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Roger Tyrell (b. 1612, d. February 1681/82)Roger Tyrell (son of Robert Terrell and Jane Baldwin) was born 1612 in Stepheney, Middlesex, England, and died February 1681/82 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.He married Abigail Ufford on 1638 in Milford, New Haven, County, Connecticut, daughter of Thomas Ufford and Isabel Bryan.
Notes for Roger Tyrell:
The Tyrrell name has 68 different variant names. It originally comes from Sire de Tirel (950 A.D.) from the Castle of Ralf near Paris, France; to England; then to Ireland. In Ireland the name was introduced into the country in the 12th century by Anglo-Norman settlers named "Tirial". The name possibly meant "stubborn", deriving from old French, "Tirel", which meant one that pulls against the reins. The towns of Tyrrells Pass in County Westmeath and Kildare indicate that the main Septs, or group descended from a common ancestor, were located in the Province of Leinster and it is here that the majority of descendents can be found.
Branches off the Tyrrell line can be traced back to Medieval Kings of England, Scotland, Normandy, to Charlemagne and back to Biblical times. The Tyrrell Coat of Arms has three bands across the shield, which signifies military belts or girdles of Honour. The silver color symbolizes peace and sincerity; red symbolizes military fortitude. The lion emblem means deathless courage. There are also seven Maltese crosses on the shield. The Maltese Cross is an eight-pointed cross formed by four arrowheads joined at their points. The badge of the Knights of Malta was worn as an order of chivalry, and was also known as the Cross of Malta.
Roger Terrill was the son of Roger Terrill, who was born in 1586 in Middlesex County, England. He came from a long line of Terrill's dating back to Thomas of Heron, England, born about 1405. He may also have an ancestral connection to Sir Walter Tirel, bow carrier, to King William I, the Conquer. Roger Terrill came to the New World on the ship, Lyon, arriving in Boston in September, 14, 1632 from Nanzy, Essex, England. He remained in Boston and Roxbury for a few years. In the summer of 1637, he visited western Connecticut, probably with or following Capt. Underhill's Company in the Pequot War. He returned to Boston in the fall and in the spring of 1638, after paying off his indenture in Boston and nearby Roxbury, Massachusetts, Roger moved to New Haven, Connecticut with the New Haven Company. He remained in the Hereford quarters of that company until Aug. 28, 1639, when he went with the Milford Company and helped found the colony at Milford. He reached Milford on Sep. 1, 1639. He was accorded the rights of Freeplanter of that colony, having been on of eight who were refused those rights by the New Haven Company at the meeting in Doc. Newman's barn on July 4, 1639, since he was not a member of the Puritan Church, but still belonged to the Church of England. In 1639 he married Abigail Ufford, daughter of Thomas Ufford and Isabel Brayan, in the Milford church, where Roger's surname is spelled, Terrell. Roger became an after planter and admitted to the Milford church on July 28, 1644. His oldest children were baptized in August and his wife, Abigail, was admitted on Nov. 3, 1644. Roger Terrill's property in Milford was on lot #49 and consisted of 2 acres, 3 rods, and 20 poles and was on the present West Town St. Roger Terrill became a man of importance in the church and in the colony. He was prominent in the affairs of the colony and the church until his death in 1692. It is on record that before he had joined the church, he was sent by the heirs of an estate to defend their interests before the New Haven court, saying that Roger Terrill was, "A man of very fit parts for the work." The Memorial Bridge over the Wapawaug River bears the first settlers of the town and includes the names of Roger Terrill and his wife, Abigail Ufford. The Ufford families came from Liverpool on the ship "Lyons".
Three additional generations stayed in Connecticut with Daniel b. 1658, George b. 1703 and Ruth b. 1722.
Marriage 1 Abigail UFFORD b: ABT. 1620 in Suffolk, England
Married: 1639 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Daniel TERRILL b: 1 MAR 1658/59 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
More About Roger Tyrell and Abigail Ufford:
Marriage: 1638, Milford, New Haven, County, Connecticut.
Children of Roger Tyrell and Abigail Ufford are:
- +John Terrill, b. August 1640, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, d. February 27, 1711/12, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
- Abigail Terrill, b. August 1643, d. 1692.
- Hannah Terrill, b. August 1645, d. November 11, 1730, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
- Samuel Terrill, b. August 31, 1647, d. 1680, Brookhaven,Suffolk County, New York.
- Roger Terrill, b. January 20, 1647/48, d. April 17, 1722, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
- Joseph Terrill, b. January 04, 1651/52, d. 1689, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
- Mary Terrill, b. February 12, 1652/53, d. May 03, 1654, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
- Ephraim Terrill, b. April 08, 1655, d. date unknown.
- Thomas Terrill, b. October 23, 1656, d. 1725, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.
- Daniel Terrill, b. March 16, 1658/59, d. June 10, 1727, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
- Eleazer Terrill, b. September 20, 1662, d. September 22, 1662, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.