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ALLEN PERLEY (abt. 1608 - 1675)
Allen Perley was born about 1608. He died on 28 Dec 1675 in Ipswich. [Ref] Allen Perley, a native of Wales, married Susanna Bokesen in 1636. [Ref]
Allen Perley arrived on the Planter, which embarked for New England on 2 Apr 1635. He was a 27-year-old husbandman with a certificate from the Minister of St. Albans, Herts. [Ref]
Allen wasa freeman on 18 May 1642. [Ref] He was released from ordinary training on 30 Sep 1656 and ordered to pay 10 shillilngs a year for the use of the company. [Ref] He was on the grand jury at the 25 Sep 1660 and 27 Sep 1664 courts at Ipswich. [Ref]
Daniel Clark withdrew his suit against Allen Perley for non-performance of work by his son at the 30 Sep 1656 court at Ipswich. [Ref]
Allen Perley won his suit against Henry Batcheller for not giving him legal assurance of land that he had purchased at the 14 Oct 1662 court in Hampton. His son Thomas, aged about 21, and his brothers Samuel and Nathaniel, age 19, testified that Goodman Batcheller showed them the land and said that he had sold it for £50 in wheat and cattle; he had said that he would give assurance when he was paid. Isaac Cummings, Jr. deposed that Allen Perley chose him to appraise the cattle and that he had appraised them for £42. He then helped drive them to Goodman Batcheller's house. Allen Perley and Batcheller than argued about whether the terms of payment had been fulfilled or not. Antony Carrall deposed that Goodman Batcheller had told him that he sold the land to Goodman Perley and had gotten a "good pennyworth". [Ref]
Tobiah Colman brought suit against Allen Perley for taking his horse from him at the Sep 1669 court. [Ref]
Allen Perley wrote his will on 23 Jun 1670. He added a codicil on 16 Nov 1671. It was proved on 3 Feb 1675/6. He mentions his "three elder sons", John, Thomas and Samuel, saying "Taking there liberty at the age of one & twenty to leave me &c. yet I have given vnto them, three parts of the Land beyond Bachelours brooke." He also mentions his deceased son Nathaniel and his son Timothy, whom he says is under 23. He mention his daughters Sarah and Martha Perley and his beloved wife Susanna. [Ref]
Children of Allen Perley and Susanna Bokesen:
SAMUEL PERLEY (d. 1725)
Parents: Allen Perley and Susanna Bokesen
Samuel Perley died on 29 Jan 1724-5 in Ipswich. [Ref] Samuel Perley married Ruth Trumble on 15 Jul 1664 [Ref gives only the year] in Ipswich. [Ref]
Samuel was a freeman on 19 May 1669 in Newbury. [Ref] He took the oath of allegiance in 1683 in Ipswich. [Ref] He was a member of the church in Topsfield prior to 11 Jun 1684. [Ref]
Children of Robert Perley:
SARAH PERLEY (1665 - 1694)
Parents: Samuel Perley and Ruth Trumble [Ref][Ref, p. 95]
Sarah Perley was born on 7 Jun 1665 [Ref, p. 95] in Ipswich. [Ref] She died on 15 Jan 1693/4 [Ref, p. 95] in Boxford. [Ref][Ref] She married Capt. Joseph Andrews on 1 Feb 1681 in Topsfield. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 95] By a 1714 deed of Samuel Perley of Ipswich, it appears that the Sarah Perley who married Joseph Andrews of Salem Village was his daughter. [Ref]
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