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Richard Perry (abt. 1616 - abt. 1666)

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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement.

There are two Richard Perrys in the area of Connecticut. This one in New Haven and another one in Fairfield. They are frequently confused.


Dates? [citation needed] Richard Perry was an original signer of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement. He was freeman 29 Oct 1640; took the oath of fidelity in 1644; was clerk of the New Haven Trainband in July 1644; Secretary May 1646 and Oct 1646. April 1647 he was taking a voyage for the comfort of his family and resigned the office of Secretary. He bought land in Sept 1647 and the next month was allowed to leave on the "Phoenix." In Sept 1649 he sold house and lot to Thomas Kimberly.[1]

Richard married a daughter of Mr. Richard Malbone. Malbone had a daughter Martha. Malbone returned to England abt 1648.[1]

  1. Mary baptized 4 Oct 1640
  2. Micajah baptized 31 Oct 1641
  3. Samuel baptized 8 June 1645
  4. John baptized 11 July 1647
  5. Grace baptized 2 Sept 1649

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jacobus, Donald Lines, MA (compiler, editor.) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Fairfield, Conn.: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.
  • Perry Family Papers 1744/5-1943 - index to what is in Fairfield Museum This Perry family first settled in Fairfield when Richard who was granted land in the middle 1600’s. There followed generations of merchants, farmers, shippers, storekeepers, millers, teachers, bankers and politicians. Names connected to sources seem to match people later connected to this line.

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On 12 May 2015 at 01:30 GMT Anne B wrote:

Also Parents ? They seem to be parents of both Richards, which they aren't. Whose parents if any are they?

On 12 May 2015 at 01:28 GMT Anne B wrote:

Grace Nichols was wife of the other Richard Perry. If you have no objections , I'll move her.

Do you have information about Lucy Bower?? Sourcing??

On 23 Apr 2014 at 20:51 GMT Sir William (Arbuthnot) Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster Bt wrote:

Perry-4915 and Perry-3795 are not ready to be merged because: Maybe but not yet ready

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