All and any pre 1700 data on PERRY of Somerset.

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If anyone out there working on early UK history turns up data on the PERRY family of Somerset, pre 1700, can you Please let me know.

Give me some 'finding aids' to work on.
asked in Genealogy Help by Tim Perry G2G6 Mach 2 (27.2k points)

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You could start with Familysearch I found lots there.

answered by Martin Allen G2G6 Pilot (247k points)
I did look, Martin, found it unhelpful. Thanks for the suggestion. All too vague, not any real detail, that's why I asked the question on here, was hoping that an actual person could help me, rather than an automation.

Against my better judgement, I did look on Ancestry, that gave me an individual claimed to be born 1515, and died in 1880. Someone said to have lived for 265 years rather stretches the imagination.
I'm a bit puzzled as to what sort of data you are looking for then.
I'm sorry, I don't know how to rephrase my question so that you can understand.

Not being used to Family Search, I ran a test search, using data from the original Parish Registers of Walton, Somerset.

The response was unable to give the individuals spouse, although he had issue, so there must have been a female involved. Was unable to give his parents names, although it was unlikely that he materialised from thin air.

So, as I said, rather unhelpful.
OK I didn't know you were looking for a specific family. There must be hundreds of Perrys in Somerset. Can you be more specific and I'll see what else I can find.
O.K., George Perry, and his wife, Hannah Millard, they wed at Walton on 11 May 1761. His father may have been called James.

I do have a much earlier family line, but do not wish to jump to conclusions, I have to establish a direct line of descent that can be verified.
Given the geography then, the best bet is baptism 4 May 1735, Street, Somerset - 3km from Walton. Parents James and Mary. Presumably this is where the unsourced trees on Ancestry got it from.

I'd say that was almost certain. Hannah baptised 1744, Walton to Thomas and Anne.

The witnesses at the 1761 marriage look like professionals so that doesn't help.
Thanks, Martin, that looks right to me, but then it gets tricky, because of the poor condition of the Parish Registers, the microfiche are largely unreadable. Obviously, I want to trace back as far as possible, to see if the other family line I have links up. Perhaps we should take this to PMs, rather than clutter  G2G up.

I was unaware of anything on Ancestry, I never use them, far too many errors on there.
I did try to go further back. But it becomes guesswork. The only marriages I can find that might fit the parents are in or around Bath. But good luck with it.
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My line may also assist you to fill in the blanks.... I will have a look at yours as it seems you may be able to fill in some of mine...

Perry-8258 . From Richard down.
answered by Alan Perry G2G Rookie (270 points)

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