About Henry Perry
Captain Henry Perry, son of William and Isabella, married the daughter of Captain George Menefie, Member of the Council and the owner of "Buckland" a large estate which adjoined "Westover." Captain Perry eventually became possessed of the whole of "Buckland."
Henry was a Burgess in 1652 and a Member of Council 1654-61 [Tyler's "Republic"p229]
Captain Perry married 2nd, Edy, widow of Jeremiah Clements who was a Burgess in 1641 for the Surry side of James City. This marriage was before 17 March 1657, for on that date "Captain Henry Perry, Esq., Member of the Council who married the Executrix of Jeremiah Clements of Upper Chippokes now sells 250 acres to Edward Oliver on Upper Chippokes part of a patent of 350 acres formerly granted to the aforesaid Jeremiah Clements" [Surry Bk 1-160]
Captain Perry left two daughters as co-heirs, Elizabeth, who married John Coggs of Rainslipp, Middlesex, England, and Mary, who married Thomas Mercer, a stationer of London. [Tyler-229]
Children of Capt Henry Perry:
- 1. Elizabeth Perry married John Coggs of Rainslipp, Middlesex, England
- 2. Mary Perry married Thomas Mercer, a stationer of London
Isabella was widowed in her mid-thirties and quickly remarried her husband’s good friend and neighbor, William Perry. Their remarriage was necessary, as in all frontier communities, for the shelter and protection of the women and children. With this marriage, she still maintained as separate property the Richard Pace family’s holdings for her son, George, until he reached his maturity. (This was unusual at that time as the wife’s property always went to the husband.)
The Perrys also had a son, Henry, so George Pace had a half-brother.