Father: William Perkins
Mother: Mary Purchas
Spouse: Elizabeth Butcher - b: ~1626 - England
d: CT or New Haven Col.
m: 20/Mar/1648(1649) - New Haven Col.
2: Mehitabel - b: 21/Sep/1652 - New Haven Col.
3: Jonathan - b: 12/Nov/1653 - New Haven Col.
d: 9/Nov/1718 - New Haven Co., CT
m: Mary Ellcock - 14/Jun/1682 - New Haven Co., CT
4: David - b: 3/Oct/1656 - New Haven Col.
d: 27/Oct/1732 - New Haven Co., CT
m: Deliverance Bliss - 8/Jun/1682 - m: Sarah Johnson - 19/Jun/1729
Edward Perkins, immigrant, was the founder of the "New Haven Branch" of the American Perkins Family. Perhaps, the earliest testimony as to his origin comes from a diary entry cited by C. E. Perkins in her published genealogy of the Perkins family.1 The diary reportedly belonged to Rogger (Roger) Perkins (son of Ithiel Perkins) who was born at Derby, Connecticut, in 1769 and later lived at Fair Haven, Vermont. His paternal grandfather, also named Roger, was the son of John Perkins, who was himself the oldest son of Edward Perkins' oldest son, John. Hence, the author of the diary was a great-great-great grandson of the immigrant, Edward Perkins, in a direct paternal line of descent. Thus, in an entry dated April 5, 1790, Roger Perkins stated that on his twenty-first birthday, his father (Ithiel Perkins) gave to him a powder horn that had belonged to his grandfather's grandfather (Edward Perkins), who was a half-brother of Rev. William Perkins, a clergyman and early settler of Ipswich, Massachusetts. It was further noted that if the account can be taken as factual, then it implied that Edward Perkins was the son of William and Mary Purchas (or Purchase) Perkins and was born in Essex County, England, on January 18, 1622 (1623 N. S.). Subsequently, other family researchers have placed his birth at All Hallows Parish, Bread Street, in the City of London, i.e., near to the probable location of his father's place of business. This is, perhaps, more consistent with his subsequent settlement in New Haven because it is known that many of the original settlers had lived in or near London and many had been merchants in the city. Nevertheless, the origin of Edward Perkins remains a vexing issue.2 Digressing briefly, it seems safe to presume that Edward was a religious dissenter, i.e., a Puritan. Indeed, this is consistent with his origin in London or its close environs since this area was the stronghold of Parlimentarian sentiment during the English Civil War, which raged from 1642 to 1651. Within this context, the New Haven Colony was settled by strict Puritans led by their minister, Rev. John Davenport, and a wealthy London merchant, Mr. Theophilus Eaton. Prior to the civil war, Davenport had suffered persecution under William Laud, Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Charles I, and apparently in 1633 he had been forced to resign as pastor of St. Stephen's Parish, Coleman Street, in the City of London. It is thought that many of the emigrant party, including Eaton, had been parishoners at St. Stephen's. If Edward's father was William Perkins, merchant-tailor, it is known that he was associated with Davenport and Eaton as a stockholder in the Massachusetts Bay Company and it seems likely that he would have been acquainted with other emigrants as well. From this it would seem evident that he was of similar religious conviction. Accordingly, although William himself apparently never emigrated from England, such relationships would almost certainly have made New Haven a desirable location for the younger Perkins later to settle. Indeed, Bread Street and Coleman Street are closely located in the City of London, each less than five hundred yards east of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Guildhall, respectively. In any case, the affinity of the New Haven settlers with the Parlimentarian side of the civil war was clearly demonstrated by the shelter given to the three regicides, Edward Whalley, William Goffe, and John Dixwell, after the accession of Charles II to the throne in 1660.Source Notes and Citations:
It is not known when or on what ship Edward Perkins emigrated from England. In addition, it is unknown if he came directly to New Haven or spent some time in Massachusetts, perhaps, living with his half-brother, Rev. William Perkins (if Ms. C. E. Perkins' citation of Roger Perkins' diary is accepted as factual). In any case, he does not appear to have been at New Haven when the colony was first established in 1638. Therefore, it is a plausible presumption that he came a few years later. Indeed, the earliest evidence of Edward Perkins at New Haven is when he took the oath of fidelity on October 18, 1648.3,4 Accordingly, he and Elizabeth Butcher were married by Mr. Goodyear the following March. They had four known children, viz., John, Mehitabel, Jonathan, and David. Subsequently, as reported in Atwater's History of the Colony of New Haven, at a town meeting held on February 11, 1655 (1656 N. S.), Edward Perkins was seated "against the soldiers' seats" and, again, on February 20, 1661 (1662 N. S.) he was seated "before the pillar". In both cases, these seat positions indicate that he had a lower standing in the affairs of the colony since the "long seats in the middle" were reserved for the more important male citizens.5 In addition, no mention was made of his wife, Elizabeth, on either occasion. Within this context, it is generally accepted that she must have been living in the first instance because her son, David, was reportedly not born until October of 1656. However, it seems very likely that she had died by 1662 since no younger children are known and colonial families tended to be quite large. Notwithstanding a humble beginning, it seems that Edward Perkins became a prosperous farmer and property owner in the colony. This is confirmed by various real estate conveyances and other occurrences of his name in New Haven civil records between 1657 and 1688. Indeed, his estate was appraised at the considerable sum of three hundred and six pounds in 1680. Although, nothing definite is known, it is possible that Edward may have returned to England on one or more occasions. Moreover, one of these might have been in 1657 to settle his father's estate since he had been named executor in his father's will. Subsequently, according to Savage and C. E. Perkins, Edward and his three sons were entered as proprietors of the common lands in 1685.6 It has been further reported that his name appeared in lists of citizens made in 1669 and 1690. If the later date is correct, it would further imply that Edward Perkins probably died in that year since it appears that he must have died before the three deeds that he made dividing his property between his three sons were recorded on November 19, 1690.
1. Caroline Erickson Perkins, The Descendants of Edward Perkins of New Haven, Conn., Rochester, NY, 1914: pg. 52. (Reprint available from the Higginson Book Co., 148 Wash. St., P. O. B. 778, Salem, MA, 01970)
"An entry in his (Roger Perkins) diary reads, 'Today (April 5, 1790) I am twenty-one. Father gave me the powder horn which he carried during the war and which he had on when wounded at Bunker Hill. This horn belonged to his grandfather's grandfather, the first of our family in this country, six generations back from me. He was a half brother of domine William Perkins, who was with John Winthrop, Junr., at Ipswich.'"
"Note--If this diary is correct, then (1) Edward1 Perkins was son of William and Mary (Purchas), born at Thaxstead, Co. Essex, Eng., 18 Jan. 1622."
Works Cited by C. E. Perkins:
1. New England Genealogical and Historical Register, Vol. 10, pg. 369, 1856.
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2. The origin of the immigrant, Edward Perkins, remains quite confused, which has likely been compounded by the strong desire on the part of many family researchers to make connection to English ancestors. Within this context, an origin for Edward Perkins has commonly been affirmed in Hillmorton Parish, Warwickshire, going back to common ancestors, Thomas, Sr., and Alice Kebbell Perkins. Accordingly, several sets of parents have been proposed:
Henry and Elizabeth Sawbridge Perkins: Henry was the oldest son of Thomas Perkins, Sr., born about 1555, and according to Hillmorton Parish records, he and Elizabeth Sawbridge were married on November 29, 1579. She was baptized in Hillmorton on October 30, 1564, and, thus, would have been quite past childbearing age by 1622. This difficulty can be remedied by making the immigrant, Edward, older and, indeed, parish records further report that Edward, son of Henry and Elizabeth Sawbridge Perkins, was baptized on December 12, 1590. However, this makes him quite old to have emigrated and started a family after 1648. Moreover, from the work of Paula Perkins Mortensen, it appears that Edward, son of Henry Perkins, died young (however, not until after settlement of his father's will in 1608 (1609 N. S.)) and had no known descendants. Therefore, this parentage cannot be accepted as that of the immigrant. Unfortunately, a corresponding pedigree has been widely propagated in LDS records and elsewhere, which appears to be based on the following secondary sources (among others):
a. Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven - Vols. 1-9, Printed by Clarence D. Smith, Rome, NY, 1923 & 1929: Vol. 2, pg. 372; also appeared as "New Haven Genealogical Magazine", Vols. I-VIII, 1922-1932. (cites New Haven vital records.) (Reprint available from Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, 21202-3897) (Alice Gedge; database - adgedge; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 2004.)
b. William E. Warren, "The Perkins Family of Connecticut", New England Genealogical and Historical Register, Vol. 17, pgs. 63-4, 1863. (Reprinted in "Genealogies of Connecticut Families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register", Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1983: Vol. 3, pg. 118.) (ibid.)
John and Judith Gater Perkins: John Perkins was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Sawbridge Perkins and was baptized in Hillmorton Parish, Warwickshire, on December 23, 1583 (although Savage and others claim his birth at Newent, Gloustershire, this is almost certainly erroneous). Parish records further reveal that he married Judith Gater on October 9, 1608. She was also baptized at Hillmorton on March 19, 1588 (1589 N. S.). They embarked December 1, 1630, at Bristol on the ship "Lyon" and landed at Boston on February 6, 1630 (1631 N. S.). One of their fellow passengers was Rev. Roger Williams. In 1633 or 1634, John and Judith Perkins settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts. Apparently, this locality is where they remained for the rest of their lives since he made his will there on March 28, 1654. The will was apparently proved in court on the following September 26th (literal date: 26:7:1654; September is the seventh month in the Julian calendar), but names no son, Edward, who then would have been living at New Haven. Therefore, this pedigree for the immigrant, Edward, must be abandoned.
In passing, a possible reason for confusion of the immigrant with the Perkins-Sawbridge/Perkins-Gater genealogy arises because it is thought that Rev. William Perkins also was an early settler at Ipswich. As such, he has been identified by C. E. Perkins as the half-brother of Edward Perkins of New Haven. However, Rev. William's parents were William, merchant-tailor, and Katherine Perkins of London. Even so, some researchers have asserted that William Perkins and John Perkins were cousins, but this is by no means proven.
c. D. W. Perkins (ed), The Perkins Family in ye Olden Times - The Contents of a Series of Letters by the Late Mansfield Parkyns, Esq., privately published, Utica, NY, 1916: pgs. 78-84. (Reprint available from the Higginson Book Co., 148 Wash. St., P. O. B. 778, Salem, MA, 01970)
d. George Augustus Perkins, M. D., The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Salem Press Pub. and Print. Co., Salem, MA, 1889: pgs. 1-7. (Richard Wise, Al Boswell, Jon Holcombe; databases - :2282112, boz, whsargent; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 2002.)
John and Elizabeth Shaw Perkins: According to Ms. Mortensen, John was probably the second son of Thomas Perkins, Sr., however, his birth date is uncertain. He married Elizabeth Shaw and they apparently had a son, Edward, who according to parish records, was baptized at Hillmorton on August 19, 1598. Subsequent records further indicate that Edward Perkins married Mary Watkin at Hillmorton on October 6, 1616. However, there is no evidence that Edward and Mary Watkin Perkins left England and, moreover, he also seems too old to be identified as the immigrant. Indeed, it is thought that he died in England. He can possibly be identified with the Edward Perkins buried on July 22, 1657, according to Hillmorton Parish records. His will was proved December 1, 1658.
Edward and Mary Watkin Perkins: As noted above, Edward Perkins, who married Mary Watkin, was the son of John and Elizabeth Shaw Perkins. The Hillmorton Parish register affirms several likely children for them born between the time of their marriage in 1616 and 1630. One of these is a son named Edward baptized on March 7, 1623 (1624 N. S.). Of the five Edward Perkins' whose baptisms before 1630 are affirmed in Hillmorton Parish records, this Edward most closely accords with the immigrant. However, he was not the half-brother of Rev. William Perkins of Ipswich and nothing definite seems to be known of his descendants.
e. Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Topsfield, Massachusetts, The Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME, 1959: pgs. 83-4; Walter Goodwin Davis (with an introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts), Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1996: Vol. 3, pg. 168. (Reprint, in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Walter Goodwin Davis, 1916-1963.) (Charles Bradbury and D. B. Robinson; databases - :a52453 & haruspex; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 2001-4.)
Thomas, Jr., and Mary Ward/Bate Perkins: Thomas, Jr., was a younger son of Thomas Perkins, Sr. (although he has also been attributed erroneously as a son of of his older brother, Henry, and Elizabeth Sawbridge). Parish records indicate that Thomas, Jr., and Mary Ward/Bate Perkins were married October 16, 1586, at Hillmorton. Her identity and parentage are uncertain. He can probably be identified with the Thomas Perkins buried at Hillmorton on November 7, 1629. Accordingly, the will of Thomas Perkins, Jr., executed in 1609, names three sons, Isaac, Edward, and Frances. Isaac, apparently the oldest surviving son, was left "The Inn at Hillmorton (known as The Lion And The Ball)". Edward, apparently second oldest, received a bequest of forty pounds to be paid out of the estate nine years after his father's death. Within this context, Edward Perkins, son of Thomas, was baptized in Hillmorton Parish on April 5, 1607. This chronology could support identification of this Edward as the immigrant; however, it appears probable that he married Alice Harding on September 14, 1637, in Hillmorton Parish. Subsequently, parish records indicate that they had a son, also named Edward, who was baptized at Hillmorton on April 30, 1648. Obviously, this implies that they remained in England and, thus, he cannot be identified with the immigrant. This pedigree has also be widely propagated in error. (Shannon Jackson; database - liberty_68123; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 2004 & www.gencircles.com/users/liberty_68123/1/data/7568, 2004.)
Edward and Sarah Smyth Perkins: According to parish records, Edward Perkins, likely a younger son of Thomas Perkins, Sr., married Sarah Smyth at Hillmorton on July 22, 1605. Accordingly, they had a son, Edward, baptized on January 14, 1615 (1616 N. S.) in Hillmorton Parish. Subsequently, the older Edward was apparently buried in the parish on August 18, 1619. Even so, although his son is of an appropriate age to have been the immigrant, Ms. Mortensen indicates in her work that the younger Edward survived to adulthood and married, but died in England and was buried on June 5, 1643, at Hillmorton. It is probable that his wife was Sarah Bromwich, whom according to parish records, he married on February 8, 1639 (1640 N. S.).
Isache (Isaac) and Alice Perkins: It is thought that Isache (Isaac) was the youngest son of Thomas Perkins, Sr. Parish records affirm that he was baptized at Hillmorton on December 20, 1571. In LDS records, he and his wife, Alice, have been attributed a son, Edward, baptized at Hillmorton on May 8, 1618. However, this seems to be based on an erroneous reading of the parish register of which a later transcription indicates a baptism on that date of "Isaac, son of Edward", rather than the reverse. Ms. Mortensen's excellent research does affirm that Isache Perkins and his family did immigrate to Massachusetts and settled at Ipswich, but there is no evidence that they had a son named Edward. Isache died at Ipswich prior to June 15, 1639. Subsequently, two of his sons, Abraham and Isaac, settled in Hampton Township, which lies about twenty miles north of Ipswich and was included in the colony of New Hampshire when it was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.
Therefore, it would seem clear that Edward Perkins, immigrant settler of New Haven, did not originate in Hillmorton Parish, Warwickshire. This is further confirmed by modern Y-chromosome DNA analysis of male descendants, which clearly indicates that early New England settlers, Edward Perkins of New Haven and John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts, were not related. In contrast, similar DNA analysis of descendants tends to confirm a family relationship between John and Isache Perkins of Ipswich and, thus, supports their common origin in Hillmorton Parish. Unfortunately, no male descendants of Rev. William Perkins have yet been tested either to confirm or contradict family tradition of a relationship to Edward Perkins. However, if such a relationship is confirmed, then it would further imply that Rev. William Perkins was also unrelated to the Hillmorton Perkins family.
f. (Steven Curtis Perkins, "PARKINS and PERKINS surname Y DNA Study Project", freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~scperkins/PerkinsDNA.html, 2003.)
g. (Jim Perkins (tr), "Perkins in Hillmorton Parish Records", freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~perkins/, 2004.)
h. (Paula Towne McRonald; database - :1950294; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 2002.)
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3. op. cit. (C. E. Perkins): pgs. 3-4. "The first appearance of his name on record is when he took the oath of fidelity, October 18, 1648, as an inhabitant of New Haven, Conn., where, perhaps, he had resided some time previous. The earliest mention of his name after this on the New Haven records is in a volume of miscellaneous transactions or 'Estate Settlements,' page 226, dated November 3, 1657, when as a planter he makes deposition: 'That in the Spring last he sewed about 2 acres of Pease in his lott, and after they were come up Ther came in hoggs at Stendman's fence and spoyled them -- so that he had not above two bushels of pease of them; but he then got the damage viewed by John Coopr and Samuel Whitehead, who judged his loss at least six bushels of pease, which he hath demanded of Mr. Stendham.'
In 1685 he and his three sons were entered as proprietors of the common lands.
February 26, 1679, he deeds to his son John 22 acres on the west side of the town bounded east on John Benham, west on John Smith, south and north on a lane at each end.
January 25, 1687-8, he makes a deed of gift to son Jonathan of a dwelling house and several parcels of land. Same date, he gives son John a house 'where I lately dwelt,' and several pieces of land. Same date, a deed of gift to son David of 4 acres in the suburbs quarter.
These last three conveyances seem to indicate that the patriarch, conscious that he was drawing near the close of his earthly career, deemed it best and proper to bestow upon his family what remained of his estate during life. This evidently was the only will he ever made, as none can be found on record and is the latest approximation to the date of his decease."
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4. "He (Edward Perkins) took the Oath of Fidelity 18 October 1648. New Haven Colony records show the following land transactions:"
a. November 7, 1654, Edward Perkins received five acres from Richard Hubball. (New Haven Register of Deeds, Bk. 1, pg. 226, New Haven Co., CT.)
b. July 3, 1655, Edward Perkins received the "house and lott of Thomas Barnes, which was Stephen Metcalfes". (New Haven Register of Deeds, Bk. 1, pg. 245, New Haven Co., CT.)
c. January 7, 1667 (1668 N. S.), Edward Perkins receives land from Nathaniel Richards and Rosamond, his wife, of Norwalke. (New Haven Register of Deeds, Bk. 2, pg. 213, New Haven Co., CT.)
d. Edward Perkins made the following deeds to his sons on January 25, 1687 (1688 N. S.). 1) Edward Perkins of New Haven, Planter, "to loving son John Perkins" grant of mansion house "wherein I lately dwelt" with its home lot and one half the barn; eight acres of arable land in the Suburbs Quarter; one and a half acres of land in the Suburbs Quarter; eight acres in the Yorkshire Quarter; two acres in the Neck in Mr Lambertson's Quarter; one half of an eight acre meadow at the bottom of Yorkshire Quarter to divide with Jonathan Perkins; forty-four acres of the second Division; twenty-six acres of the third Division; and, one half right and title in the Ox Pasture and all other undivided lands. 2) Edward Perkins of New Haven, Planter "to loving son Jonathan Perkins" grant of mansion house "where I now dwell together with said son"; home lot and one half of the barn; three acres in the Suburbs Quarter; nine acres in the Suburbs Quarter; four acres in the Yorkshire Quarter; five acres in the Neck; one half of eight acres in the lower end of Yorkshire Quarter to be divided with John Perkins; forty-four acres second Division; twenty-five acres in the third Division; and, one half of Edward Perkins interest in Ox Pasture and all other undivided lands. 3) Edward Perkins of New Haven, Planter, "to loving son David Perkins of New Haven, cordwainer" grant four and one half acres in the Suburbs Quarter; two acres in the Yorkshire Quarter; one acre of meadow in the Yorkshire Quarter; one acre in the Neck; twelve Acres of the second Division; and, twenty-five acres in the third Division. All three of these deeds were recorded on November 19, 1690. (New Haven Register of Deeds, Bk. 1, pg. 488-90, New Haven Co., CT.)
e. It may be presumed that Edward died sometime between the date the deeds were made and the date they were recorded. Only two other deeds from Edward Perkins were recorded in the existing New Haven Register of Deeds. These are to John Perkins and to Joseph Moss. In none of these deeds is any wife mentioned. Therefore, it may be presumed that she had died prior to 1672. (New Haven Register of Deeds, Bk. 1, pgs. 82 & 273, New Haven Co., CT.)
"The estate of Edward Perkins was appraised at £306 in the 1680 division of land in the City of New Haven, with Edward receiving 77 acres in the division. ... There is no reference to his estate in either the New Haven Probate Packets or the New Haven Probate Records." (Steven Curtis Perkins, "Ancestry of Jabez Perkins", freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~scperkins/jabez.html, 1989-2001.)
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5. Shannon Jackson cites Mr. Todd Perkins with a somewhat different version of the immigration of Edward Perkins:
"In 1646 he was listed in the town meeting at New Haven as 'sitting with the soldiers'. There are two theories on his actual father, but this line makes the most sense to me. If Thomas died around 1630 and left his inheritance to be collected 9 years later, then it fits that he came to the America in 1637. That was a huge financial undertaking at the time and the inheritance would have facilitated that. It also conforms to what my father told me when I asked if he knew who came over from England. He didn't know the names, but was told they were 'run out' because one was royalty and the other was not (husband and wife). Since Edward was not a first born son, he would be left with a subservient role in the family ... ." It should be stated immediately that Edward Perkins was not present at the town meeting in 1646. This error probably occured because three different seating arrangements in the years, 1646, 1655, and 1661, are detailed in Appendix IV of Atwater's history and distinction between them is not made very clear. Edward was indicated only in the last two and not in the first and, furthermore, these were the only instances that he was mentioned by Atwater. Mr. Perkins further identifies Edward's father as Thomas Perkins of Hillmorton Parish, who did, indeed, apparently die in November of 1629. However, the best evidence indicates that Edward Perkins did not leave England until after 1640 and, moreover, that he was unmarried when he left. Within the context of the time, i.e., the English Civil War, there well might have been considerable opprobrium associated with the marriage of a Puritan with a Royalist. However, there is no evidence that Edward did this and, in addition, had this become known in New Haven, it can hardly have been expected to be more acceptable since the colonists were seemingly Puritans of the strictest persuasion. (Shannon Jackson; database - liberty_68123; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 2004 & www.gencircles.com/users/liberty_68123/1/data/7568, 2004.)
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6a. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England - Vols. 1-4, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1860-1862: Vol. 3, pgs. 394-6. (Reprint available from Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, 21202-3897)
"EDWARD, New Haven, m. 20 Mar. 1650, Elizabeth Butcher, had John, b. 18 Aug. 1651; Mehitable, 21 Sept. 1652; Jonathan, 12 Nov. 1653; David, 3 Oct. 1656; and perhaps others. He and the three s. were proprs. in 1685."
b. John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts, is believed to have been the son of Henry and Elizabeth Sawbridge Perkins of Hillmorton Parish, Warwickshire.
"JOHN, Ipswich, b. a 1590, it is said, at Newent in Co. Gloucester, came, prob. in the Lion to Boston, Feb. 1631, with Roger Williams, bring. also, w. Judith, s. John, b. a. 1614; and prob. other ch. certain. Mary, wh. m. perhaps 1636. Thomas Bradbury; and Elizabeth wh. bee. w. of William Sargent. he with his w. soon join. our ch. had Lydia, bapt. 3 June 1632, was freem. 18 May 1631, and in 1633 went to I. with John Winthrop the younger, rep. in 1636, d. 1654, leav. John, Thomas, b. a. 1616; and Jacob, a. 1624, b. in Eng.; Lydia m. a Bennet."
c. Abraham and Isaac Perkins of Hampton were probably sons of Isaac and Alice Perkins of Hillmorton Parish and, thus, first cousins of John of Ipswich.
"ABRAHAM, Hampton, by w. Mary, wh. d. 29 May 1706, aged 88, had Mary, and Abraham, b. 2 Sept. both bapt. 15 Dec. 1639, was freem.13 May 1640. Other ch. were Humphrey, b. 22 Jan. 1642, d. young; James, 11 Apr. 1644; Timothy, July 1646; both d. young; James, again, 5 Oct. 1647; Jonathan, May 1650; David, 1653; Abigail, 2 or 12 Apr. 1655; Timothy, 2 or 29 June 1657, d. in few mos. as told in Geneal. Reg. XII. 79; Sarah, 7 or 26 July 1659; and Humphrey, 17 May 1661; beside Caleb, and Luke of doubtful date. His will of 22 Aug. 1683 was pro. 18 Sept. foll. Abigail m. 10 Nov. 1675, John Folsom the sec. of Hampton."
"ISAAC, Hampton, prob. br. of the first Abraham, freem.18 May 1642, by w. Susanna had perhaps Lydia; Isaac, bapt. 8 Dec. 1639; Jacob, 24 May 1640; Lydia; and Rebecca, both of wh. may have been elder; Daniel, wh. d. young; Caleb; Benjamin, b. 17 Feb. 1650; Susanna, 21 Aug. 1652; Hannah, 24 Feb. 1656; Mary, 23 July 1658; Ebenezer, 9 Dec 1659; and Joseph, 9 Apr. 1661; and the time of his d. is uncert. Mary m. Isaac Chase of H."
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7. Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850, pub. by Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Hartford, CT, 1917-1924: Vol. 1, pg. 46. (op. cit. (Steven Curtis Perkins))
8. Paula Perkins Mortensen, English Origin of Six Early Colonists by the Name Perkins, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 1998.
9. Edward E. Atwater, History of the Colony of New Haven to its absorption into Connecticut, privately published, New Haven, CT, 1881: pgs. 547 & 552. (Anonymous, "History of New Haven Colony", www.quinnipiac.edu/other/ABL/etext/colony/colony.html, 2004.)
10. op. cit. (D. W. Perkins): pgs. 58-59.
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