|The Perrin Family|
family and a Thomas
Perrin family lived on adjacent plantations on the James River in the
years 1670 to 1710. This area, later "Wilton" of William
Randolph III, is now on the edge of Richmond. Each of the Perrin
families had one son survive infancy, but the sons died young and without issue.
The families do have many descendants through the daughters.
Richard Perrin, was transported to
Henrico County in 1637 by Thomas
Osborne, Jr. He
could have been the father of Richard
and Thomas Perrin, but I also find
another Richard Perrin transported by
also in 1637. In 1672 Richard
Perrin patented 740 acres on the north side of the James in the vicinity of
Cornelius Creek, part of which was called "Worlds End".
In 1688 Thomas Perrin patented
140 acres on the north side of the James adjacent to Richard
Perrin on Cornelius Creek.
will exists for Thomas Perrin but the
Court of Henrico in October 1689 recorded: "An Perrin
showeth...what debts she hath payd of her husband decd: estate...Acct presented
by Anne the admx Tho:
Perrin decd." Anne
Perrin was the daughter of Robert
Porter whose will was proved in Henrico County 1, October 1651,
reference to which is made in later records.
husbands line is extended down through Richard
Perrin. Richard Perrin was born
in England, probably between 1610-1620 and died in Henrico County, Virginia,
between 16, March 1694/5 which are the date of his will and the date of its
probate in court. Because his name
is first mentioned in records in 1637 as a headright, he was, at the time of his
death, at least 58, but probably in his seventies.
There are many records extant concerning the Richard Perrin family. The
1678 will of Henry
Isham names "Richard Perrin,
his wife”. In 1686 the will of Katherine Royall Isham named
(among others) daughter Katherine Perrin,
grandson Richard Perrin,
Farrar, Mary, Sarah and Anne Perrin.
1691 Richard Perrin deeded 265 acres
to Thomas Farrar and Katherine his wife, "my daughter," and to grandson Perrin
Farrar. In 1695 the will of Richard
Perrin, deceased was proved. Richard
Perrin's inventory was not recorded until 1704 possibly at the death of Katherine, his wife, who held certain lifetime interests.
Children of Richard and Katherine (Royall) Perrin:
1. Sarah Perrin, mentioned in father's will, married William Cocke 2, November 1695 (Records of St. John's Church, Henrico Parish).
2. Mary Perrin, married 1688/89, Robert2 Napier. (See Napier Family for continuation of my husbands line)
3. Katherine Perrin, married before 1686, Thomas Farrar.
4. Richard2 Perrin, died between 1686 and 1695.
5. Anne Perrin, married 19, April 1695 Thomas East