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Thomas Perkins

Also Known As: "Perkyns"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Perkins and Alice Perkins
Husband of Alice Perkins
Father of Luke Perkins; Anne Hathorne; Alice Goodyear; Henry Perkins; Lysle Perkins and 11 others
Brother of William Perkins and Joan Perkins
Half brother of William Perkins and Isache Perkins

Occupation: Will proved 5-11-1592
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About Thomas Perkins

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Thomas Perkins

Created by: BD Baughman


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  • Birth:  1527 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  • Death:  Mar 1591 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  • Married Alice Kebble
  • Burial: 23 Mar 1591 Thomas
    • Hillmorton Parish Church Records
  • ref: Ancestors of American Presidents Gary B. Roberts; Burke's American Families 
  • Family links: 
    • Spouse: Alice Kebble Perkins (____ - 1613)
    • Children:
      • Henry Perkins (1555 - 1608)*
      • Isaac Perkins (1571 - 1639)*
  • Burial: Hillmorton Cemetery in Rugby, Warwickshire, England

Created by: BluMoKitty


Thomas Perkins, son of Henry Perkins, resided at Hillmorton in Warwickshire, England. He married Alice Kibble. Kebble or Kebbell. They were the parents of fifteen children:

Sons (those in bold named in father's will)

  • Henry
  • John
  • Edward
  • Luke
  • William
  • Thomas
  • Isaache or Isacke (Isaac)
  • Lewis
  • Francis


  • Elizabeth
  • Joan m. Edward Shaw
  • Lysle
  • Anne m. William Hathorne
  • Alice m. Andrew Goodyear
  • Juliana

As Thomas Perkins leaves a legacy in his will to his brother Kebbles's wife, his wife Alice was likely a Kebble.

His will, dated September 16, 1588, was proved by his son Henry at Litchfield, May 11, 1592.

The will of Thomas Perkyns the elder, of Hillmorton, was made 15 September 1588, and proved 11 May 1592. He asked to be buried in the parish church or churchyard, and gave for the relief of the poor of Hillmorton 10s. To every godchild, 6d. To his son John and his heirs male, his house, messuage or tenement in Hillmorton late of Thomas Bassett, with an orchard, a close, one back side of the tenement and one half yard of arable meadows, pastures and commons thereto belonging, with successive remainders to his sons Edward and his heirs male, his son Luke and his heirs male and a final remainder to his own right Heirs.

To his eldest son Henry Perkyns, all the residue of his houses, lands, tenements and hereditaments. To Alice now my wife, all his household stuff, furniture in the parlor or chamber where we used to lie (one coffer with his evidences excepted), and the use of the said chamber during widowhood. To his son William Perkyns, 10s. To his son Thomas Perkyns, 10s. To his eldest son Edward Perkyns, 40 pounds six years after his death. To his son Isacke Perkyns, 40 pounds ten years after his death. To everyone of his son's children, a ewe and a lamb. To his brother Kebble's wife, a ewe and a lamb. To Thomas Kebble, a lamb. To his brother William Perkyns, a ewe and a lamb. Residue to son Henry Perkyns, sole executor.

Witnesses: Edward Tomson, Edward Heres, Thomas Bottre, Nicholas Duell, Wiliam Kebble, Thomas Heres. The inventory was in the sum of 192 pounds 10s. 0d. and was taken 29 March 1592 by Edward Compton, Richard Smuth and Thomas Garfield.


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

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.

(VIII) Henry (2), eldest child of Thomas (2) and Alice Perkins, left but little of his life on record. His will was proved June 16, 1546. The name of his wife is unknown. His children were Thomas, William and Joan. The Madresfield Perkins arms are the same as used by the eighth generation of the Ufton Perkins, the same as used by the Hillmorton Perkins family, county Warwick, and their descendants in America. Arms: A shield or; a fesse dancette, ermine; between ten billets ermines, four above and six below the fesse; crest, a pineapple (cone) proper color, branched and leaved, vert.

(IX) Thomas (3), son of Henry (2) Perkins, resided at Hillmorton, where he was living in 1546. His will, dated September 16, 1588, was proved by his son Henry at Litchfield, May 11, 1592. He married Alice Kibble or Kebbell, who was living December 17, 1601. By this marriage there were fifteen children. The names of twelve of them have come down to us: Henry, John, Edward, Luke, William, Thomas, Isaache, Lewis, Elizabeth, Joan, and Lysle, and a daughter who married Edward Shawe.


  1. Ancestors Of The American Perkins Family pg: 3; Thomas resided at Hillmorton where he was living in 1546; His will dated 16 Sep 1588 was proved by his son Henry at Litchfield on 11 May 1592; He married Alice Kibble who was living 17 Dec 1601; They had fifteen children, but only twelve names are known.

Parkins and Perkins DNA Study - Y-DNA Classic Chart For genealogy within the most recent fifteen generations, STR markers help define paternal lineages. Y-DNA STR markers change (mutate) often enough that most men who share the same STR results are will also share a recent paternal lineage. This page displays Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR results for the project. It uses the classic format. The columns display each project member’s kit number, paternal ancestry information according to project settings, the paternal tree branch (haplogroup), and actual STR marker results. The color coding of STR marker names is explained here. In the haplogroups column, haplogroups in green are confirmed by SNP testing. Haplogroups in red are predicted. You may learn more about Y-DNA STRs on the Understanding Y-DNA STRs learning page.

Haplogroup I Grp 2 Paternal Ancestor Name: Thomas Perkins, b.1525 in Hillmorton, Warwicksh Country: England Haplogroup: I-M253

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