Person:Jacob Perley (1)

  • HJacob PerleyAbt 1670 - Bef 1751
  • WLydia Peabody1673/74 - 1732
m. 3 Dec 1696
  1. Lydia Perley1697 - 1750
  2. Nathan Perley1703 - 1738
m. Aft 24 Jun 1733
Facts and Events
Name[2] Jacob Perley
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1670 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 3 Dec 1696 Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Lydia Peabody
Marriage Aft 24 Jun 1733 probably Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesIntentions
to Mehitable Safford
Death[1] Bef 29 Apr 1751 Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Essex County), and Massachusetts. Court of Insolvency (Essex County). Essex County, Massachusetts, probate records and indexes 1638-1916. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 2000, 2001)
    Case 21474: Perley Jacob, test. 1751, Apr. 29.

    Will of "Jacob Perley of Bradford ... Houseright Being in helth", dated 18 Feb 1750/51, proved 29 Apr 1751, names wife Mehetiball ["all the Household goods she brought"], son Francies Perley, son Moses Perely, my three grand sons the sons of my son Jacob Perely Dec'd Namely Jacob and Benjamin and John, my 5 Grand Children Ayers the Heirs of my Daughter Lydia Ayer, daughter Hannah Kimball, my Grand Son Nathen Perley the son of my son Nathan. Son Francies Perely to be executor.
    22 May 1751: "Invintory of the Estate of Jacob Perely Late of Bradford Deceased", also an Inventory of the Wido's part.
    21 May 1753: Account of Francis Perley, allowed
    4 Jan 1758: Division of portion set off to Grandsons Jacob Benj'a and John Perley sons of Jacob Perley Late of Boxford Dec'd: one third set off to Gardean of the s'd John Perley.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Perley, Martin Van Buren. History and Genealogy of the Perley Family. (Salem, Mass.: Martin Van Buren Perley, 1906)
    p. 33.

    Family 17: Jacob Perley, s/o Thomas Perley, b. Rowley about 1670, d. Bradford Apr 1751 "at the age of eighty years", m. (1) 6 Dec 1696 Lydia Peabody, m. (2) 9 May 1709 Lydia Peabody cousin of his first wife, m. (3) (int.) 24 Jun 1733 Mehitable (Safford) (Hovey) Brown.
    [Note: it appears Jacob only had one wife Lydia Peabody and that this source is confused. No 1709 marriage date can be found, and the author himself states no death record for the first wife has been found. The alleged 2nd wife, d/o of Joseph Peabody and Bethiah Bridges, is 9 years off from the age at death, and according to the Peabody Genealogy, p. 19, Joseph Peabody's will of 1722 named daughter "Lydia Byxbe" which would be impossible if she had married 1709 Jacob Perley until Lydia Perley's death in 1732.]