Person:Henry Perkey (1)

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Henry Perkey, of Mill Creek, South Branch, Shenandoah River, VA
b.Abt. 1718
d.13 October 1761 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HHenry Perkey, of Mill Creek, South Branch, Shenandoah River, VAAbt 1718 - 1761
  • WMargaret Unknownest 1722 -
m. abt. 1741
  1. Elizabeth Perkeyabt 1741 -
  2. Jacob PerkeyAbt 1743 - 1809
  3. Mary PurkeyAbt 1745 -
  4. Sarah PerkeyBEF 1747 - BEF 1782
  5. Margaret PerkeyAbt 1747 - BEF 1783
  6. Henry PerkeyAbt 1750 - 1837
  7. John PerkeyAbt 1751 -
  8. Ann PerkeyAbt 1755 -
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Name Henry Perkey, of Mill Creek, South Branch, Shenandoah River, VA
Alt Name Henry Purkey
Alt Name Henry Pirkey
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1718
Marriage abt. 1741 to Margaret Unknown
Death? 13 October 1761 Augusta County, Virginia

Henry Perkey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 2 - 1750, September 3d--Henry Perky, 400 (acres), adjoining land he had formerly surveyed; money for rights.
  • Vol. 2 - 1750, December 4th--Henry Perky, 400 (acres), joining a survey he had made last September on Lick Run; 400 joining Wood's and Neel's land and the Peeked Mountain; 400 on Shenando.
  • Page 417.-(3d August, 1751)-Same (From William Williams and Sarah) to Henry Beevey, 550 acres, a branch of So. Riv. Shan., called Mill Creek; corner Robert Hooks. Teste: Jacob Nicols (?), Henry Dickins. (Note: this record appears to be a duplicate of the record listed below. "Henry Beevey" is most likely "Henry Perkey" written poorly in the original record. There was no "Henry Beevey" (or anything similar) in any other Augusta County records).
  • Page 500.--5th October, 1751. William Williams and Sarah, to Henry Perkey, 550 acres; corner Jacob Stover's 5,000 acres. Teste: Felty Pence, Jacob Nicholas. (Note: this tract is located in the area referred to as "Stover's Mill Creek", on the South branch of the Shenandoah River).
  • Page 395.--16th March, 1757. John ( ) Wilson and Mary to Henry Perky, £11, 30 acres on Mill Creek, a branch of Shanando, part of 380 acres belonging to John, cor. Henry's own land. (Note: this tract is located in the area referred to as "Stover's Mill Creek", on the South branch of the Shenandoah River).
  • Page 17.--13th May, 1758. John Wilson ( ) and Mary ( ) to Henry Perkey, £80, 388 acres on Mill Creek of Shanando purchased by Jno. from Wm. Russell; corner said Perkey's line. Teste: Robt. Hook, Jacob ( ) Persenor (Persinger, Parchinger), Charles Rush.
  • Page 9.--16th October, 1760. Same (From Maurice Poutz (signed Pound), of Fairfax) to Henry Pirgy (s/b Perkey), £154, 360 acres, part of Jacob Steven's great tract, formerly conveyed to Christopher Francisco, the elder, and by Stophel Francisco, his attorney in fact, to Maurice Pound, 2d July, 1752, on north side Shenandore; John Stevenson's meadow; cor. Ludwick Francisco. Delivered: Jacob Pirkey, February, 1767.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 499.--15th August, 1752. Henry Purkey and Margaret to Abraham Eastes, of Caroline County, 110 acres on South River, Shanando; corner George Boon; corner James Barton. Teste: Nicholas Trout, Nicholas (X) Null.
  • Page 373.--21st August, 1754. Henry Purkey and Margaret M. to Abraham Eastus, of the County of Carolina of the Colony aforesaid, £100, 150 acres on south of the South Branch of Shanando, a sycamore about half a mile below the plantation whereon Jacob Stoner (s/b Stover) formerly lived.

Will of Henry Perkey

  • Page 107.--13th October, 1761. Henry Perkey's (German) will, farmer Wife, Margaret; eldest son, Jacob, tract purchased of Mary Pond, 360 acres on the tract purchased of John Wilson if other is lost; daughters, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth; daughter, Elizabeth, 135 acres on Lick Run joining Nicholas Null; daughter, Ann, a tract on Shanando joining Elizabeth; sons, John and Henry. Executor, wife Margaret. Dated at end 2d November, 1761. Teste: Robt. Hook, James Bruester, Patrick Wilson. Proved, 17th February. 1761 (should be 1762), by the witnesses. Margaret qualified, with James Waite, James McClure. Margaret's mark ( ).
  • Page 119.--18th May, 1762. Henry Perkey's appraisement, by Robt. Hook, John Stevenson, James Bruester, recorded--3 negroes, Joseph Jenkins' note, 1 wagon.


Processioning List of 1756

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 177.-- 1756: Processioned by Robert Hook and Pat. Frazier, viz: For Edward Beard, for Margt. Laburn, for James Craig, for Gasper Vought, for James Craig (same as above), for Henry Pirkey, for Mathew Thompson, for Andrew Leeper, for Henry Leaburn, for John Bell Vought, for John Stevenson, for Wm. Beard, for Archibald Huston.

Records of Henry Perkey in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 147.--5th April, 1751. Sale held of the estate of Jacob Pence, and settlement of estate by Peter Miller, executor of Val. Pence, who was executor of Jacob Pence, recorded 18th May, 1762. Sold to Henry Dooley, James Bartley, Wm. Craig, Jno. Fudge, James Downey, Joseph Wait, Repentance Townsend, Jacob Harman, Saml. Muncy, Robt. Hook, Danl. Love, David Loran, Wm. Beard, Johnston Hill, David Crighton; to cash. Paid Jno. Wright, Henry Perkey, Jno. Maggart, Andw. Faught, Jacob Pence. Nicholas Trout, Thos. Crawford, Archd. Huston.
  • Page 207.--16th November. 1757. Elizabeth Couts' (late widow of Jno. Harmantrout) bond as administratrix of John Hannantrout, with sureties Henry Perkey, Nicholas Null.
  • Page 358.--8th February, 1759. Vendue of John Wingord's (Vinegard) estate--To Henry Colar, Christopher Kishlinger, Christopher Wingord, Ludwick Francisco, Augustine Price, Tetrach Couch, Conrad Bloze, Frederick Ermantrout, Jacob Nicholas, Margt. Wilmouth, Brice Russell, Alvenus Byar, Jacob Parsinger, Charles Man, Nicholas Millberry, Jno. Craig, Danl. Price, Jno. Fuge, Jacob Man, Henry Perkey, Nicholas Null, Jas. Laird, Charles Ty (Fy?), Paslin Hover, Valentine Cough, Valentine Cook, Valentine Pence, Robt. Scott, Jacob Man, Stephen Conrad, Christian Tetrach, Valentine Butcher, Peter Herman, Wm. Beard, John Couch.
  • Vol. 2 - Jacob Perkey vs. John Pence and Mathias Harner--Rockingham, 12th July, 1792. Ejectment, 388 acres. Copy will Henry Perkey in August, 1762. Original deed, John and Mary Willison to Henry Perkey, of Augusta, May 1758. Recorded.
  • Page 2 - Ann Perkey, 190 acres, north side of Shenandoah River. Adjoining Henry Pirkey, Miller, Burk, Sellers. May 4, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 1]. (Note: this appears to be a grant survey for either Henry's wife Ann? (Margaret), or possibly his daughter Ann after Henry's death in 1761).
  • Vol. 2 - Pirkey vs. Pirkey--O. S. 107; N. S. 36--Orator is Jacob Perkey, of Rockingham, son and heir-at-law of Henry Pirkey, who died 1760. In 1753 Henry entered 400 acres in Augusta County. His widow made an inclusive survey for their two sons. Henry and John, to exclusion of orator. Orator's brother John died testate, devising the land to his sons, Henry and Jacob. Answer says Henry Perkey died testate in 1761, will in Augusta. John Pence deposes, 1807, George Pence was son-in-law of orator's mother. George and John are brothers.