 (when Ellis was living at 6 Valentine Place, Bermondsey) and after Ellis died in 1928 (then living at 6 Dixey Street Woolwich)?|