Judith married John Perkins Sr. on 9 Oct 1608 at Saint John the Baptist Church, Hillmorton, Warwickshire, and they had the following children, all but the last one baptized at Hillmorton:
Lydia, bap. at First Church, Boston MA on 3 day of 4th mo. 1631/32 (3 Jun 1632).
Immigration and Residence
Mrs. Judith Perkins of Hillmorton, Warwickshire is listed as a passenger of the "Lyon", along with: Mr. John Perkins, John Perkins Jr., Elizabeth Perkins, Mary Perkins, Thomas Perkins and Jacob Perkins. The "Lyon", William Pierce, Master, departed from Bristol, England December 1, 1630 with 'about twenty passengers and two hundred tons of goods.' This was the same ship that brought the Rev. Roger and Mrs. Mary Williams to America, along with the John Throckmorton and Edmond Once families and William Parke. The passage was stormy and lasted 67 days. They arrived at Nantasket on February 5, 1631 and on the 6th anchored in Boston. Provisions were scarce in the Bay Colony that winter, and the arrival of the Lyon, with its store of provisions was met with great joy. A day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed for the 22nd.
"John Perkins and Judith, his wife" were admitted to the Boston church in early 1631 as members #107 and #108. The Perkins family lived in Boston the first two years in America, and their daughter Lydia was baptized there on 3 Jun 1632. In 1633, the family removed to Ipswich, the colony newly founded by John Winthrop.
Judith Perkins' date and place of death is unknown. She survived her husband, John Perkins, who died between 28 Mar 1654 (date of will) and 26 Sep 1654 (probate of will). Ipswich vital records has his death as: "Perkins, John, _____, 1654, a. 64 y. P. R. 8."
↑ "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988." Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, Provo, UT, USA. Boston VR transcripts.
↑ Banks, Charles Edward, "The Planters of the Commonwealth: A Study of the Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times, 1620-1640." Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Copyright 1930, 2006. Page 92-93: Passengers on the Lyon.
↑ Perkins, George Augustus, ‘’The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts’’. (Salem, MA: G.A. Perkins, 1889), accessed at Archive.org. Pages 1-7.
↑ "Prince's Annals of New England." Vol. 1, page 341.
↑ Savage, James. ‘’A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those who Came before May, 1962, on the Basis of Farmer's Register’’. Boston MA: Little Brown & Co., 1860. Accessed at Archive.org. Vol.3 p.396.