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Mary (Hancock) Perkins (1735 - 1779)

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Mary Perkins formerly Hancock
Born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Bridgewater, Plymouth,
Descendants descendants
Died in West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Mary Hancock was born in 1735. She was the daughter of John Hancock and Mary Hawke.[1] She was the sister of John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Mary married Richard Perkins in 1760.[1][3]

Mary passed away in 1779.[1] She is buried in the Old Graveyard in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The inscription on her gravestone reads:[2]

Here lies intered
the body of
Mrs. Mary Perkins,
the consort of Richard Perkins, Eldr,
who departed this life
June 21st 1779,
in the 45th year of her age.

References: [1] [2] [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (accessed 2017-10-28), entry for Mary Hancock.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mary Hancock Perkins on Find-A-Grave: Memorial #28421356 Retrieved 29 Oct 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (4 December 2014), Richard Perkins and Mary Hancock, 09 Oct 1760; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 0874035 IT 4.

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