Phillip Perry, Jean Hunter, & Judith Hunter

Phillip Perry ca 1700 – 1751 | his parents
& ca 1734 Jean [Joan] Hunter ca 1718 – ca 1743 | her parents
& ca 1744 Judith Hunter | her parents
of Perquimans Co, NC

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

the view from Perry’s Bridge in Perquimans Co, NC
photo by Zane Perry

Phillip Perry was probably born in Nansemond Co VA
Phillip Perry died 5 July 1751 in Perquimans Co North Carolina
Phillip names brothers John and Joseph in his will and also Jacob, son of his brother Joseph.

Phillip married 1st ca 1734 Joan [Jean] Hunter daughter of Isaac
Phillip married 2nd ca 1743 Judith Hunter daughter of Robert [Jean’s first cousin]

have moved the 7 Perry Brothers who moved from Brunswick Co VA to Granville Co NC as they do not belong here.

Children of Phillip Perry and Jean Hunter: her adm Robert Perry
per will of Isaac Hunter 1753 Chowan Co NC
1. Sarah Perry ca 1736 –
married bef 1751 Moses Field
married Standin
2. Phillip Perry ca 1737 – 1809
a. Isaac Perry
b. Millicent Perry
c. Cloe Perry
married Riddick
d. Seth Perry
e. Christain Perry
married White
f. Daniel Perry
g. John Perry
h. Elizabeth Perry
married Saunders
3. Jesse Perry ca 1743 – 1801 Perquimans
married ca 1759 Elizabeth Hollowell ca 1745 Perq. Co. –
a. Jesse Perry 1760 – [Rev War Vet]
married 12 Dec 1777 Elizabeth Lindner
b. Robert Perry
c. Rachel Perry
married Whedbee
4. Mary Perry ca 1741 –
married 4 July 1759 Pritlow Elliott ca 1720 – 1787 as his third wife
married 6 July 1778 William Hollowell

Children of Phillip Perry and Judith Hunter:
per will of Phillip Perry 1751 Perquimans Co NC
1. Elizabeth Perry ca 1744 –
2. Rachel Perry ca 1746 –
married 11 Dec 1770 Richard Skinner 24 Jan 1739/40 – 1792
a. Josiah Skinner ca 1779 – 1832
married Sarah Hoskins d 1834
b. James Skinner
c. Mary Skinner
married John Langston
d. Sarah Skinner
e. Rachel Skinner dsp 1811
f. Elizabeth Skinner
3. Judith Perry ca 1748 –
4. Miriam Perry ca 1750 –

Perquimans Co NC
DEED BOOK C #55 p. 99 Jacob PERRY, of Perq, for ¬£22 pd 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

tax roll 1735 , Perquimans Co., North Carolina
Phillip appears on the quit rents list of 1735 with 200ac owing £3.
tax roll 1740 , Perquimans Co., North Carolina

Deed Book E # 7 p. 136 Thomas NICHOLSON of Pasq, farmer—for ¬£42 pd by Phillip PERRY of Perq, sold 174a “upon the head of Little River, called Sandy Hook, on the Upper side of gum Swamp, where ye sd Swamp makes out of the River” adj Sd NICHOLSON.
Test’ Aaron HILL, Barnabe NIXON, Samuel SCOTT. 27, 9mo, 1744

Will: 1751 , Perquimans Co., North Carolina
North Carolina Will abstracts
Will of Phillip Perry 5 July 1751 – will proved Oct 1751 Perquimans
Sons: Jesse (lands on Little River known by the name of Sandy Hook),
Phillip (plantation whereon I now live),
Daughter – Sarah Field,
wife –
Daughters: Mary, Rachel, Jude, Elizabeth, and Miriam.
Executor Jacob Perry son of Joseph Perry.
Witnesses Moses Field, Benjamin Perry, Elizabeth Perry.
Clerk of court Edmund Hatch.
Also mentioned in this will are brothers:
John and Joseph; and Jacob Perry son of his brother Joseph

Probate: AFT 10 APR 1754 , Perquimans Co., North Carolina
Phillip PERRY dec’d April 10, 1754. Heirs: wife Judith, Sarah, Mary, Jesse, Phillip, Elizabeth, Rachel, Judith, & Miriam PERRY

from will of Isaac Hunter of Chowan County 17 Apr 1752 – prob. Apr Ct 1753
Item I give to my grandchildren ye sons and daughters of my daughter Jean deceast namely Jesse, Phillip, & Mary Perries & Sarah Field to each and every of them the sum of five pounds currant money of Virginia to them and their heirs forever.

from Rev. Pension files
Jesse Perry, NC Line S8947 – applied 28 Aug 1832 Currituck Co NC aged 72 and soldier had lived there at enlistment.

Source: Mrs. Watson Winslow, “History of Perquimans County North Carolina”

e-mail from David Perry of Atlanta —
Sally, I am researching my Perry family and regularly come across your page and thought perhaps you could help me break through a wall. My 4th great grandfather was William Jackson Perry, B. 1791, d. 1870 in Anson County NC(wife Breedy Robertson). I understand that he had a brother named Hardy and his mother was possibly named Elizabeth. I cannot find his parents however, In an article published in the 1920’s on a distant cousin, Dr. William Perry of Chesterfield Co. SC, it was reported that William Jackson Perry was Dr. Williams 2nd great grandfather and Jeremiah Perry (of Cascine Plantation) was his 3rd Great Grandfather. In fact, another distant cousin, Walter Perry of Wingate, Union Co. NC, has possession a sward and scabbard that family tradition says was taken from the body of Jeremiah Perry when he was thrown from his horse and killed while serving as a courier for White Horse Harry Lee during the Revolution. Two major problems with that: first, Jeremiah died in 1777, 14 years before William Jackson was born and 2nd, there are no records of Jeremiah having a son named William Jackson. I considered the possibility that William Jackson was a grandson of Jeremiah, but have been unable to establish that either.


Notice for male NC Perry surname descendants: Please consider having your DNA tested.
Three samples from family subgroup 03 at Perry FTDNA website can document their ancestry to John Perry b. 1680/90 of Nansemond Co, VA d. 1760 Bertie Co, NC. A fourth sample from the same subgroup 03 can prove his ancestry to Currituck Co, NC. He does not appear to be a descendant of John Perry d. 1760 in Bertie. It is anticipated that the presently unknown common ancestor of these two lines lived in 17C Virginia. DNA may help tie together the several NC lines out of VA, so please consider joining the Perry surname project. Tests can be ordered at a discount through either the Perry FTDNA website above, or Other companies (Ancestry, etc) also do DNA testing, and your result can be uploaded to the Perry surname project.

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