Father's side of the family
My ancestors lived in a number of parishes to the north, west and east of Colchester Essex, including Copford, Fordham, Stanway, Lexden, Aldham, West Bergholt, the Colnes, the Teys, Great and Little Horksley, Greenstead and Chappel. A few were in Colchester Town parishes.
At present I am back to my 8th. great grandfather, a Thomas Pery who had a wife? Ann and their children were as follows-
Ann Pery baptised 18th. September 1628. Thomas Pery baptised 22nd April 1630. John Pery baptised 24th November 1631
who became my 7th.great-grandfather and subsequently married a Hannah. All baptisms were at Copford parish church.
A Mary Perry married a Thomas Thurlow at Fordham in 1781 and this is the beginning of a connection between these names and also that of Butcher and Nice. Through this line I have found a cousin Donna in America.
Research has not given the marriage date of Thomas and Ann in spite of checking parishes in an ever widening field from those mentioned above so I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on this point or indeed any information on the family. Happy to exchange information.
A puzzle which remains unsolved at the moment is that my grandfather who was an Ag.Lab. moved from Fordham, where he was born, bpt, and married, after the 1891 census with three children across Es... to Manuden on the Hertfordshire border where a fourth child, my father was born in 1896. Enquiries at the Potash Farm where grandfather worked until retirement circa 1927, checking local records to find a possible relation have so far been unsuccessful.
Another puzzle is the birth/bpt. of my greatgrandmother Jael Everitt. Prior to her marriage to my greatgrandfather at Fordham in 1857 she gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Ann Angelina Everitt at Stanway Union Workhouse 1856. Census 1861-1891 show Jael's birth at West Bergholt but I cannot find any bpt. here or surrounding Parishes. I have subsequently traced the marriage of Ann Angelina to a Thomas R. Lawford.
I have another 550 Perrys ( the name changed slightly through Perrey to the present Perry) and associated names on file in the parishes mentioned which I can not tie up with my tree at the present time.
Names other than PERRY associated with my tree include,
BAILEY, BEARD, BUNTING,BUTCHER, BYFIELD, CANT, COLE, DOROTHY, EVERITT/EVERETT, FRENCH, HANKIN, KEEBLE, KETTLE, LONG, MARCHANT, MEAD, MOSS, MOTHERSOLE, NICE, PETTICAN, SALMON, SCOTT, SPRINGETT, THEEDAM, THURLOW, WATERS and WEBBER.
It is with great sadness that I inform anyone reading this page that my cousin Ronald Perry passed away on March 2nd 2008. Cousin Ron and I have been working on our family tree for 11 years. He will be so sadly missed. I am hoping that I can keep this website up for him as he had asked me to and I promised I would. If anyone has any questions about Ron's family tree please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank You and God Bless,