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Samuel Terry

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Samuel Terry

Birth
England
Death
22 Feb 1838 (aged 61–62)
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Add to Map
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Samuel Terry was a convict who was transported to Australia in June, 1802. He had been convicted at Salford Quarter Sessions January 22, 1800 of the theft of 400 pairs of stockings. His sentence was for 7 years. He was assigned to Samuel Marsden.

By 1809 Samuel had a farm on the Hawkesbury River. He moved to Sydney and became an innkeeper. In 1810 he married a widow named Rosetta Pracey who had married two other convicts, Edward Madden and Henry Marsh.

Samuel was quite a business man, becoming known as “ the Botany Bay Rothschild”.

When he died in 1838 the funeral was said to be the grandest ever seen in the colony. He left a huge personal estate. The family sold some of his land to the government, land now occupied by Martin Place and the GPO in Sydney.

In 1823 Corah TERRY married Edward BEARCROFT at Castlereagh. ( Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1856). When she married her second husband William Mizen in 1858, Anglican Parish records list Samuel TERRY as her father.

DNA evidence now proves Corah was not the child of Samuel Terry.

Mary Pritchard also had two children to another prominent convict, Ferdinand Meurant.
Samuel Terry was a convict who was transported to Australia in June, 1802. He had been convicted at Salford Quarter Sessions January 22, 1800 of the theft of 400 pairs of stockings. His sentence was for 7 years. He was assigned to Samuel Marsden.

By 1809 Samuel had a farm on the Hawkesbury River. He moved to Sydney and became an innkeeper. In 1810 he married a widow named Rosetta Pracey who had married two other convicts, Edward Madden and Henry Marsh.

Samuel was quite a business man, becoming known as “ the Botany Bay Rothschild”.

When he died in 1838 the funeral was said to be the grandest ever seen in the colony. He left a huge personal estate. The family sold some of his land to the government, land now occupied by Martin Place and the GPO in Sydney.

In 1823 Corah TERRY married Edward BEARCROFT at Castlereagh. ( Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1856). When she married her second husband William Mizen in 1858, Anglican Parish records list Samuel TERRY as her father.

DNA evidence now proves Corah was not the child of Samuel Terry.

Mary Pritchard also had two children to another prominent convict, Ferdinand Meurant.

Gravesite Details

Devonshire Street (Sydney Burial Ground) was located at what is now Central Station. Claimed remains of this family were transferred to Rookwood Cemetery. Unclaimed remains were transferred to Bunnerong.



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  • Created by: cheryl murray
  • Added: Sep 30, 2018
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/193557155/samuel-terry: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Terry (1776–22 Feb 1838), Find a Grave Memorial ID 193557155, citing Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Maintained by cheryl murray (contributor 49297271).