Mary Terry

about 1802–
Cornwallis Township, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Mary

When Mary Terry was born about 1802, in Cornwallis Township, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Pern Terry, was 54 and her mother, Sara Morton, was 47. She married Richard Lee on 29 February 1816, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lee
Mary Terry
Marriage: 29 February 1816
John Lee
William Lee
George E. D. Lee
Sarah Lee
Richard Lee
Mary Ann Lee

Spouse and Children

    Richard Lee



29 February 1816
Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada


    John Lee


    William Lee


    George E. D. Lee


    Richard Lee



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 69

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 107

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 119

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader ( c. 454–526 ) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493 . His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Terry in entry for Richard Lee, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • Mary Terry in entry for Richard Lee, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • Mary Lee in entry for George E.d. Lee, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"

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