(…) Terrill

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Given name unknown, and whose ancestry and wife are unknown (or not traced here), (…) Terrill had at least seven children, each named as a brother or sister in the wills of three of them.

In 1638, there were three Terrill men who owned more than ten acres in Barbados: Charles, George, and Robert. Any relationship to this Terrill is unknown, though (…) Terrill did have a son named Charles.1,2

The three wills, in order of proved date:
Michael Terrill, dtd 21 Oct 1705, proved 9 Mar 1706:
Wife Cornelia, executrix and guardian;
Michael Terrill [relation not specified] executor if wife remarried;
brothers Lt. Col William Terrill, John Terrill, Charles Terrill, Thomas Terrill and brother-in-law John Lucie as executors in trust during minority of son Michael and guardians of children to age 21
son Henry and daughter Jane at 15 or marriage
a possible unborn child
signed Michaell Terrill
witnesses: Charles Grime, J. [Humphrey Jr.] Waterman, Thomas Gibbes, Benjamin Jones[?]

Thomas Terrill, of Christ Church Parish, dtd 28 Jun 1715, proved 12 July 1715:
daughters, Jane Terrill, Ann Terrill, Martha Terrill, all at 21
sister [in law?] Ann, wife of brother John
sister Elizabeth Waterman, wife of Humphrey Waterman
sister Ann Boucher, wife of Clement Boucher
Sarah Bowcher
nephew Michael Terrill
neice Jane Terrill
son Michael at 21
executrix, wife Martha, guardian to son
assistant executors, Hon. John Frere Esq., brothers Captain Clement Bowcher, John Terrill, Charles Terrill, Humphrey Waterman
plantation and land which was hers before, the plantation and lands of John Ridgway
signed Tho: Terrill
witnesses: H. Clarke, John Daw, Saml: Dannald

Charles, Terrill, Gent., of St. Peters Parish, dtd 1 Oct 1715, proved 26 Mar 1717:
Negroes lately bought of Robert Wythers
sister Elizabeth Waterman, wife of Humphry Waterman, Esq.
neice Jane Terrill, daughter of deceased brother Michael Terrill
brother William Terrill Esq., living in England and his daughter Mary Terrill
executors: brothers William and John Terrill, Gent. of said parish
signed Charles Terrill
witnesses: Finch Bovell, Charity (x) Hill, Daniell Prichard.3


  • Lt Colonel William Terrill4
  • John Terrill4
  • Charles Terrill4 d. bef. 26 Mar 1718
  • Thomas Terrill4 d. bef. 12 Jul 1715
  • (…) Terrill4
  • Elizabeth Terrill5 d. aft. 1 Oct 1715
  • Ann Terrill5 d. aft. 1715
  • Capt. Michael Terrill+4 b. say 1665, d. bef. Mar 1705/6
This person was last edited on21 Apr 2023


  1. [S410] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Wills and Administrations (3 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1979-1981), 3:334-335, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Wills.
  2. [S2634] Sam Briggs, "A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of Barbadoes in the Year 1638, Who Then Possessed More Than Ten Acres of Land," Narragansett Historical Register 3 (1884-5): 230-236, 282-288, at 287, further cited as Briggs, "Barbadoes Inhabitants in 1638."
  3. [S410] Sanders, Barbados Wills, 3:334-5.
  4. [S410] Sanders, Barbados Wills, 3:334.
  5. [S410] Sanders, Barbados Wills, 3:335.