Perquimans Prect, NC
Deed Book B #179 p. 82 Wm. MOORE, of Perq. For £40 pd by Jacob PERRY, of
afore' sold 400a on north East side of River, adj Thomas
LILLY, "to me
granted Aug 6, 1719." Seal July 14, 1724. Test.' Joseph JESSOP, John
Deed Book B
No. 235 p626 William Moore, Perquimans Prectinct, to John White, same, 30£,
two parcels of land the first joining on the sd Whites own line & on
Thomas Lilley's his bounds & Perquimans River Swamp being a small part
of the 100A granted to sd William Moore by Pattent 6 Aug. 1719 the other
part joining on Thomas Lilleys John White & Jacob Perry being part of a
pattent dated 30 Mar 1721 both parcels containing 116A
Witness Jos. Josop, Tho. Rowntree .Ackd. 4 August 1726 pr. John Stepney
DEED BOOK B #275 p. 90 Jacob
PERRY of Perq., for £50 pd by Benj PERRY of afore' sold 200a
"part of two tracts Patented by Wm. MOORE, & sold by him to
me," adj Thomas LILLY, John WHITE, & Wm. MOORE, Jun. April 11,
Test' -----------BRASIER, Jo. JESSOP
DEED BOOK C #47 p. 98 John
PETTIVER, & Ann my wife, for "a val' con" pd by Jacob PERRY,
of Perq, "assigns right of within Pattent" 480a, to Wm MOORE Sen'r,
& Joseph JESSOP, said "land given by Isaac WILLSON Sr, to his dau
Ann WILLSON July 19, 1731.
Test' Joseph HAYNES, Payrance STEWARD, Elizabeth FLOWERS
DEED BOOK C #55 p. 99 Jacob
PERRY, of Perq, for £22 by Phillip PERRY, of afore' sold 200a on
Perq River, adj Benj PERRY. Land pattented for Wm MOORE, & sold by him
to me, July 14, 1724. Seal July 17, 1732. Test' Frances JAMES, Thos PARKER
Jacob Perry appears on the quit rents list of
1735 with 300ac owing £5.
tax roll 1740 , Perquimans Co.,
North Carolina Note: 5 taxables
DEED BOOK D #18 p. 120 Joseph ELLITT,
of Perq, for £27 by Jacob PERRY, of afsd---sold 480a on South west side of
Perq River, at a Branch called "Elder Branch," formerly land of
Daniel SNOOKE, part of a patent to Isaac WILSON, Jan
5, 1712, & by sd Mary to her dau' Elizabeth, "now wife of John
WILSON," Oct 20, of sd Joseph. Oct 20, 1740. Test' Robt WILSON,
Deed Book D #20 p. 120 John WILLSON, of
Perq, for £13 by Jacob PERRY, of afsd---sold 200a on North Side of Perq
River, adj Jacob, & John WINSLOW, sd land grt to Timothy CLARE, dec'd,
Dec 1, 1712, & given by him to his dau' Mary Mayo, & by sd Mary to
her dau' Elizabeth, "now wife of John WILSON. Oct 20, 1740. Test' Rt
WILSON, Joseph ELLIOTT
Deed Book D #47 p. 123 Jacob PERRY, of
Perq, planter---for a con' sold to John WINSLOW of same, 90a on Perq River,
"binding on land formerly Timothy CLAREs dec'd," unto sd John
WINSLOWSr. Oct 19, 1741. Test' Joseph REDDICK, Thomas CALLOWAY
Deed Book D #90 p. 127 Jacob PERRY, of
Perq, "have given" to Thomas WHITE of afore' (his nephew) 40a
"which I took from him, by courses of an old Patent," said land
adj John WINSLOW, 'pattented by Timothy CLARE April 5, 1720, & given in
his will to his dau Elizabeth, wife of Thomas WINSLOW," &
by said WINSLOW sold to said WHITE. Jan 17, 1742.
Test' Benj PERRY, Robert ROUNDTREE, Phillip PERRY
APR 1744 , Perquimans Co Jacob
Perry and John Riddick, for an "order to build a grist mill on a
branch of Perquimans River, between Daniel Rogerson & Thomas Lilly dec.,
for the good of the neighborhood"
Deed Book E #47 p. 140 Isaac WILSON,
of Perq, planter---for £25 pd by Jacob PERRY, of same---sold 100a on East
side of Cypress run, to mouth of Mill Swamp, & gum branch.
Test' William ROBERTS, Israel PERRY. Jan 20, 1745/6
Deed Book E #167 p. 150 "We
Jacob, & Hepsibeth PERRY of Perq. For the love we bear our son Israel
PERRY of same, have given 150a bounded on ye north by ye River,
& on ye east by line of John WINSLOW." Oct. 16, 1749.
Test' Jacob PERRY Jun, Reuben PERRY
tax roll 1750 , Perquimans Co., North
Carolina tax roll 1754
His name appears on the 1754 Muster Roll in
Capt. Jos. Riddick's Company, being a Quaker
Deed Book F #142 p. 163 Jacob PERRY
Sr, of Perq, for £3 pd by Israel PERRY, of afsd---sold part of a tract of
land, on "Tongue of Reeds" adj sd Jacob, & Joseph GRIFFEN,
Test' Jonathan PHELPS, Francis NIXON. Oct Court, 1754
Deed Book F #137 p. 162 Joseph
GRIFFIN of Chowan, for £3 pd by Jacob PERRY Sr, of Perq, sold 50a
"at a Marsh on So Side of Hickory Branch." Oct 21, 1754.
Test' Jonathan PHELPS, Francis NIXON
Deed Book F #217 P. 169 Israel
WINSLOW of Perq, planter---for £5 s8 pd by Benjamin WINSLOW of afsd ,
planter---sold 200a, on No East side of Perq River, part of a tract, grt
unto John WINSLOW, adj Jacob PERRY, Timothy WINSLOW, & Thomas WHITE.
Test' Joseph PERRY, John SMITH. Jan 15, 1757
Deed Book F #305 p. 178 Jacob
PERRY Sen, of Perq, wheelwright---for "love I bear my son John,"
of afsd, have given 200a, on Deep Creek, adj SNOOKS line, to line of Isaac
PERRY. Jan 12, 1758.
Test' Jacob PERRY Jun, Dempsey PERRY
tax roll 1758 , Perquimans Co 300a,
no lots, and 7 white people 1760 Tax Roll
Deed Book G #96 p. 196 Zachariah
LILLY of Perq, planter---for £20 pd by Jacob PERRY Sen, sold 50a on Great
Branch, & north side of River Pocosin, adj Jacob POWELL, & sd
PERRY, pt of a grt to William KITCHEN, by sd KITCHEN, Given to John LILLY,
(son of Thomas) conveyed by said John LILLY to his brother Thomas, who by
death gave same to his son Zachariah. Jan 12, 1763.
Test' Nicholas STALLINGS, John HOLLOWELL
Deed Book G #100 p. 196 Jacob
PERRY Jr, of Perq, Planter---for £25 pd by Jacob PERRY Sr, of afsd ---
sold 50a on "McClennys Branch," pt of a grt unto William
KITCHEN, at the mouth of Deep Branch, adj sd Jacob PERRY Sr, to River
Swamp." April 19, 1763.
Test' Edward HALL
tax roll 1763 tax roll 1765
Perquimans Co., North Carolina
Deed Book G #240 p. 209 Jacob
PERRY Sr, of Perq, for "love I bear my son Israel" of
same---have given 50a, opposite land my sd son, bought of my son, John
PERRY, on Perq River, April 18, 1767.
Test' Phillip PERRY, John HOLLOWELL
also the will of Dempsey Perry in Johnston Co., North Carolina dated
February 11, 1796.
Carolina Will book P page 254.
Jacob Perry's Will, 4 March 1775
-- died 1777 [recorded 24 Nov 1779]
In the name of God, amen, March 4, 1775,
I, Jacob Perry, of Perquimans County in the province of North
Carolina, being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be
given to God for the cause and calling to mind the mortality of my body
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make
and ordain this to be my last will and testament. That is to say. . .
First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands
of God that gave it me and for my body I recommend to the earth to be
buried in a Christian-like and decent manner, according to the directions
of my executors hereafter named, nothing doubting but at the general
resurrection I shall receive the same by the almighty power of God and as
touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me
within this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in manner and
from the following---that is to say in the first place...
-- I give and bequeath to my son Jacob
Perry the land and plantation whereon he now lives in Perquimans
County aforesaid to a line of marked trees mentioned in a deed of gift to
my son Israel Perry which is supposed to contain about 187 1/2 acres to
the same more or less to him, his heirs or assigns forever also such part
of my personal estate with which he is now possessed with to him and his
-- Then I give to my son Israel Perry
all such part of my estate as he is now in actual possession of meaning
among other things, 50 acres of land for which some years past
acknowledged a deed of sale to him that through mistake happened to be
without date, to him and his disposal.
-- Then I give to my son Reuben Perry
all such part of my estate as he is now in actual possession of to him and
-- Then I give to my daughter, Priscilla
Welch, wife of Dempsey Welch, all such part of my estate as she is
now in actual possession of to her and her own disposal.
-- Then I give to my son Dempsey Perry
all such part of my estate as he is now in actual possession of to him and
his own disposal.
-- Then I give to my son John Perry, [a
negro or horse] named Dick and also such part of my estate as he is now in
actual possession of to him and his own disposal.
-- Then I give to my daughter Hephzibah
Stallings, wife of Hardy Stallings, all such part of my estate as
she is now in actual possession of to her and her own disposal.
-- Then I give to my daughter Ann Winslow,
wife of Caleb Winslow, land and plantation and improvements whereon
I now live, also one plantation and improvements which I bought of
Zachariah Lilley, also one plantation which I bought of my son Jacob, to
her and her heirs forever, only my will is that the true intent and
meaning of these presents also is that my well beloved Ann Perry shall
have the use of the said lands during the time of her natural life without
-- Then I give to my grandson Isaac Wilson,
son of Isaac Wilson, a parcel of land lying on the northwest side
of a place called the Little Beaver Dam in Chowan County, containing by
estimation 100 acres to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
-- Then I give to my well-beloved wife Ann
Perry one horse call[ed] Spring, one woman's saddle and bridle, one
featherbed and furniture, also the use of the labor of my negro man named
Tom and negro woman named Pat during the time of her natural life or
widowhood, also the use of my copper still for the same time.
-- Then I give to my 8 children sig: Jacob,
Israel, Reuben, Priscilla, Dempsey, John, Hephzibah, and Ann my
copper still and negroes Tom & Pat to be equally divided among them
after the expiration of the time above limited to them and their disposal.
-- Then I give all the rest of my estate to be equally divided
between my wife Ann Perry, and my youngest daughter Ann Winslow, wife of
Caleb Winslow, to them and their disposal.
-- Then, lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my
well-beloved wife executress and Jacob Perry and Israel Perry and Caleb
Winslow executors of this my last will and testament, hereby
disannullin and disallowing all and any other forms, wills and testaments,
legacies, bequeaths, or executors before this time by me named,
willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to by my
last will and testament.
In witness thereof I have hereunto set my name, seal the day and year
first above written.
Recorded November 24, 1779."
According to the History of
Perquimans County by Winslow, Jacob is the brother of Israel Perry
is an error, I think, as Israel states in his will that his father was
Jacob smk] and Phillip Perry and was the son of John and Mary
Perry. There are missing records in Perquimans County from 1712-1721.
There is a J. Perry using 200a of Timothy's land mentioned in the will of
Timothy Clare probated Nov. 10, 1724 , it is unclear whether this is Jacob
or his father, John or uncle James. Jacob is listed on the 1735 quits
rents list with 300acres. Also listed are Phillip Perry, Benjamin Perry,
and Samuel Perry. The Sr. Jacob Perry's land
is mentioned in the will of Daniel Rogerson, Sr. February 13, 1762.
A lawsuit over this land mentioned Jacob Perry, Jr., Benjamin Perry, Jr.,
Joseph Perry, and Phillip Perry among others swearing oath to have
examined the land in question of 65A siezed in fee tail for David Rogerson
valued at 35£. The land was auctioned off and sold to Israel Perry for
65£. David Rogerson left Perquimans county for Martin Co. following this
court action, he never signed the deed in question with his mark. He later
purchased land in the then Tyrel (now Martin Co.) Co. from Samuel Perry of
Chowan Co. - -note in - "The Roos Family Tree"
Roos on Ancestry.com
Quit Rent 1735 - Perquimans Co
Samuel Perry 160 ac
Phillip Perry 200 ac
Jacob Perry 300 ac
Benjamin Perry 500 ac
1740 List Perquimans Co
John Perry 1
Thomas Pery 2 who
Samuel Perry 2
Phillip Perry 2
Benj Perry 4
Jacob Perry 5
1754 Muster roll Col John Harvey's Reg
Captain Jo:s Riddick's Company
Jos Perry sgt son of Ben
Ben Perry Jr son of Ben
Demsey Perry son of Jacob
John Perry son of Jacob
Israel Perry son of Jacob
Jacob Perry Jr son of Jacob
Rhuben Perry son of Jacob [Quaker]
1754 Tax list
Jno: Perry 2
Israel Perry 2
Samuel Perry 1
Benjamin Perry 4
Jacob Perry 6
Joseph Pery 3
Jacob Perry Jr 2
Note: Only Rhuben Perry is on the roll
as a Quaker -- the other Perry's are all regular militia. see this
web site images of original 1754 Perqu. Militia list.