Isaac Perkins and Alice —

    Isaac Perkins was baptized 20 December 1571 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, the son of Thomas Perkins and Alice (possibly Kebble). Isaac married first Alice —. This Alice was buried in June of 1602 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England. Isaac married second Alice —. Isaac became a yeoman in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. On 15 June 1639, his widow Alice sold the lot in Ipswich.

Isaac and the first Alice's children are:

1. Sarah Perkins, baptized 3 Feb 1596 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
2. Elizabeth Perkins, baptized 19 May 1600 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
3. Thomas Perkins, baptized 27 May 1601 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.

Isaac and the second Alice's children are:

4. Abraham Perkins, baptized in 1603 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, married Mary (Wyeth?), one of first settlers of Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, miller, clerk of the market, constable, and tavern keeper.
5. Jacob Perkins, baptized 23 Mar 1605/6 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, said to have settled in Holmes Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts.
6. Abigail Perkins, baptized 8 Nov 1607 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
7. Isaac Perkins, baptized 26 Jan 1611/2 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, married Susanna —, one of first settlers of Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, constable.
8. Hannah Perkins, baptized 9 Oct 1614 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
9. Lydia Perkins, baptized 1 Jan 1617/8 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
10. Mary Perkins, baptized 16 Sep 1621 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, may very likely have been the Mary who married Henry Green of Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire and died 26 Apr 1690.[1]

Sources:
1. Perkins in Hillmorton Parish Records (England), extracted by Jim Perkins.
2. Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759–1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Portland, ME:  Anthoensen Press, 1959, p. 89.
3. Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Baltimore, MD:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976, p. 541.
4. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 3, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).
5. Holmes, Frank R., Directory of Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, New York, 1923, p. 354.


Baptisms

20 Dec 1571    Isaac son of Thomas
3 Feb 1596      Sarah dau of Isaac
19 May 1600   Elizabeth dau of Isaac
27 Mar 1601   Thomas son of Isaac

Burial

[28?] June 1602 Alice wife of Isaac

Baptisms

[4 July ?] 1603   Abraham son of Isaac & Alice
23 Mar 1605/6   Jacob son of Isaac
8 Nov 1607       Abigail dau of Isaac
26 Jan 1611/12  Isaac son of Isaac
9 Oct 1614        Hannah dau of Isaac
1 Jan 1617/18    Lydia dau of Isaac
16 Sep 1621      Mary dau of Isaac

Source:  Perkins in Hillmorton Parish Records (England), extracted by Jim Perkins.


    In 1637 there was an Isaac Perkins in Ipswich where he owned “land lying above the street called Brook street, six acres.”  He was dead before 15 Jun 1639, when his widow Alice Perkins sold the lot to Joseph Morse.  It is tempting to believe that he was also of the Hillmorton stock.  John Perkins did not have a brother Isaac, but he had an uncle Isaac only eleven years older than he, while other Isaacs were baptized in Hillmorton in 1597/8 and 1611/2.
    If Isaac Perkins of Ipswich was a man of middle age, which we have no means of knowing, he and Alice may have been the parents of Abraham and Isaac Perkins who turned up in Hampton, not far down the coast, where Abraham took the Freeman's Oath in 1640 and Isaac in 1642.  These men are presumed to have been brothers.  Abraham named a son Luke, not a common name, and John Perkins of Hillmorton and Ipswich had an uncle Luke, a brother Luke, and a grandson Luke.

Source:  Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759–1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Portland, ME:  Anthoensen Press, 1959, p. 89.


Perkins/Perkeings/Perkus/Parkins, Isaac, yeoman, Ipswich, propr. 1637. His widow Alice sold land and house 15 (4) 1639. [Ips. Rec.] Ch. Isaac (rem. to Hampton); Jacob (sold land recd. from his father 23 (2) 1674, after removing to Holmes Hole.)

Source:  Holmes, Frank R., Directory of Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, New York, 1923, p. 354.


Green,particularly common in eastern England, became 18th in N. E.
Henry, Esq., Hampton, ±30 in 1652, ±40 in 1659, ±54 in 1673. Ipswich 1642; Hampton in possesion of land before May 1644, and established his permanent home on South side of Taylor’s River by 1653. Carpenter, millwright, mill-owner. Twice comr. to settle Salisbury line; Selectman 1662, 1680; Moderator 1691, 1693-4, 1697; Assistant of Inf. Court; Justice Court. of Sessions; Councilor 1685-9, 1692-8; Chief Justice Court of Common Pleas 1697-8. Lists 392ab, 393ab, 49, 396, 56, 59, 61, 64, 65, 68, 399a. Hampton records his death 5 August 1700, above 80 years, for several years a member of the Council until by age he laid down that place, but a Justice till he died. Will 2–20 August 1700, names 2d wife, all children, and daughter Elizabeth Cass’s three Chase children. First wife Mary died 26 April 1690. Lists 393a, 394. He or she was nearly related to the Perkins brothers; Abraham Perkins who was repeatedly his surety and whose son-in-law Giles Fifield called him Uncle Green and young Mary Green his cousin, [p.286] and Isaac Perkins, whose son Ebenezer called Isaac Green cousin; while a connection with Greens in Massachusetts may be indicative. See also Moulton. He married 2d 10 March 1690-1 Mary (Hussey), widow of Thomas Page, who married 3d Captain Henry Dow (3). Children: Abraham. Abigail, born 6 October 1650, died 13 May 1669. Isaac, born 25 — 1651. Jacob, born ±1653. Mary, married in Haverhill 4 November 1678 Peter Green who had 3 daughters by his 1st wife Elizabeth (Dustin) Kingsbury, 4 children recorded Haverhill 1679-1687. In 1660 William Edmonds of Lynn sued her father for the cure of her leg at expense of over £20 for 11 months time. Elizabeth, born 11 June 1656, married 1st James Chase (3), 2d Capt. Joseph Cass (3). Hannah, married 1st 5 June 1676 John Acey of Rowley, 4 daughters; 2d before 1698 John Shepard of Rowley, 1 son. She died 30 March 1718.

Source:  Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine:  The Southward Press, 1928.


More About Isaac and Alice’s Son, Abraham

    Abraham Perkins, br of Isaac, age 60 in 9/1663. Hampton 1639, freeman 5/13/1640. In 1648 he and Henry Green (7), apparently a relative, had a grant near the Falls to build a water mill. Clerk of the market 1650; constable, commissioner to end small causes 1651; ordinary license 1651 and later; license to still and sell by quart 1665; marshal of Hampton 1654-4; often of jury and grand jury (foreman 1676-7, 1679). A good penman, he did business for others and the town. Lists 391a, 392abc, 393ab, 394, 396, 397a, 398, 49, 54. His wife was Mary, Lists 393a, 394. That she and Susanna wife of Isaac, were daughters of Humphrey Wyeth, as often claimed, though not true of Susanna, may have been true of Mary who had two sons Humphrey and knew about Em Wyeth’s affairs, perhaps only as Benjamin Wyeth was her husband’s apprentice. His will, 22 August (died 31 August, aged 70) 1683, names wife, 7 children, grandson John Perkins and granddaughter Mary Fifield living with him. Widow died 29 May 1706, aged 88. Children: Mary, baptized 15 December 1639 married Giles Fifield (2). Abraham, born 2 September1639 baptized with Mary (see Johnson 24). Luke, apprenticed self in April 1654, ±14 to Samuel Carter, shoemaker, Charlestown (see Jones 42); married 9 March 1663 Hannah (Long) Cookery of Charlestown where he died 20 March1709-10, she 16 November 1715. 9 children Humphrey, born 23 January 1642. James, born 11 April 1644. Timothy, born July 1646 all died young. James, born 5 October 1647. Jonathan, born 30 May 1650. David, born 28 February 1653-4, blacksmith, Beverly, Bridgewater married Elizabeth Brown of Beverly who was dismissed to Bridgewater Church in 1690 and died 14 July 1735; he 1 October 1736. Will, 5 ch. Abigail, born 12 April 1655 married Deacon John Folsom (4). Timothy, born 29 June 1657 died 27 June 1660. Sarah, born 26 July 1659 unmarried 1683. Humphrey, born 17 May 1661. See also N.E. Reg. 50:34.

Source:  Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Baltimore, MD:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976, p. 541.

PERKINS,
ABRAHAM, Hampton, by wife Mary, who died 29 May 1706, aged 88, had Mary, and Abraham, born 2 September, both baptized 15 December 1639, was freeman 13 May 1640. Other children were Humphrey, born 22 January 1642, died young; James, 11 April 1644; Timothy, July 1646; both died young, James, again, 5 October 1647; Jonathan, May 1650; David, 1653; Abigail, 2 or 12 April 1655; Timothy, 2 or 29 June 1657, died in few months as told in Genealogical Register XII. 79; Sarah, 7 or 26 July 1659; and Humphrey, 17 May 161; beside Caleb, and Luke of doubtful date. His will of 22 August 1683 was probated 18 September following. Abigail married 10 November 1675, John Folsom the second of Hampton.

Source:  Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 3, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


Footnotes
[1] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire indicates that there was a close relationship between the Henry Green family and the families of Abraham and Isaac Perkins. Abraham was Henry’s surety on a number of occasions, Abraham’s son-in-law called Henry “Uncle Green” and Henry’s daughter Mary his cousin, and Isaac’s son Ebenezer called Henry’s son Isaac his cousin.


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