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Loyalist Directory: Samuel Sr. (father of Samuel Jr and Stephen) Perry

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Surname : Perry
Given name : Samuel Sr. (father of Samuel Jr and Stephen)
Rank : Mariner and Privateer 
Where Resettled : Cape Negro Harbour, East Shelburne Co., Nova Scotia, 1785.  
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Royal Associated Refugees (attached to the King’s American Regiment -- the 4th American Regiment) 
Enlistment Date : September, 1777. See pg. 261 of Ph.D. thesis of Richard Pougher, 2002. Unniversity of Maine. "Averse to Remaining Idle Spectators -- The Emergence of Loyalist Privateering in the American Revolution, 1775-1778." 
Date & Place of Birth : 25 Oct, 1735 Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA. 
Settled before war : Sandwich to Rehoboth, MA and fled to Rhode Island 
Date & Place of Death : Aft. 1827 
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Thankful Bourne (dau of Job Bourne & Lydia Swift)  
Children : Stephen, U.E.,
Samuel, Jr., U.E.,
William Thomas,
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Lewis L. Perry of Halifax-Dartmouth 1983.01.18;
Vancouver 1993.11.14;
Nova Scotia 2017.06.29 (Donald Alpheus Perry);
Military Info : He was a mariner, ship’s pilot (and privateer) and a member of the Royal Associated Refugees sailing under Edward Winslow and George Leonard. The Royal Associated Refugees operated under the command of the King’s American Regiment.
George Leonard, a wealthy Massachusetts Loyalist and one of the refugees from Boston in 1776, devised a plan to operate a fleet of both privateers and transport ships, manned with Loyalist sailors and carrying armed Loyalist refugees on board, to raid the New England coast.
Samuel participated in many raids along the coast of Massachusetts attacking villages and colonies seizing cattle, food, arms and shipping supplies. He was also a key mariner in the capture of some American ships.
Loyalist Genealogy : See Loyalist Lineages Vol 2, Pt. 2, pp. 850-851.  
Family History :  
Family Genealogy : See
Son of Samuel Perry and Sarah Leonard. Grandfather Ezra Perry.  
Sources : Mentioned with family numbers on page 30 of Loyalist Lists by Fitzgerald but numbers and sex of children do not match recorded children so may be Samuel, Jr.’s family. 
Both Samuel Sr. and Jr., were names submitted to the Port Roseway Assoc. of Loyalists. See
Prior to the war, Samuel was a merchant at Sandwich.
Lorenzo Sabine in Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of The American Revolution, 1864 vol. 2, p. 565, writes:
"Perry, Seth of Sandwich who was imprisoned in that town and who with Samuel, Stephen, Thomas and Silas, fled to the British troops in Rhode Island. Of these Samuel, Thomas and Silas, each with a family, went from New York to (Port Roseway) Shelburne, Nova Scotia in 1783 and received grants of land."

Information submitted by David Clark.
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