Thomas Perkyns

Thomas Perkyns (1525 – 1592) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather through his great grandson John in the Shaw line and Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather through his great granddaughter Elizabeth; also in the Shaw line.

Perkins – Coat of Arms

Thomas Perkyns was born about 1525 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.  His parents were Henry PERKINS and Alice WEDEN.  He married Alice KEBBLE. Henry died on 11 May 1592 at Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

Alice Kebble was born about 1534 at Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.  Her parents were Henry KEBBLE ((b. 1508 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England) and [__?__].  Alice died on 20 Aug 1613 at Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Thomas and Alice:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Henry PERKINS 1655 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Elizabeth SAWBRIDGE
29 Nov 1579 Hillmorton
11 Mar 1608/09 at Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
2. John Perkins Elizabeth Shaw Will proved
6 Jun 1601/2 (sic)
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
3. William Perkins Elizabeth [__?__] 1 Apr 1590 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
4. Thomas Perkins Mary Bates
16 Oct 1586
7 Dec 1629
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
5. Edward Perkins Sara Smyth
22 Jul 1605
18 Aug 1619
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
6. Frances Perkins bapt.
20 Apr 1565
 Not living in 1588
7. Luke Perkins bapt.
20 Sep 1568
 4 Jun 1638
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
8. Isaac Perkins  bapt.
20 Dec 1571
 Alice [__?__]
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1 Dec 1629 England

As Thomas leaves a legacy in his will to his “brother Kebble’s wife”, his wife Alice may have been Alice Kebble, but there are other possibilities.  Four wills of the period and locality have been abstracted without indentifyng her.

Thomas’ will was made Sep 15, 1588 and proved May 11, 1592.  He asked to be buried in the parish church or churchyard, and gave for the relief of the poor of Hilmorton 10s.  To every godchild, 6d.  To his son John and his heirs male, his house,, messuage or tenement in Hillmorton late in the tenure of Thomas Bassett, with an orchard, a close, one back-side of the tenement and one half-yard of arable land with meadows, pastures and commons thereto belonging with successive remainders to his sons Edward and his heirs male, his son Luke and his heirs male and a final remainder to his own right heirs.  To his eldest son Henry Perkyns, all the residue of his houses, lands, tenements and hereditaments.  To Alice “now my wife”, all his 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 during her widowhood.

To his son Edward Perkyns L40 four years after his death.  To his son Luke Perkyns L40 six years after his death.  To his son Isacke Perkyns L40 ten years after his death.  To Kebble’s wife, a ewe and a lamb.  To Thomas Kebble, a lamb.  To his brother William Perkins, a ewe and a lamb.  Residue to so Henry Perkyns, sole executor.

Witnesses Edward Tomson, Edward Heres, Thomas Bottre, Nicholas Duell, William Kebell, Thomas Heres.  The inventory was in the sum of L192 10s. 0d. and was taken Mar 29, 1592 by Edward Compton, Richard Smyth and Thomas Garfield.



1. Henry PERKINS (See his page)

8. Isaac Perkins

Isaac’s wife Alice [__?__]’s origins are not known.

Isaac’s sons Abraham and Isaac, Jr., both emigrated from Hillmorton, England to America sometime before 1636.

Their uncle John Perkins also immigrated to America about this time. John settled in Ipswich, Mass. while Isaac and Abraham moved on and settled in the vicinity of Hampton and Seabrook, New Hampshire. Isaac became a Quaker and since they were being persecuted at the time, his group was forced to move to what is now Seabrook, NH. Isaac and Abraham married sisters, Mary and Susanna Wise, daughters of Humphrey Wise of Ipswich, Mass.

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 1597/98 and 1611/12.
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.

Children of Isaac and Alice

i.  Sarah Perkins , b. 03 Feb 1595, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England; m.  Humphrey Ermondes, 04 Aug 1624, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

ii. Flora Perkins , b. 01 Jan 1606, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

iii. Abigail Perkins , b. Nov 1607, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

iv. Abraham Perkins b. 28 Jan 1608, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England; d. 31 Aug 1683, Hampton, Rockingham, NH; m.  bef. 1639 to Mary Wise.  (aka Mary Wyeth) (b. ~ 1618 England – d. 29 May 1706 Hampton, Rockingham, NH) Mary’s sister Susannah married Abraham’s brother Isaac. Their parents were Humphrey Wise and Susan Tidd.   Abraham and Mary had fourteen children born between 1639 and 1661.

Abraham was a  miller, clerk of the market, constable, and tavern keeper.

Abraham Perkins, age 60 in 9/1663. Hampton 1639, freeman 5/13/1640. In 1648 he and Henry Green, 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; often of jury and grand jury (foreman 1676-7, 1679). A good penman, he did business for others and the town.   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.

v. Isaac Perkins bapt. 26 Jun 1611, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England; d. 13 Nov 1685, Seabrook, Rockingham, NH;  m. 1638 Ipswich, Mass to Susannah Wise (aka Susannah Wyeth) (b. 1614 in Hillmorton – d. 17 Jul 1699 in Newcastle, New Castle, Delaware.) ;   Susannah’s sister Mary married Isaac’s brother Abraham.  Their parents were Humphrey Wise and Susan Tidd.  Isaac and Susannah had twelve children born between 1648 and 1661.

Isaac was a ship carpenter.

Isaac and Susanna  are first found in New England, settling at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts in 1637 and then at Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire in 1638, where Isaac became a freeman 18 May 1642. He became a keeper of a herd of cattle in 1648 and bought a farm from Timothy DALTON, Jr. in June of 1652. Isaac was the constable in 1650 and served in juries numerous times. He was listed as an owner of a share in the cow common in 1663 and a member of Mr. Cotton’s congregation in full communion in 1671. He made a deed to his son Ebenezer “for support of self and wife Susanna”. Isaac died in November 1685. Susanna moved with her son Ebenezer to Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware. Her estate was administered there by her son-in-law John Hussey in 1699.

Isaac and Susan Perkins were Quakers.

Our ancestos’ lots are underlined in red. Isaac Perkin’s lot was on today’s Winnacunnet Road. — Map of the homes of the original settlers of Hampton, NH, recreated from published maps and ancient records in 1892

  • Lafayette Road, and Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH on Google Maps
  • The main road going horizontally across the top of the map then, at right, angling down to the right corner, is today’s Winnacunnet Road. At the bottom right corner it leads “To The Sea”.
  • Today’s Lafayette Road/Route One starts in the top left and goes vertically down (south) into the thicker road, then about 2/3 of the way down angles sharply off to the left corner in the small road reading “To Salisbury”. That road today is pretty much straight as an arrow north to south.
  • Midway down that same road a small road angles off to the left that reads “To Drake Side”. That is today’s Drakeside Road.
  • The fat road leading from the point where Route One angles off “To Salisbury” to the right and its meeting with Winnacunnet Road, is today’s Park Ave.
  • The two roads leading off the bottom of the map both say “To the Landing”, and at the time were both ends of a single road that went in a loop. Today they are still there, called Landing Road, but are cut off in the middle by a new highway.
  • Lastly the small road in the top right is Mill Road.

First called the Plantation of Winnacunnet, Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire townships chartered by the General Court of Massachusetts, which then held authority over the colony. “Winnacunnet” is an AlgonquianAbenaki word meaning “pleasant pines” and is the name of the town’s high school.

In March 1635, Richard Dummer and John Spencer of the Byfield section in Newbury, came round in their shallop, came ashore at the landing and were much impressed by the location. Dummer, who was a member of the General Court, got that body to lay its claim to the section and plan a plantation here. The Massachusetts General Court of March 3, 1636 ordered that Dummer and Spencer be given power to “To presse men to build there a Bound house”.

The town was settled in 1638 by a group of parishioners led by Reverend Stephen Bachiler, who had formerly preached at the settlement’s namesake:Hampton, England.  Incorporated in 1639, the township once included SeabrookKensingtonDanvilleKingstonEast KingstonSandownNorth Hampton and Hampton Falls.

vi. Hannah Perkins b. 09 Oct 1614, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

vii. Trial Perkins , b. 01 Jan 1616, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.

viii. Lydia Perkins , b. 01 Jan 1618, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England; d. 03 Mar 1648, Hampton, Rockingham, NH.

Not sure if this is right death information for Lydia. Possibly she came to America, also. Some WFT entries have her as marrying Francis Peabody, b. St. Albans, Hertford, England, d. 19 Feb 1698 Topsfield, Essex, Mass. Hampton Area Families shows Francis as marrying Lydia Unknown.

ix. Mary Perkins, bapt. 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.


From Dudley Wildes, 1959 by Walter Goodwin Davis

From Dudley Wildes, 1959 by Walter Goodwin Davis

Perkins 2
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6 Responses to Thomas Perkyns

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  2. Jacob Black says:

    Hey Mark!

    I believe we are 12th cousins, once removed, if I’m correct. Thomas Perkyns is my 12th great grandfather, hence the once removed. I just found it cool, and wanted to tell you about it. I also turned on notifications for my email, so I should be able to see if you comment!

    Your extremely distant cousin,
    Jacob Black

  3. Heather says:

    I am so excited to have found your website today. I found it while doing research on Issac Perkins, Jr. and Susanna Wise (My great-grandparents 9x removed.) I’m not sure what that makes us, but cousins most assuredly, along with Jacob. How wonderful!

    Best and warmest regards,
    (Another cousin)

  4. Heather says:

    Just realized, you’re also related through Stephen Bachiler and the Hussey family, as well. Christopher Yeoman Hussey is my grandfather 8x removed.

  5. Julie says:

    Is it just a coincidence that Thomas’ death date is given as 1592, then says his father, Henry, died 11 May 1592, then that Thomas’ will was proved 11 May 1592?

  6. Ronald A Perkins says:

    Hi Julie,
    Thomas Perkins father was HENRY PERKINS II. HE DIED JUNE 17, 1546.
    Hope this helps.
    Best regards,
    Rom Perkins

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