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Collection Name Perine Family Papers
Title Perine Family Papers
Date 1691-1963
Description This collection contains papers associated with members of the Perine family of Staten Island. It was assembled by the Staten Island Historical Society from multiple sources (including unknown sources). Materials are primarily paper-based.

Content, names and topics represented in this collection include: Bibles; deeds; John Dongan; correspondence; Captain Henry Perine, Edward Perine, Ann Perine; diaries 1700s; Thomas Stillwell; bills of sale for slaves; Lettie Heslop; Frances Stillwell; Samuel Holmes; receipts; inventory records; Nicolas Stillwell; Richmond County militia; wills; War of 1812; Revolutionary War, Civil War, weaving, farm animals, agriculture, medical remedies, Richmond County Sheriff, Richmond County Courts.

(Keywords: New York, American Revolution)

(This is a collection-level overview description of an archival or manuscript collection. See item records of the same collection for additional information. Contact the Staten Island Historical Society Library for assistance.)
Biography and History Members of the Perine family are reportedly descended from Daniel "The Huguenot" Perine who was born on the Isle of Jersey, France ca. 1642 and eventually settled on Staten Island. In 1758 Edward Perine married Ann Holmes, whose parents owned the building later known as the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House. This collection also contains materials associated with other Perine family members, other residents of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House, and other associated people. Some of the documents are transcribed in the book by Charles Gilbert Hine, "Story and Documentary History of the Perine House," first published in 1915.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 4 boxes (3 document boxes and 1 half-size document box); 1.750 linear feet
Catalog Number MS179.000
Object Name Documents
Archival Description Level Fonds
Subjects Families
Earliest Date 1691
Latest Date 1963
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Perine, Ann (Holmes)
Perine, Edward
Stillwell, Thomas
Holmes, Joseph
Stillwell, Henry B.
Stillwell, Martha (Billiou)
Stillwell, Thomas
Perine, Abram T.
Perine, Cornelius Lake
Perine, Edward O.
Perine, Henry
Perine, Joseph
Britton, Rachel (Stillwell)
Britton, Nicholas
Britton, Frances (Stillwell)
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2016.
Child Records Perine Family Papers