Isaac PERKINS, farmer born circa 1571 died 12/1/1639 Ipswich MA
Spouse: Alice ____ married in England
Children: Abraham age 60 9/1663 married Mary Wyeth?; Isaac 1611 - 1685 born Hillmorton ENG removed to Hampton NH married Susanna Wise; Jacob
Spouse: Mary WISE / WYETH died 5/29/1706 age 88, married by 1639
Children: Mary baptized 12/15/1639 married Giles Fifield; Abraham born 9/2/1639 , slain by the Indians 6/13/1677, married Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Sleeper 6/27/1668; Luke born 1641 died 3/20/1710 married 3/9/1663 Hannah (Long) Cookery; Humphrey born 1/23/1642 (died young); James born 4/11/1644 died young; Timothy born 7/1646 (died young); James born 10/5/1647 married Leah Coxe; Jonathan born 5/30/1650 married Sarah ___; David born 2/28/1653-4 of Bridgewater married Elizabeth Brown of Beverly (2) Martha Howard; Abigail born 4/12/1655 married Deacon John Folsom; Timothy born 6/24/1657; Sarah born 7/26/1659 unmarried 1683; Humphrey born 5/17/1661 married Martha Moulton
Spouse: Deacon John FOLSOM +-30 in 1671 of Exeter; married 11/10/1675
Children: Abigail born 12/23/1676 married Edward Gilman; Abraham married 10/27/1703 Anna Chase; John drowned 3/31/1725.married Mary ?; Sarah married about 1703 Nathaniel Stevens; Mary born 9/27/1684 married 5/27/1707 Daniel Morrison; Deacon Jonathan married widow Anna Ladd; Jeremiah married 1/26/1709 Mary Basford; Lydia married Robert Stockman; Mercy married Lt. James Dudley
Gen Dictionary ME & NH pg 238: Deacon John Folsom (3), +-30 in 1671. Jury 1666, 1669, 1674, 1679; grj 1683. Constable 1676 and under Cranfield. Selectman 1681, 1691, 1696. Rep 1685, 1688, 1694, 1695. Lists 376b, 377, 381, 383, 49, 62, 69. He was a pillar, both of religion and common rights. See N.H. Hist. Soc. viii, 189, 211, 219. Will 11/24-12/6 1715, ment. w. Abigail (Perkins m 11/10/1675). Ch: Abigail b 12/23/1676 m Edw. Gilman; Abraham, soldier 1696, scout duty 1710. Lists 67, 376b, 1698. He m 10/27/1703 Anna Chase (1 jr.) Adm. relinq 9/24/1740 by "ancient" widow Elizabeth (Robinson) wid of James Rundlett m by 1732, 4 surv ch. John; Sarah m ab 1703 Nathaniel Stevens; Mary b 9/27/1684 m 5/27/1707 Daniel Morrison of Newbury d 2/14/1711 2 ch. Deacon Jonathan, soldier 1710. Had the homestead, Adm. 2/25/1740-1 to wid Anna (Ladd), 12 surv ch incl. John (J.F. 3d in 1748) and Col. Nathaniel. Jeremiah, settled on 100 a his fa gave him in Newmarket. Scout duty 1712. Minor town offices 1720-1730. He m 1/26/1709 Mary Basford (1) who d 10/8/1744 ag 57 (grst.); 2d one Elizabeth. Will 2/19/1746-10/26/1757 names 8 ch, homestead to John. Lydia, m Robert Stockman, b 8/8/1683, of Kingston, from Salis. His will, 2/19-6/30/1741-2 names her and 5 ch. Mercy, m. Lt James Dudley (3).
Pg 237: John Folsom, in deed to dau Mary called himself "Folsham alias Smith." In 1673 he deeded to s. Peter land in Hingham, co. Norfolk (old Eng) near Norrald Common, formerly called Fulsham. Ab 1530 one Wm. Foulsham of Necton m one Agnes Smith of Besthorp, both Norf and had s Adam. In Carleton-Rode, co. Norfolk, John Smith alias Foulsham m. Alice Newnham 10/29/1616. One Peter Fowlesham alias Smith had son Adam bp. at Hingham 12/2/1623. Our John Folsom, of two Hinghams and Exeter, mar. Mary Gilman (John Fowlesham alias Smith and Maria G.) 10/4/1636 at Hingham, and in 1638 came over with the Gilmans. Rep. from Hingham 1654. He sold out there and came to Exeter in 1659. He was fined at Hingham in 1645 for critic. the Dep. Gov. and on appeal the General Ct. stood only 15 to 14 against him. See Corbett. Jury 8 yrs. 1662-1678, gr.j. 1675, 1676, selectman 1660, 1668. Lists 75a, 376b, 377, 382, 47, 48, 52, 54, 55b, 57. He d 12/27/1681. His wife +-54 in 1671, outl him; adm. on both est. gr to s. Samuel 1/7/1692-3. Ch: Samuel; John, bp with last 10/3/1641; Nathaniel, bp 6/2/1644; Israel bp 9/1644 d infancy; Israel bp 4/26/1646. List 376b. +-25 in 6/1672. Joined the emig. to Piscataway NJ. D unm, inv 4/6/1677. Adm to his kinsman John Gilman. His first settlers' right was sold 10/12/1687 by his br Nathl. Peter, bp 4/8/1649; Mary bp 4/13/1651 m 6/12/1672 Capt. Geo. March of Newbury who d 1699 ag 53, 13 ch; 2d 1/29/1706-07 Joseph Herrick of Salem; Ephraim bp 2/23/1654-5.
Gen. Dic. ME & NH pg 541: 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 gr near the Falls to build a water mill. Clerk of the market 1650; constable, com t.e.s.c. 1651; ordinary lic. 1651 and later; lic. to still and sell by qt 1665; marshal of Hampt 1654-4; often of jury and grj (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 w. was Mary, Lists 393a, 394. That she and Susanna w of Isaac, were daus of Humphrey Wyeth, as often claimed, tho not true of Susanna, may have been true of Mary who had two sons Humphrey and knew ab Em Wyeth's affairs, perh only as Benj. Wyeth was her husb's apprent. His will, 8/22 (d 8/31, ag 70) 1683, names w, 7 ch, gr s John P. and gr dau Mary Fifield liv with him. Wid d 5/29/1706, ag 88. Ch: Mary bp 12/15/1639 m Giles Fifield(2). Abraham b 9/2/1639 bp with Mary (see Johnson 24). Luke, apprenticed self in 4/1654, +-14 to Samuel Carter, shoemaker., Charlest. (see Jones 42); m 3/9/1663 Hannah (Long) Cookery of Charlest. where he d 3/20/1709-20, she 11/16/1715. 9 ch. Humphrey b 1/23/1642. James b 4/11/1644. Timothy b 7/1646 all d.y. James b 10/5/1647. Jonathan b 5/30/1650. David b 2/28/1653-4, blacksm, Beverly, Bridgewater m Elizabeth Brown of Bev who was dism to Bridgew Ch in 1690 and d 7/14/1735; he 10/1/1736. Will, 5 ch. Abigail b 4/12/1655 m Deac John Folsom(4). Timothy b 6/29/1657 d 6/27/1660. Sarah b 7/26/1659 unm 1683. Humphrey b 5/17/1661. See also N.E. Reg 50:34.
History of Bridgewater: Abraham Perkins was one of the first settlers in Hampton NH. He was made a freeman 5/13/1640. He was a man of good education, an excellent penman, and much employed in town business. He died 8/31/1683 aged about 72. His widow Mary died 5/29/1706 aged 88. His will of 8/22/1683 was proved 9/18/1683. In it he names wife & sons Jonathan, Humphrey, James, Luke & David; to the last two he gave 5 shillings each, "as they have already their share," daughters Abigail & Sarah; granddaughter Mary Fifield, "now dwelling with me," and grandson John (probably son of Luke). Children perhaps, not in order: Mary, Abraham, Luke, Humphrey, James, Timothy, James, Jonathan, David of Bridgewater, Abigail, Timothy, Sarah, Humphrey.
Pioneers of ME & NH: PERKINS, Abraham, son of John, the eldest son of John Sr., of Ipswich MA received a bequest from his grandfather in 1654. He was a proprietor at Hampton and freeman 5/13/1640. Kept an ordinary in 1651. [Norf. rec.] Wife Mary; children, Mary bapt 12/15/1639, Abraham b 9/2/1639 (slain by the Indians 6/13/1677; estate adm 10/9/1677); Luke b 1641; Humphrey b 1/23/1642, James b 4/11/1644, Timothy b 7/1646, James b 10/5/1647, Jonathan b 30 (3) 1650, David b 28 (12) 1653, Abigail b 12 (2) 1655, Timothy b 29 (4) 1657, Sarah b 26 (5) 1659, Humphrey b 17 (3) 1661. He died 8/31/1683; will dated 8/22 proved 9/18/1683; wife, sons Jonathan, Humphrey, James, David and Luke, dau Sarah; gr ch John Perkins and Mary Fifield. The widow Mary died 5/29/1706. Isaac, son of Isaac of Ipswich, Hampton, proprietor 23 (12) 1645. Bought farm of Rev Timothy Dalton in 1652. Gave land as a marriage portion to his son Jacob on his marriage with Mary, daughter of Thomas Philbrick 3/19/1668-9. Conveyed his estate to son Ebenezer 1/6/1680 in consideration of his caring for himself and his wife Susanna the rest of their lives. Children Lydia, Isaac (drowned 10 (7) 1661), Jacob bapt 5/24/1640, Rebecca, Caleb, Benjamin b 12 (12) 1649 d 23 (9) 1670, Susanna b 21 (6) 1652, Hannah b 24 (2) 1656, Mary b 23 (5) 1658, Ebenezer b 12/9/1659, Joseph b 9 (2) 1661 (drowned 10 (7) 1661), Daniel d 1 (6) 1662. He died in Nov 1685.
Gen Reg 1st Settlers of NE: PERKINS, ABRAHAM, Massachusetts, was admitted freeman 1640. ISAAC, Massachusetts, freeman 1642.
Pioneers of MA 354: 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.)
History of Hampton NH: I. Abraham Perkins, born about 1613 , was admitted freeman May 13, 1640. In January preceding, the town granted him eighty acres of land; and in 1646, three shares in the commons. He was often employed in business for others and for the town. His handwriting is remarkbly neat and legible, and is more modern in appearance than most of the old penmanship. He was marshal in 1654. He seems to have remained through life where he first settled. He died suddenly, Aug. 31, 1683, aged seventy years. His wife, Mary, died May 29, 1706, aged eighty-eight years. Their children : Mary, bp. Dec. 15, 1639; m. Giles Fifield (2). Abraham (6), b. Sept. 2, 1G39. It has been claimed that he was the first white child born in H., but at least one other, Peter Johnson (2) was bp. earlier, and perhaps born here. He m. Elizabeth Sleeper ; was killed by Indians, June 13, 1677 (p. 221). Luke, b. 1641 ; m. 1663, wid. Hannah Cookery, dau. of Eobert and Elizabeth Long; lived in Charlestown, Ms. Their son, Luke, m. Martha, dau. of Lot Conant, of Plympton, Ms., and had a son, Mark, whose son, Isaac, was the father of Dr. Cyrus Perkins, professor in Dartmouth College and later a practising physician in New York city. Humphrey, b. Jan. 23, 1642 ; d. young. James, b. Apr. 11, 1644; d. young. Timothy, b. July, 1646; d. young. James (7), b. Oct. 5, 1647; m. Leah Coxe. Jonathan (8), b. May 30, 1650; m. Sarah ; d. Jan. 24, 1689. David, b. Feb. 28, 1654; blacksmith; settled in Bridgewater, Ms., 1688; m., 1st, Elizabeth ; 2d, 1699, Martha, dau. of John Howard; was representative to General Court, 1690; d. 1736. Abigail, b. Apr. 12, 1655; m. John Folsom, of Exeter, Nov. 10, 1675. Timothy, b. June 24, 1657; d. June 27, 1660. Sarah, b. July 26, 1659. Humphrey (9), b. May 17, 1661; m. Martha Moulton; d. Jan. 7, 1712.
Genealogical and Family History of NH: Abraham Perkins, the founder of this line, was found in New England almost simultaneously with William Perkins of Ipswich and Topsfield MA. Abraham Perkins was born about 1613, and was admitted freeman at Hampton MA (now NH) 5/13/1640. In the preceding January he received from the town a grant of 80 acres of land and in 1646 he was the possessor of 3 shares in the commons. He seems to have been a man of intelligence and business capacity, and he was often employed to transact both public and private affairs in the town. His handwriting, as preserved, resembles more nearly the modern writing than most of the ancient manuscripts. He was town marshal in 1654. He seems to have remained, through life, where he first settled and died suddenly 8/31/1683 aged 70 years. His wife Mary survived him more than 22 years and died 5/29/1706 at the age of 88 years. Their children were: Mary, Abraham, Luke, Humphrey (died young), Timothy (died young), James, Jonathan, David, Abigail, Timothy, Sarah and Humphrey. It has been claimed that his eldest son was the first white child born in Hampton. There was one other who was baptized earlier but it is not certain whether or not he was born there. // Isaac Perkins is supposed to have been a brother of Abraham but nothing in the records appears to verify it. Both appear about the same time in Hampton, and the house lots assigned to them adjoined each other, each containing 5 acres. Isaac's house was nearly on the site of the present Baptist parsonage and he lived there for more than 10 years. In June 1652 he purchased of Rev. Timothy Dalton for 50 pounds a farm lying next to the Salisbury line in what is now Seabrook, and he removed thither soon after. He died in Nov. 1685. His wife's name was Susannah and their children were: Lydia, Isaac, Jacob, Rebecca. Daniel, Caleb, Benjamin, Susannah, Anna, Mary, Ebenezer & Joseph.
Genealogical & Family History of ME: Abraham Perkins, the founder of line, was found in New England almost simultaneously with William Perkins of Ipswich and Topsfield Massachusetts, Abraham Perkins was born about 1613 and was freeman at Hampton 1640, In the preceeding January he received from the town a grant of eighty acres of land and in 1646 he was the possessor of three shares in the commons. He seemed to have been a man of intelligence and business capacity and was often to transact both public and private affairs for the town. His handwriting as preserved resembles more nearly the modern writing than most of the ancient manuscripts. He was marshal in 1654. He seems to have remained through life where he first settled and died suddenly August 31 1683 aged seventy years. His wife Mary Wise Perkins survived him more than twenty two years and died May 29 1706 at the age of eighty eight years.. Children Mary, Abraham, Luke, Humphrey ( died young), Timothy ( died young), James, Jonathan, David, Abigail, Timothy, Sarah, and Humphrey. It has been claimed that the eldest son was the first white child born in Hampton. There was one other who was baptized earlier but it is not certain whether or not he was born there. Isaac Perkins is supposed to have been a brother of Abraham but nothing in the records appears to verify it. Both appear about the same time in Hampton and the house lots assigned to them adjoined each other each containing five acres.
Founders and Patriots of America Index: Perkins,
Abraham (c. 1619-Aug 31, 16, 83) m. c. 1638 Mary Wise NH III,
25; X 236, 259; XI, 28
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