The Terrys of Cork
With selected Material on Descendants.
1180 - 1644
By Kevin Terry
A second book, published September, 2013, by Phillimore & Co Ltd.
looks at Terrys of Cork between 1180 and 1644. Selected material on
descendants after 1644 is also provided. This includes those who
emigrated and settled in France, Spain, Latin America, England,
Australia and North America. The book seeks to establish some of the
political, social, and economic reasons for their rise to prominence
from the 15th century, their maintenance of this position for 250
years, through to their expulsion together with other Old English
families in 1644. The book can be regarded as a companion to that
published in 2005, Terrys of Cork 1600-2000.
192 pages, 49 illustrations and tables. Based on a M.A. in local
history (1st class hons), dissertation from U.C.C. and other research.
Attached is a jpeg of the front cover.
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Terrys of Cork
1600 - 2000
By Kevin Terry
A Local Historical Perspective.
Published March 2005.
Price: Hardback 40 Euros: Paperback 25 Euros
This book, published by Kevin Terry, looks at Terrys of Cork with particular reference to settlement patterns of Terrys in the City,
and the Baronies of Barrymore, Cork, and Imokilly, between 1600 and 2000. This area was selected after preliminary examination found
that there are instances of close and interchangeable links between urban and rural settlements of Terrys within this area. It will
also examine Terrys who emigrated from Cork and settled in a number of other countries. The surname Terry is not a very common name
in Ireland; its highest incidence is in Cork. It is of Norman origin and, in former times, Terry families played a significant part
in the affairs of Cork City, the only urban settlement where they were prominent, serving as Mayor no less than twenty-two times.
The book establishes some of the political, social, and economic reasons for the changes in incidence, distribution and dispersion
of the surname over the period. The book looks at the incidence and distribution of Terrys at intervals, about fifty years apart,
between 1600 and 2000. It identifies settlement location and numbers of families over the period.
'It is all quite fascinating and, even if rather daunting as an exercise in family and local history, a valuable catalogue of sources
other than family records'
Mary Leland, Sunday Independent.
'A remarkable history of a family of Norman origins…'