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Hannah (Beamsley) Perkins (1643 - 1732)

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Hannah Perkins formerly Beamsley
Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massasachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
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Categories: Boston, Massachusetts | Ipswich, Massachusetts.


Hannah Beamsley, daughter of William Beamsley and Ann ---- Beamsley, was born in Dec 1643 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts[1][2] and was baptized there 17 Dec 1643,[3][4] "being about 4 days old".[5][6]

Hannah married Abraham Perkins on 16 Oct 1661[3][6] in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts,[4][5][7] and they had the following children:[2]

  • Hannah, b. 7 Mar 1662;
  • Abraham, b. 15 Aug 1665;
  • John, b. 25 Feb 1667;
  • Beamsley, b. 7 Apr 1673;
  • John, b. 28 Aug 1676;
  • Elizabeth;
  • Stephen, b. Jun 1683;
  • Abraham, b. 22 Dec 1685;
  • Nathaniel;
  • Martha.

Hannah Perkins died on 16 Oct 1732,[2][8] in Ipswich, Massachusetts.[4][7] Hannah's will dated 1 Feb 1723 was proved on 23 Oct 1732 and made bequests to the following people:[2]

  • Joseph, Nathaniel and Abraham - children of her son, Abraham;
  • Sarah, Hannah and Martha - children of her son, Beamsley;
  • Abraham and Sarah - children of son, Nathaniel;
  • Hannah Stanford, daughter of her daughter, Hannah;
  • John and Mary - children of daughter, Martha;
  • Joseph & Elizabeth - children of daughter, Elizabeth;
  • grandson, Samuel Ingalls;
  • sons, Stephen (named as sole executor) and John.

Research Notes

  • Savage says that Hannah married first to Bushnell.[3] This is believed to be incorrect.
  • Some sources add another daughter to Hannah and Abraham's family: Dorothy b.c. 1695, d.1771, m.Francis Peabody.[9][10]


  1. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) Vol.8 (1854) page 37: born (10) 1643.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Perkins, George Augustus, "The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts." (Salem, MA: G.A. Perkins, 1889), accessed at, page 22-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Published 1860 by Little Brown & Co. Accessed online at Vol. 1, Page 147-148.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ferris, Mary Walton, “Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes.” Accessed at HathiTrust, vol. 1, pg. 86, 489-90.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010). Vol. 1, page 142.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Early New England Families, 1641-1700. (Original Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. By Alicia Crane Williams, Lead Genealogist.) Access with subscription at American Profile of John Perkins, page 4, citing Boston Church Recs.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Online database accessed 8 Aug 2018. ‘’Marriages’’ page 334 "Perkins, Abraham, and Hanah Beamsley, Oct. 16, 1661 CT. R.”; Deaths p.645 "Perkins, Hannah, wid. Abra[ham], Oct. 16, 1732, a.91 y."
  8. Perkins Genealogy from The NEHGS Register. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register). Vol.10 (1856) p.214: DOD 16 Oct 1732.
  9. Find A Grave, database and images: accessed 8 Aug 2018, Hannah Beamsley Perkins (13 Dec 1643–16 Oct 1732), Memorial #115817098, citing Old Burying Ground, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by BluMoKitty (contributor 46830270). Unsourced.
  10. Merriam, Sidney Augustus, comp. "The Ancestry of Francis Merriam Peabody" Salem MA: Newcomb & Gauss, 1929. Accessed on Page 15.

See Also:

  • "U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700,", Operations Inc., 2012, Provo, UT, USA. Married 16 Oct 1661.

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