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John Perkins, Quartermaster

Male 1583 - 1654  (70 years)


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  • Name John Perkins, Quartermaster  [1, 2
    Suffix Quartermaster 
    Born 23 Dec 1583  Of Hillmorton, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 Dec 1583  Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 28 Sep 1652  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • "John Perkines the Elder of Ipswich being at this time sick and weak in body" bequeathed to "my eldest son John Perkines a foal...also...to my son John's two sons John and Abraham to each of them one of my yearling heifers"; to "my son Thomas Perkines one cow and one heifer also...to his son John Perkines one ewe"; to my daughter Elizabeth Sargeant one cow and a heifer to be to her and here children after her decease"; to "my daughter Mary Bradley one cow and one heifer or a young steer...to her & to her children"; to "my daughter Lidia Bennitt one cow and one heifer or steer...to her children"; to "my grandchild Thomas Bradley one ewe"; to "my son Jacob Perkines my dwelling house together with all the outhousing and all my lands...according to a former covenant, after the decease of my wifte"; residue "to my dear wife Judith Perkines" sole executrix, "as also to dispose of some of the increase to children of my son Thomas and of my three daughters" at here direction.

      The Inventory of his estate totalled 250 5s, including real estate valued at 132: "the dwelling house and the barn with outhousing," 40 60s "land about the house about 80 acres "more land unbroke up about 14 acres," 21; "a parcel of marsh about 6 acres," 12; "a parcel of upland and marsh being much broken about twenty acres," 20; "twelve acres of improved land," 24.
    Buried Sep 1654  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Sep 1654  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Arrived Ship Lion 1631, freeman May 18, 1631. Came with Roger Williams.

      From 'The Great Migration Begins':

      JOHN PERKINS

      ORIGIN: Hillmorton, Warwickshire MIGRATION: 1631 on first trip of the Lyon FIRST RESIDENCE: Boston REMOVES: Ipswich 1633

      CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "John Perkins and Judith his wife" were admitted to Boston church as members #107 and #108 (this would be in early 1631) [BChR 14]. FREEMAN: 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:366]. EDUCATION: He made his mark to his will. OFFICES: Deputy to General Court for Ipswich, 25 May 1636 [MBCR 1:174]. Committee to set the bounds of Roxbury and Dorchester, 7 November 1632 [MBCR 1:102]. Essex grand jury, 28 [December] 1641, 26 September 1648, 28 September 1652 [EQC 1:37, 145, 260]. On 26 March 1650 "John Perkins Sr., being above sixty years old, is freed from ordinary training" [EQC 1:187]. ESTATE: He had Ipswich land grants: forty acres in 1634, three acres of upland; ten acres of meadow; an island at More's Point; ten acres where "he hath built a house"; six acres of meadow; six acres of upland in 1635, and forty acres at Chebacco in 1636, and six acres of plowland in 1639 [Dudley Wildes Anc 88]. On 10 December 1644 "John Perkins of Ipswich in America" and Thomas Perkins exchanged land in Ipswich [ILR 3:1, 4:268]. In his will, dated 28 March 1654 and proved 26 September 1654, "John Perkines the Elder of Ipswich being at this time sick and weak in body" bequeathed to "my eldest son John Perkines a foal ... also ... to my son John's two sons John and Abraham to each of them one of my yearling heifers"; to "my son Thomas Perkines one cow and one heifer also ... to his son John Perkines one ewe"; to "my daughter Elizabeth Sarjeant one cow and a heifer to be to her and her children after her decease"; to "my daughter Mary Bradbery one cow and one heifer or a young steer ... to her & to her children"; to "my daughter Lidia Bennitt one cow and one heifer or steer ... to her children"; to "my grandchild Thomas Bradbery one ewe"; to "my son Jacob Perkines my dwelling house together with all the outhousing and all my lands ... according to a former covenant, after the decease of my wife"; residue "to my dear wife Judeth Perkines" sole executrix, "as also to dispose of some of the increase to children of my son Thomas and of my three daughters" at her discretion [EPR 1:190-91]. The inventory of John Perkins was undated but totalled 250 5s., including real estate valued at 132: "the dwelling house and barn with out housing," 40 60s. [sic]; "land about the house about eight acres," 12; "more land unbroke up about fourteen acres," 21; "a parcel of marsh about six acres," 12; "a parcel of upland and marsh being much broken about twenty acres," 20; "twelve acres of improved land," 24 [EPR 1:191].

      BIRTH: Baptized Hillmorton, Warwickshire, 23 December 1583, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Sawbridge) Perkins [Dudley Wildes Anc 87]. DEATH: Ipswich "1654 aged sixty four years" between 28 March 1654 (date of will) and 26 September 1654 (probate of will). MARRIAGE: Hillmorton 8 October 1608 Judith Gater, baptized Hillmorton 19 March 1588/9, daughter of Michael Gater [Dudley Wildes Anc 87]. CHILDREN (i-vi baptized Hillmorton, Warwickshire [Dudley Wildes Anc 89-90]): iJOHN, bp. 14 September 1609; m. by about 1636 Elizabeth _____ (eldest child b. about 1636 [EIHC 19:255, 265-66]; Elizabeth, wife to Quartermaster John Perkins, d. Ipswich 27 September 1684). iiELIZABETH, bp. 25 March 1611; m. by about 1636 WILLIAM SARGENT. iiiMARY, bp. 3 September 1615; m. by 1637 Thomas Bradbury (eldest child b. Salisbury 1 April 1637). ivANNE, bp. 5 September 1617; no further record. vTHOMAS, bp. 28 April 1622; m. by about 1644 Phebe Gould, daughter of Zacheus Gould (eldest child b. by 1644 [Dudley Wildes Anc 92]; in his will of 11 December 1685 Thomas Perkins bequeathed to his son Zacheus "the farm he lives upon
      which I had of my father Gould'" [Dudley Wildes Anc 92]). viJACOB, bp. 12 July 1624; m. (1) by 1649 Elizabeth _____ (eldest child b. 1 April 1649 [EIHC 19:264]) [EQC 1:389]; m. (2) after 12 February 1685 Damaris (_____) Robinson, widow of Nathaniel Robinson [Dudley Wildes Anc 90 (evidence not supplied)]. viiLYDIA, bp. Boston 3 June 1632 [corrected from 1631] [BChR 277]; m. by about 1651 Henry Bennett of Ipswich [NEHGR 19:165-69]. ASSOCIATIONS: Walter Goodwin Davis discusses the possibility that Isaac Perkins of Ipswich was a close relative [Dudley Wildes Anc 89].

      COMMENTS: On 3 April 1632 a 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" [MBCR 1:94]. In the 1 April 1633 list of men authorized by the court to begin the settlement of Ipswich, the eighth name is "William Perkins" [MBCR 1:103], which must be an error for this John Perkins, inasmuch as WILLIAM PERKINS was at Roxbury at this time, and would not move to Essex County for nearly two decades more.

      BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1959 Walter Goodwin Davis published the English origin of John Perkins and his wife, and pushed the Perkins ancestry back to 1475 [Dudley Wildes Anc 81-90].

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      Estate of John Perkins, Sr. of Ipswich

      Essex Probate Docket # 21337

      28th of ye first mo called March, 1654.

      I John Perkins the elder of Ipswich being at this tyme sick and weake in body yet through the mercy and goodness of the Lord retaining my understanding and memory: doe thus dispose of and bequeath my temporall estate as Followeth.
      First. I do give and bequeath unto my eldest sonn John Perkins a foale of my young mare being now with foale if it please the Lord she foale it well also I give and bequeath to my sonn John's two sonnes John and Abraham to each of them one of my yearling heyfers: also I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Perkins one cow and one heyfer also I give and bequeath to his son John Perkins one ewe and to be delivered for his use at the next shearing time also I doe give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Sargent 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 equally devided amongst the sayde children: also I do give to my daughter Mary Bradbury one cow and one heyfer or a young steere to remain to her and to her children in theyr increase or proffits as it shall please the Lord to bless them and to be equaly devided to ye 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 increase or proffits after her decease; I doe also give unto my grandchilde Thomas Bradbury one ewe to be sett apart for his use at ye next shearing tyme: also I do give and bequeathe unto my sonn Jacob Perkins my dwelling house together with all the outhowseing and all my landes of one kinde and other together with all improvements thereupon to be his in full possession 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 do wholy leave my deare wife Judith Perkins apointing and ordaining my sade wyfe the sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament Desiring my sayde wife to dispose of the cattell above mentioned according to her discresion as they shall prove steeres or heyfers, also to dispose of some of the increase of the sheep to ye 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 my own hand this twenty eight day of ye first month 1654.
      John Perkins (signed)

      Signed in presence of
      William Barthomew
      Thomas Harris

      Proved in court held at Ipswich 27 (7) 1654 by the oath of William Bartholmew and Thomas Harris per me
      Robert Lord, cleric

      Source: "The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts", by Geo. A. Perkins, M.D., Salem, 1882

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      John Perkins emigrated on 1-Dec-1630 from Bristol, Somerset, England; aboard the ship "Lyon." He immigrated on 5-Feb-1631. On 18-May-1631 John Perkins was listed as a freeman. He held the position of commitiee member to set the bounds of Roxbury and Dorchester on 7-Nov-1632. He was granted forty acres in 1634 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was granted three acres of upland; ten acres of meadow; an island at More's Point; ten acres where "he hath built a house"; six acres of meadow; six acres of upland in 1635 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was granted forty acres in 1636 at Chebacco-Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He held the position of Deputy to the General Court for Ipswich on 25-May-1636. He was granted six acres of plowland in 1639. He served on the Essex grand jury on 24-Dec-1641. He served on the Essex grand jury on 26-Sep-1648. On 26-Mar-1650 Being above sixty years old, is freed from ordinary training.

      He served on the Essex grand jury on 28-Sep-1652. He left a will on 28-Mar-1654 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. [3]
    Person ID I5837797  7_families
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2008 

    Father Henry Perkins,   b. 1536, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1609, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Sawbridge,   b. Abt 1541, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1603, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1579  Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1788633  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Judith Gater,   b. 19 Mar 1588, , Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1654, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1608  Hillworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Perkins,   b. 8 Nov 1609, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1686, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Judith Perkins,   b. 1611, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1670, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Henry Perkins,   b. 1611,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Abraham Perkins,   b. 1613, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1683, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Mary Perkins,   b. 1615, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Thomas Perkins,   b. 1616, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1686, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Ann Perkins,   c. 5 Sep 1617, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jacob Perkins,   b. 1624, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1700, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Lydia Perkins,   b. 1632, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1788631  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Joanna Pinder,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1670  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2001 
    Family ID F1788632  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1583 - Of Hillmorton, Warwick, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 23 Dec 1583 - Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 28 Sep 1652 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1654 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1654 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1670 - Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S105009] Great Migration Begins, Robert Charles Anderson, (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1995), CD containing all volumes..

    2. [S106103] Sargent Genealogy - William Sargent of Ipswich - 8 - 10th Generations, B. Felton Sargent, (Orlando, Florida, 1964), 8 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S105165] Massachusetts, Essex County Wills, ( http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/wills/).