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Thomas Perkins, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ufton Parish,, Hillmorton, near Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Hillmorton Church, near Rugby, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Perkins Lord of Ufton and Joanna Perkins
Husband of Alys Perkins
Father of Henry Perkins; Juliana Compton; Thomas Perkins, Jr.; Joan Sleyter; Henry Perkins and 1 other
Brother of John Perkins; Richard Perkins and William Perkins

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About Thomas Perkins, Sr.

From: Find A Grave Memorial# 50024331; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50024331

  • Birth: 1475, England
  • Death: Apr. 3, 1528, England
  • Thomas and his wife Alys/Alice de Astley Perkins and daughter Elizabeth are buried under the center isle floor of this church.
  • Alys/Alice was born about 1475 and died abt. Oct 15, 1538.
  • Both Thomas and Alys/Alice and Elizabeth died in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.  
  • Family links: 
    • Spouse:  Alys Alice De Astley Perkins (____ - 1538)*  
  • Burial: St John Baptist Churchyard, Rugby, Warwickshire, England
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From: http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/hussey/thomasalysperkins.html , Michelle Boyd writes:

  • Thomas Perkins was of Hillmorton, Warwick, England,
  • son of William Perkins and Johanna Read. He
  • married Alice (said to be the daughter of Thomas de Astley and Edith Constable, but I have no sources on this).
  • Thomas’ will was dated 3 Apr 1528 and proved 21 April 1528.
  • Alice’s will was dated 31 July 1538 and proved 15 October 1538.
  • Both specified that they were to be buried in St. John the Baptist Church in Hillmorton with Thomas asking that it be “before the Rood” (crucifix).[1]
  • Thomas and Alys' children are:
    • 1. Henry Perkins, will was proved 16 June 1546.
    • 2. Jone (Jeyn) Perkins, married — Sleyter.
    • 3. Jelyan (Juliana) Perkins, married — Cumpton.
  • Sources:
    • 1. Perkins in Hillmorton Parish Records (England), extracted by Jim Perkins.
    • 2. 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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More from Michelle Boyd:

  • Possibly born about 1475, made his will on April 3 and it was proved on April 21, 1528.

(Abstract from Lichfield Registry)

  • He directed that he be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist before the Rood, and that his mortuary be as the custom and manner was.
  • To the high altar, 8d.
  • To the mother churches of Coventry and Lichfield, 4d. each.
  • To the parish church of Hillmorton, 6s. 8d.
  • To his wife Alice, all his lands and tenements in the towns of Fylds, Hillmorton and Lylborne (co. Northampton) as long as she continueth in widowhood.
    • If she marry, Henry, his son, shall have the said lands and tenements, but if he die without lawful issue, they shall remain to Jone and Jelyan, his daughters, and their heirs. If they die without issue, the tail lands and tenements shall remain to the next heirs and the fee simple lands and tenements to the inhabitants of the town of Hillmorton for ever, to the best use that can be provided for the pleasure of God and for the health of his soul and all Christian souls.
  • Residue to his wife Alice and Thomas Clerke, executors.
  • Supervisors: George Sale and Richard Smith, to whom 40s. between them for their labors.
  • Witnesses: Sir John Grendon, vicar of Hillmorton, Sir John Stookes, Sir Thomas Bolland, William Bayle, Richard Horne, John Cumpton, Roger Jones and others.

(Abstract from Lichfield Registry)

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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From: The ancestry of Dudley Wildes by Walter Goodwin Davis; Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1959, p. 81-2

  • Thomas Perkyns, of Hylmoreton, possibly born about 1475,
  • made his will on 3 April and it was proved on 21 April 1528.
  • He directed that he be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist before the Rood, and that his mortuary be as the custom and manner was.
  • To the high altar, 8d.
  • To the mother churches of Coventry and Lichfield, 4d. each.
  • To the parish church of Hillmorton, 6s. 8d.
  • To his wife Alice, all his lands and tenements in the towns of Fylds, Hillmorton and Lylborne (co Northampton) as long as she continueth in widowhood.
    • If she marry, Henry, his son, shall have the said lands and tenements, but if he die without lawful issue, they shall remain to Jone and Jelyan, his daughters, and their heirs. If they die without issue, the tail lands and tenements shall remain to the next heirs and the fee simple lands and tenements to the inhavitants of the town of Hillmorton for ever, to the best use that can be provided for the pleasure of God and for the health of his soul and all Christian souls.
  • Residue to his wife Alice and Thomas Clerke, executors.
  • Supervisors: George Sale and Richard Smith, to whom 40s. between them for their labors.
  • Witnesses: Sir John Grendon, vicar of Hillmorton, Sir John Stookes, Sir Thomas Bolland, William Bayle, Richard Horne, John Cumpton, Roger Jones and others.
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Excerpted from: Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (1909), by Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs. Lewis Historical Pub. Co. Available online on Google Books or archives.org.

  • The ancestors of the American PERKINS family of this sketch are traced with more or less certainty through many generations in England, where the early ancestor and several of those following him held positions of trust and honor. Identity of name does not necessarily imply sameness of origin, and many families of this name are not of this stock, though this family is traditionally connected with the Perkins family of Boston.
  • The arms of John Perkins of Ufton, County Berks, England, third generation, were:
    • A shield or, a fesse dancette, ermine, three billets ermines above and below the fesse dancette.
  • The arms of William Parkyns of the next generation were:
    • Or, a fesse dancette, between eight billets ermines. This last appears on a seal used on a deed from William Parkyns to Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.
  • (I) Pierre de Morlaix, alias Perkins, was living in 1380-81 and was high steward of the estates of Hugo Despencer, at that time one of the richest and most powerful nobles of England, having no less than fifty-nine lordships in various counties.
  • (II) Henry (1) Perkins, who was known as Henry Pierrekin, or Henry the son of Pierre, succeeded to the stewardship held by his father. He had a son John next mentioned.
  • (III) John Perkins, the son of Henry Perkins, followed his father as steward of the Despencers, and in numerous transfers of land he was required to make,
    • he wrote his name indifferently, John Perkins, Perkyns Armiger, and Parkyns.
    • He was living in 1397-1400, in the reign of Henry VI. John Perkins, armiger, held the position of high steward to Despencer, when the heiress of this famous Despencer family married the Earl of Warwick, known as the king maker from the part he took in the Wars of the Roses.
    • John Perkins, as shown by the court roll of Madresfield, 1390, held one messuage and eighteen acres of land there.
    • He was seneschal to Thomas Despencer Earl of Gloucester—Lord Thomas Despencer married a kinswoman of Richard II.
  • (IV) William Parkyns', Lord of Ufton,
    • was baillous, or agent, to Humphrey Plantaganet, Duke of Gloucester, who was brother to Henry V, and uncle and guardian to the young Henry VI, during his minority.
    • His wife was Margaret.
  • (V) Thomas Parkyns, living 1452-1479, is supposed to be the ancestor of the Madresfield and Nottinghamshire Perkins family, which claims William Parkyns of the fourth generation as its ancestor, though there are no authentic records now known to prove the claim.
    • This Thomas Parkyns married Ellen, sister of John Tompkins, of Nappend, Herefordshire.
  • (VI) James Perkins, of Shropshire, son of Thomas Parkyns, of Madresfield and Ufton,
    • married and had a son Thomas, see next paragraph.
  • (VII) Thomas (2) Perkins, of Hillmorton, county of Warwick,
    • is supposed to be a son of James Perkins above.
    • His wife was Alys (Alice).
    • His will, dated April 3, 1528, proved at Litchfield, April 21, 1528, mentions Thomas Clark and "Alys, my wife," as executors.
    • Alice Perkins, of Hillmorton, made a will dated July 31, and proved by Henry Perkins, her son, October 15, 1538. She directs that her body shall be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist, at Hillmorton.
    • The children of Thomas and Alys were Henry, Jone or Jane, and Jelyan or Julianna.
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http://kristinhall.org/fambly/Perkins/ThomasPerkins2.html

  • BIRTH: Thomas was born circa 1475 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England[1,3,5].
  • DEATH: He died and was buried there on 21 April 1528; he was 53[1,3,5].
  • ESTATE: His will was dated 3 April 1528.
  • 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].
  • CHILDREN
    • 25. i. Joan PERKINS: Joan was born before 1528 and married [not known] SLEYTER[5].
    • 26. ii. Henry PERKINS: Please see his own page.
    • 27. iii. Julianna PERKINS: Julianna was born in 1503.
  • SOURCES:
    • 1. Placeholder, This Is, A Title Of No Consequence Because It Does Not Exist., (NeverNeverLand: Spoof Publications), [PlaceHold], III:1432.
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Thomas Perkins, Sr.'s Timeline

1458
1458
1475
1475
Hillmorton, near Rugby, Warwickshire, England
1482
1482
Age 7
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1484
1484
Age 9
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1500
1500
Age 25
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1500
Age 25
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1510
1510
Age 35
1510
Age 35
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1528
June 21, 1528
Age 53
Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
1934
June 23, 1934
Age 53