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Alys Perkins (de Astley)

Nicknames: "Alice; d'Astley"
Birthplace: Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: St John Baptist Churchyard, Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Astley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire and Edith Astley
Wife of Thomas Perkins, Sr.
Mother of Juliana Compton; Thomas Perkins, Jr.; Joan Sleyter; Henry Perkins and FNU Perkins
Half sister of Richard Astley

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  • Birth: unknown in Warwickshire, England
  • Death: Oct. 15, 1538 in Warwickshire, England
  • Children: Thomas Henry Perkins, II 1484-1546  (**NOT correct based on dates of birth for parents)
  • Family links: 
    • Spouse:  Thomas Perkins (1475 - 1528) 
  • Burial: St John Baptist Churchyard in Rugby, Warwickshire, England

Info from: MARRIAGE

  • In 1500 when Thomas was 25, he married Alice DE ASTLEY[1], in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England[5]. * Alice was born in either 1461 or 1481 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England[1,5], although the latter is most likely, given the fact that her children were born around 1500. Yet another source gives 1475 as her birth year, but 1481 seems most likely.
  • Alice died in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England before 10 October 1538; she was 77 or, more likely, 57 years of age[5].


  • ALICE PERKYNS of Hillmorton, Widow, in her will, dated 31 July, 1538,
  • she directs that she shall “be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist of Hyllmorton,” and
  • mentions: Jeyn Sleyter, “my daughter,” Juliana Cumpton “my daughter,” Henry Perkyns “my son,” executor; John Stokys, Clerke, Thomas Clerke, Richd. Smyth, supervisors; John Brendon, Clerke, George Dobbe, Willm. Freman, Thomas Dunkele, Richd. Bassett, witnesses. 
  • The inventory, dated 10 Oct., 1538, was taken by: John Brendon, Clerke, Wm. Buttye, Wm. Freman, Thomas Dunkley, Edwd Twygare, appraisers. 
    Amount œ36 2s. 1d. 
  • Proved at Lichfield, 15 October, 1538, by Henry Perkins.
  • Source:  Perkins, D.W., Notes on the Perkins Families in England, Salem, MA 1894.

The will of Alice Perkyns of Hillmorton, widow was dated July 31 and proved October 15, 1538.

  • She asked that she be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist.
  • To jeyn Sleyter, her daughter. To Juliana Cumpton, her daughter. To Henry Perkyns, her son and executor. Supervisors: John Stokys, clerk, Thomas Clerke, Richard Smyth.
  • Witnesses: John Brendon, clerk, George Dobbe, William Freman, Thomas Dunkele, Richard Bassett.
  • Source: Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759–1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1959, p. 81-2.
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Alys Perkins's Timeline

Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Age 21
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Age 23
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Age 39
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Age 39
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Age 49
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
July 31, 1538
Age 77
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
March 25, 1930
Age 77
June 4, 1931
Age 77
July 9, 1934
Age 77