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Date: Abt 1608
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Perley, Allen, Ipswich, came in the Planter from London, 1635, aged 27, freem. 18 May 1642; and Coffin says, he was from Wales. He had, beside Nathaniel, wh. d. 29 Apr. 1668, aged 24, John; Thomas; both of wh. were older than him; Samuel; Sarah; artha; and Timothy. He d. 28 Dec. 1675, leav. wid. Susanna, wh. d. 11 Feb. 1692; but whether she was mo. of all the ch. or part only, is not kn. His will of 23 June 1670, aft. ment. that his three eldest s. had left him on com. of age, yet that he had giv.them prieces of ld. beside Nathaniel's pt. provides for the wid. and the other three ch. and a codic. of 16 Nov. 1671 is add. * JOHN, Boxford, perhaps s. of the preced. b. in Eng. was freem. 1690, and Farmer says, rep. 1689-91. One John at Ipswich, by w. Jane had Hannah, b. 1 Sept. 1699; but he was not prob. the rep. and may be gr.s. of Allen. SAMUEL, Ipswich, s. of Allen, freem. 1669, may have liv. short time at Newbury, m. 15 July 1664, Ruth, perhaps d. of John Trumbull of Rowley, had Sarah, b. 7 June 166; Samuel, 28 May 1667; John, 28 Sept. 1669; Hannah, 8 June 1671; Ruth, 4 June 1675; and Hepzibah, 28 Sept. 1679. THOMAS, Rowley, perhaps br. of the preced. in 1670 was of that part made Boxford, and in 1677. I suppose, of Newbury, when he was made freem. TIMOTHY, Ipswich, youngest s. of Allen, took o. of alleg. 1678, by w. Dorothy had Patience, b. 28 Mar. 1682; Stephen, 15 June 1684; Allen, 1 Mar. 1688; and Joseph, 3 June 1695; and d. 25 Jan. 1719, aged 64. Of WILLIAM, Marlborough, whose ho. was a garrison in Oct. 1675, I kn. no more.
Allan Perley came to this country at the age of twenty-two years, in the fleet with Governor Winthrop, and located in "Charlestowne Village," on land which was later included in the city of Woburn and called "Button-end" near a tract of meadow known as "Parly meddowe," through which meandered a brook spanned by a plak bridge, six and a half feet wide, and known as "Parly brook"
He moved to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1634 and first appears on the town records in 1635. He located on High Street, a short distance from Governor Bradstreet and the Waldo family. The place was the second houselot northwest of the High Street cemetery. He sold his dwelling house and homestead to Walter Roper, carpenter, of Topsfield on 3 Sept., 1652. He was a large land-holder, having possessions in Essex, Rowley, Boxford, and Ipswich.
He was admitted freeman 18 May, 1642; was a grand juror 25 Sept., 1660. He was excused from training in 1656 and again in 1664. Although coming to America with the Puritans in 1630, he did not join the church until 12 August 1674.
His will dated 23 June, 1670 mentions sons, John, Thomas, Samuel, and Timothy, daughters Sarah and Marth, and deceased son Nathaniel, in addition to his wife, Susanna. Will proved 3 Feb., 1675. His estate was valued at over L320, and included some real estate.