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NOTES ON THE 

PERKINS FAMILIES 

IN ENGLAMl 



CHIEFLY EXTRACTS FROM PROBATE REGISTRIES 
WITH SEVERAL PEDIGREES APPENDED. 



By D. W. Perkins. 



SALEM, 1894. 



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CONTEXTS. 



[Note: Through an error of the printer pages 33-40 were folioed -29-30. References to those 
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WARWICKSHIRE WILLS, 

Chiefly from Lichfield resistry, ----.... 2 

LONDON WILLS, 33* (37) 

BERKSHIRE WILLS. - 35* (39) 

DERBYSHIRE WILLS. 41 

DEVONSHIRE WILLS, 43 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE WILLS, 45 

HEREFORDSHIRE WILLS, ------'.... 4S 

STAFFORDSHIRE WILLS, 50 

WORCESTERSHIRE WILLS, ... 56 

SHROPSHIRE WILLS, 57 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WILLS, 53 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE WILLS, ' . 3:, 

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PERKINS OF BURTON HASTINGS, 17 

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THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND, 
1510-1654. 



COMPILED FROJI "WILLS IN VARIOUS DISTRICT TROBATE REGISTRIES 



This series of abstracts of Wills is published with a view to preserv- 
ing such facts as have been ascertained in relation to the early history of 
the Perkins family in England. 

The genealogical information gathered up is arranged, so far as it c;in 

be done, in a comprehensible form and several tabular pedigrees will be 

given in connection with the wills ; and wherever relationship is assert- 

.ed reference to a faw wills will enable the reader to verify or, it may be, 

to disprove it. 

The Liehtield Probate Registry, from which many of the folio win or 
abstracts were taken, embraced within its jurisdiction several counties 
in which there were residing numerous families of the names of Par- 
kyns, Perkyns, Perkins, etc., at a very early date. Some of the fam- 
ilies were nearly related ; some were distantly connected, while others 
still derived their descent and name from ancestors unknown to us. 

This series of Liehtield wills was abstracted by William Deller, Esq., 
a resident of Lichfield, Staffordshire, who has been employed often, by 
one of the officials of Heralds' College, London, to make genealogical 
searches ; which fact proves his competency and reliability in perform- 
ing such work. 

The oldest wills recorded in the Lichfield Probate District: are to be. 
found in the Episcopal Registers, but they are, as yet, unindexed ; how- 
ever, copies of later ones are preserved and indexed in the Registry 
where they can still be seen. 

With regard to the District Probate Registries and when they were 
established, Mr. Deller, under date of February 12, 1892, writes as 
follows : 

" I have never met with any reliable information [as to how and when 
they were first established], but they seem to have become pretty gen- 
eral about toi'O." 

(i) 



2 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1 5 10-1 G54. 

"My own view is this : that previous to thnt period wills when proved 
were handed brick to those interested ; the church had the jurisdiction 
and doubtless instituted the practice of 'proof* to ascertain what bene- 
factions were made in her favor: this seems to be borne out by the fact 
that in the present 'Bishop's Registry' [in Lichfield] there are copies 
of wills in books registered as early as 1490 ; there are no indexes to 
these." 

"I am informed, and I believe, in these instances there are bequests 

to the church." 

******************* 

Henry VIII was not such a slave to the church and probably instituted 
general registration of wills with a reverse object to the former practice. 

It is hoped that this series will be supplemented with others so that 
the connection of American immigrants of the name of Perkins with 
some known English families may be clearly and indisputably estab- 
lished. 

D. AY. Perkins. 

Utica, A 7 ". Y., Oct. 17, 1893. 

iDarroicksljirc (Dills. 

COVENTRY. 

1510 "TESTAMEyTUJI ALICIE PAMKYNS." 

Extracted from the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Lichfield. 

Extract from the Episcopal Act Book for 1510. 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the xxv day of August the vera 
of our lorde m'v 11 and x 

I ALICIE PARKYX3 late wyff and executrixx unto Thomas byddya 
& Harre Sansom beyng seke in body howle of mynde make this my full 
wyll & last testament 

ffvrst I bequevth my sowle to almighty <zod our lade sent mare and all 
the hole company in hevyn my body to be beryd in the church of the 
Trinity in Coventre next unto the sepulcur of harre sansom late my 
husband 

And I wyll the church wardens of the same have vl s viii d Itm I 
bequevth to the hygh auterof the same church xx s for the discharge of 
tythes of harre sansoms and m'yn Itm I bequevth to yche auter in the 
same church viij d Itm I hcqueyth to the mother churches Coven & Lieh 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 3 

viij d Item I bequeyth to Mr. John duddisbere vij £ for such causes 
as I am in dett for to hvm & to hys wyff Itra I bequeyth to Syr John 
Sansoin my son the tennys of my house in the west orcharde & all the 
godys in the same howse &, he to pay Jamys Wei ford in London vij £ 
or ells thre clothes vij £ in part payment of hys fathers detts harre 
sansom and he die or hytt be performed Iwull yt mayster John duddis- 
bere have the seyd bequest & to perform the same payment and the resi- 
dew to dispos for my sowle and my husbands Itm I wyll yt Mr. John 
duddisbere and Mr. Roger Sutton have my vij clothes in the hows of 
Mr harre parky ns to delyver them to the forsayde Jamys Welforde in 
London as they and he can agre in part payment of xlvij £. Itm I be- 
queth to margaret hobson my Scarlett curtyll a tawne gowne lynyd with 
buckeram Itm a sylver harnest gurdyll the cors grene Itm I bequeyth 
to Alicia Wodlyff my best vyolet curtyll with a vyolet gowne traynvd 
lynyd with buckeram and a sylver harnest gurdyll with a vyolet cors 
Itm I bequeyth to Elezabeth duddisberre my gowne of morray in gray 
furyd with colabur Itm I bequeyth to Mr. harre parkins lx £ remavn- 
yng iu hys handys in rede money and he to pay for all the cost at my 

bereyng & the bequest in Trinitie church and to the church of 

Lylborn iu Northampton Schyre xx s Itm I bequeth to the Warden of 
Knoll vi s viij d to the reparasyon of Wygnok lane Itm I bequeyth to 
John Arlage my friend ij yeards cloth murrey beyng at John bradbers 
and x s& a white rubyn with ij sylver agellets parsell gylt a smoke a 
]>eyr beads of Jeatt with a sylver gawdes Itm I bequeyth to Aunee 
Hobson my blake gowne the upper body furry d with white lame Itm I 
bequeyth to John Knyght a grene gown a vyolet curtyll & apporn a 
smoke Itm I bequeyth to the dyars in Co ventre my howse in byshop 
street and they to kepe a yerely obbet for my husbands sowle and myn 
of viij s & iiij d and the may re to have xx d yerely of the same to see 
hyt performed Itm I bequeyth toyche ffreree in Coven vj s viij d Itm I 
wyll that all my plate with all other goods and detts yt perteyned tome 
and that was my ij husbands Thomas Bydds and harre sansom remayne 
to Mr John duddisbere and Syr John Sansom to pay my detts and my 
ij husbands Thomas Bydds & harre sansom 

And I make Mr. John duddisbere and Syr John Sansom my execu- 
tors to dispose for my sowle and my ij forsayd husbands 

And I wull yt my lorde bysshop of Coven & Lich be oversear of this 



4 THE PEERESS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

my testament to have for his luburs xl s to a pore scholar in Cambridge 
or Oxford 

thee beryng Witnesseth 

Mr John duddisbere 
John Jonson Crukok 
John Jefferey 
Elezabeth Jefferey 

with many other the 

Da and yere above wrytn " 

"I certify the above to be a true Copy 
(signed) Hubert C. Hudson, 
Registrar of the Diocese of 
Lichfield." 
Diocesan Registry, 
Lichfield, 
May 1, 1893. 

(Wm. Deller, 

Lichfield, England.) 

1529 Henry Perkyns of Coventry, Grassier. In his •will, dated 15 
May, 1529, he directs that he shall be buried in the Lady Chapel of 
Trinity Church, Coventry, leaves legacies to Withibroke, Foleshill, & 
Sow churches, and mentions his House in Dogge Lane Coventry. 

He names, Dorothy "my Wyfe" Executrix, Robert Perkyns "my 
Brother;" Willm Dale, "Wever," Overseer; Warliehe, Sir Wm. ; 
Awood, Thos., Baker; Forster, Wm., Vintner, Witnesses. 

Proved at Lichfield, 18 January, 1529 by Dorothy the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry 

anstie. 

1599 Thomas Perkines of Anstie in the County of the city of Cov- 
entry, chapman. 

In his will, dated 1 June, 1599, he directs that he shall "be buried in 
the church yard of Anstie," and mentions : William Perkines " my son/' 
Henry Perkines "my son," Isabel, "my daughter." To An Hartopp 
"my daughter," — her mother's best gown. Lewis Hartopp, John Har- 
topp, Sons of said An Hartopp; Margerie "my daughter ;" Michael 



THE PERKINS FAMILY EN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 5 

Perkines, K my son" — Executor. John "Ward and Michael Petepher 
Ovprseers ; Anthony Petepher, Henry Caudewell, Witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 7 June, 1599, was taken by Edward Fardon, — 
appraiser. 

Amount £15 9s. lOd. 

Proved atLichfield, 9 July, 1599, by Michael the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 10, Page 6. 

HILLMORTON. 

1528 Thomas Perkyns, of Hillmorton. In his will which was dated 
3 April, 1528, and proved 21 April, of that year, lie directs that he 
shall be buried in the parish church of St. John Baptist, in Hillmorton ; 
refers to lands and tenements in Hillmorton and Lilborne ; and mentions : 
Thomas Gierke and Alys "my wife," executors; Henry "my son," 
Jonc & Jelvan. "my daughters." George Cabe & Richard Smyth, 
Supervisors ; Sir John Grendon, Vicar of Hillmorton ; Sir John Stooks, 
Sir Thomas Bolland, William Bayle, Ric. Home, John Cumptou, Roger 
Jones, Witnesses. 

The will was proved at Lichfield, by Thomas Clarke, with "power re- 
served for Alys the relict." 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Series 11. 

Note. — John Grendon, Vicar of Hillmorton, D. 1552. (Will). Lilborne in Xortliamptonshire is also 
mentioned In the will of Alicie Paikyns. 1510. 

1538 Alice PEKKYNSof Hillmorton, Widow. In her will, dated 31 
July, 1538, she directs that she shall "be buried in the church (if St. John 
the Baptist of Hyllmorton," and mentions : Jeyn Sleyter, "my daughter," 
Juliana Cumptou "my daughter," Henry Perkyns "my son," executor ; 
John Stokys, Clerke, Thomas Gierke, Richd. Smyth, supervisors ; John 
Brendon, Gierke, George Dobbe, Wiilm. Freinan, Thomas Dunkele, 
Richd. Bassett, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 10 Oct., 1538, was taken by: John Brendon. 
Clerke, Win, Butty e, Win. Freman, Thomas Dunkley, Edwd Twygare, 
appraisers. 

Amount £36 2s. Id. 
Proved at Lichfield, 15 October, 1538, by Henry Perkins. 

— Lichfield. Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 2. 



b THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND, 1510-1654. 

1546 Henry Perkyns of flic parish of Hillmorton. His will is 

missing. From the Act Book it appears the will was proved at Lich- 
field, 16 June, 1547, by: (Name illegible), Tnomas Cumpton, live. 
Balye. Thomas Perkvns, the son, is' mentioned. « 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 4, Pago 44. 
1592 Thomas Perkyns the elder of Hillmorton, Husbandman. In 
his will, which was dated, 16 September, 1588, he directs that he shall 
"be buried in the chinch or churchyard of Hillmorton ;" refers to his "ten- 
ement and land in Hillmorton late in occupation of Thomas Basset," and 
mentions: Alice "my wife," Henry Perkins "my eldest son," executor ; 
John, Edward, Luke, William, Thomas, Isache, "my sons." "every of 
my sonnes children." "my brother Kebblers wife." Lyslye Kebble, 
Thomas Kebble, William Perkvns '.'my brother." Edward Conipton, 
Thomas Bottre, AVillyam Kebbell, Edward Heres, Nicholas Deueii, 
Thomas Heres, witnesses. 

The inventory dated 29 March, 1592, was taken b\- : Richard Smyth, 
Thos. Gartilde, Thos. Perkins, appraisers. 

Amount £192 10s. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 11 May, 1592, by Henry the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 9, Page 25. 
1578 Joan Perkyns of Hillmorton, County of Warwick. 
Letters of administration upon her estate were granted at Lichfield, 
17 June, 1578, to Thomas Perkins the brother. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 7, Page 103. 
1609 Henry Pirkins of Hillmorton. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
5 April, 1609, to Thomas Perkins the sou. 

A bond was given for the tuition of: Margaret, Edward, Anne, Sarah, 
Francis, William, Liny, Elizabeth and James Pirkins, "the other chil- 
dren." 

The inventory, dated 22 March, 1608, was taken by Rowland Wilcox, 
Gent., Thos. Pirkins, John Sawbridge, Thos. Compton, Wm. Buinam, 
"yeomen." 

Amount, £336, 8s. 8d. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. II, Page 73. 

Note.— In 1G0I, Henry Perkins was oue of the appraisers of the estate of William Kebi.'le. 



THE TERKIXS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 7 

1001-2 John Pekkynes of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick, 
Husbandman. In his will, dated 17 December, 1601, he directs that he 
shall "he buried in the churchyard of Hillmorton," and mentions: Eliz- 
abeth Perkynes "my wife" — executrix : Tenements and land at Hillmor- 
ton, Edward "my son" under twenty-one, Herrie Perkins "my brother,"' 
"my brother Thomas Perkynes daughter," Joan Stormant, servant, Rich- 
ard Basset, "my mother" (no name), Isake Perkynes "son of my brother 
Thomas," Lewis Perkynes "my brother," Thomas Perkins "my brother," 
and Edward Shawe "my brother," overseers ; Wiliyam Portar. witness. 

The inventory, dated 2 January, 1602, was taken by John Sabradg, 
appraiser. 

Amount £154 14s. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 6 June, 1601-2, by Elizabeth the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 7 3. 

1603 John Perkins of Hillmorton, County of Warwick. 
Letters of Administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
24 November, 1603, to Thomas Perkins the brother, and the tuition pro- 
vided for of Edward Perkins the son, a minor. 

Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 10, Page 124. 

1603 Elizabeth Pirkins of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick, 
widow, late wife of John Pirkins of Hillmorton, Husbandman. In her 
wili, dated 29 June, 1603, she mentions : Edward Shawe "my brother." 

Shawe "my mother," El nor Shawe "my sister," Henry Shawe 

"my brother," Mary Masters "my sister," Thomas Shawe "my brother,'' 
Agnes Shawe "my sister," Elizabeth Shawe "my goddaughter," Henry 
Pirkins "my brother," and his three daughters, Elizabeth Perkins "my 
sister," Joan Sturman, servant, Isaac Pirkins "my brother," and his 3 
daughters, Thomas Pirkins "my brother," & his 2 daughter-, Edward 
Pirkins "my son," executor; Edward Shawe and Henry Pirkins "my 
brothers," overseers ; William Porter, witness. 

The inventory, dated 11 July, 1603, was taken by: John Sherrodde, 
John Shaw bridge, Nicholas Marston, appraisers. 
Amount (not stated.) 



8 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-165-i. 

Proved at Lichfield, 13 August, 1603, by Edward Shawe the lawful 
uncle of Edward Firkins the exor. 

• — Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 118. 

1619 Edward Perkins of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
8 October, 1619, to Sarah Perkins of Hillmorton the relict, and the 
tuition provided for of: Judith, Francis. Alice, Edward and Isaac, chil- 
dren of the deceased, all being minors; surety, Richard Smith of Hill- 
morton, yeoman. 

The inventory, dated 18 August, 1619, was taken by : Thos. Per- 
kins, Jim., Thos. Perkins, Sen., Isaacke Perkins, Arthur Lovell, 
Henry Prate, Matthew Isham, of Hillmorton, appraisers. 
Amount £95 17s. 4d. 

Debts owing to John Ward of Hillmorton, William Proctor of Hill- 
morton, Richard Seaton of Wellford, County of Northampton. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 13, Page 26. 

1638 Luke Perkins of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick, yeo- 
man. 

In his will, dated 1 June, 1638, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Hillmorton," and makes the following bequests: 
"to Timothy Corneberry my servant 1 sheepe," ?t 10/-to the poor of 
Hillmorton," ''to Mary Lee my maidservant 1 sheepe,*' ''residue to 
my wife Margaret," "my Wife Executrix." Overseer "my cozen"' 
Thomas Perkins. Thomas Perkins, Timothy Corneberry, George Har- 
ris, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 19 June, 1638. was taken by: Thomas Per- 
kins, John Perkins, Edward Perkins of Hillmorton, yeomen. 

Proved at Lichfield, 28 June, 1638, by the executrix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. , Page 

1590 William Perkins of Hillmorton. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
10 April, 1590, to Elizabeth the relict. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN' ENGLAND. 1510-1654:. 9 

The inventory, dated 9 April 1590, was taken by : 
Michael Gater, } 
John Spicer. $ 

Amount £159. 19s. Id. 
The inventory mentions "Wares at Rugby" where he seems to have 
been in business. 

Judging from the inventory he seems to have been a mercer. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 8, Page 29. 

1630 Thomas Perkins, senior, of Hillmorton in the County of 
Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will dated 1 December, 1629 he mentions: 

"mine eldest son" Isaac Perkins my messuage in Hillmorton and land, 
etc., also an Inn there called the "Bell" now in tenure of Henry Watts. 

"my "Wile" Mary Perkins. 

"my second sou" Francis ; but he must not take to wife Sara Tant 
of Hillmorton, "my third son" Edward Perkins, "my daughter" Mary 
Perkins, "my daughter" Alice Perkins, "my cozen" Thomas Perkins, 
"my In-other" Luke Perkins, "my brother" Isaac Perkins,"my cozen" 
John Perkins. 

Executors, — "my Wife and son Isaac." 

Thomas Perkins, Isaac Perkins, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 6 December, 1629, was taken by: Thomas 
Hodgkinson, Thomas Perkins, Isaac Perkins. 

Proved at Lichfield 17 June, 1630, by the executors. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

Note.- In 1015 Thomas Perkins, jr.. was one of the appraisers of the estate of William Keble. 

1648 Edward Perkins of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick, 
•yeoman. 

In his will, dated 31 May, 1643, he directs that he shall "be buried 
at Hillmorton," and mentions: 

House and land in Hillmorton to "my wife" Saray "till 29 September 
next if she be then with child then to said child;" "my sister" Alice 
Perkins, "my sister" Judith, "my sister" Francess, "my brother" Fran- 
cis Sarge, "my Wife,"— Executrix. Air. Thomas Perkins,"my broth- 
2 



10 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-16 54. 

er" William Bromwich, overseers ; Thomas Perkins, Randall Marrett, 
George Harris, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 5 June, 1043, was taken by: Raudle Marriet, 
Edward Perkins, Jan., Jacob Perkins, Wm. Bromwicli, George Har- 
ris of Coventry, yeoman. 

Amount £45 16 s. 2d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 30 May, 1648, by the exix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

MONKS KIRKBY. 

1522 Richard Perkyns of Monks Kirkby. 

In his will, dated 6 February, 1521, ho provides that: 

He shall "be buried in the church of Monks Kirkby." 

"for my mortuary my best goode." 

"to same church towt buying an ornament at syght of my goostly 
fader xs." 

"to the Isrhe altar vi s.vii d." 

"to ye Ighe altar towt mainteyning ye lyght xs." 

"to ye gylding of o'r Lady xi d." 

"to mainteyning of St. Edith lyght xii d." 

"to eyther of ye moder churches iiii d." 

To John Pyrkyns son of Wyllm Pyrkyns (£13. 6s. 8d.). 

Jone Chettswoth, Ellyu Grene, Ellyn Andrew, Thomas Andrew, 
Dorothye Alyesford every of ray godchildren 6 d. 

"to Kirkby church iiii torches of wax to be burnt at my burriall." 

"to Convent of Combe to syng a trentail for my sowle and all chris- 
ten sowles x d." 

"To ye Fryers of Warwick 6/8, to Vicar of Monks Kirkby i5/S." 

Sr. William Symonds. Sr. John Wright. 

Ellyn my wyfe executrix. 

John Perkyns & Wm. Payne, overseers. 

Wm. Browne and Wm. Bayley of Monks Kirkby. 

Witnesses Win. Symonds, Sr. John Wright & Richard Chattswoth. 

Proved at Lichfield, 1522. 

— Lichfield Rcgiit ry , 
Series 1, Page 36. 



TIIE TERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 11 



BURTON HASTINGS. 

1533 Richard Pynkym (Pyrkyn) of Burton Hastings. 

This will is missing. The inventory, not dated, by : Alyn Rychards, 
YTyiiym Pynkym, Jeffery Bradeley, John Chesshyre, appraisors. 

Debts owing to: Eyelid. Davise, Thomas May den, Rychard Rych- 
ards. 

From the Act Book it appears that the will of Richd. Pyrkyns of 
Burton Hastings was proved by Henry Pyrkyns the father and 
Isabella Pyrkyns the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 1, Page 36. 

1608 Michael Perkins of the parish of Burton Hastings in the 
County of Warwick. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
17 May, 1608, to Dorothy Perkins the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. II, Page 44. 



1634 Michael Perkins of Burton Hastings in the Comity of "War- 
wick, "lately deceased." 

The inventory of his estate was "praised" by Richard Perkins, Sen. 
and Thomas Billiard with others. 

It mentions a "Bond" by William Pyewell. 

"Debt" by Thomas Astley of YVolvey. 
"Debt" by Arthur Clifford, Butcher. 
Amount £89. 0s. Od. 
Letters of administration were granted at Lichfield, 5 January, 1634, 
to Richard Perkins the brother. 

The Act Book mentions Richard Perkins of Burton Hastings in the 
County of Warwick, yeoman, and Humfrey Holmes of Orgreave in the 
County of Stafford, yeoman. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. , Page 

Notb.— Miss Sharp's ni.=tory of Upton Court j?ive5 the genealogical information contained in two 
Burton Hastings' wills and it is copied here tor convenience. 
15.57 Richard I'arkyns of Burton Hustings:, co. Warwick, husbandman. 
In his will dated 22 March and proved 13 Dtceniber, 1557, he mentions : 
Brother Joi;a. 
Son Thomas. 



12 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. I510-1G54. 



Daughter Joan, wife of John Pnrefoy, of Ansley, and her daughter Elizabeth. 
Daughter Anne, wife of Henry Wise. 

Richard Perkins was one of the supervisors and witnesses and also one of the prisors [appraisors] 
of the inventory of Henry On'*""' <'f Burton Hastings, co. War., proved 15-17. 
1559 Thomas Parbyns of liuvton Hastings, co. Warwick. 
Will proved 1550. 
Names : 

Wife Dorothy. 
Children: 

Michael, 

John, 

Jane, 

Anne, 

Isabel, 

Agrnes. 
These six children were all under age, 22 March, 1557. 



-WITHIBROOKE. 

1534 John Perkins, husbandman, of the parish of Withibrooke. 

In his will which was dated 1 May, 1534, and proved the 21 of the 
same month, he directs that he shall l>e buried in the churchyard of 
Withibrooke, leaves legacies to the churches of Bulkington, Anstye, 
Schylton, and mentions: Wyllyam Adlard, Rychard Perky up, Thos. 
Wise and his Wyfe. Alys "my Wife," Johne "my sou" — executors. 
Robert Bedull, William Adlard, Riehd. Rolfe, William Byrd, super- 
visors. 

Inventory dated 16 May, 1534, by Robert Bedull, Owmfrey Gylbard, 
Nicholas Byrd and Win. Byrde, appraisors. 
Amount £19. 7. 8. 

Proved at Lichfield 21 May, 1534, by John the son, "power reserved 
for the relict." 

— Lichfield Registry, 
• Act Book No. 1. 

MARSTON J A BET. 

1536 WlLLTAM Perkyns of Marston, parish of Bulkington, Co. 
Warwick ; {a fragment only of the will exists from which can be gleaned 
the following) : To be buried in church of St. James. Legacy to 
church of Burton on Dunsmore. 

John Perky n "my son." another son mentioned directly after but 
christian name gone, presumably another son for testator next says "if 
it fortune any of (hem to depart &c. ;" in next line "of age" appears. 
Thomas Perkyns, relationship, if'any, gone. Thomas Lucas of Beed- 

wortb, Thomas Wise, overseers. Thomas and Thos. "Wise, 

"witnesses ; names of others torn away. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 13 

Inventory dated 8 July, 1536 by Thomas Addams, William Lye and 
William Rutlamb Amount £77. 10. 4. 

Proved at Lichfield, 17 October, 1536, by Agnes the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 2. 

1557 John Parkyns of Marston Jabbet, parish of Bulkington, co. 
Warwick, yeoman. 

According to Miss Sharp's "History of Upton Court and the Perkins 
Family" (London, 1802), his will was dated 7 August, 1557 and proved 
on 26 October following. 

He mentions his children all of whom were living at the date of the 
will, viz. : William and John Parkyns, living at Marston ; Alexander, 
Oliver, unmarried, 1557 ; Richard who was appointed executor and 
who pioved his father's will; Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret, Agnes. 

1569 Emot Perkyns of Marston Jabet, parish of Bulkington, Co. 
Warwick, widow, late wife of John Perkyus of Mar-ton. 

In her will, dated 12 .January, 1568, she directs that she "be buried 
in the parish church of Bulkington," and mentions : 

William Perkyus "my eldest son." Thomas Perkyns son of said 
William. Alexander Perkyns, John Perkyus, Thos. Perkyns. Richard 
Perkyus, "my sous," overseers. Margaret Myles. Agnes Brodgate. 
Elizabeth Jerom. Thomas Myles. 

Elizabeth Perkyns "my son Alexander's daughter." Oliver Perkyns 
"my youngest son," — executor. Nicholas Lythall, John Howlatt, wit- 
nesses. 

The inventory, dated 25 July, 1509, was taken by: Lewis Soord 
of Noneaton, John Clare of Weston, Thomas Cox of Kyton, John Har- 
rison of Marston Jabet, appraisors. 
Amount £b8. 8s. 8d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 3 October, 1569, by Oliver Perkyns. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 6, Page 121. 

1598 Richard Perkins of Ryton, parish of Bulkington. In his 
will, dated 29 July, 1598, he mentions: Em., Isbeli, Alice, Aniye, 
Faythe, all daughters under 18. 

"Wife" mentioned but not named. 



14 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

Richard "my son." "Michael "my son," to be at school till he be 14. 
Thomas "my son." William, "my son," executor. Richard Wise, 
Marten Byrd, witnesses. 

The inventory (not dated) was taken by : Thomas Perkins, Richard 
Lobe, John Lago, appraisors. 
Amount £106. 16s. Sd. 

Proved at Lichfield 6 September, 1598, by William Perkins the son. 

A bond was given for the education of Michael Perkins a minor (i. e., 

under 14). 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 9, Page 245. 

1618 William Perkins of Bulkington in the County of Warwick. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
11 September, 1618, to Joan Perkins the relict. 

The inventory of his estate, dated the 14 December, 1618, was taken 

by : Samuel Drew, John Lago, Wm. Slingsbey, (jreorg Rasonue, 

Henry Wise, Win. Ambrose, appraisors. 

Amount £50. 7s. Od. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 12, Page 296. 

1623 Jone Perkins of Ryton in the parish of Bulkington in the 
county of Warwick. 

Letters of Administration upon her estate were granted at Lichfield, 
29 September, 1623, to Richard Perkins, the sou, of Ryton in the 
county of Warwick, husbandman. Surety, — Roger King of Ryton, 
taylor. 

The inventory, dated 15 September, 1623, was taken by: Henry 
Wise, Danyell Dwes, Thomas Darby, Luk Lole, appraisors. 

The following are named: Richard Lole, John Dabb, Mr, Goodall, 
Richard Perky ns, Elizabeth Perkins, Wm. Johnston, Joseph Marven. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 13, Page 215. 

1627 John Perkins of Marston Jabett in the parish of Bulkington, 
ill the County of Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 21 April, 1627, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in Bulkington churchyard," and mentions: Anne "my daughter" — 
(not married) ; "my Wife" Elizabeth — executrix. Icabod Perkins 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1054. 13 

"my son." Noie Perkins "ray son." Joseph "my son." Obadiah "mv 
son." "my son" Micah. Oliver Perkins "my brother." 

Overseers, Thomas Drew of Bulkington, yeoman. Michael Smith of 
Marston Jabett, blacksmith. 

Thomas Ailsburie, Michael Smith, William Armeson, Nehemiah B:;>- 
sitt, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 16 May, 1627, was taken by: John Harrison, 
yeoman, Thomas Tarlton, jim., Edward Hall, taylor, of Marston Jabett. 

Proved at Lichfield, 23 June. 1627 by the executrix. 
Amount £112. 17s. Od. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 14, Page 63. 

1640 Master Oliver Perkins, minister, of Stivesthall, lately do- 
ceased. 

An inventory of his estate, dated 7 March, 1639, was taken by: 
Samuel Ward, Robert Cook, clothiers of the "Citie of Coventry," Henry 
Bradshaw of Whittley, butcher. 
Amount £16. 8s. 6d. 

Letters of Administration were granted at Lichfield, 27 March, 1640, 
to Prudence Perkins, widow, the relict. The Act Bonk mentions Pru- 
dence Perkins of Stivesthall, Co. Warwick, widow, and Richard R\ land 
of Coventry, husbandman. 

— Lichfield Registry. 

1561 Thomas Perkynes, of Wille, parish of Foleshill. 

In his will which was dated 4 July, 1560, and proved 21 April, 1561, 
he directs that he shall be buried in St. Leonard's Church of Wille, 
and mentions: Anne Perkynes "my daughter." Mary Perkynes "my 
daughter." Thomas Perkines ''my son." Fornando Perkines "my son," 
under 20. William Perkines "my son." Jone "my Wife." Mr. 
Basyll Fylding. "My children's children" (no names given). Busvll 
Wright 

Jone "my Wife," William Perkines "my son," executors. 

George Wright, John Daniel, overseers. Dr. John Debank, Parson, 
John Webbe, Thos. Wright, witnesses. 

Debt owing from Richd. Mayer of Gloster. 

Inventory dated 24 August, 1560, by Thos. Sale.-byrye, George 



16 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1 65 4. 

Salesbyrye, Richd. Wightmau and Wilmi. Ge , all of Willc, ap- 
praisers. 

Amount £40. 
Proved at Lichfield, by Jone the relict and Willm, Perkins the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. G, Page 17. 

1581 Wyllyam Perkyns, of the parish of Bulk ington. 
lie died in 1581. Administration upon his estate was granted at 
Lichfield, 1*2 October, 1581, to Thomas Perky ns the son. 

An inventory of his estate amounting to xx/ix xxxixs viid, dated 10 
October, 1 581, was rendered by : Willm. A^hyte, Rsiynold Bryskow, 
John Harrison, appraisers. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 7, Page 116. 

1G07 Thomas Perkins, of the parish ofMancetter. 

In his will, dated 4 November, 1(30(5, he mentions: Joane "my 
wife," executrix. Samuel "my son," under 2L. Abigail "my daugh- 
ter." under 18. "my lands and tythes." Bartholomew Perkins ".son 
of my brother William." Thomas Lord "the son of Robert Lord my 
brother-in-law." 

Thomas Wellington, Joan Perkins the elder, Margaret Bancks, wit- 
nesses. 

The inventory, dated 24 December, 1G0G, was taken by: Robert 
Lord, William Perkins, Thomas Lewess, appraisers. 
Amount £35. 4s. I'd. 

Proved at Lichfield, 5 February, 1G0G-7, by Joan the relict. 

A Bond was given for the tuition of: Samuel and Abigail, minor 
children. The sureties were : Caleb Clark, Joan Clark of Polesworth. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 2L0. 

1557 William Perkyns, of Walton, parish of Monks Kirby. 

He died in 1557. Administration upon his estate was granted at 
Lichfield, 4 May, 1557, to Thomas Ho.-ke (relationship not given). 

An inventory of his estate, amounting to £25. 0. 0, dated 3 of 
May, 1557, was rendered by : Thomas Paekwood, Nyeholas Wyght- 
man, Rvehaid Ballert, appraisers. 









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1591 Thomas Perkins of the parish of Wyllie, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 2 October, 1589, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Willie," and mentions : John Perkin of Brokeste 
"ray brother" and "his sou Richard." Christopher Milner of Brokeset. 

Champion, Mr. Fieldings Baliff. Basil Trimmer, Mr. Fieldings 

Clark. Gye "my brother" and his wife. Thomas Hooke of Walton. 
Robert. Jones of Willie. Thomas Sheere of Littlethorpe. William "my 
brother." Kalfe a Pointer (or Pointon?). Mary "my wife," executrix. 
Residue after wife's death to "all my children" (not named). 

John Deabancks, Thomas Dauiell, Thomas Ploole, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated Xth October, 1589, was taken by Thomas 
Daniel!, Thomas Ileale, appraisers. 
Amount £14. 19s. lOd. 

Proved at Lichfield, 1G June, 1591, by Mary the relict. 

- — Lichfield Registiy, 
Act Book No. 8, Page 36. 

1605 John Perkins of Broekhurst in the county of "Warwick, 
husbandman. 

In his will, dated 18 April, 3rd James I (1605) he directs that he 
shall "be buried in the church of Monks Kirby," and mentions : John 
Perkins "my son." Thos. Perkins "eldest son of said John & the rest 
of his children." Richard Shawell of Btilkington "my sou in lawe," 
executor. Annise Shawell "my daughter" (called "Ann" also). Sara 
Shawell "daughter of said Richd. Shawell." William Shawell "son of 
said Richd. Shawell," "all the rest of the children of said Richd. Shaw- 
ell." • 

Ann Perkins, Richard Stapilton, Richard Perkins, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 25 April, 3rd James I, was taken by : Wil- 
liam Scotton, Edward Musson, Thomas Perkins, appraisers. 
Amount £32. 13s. 2d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 18 May, 1605, by Richard Shawell. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 10, Page 170. 

1590 William Perkins of Wyllie. 
In his will, dated 14 July, 1590, he mentions : 
Peares Perkins "my son," — under 21. 
William Perkins "my son," — under 21. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654, 19 

Mary Perkins, Joane Perkins, Ann Perkins, Margaret Perkins, 
Dorothy Perkins, his ''five daughters." 

Agnes "my wife," John "ray son," executors. 

Richard "my son," "my Brother Gee," overseers. Debts due; "my 
brother John Perkins," Mr. Elkington, Alexander 'Webster. 

The inventory, dated 1590, was taken by : Thomas Wright, Thomas 
Daniel, Thomas Pleale, appraisers. 
Amount £69. 19s. 5d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 18 September, 1590, by Agnes the relict and 
John the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 8, Page 32. 

1627 Thomas Perkins of Broxton in the parish of Monks Kirby 
in the county of Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 16 May, 3rd Charles, he bequeaths as follows: 
6/8 to church of Monks Kirby. 6/8 to the poor of Monks Kirby and 
Brough. Thomas Perkins "my second son." Grace Perkins K mv 
daughter." John Perkins "mine eldest son." "Elizabeth Good and 
"William Good & every of their children." To "little John Binley" 12 
pence. "My Wife" Margerie Perkins sole executrix. My house 
taken of the Earle of Hartford. My land taken of John Champion. 
my land purchased called Upjohn's Pieces. 

Witness, — Richard Stapilton. 

The inventory, dated li June, 1627, by Richard Stapilton, Thomas 
Miller, "William Goode, William Binley, William Wells. 
Amount £185. 2s. Od. 

Proved at Lichfield, 23 June, 1627, by Margerie Perkins, Widow. 

— Lichfield Registry. 

1637 Margerie Perkins of Broxt. in the county of Warwick, 
widow. 

In her will, dated 8 November, 1637, she mentions: Grace Per- 
kins "my daughter." William Good r 'my son in law." John Perkins 
''my son." "his brother" Thomas. William Good his children. "Wil- 
liam Binley his children. Thomas Perkins "son unto my son" Thomas. 

Executors: William Good, William Binley. 

Witnesses: Richard Stapilton, Thomas Perkins, John Perkins. 

The inventory, dated 13 November, 1637, was taken by : Jeffrey 



20 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

Paul], William Miller, of the estate of "Margerie Perkins, widow, of 
Broxhurst, parish of Monks Kirby, co. Warwick." 
Amount £196. 18s. 4d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 15 November, 1637, by the executors. 

— Lichfield Registry. 

1640 Grace Perkins of Brocktiurst in the parish of Monks Kirby 
in the county of Warwick, spinster. 

In her will, dated 9 March, 1639, she directs that she shall "be 
buried in Monks Kirby church," and makes the following sts : Deque 
«10/ — to the poor of Broxt." "10/ — to the poor of Kirby." 

She also mentions : "My brother" John Perkins. "my brother" 
Thomas Perkins. "my brother" William Good his children. "my 
brother" Thomas his children nowe borne. £4. unto John Binleye. 
William Binleye his other children. Richard Cloudesleye. Katharen 
Dios. Elizabeth Good "my si.-ter." "my sister" Marie Perkins. Marei 
Cloudesleye. Katharen Preston. 

Executor, — Thomas Perkins "my brother." Witnesses, — Richard 
Stapilton, Richard Cloudesleye. 

The inventory, dated 8 June, 1640, was taken by: William Good, 
Richard Cloudley. 

Amount £124. 0s. Od. 

Proved at Lichfield, 2 July, 1640, by the executor. 

— Lichfield Registiy. 

Note. — A bill and answer to a suit in Chancery are herewith ap- 
pended. 

1624 Michael Perkins of Marston Jabet in the co. War., husband- 
man. 

To the right Honorable Thomas Lord Coventry Lord Keeper of the 
great Se:d of England. 

Michael Perkins of Marston Jabet in the co. War., husbandman and 
Ann his wife one of the daughters of Thomas Lord and Elizabeth his 
wife, deceased, of Westminster, tayler, and Elizabeth Lord of the city 
of London, spinster, another of the daughters of the said Thomas Lord 
and Elizabeth, claim legacies under the Will of Richard Crane late of 
Bichwell Co. of Leic. yeoman, which Will was made about 20th Jany., 
1614 and to which Richard Crane of Attleborough, Co. War., Tayler, is 
sole executor and William Almey aud John Douse overseers. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN - ENGLAND. 1510— 1G54. 21 

Richard Crane dies before he has executed the trusts of the Will, in- 
testate, and Henry Garrett of Attleborough takes out Letters of Ad- 
ministration and possesses himself of Richard Crane's estate, about £500. 

The Compts. now sue him for their unpaid legacies. 

The answer of Henry Garrett. 

No such Will was made by Richard .Crane. The youngest of the 
Complainants has attained the aire of twenty-one at least ten years ago 
and by an Act of James the suit may not be delayed more than tivo 
years after the cause for it. Richard Crane could not have been pos- 
sessed of money as Henry Garrett entered into a bond with'him to AVil- 
liam Wood, gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds to be paid for at the 
rate often per cent per ami. Richard Crane died about October 1622, 
and the debt to Mr. Wood is still unpaid. 

— Chancery Proceedings (1625-1649). 
Bundle P. 66, No. 19. 

Plaintiff Perkyns, etc. versus Defendant Garrett. 

WASHINGTON. 

1542 Thomas Perkins of Warmington in the county of Warwick. 

He left a will, but it is missing. From the Act Book it appears that 
it was proved at Lichfield, 18 April, 1542, by Joan the relict the execu- 
trix. — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 3. 

1547 Richard Perkens of the parish of Warmington. 
In his will, dated 28 March 1546, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of St. Nicholas, Warmington," and mentions John 
"my son," executor, "unto my vii chylderne wt be umaryd equally." 

Symon Poope, Thos. Sharman, Thos. Elett, overseers. Edwd. Pet- 
tefer, Thos. Sharman, Thos. Elett, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 22 April, 1547, was taken by: Thomas Col- 
lyns, Robert Perkyns, Wyllvm Archere, appraisers. 
Amount £9. 8s. lOd. 
Proved at Lichfield, 29 April, 1547, by John the son. 

—Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 4, Page 61. 

1557 Jonx Perkyns of Bubbenhall, county of Warwick, singleman. 

In his will, dated 5 November, 1557, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Bubnell," and mentions: Henry "my 
brother," Mary, Elizabeth, Mawde, Agnes, "my sisters." Thomas 
Eliat "my brother-in-law" and his 3 children. Said Thomas Eliat executor. 



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24 THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

Thomas Robartysse, Thomas Elyats, Anthony Walthow, Willm. 

Krycuni, witnesses. 

Debts owing from : Gyles Perkyns "my brother," Lawrence Taylure 
of Rodwaye, Ryehard Austyn of Bubnell. 

The inventory, dated 2 February, 1558, was taken by : Thomas 
Myles, Henry Blake, Sir Thomas Meydes. 
Amount £11. 9s. 4d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 7 February, by Thomas Elliott. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, Page 100. 

1599 Giles Perkyns late of Warmington in the county of War- 
wick. 

In his will, dated 14 January, 1595, he directs that he shall "he 
buried in the churchyard of Warmington," and mentions : John Per- 
kins "my youngest son," overseer. Henry "my son" executor. Eliza- 
beth wife of said Henry, Elizabeth "my daughter," Margery "my daugh- 
ter," Ann Collins "my goddaughter," daughter of Richd. Collins, Mary 
Chamberlain "my goddaughter," "all my other children to be contented," 
(not named.) 

John Richardson, elk., Richard Collyns, John Gascon, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 22 March, 1597, was taken by : John Richard- 
son, elk. Richd. Collyns, John Gascon. 

Amount £76. 14s. 6<1. 

Proved at Lichfield, 22 May, 1599, by Henry Perkins the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 9, Page 255. 

1561. Henry Perkyns of Xewnham Regis., county of "Warwick. 

In his will, dated 1 March, 1560, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Xewnham," and mentions : Amies "my daughter-," 
Ales "my daughter," Henry "my son," all under 24. George "my son" 
and his children. William Walwyn and his children. Thomas Holet 
and his child. Joane Webb "my daughter." Humphrey "my son," 
executor. 

George Perkyns, John Perkyns, "my sons," overseers. Thomas 
Paule, Xicholas Dawes, George Ancocke, witnesses. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 25 

The inventory dated 17 March, 1561, was taken by: William 
Dawes, Henry Jenckyns, appraisers. 
Amount £50. 12s. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 21 April, 1561, by Humfrey Perkyns. 

— Lion field Regist ry , 

Act Book No. 6, Pa^e 17. 

1581 George Perkyns of Hyll, parish of Leamington Hastings, 
county of Warwick, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 20 January. 1581, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in Leamington churchyard," and mentions: Henry "my eldest 
son," executor. Lease of a house in Rugby. "my wile" (no name 
mentioned). John "my son," George "my son," under 21. Elizabeth, 
under 24, Mary, under 24, Isbell, under 24, Anne, under 24, "my 
four daughters." 

* Humphrey Perkyns of Xewnam, John Perkyns of Billon, overseers. 
Walter Hulme, Robert Mylward, ais. Lovell, witnesses. John Pratt 
ofBranne, Alexander Howe of Starton, Henry Perkyns of Attylboro, 
Katherine Clever. 

The inventory, dated 27 March, 1581, was taken by : John Blysse, 
( Henry Garrett, George Johnson, appraisers. 
Amount £101. 2s. 8d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 27 June, 1581, by Henry Perkyns. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 7, Page 115. 

1604 John Perkins of Bilton in the county of Warwick, husband- 
man. 

In his will, dated 27 February, 1604, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Bilton," and mentions: 

Humphrey Perkins "my son," executor/ John Perkins, Lienor Perk- 
ing, Margaret Perkins, Em. Perkins, Susan Perkins, the 5 children of 
said Humphrey. John Butler and Elizabeth his wife "my daughter and 
their 2 children." Nicholas Waren and his "3 children." Alice Row- 
ley "my daughter" and her "four daughters." Catherine Stretton ''my 
danghter-in-lawe and her four children. 

John Fawkes, John Clarke, witnesses. 



26 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

The inventory, dated 1 March, 1604, was taken by: John Fawkes, 
John Clarke. 

Amount £17. Is. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 29 September, 1G04, by Humphrey the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 148. 

1588 Henry Perkyns, husbandman, of Attilbrughe (Attleburrow), 
parish of Nuneaton. 

He died in 1588. In his will, which was dated 7 July, 1588, and 
proved 31 Jan. 1588-9, he directs that he shall be buried in the church- 
yard of St. Nicholas, Nuneaton, and mentions: Margaret Perkyns, 
"my wife," executrix. Alice Perkyns, Isabel Perkyns, "my daughters." 

John Perkyns, Thomas Tomson, Thos. Howlat. Christopher Leister, 
"my well beloved friends," overseers. Humphrey Perkyns, Ric. Mabbs, 
Alice Smith, wife of William Smith, witnesses. 

Debts owing from : George Wightmau of Gryffe, James Densluer, 
Thomas Wright of Chilvers Coton. James Parsons, vicar of Nuneaton. 

The inventory, amounting to £83. 3, 4, was dated 25 July, 1588, 
and rendered by: Thomas Lythall, senr., William Buswell, appraisers. 

The inventory mentions a lease granted by John Vincent. 

The will was proved at Lichfield by Margaret Perkyns the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 8, 24. 

1608 Margaret Perkins of the parish "of Nuneaton in the county 
of Warwick, widow. 

In her will, dated 1 April, 1607, she mentions : Isabel Perkins "my 
daughter." "To every of my children's children xii d." "my apparel 
to my children to be divided amongst them." Thomas Cowper "my 
son," executor. 

Marmaduke Duff kin, Margaret Duff kin, witnesses. 

There is no inventory of her estate. 

Proved at Lichfield, 15 July, 1608, by Thomas the son, executor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 11, Page 52. 

1G10-11 Humphrey Peekln'S late of Bilton, yeoman. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 27 

Letters of Administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
31 January, 1610-11, to Alice Perkins the relict. 

The inventory, dated 1 Xovembor, 8 James I., (160S) was taken by 
John Fawkes, John Clarke, Henry Perkins, John Perkins, John Roe, 
appraisers. 

Amount, £105. 7s. 2d. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 11, Page 139. 

1618 Humphrey Perkins of Bilton in the county of Warwick. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
18 August, 1618, of goods left unadmiuistered by Alice the relict, to 
William Palmer and Eleanor, his wife, the daughter. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 12, Page 294. 

1632 John Perkins of Rughye in the county of Warwick, husband- 
man. 

The inventory of his estate was taken 25 October, 1632, by: Law- 
rence Higgs, William Marston of Rngbye, yeoman. 
* Amount £178. 19s. Od. 

"Item — one Bond wherein Henry Perkins stands bound for payment 
of principall debt IIII. L." 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. , Page . 

1634 Henry Perkyns of Rugbye in the county of Warwick, yeo- 
man. 

In his will, dated 31 October, 1632, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in Rugby churchyard," and mentions : "to my eldest son Henry whom 
I make whole executor a lease of a dwelling house in Rugbye etc., ex- 
cept two houses at the east end of my close and two cowes commons 
belonging to them. . . if he die without heirs then to "niv son" "William : 
if he die without heirs then to "my son" John after his aunts decease 
Mary and Agnes. 

William Marson, Richard Turnoll, Nicholas Miles, witnesses. 



28 THE PEBKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1054. 

The inventory, dated 2 June, 1634, was taken by: Theophilus 
Grene, William Marson, Lawrence Higgs, Thomas Hawkyns. 

Proved at Lichfield, 25 July, 1634. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. , Page 

1638 John Perkins of Rugby in the comity of Warwick, 
In his will (nuncupative), dated 8 September, 1638, he mentions: 
"his two brothers" Henry Perkins and William Perkins. 
Witnesses, Annis Marston, Edward Bate. 

The inventory, dated 15 December, 1(538, was taken by: Edward 
Bate, Thomas Perkins, Lawrence Higgs, Thomas Barndwell, Elias 
How kins. 

Amount £35. 12s. 9d. 
Administration (Will) was granted at Lichfield. 19 December, 1638, 
to : Henry Peikins of Rugby, husbandman, William Perkins of Rugby. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. , Page 

1598 Rtcfiard Perkyns of Warmington, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 1 December, 15S>8, he directs that he shall '"he 
buried in the churchyard of Warmington," and mentions : Margaret 
"my wife," Thomas "my son,"' executor. John "my son," Richard "my 
son" and his son Richard. Alice "my daughter" a legacy if she be the 
survivor of old Symons her father-in-law. Ralfe Symons "son of said 
Alice." 

John Richardson, Thomas Perkins, overseers. AVilliam Colman, 
Thomas Dewes, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 17 January, 1598 (1598-9), was taken by: 
Thomas Perkyns, William Co 11 man, Henry Cooper, Symon Daves, ap- 
praisers. 

Amount £97. 13s. Od. 

Proved at Litchfield, 21 February, 1598, by Thomas Perkyns the 

sou. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 9, Page 230. 

1605 Margaret Perkins of Warmington in the county of Warwick, 
widow. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 20 

In her will, d:tted 22 January, 1604, she directs that she shall "he 
buried in the churchyard of Warmington," and mentions : John Perk- 
ins "my son," Richard "my son,'* under 20. Alee "my daughter" and 
her three children under sixteen. Thomas Perkins, executor. 
Anthony Petepher. Henry Badcoke, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 23 July, 1605, was, taken hy : Henry Perkins, 
William Coleman. 

Amount £5. 10s. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 2b' July, 1605, by Thomas Perkins the son. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 176. 



1607-8 Thomas Perkins the elder of Warmington, husbandnian. 

In his will, dated 5 August, 1607, he directs, that he shall "he buried 
in the churchyard of Warmington," and mentions: Leonard Perkins 
"my son," Alice Perkins "my wife," executrix. Henry Perkins "mv 
son," Thomas Perkins "the son ot Henry Perkins." Agnes BoOte and 
her two boys. Mary Perkins, Judith Perkins, "children of my son 
Henry." 

Henry Cowper, William Elckington, overseers. Anthony Pettipher, 
witness. 

The inventory, dated 14 October, 1607, was taken by: William 
Column, Henry Perkins the elder, Thomas Perkins the younger. 
Amount £76. 13s. Od. 

Proved at Lichfield, 6 February, 1607-8, by Alice the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 11, Page 30. 



1708 Leonard Parkins of the parish of Warmington in the comity 
of Warwick. 

He left a will, but it is missing. From the Act Book it appears it 
was proved at Lichfield, 3L May, 1608, by (the name is illegible;, the 
mother-in-law of deceased, the executor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 11, Page 47. 



30 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

1G48 Thomas Perkins, Junior, of Warmington hi the county of 

Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 20 April, HUT. he direct-, that he shall "be buried 
hi Warmington churchyard," and mentions: Thomas Perkins "my el- 
dest son" John Perkins "my son," under 21, Richard Perkins "m 
son," under 21, Elizabeth Perkins "my mother,'' John Perkins "in 
brother," Mary Perkins "my sister," -Frances Perkins "my sister," "m 
sister Margeries two sons that she now hath," "my sister" Marryan, 
''my sister" Margaret," Mary Perkins "my wile," executrix. 

Overseers, Richard Claridge of Warmington, yeoman, John Perkins 
of Warwick, "my brother." Thomas Gascoigne, Matthew Plant, An- 
drew Hall, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 20 October, 1G47, was taken by: Anthony 
Pettii'er, Richard Claridge, Thomas Plant, Thomas Bennett. 
Amount £94. lis. 2d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 9 August, 1648, by the execurtix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. , Page . 



1541 John Perkins of Salford, Warwickshire. 

In his will he mentions : Son William, son Nicholas. 
Leaves doublets, buckles, swords, etc., to the above named sons.. 

— Worcester Registry, 
Xo. 30. 

15G0 William Perkins of Salford, Warwickshire. 

He was the son of John Perkins of Salford who died in 1541. 

His will, probably, was not examined. 

— Worcester Registry, 
Xo. 22. 

1566 Nicholas Perkins of Salford, Warwickshire. 

He was the son of John Perkins of Salford who died in 1541. 
His will, probably, was not examined. 

— Worcester Registry. 
Xo. 56. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 31 

1566 Alice Perkins of Sal ford, Warwickshire. 
Her will, probably, was not examined. 

— Worcester Registry. 
No. 110 (or 118). 

1559-60 William Perkyns of Clifton, county of Warwick, labour- 
er. 

In his will, dated 12 November, 1559, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Clifton," and mentions : William "my son," 
Jone "my wife," executrix. Jone "my daughter," Thomas Mawbe. 

Richard Barford, John Penchebek, overseers. Witnesses, Sir Rich- 
ard Cowper, vicar of Clifton, William Payne. 

The inventor}', dated 16 December, 1559, was taken by: William 
Edwards, appraisor. 

Amount £27. 8s. 8d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 26 February, 1559/60, by Joan the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 5, Page 185. 

1633 William Perkins of Clifton in the county of "Warwick, yeo- 
man. 

•In his will (not dated) he mentions : "my wife" Agnes Perkins, "my 
son" John Perkins. 

Witness. Richard Lea. 

The inventory, dated 8 July, 1633, was taken by; William Bate- 
nian, Richard Lea, John Bttenian, John Andrews. 
Amount £102. 6s. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield. 16 July, 1633, by Agnes Perkins, widow, the 
relict and John Perkins the sou. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

1607 Richard Perkins of Hill, parish of Leamington Hastings, in 
the county of Warwick. 

In his will, dated "the ninetieth day of June in the year of our Lorde 

Christe one thousand six hundn d and ," he mentions; "my three 

children in lawe." Mary Perkins "my daughter," under 21. William 



32 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

Perkins "my son," under 21. .Tone "my wife," executrix, "my house 
close and one half yard land (lease)" Thomas Abotte"my son in lawe" 
and his mother. Robert Abotte brother of said Thomas Abotte. Anise 
Abotte sister of said Thomas Abotte. John Grisburne, Richard Teste, 
widow Greene, William Miles. 

Matthew Hulme, Humphrey Davies, Edward Perkins, overseers. 

The inventory, dated day of , 1607, was taken by : Henry 

Blisse, Robert Mill way, husbandman, appraisers. 
Amount £83. 14s. yd. 
Proved at Lichfield, 17 October, 1(307, by Joan the relict and the 
tuition provided for of Mary and William Perkins the children, minors. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 11, Page 22. 

16*08 Joan Perkins of Hill, parish of Leamington Hastings, widow. 

In her will, dated 14 December, 16*07, she mentions: Mary Perkins 
"my daughter," William Perkins "my son." Thomas Abot, Robert 
Abot, Anis Abot, "my three children by my first husband." "neither 
the house barns ground flowers honelis nor (lores joysts windowes 
glasse nor wyndo leyds be removed." 

Thomas Garret, Richard Roberts, neighbors. Thomas Abot "my 
son," executor. Wylliam Bull, Robert Bull, overseers. Mathew 
Hulme, Humphrey Davies, Thomas Garret, John Johnson, William 
Johnson, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 1G December, 1607, was taken by: Robert 
Mylwaye, appraiser, and it amounted to £34. 17s. 7d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 21 January, 1607-8, by Thomas Abot. 

■ — Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 11, Page 28. 

1614 Richard Perkins of Hill, parish of Leamington Hastings, 
husbandman. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 6 
August, 1614, to William Perkins the son. 

The inventory, dated 14 October, 1614, was token by: Mathew 
Hulme, Thomas Walford, William Yate, appraisors. 
Amount £5. 0s. Od. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 12, Page 88. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 



33 



HONNINGHAM. 

1550 Wyllyam Perkyxs of Honningham. 

In his will, dated 15 October, 1549, he directs that lie shall "he 
buried in the churchyard of St. Margaret, Honningham," and mentions : 
John " my son," Thomas " my son," Johan "my daughter," Amies " ray 
wife," executrix. 

Sir Thomas Weston, Sir William Squyer, Vicar of Weston, wit- 
nesses. 

The inventory, not dated, amounted to £23. 6s. 8d. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 5, Page 8. 

1553 Agnes Perkyxs of Honingham in the county of Warwick, 
widow. 

In her will, dated 1 August, 1552, she directs that she shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of St. Marg*., Honingham," and mentions: 
John " my son," Thomas " my son," Johan " my daughter," Sir Thomas 

"my brother," executor. Rychard, Vicar of Weston, witness. 

The inventory, not dated, was taken by: John Browne, Thomas 
Perky ns," John Hobley, appraisers. 
Amount £21. 17s. Od. 

Proved at Lichfield, 17 April, 1553, by Sir Thomas , Curate, the 

brother. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 5, Page 51. 

1559 Thomas Parkyxns of Honingham, county of Warwick. 
In his will, dated 10 January, 1559, he directs that he shall " be 
buried in the churchyard of Offchurch," and mentions: Martin " my 
son," Raffe " my son " and his II II brethren under twenty years old. 
Thomas Cox of Honingham, executor. Jone Stanlye, Robert Browne 
of Honingham, Edward Bromfyld of Offchurch, overseers. Rychard 
Arnold, Jamys Chauntlar, witnesses. 

The inventory, not dated, amounted to £35. 3s. 4d., and the over- 
seers and witnesses were the appraisors. 

Proved at Lichfield, 20 April, 1559, by Thomas Cox. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 5, Page 166. 
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AVON DASSETT. 

1559 John Parkyns of Avon Dassett. 

He died In October, 1558. In his will, which was dated the 10 Oc- 
tober, 1558, :md proved 20th of April, 155!'. he directs tint he shall he 
buried in the parish church of Avon Dassett, and- mentions : William 
Parkyns, "my son " and his children under 18. "My wife." "My son's 
wife." Robert Warner the elder, George Warner, William Warner, 
Richard Warner, overseers. William Parkins, Anne Widowes, John 
Parkyns, " my brother's son.'' Joue Lineat, " my daughter,*' Ales 
Wever, " my daughter, "' Elizth. Bagley, " my daughter." "Every one 
of my daughters' children." Thomas Parkins, Richard Parkins, John 
Parkins, executors. 

The inventory was dated 24 October, 1558, by Henry Profet, Wil- 
liam Basse, Robert Todd, appraisors. 
Amount £51. 19s. 8d. 

The will was proved at Lichfield, by Thomas, Richard and John 
Perkins. 

— Lichtield Registry. 
Act Book Xo. 5, 167. 

Note. — John Perkyn- was one of the "primers" [appraisers] of the inventory of the estate of Win. 
Euoike of Avon Da-sett, 1537. 

1619 Thomas Perkins of Avon Dassett, county of Warwick, 
husbandman. 

Iu his will, dated " the sixe and thirtie day of April Anno Domini 
One thousand sixe hundred & seaventeene," he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the church of Avon Dassett against the north church door,*' 
and mentions : Widow Biker. Anne Andrewes. Thomas Gubbin, 
Thomas A nderows, Thomas Hodges, Thomas Walker, "my godchildren.'' 
Elizabeth Gibbes "my daughter." Elizabeth daughter of said Eliz- 
abeth Gibbes, under 16. John Kimberley "to have the £10 given by 
his father, — under 16. Mary Frayne " my daughter." Anne Frayne. 
"her daughter/' — under 16. Margaret Perkin>> "my Wife."' John 
Perkins "my son," executor. Richard Burrows of Arlescott, John 
Webb of Wardingtou, overseers. Witness, John Xeale. 

The inventory, dated the, 26 June, 1619, was taken by: Richard 
Perkins the elder, Thomas Kymbell, of Avon Dassett, appraisers. 
Amount £188. 0s. oil. 

Proved at Lichfield, 11 August, 1619, by the executor. 

— Lichtield Registry, 
Act Book No. 13, Page 22 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1(354. 3D 



KNIGHTCOTE. 

1.605 Richard Perkins of Knighleote in the parish of Burton 
Dassett in the county of Warwick, Sniylh. 

In his will, which is not dated, he mentions: Richard Perkins " mv 
son,*' under 12. Alice Perkin- " my eldest daughter,'* under 15. Man- 
Perkins "my youngest daughter," under 15. Elizabeth '"my wife," 
executrix. James Wagstaffe, Henry Proifitte, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated the 25 July. ItfOd, was taken by: "William 
Brooks, Thomas Caddie, Thomas Perkins, Francis Spycer, appraisers. 
Amount £26. Is. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 26 July, 1605, by Elizabeth the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
^^^> m r-> Act Book No. 10, Paore 176. 

1588845 

LEA MARSTON. 

1617 John Perkins of Lea Marston in the county of Warwick, 
labourer. 

In his will(uuncupative) , dated 30 June, 1617, he mentions: Joyce 
his wife, executrix. John Eides, Hugh Hill, overseers and witnesses. 
The inventory, dated 31 October, 1617, was taken by: Edwarde 
Mountforde, Hugh Hill, John Saundler, Thomas Pinchbacke, apprais- 
ers. 

Amount about £20. 
Proved at Lichfield, 5 Nov., 1617, by Joyce the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 12, Page 249. 



BILTON. 

1618 Edward Perkins of Bilton, in the county of Warwick. 
Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
20 January, 1618, to Alice Perkins of Bilton. the relict. 

The inventory of his estate, dated 20th December, 1618, was taken 
by : John Fawkes, Thomas Greene of Bilton, yeoman, appraisers. 
Amount £10. 12s. 6d. 
Bond due from Mark Rush. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 12, Pa ire 314. 



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FRANCKTOV SUP. DUNSMORE. 

1634 John Perkins of Franckton. sup Dunsmore, in the county 
of Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 24 February, 10th, Charles, he makes the follow- 
ing bequests, viz. : 6-8 to the poor of Franckton : " to my poore friends 
in other parishes," 20/-; to Livewell " my son," £30 ; to Abigaill "my 
daughter,*' £20 ; to Lydia '' my daughter,'" £4 ; to " all my children's 
children " I sheepe each ; residue to Nathaniell " my son," and appoints 
him sole executor. 

Overseers, "my good and loving friends and neighbours John Stanton 
and Humfry Hale." (There is no signature to the will.) Simon 
Moore, John Coop, Rebecca Chayge, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 4 March, 1634, was taken by : John Stanton, 
Humfrey Hale, Peter Dunkley. 

Amount £182. 3s. 5d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 19 March, 1634, by the executor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

STONELEY. 

1647 Francis Perkins of Stoneley, in the county of Warwick. 

In his will, dated 2 May, 1644, be mentions: '* my daughter" Eliz- 
abeth Perkins; under 21, Katherine " my wife," Thomas Perkins, 
the son of my brother John, The six children of my sister Browne- 
field, "the two sons of my sister Fullward."' Francis Kington, John 
Taylor. 

Executors, "my brother "John Perkins, John Taylor. Overseer, 
Francis Kington. " 5 /-each to " my father," "my mother " and "my 
sister" Elizabeth. Witnesses, John Taylor, Francis Kington. 

The inventory, dated 7 May, 1644, was taken by: Richard Fox, 
John Taylor, Thomas Cartwright. 

Amount £256. lis. 4d. 

The consent of the executors to the marriage of Katherine Perkins 
the widow, to Thomas Garrett, is recorded 2 June, 1646. 

The executors named renounced the trust, and letters of administra- 
tion with the will were granted at Lichfield, 5 November, 1647, to 
Katherine Perkins, alias Garrett, the relict. 

The Act Book mentions Thomas Garrett of Stoneley, yeoman. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. , Page . 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1 J 10-1654. 3§" 

BAGGINTON. 

1G49 William Perkins of Bagginton in the county of Warwick, 
husbandman. 

In his will, dated 12 June, 1649, he mentions: w my wife " execu- 
trix, "my son" William Perkins, under 22, "my son'* Edward Per- 
kins under 2.1, "my daughter"' "Mary Perkins under 20, Mary 
Perkins "'my beloved wife." 

Overseers, "' my friends and neighbours Thomas Gibson and John 
Wilkinson." Witnesses, William Bromley, Thomas Gibson, John 
Wilkinson. 

The inventory, dated 20 September, 1049, was taken by : John Wil- 
kinson, Richard Russell. 

Amount £183. 2>. 2d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 2(5 October, 1640, by the exix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

LONDON. 

1603 John Parkyns, London. He was the third son of Richard 

and Elizabeth (Beresford) (Barlow) Perkins, of Bunny, Notts. He 

died in London in 1630, young and unmarried. His will is in the 

London Registry. 

— London Registry. 

1665 John Perkins, gentleman. He died in London in 1665. His 
children were : John. Edmund, the fourth son. Two other sons ; 
names unknown. Nephew John Perkins. Godsons, and nephews and 
nieces of the name of Boulter or Poultcr. 

— London Registry. 

1614 ''James Parkins of St. Clement Danes, eo. Middlesex, gen- 
tleman." 

In his will, dated April 22, 1614, he mentions: "Legacies to the 
poor of Upledon, co. Gloucester, and of Harpery in said county. 
Nieces Elizabeth, Johane and Ann Cotterell. " To said Johane Cotter- 
ell and her exors. and admr.s after the death of her now father and 
mother, all my estate, &c, in the house in Ledbury now in occupation 
of her sd. father." Nephew William Cotterill, Henry Walker, mer- 
chant Tavlor, and his wife Ann, William Flower, James Orrell, Francis 



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THE PEKKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1 5 10-1 654. 



Webster, Thomas Ralitison, gent., Joanc Groves, Elizabeth Neave, 
Thomas Johnson, Paul Whitmore, John Yarner, merchant t;iilor, and 
his wife. Residue to friend Wilhn. Lanekson, gentn. and he the exor. 
Overseers, sd. John Yarner and Henry Watkins, gentn. 
Proved -18 July, 1614. by \Vm. Lanekson, gentn. exor. 

— London Registry. 
Index number: " $h La we." 

NOTE. St. Clement Danes iu London — close to Temple Bar — Legal Quarter — . He was, perhaps 
a lawyer. Uplcadon and Harpery [or Hartbury] are close to Xewent, and Ledbury is in Hereford, 
shire, a few miles north. Keiielm Cotterel was bailiff of Tewkesbury in 13?S and 15r4. 

1027 Edward Pekkins, London. 

(He was related to a London family of the name, who were connected 
with the Boulter or Poulter family, and was a member of a family of 
the name who were master-shipwrights : sailed for Virginia in 1627, 
though he seems to have died young - and unmarried.) He is mentioned 
in a London will. 

— M. P. 

1549 John Pakkyns, citizen and turner. London. 

In his will, proved in 1549, he mentions Humphrey Parkyns. 

— London Registry. 

(M. P.) 

1656 Thomas Perkins, of St. Stephen's, Coleman street, London, 
K citizen and barber chirugeon." 

In his will, dated 8 Oct., 1656, he mentions: " Brother John Per- 
kins. Mr. George Speering and his wife, and their son and daughter, 
George and Elizabeth Speering. Mrs. Spawling and Dr. Wilby. 
Friend Mr. Win, Walker, ironmonger. Kinsman Thomas Rogers and 
his sisters and brother, Anne Rogers, Mary Rogers. Susanna Rogers 
and Joseph Rogers. Cousin Job Howse, son of cousin Robert Howse. 
Cousin Elizabeth Cotterell, my sister Elizabeth CotterePs daughter. 
Friends Willm. Shield and Mrs. Xood. Cousin Ann Dyer and her 
son. Residue to wife Ann, and she was the exix. 

Proved 17 July, 1657. 

— London Registry. 

Index Number : " 273 Ruthen." 

Note. A Thomas Rogers is mentioned in the will of Thomas Perkins, of Tewkesbury fl.V?0}, 
This Thomas Perkins had a sister Cotterell who had a daughter Elizabeth Cotterell, as James Per- 
kins, of St. Clement Danes, CO. Middlesex fwho died forty-two years before, had also. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. %Q 



BERKSHIRE. 

15— Robert Perkins, yeoman, of Abingdon. He died in 15 — , 
and his will was proved at the Berkshire registry ; an abstract of it is 
as follows : 

"I, Robartt Pkins. of Abendon, yeoman, beqnethto Thomas my .-one 
xiii s liij d ; to John my sone xiij s iiij d ; to Wyllam my sone xiij s 
iiij d; Jone my wyfe." 

— C 50. 

Joan Perkins, widow of above, died in 1550, and her will was also 
proved at the Berkshire Registry; an abstract of it is as follows: 

"The copye of the will of Jone Pkins diseessyd and Late of Abendon 
Ao. 30 regni regis E. Si. The xv day of September, &c., I bequethe 

unto my sn John Pkins a folding table unto my sn William 

Pkins Thomas Boylaud to have thovsight of all theis bequests 

unto Margery More my best smoeke unto Alis Mosse a 

kirtill unto Margret Prior a napurn unto Alis Coxe my 

systr my gowne lyned wt russeJs wolsted The rest of all my goods 

I doe geve and bequethe unto Thomas Pkins my sn whom I doe ordeyne 
and make my sole & full executr." 

—Battel, 112. 

Note. From the above will? it appears the children of Robert and Joan Perkins were : Thomas, 
John, William. It may be that Margery More, Alice Mo?-e and Margaret Prior were married 
daughters. 

1557 Thomas Parkins of Abendon. An abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

"The xvith daye of June, MVCLVIj I Thomas Parkyns of 

the borrowgh of Abendon tayler bequethe unto Grace my 

dowghter a Bullok bequethe unto Thomas my son a Bolloke 

unto John my son my gowne unto Alyee Coke my awnte iij s. 

iiij d. unto William pkyns my brother vi s. viij d. It. the reste 

off all my goode I 'jyye unto Elsabethe my wyftv' 

Proved 4 October, 1557. 

— Berkshire Registry, 
Battel, 103. 

1597 William Parkins of Abingdon. An abstract of hi> will is 

as follows : 

"The xiiij day of September, 39 Elizabeth, I William Parkins of the 



14$ THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1564. 

Borough of Abingdon give unto my cosen John Parkins my second 

best feather bed Alice my wiife." 

Thos. Rowe, John pkyns, &c. , witnesses. 

— Berkshire Registry, 
J. 216. 

1608 Alice Parktns of Abingdon. An abstract of her will is as 
follows : 

"27 April, A.D. 1608. I Alice Purkyns of Abingdon in the 

County of Berks., widow bequeth to my sone Robert Scutter my 

best Feetherbedd unto Anne Skutter Daughter of the said Robert 

Skutter one bockaram sheete Mary Tylehurst my daughter. 

my brother John Parkyns." 

— Berkshire Registry. 

1529 Rorert Perkins oF the parish of Burscott. 

An abstract of his will is as follows : "The XIX daye of June 1520, 

I Robert pkins bequeth to my mother ij kyn to my 

brother all my rayment, &c.' ? 

— Berkshire Registry, 
A. 137. 

1540 Robert Parkins of Hagborn. An abstract of his will is as 
follows: "Ye vij daye of Mche. 1540. I Robert pkins of Hagborn 

geve to my chyldren iij qarters of barlye to be equally devided 

amonge the, &c., &c." 

— Berkshire Registry, 
A. 300. 

1544 Edward Perkins of Coxwell. An abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

"The xxth daye of the monyth of February in the yere of o'r 

Lord, 1544, I Edward pkyns of ye priche of Cokeswell Edward 

my son shal have ye west berne & ij yerrde londe to my thrc 

dowghtrs 8c to ev'y one of them one Cowe to Elezabeth my 

dowghtr, a nox Ainas my vvyff Thes be wytnes John Ilykke 

Thomas Lewys & Ric. My 11 wt. or mo." 

— Berkshire Registry, 
Battel, 110. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1 654. 41 

The xxth clave of February, 1544, I Edward pkyns of Cokeswell 

wyll yt. Thomas my son shall have iiij yerd londe. 

— Berkshire Registry, 
C. 158. 

Note. This will is also registered the same as Battel 110, but here it mentions Thomas his son. 

1588 Thomas Perkins of Coxwell. An' abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

"The laste of July, 30 Elizabeth, I Thomas Perkins of Cox- 
well - - - bequeath to Annie Perkins my daughter the two yearde 
lande that I now injoye, after the death of Elizabeth my wine accord- 
ing to the custom of Coxwell. to Joane Perkins the elder my 

daughter twenty pounds to Joane Perkins the younger my daugh- 
ter the one yearde lande wch. my mother now hath, after the death of 
my mother and wine, &c, &e." 

Proved 16 April, 1580. 

— Berkshire Registry, 
H. 244. 

1572 John Parkins of East Henred. Abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

'The xxiiij of August, 14 Elizabeth, I John Parkins bequeath 

unto Margaret Pouter a cofer - - - unto Agnes Porter a platter." 
Mentions: - Christian Porter. Elizabeth Porter. Rafe Adams. Wil- 
liam Porter. 

Proved 13 October, A. D. 1572. 

— Berkshire Registry, 
F. 338. 

1615 Thomas Perkins of Longcott. An abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

"I Thomas Perkins bequeath to my sonne Thomas Perkins 

xx s. Made 25 February, 1614." 
Proved 2 October, 1615. 

— Berkshire Registry, 
L. 553. 

DERBYSHIRE. 

1557 Thomas Perkyns of Thurlaston, parish of Elvaston, Co. of 
Derby. 



42 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510—1654. 

In his will, dated 23 May, 1557, ho directs that he shall "be buried 
in the parish church of Elvaston," and mentions : Elizabeth, June, "my 
two daughters" unmarryed. Nicholas Person and his children, John 
Coxson, Henry Wode, Elyn Perkyns, John Perkyns "my son.'' John 
Perky ns, John Bonsover, executors. Nicholas Be nt ley, supervisor. 
Nicholas Homes, Elys Coxson, Elys Smethley, John Bradshaw, wit- 
nesses. 

The inventory, not dated, was taken by: William Coghyn, John 
Laukshyr, Thomas Lygge, John Williamson. 
Amount £30. 16s. 8d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 13 September, 1557, by John Perkins, power 
reserved for John Bonsover. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 5, Page 106. 

1605 George Parken of Sothall, parish of Beighton, County of 
Derby, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 1 October, 1604, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Beighton,"' and mentions: Jone "my wife," ex- 
ecutrix. John Parken "my son," Roland Parkin "my son "and his 
two children, George Parken " my son," and his two children, Eliza- 
beth Parken "daughter of my son John," Robert Bouth the younger, 
" whom I am grandfather unto." 

John Waynewright, Godfrey Try tone, overseers. 

Debts owing to : John Hobsone, Charles Hobsone, John Culfourthage, 
Thomas Smetley, Thomas Creswicke. William Henfrey, John Hcn- 
frey, Edward Henfrey, "my wife's children," Margaret Perkyn, wife 
of Roland Perkyn, Steven Grene, Thomas Stacie, Richard Morten, 
Lord Cavendish, Nicholas Machden. 

Witness, John Iligden, clerk. 

The inventory, dated day of , 1605, was taken by : Robert 

Scalles, Ralph Greaves, Lyonell Roberts, George Jessope. 
Amount £39. 19s. lOd. 

Proved at Lichfield, 20 December, 1605, by Joan, the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 184. 

1617 John Perkin, of Thurlaston, in the parish of Elvaston. 
In his will, dated 7 April, 1617, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the parish church of Elvaston," and mentions : Alice, "my wife." 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 43 

Residue to he divided ''amongst my children," viz: 1 son and 4 daugh- 
ters. Mary Perkins, Anne Perkins, "my daughters," executrixes. 
Richard Perkins "my brother," William Randall of Alvaston, John 
Newham of Thurlaston, James Newham of Thnrlaston, John Dore of 
Ambaston, John Flnssctt "my wife's brother,'* debts. 

Francis Barton "my brother-in-law," supervisor. Gervase Hall, Wil- 
liam Osborne, witnesses. 

The inventory (without date) was taken by: John Cocken, Roger 
Meare, Richard Piggin, Thomas Garton, appraisers. 
Amount, about, £100. Os. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 16 June, 1617, by Mary and Anne Perkins the 
daughters. 

— Licli field Registry, 
Act Book No. 12," Page 230. 

1638 Richard Perkins of Elvaston, in the county of Derby, hus- 
bandman. 

In his will (nuncupative), dated 29 January, 1637, he bequeathes 
as follows: unto the children of "his nephew" John Bacon 17 sheepe. 
Francesse Richardson of Thurlaston, county of Derby, widow, owes 
him £3. 15s. Od. : he gave part 30/ — to his '"nephew" John Perkins, 
20/— to Richard Perkins son of said John Perkins, the residue of said 
sum to the children of said John Bacon, land called Chickenholme als. 
Gotysfleld & Bellyton field in Elvaston & land called Lichpooles leased 
from John Richardson of Thurlaston, Gent, and Francesse Richardson 
his mother, land called Willm Waye leased from Sir John Stanhope 
of Elvaston, knight. £4. to Iluinfrey Bate of Thurlaston, weaver, 
residue to the children of said John Bacon. 

Executor, — John Sore the elder of Ambaston, Co. Derby, yeoman. 
Witnesses, — Richard Brooke, Mary Bacon. 

The inventory, dated 3 February, 1637, was taken by: Win. Os- 
borne, Win. Piggin, Richard Brooke, Robert Moorely. 
Amount, £55. 18s. 8d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 20 April, 1638, by the executor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. , Page 

DEVONSHIRE. 

1600 Parkin. His children were: Hugh, born ; died 



44 THE TERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

1640. Mark, horn ; died 1628. Abraham, born : died after 

1628. A daughter, born ; married William Bishopp. 

— M. P. 

1610 Hugh Parkin, of Clist Honiton. He was a yeoman. 

In his will, which was dated 31 Oct., 1634, and proved 30 June, 1640, 
his name appears as "Parkinge. " He was the eldest son probably. His 

wife was Mary. His children were: Thomas, born ; under 24 in 

1634 ; the eldest son. Marke "Parkinge " ("Perkins " in his brother's 
will) born ; died after 1675. John, born ; clie-d 1677. Mar- 
garet, born ; married Collier. Marie, born ; married 



Scobell. 



-M. P. 



1640 John Perkins. His wife was Mary. 
•* In his will, which was dated 8 Feb., 1675-6, and proved 18 Feb., 
1677—8, the name is "Perkins" and not "Parkin ;" and in his will he men- 
tions : Cousin John Waldron, Thomas Perkins, nephew of Honiton Clist 
(probably his brother Thomas' son), brother Mark Perkins, sister Mar- 
garet Collier, sister Mary Scobell, cousin Mary, wife of John Perkins, 
sister (in law?) Jane Perkins and her daughter Mary Perkins, nephews 
Thomas and John Perkins. 

— M. P. 

1628 Mark Parkin, husbandman, of Broad Clist. He was the son 

of Parkin, and a brother of Hugh Parkin, of Honiton Clist, and 

Abraham Parkin, of Woodburie. His wife was Thomasine. 

By his will, which was dated 20 March, 1628 and proved on 25 April 

administration upon his estate was given to William Collins, senior, — 

the testator's son-in-law, during the minority of William Collins, junior, 

who was appointed executor of the will. His children were : Arthur, 

born ; married Rebecca . Christian, born ; married 

William Collins. (William and Christian Collins had sons, William 

who was under ajje in 1628, and George. 

(Will )_M. P. 

1628 Arthur Parkin. He was the son of Mark and Thomasine 

( ) Parkin, of Broad Clist. His wife was Rebecca . Their 

children were : Thomas. Mary. 

M. P. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 45 

1628 Abraham Parkin, of Woodbnrie. Nothing is known of him 
except that he was the son of Parkin, and a brother of Hugh Par- 
kin, of Clist Honiton, and Mark Parkin, of Broad Clist. His children 
were: Abraham, who was living in 1628: Jaken. 

M. P. 

1634 Thomas Parkin, of Honiton Clist. He was the eldest son of 

Hugh and Mary ( ) Parkin of Clist Honiton, and the brother of 

Marke Parkinge and of John Perkins. lie was under 24 in 1634. He 

is not mentioned in his brother John's will, which was dated 7 Feb., 

1675-6, and was deceased at that time, probably. He left a son Thomas ; 

and perhaps other children. 

M. P. 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE. 

1494 John Perkins of Bristol. 

He died about 1493-4, leaving plate, etc., to his son John. 

— London Registry. 
M. P. 
1539 Thomas Perkyns of Lechlade. 

Although Lechlade is not in the diocese of Worcester, nevertheless 
this will was tiled there; it was probably not examined. 

— Worcester Registry. 

1551 William Perkins, of Minsterworth. 

His will was proved December 19, 1551. He married Anne . 



The children of William and Anne ( ) Perkins were: John, 

born ; other children, son-in-law William Brether. 

— Gloucester Registry. 

1552 Thomas Perkins, of Minsterworth. He married Jane. His 

will was proved May 7, 1552. The children of Thomas and Jane 

( ) Perkins were: son John, daughter Mary. Brother William 

Hassard, kinsman William Wymon. 

— Gloucester Registry. 



1553 Thomas Perkins, of Tewkesbury. He married 
His will was proved July 5, 1553, and in this instrument h< 
wife Elizabeth, sister Sybil, daughter Margaret, son 1 
Thomas, Robert Perkins living at Cogdon (probably Longc 



He married Elizabeth. 
he mentions : 
Robert, son 
lgdon in Wor- 
cestershire). 

— Gloucester Registry. 



4(3 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN* ENGLAND. 1510-1G54. 

1556 Elizabeth Perkins, widow, of Tewkesbury. Her will w ;l s 
proved May 27, 1550; in which document she mentions: lute husband 
Thomas Perkins, son Thomas and his daughter Elizabeth, son Richard 
and his daughter Alia, daughter Margaret, kinsman John Tyrvell. 

— New England Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1558 Walter Peukyns, of Harpery. He married Elizabeth. He 
died in 1558, leaving a widow and five children. He mentions in his 
will: wife Elizabeth, son Richard, son John, daughter Margery, daugh- 
ter Isabel, daughter Margaret. 

Overseers, Thomas Perkyns and John Barston. All of the children 
were under 21. 

— New England Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1558 Thomas Perkins, of Hacelrield (probably Hasfield). He 
married Elizabeth. He and his wife died in 1558, and each left a will ; 
their daughter Joan also left one ; and from these three wills the fol- 
lowing names are taken : son John the younger, to whom the father 
bequeaths a house in the parish of Eldertield ; daughter Joan the 
elder; daughter Joan the younger; son Thomas P. who had children 
Sybil and Margaret. 

— New England Hist. & and Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

Note. — loan*.* will was pro veil Feb. 4,1563. 

1580 "Thomas Perkins of Tewkesbury," Gloucestershire, men- 
tions: wife Elizabeth, son Thomas under four years old, June, 1560; 
daughter Anne, wife of Richard Butler ; daughter Martha, not 14, June, 
1580 ; son-in-law Thomas Leaper ; daughter-in-law Margery Leaper; 
John and Thomas, sons of Richard Butler. (Qy. Were they his 
grandsons or sons of Richard Butler by a former marriage?) ; Mary Rob- 
erts. 

Overseers, Mr. Walter Lee, Esq., John Millington and Thomas 
Rogers. Administration to relict during minority of son Thomas, 
exor. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

Note.— He was the first bailiff of Tewkesbury, elected in 1574. Richard Butler was bailiff in 1605, 
aud John Millington in 17J0. He was a " yeoman." Index number, "4 Davey."— London Registry. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 47 

1632 "William Perkins of Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire), 
brewer." , 

Iu his will Aug. 22, 1632, he mentions: daughter Anne, godson 
John Perkins ofRippel : ''children of my brothers and sisters." Edward 
Jackson, Willm. Hay ward; residue to wife Anne (daughter of Ed- 
ward George), and she the exix. 

Overseers, father-in-law Edward George and Richard Turbervill. 

Proved 16 Nov., 1632, by exix. Index number: " 108 Audley." 

— London Registry. 

Note.— Kippel is near Tewkesbury. Roger Turberville was bailiff in 1581 and William Turbei ville* 
in 1607 and 1600. 

1583 Richard Perkins, ot Kemerton. He married Anne. He 
died in 1583, and in his will which was proved Sept. 28th of that year 
mentions : wife Anne, son Richard, son Francis, son Edward, son 
Thomas. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register. 

Vol. XI, page 315. 

1588 Hugh Perkins, of Barnewood. He married Eleanor. He 
died in 1588, and in his will which was proved in that year he men- 
tions : wife Eleanor, son Richard, son William, son George, son Wal- 
ter, son John, daughter Margaret, daughter Elizabeth. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1594 Elizabeth Perkins, of Hartbury. In her will, which was 
proved Sept. 11, 1594, she mentions : son-in-law Richard Jeffries. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1602 Thomas Pehkyns of Hartbury. He died in 1602, and in his 

will which was proved April 12th of that year, he mentions: wife 

* Felix," son James. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1614 John Perkins, of Minsterworth. He married Joan. In his 

will, which was dated Aug. 7, 1614, he mentions: wife Joan, daughter 

Dorothy. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xii, page 294. 



48 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 



Herefordshire. 

1623 George Perkins, of Easlington. He married Joan. II,. 
died in 1623, and in his will he mentions : wife Joan, son Walter, sun 
George, daughter Elizabeth. Roger, son of John Perkins, deceased. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. XII, psige 294. 

Note.— He may have been the son of Hugh and Eleanor ( ) I'erkins, of V.urnwood. 

1630 James Perkins, of Easlington. Nothing is yet known of his 
family or relatives. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xn, page 294. 

1633 Roger Perkins, of Easlington. Nothing is yet known of his 
family or connections. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 
Vol. xn, page 294. 

1545 Thomas Perkyns, of Over Sape (Upper Sapey). 

In his will he mentions: daughter Jone Downe, daughter Jane Ye 

vans. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1546-7 Edward Perkins, of Upper Sapey. 
His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1554-5 Johanne Perkins, of Woferlow. 
Her will was probably not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1556 John Parkyns, of Woferton. 

His will provided that he should " be buried at Woferton." 

— Hereford Registry. 

1558 Roger Perkyns, of the Parish of Frome. (Frome Epi. 

i. e., Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire.) 
His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1558 Richard Perkyns, of Bishop's Frome. Mentions : Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Skynner, and her husband, Thos. Skynner. 

— Hereford Registry. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN' ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 49 

1569 Edward Perkins, of Harpeley (?). 

(This place is uncertain. It may be intended for Hartbury (Har- 
pery), Gloucestershire, and there is a Harpley, in Durham ; but the 

latter seems too far away.) 

His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1569 John Parkyns, of Much Dewchurch (Dewehureh Magna) 
(Dewchureh-great) , Herefordshire. 
His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1587 William Perkins, of Frome Epi. (Bishop's Frome), Here- 
fordshire. 

His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1637 " John Perkins, of Evisbatch, Co. Hereford, yeoman." 
His will dated August 8th, 1637, mentions: Alice, uncle Philip 
Hooke's wife ; John and Thomas Ilooke, uncle Philip's sons. My cousin 
Katheren Bullocke. My brother Philip Perkins. Repairs of Hereford 
cathedral. Poor of Collingtou, Bromyard, Bishop's Stanford, Acton 
Bechamp, Evisbatch, Castle Frome, Bishop's Frome, Egelton, Canon 
Frome, Asperton, Bosburie, Ledbury and Cradley. John South, son of 
my brother in law Thomas South, and his sister Elinor South. Godsons 
Humphrey Steward and John Wade. Mary, wife of William Perkins, 
and her children. My cousin JoycejBarratt and children. Katherin Dey- 
ken, my uncle's daughter. Jane, wife of George Freeman, and her chil- 
dren. John Dycker, William Dycker, Margery Dyeker. Ellinor Perkins, 
my uncle's daughter, and her two sisters, Margaret and Katheriue. Ussule 
Good, my uncle's daughter, and her son Thomas Good. Jane, wife of Ralfe 
Good. John Good, son ofEzabell Good. Anne Burford, my kinswoman, 
and her sons Richard and Humphrey Burford. Jane Burford. My brother 
Richard Perkins. Residue to brother in law, Thomas South, and he exor. 
Proved 14 Xov. 1637, by exor. 

— London Registry. 

Index Number" 156 Goare. " 

Note. — This will *eem» to meet at Ledbury with that of Janie» Parkius. 
6 



50 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

163S-9 Humphrey Perkins, of C rati ley, Co. Hereford. 
Administration upon his estate was granted to his relict, Bridget, Jan. 
28, 1638-9. —Hereford Registry. 

— London Kegistry. 

Note.— Crudley orCradley is also mentioned in the will of John Perkins, yeoman, of Evesbfttch, Co. 
Hereford. 
CraUley and Evesbatch were adjoining parishes, and close to Madrestield, in Worcestershire. 

Stafforfc>sbire. 

DRAYTON. 

1534 James Perkyns of Dray cott, yeoman. 

In his will, dated , 1534, he directs that he shall "be buried 

in the church of Draycott," and mentions : 

Katryn, "my wife," and John Drewen, executors, who with Master 
Doctor Draycott, Sir Hukh "my brother," overseers. House in Dray- 
cott. Nicholas "my sonne which 1 make my Eyr." Katryn " my 
daughter." 

Half the residue to my wife, and the other half to "my children." 

Sir Humphrey Cotton, Sir Hugh Perky n, Rye of Ilychin, Rob- 
ert Swyyllyng, Rye. Byddyll, witnesses. 

The inventory, no date, taken by Rye. Bowdwll and Thomas 
Browne, amounted to XX marks. 

Proved 21 July, 1534, by Cath., the relict, and Drewer, power to 
"other." — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. I. 

1558 William Perkyns of Draycott. 

In his will, dated 3 February, 1553, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Draycott," and mentions : 

John Pakeman "my son-in-law " and his wife Johan "my daughter." 

Thomas Wilcocson and Agnes Wright, "my servants." 

"My wife " (no name), who with Thomas Wileockson, executors. 

Sir Philip Draycott, Knight, overseer. 

Thomas Bradberye, chaplain. Thomas Treven, Richard Coke, wit- 
nesses. 

The inventory (not dated) was taken by John Trevyn, Wm. Treven, 
Christopher Peter, Rawfe Sydwaye, and amounted to £5. 13s. 

Proved at Litchfield, 14 May, 1558, by Thomas Wileockson. 

— Litchfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 5, Page 129. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 51 

1567 Ralf Perkyn of Dravcott. 

In his will, dated 29 July, 1567, he directs that he shall " be buried 
in the parish church of Drayeott," "nigh unto the grave of my father," 
and mentions : 

Margery Perkyn " my wife," executrix. 

Hugh Perkyn " my brother " and his two children and his wife's 
daughter. Wyllm Fyney "my brother-in-law." John Wall of the 
Whitehurst and his 4 children. Thomas Perkyn " my brothers son." 
Alys Perkyn "my brother's daughter." John Foyge and his 3 children. 
Wm. Galymore and his 2 meydons. Gyles Sid way and his 4 children. 
John Cowapp and his 4 children. James Clarke and his 3 children. 
John Lovatt. Richd. Sydwey. Elizabeth Sydway. Edith Baggaley. 
Edmund Wood and his 3 daughters. Richard . James Pake- 
man and his child. John Proctor wch dwyellth with his grandfather 
the goodman Proctor of Drayeott. 

Edward Wright and his 2 children. Perkins of Creswell and 

his 2 children. Elien Wright. Ellen Whey wall. Margery Turner. 
Thos. Hassington of the Moorhall and his 4 children. Thos. Morrys & 
his 4 children. John Lees and his 2 boys. 

John Forde & his daughter & Elizabeth his servant & my tenant's 
child in Fosbroke. Katharine Bannaster and her child. Alice Wright 

my servant. Elizabeth my wife's sister. Ellen Fox of Stone. 

Christopher Proctor. 

Wm. Gully mo re of Dravcott, Richd. Gill, overseers and witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 4 August, 1567, taken by John Cowapp, John 
Lee, amounted to £4. 3s. Id. 

Proved at Litchfield, 20 September, 1567, by Margery the relict. 

— Litchfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 6, page 99. 

1615 Ann Perkins of Drayeott in the Moors. 

Letters of administration upon her estate were granted at Litchfield, 
24 May, 1615, to Simon Perkins "the next of kin." 

— Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 12, page 123. 

1618 Thomas Perkins of Dravcott in the Moors, Sherman. 
In his will, dated 27 March, 1616, he mentions his children : 
John Perkins, George Perkins, Anthonie Perkins, Joane Perkins, 
Nicholas Perkins, and Margaret Perkins his wife. 



52 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 15 10-1654. 

Witnesses, Alexander Howe, Parson of Draycott, Margaret Perkins, 
Nicholas Perkins. 

The inventory, dated 17 March, 1616, by Thomas Proctor, Roger 
Roe, John Wedgwood, amounted to £6(3. 7s. 8d. 

The will was nuncupative. Letters of administration with the will 
were gaanted at Litchfield, 10 April, 1618, to Margaret Perkins of 
Draycott, widow. 

Thomas Proctor of Draycott, yeoman, a surety. 

—Litchfield Registry. 
Act Book No. 12, 272. 

1640 Nicholas Perkins of Draycott in the moors, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 16 October, 1640, he mentions: 

Ann Perkins " my nowe wife," - executrix, property in Draycott, 
Dilhorne & Forsbrooke. Thomas Perkins "my eldest son.'' " my 
daughter" Margerie Perkins, "my daughter" Margaret Perkins. w my 
meadow called Corster's meadow in Forsbrook." Alexander Perkin 
"my son." "my aloses or pastures called the Royleys and the Acres 
in Forsbrook." 

Witnesses, William Smith and John Smith. 

The inventory, dated 1 January, 1610, taken by William Smith, 
Thomas Browne, Wm. Morris. 

Proved at Litcfield, 18 March, 1640, by the exor. 

— Litchfield Registry. 

OTHER VILLAGES. 

1535 Thomas Parkyns of Forton. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Litchfield, 
24 April, 1535, to Nicholas Pye. — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 2. 

1557 John Peukyns of Ricarscote, parish of Castle Church. 

In his will, dated 6 March, 1555, he directs that he shall be buried 
in the churchyard of the Castle, and mentions: 

Mawde Perky ns " my wife," - executrix.. 

Goods to be divided into 3 parts ; one to his wife, another to " all my 
children," and the third to pay his debts, &c, and if any remain to "my 
two youngest children." 

Sir Richard Palmer " my gostly father," supervisor. 

Thos. Perkyns, Rich. Goldsmyt, John Swyrwene. 



TUE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1G54. 53 

The inventor}, dated 20 June, 1555, taken by Lewis Dickynson, 
Dich. Goldsmyt, Roger Perkyn, Richard Walle, amounted to £40. 19s. 

Proved at Litchfield, 16 May, 1557, by Matilda (synonymous with 
Mawde) the relict. — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, page 120. 

1558 John Parken of Checkley. 

In his will, dated 2 March, 1557, he directs that he shall "he buried 
in the churchyard of Checkley," and mentions : 

Roger Bagnold, Win. Phyllipe of Overtean, his executors. Al} r s "my 
sister." P>artylmew Jonson and her daughter. Hamlett Arnold and his 
daughter. Agnys Phyllips. Jone Lawton. Rye. Mil ward. " my brother- 
in-law." Win. Yate " my brother-in-law." Humphrey Smith. Wyllam 
Smith. Isabel Holland. Ceeyle Ralyn. Jone Henshaw. Raffe Hen- 
shaw. Thomas Ralyn. Raff Mosseley. 

Witness, - Richard Weyn " my gostley father." Thomas Symth. 

Proved at Litchfield, 14 April, 1558. by Roger Bagnold and William 
Phyllipe. — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, page 122. 

1587 Robert Perkyns of Fosbrook, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 21 January, 1584, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Dilhorn," and mentions : 

Elizabeth " my wife," and Win. Pott of Bruckhouse, Co. Stafford, 
husbandman, his executors. 

Thomas Allen of Chabsey, - overseer. 

Thomas Bennett, Alice Baggaley, Thos. Bucknall, witnesses. 

Debts owing from : Ralph Warrelowe of the New House, Joyles 
Cow T dall, Aleys Amery of Olton. 

The inventory, dated 27 April, 1587, taken by Thomas Pakman, 
George Amery, amounted to £2. 8s. 8d. 

Proved at Litchfield, 19 June, 1587, by Elizabeth the relict and Win. 
Pott. — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 8, page 117. 

1598 Nicholas Perkyns of Wednesbury, carpenter. 
Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
22 May, 1598, to Christiana Perkyns, widow, the relict. 

The inventory, dated 21 May, 1598, was taken by Thos. Parkes, 



54 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

George Hopkins, Thomas Hurlebutt, Thomas Cowper, all of Wetlnes- 
bury, amounted £9. 19s. 8d. — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 9, page 219. 

1612 Wimliam Perkins of Church Eaton, laborer. 

In his will, dated 9 July, 1612, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Church Eaton," and mentions: 

John Perkins "ray son," - under 21. Margaret. " ray daughter." 
Margaret " my wife," executrix. Alles fr my daughter." 

Thomas Blacke and Thomas Perks, overseers. 

Debts owing from : Homfre Dowries, Richard Allsope the younger. 

William Jenines, witness. 

The inventory, dated 18 July, 1612, was taken by Thomas Haugh- 
ton and Walter Perkes, amounted to £36. 3s. 2d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 22 July, 1612. by .Margaret the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 11, page 203. 

1614 John Perkin of Hopton. 

In his will, dated 23 August, 12th James I., (1614) he directs that 
he shall " be buried in the churchyard of St. Mary, Stafford," and 
mentions : 

Ann Perkins " my daughter." Ellen Perkin " my daughter." Wil- 
liam Perkins " my eldest son." William Perkin "my brother," and 
Margaret " my wife," executors, "my housing and groundes." "my 
youngest sons," — under age. 

Richard Bromeley, William B urges, Wm. Perkin, Jtm., witnesses. 

Debts owing from Wm. Wouldrich, Geo. Smyth of Wolverhampton, 
Brian Walker. 

The inventory, dated 24 August, 1614, taken by John Earpe, Fran- 
cis Lycett, James Lycett, amounted to £51. 6s. 

Proved at Lichfield, 6 September, 1614, by Margaret Perkin of Hop- 
ton the relict, and William Perkin of VVhitegreave, county of Stafford, 
mason. 

A bond was given for the tuition of Ellen Perkin, a minor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book Xo. 12, page 91. 

1626 John Perkin of Bilington in the parish of Bradley, husband- 
man. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 55 

i 

In his will, dated , 1623, lie directs that lie shall "be buried 

in the churchyard of Brad lie," and mentions : 

" my son" John, "his brother" Francis, "a dole of meadowing 
lying in Horton meadow." "my son " Francis, "to my daughter" 
Margerie a house at Cannock." "my daughter" Isabel, (aforesaid 
children not married.) 

" my daughter " Elizabeth and her daughter Frances." " my daugh- 
ter" Anne and her sons Thomas, John and Robert. " my ^daughter " 
Joane and her son Thomas. " ray daughter" Margaret. 

Executrix, " my wife." Overseers, "my son" John Perkins and "my 
son-in-law" Thomas Withnall of Stockton, parish of Bassage. 

"unto the poor of Bradley an angel which the churchwardens of the 
parish owes me at the dispose of Francis Stanley and Simon Dudson. 

Witnesses. Simon Dudson, Francis Stanley. 

The inventory, dated 6 November, 1626, taken by Sim. Dudson, 
Thos. "Withnall, Edw. Hart, John Smith, Edw. Cooke, amounted to 
£190. 9s. 

Proved at Lichfield, 10 November, 1626, by Joanna Perkins, widow, 
executrix. — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 14, page 47. 

1626 John Perkin of the parish of Bradley, husbandman. 

In his will (not dated) he mentions : 

Le;ise of house to " my loving mother" for life, "my godson " John 
Hancox son of "my brother-in-law John Hancox and the other three 
children of my said brother." the children of " my three sisters " 
Elizabeth, Joan and Margaret, "to my brother" Francis Perkins the 
dole in Haughton meadow, "my sister" Margarie. "my sister" Isabel. 
'* my mother" Joane Perkins, executrix. Overseer, "my brother" 
Smith. 

Witnesses, John Backhouse. Joane Perkins, n & others." 

The inventory, dated 28 January, 1626, taken by Roger Lawriner, 
Edward Cooke, amounted to £18. 

Proved at Lichfield, 31 January, 1626, by the executrix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 14, page 39. 

1661 William Perkins of Hopton, husbandman. 



56 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
17 September, 1661, to Isabel Perkins, widow, the relict. 
The Act Book mentions Isabel Perkins of Hopton, widow. 

— Lichfield Registry. 

Worcestershire. 

1545 John* Perkyns of Harley, parish of Eastham. 

He died in 1545, and his will was proved at the Hereford Registry. 

His will mentions: Son John, son Edward, wife Ann. 

1544 Thomas Perkins of Martley. His will is missing. 

No. 12. — Worcester Registry. 

1551 Edmund Perkins of Martley. 

In his will he mentions : Brother Adam. His widow was Margery 
Perkins. 

No. 80. — Worcester Registry. 

1559 Margery Perkins of Martley. She was the widow of the 
last named ; her will was not examined. — Worcester Registry. 

1553 Robert Perkins of Longdon. In his will he mentions his 
son Robert and son John. 

No. 60 — Worcester Registry. 

1553-4 Hugh Perkins of Clifton. 

He died in 1553-4, and his will was proved at the Hereford Registry. 
It was not examined or else could not be found. 

1561 Humphrey Parkens of Clyfton. 

He died in 1561, and his will was proved at the Hereford Registry. 
In this document he mentions : Cousin Antony Not, Brother John, 
Brother Roger. 

1566 Robert Perkins of Longdon. 

He was the son of Robert Perkins of Longdon, who died in 1553. 
His will, probably, was not examined. 

No. 125. — Worcester Registry. 

1567 Joyce Perkyns of Mathon. 

No relatives are mentioned in this will. — Worcester Registry. 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 57 

1579 Agnes Perkins of Chadesley. 

This will is missing. — Worcester Registry. 

1571 Annes Peekens 1 of Estham. Her will, probably, was not ex- 
amined. — Hereford Registry, 

1582-8 Agnes Perkins of Fladbury. , This will, probably, was 
not examined. 

No. 48. — Worcester Registry. 

1593 Richard Perkins of Aston in Blockley, Worcestershire. 
This will, probably, was not examined. 

No. 59. — Worcester Registry. 

1588 John Perkins of Hurley Child. 
His will, probably, was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry . 

shropshire. 

1592 Raufe Perkins. 

His daughter Joane was married to John Veinorat the time the Visi- 
tation of Shropshire, 1592, was taken. 

Vis. Shropshire, — Harleiun Society. 

155t? William Perkvn of Rnshbury He died in 1556, and his will 

is in the Hereford Registry. 

1551 Roger Perkins of Pnlverbatch. He died in 1551, and his 
will is in the Hereford Registry. 

15G1 Humphrey Parkins of Clebury Mortimer. He died in 1551, 
in his will he mentions : 

Sons Humffrey and Thomas. Daughters Hem ( ?) and Jhobe Pyper, 
and Thomas Pyper her husband. "Joyce Pyper 3fd. " "My four chil- 
dren. " He was buried in the church of Clebnry Mortimer. 

— Hereford Registry. 

Since the foregoing wills were given to the publisher, abstracts of ad- 
ditional wills have been obtained and are given herewith ; they were 
furnished by Miss Pattie Osier, a professional investigator at the Brit- 

1 See the will of John Perkyna of Hatiley", parish of Eastham, proved in 1545. 



58 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

ish Museum, London, and by Eben Putnam, Esq., of Salem, Mass.. 
during his recent visit abroad. 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 

1538 Edward Perkyns of Grendan-under- Wall, Bucks. 

"Will dated 26 Eel)., 1538, and proved 1538. In his will he mentions: 
Daughter Anna. Peter and John, sons. Nicholas Adcy. Brother 
Robert. — Arch. Bucks., 1532-9, folio 158. 

1622 Francis Parkins, a weaver in Bletchley, Rucks., 19 James I. 
In his will he mentions: Win. Parkins of Mars he Gibon, Bucks., 
1622. Brother Guttneer's children. Not to Antono who is married. 

— Arch. Bucks., folio 176. 

1543 John Botery aisPARKYNNES of Chepingwicombe, Co. Bucks., 

" weaver " and mayor of town and borough of Chepingwycombe. 

In his will, dated 13 March, 1543, he desires to be buried in the 
Parish Church of Alhallows of said town. 

Bequeathes to the mother church of Lincoln, Id. To high altar of the 
parish church of Chepingwicombe, 2^]. Legacy to priests, clerks and 
poor people. To Johan, his daughter, 20 mrcs. To Christian, his 
dan. 20 mrcs. To William, John and Christopher, his sons, 20 mrcs. 
each, to be paid said children on the day of marriage or at the asre of 
21. Property in Chepingwycombe to Christopher his son and his heirs, 
in default to remain to testators righ theirs. Property in same place to 
son John. Two tenements to son William. Residuary legatee find 
sole executrix, Margery his wife. 

Overseers, John Darrell, farmer; John Wytnall, weaver. 

Witnesses, Thos. Rede, John Campe, John Darrell, John Wittnall. 

Proved 6 Ma}', 1544, by the relict and executrix named in the will. 

1548 Margery Butterye alias Pakkyns of Chepingwicombe, 
county of Bucks, widow. 

In her will, dated 14 Oct., 1548, she desires to be buried in the 
church of W icom be, near her husband. 

To the mother church of Lincoln, Td. To the ''high aulter" of Wi- 
combe, 4d. 10s. for repairs of sd church. Threescore "lode of stonys" 
to be laid within the town. To Wm. Butterie, her son, 20 marks at 
marriage or aire of 21. To son John Butterie, 20 marks. Eldest son 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN" ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 3£ 

Thos. Butterye to have ''the occupynge " of the 20 marks bequeathed : ■ 
Jno. until he is 21. Twenty marks to son Christ 1 " Butterye, son-in-law 
John Witnall to have the oceupyinge of same until he is 21. £20 to 
Christian her daughter, Thos Kele, test 1 " 5 son-in-law and Joane herdau. : 
sd. Thos's wife to hold the same and govern sd. Christian until sho 
marry or become 21. To John Butterye. her godson, 20s. Thos. 
YVytnall, her godson, 13s. 4d. To Margery Witnall, her goddaughter, 
13s. 4d. To John -YVytnall, 6s. Sd. To Win. Witnall, 6s. 8d. Goods 
to Agnes YVytnall, her dan., and Joane Keale, her dau-in-law. To 
Thos. Butterye, "a silver salte with the covering©." 

Executors, eldest son Thos. Buttrye, sons-in-law John Witnall and 
Thos. Keale. 

Residue to he divided into three parts for benefit of her children. 
Sons Win. and John to have the oversight of the two houses she now 
dwells in until her son Christ 1 ' he of lawful age, when he is to enjoy his 

portion. 

Overseers, brother John Chapman, kinsman John Darrell, son Wil- 
liam, each to have 3s. 4d. for their labour. 

Witnesses, William Hawes, John Reade, Roger Bildson. 

Proved 19 July, 1550, by exrs. named in the will. 

—P. C. C. Coode 18. (Miss Osier.) 

1634 John Parkins buys of Edwin Hutchins property in Hinirel- 
dicke (?) Bucks. Feet of Fiats. 

1634 Christopher Perkins, gent., buys of Mathew Hay, property 
in Eddlesburv or Aldsbury (?) Bucks. Feet of Fines. 

1635 Robert Parkins buys property of Thos. Maske. 

Feet of Fines. 

14 Chas. I. Jo. Perkins buys property of Richard I ley ley in We- 
cots, Waclesdon (?) Bucks. Feet of Fines 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 

1487 Richard Parkyn of Lynton. 

I, Richard Parkyn, of Lynton. in the diocese of Ely, bequeathe to 
the Cathedral Church of Ely, 20d. To the high altar of the church of 
Lynton, 6s. 8d. and 20s. To the same church, £7. To the parish 
church of Hyldresham, 6s. 8d. To the parish church of Abyndon Mar- 
tin, 6s. 8d. To the parish church of Hadstok, 6s. 8d. To the parish 



00 THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 

church of Berklow, 6s. 8d. To the priest who buries him, 4d. To the 
clerk, 2d. To Cecilia, my wife, all my movable goods. To Don John, 
my son ; Agnes and Phillippa, my daughters, to remain under the di- 
rection of my wife. The contents of my shop on the day of my death, 
tongs, hammers, smith's implements, etc., till the coming of age of mv 
son Thomas, when all shall share. To my daughter Agnes, 20 sheep. 

Executors, Cecilia, my wife, Don John Parky n, clerk, my son,, Rec- 
tor of the, parish church of Ply Id rash am, my brother Don John Parky n. 

Witnesses, Don John Hyrrison, Rector of Parish Church of Berke- 
lowe, Richard Wenden de Hutton, Thomas Greve, William Wenden, 
John Whitby. 

To Cecilia, my wife, dwelling house, lands, &c, in Lynton, Had- 
stock, and Bergham, with remainder to Thomas Parkyn and his heirs, 
then to William Philip, my son, and his heirs, then to John Parkyn till 
his death. At his death to Katherine Parkyn, my daughter, and her 
heirs, then to Phillippa, my daughter, & her heirs, then to Agnes Par- 
kyn and her heirs. If all these die, the property to be disposed of for 
good of my wife's soul, etc. On the death of my wife, the property to 
be divided among the children (on coining of age of my son Thomas). 

To my son, William, I bequeathe a messuage in Lynton, with remain- 
der to John Parkyn, till his death, then to Katherine, then to Phillippa, 
then to Agnes : then to he sold and divided. To Katherine a free ten- 
ement in Lynton, with remainder to John and his assigns, then to Wil- 
liam Philip and his heirs, then to Phillippa and her heirs, then to Agues 
and her heirs ; after which to be sold and divided. 

The original will was in Latin and was so copied into the Probate 
record books. It was dated 22 January, 1487, and proved Vi Febru- 
ary in the same year. — London Registry. Milles 6. 

(Miss Osier.) 

1509 William Perkyns " Bocher," of the Parish of St. Edward 

in Cambridge. 

In his will, dated 28 Sept., 1509, he desires to be buried in church- 
yard of Seynt Edward. 

He bequeaths: To the high aulter of sd. church, 6s. 8d. Towards 
building of a new chapel, 20s. To Robert Turner, b's. 8d. To Robert 
Petwood, "to >ing for my soul " in sd. church for one year, £. r >, (Is. 8d. 
The residue of testator's sroods to be divided between his wife and chil- 
dren by Powle Smyth, *' appotecary." 



THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. .61 

Executors, Isabell my wife and Powle Smyth. Witnesses, Robert 
Tumor, curate, John Puregold, Nicholas Wynshipp, William Wbit- 
tynham. 

Proved 31 Oct., 1509, by Isabelle the relict. 

P. C. C. Bennett, 21. 

1602. William Perkins of Cambridge. Will dated 1602, 
proved by his widow, 12 Jan., 1602-3. 

To poor of Great St. Andrews, 40s. The messuage wherein he 
dwells in Cambridge, to Edmund Harwell, master of Christ College, 
James Montague, D.D., Master of Emmanuel College, Richard Fox- 
croft, M.A., Thomas Cropley, M.A., and Nathaniel Cradock, his 
brother in law, to be sold and money divided into three equal parts ; 
of which one part to his wife Timothye, the remaining parts to his 
children born and unborn. 

To his father, mother, brethren and sisters, 10s. each. To Rich- 
ard Love, apothecary, and sister in law Catherine Cradock, 5s. each. 
Son in law John Hinde his English bible. 

Supervisors, Mr. Cradock, Mr. Cropley. 

[The testator was the celebrated non-conformist minister at Cambridge. He 
■was son of Thomas and Hannah, and "was born at Marston Jabet, in 1558. He 
married a widow, who after his death married twice. A daughter Hannah married 
John Brookes, parson of Chesterfield. See Fuller's Holy State and Athene Canta- 
brigienses, n, 340-60.] 



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