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Family of John * PERKINS and Judith * GATER

Husband: John * PERKINS (1583-1654)
Wife: Judith * GATER (1588-1684)
Children: John PERKINS (1609- )
Elizabeth PERKINS (1610- )
Abraham PERKINS (1613- )
Mary PERKINS (1615- )
Ann PERKINS (1617- )
Thomas PERKINS (1622- )
Lydia PERKINS (1632- )
Marriage 9 Oct 1608 Hilmorton, Warwickshire, England1,2

Husband: John * PERKINS



Name: John * PERKINS
Sex: Male
Father: Henry * PERKINS (1555-1608)
Mother: Elizabeth * SAWBRIDGE (1564-1603)
Birth 23 Dec 1583 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Immigration 5 Feb 1631 (age 47) to Boston, Middlesex, MA, US from Hilmorton, Warwickshire, England3
Vessel: Lyon
Residence 18 May 1631 (age 47) MA, US4
Massachussets Application for freeman status
Will 28 Jan 1654 (age 70)
Death 23 Sep 1654 (age 70) Ipwsich, Essex, MA, US5
Probate 26 Oct 16546
Wife Judith; eldest son John and his two sons John and Abraham; son Thomas and his son John; son Jacob; daus. Elizabeth Sargent, Mary Bradbury, Lydia Bennett and their ch; gr ch Thomas Bradbury.

Wife: Judith * GATER

Name: Judith * GATER
Sex: Female
Father: Michael * GATER (1562-1624)
Mother: Elizabeth * BAILEY (1566-1608)
Birth 19 Mar 1588 Hilmorton, Warwickshire, England
Immigration 1631 (age 42-43) to Boston, Middlesex, MA, US3
Death 1684 (age 95-96) Ipwsich, Essex, MA, US

Child 1: John PERKINS

Name: John PERKINS
Sex: Male
Birth 14 Sep 1609

Child 2: Elizabeth PERKINS

Name: Elizabeth PERKINS
Sex: Female
Birth 3 Mar 1610

Child 3: Abraham PERKINS

Name: Abraham PERKINS
Sex: Male
Birth 1613

Child 4: Mary PERKINS

Name: Mary PERKINS
Sex: Female
Birth 3 Sep 1615

Child 5: Ann PERKINS

Sex: Female
Birth 5 Sep 1617

Child 6: Thomas PERKINS

Name: Thomas PERKINS
Sex: Male
Birth 28 Apr 1622

Child 7: Lydia PERKINS

Name: Lydia PERKINS
Sex: Female
Birth 3 Jun 1632

Note on Husband: John * PERKINS

John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts was christened December 23, 1583 in Hillborough, Warwickshire, England. He emigrated from England to New England. John died on September 20, 1654, in Ipswich, Essex County, Massashusetts. John married Judith Gates/Gator on October 9, 1608, in Hillmorton. Judith was born on March 19, 1588, in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England. Her parents were Michael Gater and Isabel Bailey. Judith Elizabeth died in 1684 in Ipswich. John and Judith's daughter, Mary Perkins, was accused as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. John was a freeman in May 1631. In 1633, he was a settler in Ipswich, MA. John's will was witnessed by William Bartholomew of Ipswich. John was a representative of the General Court in 1636. John owned a large island at the mouth of the Ipswich River, called "Perkin's Island." In 1856, this island was still owned by the Perkins Family. His house was near Manning's neck and close to the Ipswich river.


John's will was dated March 38, 1654, and was proven September 1654. His estate was valued at 250 pounds, 5 shillings.


1"US and International Marriage Records, 1550-1900" (on-line, Yates Publishing, Provo, UT).
2"Warwickshire, England - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1535-1812".
3"Passenger and Immigrations Lists Index 1500-1900".
4"MA Applications of Freeman, 1630-1691".
5"MA Town Records 1620-1988".
6Charles Henry Pope, "Pioneers of Massachusetts, 1620-1650" (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1998).