Beulah Sawyer1

F, b. 18 November 1744
Father*Joshua Sawyer1 b. 19 Jan 1702/3
Mother*Sarah Flint1 b. 21 Jun 1716
     Beulah was born at Windham, Windham, Connecticut, on 18 November 1744.1

Citations

  1. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information from statewide indexes for Vermont and Connecticut. Film Batch No. 7450363; Sheet No. 00; Source Call No. 0002949.

James Sawyer1

M, b. 28 October 1749
Father*Joshua Sawyer1 b. 19 Jan 1702/3
Mother*Sarah Flint1 b. 21 Jun 1716
     James was born at Windham, Windham, Connecticut, on 28 October 1749.1

Citations

  1. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information from statewide indexes for Vermont and Connecticut. Film Batch No. 7450363; Sheet No. 00; Source Call No. 0002949.

Benjamin Sawyer1

M, b. 19 March 1752
Father*Joshua Sawyer1 b. 19 Jan 1702/3
Mother*Sarah Flint1 b. 21 Jun 1716
     Benjamin was born at Windham, Windham, Connecticut, on 19 March 1752. The father's given name is listed in the Vital Records as Jonathan, but I suspect that is an error..1

Citations

  1. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information from statewide indexes for Vermont and Connecticut. Film Batch No. 7450363; Sheet No. 00; Source Call No. 0002949.

Joseph Case1

M
     Joseph Case married Ruth Sawyer on 28 November 1754 at Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.1

Family

Ruth Sawyer b. 24 Feb 1736

Citations

  1. [S526] New England Ancestors.org, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/, Mansfield, Conn. Records; page 220.

Roger Nudd1

M, d. before 24 December 1630
     Roger Nudd married Joan unknown say 1630 at Ormesby, Norfolk, England.1 Roger Nudd died before 24 December 1630 at Ormesby, Norfolk, England.1 He was buried on 24 December 1630 at Ormesby, Norfolk, England.1

Family

Joan unknown b. c 1607, d. Jun 1640

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 142:257.

(?) unknown1

F, d. before 1748
     Her married name was Dow.1 (?) unknown married Benjamin Dow before 1735.1 (?) unknown died before 1748 at Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire.1

Family

Benjamin Dow b. 27 Apr 1712, d. c 1786

Citations

  1. [S16] Robert Piercy Dow, Book of Dow, 400.

Lydia Ann Dow1

F, b. circa 1827
Father*Dea. Samuel Gilman Dow1 b. c 1797, d. 16 Sep 1831
Mother*Lucy Smith1 b. 1799, d. Jan 1831
     Lydia was born at Walden, Caledonia, Vermont, circa 1827.1 As of 22 February 1848,her married name was Chamberlain.1 She married Ebenezer Chamberlain on 22 February 1848 at Walden, Caledonia, Vermont.1

Citations

  1. [S16] Robert Piercy Dow, Book of Dow, 112.

Ebenezer Chamberlain1

M
     Ebenezer Chamberlain married Lydia Ann Dow on 22 February 1848 at Walden, Caledonia, Vermont.1

Family

Lydia Ann Dow b. c 1827

Citations

  1. [S16] Robert Piercy Dow, Book of Dow, 112.

George W. Dow1

M, b. 1829
Father*Dea. Samuel Gilman Dow1 b. c 1797, d. 16 Sep 1831
Mother*Lucy Smith1 b. 1799, d. Jan 1831
     George was born at Walden, Caledonia, Vermont, in 1829.1

Citations

  1. [S16] Robert Piercy Dow, Book of Dow, 112.

Lillian M. Taylor1

F, b. 1900, d. 1981
     Lillian was born in 1900.1 As of after 1921,her married name was Rossier.1 She married John Daniel Rossier after 1921 at Orleans County, Vermont.1 Lillian M. Taylor was buried in 1981 at Coventry Village Cemetery, Coventry, Orleans, Vermont.1,2 She died in 1981 at Coventry, Orleans, Vermont.1

Family

John Daniel Rossier b. 20 May 1883, d. 1950

Citations

  1. [S604] Letter, Barbara Malloy to John R. Wood, 2 Jun 2009.
  2. [S605] William Wilder Dow Gravestone, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Read and Photographed by Barbara Malloy.

Benjamin Perry1

M, b. 5 September 1742, d. 22 March 1829
Father*Obadiah Perry2 b. 28 May 1697
Mother*Mehitable Kimball2,1 b. 22 May 1705
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     After his marriage the family settled in Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire where the first three of their children were born.

Around 1770 they removed to Waterboro, York County, Maine, which is about thirty miles northeast of Rochester, New Hampshire. They remained in Waterboro for twenty years.

Once again war interrupted things for the Perry family with the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in April of 1775.

This Perry family had a long association with a Hazen family in the Haverhill, Massachusetts, area. Moses Hazen was an officer in the militia of Benjamin's older brothers called Hazen's Rangers during the Revolutionary War. Moses later became a Brigadier General commanding a brigade at Yorktown, Virginia, when the British commander Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington, thereby ending, for all practical purposes, the War.

Captain Benjamin Perry was in command of a company that assisted Colonel Moses Hazen in the construction of Hazen's military road through northern Vermont in 1777-1779.

For his service Benjamin received a grant of land in Cabot, Vermont, near where Hazen's road passed.

Benjamin was promoted to Captain in command of a company in Gen. Moses Hazen's Regiment.

Meanwhile, in 1765, brother Francis Perry marries an unknown woman and moves to Waterbury, VT. There 6 sons and 2 daughters are produced by 1779 seemingly unbothered by revolution.

In 1777, George Washington authorized the construction of a military road from Wells River; VT to the Canadian border through north central Vermont in an attempt to facilitate the Canadian campaign. General Hazen is given the job, and he sent Capt. Benjamin Perry and his company of soldiers (110 men) to build the Road which would be known as the Bayley-Hazen military road. They completed 30 miles of road that summer passing through, what would later become, Cabot Vermont. The project was halted the next year because of Washington's fears that it could be used against them by the British. It seems that the Canadian campaign under Benedict Arnold was defeated making the road of dubious value. However, the fortunes of war turned and in 1779 the project continued and the road was completed as far as a notch at Sugarloaf Mountain. This notch (known today as Hazen's Notch) is very close to what was considered the border in those days. The border commission that determined the present boundary was still some 60 years in the future. The road did not serve any military purpose but did open North-central Vermont to development at the conclusion of the war.

General Hazen's regiment was a key element in the siege of Yorktown that lead to the surrender of the British in 1781. It is not known, however, if Benjamin Perry was involved.

In any case, he resumed the production of children with the birth of Nathaniel in late 1781 followed by Hannah in 1784 and Martha in 1787 in Waterboro, ME. In 1789 his wife, Susanna died and he moved his whole clan to Cabot, Vermont, which had opened for settlement in 1786. His progeny and his brother Francis' populated central Vermont with Perrys. The cemeteries of Waterbury, Cabot and surrounding towns contain many.1 Benjamin was born at Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, on 5 September 1742.1,2 He married Susanna Potter in 1764 at Massachusetts.1 Benjamin Perry lived in 1767 at Waterboro, York, Maine.1 He lived in 1790 at Waterboro, York, Maine.3 He married Polly Merrill on 16 April 1791 at Waterborough, York, Maine.4 Benjamin Perry died on 22 March 1829 at Cabot, Washington, Vermont. At age 86.5 He was buried after 22 March 1829 at West Hill Cemetery, Cabot, Washington, Vermont.6

Family 1

Susanna Potter b. 16 Jul 1747, d. 1789
Children

Family 2

Polly Merrill

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information from a statewide index for New Hampshire. Film Batch No. 7540072, Source Call No. 1001031.
  3. [S1036] 1790 US Census, Maine, unknown cd.
  4. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4D4-YQX : accessed 19 November 2015), Capt. Benjamin Perry and Polly Merrill, 16 Apr 1791; citing , reference yr 1787-1825 p 22; FHL microfilm 12,325.
  5. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFKC-3PG : accessed 19 November 2015), Benjamin Perry, 02 Mar 1829, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,653.
  6. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 18313215.

Susanna Potter1

F, b. 16 July 1747, d. 1789
Father*Dea Anthony Potter2 b. 13 Nov 1724, d. 22 Jun 1791
Mother*Mary Davis2 b. 7 Apr 1728, d. 26 Apr 1762
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Susanna was born at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, on 16 July 1747.1,3 As of 1764,her married name was Perry.1 She married Benjamin Perry in 1764 at Massachusetts.1 Susanna Potter died in 1789 at Waterboro, York, Maine.1,2

Family

Benjamin Perry b. 5 Sep 1742, d. 22 Mar 1829
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S762] Charles Edward Potter, Potter Families, 15.
  3. [S373] Vital Records of Ipswich, MA (published), 1:304.

Obadiah Perry1

M, b. 28 May 1697
Father*Obadiah Perry2 b. 11 Oct 1669
Mother*Mary Thorne2 b. 2 Oct 1672
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Certainly, during the 10 years in Haverhill they renewed their friendship with the Hazens, especially Moses (I) and Moses (II). Moses (I) and Obadiah (III) were only 4 years different in age and Moses (II) was the same age as Joshua. Obadiah (III) Perry and Moses (I) Hazen were active together in the Massachusetts Militia. Obadiah obtained the rank of Captain. During this period trouble loomed on the horizon. Britain and France had been at war for decades. France controlled most of Canada and Britain occupied the colonies of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, etc. It was inevitable that war would break out soon in America.

So, the British were actively recruiting and training volunteers from the colonies.

Thus Obadiah (III) Perry and Moses (I) Hazen were heavily involved and their sons followed as they became of age. Thus, when hostilities finally did break out in 1754 both families were ready. Capt. Obadiah Perry died in 1753 at the age of 56 and thus was spared the violence that was to come. His wife, Mehitable was a very tough lady and she lived 98 years.

The first military action involving these families was the September 8, 1755 Battle of Lake George and the associated Battle of Bloody Pond. Moses (I) at 54 was a Colonel in Command of the Company of 200 plus troops. Moses (II) Hazen was 22 and a Lieutenant in command of a platoon of NH, Mass and NY volunteers. Among the men of that platoon were, Obadiah (IV) [33], Abraham [29], Ebenezer [27], John[24], Joshua [22], and Ephraim [19], six of Obadiah (III) Perry's 11 living sons. In the late afternoon of September 8, the 200 men of Hazen's company came upon a large group of French and Indians at a wide spot in a creek. A furious battle ensued at close quarters. When it was over an hour later there were so many dead French and Indians that the water was red with their blood, hence the name "Bloody Pond". The men of Hazen's company paid a high price as well. Some sixty men were killed and a dozen more mortally injured. The dead included Abraham and John Perry. Col. Moses (I) Hazen was severely injured but survived. He would never go to war again. Moses (II) would later be promoted to Captain for his valiant action during the Battle of Bloody Pond (a mere footnote in history).

There were no significant activities during 1756, but a substantial fort (William and Henry) was erected at the southern end of Lake George. The Massachusetts and New Hampshire men under the Command of 24 year old Capt. Moses (II) Hazen marched back to Lake George during the summer of 1757. Before they arrived a large force of French and Indians laid siege to the fort trapping all that were within. The fort was bombarded day after day with big guns. Near the end of August Capt. Moses Hazen lead his men into battle in front of the fort in a futile attempt to relieve the situation. They were badly outnumbered and outgunned and were forced to retreat some two or three miles. Their casualties were heavy with nearly half their number dead or wounded. Ebenezer, Joshua, William and David Perry died in that battle and Ephraim was severely wounded and would die seven years later as a result. Thus, seven of Obadiah Perry's 11 sons died as a result of the two battles.

In 1759, Obadiah (IV), and 17-year-old Benjamin joined Major Moses Hazen's battalion in the Crown Point campaign. Fort Niagara was captured July 25, Fort Ticonderoga July 26 and the city of Quebec fell after the decisive Battle of the Plains of Abraham, September 13-18. Fortunately there were no casualties among the remaining Perrys this time.

Fifteen years later Moses was made a Brigadier General (at age 42) by George Washington (also 42).



John Hazen Perry married Miranda Reynolds Williams of Pittsburg, NH on 14 Dec., 1805. They settled for a time in Lisbon, NH where Nathan was born in 1811. They moved to Pittsburg around 1813. Adelaide was born in 1816 (30 July), followed by Alonzo (1818), Charles E. (22 Apr., 1826), Diadama (1828) and Eliza Jane (1832).

Meanwhile father Benjamin died back in Cabot (22 Mar.,1829) at 87 years of age.

He is buried in the Central Cabot Cemetery.

Charles E. Perry married Susan Day of Warren, NH in 1851. I'm certain that they didn't know that Susan was a direct descendant of Edward IV, King of England. (He was, after all, 11 generations earlier).

Charles and Susan settled down in Pittsburg at Happy Comer and started producing kids as follows.2 Obadiah was born at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 28 May 1697. Extracted birth record. Film Batch No. C502201; Source Call No. 0397042; Printout Cal No. 0933399.

Noel claims he was born at Rowley..2,3 He was baptized on 6 June 1697 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. "Records of the Old South Church in Boston," page 135. "Boston Church Records" The Records of the Churches of Boston (Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)4 He married Mehitable Kimball circa 1721 at Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, Haverhill V.R.says "before 1731."2,5

Family

Mehitable Kimball b. 22 May 1705
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information from a statewide index for New Hampshire. Film Batch No. 7540072, Source Call No. 1001031.
  2. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  3. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  4. [S769] American Ancestors.Org, online http://www.americanancestors.org
  5. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 2:194.
  6. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information for the locality listed in the record. Film Batch N. C500191, Source Call No. 0599732 IT 1. Dates 1672-1849.
  7. [S609] Bradford, Mass., Vital Records (published), 135.
  8. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:243.
  9. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:250.

Mehitable Kimball1,2

F, b. 22 May 1705
Father*Abraham Kimball3 b. 24 Mar 1677/78, d. 26 Feb 1707/8
Mother*Mary Green4 b. 13 Nov 1673
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Mehitable was born at Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, on 22 May 1705.1 She married Obadiah Perry circa 1721 at Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, Haverhill V.R.says "before 1731."5,6 As of circa 1721,her married name was Perry.5

Family

Obadiah Perry b. 28 May 1697
Children

Citations

  1. [S609] Bradford, Mass., Vital Records (published), 96.
  2. [S435] Leonard Allison & Stephen Paschall Sharples Morrison, Kimball Family Genealogy, Title Page.
  3. [S435] Leonard Allison & Stephen Paschall Sharples Morrison, Kimball Family Genealogy, 61-2.
  4. [S435] Leonard Allison & Stephen Paschall Sharples Morrison, Kimball Family Genealogy, 62.
  5. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  6. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 2:194.
  7. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information for the locality listed in the record. Film Batch N. C500191, Source Call No. 0599732 IT 1. Dates 1672-1849.
  8. [S609] Bradford, Mass., Vital Records (published), 135.
  9. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:243.
  10. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:250.
  11. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extraction of birth information from a statewide index for New Hampshire. Film Batch No. 7540072, Source Call No. 1001031.

Obadiah Perry1

M, b. 11 October 1669
Father*Obadiah Perry1 b. s 1644, d. 28 Sep 1691
Mother*Esther Hassell1 b. 6 Dec 1648, d. 6 Oct 1692
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Obadiah was born at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 11 October 1669.1,2 He married Mary Thorne in 1695 at Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, Noel Nugent notes says 1695 and Haverhill V.R. says "before 1715."1,3

Family

Mary Thorne b. 2 Oct 1672
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S607] Watertown, Massachusetts, Vital Records (published), 1:31.
  3. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 2>254.
  4. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extracted Birth Information. Film Batch No. C502201; Source Call No. 0397042; Printout Call No. 0933399.
  5. [S769] American Ancestors.Org, online http://www.americanancestors.org
  6. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extracted Birth Information. Film Batch No. C502202; Source Call No. 00014734 V. 24; Printout Call No. 0933414.
  7. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:249.

Mary Thorne1

F, b. 2 October 1672
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Mary was born at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 2 October 1672.2 She married Obadiah Perry in 1695 at Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, Noel Nugent notes says 1695 and Haverhill V.R. says "before 1715."1,3 As of 1695,her married name was Perry.1

Family

Obadiah Perry b. 11 Oct 1669
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S541] Boston, Mass., Vital Records 1630-1699 (published), 124.
  3. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 2>254.
  4. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extracted Birth Information. Film Batch No. C502201; Source Call No. 0397042; Printout Call No. 0933399.
  5. [S769] American Ancestors.Org, online http://www.americanancestors.org
  6. [S22] IGI, LDS , Extracted Birth Information. Film Batch No. C502202; Source Call No. 00014734 V. 24; Printout Call No. 0933414.
  7. [S471] Haverhill, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:249.

Obadiah Perry1

M, b. say 1644, d. 28 September 1691
Father*William Perry2 b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Mother*Anna unknown2 b. 1611
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Obadiah was born at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, say 1644. The 1644 date is based on a 2003 version of Noel Nugent's notes and the 1667 marriage date to Esther Hassell. He would have been 23 at the time of his marriage, which is close to the average age of 25 at the time of marriage for young men of the time..1,3 He married Esther Hassell on 21 August 1667 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,2,4 Obadiah Perry died on 28 September 1691 at killed by Indians, Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. Nashua was then called Dunstable.1,5

Family

Esther Hassell b. 6 Dec 1648, d. 6 Oct 1692
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  3. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:400.
  4. [S606] Watertown, Mass., Vital Records Online (published).
  5. [S336] "Register", 55:187.
  6. [S608] Dunstable, Mass., Vital Records (published), 65.

Esther Hassell1

F, b. 6 December 1648, d. 6 October 1692
Father*Richard Hassell2 b. 1622
Mother*Joan unknown3
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Esther was born at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 6 December 1648.3 She married Obadiah Perry on 21 August 1667 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,4,5 As of 21 August 1667,her married name was Perry.1,4 Esther Hassell died on 6 October 1692 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. At age 43.4

Family

Obadiah Perry b. s 1644, d. 28 Sep 1691
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:400.
  3. [S106] Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 1:332.
  4. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  5. [S606] Watertown, Mass., Vital Records Online (published).
  6. [S608] Dunstable, Mass., Vital Records (published), 65.

William Perry1

M, b. 1606, d. 9 September 1683
Ancestral home of william Perry.
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     The Problem of Two William Perrys
and
The Identities of Their Wives

In searching for the ancestry of Maude Alice Perry, grandmother of Perry, Noel and Leone Nugent, Noel concluded that William, who was born ca 1606, perhaps in Farnborough, Hampshire, England, married Susanna Carver, daughter of Richard Carver and Margaret Skurrie (e-mail Noel Nugent to John Wood, 15 Jun 2009). Susanna was born 15 Oct 1618 at Skilby, England, along with her twin sister Elizabeth. The family sailed from Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, 11 Apr 1637 headed for Boston. They soon settled in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.

What I will attempt to show in the following is that there were two William Perrys who emigrated from England to New England in the 1630s. One of them indeed married Susanna Carver, daughter of Richard and Margaret; the other married Anna
(?) and fathered the ancestor of our Maude Alice.

First, let’s examine the history of Richard Carver. Two articles that cite solid records to make their cases appeared in 1992 and 1995. They are: “The Wives of Michael Barstow and Richard Carver of Watertown, Massachusetts,” and “William Perry of Scituate and Marshfield, Massachusetts,” The articles were published in The New England Historic Genealogical Register, Volume 146:230-234 (hereinafter cited as NEHGR),and The American Genealogist, Volume 70: 42-49; and 70:84 hereinafter cited as TAG, respectively. Copies of Noel’s e-mail and the two journal articles follow this discussion.

According to NEHGR 146:234, Richard Carver was born ca 1577 (although the age given on the ship’s passenger list may have been an exaggeration.) He died at Watertown, Mass, between 18 December 1638 (the date of his will) and 9 Sep 1641 (proving of the will.) He married first at Filby, Norfolk, England, 24 Nov 1614,Margaret Skurrie, who was buried at Filby 16 Nov 1618. She may have been related to Henry Skurry of Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, who was on the same passenger list with Carver, and who settled in Salem, Essex, Mass. Richard Carver married second, after 16 Nov 1618, Elizabeth (?), who was buried at Filby 1 Dec 1622. He married third, at St. Stephen’s, Norwich, England, 7 Jul 1623 Grace Walker; she married second by 1642 Michael Barstow, and died at Watertown, Mass., 20 Jul 1671.

Children by first wife, Margaret Skurrie (baptized at Filby, Norfolk, England; surname Carver:

I. Marie, bp. 21 Dec 1615; no further record, and probably died before 1637, although she would have been old enough to marry in England before the rest of her family sailed for New England.

ii. Elizabeth, bp. 15 Oct 1618; m. ca 1640 William Randall of Scituate.
iii. Susanna, bp. 15 Oct 1618; m. ca 1640 William Perry of Marshfield.

From TAG 70: 42 and 84, William Perry, planter, of Scituate was required, on 16 Jan 1644/5, to post bond for the personal appearance of his wife Susanna at the next General Court to answer charges concerning “the spoyleing & defileing of a well of water in Scituate” (Plym. Col. Recs., 8:182).

William was still living in Scituate in 1657 when his name appeared on the list of those residing in that town who had taken the oath of fidelity (Plym. Col. Recs., 8:182). He was of Marshfield when his wife Susanna was named a legatee in the will of the childless Michael Barstow of Watertown, dated 23 Jun 1674 (NEHGR 8:169).

William Perry died at Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, before 16 Jan 1692/3, when the inventory of his estate was taken. “William Perry late of Marshfield deceased”. Son Thomas presented an account of his administration of his father’s estate (Plym. Co. Probates 1:161, 194.

Children of William Perry and Susanna Carver, born Scituate:

I. Thomas Perry, b. say 1645; m. Susanna Whiston.
ii. William Perry, b. say 1655; m. Elizabeth Lobdell.
iii. Henry Perry, prob. the youngest son; m. (1) Susanna (?), (2) Mary (?) Pratt, (3) Mary (Pierce) Sanders.
iv. (poss.) Joseph Perry, killed at Pawtucket 25 Mar 1676 (TAG 60[1984]:240).
v. (poss.) John Perry, killed at Pawtucket 25 Mar 1676 (TAG 60[1984]:240).

OK, from all of this it seems as though we have a William Perry of Scituate and Marshfield, who married Susanna Carver of Watertown and had maybe 5 children, all born assumably, at Scituate. He died some time before 1692/3 at Marshfield, Plymouth County, Mass.

Now let’s look at William Perry of Watertown, who married Anna (?) some time before 1631. He was, if we accept Noel’s information and that of several online sources, born at Farnborough, Hampshire England, ca 1606. He must have married in England, Anna (?) who was born ca 1611, by about 1631. Henry Bond in his Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston..., page 402, has an account of this family. “William Perry, b. 1606; proprietor, 1642; probably came from Scituate to Wat; was a tailor; d. Sept. 9 1683. His will, made at the age of 75, not dated, but proved 2 Oct, 1683; gave all his estate to his wife (Anna, b. 1611), during her life; afterwards to be divided among his chil., viz Obadiah, Samuel, Sarah, Anna, Elizabeth, and Abia (m. 3 Jan 1673/4, William Bull). In a petition to Court, 1682, by William Perry and wife Anna, they mention sister Livermore, midwife, and our sister Chinery. The birth of only one child recorded, viz. Elizabeth, b. 12 Aug 1641.

Bond goes on to list Obadiah (son of William), who married 21 Aug 1667, Hester Hassel. Most young men, now and back then, married when the were 25 or older,
so Obadiah was probably born ca 1642, and married when he was 25.

Bond lists children of William and Anna, but gives no dates of birth, as follows: Obadiah, Samuel, Sarah, Anna, Elizabeth and Abia.


One further point: If Susanna Carver was born ca 1618, there is no way she could have been the Anna who married our William Perry in 1631. She would have been 13 at the time of her marriage.

My analysis of all this data is that there were two William Perrys: one of Scituate and Marshfield, who married Susanna Carver, b. ca 1618, in England; and one of Watertown, who married an Anna (?) in England before 1631 when she was about 19 or 20. Bond says he was a tailor and probably came to Watertown from Scituate, Mass., but he offers no proof that he was the William of Scituate. He might have been a Watertown proprietor.

I doubt that he was the William of Scituate. Recent research in The NEHG Register 146:230-234; and The American Genealogist, 70: 42-48; 82: 81-289 provides strong evidence that the William of Scituate and the William of Watertown were two different persons. Our William of Watertown, came from Farnborough, Hampshire, England; and the William of Scituate came from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England

Based on what I have seen and read, our William might have been the son of John Perry,but he was not the husband of Susanna Carver.

The Anna who was the wife of our William remains a mystery.

The problem here is the fact that there was a William Perry, who was from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, who was, a landowner in Scituate, Mass as early as 1638, and whose will was probated in Marshfield, Mass., 1692/4. This William married Susannah Carver, daughter of Richard Carver of Watertown.

Our William Perry died at Watertown 9 Sep 1683 and his will was probated at Watertown, 3 October 1683.

It is clear from these records that the William who married Susannah Carver was not our William.1 William was born at perhaps, Farnborough, Hampshire, England, in 1606.1,2 He married Anna unknown say 1631.1 William Perry left a will in 1681 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.3 He died on 9 September 1683 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,4 His estate was probated on 3 October 1683 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.3

Family

Anna unknown b. 1611
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  2. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  3. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:401.
  4. [S607] Watertown, Massachusetts, Vital Records (published), 1:53.

Anna (Susanna) Carver1

F, b. 1611
     Anna was born at England in 1611.1 As of say 1631,her married name was Perry.1

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.

Anna unknown1,2

F, b. 1611
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Her married name was Perry.1 Anna was born at England in 1611.1 She married William Perry say 1631.1

Family

William Perry b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  2. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.

Samuel Perry1

M
Father*William Perry1 b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Mother*Anna unknown1 b. 1611

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.

Sarah Perry1

F
Father*William Perry1 b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Mother*Anna unknown1 b. 1611

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.

Anna Perry1

F, d. 2 September 1691
Father*William Perry1 b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Mother*Anna unknown1 b. 1611
     As of 21 August 1667,her married name was Hassell.2 Anna Perry married Joseph Hassell on 21 August 1667 at perhaps, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 Anna Perry died on 2 September 1691 at Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Slain by Indians.2

Family

Joseph Hassell b. 20 Sep 1645, d. 2 Sep 1691

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  2. [S1143] Ezra S. Stearns, Founders of Dunstable, 29.

Elizabeth Perry1

F, b. 12 August 1641
Father*William Perry1 b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Mother*Anna unknown1 b. 1611
     Elizabeth was born at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 12 August 1641.1,2,3 As of 7 April 1663,her married name was Goodin.4 She married Henry Goodin on 7 April 1663 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4

Family

Henry Goodin

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:401.
  3. [S607] Watertown, Massachusetts, Vital Records (published), 1:9.
  4. [S607] Watertown, Massachusetts, Vital Records (published), 1:25.

Abia Perry1

F, b. say 1653
Father*William Perry1 b. 1606, d. 9 Sep 1683
Mother*Anna unknown1 b. 1611
     Abia was born at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, say 1653. Based on an average age of 21 for women at the time of their marriage..2 As of 3 January 1673/74,her married name was Bull.1 She married William Bull on 3 January 1673/74 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,2,3

Family

William Bull

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:401.
  3. [S607] Watertown, Massachusetts, Vital Records (published), 1:37.

William Bull1

M
     William Bull married Abia Perry on 3 January 1673/74 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,2,3

Family

Abia Perry b. s 1653

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Bond, Bond, 402.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:401.
  3. [S607] Watertown, Massachusetts, Vital Records (published), 1:37.

Richard Hassell1

M, b. 1622
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Richard was born at presumably, England, in 1622.2 He lived before 1643 at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 He married Joan unknown circa 1644 at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.3,4 Richard Hassell lived in 1676 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 He lived in 1679 at Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2

Family

Joan unknown
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 3:400.
  2. [S1143] Ezra S. Stearns, Founders of Dunstable, 29.
  3. [S106] Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 1:332.
  4. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 351.