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Alys (De Astley) Perkins (1461 - 1538)

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Alys "Alice" Perkins formerly De Astley
Born in Hillmorton, Warwickshire,Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
Sister of [half] and [half]
Wife of — married in Hillmorton,,Warwickshire,Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hillmorton, Warwickshire,Englandmap
De_Astley-16 created 19 Apr 2011 | Last modified
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Categories: Hillmorton, Warwickshire | Saint John The Baptist Church, Hillmorton, Warwickshire.




Name: Alys //de Astley
Other spellings: Allys, Alice [1]


Date: 1461 (uncertain)
Place: Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England


Date: abt 1538
Place: Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England[1]


Alys' will was proved 15 October 1538. She requested to be bured in the Church of St. John the Baptist before the Rood.[1]
Alice Perkyns mentions: Jeyn Sleyter, "my daughter," Juliana Cumpton "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, Wm. Buttye, Wm. Freman, Thomas Dunkley, Edwd Twygare, appraisers.
Amount £36 2s. Id.
Proved at Lichfield, 15 October, 1538, by Henry Perkins. (Lichfield. Registry, Act Book No. 2)[2]


In St. John the Baptist Church at Hillmorton Parish, in the side aisle, on the right facing the altar, are life sized effigies of Thomas and Edith de Astley who lived in the 14th century. According to the Vicar of St. John they are the forebears of Alice de Astley who is said to have married Thomas Perkins, whose will directed that he "be buried in the Church of St. John the Baptist before the Rood." An old inscription of the church (Church of St. John the Baptist before the Rood) states that "In the middle ile (sic) of this Church are two grave stones of marble, each of them having small portraitures in brass of a man and a woman, with divers children; on one of them is this Inscription: Here lyeth Thomas Perkins and Alice and Elizabeth, Our Lord save their souls from everlasting death. Amen." [1]


  • English Origin of Six Early Colonists by the Name of Perkins, Paula Perkins Mortensen, Higgins Book Company, Massachusetts, 1998, pgs 3-4
  • Notes on the Perkins Families in England, D. W. Perkins, compiler Publication: n.p., Salem, Mass, 1894


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 see English Origin pg 3
  2. See Notes of Perkins, pg 5


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On 1 Mar 2017 at 14:19 GMT Lloyd Anderson wrote:

(1) Despite many claims, the parentage of Alys is not known. However her ancestry is known. She is descended from Ralph De Ashley born about 1260.

Find a Grave ( shows that Alys and her husband Thomas Perkins are buried under the aisles of the Church of St. John the Baptist in Hillmorton. Ralph's father Thomas' effigy and sarcophagus are also in this church. British History Online ( states that Ralph was the ancestor of everyone in the Astley family which held the manor at Hillmorton in direct descent down to the end of the 18th century. Ralph's son Thomas was lord of Morton cum membris in 1316. Sometime after this the manor was apparently held by the junior branch of the Astley family as the senior branch settled at Astley near Coventry. The senior line went extinct sometime after 1387.

On 2 Jul 2013 at 21:29 GMT Jonathon Myers wrote:

Alys is not the daughter of Thomas D'Asltey and Edith Constable:

Sir Thomas D' Astley who married Edith Constable died at the battle of Evesham in the 1265. He is not the father of the Alice who married Thomas Perkins in Hillmorton. The D'Astley family left Hillmorton when one of the sons married an heiress in Norfolk. They still owned it but the family seat was in Norfolk.

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