Samuel PERKINS (1655 – 1700) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Samuel Perksins was born in Ipswich, Mass. in 1655. His parents were Quartermaster John PERKINS and and Elizabeth EVELETH. He married Hannah WEST in 1677. Samuel died intestate in 1700 when he was only forty-five years old. His widow, Hannah, was administratrix of his estate, and was also appointed guardian of his two minor children, John and Elizabeth.
Hannah West was born in 1659 in Ipswich, Mass. Her parents were Twyford WESTand Mary CROSS. Hannah died 21 AUG 1732 Ipswich, Mass
Children of Samuel and Hannah:
|1.||Samuel Perkins||26 Nov 1679||abroad, date unknown.|
|2.||Ebenezer PERKINS||3 Feb 1681 in Ipswich, Massa||Hannah SAFFORD
14 Aug 1710 in Preston, CT
12 Sep 1734 Scituate, Rhode Island
|1754 in Coventry, Rhode Island.|
|3.||Elizabeth Perkins||13 Jun 1685||11 Mar 1712 – Ipswich, Mass|
|4.||John Perkins||12 May 1692||Anna [__?__]
Curacao, West Indies
Samuel was a cordwainer by trade. He served as a soldier in the Narragansett war, for which he received a portion of land at Voluntown, on the eastern border of Connecticut, which land afterward came into possession of his son Ebenezer, who settled upon it, and in 1735 sold it to John Wildes of Topsfield, Mass. (See Great Swamp Fight – Aftermath for details)
That explains the 7 year gap between Elizabeth and John. I must be missing the fifth child.
Samuel’s father gave him a deed of land in the town of Ipswich on which he had built a house in 1684; this land joined to land given to his brother Luke. In a deed to Luke, his father, Quart’ John, says, “and that Sam Perkins shall not be disturbed in the possession I have given him, and that he hath built upon.”
Samuel died instate in 1700. His widow Hannah was appointed administrix of his estate and also chosen as guardian of his two minor children.
4. John Perkins
John Perkins of Preston was a mariner who died in Curaçao in 1753 and left a will, giving property “to the children of his brother Ebenezer by his first wife.”
On July 8, 1754, “Newman Perkins, of Exeter, R. I., Samuel Perkins and Oliver Perkins, husbandman, of Schuate in said R. I., Valentine Perkins, of Oblong, N. Y., husbandman, Ebenezer Perkins, of Coventry, R. I., husbandman, Lemuel and Francis Perkins, of Voluntown, Conn., mariners, children of Ebenezer Perkins, late of Coventry, in the colony of Rhode Island, husbandman, deceased, by his first wife,” grant to John Harris, of Boston, power to sell their land, etc., in Ipswich, which lately belonged to their (brother, by mistake of the scribe) uncle John Perkins, of Preston, in the colony of Connecticut, deceased. Brother, Lemuel, of Voluntown, Conn., sold his interest in this property to Daniel Giddinge, of Ipswich, Gent., “about 9 acres, which is my whole shear.”
“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471
Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 13 By Essex Institute, Peabody & Essex Museum
The family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Mass: Complete in three parts By George Augustus Perkins
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