Descendants of Richard TERRILL and Edith HARPER

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TERRILL
in West Kington WIL

Descendants of Richard TERRILL and Edith HARPER
 

Although not among my known ancestors, the TERRILLs of West Kington are related to me by marriage, and over time I have assembled a fair bit of information on them. This page is a summary of that information.

Some 16th and 17th century records indicate that the earlier TERRILLs below were also known by an alternative surname, given variously as MARDITCH, MARDICHE, MERDICH, MARDRIDGE etc, which seems likely to be a topographic alias. (Marditch as a place name, also with variant spellings, probably derives from the Old English mærdic meaning boundary ditch.)

Surviving parish registers for West Kington date from 1758 only, and earlier BTs are somewhat patchy, particularly during the 17th century, so much of what I have detailed below comes from other sources such as wills. Although I hope it is accurate, and I have wherever possible consulted original records, I offer no guarantee that my information is complete or that I have necessarily reached the right conclusions in assembling this descent chart.

To avoid confusion I have here consistently spelt the surname TERRILL, but variant spellings include TERRELL, TERRIL, TIRRELL, TYRREL etc.

 

Richard TERRILL (T1)
Admon: granted 9 Feb 1625/6, PCC
(as Richard TERRILL alias MARDETT of West Kington - to relict Edith)
 

MARRIED
1584? (see Notes)
to

Edith HARPER
(Daughter of Thomas HARPER)
Will: written 1 Mar 1641/2; proved 24 Jun 1642, PCC

(as Edith TERRILL alias MARDITCH widow of Whaddon)
 

Children:
(Order not fully known)

Richard TERRILL (T1.1)
 
Thomas TERRILL (T1.2)
married: Anne ??
Admon: granted 2 Nov 1641, Salisbury Archdeaconry

(Descendants in Whaddon WIL)
Agnes/Anne TERRILL (T1.3)
married: Christopher SMITH
Joanna TERRILL (T1.4)
married: John SELFE
Will: proved 3 Jul 1663, PCC (of Hilperton WIL)

Plus others?

 

NOTES

An indenture, dated 7 Oct 1602, to enter Thomas TERRELL alias MERDICH, son of Richard TERRELL alias MERDICH of West Kington yeoman, on a lease of property in Hempton in the parish of Almondsbury GLS, refers to an earlier indenture, dated 14 Jun 1584, by which the said Richard TERRELL alias MERDICH and his intended wife Edith HARPER, daughter of Thomas HARPER of Hempton yeoman, had been entered on the same lease.

The will of Thomas HARPER of Olveston GLS, written 8 Nov 1601 and proved 9 Apr 1602, PCC, mentions (amongst others) the four children of his daughter Edith MARDICH, their legacies to be paid when they come to years of discretion, and his son (sic) Richard MARDITCH(E).

A transcribed list of taxpayers for the Subsidy of 1576 (published by the Wiltshire Record Society) includes a Richarde MURDYCHE of West Kington, who may or may not be Richard TERRILL (T1).

 
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2nd Generation
 

Richard TERRILL (T1.1)
(Son of Richard TERRILL (T1))
Will: written 20 Aug 1652; proved 29 Jun 1653, PCC
(as Richard TYRRELL/TIRRELL alias MARDISH Yeoman of West Keynton)
 

MARRIED
to

Elizabeth ??
 

Children:
(Order not fully known)

Richard TERRILL (T1.1.1)
bapt: 1622, West Kington WIL 
(see Notes)
buried: Aug 1622, West Kington WIL (see Notes)
Thomas TERRILL (T1.1.2)
bapt: 1622, West Kington WIL 
(see Notes)
buried: Aug 1622, West Kington WIL (see Notes)
Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3)
 
Elizabeth TERRILL (T1.1.4)
married: Jasper SELWYNE/SELWINE

Plus others?

 

NOTES

The BT from which the 1622 baptisms and burials are taken is torn, and as only the first 3 letters of the surname are visible in the baptism entry, it may not be TERRILL. The surname at the two burials is clearly TERRILL but no parents are named. The dates are also incomplete, but the baptisms are between entries for 11 Apr and 16 Oct 1622, while both burials appear to be dated between 20 and 29 Aug 1622.

 
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3rd Generation
 

Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3)
(Son of Richard TERRILL (T1.1))
Died: 22 Aug 1670 
(West Kington MI transcript)
Will: written 6 Aug 1669; administration granted 6 Feb 1677/8, PCC
(as Richard TIRRELL otherwise MARDRIDG Gentleman of West Kington)
 

MARRIED
to

Cicely/Cecilia ??
Born: c1621-6?
Died: 5 May 1721 or 1724, aged 99 
(West Kington MI transcript)
 

Children:
(Order not fully known)

Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3.1)
died: before 6 Feb 1677/8

(Named as executor in his father's will but died before acting)
John TERRILL (T1.1.3.2)
 
Elizabeth TERRILL (T1.1.3.3)
born: c1655 
(under 21 in father's will)
died: 4 Oct 1735, aged 80 (Box MI transcript)
buried: 7 Oct 1735, Box WIL (widow)
married: William PINCHEN (of Box, yeoman), 8 May 1679, West Kington WIL
William TERRILL (T1.1.3.4)
born: after 1648 
(under 21 in father's will)
died: ? 18 Apr 1726, aged 62 ? (West Kington MI transcript)
(The MI transcript has John TERRILL Gent, but could this be William's death?)

Will: written 19 Nov 1709; proved 16 Jun 1726, PCC (of West Kington)
Occupation: Yeoman

Plus others?

 
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4th Generation
 

John TERRILL (T1.1.3.2)
(Son of Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3))
Died: 1 Jun 1692 
(West Kington MI transcript)
Will: written 30 May 1692; proved 25 Oct 1693, PCC (of West Kington)
Occupation: Gentleman
 

MARRIED
to

Mary ??
Died: 28 Oct 1687 (West Kington MI transcript)
 

Children:
(Order not fully known)

Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1)
born: c1687
Mary TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.2)
buried: 30 Jun 1751, West Kington WIL (of Bristol)
married: Walter HORSMAN (of Bristol, saddler)

Plus others?

 
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5th Generation
 

Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1)
(Son of John TERRILL (T1.1.3.2))
Born: c1687 
(Sarum MLB transcript - see below)
Buried: 4 Mar 1734/5, West Kington WIL
Will: written 17 Feb 1734/5; proved 2 Aug 1735, PCC
Occupation: Gentleman
 

MARRIED (1)
16 May 1717, Salisbury Cathedral WIL, by licence
(Richard a gentleman of West Kington, bachelor aged 30; Ann a spinster of Netheravon aged 25)
to

Ann GIBBONS
Born: c1691
Died: 8 Feb 1721, aged 30 
(West Kington MI transcript)
 

Children:

Alice TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.1)
bapt: 13 Dec 1717, West Kington WIL
died: 16 Dec 1717, aged 9 hours 
(West Kington MI transcript)
buried: 16 Dec 1717, West Kington WIL
Ann TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.2)
born: c1720
died: 26 Nov 1740, aged 20 
(West Kington MI transcript)
buried: 30 Nov 1740, West Kington WIL

Plus others?
 

MARRIED (2)
15 Dec 1728, Berkley SOM
(Richard of West Kington WIL; Elizabeth of Tellisford SOM)
to

Elizabeth WICKSTED
(Daughter of William WICKSTED & Mary PALMER - see Notes)
Baptised: 31 Aug 1699, West Hanney BRK
Will: written 9 Mar 1734/5; proved 13 Aug 1741, PCC
 

Children:

Betty TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.3)
bapt: 27 Dec 1729, West Kington WIL
buried: 31 Mar 1746, Tellisford SOM (of Swainswick)
Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4)
bapt: 20 May 1731, West Kington WIL

 

NOTES

William WICKSTED, baptised 1652 in Wrenbury CHS, was vicar of West Hanney BRK. Both he and his wife Mary were buried in Tellisford SOM, William in 1716/7 (his will proved 1720, PCC) and Mary in 1754 (her will proved 1755, PCC). Mary, born c1666, was daughter of Stephen PALMER (his will proved 1703, PCC.)

 
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6th Generation
 

Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4)
(Son of Richard TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1))
Baptised: 20 May 1731, West Kington WIL
Died: 10 Mar 1766, aged 34 
(West Kington MI transcript)
Buried: 13 Mar 1766, West Kington WIL
Will: written 9 Mar 1762; proved 15 Nov 1766, Wiltshire Archdeaconry
Occupation: Gentleman

(Alumni Oxoniensis & Alumni Orielense: matriculated 10 Oct 1750, Oriel College, aged 19)
 

MARRIED
26 Jul 1753, Cold Ashton GLS, by licence
(Richard a gentleman of West Kington WIL, bachelor aged 22; Sarah a spinster of Pucklechurch GLS aged 22)
to

Sarah HOLBROW
Born: c1730
Buried: 10 Feb 1812, West Kington WIL, aged 83
Will: written 24 Nov 1783; proved 17 Oct 1812, Wiltshire Archdeaconry
 

Children:

Betty TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.1)
born: 30 Aug 1754; bapt: 29 Sep 1754, Hullavington WIL
died: 16 Sep 1770, aged 16 
(West Kington MI transcript)
buried: 19 Sep 1770, West Kington WIL
Ann TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.2)
bapt: 29 Jan 1756, West Kington WIL
died: 17 Aug 1759, aged 3 
(West Kington MI transcript)
buried: 19 Aug 1759, West Kington WIL
Sarah TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.3)
bapt: 21 Sep 1757, West Kington WIL 
(see Notes)
buried: 12 Jun 1764, West Kington WIL
Mary TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.4)
bapt: 14 Jul 1759, West Kington WIL
buried: 3 Mar 1798, West Kington WIL, aged 38
married: Thomas COMLY, 22 Jan 1778, West Kington WIL, by licence

(Thomas COMLEY/COMLY - ancestor reference number: J30)
John TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.5)
bapt: 31 Oct 1761, West Kington WIL
died: 4 May 1764, aged 2y 7m 
(West Kington MI transcript)
buried: 5 May 1764, West Kington WIL
Jane TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.6)
bapt: 3 Dec 1763, West Kington WIL
buried: 28 Dec 1821, West Kington WIL, aged 58 (from Hinton)
married: Joseph KING, 27 Nov 1780, West Kington WIL

(See also KING in West Kington & Castle Combe WIL)
Sarah TERRILL (T1.1.3.2.1.4.7)
born: 5 Apr 1766; bapt: 16 Oct 1781, West Kington WIL
buried: 20 Sep 1802, West Kington WIL, aged 36
married: William GAY, 28 Nov 1791, St Philip & St Jacob, Bristol GLS

 

NOTES

West Kington BTs show two daughters - Ann and Sarah - baptised on 21 Sep 1757, but other records suggest there was only one daughter Ann in this family. Possibly the 1756 baptism was private, with Ann being received into the church the following year at the same time as her younger sister Sarah was baptised.

 


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