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Susanna Perkins (Wise)

Also Known As: "Anne Wise", "Anne Wyeth", "Anne Taylor", "Em Wise", "Emma Wyeth", "Amy Wyeth"
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts or Hillmorton, Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in New Castle County, Delaware, Colonial America
Place of Burial: New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Humphrey Johannis Wise and Susanna Wise
Wife of Isaac Perkins and Isaac Perkins, of Hampton
Mother of Hannah Philbrick; Lydia Wardell; Isaac Perkins; Jacob Perkins; Rebecca Perkin Hussey and 8 others
Sister of Mary Perkins; Anne Taylor; Sarah Wheeler; Joseph Wise; Edmund Wise and 4 others
Half sister of Alice Coxe

Occupation: Roxbury butcher
Managed by: Pam Wilson
Last Updated:

About Susanna Perkins

Curator's Note (3-7-2013): Susanna has generally been thought to have been the daughter of Humphrey Wise or Wyeth. Another Wise daughter, Mary, likely married Abraham Perkins, the brother of Susanna's husband Isaac, and so a double bond between the two families would reflect a common practice of that time period.

This theory has been supported in Burrage and Stubbs' 1909 Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, for example (see entry for Isaac Perkins for full account):

"Isaac Perkins married, about 1634, Susanna, daughter of Humphrey Wise, of Ipswich, and Abraham Perkins married Mary Wise, her sister. Susanna Perkins survived her husband and died a widow in 1699 in Newcastle, Delaware, where she was living with her daughter, Rebecca (Perkins) Hussey. Isaac and Susanna had two children born in Ipswich, the others were born in Hampton. They were: Lydia, Isaac, Jacob, Rebecca, Daniel, Caleb, Benjamin, Susanna, Hannah, Mary, Ebenezer and Joseph."

However. her parentage has also been disputed, notably in the fine work of Michelle Boyd and the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (GDMNH). Please see the following:


Isaac Perkins and Susanna —

Isaac Perkins was baptized 26 January 1611/2 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England to Isaac and Alice Perkins. Isaac married Susanna —.[1] They 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.


[1] It has been claimed that Susannah was the daughter of Humphrey Wyeth or Wise. In GDMNH, p. 541, it states, “That she (Mary, the wife of Abraham Perkins, the brother of Isaac) and Susanna wife of Isaac, were daughters of Humphrey Wyeth, as often claimed, though not true of Susanna, may have been true of Mary…” In this same book, under the entry for Humphrey Wyeth, on p. 773, it names a daughter Susanna, as follows: “Susanna, not named with minor children, married John Bursley.”

GDMNH = Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire.


Susannah Wise (daughter of Humphrey Wise and Susan Tidd), was born Abt. 1618 in Ipswich, Essex, Ma, and died 17 Jul 1699 in Newcastle, Newcastle, De. She married Isaac Perkins on 1638 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass, son of John Perkins and Judith Gater.


  • Susanna Perkins
  • Birth: 1625 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: 1685 Brandywine, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Parents:
  • Humphrey Wise 1600 –
  • Susan Tidd 1600 –
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Isaac Perkins (1612 - 1685)*
  • Children:
    • Rebecca Perkins Hussey*
    • Hannah Perkins Philbrick (1655 - 1739)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 74942404
  • From:


  • PERKINS, Isaac
  • b. 26 JAN 1610/1 England
  • d. 13 NOV 1685 Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1635 Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • Spouse: WISE, Susanna
  • b. ABT 1614 England
  • d. 17 JUL 1699 Delaware
  • Children:
    • PERKINS, Lydia
    • PERKINS, Isaac
    • PERKINS, Jacob b. 24 MAY 1640 Hampton, Rockingham, NH. d. 1731 New Jersey
    • PERKINS, Rebecca
    • PERKINS, Caleb
    • PERKINS, Benjamin b. 12 FEB 1648/9 New Ipswich, Hillsborough, NH. d. 23 NOV 1670 Salisbury, Merrimack, NH.
    • PERKINS, Susanna
    • PERKINS, Mary
    • PERKINS, Hannah
    • PERKINS, Ebenezer b. 9 OCT 1659 Hampton, Rockingham, NH. d. 1703 Pennsylvania
    • PERKINS, Joseph b. 9 APR 1661 Hampton, Rockingham, NH. d. 19 AUG 1707 Delaware
    • PERKINS, Daniel b. 1 AUG 1662 Hampton, Rockingham, NH. d. 1 AUG 1662 Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • From:


(1698) ISAAC 'Perkins &. (1699) Susanna WISE Isaac b 01612 d 1685 m Susanna, daughter of (3398) Humphr~ Wise' and (3399) Susan 1. Rebecca Perkins (849)


  • Susanna Wise
  • F, #585, b. circa 1614, d. 17 July 1699
  • Father Humphrey Wise b. 1591, d. 26 Mar 1639
  • Mother Susanna Tidd b. 1592, d. c 1678
  • Susanna Wise was born circa 1614 at of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. She married Isaac Perkins, son of John Perkins and Judith Gater, in 1638 at Ipswich, Essex, MA. Susanna Wise died on 17 July 1699 at Newcastle, Newcastle, DE.
  • Family Isaac Perkins b. 1619/20, d. 13 Nov 1685
  • Children
    • Isaac Perkins d. 30 Oct 1661
    • Lydia Perkins b. 1636
    • Rebecca Perkins+ b. c 1638
    • Jacob Perkins b. 24 May 1640
    • Daniel Perkins b. c 1644, d. 1 Aug 1662
    • Caleb Perkins b. 17 Feb 1648
    • Benjamin Perkins b. 12 Feb 1649/50, d. 23 Nov 1670
    • Susanna Perkins b. 21 Aug 1652
    • Hannah Perkins b. 24 Feb 1655/56, d. 23 May 1739
    • Mary Perkins b. 23 Jul 1658, d. 1674
    • Ebenezer Perkins b. 9 Dec 1659
    • Joseph Perkins b. 9 Apr 1661, d. 1707
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Susanna Perkins's Timeline

Rugby, Warwickshire, England
May 23, 1636
Age 22
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
December 8, 1639
Age 25
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
May 24, 1640
Age 26
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 27
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 30
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
February 17, 1648
Age 34
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
February 17, 1650
Age 36
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire