Source: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 51 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1897).
Only marriages of Maine residents have been extracted.
[p. 460]MARRIAGES BY REV. SAMUEL PERLEY, WHILE MINISTER AT HAMPTON, N. H., AND OTHER PLACES, 1767-1782.
Communicated by Rev. Henry O. Thayer, of Portland, Me.
Samuel Perley, b. Rowley, Mass., 1742, Aug. 11; Harv. Coll. 1763; ordained and settled 1765, Jan. 31, over church in Seabrook, N. H. (Presbyterian); continued to 1776, Oct. 1; preached two months at Rowley, Mass.; began 1777, Feb., at Moultonborough, N. H. (Congregational); installed 1778, Oct.; dismissed 1779, May; in June began at Cockermouth (Groton), N. H. (Congregational), installed Oct. 20; dismissed 1784, Feb. At once removed to Gray, Cumberland County, Maine; settled Sept. 8, church becoming Presbyterian; dismissed by town 1791, May 12; continued to reside in town; practised medicine during and subsequent to his ministry; was justice of the peace 21 years; representative to General Court, 1787; member of Constitutional Convention, 1788; died 1831, Nov. 28, aged 89.
The following are the marriages solemnized by him before removal to Maine, and preserved in his book of records. The first leaf, however, is missing, containing those of 1765 and 1766. He entered the fees received, which were oftenest £2 5s. 0; the smallest were 12s., 14s., 18s., a few zero; the larger were £4 10s. 0, £5 5s. 0, £6 15s. 0; a few were £9. 0s. 0, and one, the first in Cockermouth, was £18 0s. 0.
[p. 461]1767.Dec. 17. Thomas Stinchfield and Sarah Paul, N. Gloucester [Maine].
1768.Sept. 29. William Rowe of New Gloucester and Hannah Tucker, Hamptonfalls.
1769.Jan. 4. Robert Wallis and Susannah Leathers [Georgetown, Me.?].
Feb. 28. James Milch, Falmouth [Me.], and Sarah Hall, Newbury-Port.
[p. 463]1772.July 13. Stephen Rawlings and Hannah Standley, Bakers-Town, Cumberland Co.
Oct. 30. Nathaniel Hale and Mary Lawrence, Falmouth, Cumberland Co.
[p. 464]1773.March 8. Samuel Winslow, Old Sheepcut [Maine], and Jerusha Griffin, Newbury-Port.
[p. 465]1775.Jan. 27. John Thrasher, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland co., and Judith Dole, Newbury.