Monday, August 22, 2011

Image above part of image from MSA S1190-2398, p. 3 From SL 21,636
This assignment of land seems to bear the signature of Henry Peregoy my 5th great grandfather.

Part 3, and final posting for this family in the Baltimore area. Hopefully I will find enough information on the Virginia and Kentucky line to post later in the year.

Notes and some records for the Mumford and Peregoy families from:
Colonial Families of Maryland, Bound and Determined to Succeed, Robert W. Barnes, 2007. Hereafter noted as Robert W. Barnes.
Maryland State Archives. Hereafter noted as MSA.

Henry Peregoy the senior, son of Joseph and Sarah Mumford Peregoy, was born in Baltimore County c. 1690/95. He married Amy Green, possible daughter of Robert Green, in 1716. The marriage banns for this couple were published in the register of St. Paul’s Parish February 16, 1716. Marriage banns were a requirement by which engaged couples had to announce their intention to marry in their “home“ parish. This announcement allowed anyone in the congregation to voice a legal or religious protest. The marriage banns normally took place on three consecutive weeks before the marriage. St. Paul's first parish church was built on Patapsco Neck in 1693 and the second parish church was built within Baltimore's city limits in 1739.

Property records Robert W. Barnes.
17 Oct 1716 Ebenezer Blackstone of KE Co and wife Sarah conv. 100 a. of Success, being part Burman's Forest to Henry Peregoy (BALR TR#A:414).
2 Sep 1729 Henry Peregoy and his wife Amey conv. 50 a., the residue of Success, now called Miller's Purchase, to John Miller, planter (BALR IS#K:174).
11 May 1761 Henry Peregoy conv. Henry's Lot to Richard Chenoweth, Henry's wife Amy consented (BALR B#1:134). This property did not belong to Henry Peregoy the senior, it belonged to Henry Peregoy the junior. Henry Peregoy the junior's wife's name was either Alice or Mary (probably). Amy Green Peregoy died 1744/45 and, unless she was an extremely strong spirit, did not sign a conveyance in 1761.

The following four abstracts from:
3 Apr 1728, Henry & Aimey Perrygoy planter of Baltimore Co., MD to Robert Green, planter of same, 4,000 pounds of tobacco, 50 acres. /s/ Henry Perrugoy, wit: Thomas Sheredine and John Boreing. (Baltimore Co., MS Libre I.S. No I. 1727-1729).
2 Sep 1729, Henry Perrygay, Planter of Baltimore Co., MD to John Miller, Planter of same 2,000 pounds of tobacco, 50 acres..southwest side of Back River. /s/ Henry Perrygay. Wit: Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Broad. (Baltimore Co., MD, Liber I.S.
No. I. 1727-1729).
10 Jan 1743, Henry Perrigoy, of Baltimore Co., MD to Thomas Sligh of same 9.000 pounds of tobacco, livestock. /s/ Henry Perrigoy. Wit: William Dallam and Richard Caswell. (Baltimore Co., MD Liber TB No. C 1742-1745).
18 Apr 1749, Henry Perrigoe, Planter of Baltimore Co., MD to Thomas Sligh of same, 6Lbs., 20 acres, patented 1 May 1748... Called Henry's delight in Amys Garden /s/ Henry Perrigoe. Wit: Thomas Sheredine and Charles Ridgley. (Baltimore Co., MD Liber T.R. No. C 1748-1750).
I should tell you (if you visit the above site) that it appears to be a site from 1997 and contains (In my opinion.) several mistakes.

Property records MSA.
I have listed the following transactions to show that in just 31 years the children
of Joseph Peregoy were able to purchase the property which Joseph, in part, was used as a headright to purchase originally. In case you don't remember, Henry was the son of Joseph and Sarah Mumford Peregoy and Edward and Joseph were his brothers, Robert Green was probably the brother or nephew of Amy Green Peregoy . Also, Edward Blackstone and Edward Blackiston are the same person, probably different clerks registered the deeds.
BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) A-G, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-1] page f 0515 1716 Green, Robert from Ebenezer Blackstone Conveyance Greens Lot
Pt Burmans Forest 44 (or 41 or 47) a folio 416
BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) P-Z, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-3] pages f 0007 & f 0008 1716 Edward Peregoy from Ebenezer Blackiston Goodwill Part
Burmans Forest 100 a folio 412
1716 Joseph Peregoy from Ebenezer Blackiston Interest pt of Burmans Forest 97 a folio 413
1716 Henry Peregoy from Ebenezer Blackiston Success pt Burmans Forest 100 a folio 414

BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Grantor Index) A-Z, 1655-1769 [MSA CE 33-1] page f 0283 1718 Henry Peregoy to Robert Green Greens Purchase
50 a folio 128
BALTIMORE COUNTY (Land Records) IS #K [MdHR 4894;2/12/10/35], pp. 174-176 Henry Perrigoy to John Miller, 17 February 1729 [3]. 09/16/88. Tracking No.: 43131. PD No.: 89-00448.
Reference: Patented Certificate 2290 Date: 1734/06/10 Description: Henrys Lott, Henry Perigoy, 100 Acres Storage Location: 01/25/02/17
I have a copy of the survey of the above “Henrys Lott”. It was surveyed on "July ye 12th : 1732" for "Henry Perigoy Jun" 50 acres and "Henry Perigoy Sen" 50 acres adjoining the "...... line of a tract of Land Called Long Crendon on the hill Lying on the South Side of the South branch of gunpowder river and on a run called Barr(ot?) .....".
The file also contains an assignment of Henry Sen’s 50 acres to Henry Jun which appears to contain an original Henry Peregoy the senior’s signature.

Reference: Patented Certificate 878 Date: 1735/11/07 Description: Burmans Forrest, Henry Perrigoy and Robert Green Etal, 360 Acres Storage Location: 01/25/01/94
In April of 1734, for reasons unknown to me, "Burman's forrest" was resurveyed for, "Henry Perrigoy, Joseph Perrigoy, Edward Perrigoy and Robert Green the afs tract of land ..... lying on the South Side of Back river ....... which center is in the South east line of a tract of land called Jonas's Range and near the road leading down patapasco neck a Smal
distance below John Bowen's plantation ..... " This information proves that Jonas' Range was a tract of land separate from Burman's Forest however I still have found no proof that any of the Peregoy family owned or rented this property.
BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Grantor Index)
A-Z, 1655-1769 [MSA CE 33-1] page 284 1742 Henry Peregoy to Thomas Sligh (unspecified) sale folio 77
PROVINCIAL COURT (Land Records) PL 3, 1707-1710, MSA SM 22-12 Patented Certificate 2283 1743/09/02 Henrys Delight In Ames Garden, Henry Peregoy, 20 Acres 4 0 MSA S 1190-2391. From the survey of Henry's Delight in Ameys Garden May 1743.
adjoining the ".... Line of a Tract of Land Called Long Crendon on the Hill, on the North Side of BarroXX's Run and on ye South side of ye Main falls of Gunpowder River ..... ".
It appears that after 1729 all land transactions (with the exception of the survey of Burman’s Forest in 1734.) were near the Gunpowder River in St. John’s parish.

Amy Green Peregoy died in Baltimore County 1744/45, probably St. John‘s parish.
This digression will probably confuse everyone, but here I go anyway.
According to the land records above, Henry and Amy and family lived near Gunpowder River (or Falls, same place) which MAY have been located in St. John’s Parish. If this is the case, it might be worthwhile to see if any parish records are available that mention Peregoy births or deaths. I have found that there is a book listing on WorldCat for “Index to Register, St. John's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland, 1696-1788.” The book seems to be available at only four libraries worldwide, The Library of Congress, Library of University of Pennsylvania, Library at University of Oxford (England) and Budapest University of Tech & Economics. Okay, I contacted the Library of Congress and the best that I could figure from their response was that I would have to fill out a form, attach a check (non refundable.) for $18.00 and mail the request to Washington and they would research (to see if they actually had the book) and mail an answer back to me. Then, if they have the book, I can fill out another form, mail them another check for $15.00 to obtain copies of what I want….Well, I moved on to the University of Pennsylvania to ask if they have the book. They were very helpful at the “Chat line” and tried several times to find the book….while it appeared in their catalog and it had a call number, the book could not be found. I saw very little reason to try Oxford or Budapest Tech.

Three days later I received another email from Library of Congress and yes, they have the book and the information that I want is contained in 14 pages, with page numbers, and an approximate cost and a telephone number to order the pages. So, being gullible, I thought great and called the number. Finally, after several attempts, I talked to, what I assume was, a real live bureaucrat whose response was that I would have to send another email and they would have to check to see if they had the book, and if they did, if I could get copies and what the cost would be…..When I told the bureaucrat what the second email from LOC said, she said, “WHO told you that?” and I gave her the address of the email she said, “I have no idea who that is.” So, I did send another email just to see what will happen next. Not sure that at this point that I would trust these people with my charge card info or a personal check. Seven days later, no reply from LOC. Fourteen days later, no reply from LOC. Sent another email requesting the information but it is time to move on with the story.

Henry married second Providence Corbin November 24, 1745 (or January 14, 1745, both dates seem to be in the parish register.) in St. John‘s Parish, Baltimore County.
Providence appears to have died prior to February 11, 1765 when Henry made his will and did not mention her. I do not know when The Trasey family and Henry Peregoy moved to Frederick County, Virginia. Henry died in Frederick County, Virginia between February 11, 1765 when he wrote his will and when the will was filed for probate on June 4, 1765.

Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 3, Page 297.
In the name of God, amen, the eleventh day of Feb. One thousand seven hundred
and sixty five, I, Henry Peregoy of the county of Frederick and Colony of Virginia, being very sick of body but of good and sound Memory thanks to the Almighty God and Calling to Remembrance the uncertain estate of his Transitory Life and that all flesh must yield to Death when it shall please God to call, do make and constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments, Will or Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing and this to be taken only for my last Will and Testament and none other and first being penitent and Sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly deserve forgiveness for the same, I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be forgiven and to have full Remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my Body at a General Day of Resurrection shall rise again with joy and through the merits of Christ's Death and Passion Possess and Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for His Elect and Chosen and such good Chattel and Debts as it has pleased God far above my deserts to bestow on me. I do order and dispose the same in manner and form following, that is to say first I will that these Debts and Dues that I owe in right or Consignee to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contended and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereafter Named.
ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Son and Daughter Archibald and Mary Tresey all my goods and Chattels and Tenements and all my Tools and Implements of Labor with all my Bills, Bonds, and Book Accounts which is as followeth to wit: One horse and mare and all my Bedclothes with my Dressing Apparel and do ordain this to my son Archibald Tracey and Mary his wife to be my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and further I will and Bequeath to my son William Brock and his Wife one half crown sterling money to be paid and Raised out of my Estate also it is my Will and desire that none of my other Sons and Daughters disturb this, my son and daughter Archibald Tresey and his wife which is my Real Will and Desire in Witness whereunto he signs. Henry Perigory
Witt: John Wright
John Golohon
Samuel Conour
Will reproduced in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Virginia Historical Society, Vol. 18., Page 209. ^

Mary Peregoy Tresey (Trasey, Tracy) was Henry’s daughter by his second marriage to Providence Corbin. William Brock was married to Henry’s daughter Ann by his first marriage to Amy Green. John Golohon (Gollaham, Gollohanon) may be the husband of Frances Peregoy, Henry’s sister.

Maryland State Archives has a searchable web site, Well, sort of……I think that this web site is probably, for me, the most confusing (or confused) site I have ever tried to obtain information from. It is only with the most determined point and click and click and click and click efforts that I was able to obtain any useable information. I suppose if you had the time and will to travel to Maryland and trod through, what I see in my minds eye, cobweb and dust clogged hallways to look for dust covered records, you might have some success. I do not have the will…..and at $35.00 a pop for each record that you may want a copy of, I don’t have the money.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

1. Baltimore City.
2. Long Island Point located in this area.
3. Bowen's Mount. Jonas Bowen patented Jonas Range in 1685. Jonas Bowen's grandson, John Bowen, sold 50 acres of this property to Edward Corbin in 1716. A property line for Jonas Range was also a property line for Burman's Forest according to a 1734 survey. Bowen also owned several other properties in this area.
5. Bear Creek. Jones Neglect surveyed for Edward Mumford March 5, 1675 located on the east side of Bear Creek on the Patapsco (Neck).
4. Road leading down Patapsco Neck.
6. Road to Philadephia.
7. Area of St. John's parish. Gunpowder River to the north of this area.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Some additional notes for Edward Mumford and Joseph Peregoy. Sorry but I thought I had
found all of the information when I posted part 1 and 2 but it keeps popping up here and there.

Maryland historical magazine. Author: Maryland Historical Society. Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland
Historical Society, 1939. Edition/Format: Journal, magazine : Periodical : English page 286

" Letter of attorney, May 3, 1686, Robert Burman, merchant, appointing Mr. Mathew Hudson
his attorney to govern the servants and overseers on two plantations at Patapsco River.
Witnesses, Edward Mumford, John Harry----, Robert Yas---. Hudson acknowledges
attorneyship at June 1 court. Clerk Hedge attests."

"Bond, June 2, 1686, Charles Gorsuch certifying to agreement that he will not trouble or molest
Edward Mumford, if the latter shall make good the title to the tract "Hopewell,"on the north side
of Patapsco River near land of Solomon Sparrow: ......"

"Deed, June 1, 1686, Edward Mumford conveying to Charles Gorsuch the 15-acre tract "Hopewell,"
on the south side of Sparrow's Creek on north side Patapsco River, near Solomon Sparrow's land. ...."

By the above information we know that Mumford lived in the near vicinity of Burman's Forest in 1686.
We already know that in 1685 Joseph Peregoy was bound in service for five years to Robert Burman. That service,
unless Joseph was released from his contract by Burman, would have lasted until 1690. There is also a possibility
that when Burman sold Burmans Forest to Hudson in 1687 he also sold Joseph's contract of service to

I can't help myself, I have to make a comment on the bond posted by Charles Gorsuch June 2, 1686.
This must have been a rough area in 1686. "trouble or molest"? Charles Gorsuch was a "true and honest" Quaker
but he really must have taken his property buying business very seriously. I wonder if our Edward was quaking
(pun intended) in his boots when Charles came calling.

27 Dec 1688 Matthew Hudson made his will, leaving Burman’s Forest and [Hudson’s Forest] to his wife Jane for
her life, reserving 100 a. Jonas’ Range to Joseph Perego [sic] (BALR RM#HS:345). Robert W. Barnes.
Jonas Bowen seems to have owned Jonas Range at this time, perhaps Hudson had a rental contract with Bowen.
Reference: Patent Record 22, p. 99 Date: 1685 Description: Jonas Range, 100 Acres; Certificate
Developer/Owner: Bowen, John (Jonas) MSA (I have not seen a copy of Matthew Hudson's will and I am relying
on Mr. Barnes information as to what it says about Joseph Perego.)

Maryland rent rolls : Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, 1700-1707, 1705-1724 : a consolidation
of articles from the Maryland historical magazine. Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976.
page 93

"Jones Neglect, 50 acr Sur the 5 March 1675 for Edward Mumford in patapsco river on the East side
of a Creek Called beare Creek in posestion of Joseph Perregwa rent per annum -..2..-"
"C. Possr StepN Bentley."

"Burmans Forrest, 350 acr Sur the 12 febry 1685 for Robert Burman of London Mrchant Called
Burmans forrest on the south side of back river
100 acr thereof in the posestion of Joseph Perregwa rent per annum -..4.. -
250 acr residue thereof in the posestion of Richard Watkins for Ebenezer Blackiston, rent per annum
"C. Possr 100 a Joseph Perregoy"
I am assuming that the comment at the end of the entries begining with "C." mean that the original entry
was wrong and was "C"orrected.

Also found in the same reference on page 91 was an entry for "Vupper (Upper) Spring Neck, 150 acr
sur the 4 of August 1661 for Walter Dixon in patapsco on the Eastern side of bear Creek .... ". I mention
this entry because in a deposition December 4, 1714, Sarah Mumford Peregoy mentioned that her father
(Edward Mumford) was the chain carrier for this survey. Obviously, this places Edward Mumford in this
area as early as 1661.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Part 2.
Some additional notes for Edward Mumford
Hopewell, 15 acres surveyed 10 March 10, 1681, for Edward Mumford was located on the north side of Patapsco River near Blockhouse Creek.
Long Island Point, the 100 acre property willed to Edward Mumford in 1674, is now part of what is called the Fells Point area of Baltimore.
Notes and some records for the Mumford and Peregoy families from:
Colonial Families of Maryland, Bound and Determined to Succeed, Robert W. Barnes, 2007. Hereafter noted as Robert W. Barnes.
Maryland State Archives. Hereafter noted as MSA.

Sarah Mumford, daughter of Edward and Ann Mumford was born about 1672 in Baltimore County, Maryland Colony. In a deposition Sarah (Mumford) Peregoy states her age as 42years and states that her father, Edward Mumford, told her 30 years ago about the boundaries of a tract of land. Chancery Court Record Liber P.L.Folio104:(Baltimore), dated January 3, 1714. This information gives us her approximate date of birth, her father’s name and since we know when her father arrived in Maryland, her birth place.

Sarah Mumford married Joseph Peregoy about 1688/90.
Sarah died after May 10, 1720 when she “posted an administration bond, with William Loyall and Henry Peregoy as sureties (BAAB 2:449).” Robert W. Barnes. Henry Peregoy was her son.

Pedigo, Peregoy, Peregoe, Perego, Pediford, Pettigo, Peregois, Perigory, Perrigoy, Perigoy, etc..
In London, on July 21, 1685, Joseph Peregoy signed a document which bound him to serve Robert Burman for five years and was transported to Maryland. The exact date of his departure, arrival date in North America, port and ship are unknown. Joseph’s birth date and exact place of birth are unknown, however because of the record below and a deposition given December 4, 1714, Chancery Court Record Liber P.L., folio 103, where he declares his age to be 49, I assume that he was born in France in 1663-1665.
Joseph Peregois is listed in:
Ghirelli, Michael, A List of Emigrants from England to America 1682-1692; Transcribed from the Original Records at the City of London Record Office, Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1968.
Page 64,
“PEREGOIS, Joseph, A Frenchman, being of full age. Bound to Robert
Burman for 5 years in Maryland. July 21, 1685. 14/333”
It should be noted that July 21, 1685 is the date that Edward signed the agreement, not the date he arrived in Maryland. Most web sites list this date as when he arrived in Maryland but he would have arrived there at a later date.
Robert Burman was a blacksmith/merchant who lived in London. In February of 1685 a 350 acre tract in Baltimore County, Maryland was surveyed for him and this tract was known as Burman’s Forest. It appears that there were several individuals bound to serve Burman during the summer of 1685 ( I have found eight, also listed in Ghirelli’s book.) and I assume that these individuals were then claimed as headrights and land would be granted to the individual such as Burman who paid the passage.

Robert Burman sold Burman’s Forest to Matthew Hudson in 1687. Ref. BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) A-G, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-1] MSA
27 Dec 1688 Matthew Hudson made his will, leaving Burman’s Forest and [Hudson’s Forest] to his wife Jane for her life, reserving 100 a. Jonas’ Range to Joseph Perego [sic] (BALR RM#HS:345). Robert W. Barnes.

Matthew Hudson’s will recorded in 1691. Ref. BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) H-O, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-2] MSA
I could not find a record of sale or conveyance of Jonas’ Range to Joseph.

Early parishes and hundreds, Baltimore County, Md., including tax lists, years 1692, 1694, 1695.
Clifford E Headington; William N Wilkins; Marion Hull Headington; Ida Charles Wilkins Foundation. Baltimore, Md. 1954.
Page 3. “…. true list of the taxables taken of the Northside of Patapscoe Hundred …this present year 1692 … Nicholas Corbin Constable of Patapscoe Hundred”
“Edw’d. Mumford
Joseph Peregoe 2”
Page 13. “A List of the Taxables names taken by me Selah Dorman Constable of Patapsco hundred in my Precincts on the South Side of Back River in July Anno Dom. 1694” This area is north side of Patapsco.
“Joseph Pelego
Nathaniel Appleby 2”
Page 20. “A List of the Taxables on the North Side of Patapsco Hundred as they are taken by me James Todd Constable for the present year 1695”
“Joseph Perrygoy 1”
The lists above showing three years with three different constables and three different ways to spell Peregoy.

Baltimore County, Maryland, tax list, 1699-1706. Compiled by Raymond B. Clark, Jr., & Sara Seth Clark, 1964. These lists are simply a list of names on the page but are all from “North Side Patapsco” except for 1704 which is listed as “South Side of Back River”. However, all of these listings are for the same area.
1699, Page 4. “Jolep Pericoy”
1700, Page 10. “Joseph Pericoye”
1701, Page 18. “Joseph Pericoy”
1702, Page 26. “Joseph Perruiguoy”
1703, Page 35. “Joseph Peregua”
1704, Page 44. “Joseph Perrygoy’
1705, Page 53. “Joseph Peregua”
1706, Page 61. “Joseph Perrigoe”
Joseph died before May 10, 1720 when his wife, Sarah, posted an administration bond.