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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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PER BIOGRAPHIES

Marsham Waring (?-by 1739). Sarah was the
stepdaughter of both Col. James Haddock of Prince
George's County, an attorney, and Rev. William
Brogden. Her stepbrother was William Brogden
(1742/43-1824). Her sister was Katherine, who
married John Murdock. Her nephew was William
Murdock (ca. 1710-1769). Sarah subsequently
married Patrick Andrew. CHILDREN. SON: Samuel
(?-ca. 1744), who married ca. 1738 Margaret,
widow of Charles Somerset Smith (?-ca. 1738).
DAUGHTERS: Sarah; Ann, who married Levin (?-
1757), son of Benjamin Wailes (?-ca. 1728/29);
and Mary (?-ca. 1734). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION literate. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: mari-
ner, 1712; merchant, 1712; commander of ship
Generous Jenny, 1714; captain, 1718; "Samuel
Perrie and Company, merchants," 1721-1722;
captain of galley Hope, 1723-1725. ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: While captain of the galley Hope,
Perrie was commissioned to proceed to Guinea
to purchase slaves for future sale in Maryland.
He sailed from Britain to Guinea (up the Gambia
River) and purchased 185 slaves. However, due
to Perrie's inability to negotiate with the author-
ities in Guinea, poor weather, and illness, he sailed
to Barbadoes instead of Maryland and there sold
the 126 surviving slaves, keeping the proceeds.
His British backers were displeased with this turn
of events and eventually sued for their share of
the proceeds of "the Guinea voyage." PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince

George's County, 1728 (Laws 1; died before the
2nd session of the 1728-1731 Assembly). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice. Prince George's County, in of-
fice 1716-1722, 1725-1729 (quorum, 1720-1721,
1727-1729); justice. Court of Oyer, Terminer,
and Gaol Delivery, Prince George's County,
commissioned 1721, 1725-1726, 1729. MILITARY
SERVICE: major, ca. 1724. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: In October 1728, Samuel Perrie at-
tempted to rouse sentiment for the Tobacco Law
by discrediting the character of James Hollyday
(1696-1747), a fellow legislator opposed to the
same law. The Assembly later resolved that the
allegations on Hollyday 's character were "false
and scandalous and such reflections do the House
dishonor." Perrie was also heard to say he "would
have a hundred Prince George's County men upon
the Stadt House Hill ... to face the Assembly
in order to obtain a Tobacco Law." WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,415 acres

in Prince George's and Charles counties (wife
inherited 452 acres in Charles County; Perrie pat-
ented 22 acres and probably purchased 941 acres

in Prince George's County). WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED, administration bond filed on May 23, 1729,
in Prince George's County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £1,466.18.9 current money (including 229
oz. plate, 31 slaves, and books); FB, £77.6.9.
LAND: 1,415 acres in Prince George's County, and
possibly 452 acres in Charles County.

PERRY (PERY), RICHARD (?-?). BORN in
England. IMMIGRATED: by 1668, as a free adult
from England. RESIDED: in Calvert County; re-
turned to England in 1672. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
MOTHER: Margaret Perry of Westminster, Lon-
don, England. SISTER: Mary (?-1666), who mar-
ried ca. 1649 John Bateman (?-1663). PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION, literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: probably Protestant. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: probably immigrated to set-
tle the estate of his deceased sister and to oversee
the property of her daughter, Mary Bateman;
called captain, with high status on arrival; in-
volved in the tobacco trade before moving to
Maryland. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant; ship
captain; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE. Lower House, Calvert County, 1671
(returned to England before the 3rd session of
the 1671-1674/75 Assembly). LOCAL OFFICE: jus-
tice, Calvert County, 1669/70-1672 (quorum).

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: over 1,900 acres (including a grant of 10
acres on which he was to erect a water mill, 1670).

PERRY, WILLIAM (1746-1799). BORN, on Au-
gust 24, 1746, in Dorchester County; only son.
NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED: in Dor-
chester County until ca. 1770; Talbot County, ca.
1770 to death: on "Edmondson's Difficulty," St.
Peter's Parish, District 3, ca. 1770 until at least
1784, then moved to Hindman land, "Harring-
ton" and "Kirkham," St. Michael's Parish, Dis-
trict 1, probably by 1790. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: William Perry (?-1750) of Dorchester
County, who immigrated from England by 1716
and was a merchant and planter. MOTHER: Anne
(?-by 1751), daughter of Stephen Fleaharty (?-
1762) and wife Sarah. SISTERS: Sarah, who mar-
ried first, by 1764, Alexander Frazier and second.
Thomas Noel; Deborah (ca. 1748-1805), who
married in 1787 Henry Dickinson (?-1789). MAR-
RIED first, by 1771, Elizabeth (?-by 1788), daugh-
ter of Jacob Hindman (by 1713-1766) and wife
Mary (?-1782). Elizabeth was the granddaughter
of Henry Trippe (?-ca. 1723/24). She was the niece
of Henry Trippe (?-1744); Elizabeth Trippe, who

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