Ellen's parents were John and Ann Perry. One is inclined to think it is going to be quite a job tracing such a common lot of names, but as the 1851 cencus shows, most of the Perry's in the Congleton area at this time are imports that have come to work with silk. Our Perry family are butchers. It is with the assistance of Craig Albiston in Houston, Texas that this family are now taking shape. He fortunately had the St. Peter's Congleton, and St Mary Astbury Bishop's transcripts on loan when I asked for assistance on the Cheshire List. Anyway, this is how the family tree goes at present.

It's always exciting to get a lead on a new branch of the family and this goes for the Perry's as well. My first known Perry ancestor was Ellen and she was the second wife of  Edward Joyce of Congleton. This was Ellen's second marriage also as she was previously married to John Wild, a draper, who died on the 15 Mar 1849 aged 34 years and is buried in Ellen's parents family plot - Gravestone # 77 St Peter's Church, Congleton. He left a will which I'm able to order on-line.

I'm not too sure how many children were born to them, but Ann Jane Wild was living with her new Joyce family in the 1861 census. She is absent from the 1851 census, however, that has Ellen a widow aged 32 living with her widowed half-sister, Hannah Broadhead, and her nephew, Samuel Broadhead, in Victoria Street, Congleton. She is obviously still operating as a draper at this time with the assistance of Samuel, aged 23 years. ( Hannah was the illigitimate daughter of Ann Walley, Ellen's mother, before she married John Perry. Hannah was working as a saddler at the time of the 1851 census ).

Now have a copy of John Perry's will which I attempted to transcribe at the bottom of this page.

St Peter's Church
Congleton abt 1898
Memorial Inscriptions & Pew Records
St. Peter's Church, Congleton
Microfiche - Cheshire Family History Society

Gravestone # 75
Here lies the body of John Perry who died the 3rd of March 17** aged 41 years also Pheby his wife who died Novr 1st 1793 aged 48 years also Sarah the wife of William Perry who died March 27th 1824 aged 54 years also the aforesaid William Perry who died Septr 10th 1825 aged 58 years also Hannah their daughter who died May 17th 1831 aged 33 years.

Gravestone # 76
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Parry son of Thomas and Ann Parry of Macclesfield who departed this life Feby 12 1824 aged 20 years.  My plant did flourish fair, Like a rose in June, But death with its cold hand, Has cropt my tender bloom. 

Gravestone # 77
In memory of John son of John and Ann Perry who died Decr 22nd 1820 aged 5 months. Also Elizabeth their daughter who died March the 8th 1821 aged 4 years.  Also Sarah their daughter who died April 28th 1822 aged 13 years.  Affliction sore long time I bore.  Physicians were in vain.  Till God did please to give me ease and free me from my pain.  And of John Wild son in law to the above who departed this life March 15th 1849 aged 34 years.  Also the aforesaid John Perry who died June 7th 1850 aged 64 years.  Also Ann their daughter wife of Joseph Barnett who died Dec 27th 1860 aged 46 years.  Also Ann relict of the aforesaid John Perry who died June 26th 1871 aged 88 years.  Also Ann wife of James Perry who died October 27th 1890 aged 69 years.  A light is from our household gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant at our hearth, which never can be filled.  Also Doris Jackson grand daughter of the above who died May 7th 1891 aged 5 months.  Also Mabel daughter of C.W. and A. Jackson who died December 27th 1894 aged 5 months. 

(You'll see a discrepancy between the burial and death dates of John Wild.  The burial register puts him in the ground on March 8th but the memorial inscription has his death date as March 15th.  If the inscription was hard to read, I wonder if he died March 5th instead of the 15th?)

Gravestone # 77u (upright)
In loving memory of James Perry who died March 28th 1899 aged 76 years also Ann wife of the above who died Oct 26th 1890 aged 69 years.

Slater's Directory, 1848 - Congleton
Butcher: John Perry, High street.

Slater's Directory, 1869 - Congleton
Butcher: James Perry, 48 High street.

Kelly's Directory, 1892 - Congleton
James Perry, butcher, 48 High street

All christened and buried St. Peter's, Congleton unless otherwise stated.

All the underlined fellas were butchers.                  All the blue folk never had offspring.

                         Robert Perrey                        m.                              Mary                          Suspect these first fellas were from Wolverhampton - abt 70 km away - Robert son of Joseph b. 1676
                           Bricklayer                             I
                      bur. 17 Nov 1737                Joseph               bur. 11 Aug 1732
                              Astbury                    14 Feb 1696                    Astbury
                                                                 b. Congleton
                                                                c. 14 Feb 1696

                                                                        Michael  Perry                    m.              Hannah (Sarah)
                                                                     bur. 29 May 1745                                    bur. 12 Sep 1729
                                                                          Congleton                                                Congleton                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                               all born Congleton
                           I                                                 I                                                 I                                                                I                                                     I
                    Hannah                                    Sarah                                      Joseph                                                  Hannah                                          Alice
                30 Oct 1715                           10 Nov 1717                        12 / 20 Jun 1720                                      13 Oct 1723                               26/8 Sep 1725
                    Astbury                                   Astbury                                    Astbury                                                 Astbury                                        Astbury
                                                                                                                bur. 27 Feb 1778
                                                               m. 12 Jan 1737                        m. 6 Oct 1742                                       m. 2 Feb 1745
                                                                      Astbury                        Coppenhall/Crewe                                        Astbury
                                                            Thomas Pickford                   Sarah  Baddeley                                   Ephraim Booth
                                                                                                                  bur. 4 Apr 1773
                                                                I                                                               I                                             I                      
                                                    Joseph/John                                            John                                     Mary             
                                                     27 Apr 1746                                        b. 2 Mar 1747                        20 Jul 1755              
                                                         Astbury                                              Congleton                           Congleton
                                                 bur. 6 May 1746                                     d. 3 Mar 1793
                                                         Astbury                                              Congleton
                                                                                                                  m. 12 Aug 1766 lic             m. 4 Jul 1775
                                                                                                               St. Marys Astbury                       Asbtury
                                                                                                                     Phebe Pool                  Charles Road/Read
                                                                                                                     b. abt. 1745
                                                                                                              Leek, Staffordshire
                                                                                                                   d. 1 Nov 1793
                                                                                                            bur. 4 Nov Congleton
                   I                                        I                                     I                                    I                                     I                                     I                                                                              I
            William                           Thomas                        Sarah                        Charles                        George                         James                                                                    John
          b.1767/8                            b. 1770                       b. 1773                       b. 1775/6                       b. 1778                         b. 1782                                                                 b. 1785
          c. 27 Jan                         c. 10 Oct                  12 Apr 1773              c. 1 Jan 1776                  c. 21 Oct                       c. 1 May                                                               c. 11 Dec
        Congleton                      Congleton                 Congleton                  Congleton                  Congleton                  Congleton
    d. 10 Sept 1825                    d. 1841                                                         ? d 4Q 1840                                                                                                                                     d. 7 Jun 1850
       bur. 13 Sep                      bur. 29 Jul                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Astbury
       Congleton                          Astbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bur. 11 Jun 1850
    m. 29 Jul 1788                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Congleton
      Sarah Wood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          m. 21 Feb 1808
       b. abt. 1770                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ann Walley
    d. 27 Mar 1824                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               b. 1782
       bur.  31 Mar
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Charles W
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                                                                                                                                                                            d. 7 May 1891          d. 27 Dec 1894
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ANN 1814: 1851 - 36 yrs dwelling Duck St with husband Joseph, a shoemaker. Died aged 46 yrs.
ANNIE 1857: 1861 - 4 yrs residing with family. 1871 - 14 yrs residing with family. 1881 - 24 yrs, with parents and younger brother.
ELIZABETH 1817: Died aged 4 yrs of Congleton.
HANNAH 1723:
Husband EPHRAIM BOOTH 1721: Son of Joseph and Lydia Daniel.
HANNAH 1798:  Died aged 33 yrs.
JAMES abt 1823: 1841 - 18 yrs living with parents. 1851 - 28 yrs and dwelling High St. His widowed mother also living with him as is 10 yrs old niece, Mary Brown. 1861 - 38 yrs, butcher dwelling High St Astbury, with wife and three children. 1871 - 48 yrs, butcher dwelling 48 High St, with wife and three children. 1881 - 59 yrs, butcher dwelling 48 High St., Congleton, with wife and 2 adult children plus one domestic servant.   Died aged 76 yrs.
Wife ANN abt 1821: 1861 - 38 yrs, farmer. 1871 - 48 yrs. 1881 - 60 yrs.  Died aged 69 yrs.
JAMES 1859: 1861 - 1 yr residing with family. 1871 - 11 yrs residing with family.  1881 - 21 yrs, assistant to father living with family.
JOHN 1747: Marriage Bonds - 9 Aug 1766 - 21 yrs, batchelor dwelling Congleton. Died aged 41 yrs.
Wife PHEBE abt 1745:  Marriage Bonds - 9 Aug 1766 - 21 yrs,spinster dwelling Leek, Staffordshire Lichfield!  Died aged 48 yrs.
JOHN 1785: 1841 - 50 yrs butcher dwelling High St Astbury with wife and son James. Died aged 64 yrs.
Wife ANN WALLEY abt 1783: ? c. 20 Jan 1782 Church Lawton, daughter of Ralph and Anne. 1841 - 55 yrs. 1851 - 68 yrs, retired widow dwelling with son James. 1861 - 79 yrs, Proprietor of houses, dwelling Russell Place with granddaughter Mary Brown aged 20 yrs.  1871 - 88 yrs, b. Church Lawton, dwelling Conglelton with unmarried granddaughter Mary Brown aged 27 yrs.  Died aged 88 yrs.
JOHN 1820: Died aged 5 mths of Congleton.
JOHN 1854: 1861 - 6 yrs residing with family. 1871 - 16 yrs residing with family.  1881 - 26 yrs, Chemist and shopman (serv) , dwelling in Metherell household, 34 Montpelier Rd., Brighton, Sussex.
JOSEPH 1720: Marriage Bonds same day as marriage. In maggiage register say of Coppenhall Parish.
Wife SARAH BADDELEY: In marriage register say of Coppenhall Parish, but in bonds says of Smallwood.
LYDIA 1805: Died aged 10 yrs.  Of Congleton at time of death.
MARTHA 1812: Had a daughter Mary by George Bagshaw Browne.
MARY 1794: Of Astbury at time of death in 1802.
MARY 1810:  Died aged 14 yrs of Congleton.
Wife HANNAH:  Transcribed Sarah in IGI records.
SARAH 1809: Died aged 13 yrs of Congleton.
THOMAS 1770:  Died aged 71 yrs of Macclesfield.
WILLIAM 1767/8: Residing Astbury at time of children's baptisms (with exception of James when residing Congleton).  Died aged  58 yrs of Congleton.
Wife SARAH abt 1770:  Died aged 54 yrs. 

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                                                                                                                        Will of John Perry 1850

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Perry of Congleton in the county of Chester Butcher who make and publish the same in manner and form following  - that is to say First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and discharged by my Executrix and Executors hereafter named out of my personal Estate.
I give and bequeath unto my son James all my stock in Trade Farming stock and implements of husbandry which I may die possessed of to hold to him his executors administrators and assigns from and after my decease absolutely. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Nanny All that my messuage or dwelling house with the appurtances situate at Russ.....o Place in Congleton aforesaid now in the occupation of W Date with the apptenances to hold the same unto my said wife and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise  the said messuage or dwelling house unto my said son James and his heirs to hold the same unto and th the use of him, his heirs and assigns forever.
All the rest residue and remainder of my mesuages and dwelling houses cottages ..................  shared monies Good and Real and personal Estate I give devise and bequeath unto my friends Samuel Woolley of Congleton aforesaid Innkeeper and George Barnes of Congleton aforesaid Cattle dealer their heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively upon trust to allow my said wife to receive and take and enjoy the rents  .......    and profits thereof during her natural life and upon her decease in trust to sell my Real Estate together or in parcels by public auction or private contract with power to make any special condition as to title or evidence of title or otherwise and with power to buy in the premises at any public sale or to reseind either on terms or gratuitously any Contract and to resell without being answerable for any loss and to convert and get in my residuary person Estate and to stand possessedof the monies to arise thereby in Trust  for all my children James, Mary, Martha, Ann, and Ellen and my stepdaughter Hannah Broadhead, to be divided equally among them share and share alike and the ............. of such of them as may be then dead leaving issue such issue to take equally amongst them such part of share only as his, her or their parent or parents would if them living be entitled to by virtue of this my will.
And I empower my said trustees to deduct from the share of any of the said legatees who may be indebted unto me or to my estate in any sum of sums of money the amount of such sum or sums are otherwise to take the same in calculation in making the division of the said monies to arise as aforesaid.
And I empower my said trustees and executors to apply the whole or part of the share of any of the legatees who may happen to die in the life time of my said wife leaving a child or children for the advancement in life or otherwise for the benefit of the same child or children during minority or to pay the same to the legal or natural Guardian of such child or children and the receipt of such Guardian shall be an effectual discharge for the same - I direct that the shares of such of the said legatees as shall be married woman shall be paid into their respective hands to be enjoyed and disposed of as their seperate property free from marital control and for which monies and effects their respective receipts shall be sufficient discharges to the parties paying the same.
I declare that the receipts of my said trustees for any money paid to them in that character shall be effectual sischarges same from all liability in respect of the application thereof.
And I appoint my said wife and the said Samuel Woolley and George Barnett to be Executrix and Executors of this my Will. And I declare that the trustees or trustee or Executors of my will shall be responsible only for his her own respective acts defaults and receipts and be exempt from liability for involuntary losses and be at liberty to deduct and allow to each other all expenses incident to the excertion? of the Trusts of this my will. And I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereoff I have hereunder set my hand this fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
                                                                                      Signed by John Perry (very shakey wispy writing).
Signed by the said Testator
as his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us present at
the same time who at his request
in his presence and in the presence
of each other have subscribed our
names as witnesses.
                                            John Wilson - Solicitor Congleton
                                            Joseph Twells? - Auctioneer Congleton

Died 7th Jun 1850 (3 days after will).
Estate and Effects under £800.
Probate 2nd Jan 1851.
Wife Ann referred to as "Nanny" in will.