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Descendants Of Roger Terrill of Milford, Connecticut, a collaborative effort to gather and share information on the Roger and Abigail (Ufford) Terrill family through the generations, is now in Phase 2.

Our goals are still to accurately document and preserve Roger Terrill family history, and to continue the search for Roger’s origins. In phase 1, which began in May of 2009, we put up on this web site a large number of records pertaining to Roger and Abigail and their children. In phase 2, while continuing to add records for Roger and Abigail’s descendants, we will intensify the search for Roger’s origins in England.

Much has already been written about Roger’s origins, and much about his early life in New England, but most of this is undocumented and some is contradictory. DOR plans to start from a solid foundation, based on primary records, to see where we can go from there. It won’t be easy to sort everything out and build anew. We invite you to follow our efforts, or join us in the venture!

All for the best, . . . . . (posted 29 August 2009)

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Conrad W. Terrill

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(Thomas2 line)


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Nancy Tyrrel Theodore

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(John2 line)

A new look at our earliest
Roger Terrill record

24 Jun. 2011: DOR-Terrill has a new interpretation of the list of nine men presented on the first page of Milford land records, dated 20 Nov. 1639. We believe that these young men were chosen to lay out the new town of Milford. We noticed that some on the list of nine were quite young in 1639, and we conducted a study to determine the ages of as many as possible. Click here to read more, including the results of our study.

Roger Terrell in the 1624/5
Ossulstone hundred subsidy roll

27 Jul. 2011: The puzzle of why the name Roger Terrill is not on the 1621 Ossulstone hundred lay subsidy roll has finally been resolved. As expected, Charles E. Banks had misled us, and it is the 1624/5 roll on which the name actually appears. Click here to read more...

The Terrill Surname

Tyrell Symbolism

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It’s easy, it’s free!

When you join our web site you’ll see additional tabs along the top, and additional menus on the right. Presently, the additional tabs take you to our Research section (where you can read about current research projects), YDNA Roger (focussed on our genetic genealogical research), and DOR1 (which contains all the newsletters from NTT’s original Descendants of Roger Terrill society, from 1989 to 1995). The most useful additional menu on the right is the Member Menu, which you can use to leap to our online Library, to our Old Pictures section (which now contains pictures of tombstones too), to our Bible Records, Etc. section, and to our Members Area (which allows members to exchange information). Lastly, we notify all members (by email) of significant new developments.

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Roger Terrill Articles

A new look at our earliest Roger Terrill record

The 1639, 1643 and 1646 Lists of Milford Free Planters

Milford First Congregational Church Records - Vol. I, 1639-1837

Milford land records for Roger1 Terrill

Roger Terrill stands up before the Court on behalf of his brother-in-law

Roger1 Terrill's Sons — by Deed We Shall Know You

Looking at Roger's inventory.....

Other Articles

Our Roger's Tree section contains most of our articles and records, tucked away in a descendant tree filing system, starting from Roger1. Check the Site Guide for more detail, and try our Search this web site menu, at top right, to find articles of interest.

Bible Records (Etc.) Wanted

If you’ve been wondering how to share those old family Bible records with others who might be vitally interested, you can do it by sending us photocopies. Contact Conrad. Other old records are welcome, too.

The early demise of our promising
Possible Roger1 theory

23 Apr. 2012: A year and a half ago we told of a new Roger1 Terrill possibility, a Roger Tirrell baptized in 1620 at St Magnus The Martyr in London, son of a Roger Tirrell baptized in 1592. However, one or the other of these two Roger Tirrells died in St Mary Whitechapel in 1625, and we did not know which. We had been hoping, of course, that it was Roger Jr., our promising possibility, who survived, but we’ve just learned that it was not. If you are logged in to DOR-Terrill click here to read more ...

FTDNA Terrell Surname Project

DOR-Terrill is a major participant in the Family Tree DNA Terrell Surname Project. Other Terrell lines are participating too. The aim of this project is to sort out all the “Terrell” lines throughout the world using yDNA genetic genealogy. DOR-Terrill, using this project, has already homed in on Roger’s yDNA, to 67 markers. We’re now working on identification of branches, and on connecting to Roger’s ancestors. Our YDNA Roger page presents all the details. If you don’t know if you’re a descendant of Roger, you can find out by getting tested through the Terrell Surname Project. If you’re not a descendant of Roger you might find out what Terrell line you actually belong to. The project is growing fast.

New on DOR

Name of the Wife of Roger2 (Roger1) Terrill, by NTT, 30 Nov. 2013

Hannah3 (John2, Roger1) Terrill - Richard Burton marriage record (m. 6 Mar. 1723-4, Milford First Church), by NTT, 24 Jul. 2013

Josiah3 (John2, Roger1) and Mary (Goodwin) Terrill of Milford and Waterbury, New Haven, CT and Family, by NTT, 22 Jul. 2013

The "Honoured" John2 and Abigail Terrill and Their Children, by NTT, Jul. 2009, updated and documents added 31 Aug. 2012

Children of Nathan3 (John2, Roger1) Terrill with Probate of Estate Hezekiah4 (Nathan3, John2, Roger1) Terrill, by NTT, 13 Apr. 2012

Will of Nathan3 Terrill (John2, Roger1) of North Stratford, CT, written 14 May 1746, probated 6 Aug. 1754, by NTT, 10 Apr. 2012

Western New York Land Transactions 1804-1824 and 1825-1835, by NTT, 20 Mar. 2012. For those whose “Terrill” ancestors migrated to and through Western NY in the early 1800’s.

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New for Members

A yDNA connection to an early 1700’s Tyrrell Surrey line, by CWT & NTT, 28 Aug. 2013

DOR-Terrill in the Deep Clades, by CWT, 28 Apr. 2012

Roger Tirrell baptized 1620—the final chapter, by NTT & CWT, 23 Apr. 2012

Old Pictures: Tombstones of Samuel5 Tyrel (1758-1834) and Eunice Tyrel (1762-1842) (added Jan. 2012)

Bible Records, Etc.: My Ancestry, from the diary of Adam Thompson Terrell (1818-1842), by Elizabeth Paullin Terrell, Dec. 2011

Bible Records, Etc.: Bible records for Samuel5 (Ezra4-3, Roger2-1) & Eunice Tyrel family, by CWT, Nov. 2011

Old Pictures: Tombstone of Ichabod5 Terrel d. 1825 (added Nov. 2011)

The DOR YDNA Roger STR tree, by CWT, Sep. 2011

A yDNA Terry-Terrill Connection — part 2, by CWT, July 2011

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