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PERKINS

1. THOMAS-

m. FRANCES ______ (m.2. Mark Giles)

John Adams and Thomas hayed for Capt. Waldron in 1665. In 1669 Thomas had a grant of a 3 1/2 acre house lot on Dover Neck, north of Isaac Stokes and was fighting with Stokes in that year.

In 1674, age 46, he told about a man behind T. Beard's barn selling liquor to an Indian.

In 1693 he deeded his house and orchard on the Fore River between the widows Canney and Willey to his son Nathaniel, reserving half the produce for himself.

In 1697 Frances had taken care of David Hamilton.

Issue-

  • I. Nathaniel- m. Hannah Tibbetts (b. 25 Feb. 1661/2 Dover), d. after 1729 Dover
  • 2II. THOMAS- m. MARY (2) BANFIELD (d.c.1740 Arundel), d. after 1742

    Ref:

    Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.543


    2II. THOMAS (THOMAS 1)

    m. MARY (2) BANFIELD (d.c.1740 Arundel, ME)
    d. after 1742

    Thomas was apprenticed in Greenland and was living on Champernowne's farm on Great Bay in 1706.(56)

    To All People to whom these present Shall Come Greeting Know ye that I James Tanner of wells... in Consideration of ye Sum of Thirty pounds money to me in hand paid... by Thomas Perkins of Greenland... sell... unto him ye sd Perkins... all my right and Title of Lands that is Lying & being in ye Eastward part of New England Comonly Called and Known by the name of North Yarmouth or Royalls River (that is to Say the one third part of all the Lands of Jno Royall Decd in North Yarmouth Now In the possession of ye sd James Tanner... and Phebe Tanner ye Wife of me ye sd James Tanner... In Witness whereof... this first Day of Octobr Annoq Domini 1714... James Tanner, Phebe Tanner

    In ye presents of us
    James March
    Barachius Farnaum
    Nathaniel Farnaum(8)

    There was another Thomas Perkins (often referred to as Capt. Thomas) from Topsfield who also lived in Arundel and many of the deeds concern this man. Our Thomas signed with a mark, Capt. Thomas (also referred to as Thomas Perkins, Gent.) was literate so that gives us a starting point to separate the two. Also, our Thomas lived in Greenland and Portsmouth from time to time and that also gives us a way to separate them:

    Know All men by these presents that I Eliab Littlefield of Manchester in ye County of Essex in New England Miller for & in Consideration of the valluable Sum of One hundred & Thirty pounds money part in hand paid & ye rest Secured to be paid me by bonds undr ye hand and Seal of Thomas Perkins Junr of Topsfield [Capt. Thomas] in ye County aforesd weaver... do... sell... a Certaine Tract of land & Marsh Scittuate at Capeporpoise in ye province of Maine Containing about Two hundred Acres... on ye northeast side of Cape Porpoise river which place was formerly John Barrots & was formerly Called Barrots place or farm bounded at ye Northwest Corner with Barrots falls where sd Barrots mill formerly Stood thence bounded on ye river as ye river runs till it Comes to the Creek Comonly Called Millers Creek... to a rock Comonly Called Princes rock... with ye priviledges for a mill at ye falls... this Twenty Sixth day of Decembr Anno Domi Seventeen undred & fifteen... Eliab E Littlefield

    In presence of us
    Samuel Leach
    William Reding(9)

    This deed also concerns Capt. Thomas as it involves the same property:

    Know All men by these presents that I Joseph Leach of Manchester... husbandman for & in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred & Ten pounds money Secured to be paid me by bonds under ye hand & Seal of Thomas Perkins of Capeporpoise.... do... sell... to ye sd Thomas Perkins... a Certaine Tract of Land & Marsh at Capeporpoise... Containing about Two hundred Acres... which was formerly John Barretts & was Comonly Called Barretts place or farm bounded At ye Northwest Corner above the falls where Barretts mill formerly Stood... this Sixteenth day of May in ye year One thousand Seven hundred & Eighteen. Joseph Leach

    In prsence of
    John Knowlton
    Bethiah Bradford(10)

    To All People to whom these presents shall Come Greeting Know Ye that we John Watson Jabez Dorman & James Tyler all of Capeporpoise... in Consideration of ye Sum of Ten pounds to us in hand paid by Andrew Brown & Thomas Perkins of ye Town... aforesd [Capt. Thomas]... do... sell... land lying... in Capeporpoise... Containing... fifre Acres more or less it being ye Southwest Corner of ye Neck Commonly Called & known by ye Name of Mountagues Neck... this Twenty fourth day of June... One thousand Seven hundred & Nineteen... John B Watson, Jabez Dorman, James Tyler

    In presence of
    James March
    Humphry Dearing(11)

    The selectmen located "a highway of four rods wide from the western end of the persell of land which Andrew Brown and Thomas Perkins lately bought of James Tyler, Jabez Dorman, and John Watson for to build a fort upon..."(2) This undoubtedly refers to Capt. Thomas. This land is referred to in the above deed.

    Our Thomas was in Cape Porpoise in 1720, but was back in Portsmouth in 1721, returning to Arundel in 1722, but Mary was admitted to the Greenland Church in 1726.(56)

    At a meeting 25 Sept 1719 "Andrew Bron and Thomas Perkins was chosen to agree with John Eveleth minister for to carry on the work of the ministry with us for a quarter of a year next, and what they doe agree with him for, the town will stand by and allow."(3) For £170 Thomas agreed "to Raise it (the meeting house), underpin it and Shingle it, make seats below, and Glase it, by the last day of October".(4) As Capt. Thomas was associated with Andrew Brown I suspect this refers to him.

    Thomas purchased from the heirs of William Reynolds all the land between the Kennebunk River and a line running between Bass Cove through Great Pond to the sea. He lived in a garrison house near Butler's Rocks on the Kennebunk River.(1) Bradbury is getting his Thomases mixed up... the first reference refers to our Thomas from Greenland (see deeds below) and the second concerning the garrison near Butler's Rocks refers to Capt. Thomas.

    Know All men by these presents that I Saml Renalds of Bradford in ye County of Essex... husbandman... in Consideration of forty pounds money to me Secured by bonds given undr the hand & Seal of Thomas Perkins formerly of Greenland now of Cape Porpus... husbandman... do... sell... All ye Lands & Meadows & ferry which did formerly belong to my Hond Grandfather William Renalds lying & being in Capeporpus... upon Kenebunk river... this ye fifteenth day of July in ye year One thousand Seven hundred & Twenty... Samuel X Renalds

    In prsence of:
    Jno Bishopp
    John Griffing

    I Job Renalds of Dover... New Hampshire husbandman John renalds of ye Same place husbandman and James Langley of ye aforesd Dover husbandman & Mary my wife for & in Consideration of ye Sum of Twenty pounds good & Currant money of New England to us in hand paid by Thomas Perkins of Portsmo... Yeoman... do... sell... two hundred Acres... in ye town of Arundell... Together with... Any Marsh or Meadow fferriages Comonage or otherwise... this 21 day of June... 1718... Job Renalds, James I Langley

    In prsence of us
    Thos Phipps
    John Pray.(12)

    I James Rendell of New Cassell in the Province of New Hampsr... for the Consideration of Twelve Pounds to me paid... by Thoms Perkins of Greenland in the Town of Portsmo... do... sell... One certain Tract of Land Marsh Woods... at a place there called Kenebunk in Caporpus... beginning at a Creek which runs up between Peter Turbets Plantation & William Rounnals Plantation up the River... & includes in all One Hundred Acres of Land & Marsh as is more at Large Specified in John Renols Deed to Peter Rendell bearing date the Fourth of Novembr 1634... this 10th Day of March 1718/9- James Rendle... In Presents of Wm Cotton John Pickerin. (42)

    As the following was signed Thomas Perkins and not by mark, Capt. Thomas was the administrator on this estate:

    I Thomas Perkins of Capeporposs Alias Arrundle [Capt. Thomas]... Yeomon administrator to the Estate of John Barret Decd formerly of Capeporposs... in Considerations of the Sum of Tenn Pounds lawfull money of New England to me in hand paid by Capt. Joseph Hill of ye Town of Well... do... Quitt Claim unto Joseph Hill... one halfe part of a Stream which was formerly Granted to Mr Isaac Cole and Called by the name of Midle River which Runs Into Kenebunk River between the two Salt water falls which Stream... was Joyntly granted to Isaac Cole aforesd John Batson & Samuel York... this Twenty Sixth day of Januwary One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty two- Thomas Perkins...

    In the Presence of us
    Samuel Harmon
    Joseph Plaisted
    Nicho Lyddiard.(13)

    We Joseph Whipple and John Whipple both of Ipswich... yeomen attornies for Cyporian Whipple our Brother : and Dorothy his wife who is one of the dafters of Mr William Simonds late of Wells... deceased who was adminestrator of the estate of the aforesaid Mr Simonds Do by Vertue a Power of attorney to Us bering date Aprill ye 17th 1707... Have... Sold unto Thomas Perkens of Arondle... adminestrator of the Estate of John Barrit late of Arondle ales Capeporpose deceasd... A Sertaine Tract of land Lying in ye Township of Wells Which Was Convayed by Mr Anthony Littlefield to Mr William Simonds : Bounded... With a parcel of Daniel Perces upland on the East Corner and the Sea on the South side and Capeporpos River on the west and North west Sids Going up the River to the second Great Creek... to the upland... towards Kenebunke... which is two hundred and thirty acres... as also two hundred acres of Land Which was Given Unto the aforesaid Mr William simond by the Town of Wells... all which... was Sold by... Simonds unto Mr John barret as by a deed of Sale... Bareing date January ye 23th 1666... Ninteenth day of febuary... One Thousand Seven hundred Twenty one : or two- John Whipple, Joseph Whipple...

    In Presents of us
    Robtt Lord
    Daniel Warner(15)

    I Joseph Jacob of Ipswich... yemon Son of Susanna Jacob who was Eldest dafter to Mr William Simonds Sumtimes of Wells... Decd have... Sold unto Thomas Perkens of Arandle... Adminses to the Estate of John Barrit late of Arandle ales Capeporpose decad And do... quitclame... Unto the Said thomas Perkens... a Certaine tract of Land and Marsh in the Township of Wells Convaighed by Mr Anthony Lettlefield Unto my Grfather Mr William Simonds : Bareing date Octor ye 19th 1658 : Which Land and Marsh is aboute two hundred and thirty acres... Bounded... with a parcel of Daniel Peracres upland... the sea... and Capeporpose river... up the river to the second Great Creek... to the upland then Going towards Kennebunk... which was Given unto the Afore Said William Simonds by the Town of Wells Sum time in the Year : 1666 : which land the aforesaid Mr William Simonds Convayed unto Mr John Barret aforesd by a deed of Sale... Bareing Date ye 23th day of January ... 1666... In witness where I have hereunto Set My hand and seale this Ninteen day of febuary... one thousand Seven hundred and twenty one Two- Joseph Jacob...

    In the Presents of us
    Robart Lord
    Joseph Whipple(16)

    I Thomas Perkens of Portsmouth... yeoman am holden and firmly do Stand bound to Stephen Harden of the town of arendle... blacksmith in the full and Just sum of two hundred Pounds Good and Currant Money of New England to be paid to ye Sd Stephen harding ... 2nd day of september... 1721:

    The Condition of the above obligation is Such that if ye above bounden Thomas Perkens... Shall and doe in all thing well and truly Stand to Abide by... the... order... of John Wheelwright of Wells... Esqr Abraham Preble of York... Esqr and Joseph Hill of aforesaid Well genll arbitrators... Concirning one Certain Tract of Land Lying and being in ye Town of Arundel at Kennebunk aforesaid : Containing two hundred acres : Begining at the seaside and runs up Kenebunk river to the second Cove in Sd River and then Runs back until... two hundred acres is Compleated : and all other Lands which formerly were Possesed by or did belong to John Raynolds of the aforesaid Place Deceased... So... ye... finall end and Judgment of the Said arbitrators... to be delivered to the Said Parties on or before the Second day of March Next Insuing the date hereof at ye dwelling house of John Wells in the Town of wells... Thoms X Perkens...

    In ye Presents of us
    Thomas Phipps
    Thomas Perkens

    I Stephen Harding of the Town of Arandel... Blacksmith am Holden and do firmly Stand bound to Thomas Perkens of Ports Mo in the Provance of New Hamshaire yeom in the full and Just Sum of two hundred Pounds of Good and Currant Money of New Enland to be paid to the Said Thomas- Perkens.. York the 2nd day of September... 1721

    The Condition of the above Obligation is Such that... Stephen Harding... to... abide by... ye... dertermination of John Wheelwright of Wells... Esqr Abraham Preble of York... Esqr and Joseph Hill of aforesaid Wells Gentlm Arbitrators... Concirning... two hundred Acres begining at the Sea side and runing up Kenebunk River to the Second Cove...

    We the Subscribers Namly John Wheelwright & Abraham Preble Esqrs and Capt Joseph Hill being Mutily Elected and Chosen by Thomas Perkins of Arundle formerly of Ports Mo in New hamshaire on the one Part and Stephen Harding of Said arundle of ye other Part : to be Arbitrators to act and fully determine a Mater of diferance betwene them the Said Thomas Perkens and Stephen Harding Relating to the lands and Possessions that did formerly belong to John Raynalds Late of Said Arandle decceased as p their Bonds of two hundred pounds Each to the other for the standing to and Abiding by our award or determination... the land and Marsh that we find by deeds or Convayances that doth belong Unto the Said John Reynalses Estate is two hundred acres lying upon ye North East side of Kennebunk River so Called Next to the sea Granted by George Cleaves unto William Reynals : the seventh day of the first Month 1654 : Viz : twenty acres of Marsh lying upon ye North East Side of Said River of Kenebunk betwene the Rivers Mouth and the falls and so much upland as Will Make up two hundred acres on the Same side of Founded by the Sea Shore South Eastward and upon ye Said River upon ye South west... unto the neerest Cove... Have Reseaved the Right and Clames of the Said Perkens and Harden and have heard their proffs and Alligations on both sids in all and Every part what they had or would Say Relating to ye Said premises : finding by a deed from William Reynals to his Son John Reynals Bareing date febuar ye 12 : 1674... Our Award... is : that the Said Thomas Perkens and his heirs and Assigns for Ever Shall have and hold and Injoy the full fourteen of fifteen Parts of the above Said two hundred acres of land and Marsh : for ever : and that the Said stephen Harding Shall have and Injoy one fifteenth Part of the aforesaid two hundred acres of land and Marsh... 21st day of febuary 1721/2- John Wheelwright, Abram Preble, Joseph Hill (14)

    As we noticed above, Capt. Thomas purchased a saw mill so the following undoubtedly refers to him:

    Articals of a Greement Made and Concluded upon Betwene Andrew Brown and Thomas Perkens both of arondel... That whereas Andrew Brown Bought a tract of land of Mr Samll Hill & the Said Perkens of Joseph Leech and there being Sum differance about ye Settlement of the Bounds betwene them Near Said Perkenses Saw Mill it is as followeth... North East side of the pond about Eight or ten Rods above Said Perkenses said Saw Mill... the Said andrew to have a Conveniant Landing Place below the Said Perkins Saw mill... and the Said Perkens doth... Ingage : that the damm or damms to be made Shall not be bult or Raised heir by him... for Ever then now it is... first day of March one thousand Seven hundred and twenty... Andrew Brown...

    In the Presents of Us
    Jabez : Dorman
    John Burbank(17)

    As this deed refers to the Barrett estate it concerns Capt. Thomas:

    Know ye that we Joseph Feild Fisherman & Hannah Feild & Peter Grant Fisherman & Mary Grant all of NewCastle in the Province of New Hampsr have for & in consideration of the Sum of Seventy pounds to us in hand paid... by Thomas Perkins... do... sell... our Right... we have... belonging to us from our Grandfather John Barrat of Cape Porpus now Arundal deceased his Estate that is to say any where to the Eastward of Piscataqua River... this sixteenth of May... 1721- Joseph X Feild, Hannah X Feild, Peter G Grant, Mary X Grant...

    In presence of us
    Theodore Atkinson
    John Green (25)

    I John Reynolds of Oyster river in the Town of Dover... Husbandman for & in Consideration of the Sum of Fifteen Pounds... paid by Thomas Perkins of Portsmo... husbandman... do... sell... Once certain Tract of Land containing Two Hundred Acres... bounded... on the Sea & runs up on the Easterly Side of Kenebunk in the Town of Arundel... until it comes to the Cove that lies to the Eastward of Hardings Present Dwelling House... wth all the Rights which I have... from my Uncle John Reynolds late of sd Arundel alias Cape porpus Decd... or my Father Job Reynolds late of the aforesd Place decd... the Fifteenth Day of May... 1721- John Rennls... in psence of us Benja Hill Abraham Mathis.(41)

    I Thomas Perkins late of Portsmouth in New Hampshire now of Arrunddle... Yeoman am Justly holden bound & indebted unto Stephen Harding of sd Town... Blacksmith in ye full & Just Sum of Two hundred pounds... This Twenty & eight day of March... 1722, The Condition of ye above Obligation is such that whereas their hath Arisen a Difference... Between ye above bounded Thomas Perkins & Stephen Harding, relating to a Certain Tract of Land, formerly Sold and Conveyed By Peter Turbit unto William Runalds by an Instrument under his hand bearing Date ye Second of July 1657 Containing Two hundred acres Lying at Kennebunk River... as also a difference & dispute relateing to Settlement and Division of a Certain Tract of Land Containing Two hundred Acres of upland & Marsh according to ye award of John Wheelwright Esqr Abraham Preble Esqr & Capt Joseph Hill... Arbitrators bearing date February ye 21th 1721/2... provided that ye above sd arbitrators do bring in their award... before ye Tenth day of Aprill next Ensueing... Thoms J Perkins- his mark...

    In presence of us
    William Eliott
    Joshua Walker(20)

    The following concerns Reynolds land and the dispute between our Thomas and Stephen Harding:

    Whereas Wee the Subscribers were... appointed by Thomas Perkens and Stephen Harden : arbitrators for... determinating a differance... Which hath arisen betwene the afore said Thomas Perkens and Stephen Harding Relating to a Certain tract of Land formerly Sold and Convayed by Peter Turbit unto William Ranals by an Instrument under his hand bareing date ye 2nd of July : 1657 Containing two hundred acres Lying at Kenebunk River : as also a difference and dispute relating to ye Settlement & Division of a Certain Tract of Land Containing Two hundred Acres of upland & Marsh according to ye award of John Wheelwright Esqr Abraham Preble Esqr & Capt Joseph Hill as may more at large appear & having heard y pleas proofs & alligations on both Sides & duly Considerered... by their award... bearing date ye 21st day of February 1721/2 Determine That Thomas Perkins shall have ye full fourteenth of fifteen parts of said Two hundred acres of Land & Marsh and that the sd Stephen harding shall have the one fifteenth part of the said Two hundred Acres do make the Division as followeth which Tract of Land & Marsh lyeth upon the Northeast side of Kenebunck river so called next to the Sea Granted by George Cleaves unto William Renolds : the Seventh day of the first moneth 1654 Vizt Twenty acres of Marsh lying upon the north side of said River of Kenebunck Between the Rivers mouth and the falls and So much upland as will make up Two hundred Acres on the same side of sd River bounded by the Sea Shore Southeast ward... The Said Thomas Perkins ... parts of said Land is to be at that part of the neck of Land Beginning by the Sea and So up by the River untill it comes within one Rod of Stephen Hardings now Dwelling House and from thence due Northwest into ye River and Southeast to the... Countrey Roade where it goeth over a Small run of water a little above the flowing of the first Saltwater Creeck, as also all that part of the Land from the Cove or Galloping place by the Sea & to Extend from thence Northeast... to the Salt water Creeck... Stephen Hardings... part of the Land on the neck is to begin one Rod Southwest of his now Dwelling House and So all the Land above the... Line from ye River to ye... Countrey Road where it goeth over a Small run of water... we also award and order to the Said Thomas Perkins all the Severall peices and Coves of Marsh lying by the said River extending one acre at the uper end near the falls which Acre we award and order to the Said Stephen Harding Wittness our hands and Seals this ninth day of April 1722- John Wheelwright, Joseph Hill

    Wee also award & determine the Charge of this arbitration being three pounds to be equally Borne and paid by ye sd Thomas Perkins & Stephen Harding.(21)

    As seen above, land on "Mountigues Neck" had been purchased by Capt. Thomas:

    Know all Men by these Presents that I James Tiler of Bradford in ye County of Essex for and in Consideration of twenty five Pounds to me in hand Paid by Thomas Perkens of arendal... Yeoman... Doe... sell... two third Parts of one fifty acres of Land : which is the one halfe Part of one hundred acres of Land and Marsh in arendel Which Mr Joseph Baley Bought of andrew auger and was taken by mr Nicholas Morey by Execution from ye sd Baley which Land is bounded north by land formerly Thomas Musseys and... by the flats which is betwene ye Said Land and the Neck Comanly Known by the Name of Mountigues Neck and... by land Now in the hand of Benjamin Major and... by Land Laid out unto Ensign John Watson... this thirteenth day of aprill in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and two- James Tyler... [this deed is probably in error as to the year and was probably written in 1722- see deed below]

    In the Presents of Us
    Ephrim Wilds
    Samuel X Chevers [this deed was not recorded until 7 Mar. 1722/3](23)

    I James Tyler of Boxford in ye County of Essex for and in Consideration of ye sum of twenty five Pounds to me in hand Paid by Thomas Perkens of arandal... do... sell... two third Parts of one fifty acres of Land which is one halfe Part of one hundred acres of Land and Marsh in Arandle which Mr Joseph Bealey Bought of Andrew Auger and was Taken by Mr Nicholas Morey by Execution from the Said Baley...bounded... by land formerly Thomas Musseys and... by ye flats... known by the name of Montigues neck and... by land now in the hand of Benjamin Majer and... by land laid out unto Ensign John Wattson... this thirteenth day of april... one Thousand seven hundred Twenty and Two- James Tyler...

    In the presence of us
    Ephraim Wilds
    Samuel X Chevers (24)

    The following has to do with the Barrett estate noted above and therefore refers to Capt. Thomas (who signed the deed, not by mark):

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman... In Consideration of the Sum of one hundred & twenty Pounds lawful Money of New England to me in Hand paid by Samuel Littlefield of Wells... do... sell... a certain Tract of Upland Marsh & Meadow Ground containing two hundred & thirty Acres... bounded... by a Parcel of Daniel Pierces Upland... the Sea... Cape Porpus River... to the second great Creek... then going towards Kenebunk River... which Tract of Land & Meadow was formerly conveyed by Anthony Littlefield deceasd to Mr William Symonds decd as by a Conveyance from sd Littlefield to Symonds bearing Date the nineteenth of Octobr 1658... And Mary my Wife doth by these Presents give & yield up to sd Littlefield... all her Right of Dower & Power of Thirds... this sixteenth Day of April one thousand seven hundred & twenty two- Thomas Perkins...

    In Presence of us
    Francis Sawyer
    Elizabeth Sawyer
    Nichos Lyddiard.(27)

    The following deeds refer to transactions by Capt. Thomas as it refers to his brother John of Topsfield, and the sale to James Mussey was signed by Capt. Thomas:

    I Nicholas Morey of Dighton in the County of Bristol... in Consideration of the Sum of seventy five Pounds... paid by Thomas Perkins of Arundel... one half Part of the Land & Marsh or Salt-Meadow which the sd Morey bought of Samuel Snow of Boston which Upland & Marsh was originally Joseph Bowles Griffith Montegues & Morgain Howels & as formerly sold to Joseph Bayley by the sd Morey... this eighteenth Day of July... 1722- Nichs Morey...

    In Presence of
    Ebenezer Pitts
    Elisabeth Pitts.

    I Nicholas Morey of Dighton... in Consideration of the Sum of sixty five Pounds... paid by John Perkins of Topsfield... Land lying & being in Arundel... containing one hundred Acres of Upland & six Acres of Marsh whicih Land & Marsh was Andrew Augers & sold to Joseph baley... in the Year one thousand seven hundred & three... bounded... by a Salt Water Cove... by Land formerly in the Possession of Thomas Mussey deceased... by Land formerly in the Possession of John sanders... this 5th Day of July... one thousand seven hundred & twenty five- Nicho Morey...

    In Presence of
    Ebenezer Pitts
    Elisabeth Pitts.(30)

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of twenty five pounds Money to me in hand well & truly paid by James Mussey of the Town... aforesd... do... sell... a Tract of Land in Arundel aforesd Containing fifty Acres which was a Grant to the sd Perkins by the Town of Arundel November ye 18. 1718... at the Foot of the Uper Salt Water falls & marked four sides and with the Letters I.H & T.P.... by Kenebunk River... to the Bend of the Middle River... until it comes to the sd James Musseys lower Corner Bounds to two white Pine Trees... marked with TP Then bounded by Capt John Downings to Kenebunk River to a Beech Tree marked... with I.D. & T.P.... this second Day of March in the Year... One thousand seven hundred & twenty three- Thomas Perkins...

    in presence of
    Francis Beger
    Jesse Town.(19)

    The following transactions also refer to Capt. Thomas (see above deeds):

    Know all Men by these Presents that John Watson and Jabez dorman both of arandle... Yeomen are holden & firmly Stand bound Unto Thomas Perkins of ye Town... aforesaid in forty Pounds of Currant Money or Bills of Credit to be paid unto sd Thoms Perkens... datted this 6th day of March 1722/3... The Condition of this Obligation is Such that if the above Bounden John Watson and Jabez Dorman... doe... Performe The... Judgement of Joseph Hill Esqr and Nicholas Cole Yeoman : both of wells... arbitrators... Concirning all ye differancis Concirning a Certain Parcell of Land and Marsh which was Sold by Mr Nicholas Morery to mr James Tyler which Land and Marsh was originaly Joseph Boolses Morgain Howels Griffen Mounticues and as formerly Sold to Joseph Baley Which award... Said arbitrators for an upon ye Premises : be made... on or before the tenth day of this Instant March... John B Watson, Jabez Dorman...

    In Presents of
    Led : Hayes
    Anthony Attwood.

    Whereas thare has been a differance & dispute arisen Between Thomas Perkens of Arundel... Yeoman and John Watson and Jabiz Dorman... Husbandmen... Relating to ye divition of ye Right and Propiaty which Nicholas Moorey of ffreetown in ye County of Bristoll... Clames or Challingeth in ye Township of Arundle... we the Said Joseph Hill Esqr and Nicholas Cole haveing Mett and heard Both Perties Relating to ye Premices... Do hereby determine and award as followeth by Vertue of a deed from Nicholas Moorey to James Tiler bareing date 1716 that ye Just Right Title and Intrust of one halfe of all the... land and Marsh of ye Said Nicholas Moorey did belong to James Tyler and Now by Right Doth belong to John Watson and Jabez Dormon... we also declare that Thomas perkens of Arundel... Shall have ye other halfe part of ye above sd Mooreys Propriaty of ye Land and Marsh... this fifteenth day of March... 1722/3- Joseph Hill, Nicholas Cole (22)

    I Moses Banks of York... Yeoman... in Consideration of the Sum of sixteen Pounds currant Money of New England to him in Hand paid by Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman... do... sell... Two hundred Acres of Land in Arundel... being two Grants of Land granted to John Turbet by the Town of Arundel alias Cape Porpus unto June ye 23d 1681... this twenty ninth Day of October... one Thousand seven hundred twenty & five... Moses Banks... In Presence of Samuel Johnson Stephen T Preble(18) The following grant was to our Thomas as the sale of this property two years later was signed by him by mark:

    Arundel Decembr 12. 1725. Then we whose Names are underwritten laid out to Thomas Perkins Junr of Arundel Two Hundred Acres of land by Vertue of a Deed from Moses Banks of York to the sd Perkins Dated Octobr 29. 1725 wch Land the sd Town of Arundel did by a Vote at a legal Town Meeting held at Arundel December 8th 1725. give and grant Liberty to any Person that had purchased any former Grants that was not Laid out Liberty to lay out the sd Grants of Land where they might be most convenient not to infringe on any other Grant the Bounds of the sd Land are as follweth... to a Maple Tree marked... with T.P.... the Second Hundred Acres of Land is laid out at the East End of the sd Perkin's Land... there is three Hundred and Ten Acres of this Land in the Bounds aforementioned for the Ten Acres is that wch Jesse Town should have had laid out to him for he wanted so much of his fifty Acre Grant & the sd Thomas Perkins let the sd Town have so much of his Land The Land of the aforesd Perkinsis wch this Land is so bounded by is One Hundred Acres wch he had laid out to him the 9th of April 1725, and given to the sd Perkins by the Town of Arundel March 29., 1725/6... Allason Brown, Thomas Huff- Lott Layers for Arundel- This Return entred in Arundel Town Records Decembr 13. 1725.(29)

    At a proprietor's meeting held in Mar. 1726 Thomas was entered as a proprietor.(5)

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of ye Sum of thirteen Pounds... paid by Nathll Hendrecks... do... sell... a Tract of Land lying & being in Arundel... containing thrity Acres... bounded... by Land laid out to Ephraim Willdes... this fifth Day of May... 1726- Thomas Perkins, Mary X Perkins...

    In Presence of
    John Hutchins
    Joshua Lassell(34)

    The following refers to our Thomas as it concerns the Reynolds/Harding land and was signed by him by mark:

    I Stephen Harding of Kennebunk alias Arundel... Blacksmith... do... Quitclaim unto Thomas Perkins... Yeoman... all my Right.. that I the sd Stephen harding have... by virtue of a Purchase or Deed from the Heirs of William or John Runalls late deceased or however otherwise purchased or claimed heretofore by me sd Harind excepting about sixty or seventy Acres of landd laying to the Southerly Part of sd Ronalls Farm or land & is the very Point of Land running into the Sea between Kenebunk River & the Gallopping Place... from the Road that leads to Cape Porpus at sd Gallopping Place... & also about three Acres & half of Land where sd Hardings House stands... this fourteenth Day of June... Seventeen hundred & twenty & six- Stephen Harding...

    In Presence of us
    James March
    Wm Eliott.(31)

    I Thomas Perkins senr of Arundel... Yeoman... do... Quit claim unto Stephen Harding... Blacksmith... all my Right... that I the sd Perkins have or ought to have... by Vertue of a Deed... of Land purchased by me of Samll Runalls... being the very Point of Land bounding on the Sea... from the Road at the galloping Place... to Kenebunk River & also my Right in a small Piece of Land containing about three Acres & Half... where the sd Hardings now dwelling House now stands... this fourteenth Day of June... seventeen hundred & twenty six- Thomas X Pirkins

    And furthermore it is to be understood... sd Stephen Harding Is to have liberty to pass & repass with Team or Drift from Time to Time & at all Times hereafter from his own House to ye first mentioned Land acress sd Pirkins Land by ye within sd Kennebunk River at high water Mark- Thomas X Perkins

    Witness Wm Eliot
    James March.(33)

    The following is concerning Capt. Thomas as it refers to the land he and Andrew had purchased from Tyler, Dorman and Watson:

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman do by these Presents set over unto Allison Brown of Arundel... the one half Part of that Land which his Father Andrew Brown late of Arundel deceased & my self bought of Mr James Tyler John Watson & Jabez Dorman as by a Deed Sale bearing Date June the twenty fourth One thousand seven hundred and nineteen which Land is about five Acres bounded... by Land in the Possession of Mr Jabez Dorman... to Land in the sd Perkins Possession, only I the sd Thomas Perkins do reserve to my self about six Rods in Length & two in Breadth where the sd Perkins's House & Part of Garison now standeth allowing the sd Brown six Rods in Length & one in Breadth of Marsh... by the River side for a Landing Place for Hay below the Saw mill... this fifth Day of Octobr in the Year of our Lord 1726- Thomas Perkins...

    In Present of
    Benja Stone
    Edward Beale
    John Addams (32)

    The following is obviously our Thomas as it refers to land next to Stephen Harding, he signed by mark, and it mentions his sons John and Thomas and is witnessed by his son-in-law James Deshon:

    I Thomas Perkins Senr of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of seventy Pounds Money to me in Hand paid by my Son John Perkins of the Town... abovesd... do... sell... Land lying & being in Arundel... containing... fifty Acres... bounded by the Land of Stephen Harding... down Kenebunk River... to a Pitch Pine marked with the Letters H.P.... to Land of my Son Thomas Perkins... by the Ferry of Kennebunk River... And Mary Perkins the Wife of me ye sd Thomas Perkins doth by these Presents freely willingly give... all her Right of Dowry and Power of Thirds... unto ye sd John Perkins... this Twenty fourth Day of July... One Thousand seven hundred twenty and seven- Thomas X Perkins, Mary X Perkins...

    In Presence of
    John Fairfield
    James Deschen.(26)

    I am unsure if the following deed refers to Thomas, son of Capt. Thomas or Thomas, son of Thomas of Greenland. I suspect he is the son of Capt. Thomas as it refers to land on "Mounteguies Neck"... but...:

    We John Watson & Jabez Dormon both of Arundel... Yeomen for & in Consideration of a Quit Claim or Deed from Thomas Perkins Junr of Arundel... do... quit Claim unto him the sd Thomas Perkins... all our Interest... we have had...in or unto a Tract or Parcel of Salt Meadow or Mowing Land lying & being in the Township of Arundel aforesd it being a Part of the Right of marsh or Salt Meadow bought by James Tyler of Nicholas Morey as by Deed may fully appear and by ye sd Tyler conveyed to the sd Watson & Dorman... bounded... by the Creek known... by the Name of Mussey's Creek... towards the River... next to Badsons River of ye Island called... by the Names of Mounteguies Neck... then to a Creek known by the Names of Bartons Creek... to the River or Cove... known by the Name of Bartons farm or Land & the Land which is known by the Name of Mounteguies Neck... this fourth Day of August One thousand seven hundred twenty & seven- John X Watson, Jabez Dorman...

    In Presence
    Stephen Averell
    John Alltimes.(28)

    The following deeds are also obviously our Thomas as they are signed by him by mark:

    I Thomas Perkins Senr of the Town of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of ten Pounds good & currant Money of New England to me in Hand paid by my son Thomas Perkins [Junr] of sd Town... Yeoman.... do... sell... a certain Tract of Upland & Marsh containing about fifty Acres & bounded... with the Land of saml Hill & John Story &... with Kennebunk River &... on ye Cove called Bass Cove... this twentieth Day September... Seventeen hundred & twenty seven- Thomas Perkins his Mark X...

    In Presence of us
    William Elliot
    John Fairfield (36)

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of Thirty Pounds... paid by William Eliote of Beverly in the County of Essex Coaster.... do... sell... one half part of one hundred Acres of Land in Arundel wch Land was given & granted to the sd Perkins by the Town of Arundel at a legal Town Meeting Mar: 29, 1725... the Twenty Third Day of Sepr... 1727- Thomas Perkins his Mark X...

    In Presence of Jams March
    Thomas Perkins junr(38)

    I Thomas Perkins Senr of Arundale... Yeoman do with the Consent & Approobation of my Wife Mary for & in Consideration of the just Sum of one hundred Pounds... paid... by my Son Thomas Perkins Junr of sd Arundale Yeoman... do... sell... a certain Tract of Upland & Swamp & Marsh Ground situate & lying in Arundale aforesd containing one hundred Acres & is bounded... at the Head of the first Creek on Kennebunk River &... near as the Road goes to Cape Porpus... to a Rock at the Head of the Second Creek or Cove in said River... to low Water Mark not including Flats or Creeks into sd Measure of one hundred Acres Always provided that the abovesd Thomas Perkins Senr is to have Liberty of a Road to pass & repass from his now Dwelling House to the Country Road from Time to Time... this twenty ninth Day of February Seventeen hundred & twenty seven eight- Thomas Perkins his Mark X, Mary Perkins her Mark X...

    in Presence of
    John Fairfield
    Joshua Corning(37)

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of thirty pounds... paid by Wm Ellit of Beverly... Mariner... do... sell... one certain parcel of Land situate in Arundel aforesd containing by Estimation fifty Acres of Land... wch Tract of Land was laid out by Nicholas Coall of Wells & is the one half part of a Grant of one hundred Acres of Land which was granted by the Commoners of Arundel unto the abovesd Thomas Perkins as by sd Grant bearing Date------... sd Land is laid out joyning to a Lot of Land laid out to Stephen Hardin... this Twenty Eighth Day of March... One thousand seven hundred & Twenty & nine... Thomas Pirkins his Mark X...

    In presence of us
    Cutting Noyes
    Joshua Moodey(39)

    The following Thomas Jr. refers to the son of Capt. Thomas as it concerns the land and saw mill on "Mountecaws Neck":

    I Thomas Perkins Junr of Arundel... Yeoman for and in Consideration of the Sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds Money to me in Hand paid by Samuel Robinson of Topsfield... Yeoman... do... sell... several Tracts or Parcels of Land and Marsh... in Arundel and bounded as followeth viz One hundred Acres bounded with a Maple Tree... marked... with the letters T.P. & H.D.... between Mr Humphrey Dearing and the sd Perkins... and likewise three Acres of Land on the Neck called Mountecaws Neck Bounded on... the High Way... by Mr John Watson.. with the Cove and five Acres of Salt Meadow bounded with the Marsh of John Jeffries... the River... and with Marsh of the sd Perkins's... and also I have sold to the aforesd Robinson the Quarter Part of a Saw Mill standing on a River called Badsons River with a Quarter Part of the Iron Work belonging thereunto & Priviledge of Eight Rods wide by the River Side for a Landing Place for Loggs... and a Quarter Part of the Priviledge of sd Stream forever with the Right of all common or undivided Land belonging to the aforesd Hundred Acres of Land... And Mary Perkins the Wife of me the sd Thos Perkins doth by these Presents freely yield up and surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds... this fifth Day of April... One thousand seven hundred Twenty and nine. Thomas Perkins Junr, Mary X Perkins...

    In Presence of
    John Henderson
    Nathll Hendericks.(35)

    At this point I'm not sure which Thomas purchased the following land from Ronald McDonald:

    I Ronald McDonold of Falmouth in Casco Bay... Yeoman for & in Consideration of Ten Pounds... paid by Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman... do... sell... all the Right & Title belonging to me & my wife Mary McDonold... in the Town of Arundel... of the Right belonging to Simon Buzell late deceased in Arundell... by Virtue of an Instrument to me by my Wife Mary McDonold formerly Mary Buzell the Daughter of sd Simon Buzell... the Twenty Third Day of March Seventeen Hundred & Twenty Nine Thirty... Renold McDonold...

    In Presence of
    James March
    Wm Eliot (40)

    Another deed by our Thomas of Greenland:

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... yeoman for & in Consideration of Fifty Acres of Land more or less it being all the Right of the Undivided Land in Portsmouth which hath been or hereafter shall be Laid out unto the Heirs of Dr John Baxter late of Portsmo Decd by virtue of a Vote made by the sd Town which is to my full satisfaction... do... sell... Fifty acres of Land which is a Part of my Right that comes to me by a Division of Land on the upper Road or High Way from Wells to Biddeford... according to a Vote made by the proprietors of Arundel in the year 1729... the Sixteenth Day of May... one thousand seven hundred & thirty- Thomas X Perkins... in Presence of Samuel Oaer, Jeremiah X Springer, Thos Perkins junr.(51)

    As the following has to do with Littlefield property and concerns the saw mill these documents refer to Capt. Thomas' family:

    I Samuel Littlefield of Arundel Yeoman... do... make over unto Thomas Perkins of Arundel... all my... Interest unto the within mentioned Bond... this 19th Day of March... 1731.(43)

    I Samuel Littlefield of Arundel... Yeoman... in Consideration of the Sum of One Hundred Pounds... paid... by Thos Perkins ye Third of Arundel... One Eighth part of the New Saw Mill on Kennebunk River Together with ye Eighth part of the Stream whereon it now Standeth... together will all the Land that I the sd Samuel Littlefield have either on the West or South Side of Kennebunk River to the Value of One Quarter of an Acre adjoining to said Mill & also as free liberty to cut Timber either in the Town of Arundel or Wells as I ye said Samuel Littlefield have myself... this Nineteenth Day of March... 1731- Samuel Littlefield, Frances X Littlefield... in ye psence of John Murphy John Newman.(44)

    The following deeds refers to our Thomas of Greenland's son Thomas who is refered to as "Gent". It is also signed by his wife Lydia and mentions his brother John and is witnessed by his brother-in-law James Deshon:

    I Thomas Perkins junr of Arundel... Gent, for & in Consideration of the Sum of Fifty Pounds... paid... by my Brother John Perkins of Arundel... Trader... do... sell... a certain Stream or Water Course Situate... in Arundel... near the lower Falls commonly called... by the Name of Basse Cove Together with one Quarter or fourth Part of an Acre of Upland lying on the Southerly Side of sd Cove at the Point or Entrence is of sd Cove... this Nineteeth Day of May... 1731- Thomas Perkins, Lydia X Perkins... in ye Presence of John Baxter, James Deschon.(54)

    John Perkins of Boston... Husbandman [in Boston?!]... in consideration of ye Sum of Two Hundred Pounds... paid by Ephraim Baker of Boston... Shopkeeper... do... sell... One full Quarter... of all that certain Tract of Land situate... in ye Town of Arundel... which was by sd Town... in ye Year 1720 Granted unto me & my Bro. Thos. Perkins and contains in ye whole One Hundred Acres... by ye Side of Kenebunk River... between us and Capt. Saml. Hill... Also One Full Moiet of Half Part of a certain Stream or Water Course in Arundel... near ye lower falls comonly called Basses Cove... I ye sd John Perkins and Jane my wife... set our Hands & Seals the Thirtieth Day of October... One Thousand Seven Hundred & Thirty One- John Perkins, Jean Perkins... in ye Presence of George Bruen Ezek. Goldthwait.(46)

    Thomas was empowered to negociate in a land dispute in 1732 with several men from Boston.(6)

    Capt. Thomas was also referred to as "Gent" as noticed in the deed below:

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Gent.... in Consideration of ye Sum of Forty Pounds... by John Whitten... Labourer.... do... sell... a... Parcel of Salt Marsh... Containing Four Acre... Bounded on the North Side with the Marsh of Andrew Browns late of Arundel Decd & on the East with the River & on the West thesd Perkinses Upland... taking in the thatch Beds... this Nineteeth Day of December Anno Domini 1732... Thomas Perkins, Mary Perkins... in psence of us Edward Meliken, Saml. Wildes.(50)

    Another deed by our Thomas, referred to as "Senr":

    To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come Thomas Perkins Senr of Arundel... Yeoman... in consideration of the Sum of Fifteen Pounds... paid by Jeremiah Foulsham... Coaster... do... sell... Two Acres... Beginning at... the South East Corner of John Story's Land Joining on Kennebunk River... down ye River... with a Cove... this Twelfth Day of May... One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Three... Thomas X Perkins. (45)

    Our Thomas, age 62, deposed in the Ferbur-Weeks suit in 1733 stating that 48 or 50 years before William Furber cut hay on his Greenland marsh and at time lodged at "my master's house". (56)

    The following refers to Capt. Thomas:

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman... in Consideration of the Sum of One Hundred Pounds... paid by Zacheus Perkins of Topsfield... Tailor... do... sell... One Hundred Acres... also all Right of common or Undivided Land... at Kenebunck River... Land laid out to Joseph Littlefield & Saml Littlefield... down as the River runs... this Third Day of Septr... 1733- Thomas Perkins, Mary Perkins... in Presence of Jacob Wildes Robert Smith.(48)

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman for & in Consideration of Sum One Hunded Pounds... paid by Zacheus Perkins of Topsfield... Tailor... One Eighth Part of a Saw Mill that Saws with Two Saws at one Time... being on a River known by the Name of Kenebunck which Mill is near or Adjoyning to Mr John Fairfield House and Land that he bought of Mr. Samuel Littlefield... the aforesd River is Between the Township of Wells and Arundel aforesd with the Eight Part of the Iron Work belonging to sd Mill Together with the Eight Part of the Prividedges belonging to the same that was bought by David Littlefield of Samuel Littlefield... by Deed bearing Date December Tenth 1716... this Tenth Day of December... Seventeen Hundred & Thirty Three- Thomas Perkins, Mary Perkins... in Presence of John Wildes, John Wildes Junr.(49)

    I Tobias Leighton Attorney to Oner Leighton Executrix to the last Will & Testament of John Leighton late of Kittery... Esqr Deceased for & in Consideration of the Sum of Ten Pound... paid by Thomas Perkins Junr of Arundel... Gent... do... quitclaim... a... Parcel of Land... in Arundel... Bounded as in a Certain Execution when the said John Leighton Esqr was High Sheriff for this County of York & Levyed by Order of Richard Wibird Esqr Plt & Thomas Perkins the Father of the said Thomas Perkins Junr was Def about Three Acres... this Third Day of April... 1734- Tobias Leighton... In Presence of us Jos: Hammond Jr Joshua Walker.(47)

    A road was located from Capt. Perkins' saw mill to the meeting house in 1735 and the town was indicted for not having the Saco road kept in repair.(7)

    I Thomas Perkins of Arrundel... Gent for & in Consideration of the Sum of Twelve Pounds... paid by Forest Delzel of Wells... Sadler... do... sell... Ten Acres of Land in Arundel... Part of one hundred Acres that was granted to Lt James March ye 29. 1725 and never hath yet been Laid out... whereby the sd Delzel hath Liberty to lay out the sd Ten Acres any where on the Town Common not Infringing on any former Grants... this tenth Day of April... 1735- Thomas Perkins... in Presence of William Pattin, Heary Parry.(53)

    The following is the first mention we have seen of Thomas' son George:

    I Thomas Perkins of Arundel... Yeoman for and in Consideration of Natural Love good Will & affection I bear to my dutiful son George Perkins of Arundel... have given... Sixty Acres bounded... by Kenebunk River... running up Kenebunk River... to the Land of Jeremiah Foulsham... this Twelfth Day of May... 1735... Thomas X Perkings... in Presence of Moses Morgan, Alce X Ross.(52)

    This deed shows that Thomas owned land next door to his son-in-law James Deshon:

    Thomas Perkins Senr of Arundel... Planter... in Consideration of the Sum of Eighty Pounds... paid... by Stephen Greenleaf Innholder of Portsmouth... One... Parcel of Land Situated... in Arrundel... Bounded... at a Pitch Pine Tree... wch Tree is the Bounds between the Land Laid out to the Heirs of Lieut Allison Brown & the said Perkins... of Upper Way through Arrundel... running back... untill one Hundred an Ninety Two acres be compleated... Eight Acres more on the South East Side of the High Way bounded... with the said High Way &... wth Mr Wattson's Land & on... Land Laid out to Mr James Deshon in all being Two Hundred Acres... Mary the Wife of the sd Thomas Perkins Senr doth... Surrender all her Right of Dowry... this Sixteenth Day of March... 1735/6- Thos X Perkins. (55)

    Thomas and Mary were in Arundel in 1740, however, she had died by 1742.

    Issue-

  • I. John- m. Jane _____, John lived in Arundel and Boston.
  • II. Thomas- m. Lydia Harding (b.c.1704, bpt. 6 Aug. 1710 Wells), d. 22 Feb. 1752 Arundel
  • III. George- m. 7 June 1733 Wells, ME, Hannah Hutchins, (m.2. Lt. John Burbank)
  • IV. Samuel- m. 9 June 1734 Greenland, NH, Millie Bond (bpt. 6 Mar. 1715/6 Berwick)
  • V. Sarah- m. 6 Sept. 1716 Greenland, NH, Joseph Urin, after 1 Jan. 1771, Greenland
  • VI. Mary- m. George Murphy
  • 3VII. CHASEY- m. JAMES (1) DESHON

    Ref:

    (1) History of Kennebunk Port- Charles Bradbury, Kennebunk, 1837, pp.113, 268
    (2) Ibid- p.109
    (3) Ibid- pp.109-10
    (4) Ibid- p.123
    (5) Ibid- p.127
    (6) Ibid- p.137
    (7) Ibid
    (8) York County Registry of Deeds- Vol. VIII, fol. 140
    (9) Ibid- fol. 180
    (10) Ibid- Vol. IX, fol. 42
    (11) Ibid- fol. 209
    (12) Ibid- Vol. X, fol. 130-1
    (13) Ibid- fol. 263
    (14) Ibid- fol. 268-9
    (15) Ibid- fol. 269-70
    (16) Ibid- fol. 270-1
    (17) Ibid- fol. 271
    (18) Ibid- Vol. XI, pt. II, fol. 258
    (19) Ibid- fol. 241-2
    (20) Ibid- pt. I, fol. 31
    (21) Ibid- fol. 51-2
    (22) Ibid- fol. 82
    (23) Ibid- fol. 86
    (24) Ibid- fol. 96
    (25) Ibid- fol. 164
    (26) Ibid- Vol. XII, pt. II, fol. 210
    (27) Ibid- fol. 221
    (28) Ibid- fol. 265
    (29) Ibid- fol. 376
    (30) Ibid- pt. I, fol. 45
    (31) Ibid- fol. 46
    (32) Ibid- fol. 71
    (33) Ibid- fol. 110
    (34) Ibid- fol. 129
    (35) Ibid- Vol. XIII, fol. 90
    (36) Ibid- fol. 155
    (37) Ibid- fol. 156
    (38) Ibid- fol. 242
    (39) Ibid (40) Ibid- fol. 271
    (41) Ibid- Vol. XIV, fol. 168
    (42) Ibid- fol. 169
    (43) Ibid- Vol. XV, fol. 6
    (44) Ibid- fol. 7
    (45) Ibid- Vol. XVI, fol. 54
    (46) Ibid- fol. 55
    (47) Ibid- fol. 115
    (48) Ibid- fol. 127
    (49) Ibid- fol. 128
    (50) Ibid- fol. 245
    (51) Ibid- Vol. XVII, fol. 52
    (52) Ibid- fol. 87
    (53) Ibid- fol. 115
    (54) Ibid- fol. 226
    (55) Ibid- Vol. XVIII, fol. 12-13
    (56) Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.543

    Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families- Wm. S. Thompson, Vol. IV, pp.1451-2- MS at the Maine Historical Society Library, Portland



    1. PIERRE de MORLAIX-

    b.c.1315 Morlaix, Normandie
    m. AGNES TAYLOR- d. of John Taylor (b.c.1325 Rutland)
    d. 1384 Shropshire

    Pierre de Morlaix moved to Shropshire and became High Steward in Hugh Despencer's Oxfordshire estate. It is probable that Pierre knew the Despencers prior to his relocation to England as the family held lands in the Morlaix region (Sir Edward le Despencer was killed in the battle of Morlaix in 1342).

    There is a quitclaim from Robert Perkins of Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire dated 29 Oct. 1338.(1) In 1364 a Philip Perkins of Helmdon, Northamptonshire (near Hillmorton) was a witness to a grant of land by William Nicholes of Helmdon to William Assheby of Sulgrave.(2)

    Issue-

  • 2I. HENRY- b.c.1340

    Ref:

    The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Perkins- James Fulton Perkins- at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sonyapl/essay/ Also Wenham Descendants of Pierre de Morlaix- James Fulton Perkins at: http://freepages.education.rootsweb.com/~kiddiecampus/

    (1) Gloucestershire Archives- D1637/T6/11
    (2) Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office- 26D53/602


    2I. HENRY (PIERRE 1)

    b.c.1340
    d. Hillmorton, Warwick

    Henry inherited the title of High Steward of the Despencers.

    Issue-

  • 3I. JOHN- b.c.1360, d. 5 Jan. 1399/0 Madresfield, Worcestershire

    Ref:

    The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Perkins- James Fulton Perkins- at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sonyapl/essay/ Also Wenham Descendants of Pierre de Morlaix- James Fulton Perkins at: http://freepages.education.rootsweb.com/~kiddiecampus/


    3I. JOHN (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2)

    b.c.1360
    d. 5 Jan. 1399/0 Madresfield, Worcestershire

    John became Lord of Madresfield Manor as well as High Steward to the Despencer family. In the 1398 court roll for Madresfield he was listed as Seneschal and Amiger to Thomas Despencer, Earl of Gloucester.

    Madresfield Court- 15th century

    Issue-

  • 4I. WILLIAM- b.c.1380, m. MARGARET COLLEE, d. 1451 Ufton Court, Berkshire

    Ref:

    The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Perkins- James Fulton Perkins- at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sonyapl/essay/ Also Wenham Descendants of Pierre de Morlaix- James Fulton Perkins at: http://freepages.education.rootsweb.com/~kiddiecampus/


    4I. WILLIAM (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3)

    b.c.1380
    m. MARGARET COLLEE- d. of John Collee
    d. 1451 Ufton Court, Berkshire

    St. Peter's Church- Ufton

    In 1424 a fine was imposed between John Collee & Elizabeth and William Perkins and his wife Margaret. William was listed as "son of John the Seneschal". William and Margaret were awarded the manor and advowson of Ufton Robert near Reading as well as a moiety of land in Buscot about 1411. Ufton Richard had its own church, St. John the Baptist, which belonged to the Knights Hospitallers from Greenham who agreed with William that it should be combined with St. Peter's church in Ufton Robert due to the decline in the population following the Black Death in the previous century. St. John's became a chapel and by the 1700's had been converted into two cottages which were torn down by the 1880's.

    Ruins of St. John's Church- Ufton

    William was a witness to a grant from Henry VI to the provost and college of Eton to the lands in New and Old Windsor and Clewer. In 1447 William was refered to as "Baillous" to the Duke of Gloucester in the court roll of Bray Manor.

    Issue-

  • 5I. THOMAS- b.c.1410, m. ELLEN TOMPKINS, d. 1479 Madresfield, Worcestershire
  • II. Humphrey-
  • III. John-
  • IV. William-

    Ref:

    The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Perkins- James Fulton Perkins- at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sonyapl/essay/ Also Wenham Descendants of Pierre de Morlaix- James Fulton Perkins at: http://freepages.education.rootsweb.com/~kiddiecampus/


    5I. THOMAS (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4)

    b.c.1410 m. ELLEN TOMPKINS
    d. 1479 Madresfield, Worcestershire

    Thomas was the ancestor of the Berkshire & Nottinghamshire part of the family with Berkshire descending through his son John who inherited the Ufton estate, and Nottinghamshire descending through is son Thomas who inherited the Madresfield lands. In the Close Roll of 1 Edward IV (1461) Thomas is referred to as "Thomas Perkins, Esq." It's interesting to note that some medieval deeds concerning the Perkins family of Ufton Court were found in the roof of Ufton Court in 1805.(1) Part of the house dates from the 15th century, however, it was modified in 1567 by Richard Perkins.

    Ufton Court

    Issue-

  • I. Thomas-
  • II. James- probably d.sp.
  • III. Richard- b. 1443, d.s.p.- twin with Lawrence
  • IV. Lawrence- b. 1443, d.s.p.
  • V. John-
  • VI. Humphrey- b.c.1446, d.s.p.
  • 6VII. WILLIAM- b.c.1453 Hillmorton, Warwick, m. JOANNA READ, d. 1495

    Ref:

    The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Perkins- James Fulton Perkins- at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sonyapl/essay/ Also Wenham Descendants of Pierre de Morlaix- James Fulton Perkins at: http://freepages.education.rootsweb.com/~kiddiecampus/

    (1) Berkshire Record Office- D/EBy/T1/1-55


    6VII. WILLIAM (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4, THOMAS 5)

    b.c.1453 Hillmorton, Warwick
    m. JOANNA READ
    d. 1495

    Issue-

  • I. Richard- b.c.1470, m. Ellen ______, will 6 Feb. 1521/2 Monks Kirkby- Lichfield Registry Series I, p. 36
  • 7II. THOMAS- m. ALICE de ASTLEY (will 31 July- 15 Oct. 1538 Hillmorton), bur. 21 Apr. 1528 Hillmorton, will 3-28 Apr. 1528 Hillmorton, Warwick
  • III. John- b.c.1479
  • IV. William- b.c.1481, d. 1536 Hillmorton

    Ref:

    Burke's American Families with British Ancestry: The Lineages of 1,600 Families of British Origin Now Resident in the United States of America- John Bernard Burke, Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1983- p. 2863
    Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894
    The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Perkins- James Fulton Perkins- at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sonyapl/essay/ Also Wenham Descendants of Pierre de Morlaix- James Fulton Perkins at: http://freepages.education.rootsweb.com/~kiddiecampus/
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633- Robert Anderson, NEHGS, Boston- Vol. III, pp. 1431-3


    7II. THOMAS (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4, THOMAS 5, WILLIAM 6)

    m. ALICE de ASTLEY (will 31 July- 15 Oct. 1538 Hillmorton)
    bur. 21 Apr. 1528 Hillmorton
    will 3-28 Apr. 1528 Hillmorton, Warwick

    Church of St. John the Baptist- Hillmorton

    In his will Thomas directed that he be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist before the Rood, and that his mortuary be as the custom and manner was. To the high altar, 8d. To the mother churches of Coventry and Lichfield, 4d. each. To the parish church of Hillmorton, 6s. 8d.

    To his wife Alice, all his lands and tenements in the towns of Fylds, Hillmorton and Lylborne [in Northamptonshire] as long as she continueth in widowhood. If she marry, Henry, his son, shall have the said lands and tenements, but if he die without lawful issue, they shall remain to Jone and Jelyan, his daughters, and their heirs. If they die without issue, the tail lands and tenements shall remain to the next heirs and the fee simple lands and tenements to the inhabitants of the town of Hillmorton for ever, to the best use that can be provided for the pleasure of God and for the health of his soul and all Christian souls.

    The residue of his estate went to his wife Alice and Thomas Clerke, executors. Supervisors were George Sale and Richard Smith, to whom 40s. between them for their labors. Witnesses were Sir John Grendon, vicar of Hillmorton, Sir John Stookes, Sir Thomas Bolland, William Bayle, Richard Horne, John Cumpton, Roger Jones and others.

    The will of Alice Perkyns of Hillmorton, widow was dated 31 July and proved 15 Oct. 1538. She asked that she "be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist of Hyllmorton". To jeyn Sleyter, her daughter. To Juliana Cumpton, her daughter. To Henry Perkyns, her son and executor. Supervisors were John Stokys, clerk, Thomas Clerke, & Richard Smyth. Witnesses were John Brendon, clerk, George Dobbe, William Freman, Thomas Dunkele, & Richard Bassett. The inventory dated 10 Oct. 1538 was taken by John Brendon, clerke, Wm. Buttye, Wm. Freman, Thomas Dunkley, and Edwd Twygare, appraisers and amounted to £36 2s 1d. Proved at Litchfield, 15 Oct. 1538 by Henry Perkins. (1)

    “Here lyeth Thomas Perkins and Alice and Elizabeth. Our Lord save their soules from everlasting death. Amen.”

    Issue-

  • 8I. HENRY- b.c.1500, m. ELIZABETH ______, Will proved 16 June 1546 Hillmorton
  • II. Joan- m. _______ Sleyter
  • III. Juliana- m. Thomas Compton

    Ref:

    (1) Abstracts from the Lichfield Registry- Series II, quoted in: Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894- p. 5; see also The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759-1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts- Walter Goodwin Davis, Anthoensen Press, Portland, 1959- pp. 81-2

    Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis- Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633- Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995


    8I. HENRY (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4, THOMAS 5, WILLIAM 6, THOMAS 7)

    b.c.1500
    m. ELIZABETH ______
    Will proved 16 June 1546 Hillmorton

    Henry Perkins made a will, but it is missing. It was proved on 16 Jun 1546 by Simon Clare, Thomas Cumpton, and Rachard Balye, executors. An abstract, dated prior to 1894 states that Henry's son Thomas is mentioned in the will, but a more recent abstract does not have this. (1)

    Issue-

  • 9I. THOMAS- m. ALICE ______ (bur. 20 Aug. 1613 Hillmorton), bur. 23 Mar. 1591/2 Hillmorton
  • II. William- mentioned in his brother's will
  • III. Joan- adm. 17 June 1578 to her brother Thomas- Lichfield Registry Act Book No. 7, p. 103
  • IV. Lucy-
  • V. Elizabeth-

    Ref:

    (1) Lichfield Registry Act Book No. 4, p. 44

    Parish Registers for Hillmorton
    Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894
    Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis- Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633- Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995


    9I. THOMAS (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4, THOMAS 5, WILLIAM 6, THOMAS 7, HENRY 8)

    m. ALICE KEBBLE (bur. 20 Aug. 1613 Hillmorton)
    will 15 Sept. 1588- 11 May 1592
    bur. 23 Mar. 1591/2 Hillmorton, Warwick

    The Will of Thomas Perkyns the elder of Hillmorton, county of warwick...sick in body..to be buried within the parish church of Hillmorton...for the relief of the poor persons of Hilmorton 10s...to every one of my godchildren 6d...

    To John Perkyns my son and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten...my house in Hillmorton late occupied by Thomas Bassett, together with one orchard and a close lying on the back side, and one half-yard of arable land with meadows, pastures and commons thereto belonging... for default of such issue, then the property to go to son Edward Perkins, then to son Luke Perkins, then to the Right heirs of me the said Thomas Perkins for ever.

    To Henry Perkins my eldest son all the residue of my houses, lands, tenements and hereditaments...

    Unto Alice my now welbeloved wife all my household stuff, furniture in the parlor or chamber where we used to lie (one coffer with his evidences excepted) and the use of the said chamber as long as she keepeth herself a widow...

    To William Perkins my son 10s...to Thomas Perkins my son 10s...unto my son Edward Perkins fortie pounds four years after my death...to my son Luke fortie pounds ten years after my death...to my son Isaac fortie pounds...to every of my son's children a ewe and a young lamb...unto my brother Krebbles wife a ewe and a lamb... to Thomas Kebble, a lamb... to my brother William Perkins a ewe and a lamb...residue to Henry Perkins my son whom I make sole executor.

    Witnesses were Edward Tomson, Edward Heres, Thomas Bottre, Nicholas Duell, William Kebbell, and Thomas Heres. The inventory amounted to £192:10:0, and was taken 29 Mar. 1592 by Edward Compton, Richard Smyth and Thomas Garfield. (1)

    Issue-

  • 10I. HENRY- b.c.1555, m. 29 Nov. 1579 Hillmorton, Warwick, ELIZABETH SAWBRIDGE (b.c.1564), bur. 11 Mar. 1608/9 Hillmorton
  • II. John- b.c.1561, m. Elizabeth Shaw (bur. 4 July 1603 Hillmorton), will 17 Dec. 1601- 6 Jan. 1601/2 Hillmorton (2) In his will John mentions his brothers "Herrie", Thomas, Lewis, his mother (not named), his brother Thomas' daughter (also not named), "Isake Perkynes" son of his brother Thomas, and Edward Shawe "my brother". There are Letters of Administration dated 24 Nov. 1603 to Thomas Perkins, his brother, providing for the tuition for his son Edward, a minor. Elizabeth's will dated 29 June 1603 (inventory dated 11 July 1603) mentions her brother Edward Shawe, her sister "Elnor Shawe", her brother Henry Shawe, her sister Mary Masters, her brother Thomas Shawe, her sister Agnes Shawe, her goddaughter Elizabeth Shawe, her brother Henry Pirkins and his three daughters, her sister Elizabeth Perkins, her brother Isaac Pirkins and his three daughters, her brother Thomas Pirkins and his two daughters, and her son Edward Pirkins who was made executor, despite being a minor. (3)
  • III. Elizabeth- probably d.s.p.
  • IV. Francis- probably d.s.p.
  • V. William- m. Elizabeth ______, bur. 1 Apr. 1590 Hillmorton. William was a mercer as his inventory mentions "Wares at Rugby". (4)
  • VI. Thomas- m. 16 Oct. 1586 Hillmorton, Mary Bate, bur. 7 Dec. 1629 Hillmorton. In his will 1 Dec. 1629 Thomas mentions his eldest son Isaac and also an inn named "The Bell" in Hillmorton, in the tenure of Henry Watts. He mentions his second son Francis and that he must not take to wife Sara Tant of Hillmorton! He also mentions his third son Edward and his daughters mary and Alice as well as his "cozen" Thomas Perkins, his brothers Luke and Isaac and his "cozen" John Perkins. His wife Mary and son Isaac were the executors. (5)
  • VII. Edward- m. 22 July 1605 Hillmorton, Sarah Smyth, bur. 18 Aug. 1619 Hillmorton Letters of Administration to Sarah Perkins, relict of Edward Perkins, 8 Oct. 1619 providing for the tuition for their children Judith, Francis, Alice, Edward and Isaac. (6)
  • VIII. Francis- bpt. 20 Apr. 1565 Hillmorton, d.s.p. before 1588
  • IX. Luke- bpt. 20 Sept. 1568 Hillmorton, m. Margaret ______ (d. after 28 June 1638), will 1 June -28 June 1638 Hillmorton. The inventory of his estate was done by Thomas, John and Edward Perkins of Hillmorton, yeomen.(7)
  • X. Isaac- bpt. 20 Dec. 1571 Hillmorton, m.1. Anne _____ (bur. 28 June 1602 Hillmorton), 2. ?, d. 1639 Ipswich, MA
  • XI. Lysle- b.c.1579

    Ref:

    (1) Lichfield Registry Act Book No. 9, p. 25
    (2) Ibid- Act Book No. 10, p. 73
    (3) Ibid- p. 118
    (4) Ibid- Act Book No. 8, p. 29
    (5) Ibid- quoted in Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894- p. 9
    (6) Lichfield Registry Act Book No. 10, p. 118
    (7) Ibid- quoted in Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894

    Parish Registers for Hillmorton
    English Origins of Six Families by the Name of Perkins- Paula Perkins Mortensen, Gateway Press, 1998
    Perkins Family in Olden Times- D.W. Perkins, Ed., Utica, 1916- p. 78
    Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis- Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633- Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995


    10I. HENRY (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4, THOMAS 5, WILLIAM 6, THOMAS 7, HENRY 8, THOMAS 9)-

    b.c.1555
    m. 29 Nov. 1579 Hillmorton, Warwick, ELIZABETH SAWBRIDGE (bpt. 30 Oct. 1564 Hillmorton)- d. of William Sawbridge of Hillmorton.
    bur. 11 Mar. 1608/9 Hillmorton

    In 1601 Henry was one of the appraisers of the estate of William Kebble.(1)

    Administration on Henry's estate was granted to his son Thomas on 5 Apr 1609. A bond was given for the tuition of Margaret, Edward, Anne (Agnes), Sarah, Francis, William, Lucy (Luke), Elizabeth, James (Jacob) and "the other children". John was of age and married so he is not mentioned. Inventory was taken on 22 Mar 1608 by Rowland Wilcox, gentleman, and Thomas Perkins, John Sawbridge, Thomas Compton and William Burnam, yeomen. Henry's estate amounted to £336 8s 8d. (2)

    The Sawbridge family came from the hamlet of Sawbridge in the parish of Wolfhamcote, Warwick, about six miles from Hillmorton.

    Issue- all children bpt. in Hillmorton

  • I. Alice- bpt. 17 Mar. 1580/1
  • II. Thomas- bpt. 24 July 1582, m. Elizabeth _____ (d. 1658), will 12 Nov. 1655- 10 Feb. 1658 Hillmorton.
  • 11III. JOHN- bpt. 23 Dec. 1583 Hillmorton, m. 9 Oct. 1608 Hillmorton, JUDITH GATER (bpt. 19 Mar. 1588/9 Hillmorton), d. 23 Sept. 1654 Ipswich, MA
  • IV. Francis- bpt. 1 Nov., bur. 3 Dec. 1585
  • V. Francis- bpt. 18 Dec. 1586, bur. 7 Jan. 1586/7
  • VI. Margaret- bpt. 9 Nov. 1588, d. before 1609
  • VII. Edward- bpt. 12 Dec. 1590, d. after 1609
  • VIII. Agnes- bpt. 16 Oct. 1592, m. 29 June 1618 Hillmorton, Edmund Collyson
  • IX. Sarah- bpt. 25 Aug. 1594, m. 4 Apr. 1624 Hillmorton, Humphrey Edmunds
  • X. Francis- bpt. 8 Feb. 1596/7
  • XI. William- bpt. 13 Jan. 1598/9, d. after 1609
  • XII. Luke- bpt. 27 Nov. 1600, m. 2 Aug. 1621 Hillmorton, Margaret Pursser
  • XIII. Elizabeth- bpt. 28 Nov., bur. 25 Dec. 1602
  • XIV. Elizabeth- bpt. 4 Oct. 1604
  • XV. Jacob- bpt. 26 July 1607, d. after 1609

    Ref:

    (1) Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894- p. 6
    (2) Litchfield Registry- Book II, p. 73

    Parish Registers for Hillmorton
    Notes on the Perkins Families in England- D.W. Perkins, Salem, 1894
    Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his Descendants- Thomas Allen Perkins, Record Pub. Co., Haverhill, 1947- p. 1
    Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis- Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633- Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995


    11III. JOHN (PIERRE 1, HENRY 2, JOHN 3, WILLIAM 4, THOMAS 5, WILLIAM 6, THOMAS 7, HENRY 8, THOMAS 9, HENRY 10)-

    bpt. 23 Dec. 1583 Hillmorton, Warwick
    m. 9 Oct. 1608 Hillmorton, JUDITH GATER (bpt. 19 Mar. 1588/9 Hillmorton, d. 1654 Ipswich)- d. of Michael and Isabel (Baylie) Gater
    d. 23 Sept. 1654 Ipswich, MA
    will 28 Mar.-26 Sept. 1654

    John Perkins' Home- 75 Arbor St., Wenham

    John and his family embarked for New England on the "Lyon" on 1 Dec 1630 and arrived in Boston on 5 Feb 1631. John and Judith Perkins were admitted to the Boston church as members 107 and 108 in early 1631 and he is on the 18 May 1631 list of freemen. On 3 Apr 1632 the Court of Assistants ordered "that no person whatsoever shall shoot at fowl upon Pullen Poynte or Noddle's Ileland, but that the said places shall be reserved for John Perkins to take fowl with nets" (this may refer to his son John). He was on a committee to set the bounds of Roxbury and Dorchester on 7 Nov 1632.

    John moved to Ipswich in 1633 and was granted 40 acres in 1634 where he owned a large island at the mouth of the Ipswich River. He was part of the group that planned the settlement of Ipswich, however, on the list of men authorized by the court to begin the settlement on 1 Apr. 1633 his name is listed as William Perkins which must be an error as William was living in Roxbury at this time and didn't move to Essex county for another 20 years.

    In 1635 John was granted three acres of upland, ten acres of meadow, an island at More's Point, ten acres where he built a house, six acres of meadow and six acres of upland. In 1636 another six acres of plowland. In 1639 he was granted another forty acres at Chebacco.

    John was a Representitive to the General Court in 1636. Also in 1636 he was one of the people who did the inventory on Sarah Dillingham's estate. John signed the petition of remonstrance against the departure of John Winthrop Jr. from Ipswich on 21 June 1637.(1)

    John Perkins, Sr. was a commoner of Ipswich on "the last day of the last month, 1641". He was on the grand jury on 28 Dec. 1641, 26 Sept. 1648 and at the 28 Sept. 1652 court in Ipswich.

    John Perkins, Sr., was excused from ordinary training at the 26 Mar. 1650/1 court as he was over sixty.

    "28th of first mo called March 1654 I John Perkines the Elder of Ipswich being at this tyme sick and weake in body yet through the mercy and goodnes of the Lord retaining my vnderstanding and memory: do thus Dispose of and bequeath my Temporale estate as ffolloweth

    first I Doe giue and bequeath vnto my Eldest sonn John Perkines a foale of my young mare being new with foale if it please the Lord shee foale it well also I give and bequeath to my sonn Johns two sonnes John and Abraham to each of them one of my yearleing heyfers:

    also I give and bequeath to my sonn Thomas Perkines one cow and one heyfer also I give & bequeath to his sonn John Perkines one ewe to be delivered for his use at the next shearing tyne [time]

    also I doe give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Sarjeant one cow and an heyfer to be to her and her children after her Decease as it may please ye Lord they may increase the proffits or increase to be equelly Devided amongst the satde children

    also I Doe five to my Daughter mary Bradbery one cow and one heyfer or a young steere to remaine to her & to her children in theyr increase or proffits as it shall please the Lord to bless them and to be equaly Devided to the children:

    also I Doe give and bequeath to my Daughter Lidia Bennitt one cow and one heyfer or steere to be equaly Devided to her children in theyr increaseproffits after her Decease:

    I Doe also give vnto my Grandchilde Thomas Bradbery one ewe to be sett apart for his vse at ye next shearing tyne:

    also I Doe give and bequeath vnto my sonn Jacob Perkines my Dwelling howse together with all the outhowseing, and all my landes of one kinde and other together with all improvements therevpon to be his in full posession & according to a former covenant, after the decease of my wyfe and nott before and so to remaine to him and to his heires forever:

    all the rest of my estate of one kinde and other I Doe wholy leave to my Deare wife Judeth Perkines apointing and ordaining my sayde wyfe the sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament Desireing my sayde wife to Dispose of the cattell above mentioned according to her discresion as they shall prosper steeres or heyfers as also to Dispose of somoe of the increase or some of the increase of the sheep to || the || children of my sonn Thomas and of my three Daughters at the Discresion of my sayde wife and this I Doe ordaine as my Last will and Testament subscribed with mine owne hand this twnty eighth Day of he first month 1654:

    his mark John Y Perkines

    Witness: william Barthlolmew, Thomas Harris. Proved in Ipswich court 26:7:1653 by the witnesses.

    Inventory taken by William Bartholomew and John Annable:

    the dwelling howse and barne wth out howseing, £40 60s.
    Land about the hoswe about eight acres, £12
    more Land unbroade up about fourteen acres, £21
    a pcell of marsh about six acres at 40s. p acres, £12
    a pcell of vpland and marsh being much broken about xx acres at 20s. p acre, £20
    12 acres of improved Land at 50s. p acres, £24
    one mare with a mare foale, £25
    six milch cowes, £30
    four yearling heyfers & a steere, £11 10s.
    six ewes at 35s. p, £10 10s.
    5 yewe Lambes, £5
    one yearling weather and two weather Lambs, £2
    one young calfe, 15s.
    one cow at the pasture, a sow & 3 piggs, all £8
    one feather bed with besteed & furniture, £4
    one coverlid with other small thinges being Linen most, £2 10s.
    Left in mony at his decease £10
    a cart, plowes, a harow with severall goodes of Lumber as caske, tubbes, cheares, axes, hoes, etc., £5
    severall ketles, pottes & dishes in the kitchen, £2
    his wearing aparell, £5

    total, £250 5s. (2)

    The Perkins homestead on 75 Arbor St. in Wenham was sold by the Perkins family to a developer and was unfortunately demolished in May 2011. It was one of the first homes in the town having been originally built in the 17th century and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. To see this sad event go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKpy4QfUgz0

    Issue-

  • I. Reddington-
  • II. John- bpt. 14 Sept. 1609 Hillmorton, m. 1635 Elizabeth Eveleth (d. 27 Sept. 1684 Ipswich), d. 14 Oct. 1686 Ipswich, MA
  • 12III. ELIZABETH-bpt. 25 Mar. 1611 Hillmorton, m. 18 Sept. 1640 Amesbury, MA,WILLIAM SARGENT, d. 18 Sept. 1670 Salisbury
  • 13IV. MARY- bpt. 3 Sept. 1615 Hillmorton, m. May 1636 Salisbury, THOMAS BRADBURY (bpt. 28 Feb. 1610/1 Wicken Bonhunt, Essex, d. 16 Mar. 1694/5 Salisbury), d. 20 Dec. 1700 Ipswich
  • V. Anne- bpt. 5 Sept. 1617, ? d.s.p. before Dec. 1630
  • VI. Thomas- bpt. 28 Apr. 1622 Hillmorton, m.c. 1640 Phebe Gould (bpt. 20 Sept. 1620 Hemel Hempsted, Hertfordshire), d. 7 May 1686 Topsfield, MA
  • VII. Jacob- bpt. 12 Sept. 1624 Hillmorton, m.1.c. 1648 Elizabeth Whipple (d. 12 Feb. 1685/6 Ipswich), 2. Damaris ______ (m.1. ______ Robinson, d. 1716), d. 27 Jan. 1699/00 Ipswich, MA
  • VIII. Edward- m. Elizabeth Butcher
  • IX. Lydia- bpt. 3 June 1632 Boston, MA, m. c. 1651 Ipswich, Henry Bennet, d. 1672 Ipswich

    Ref:

    (1) Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony- Thomas Franklin Waters- Vol. I, p. 50
    (2) Essex Co. Probate Files- Docket 21,337

    Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis- Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633- Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995- pp. 1431-3
    Some Notices of the Family Perkins in America- NEHGR- Vol. X (1856), pp. 211-8


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