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Elizabeth (Perkins) Sargent (bef. 1611 - bef. 1670)

Elizabeth Sargent formerly Perkins
Born before in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1636 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
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Died before in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of John Perkins and Judith Gater,[1] was baptized on/about 25 Mar 1611 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England[2][3] at Saint John the Baptist Church.[4]

Elizabeth Perkins of Hillmorton, Warwickshire is listed as a passenger of the "Lyon", along with: Mr. John Perkins and Mrs. Judith Perkins, John Perkins Jr., 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.[5] The passage was stormy and lasted 67 days. They arrived at Nantasket on February 5, 1631 and on the 6th anchored in Boston.[6][7] The family settled first at Boston and removed to Ipswich in 1633.[2]

Elizabeth married William Sargent[1][3][8] by about 1636[2] or about 1640,[7] possibly in Salisbury, Massachusetts.[9] William and Elizabeth had two sons and three daughters.[10], as follows:[11]

  • Mary , b.c. 1636. m.Philip Watson-Challis;
  • Sarah, b.c. 1641, d. 14 Sep 1641;
  • Thomas, b.11 Jun 1643, m.Rachel Barnes;
  • William, b. 2 Jan 1645/6, m. Mary Colby;
  • Elizabeth, b.22 Nov 1648, m. Samuel Colby;
  • Lydia (probably), b.c. 1650, d. "bet. 1660 and 1662";
  • Sarah, b. 29 Feb 1651/2, m. Orlando Bagley.

They moved to Newbury, Hampton, Salisbury and finally to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where Elizabeth died.[3] Elizabeth's date of death is unknown, but her husband remarried on 18 Sep 1670 to the widow Joanna (Pindor) Rowell.[3][7] She may have died on 12 Feb 1670 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Early New England Families, 1641-1700. (Original Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. By Alicia Crane Williams, Lead Genealogist.) Access online at with NEHGS membership. Profile of John Perkins, page 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. Boston: NEHGS, 1996-2011. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010). Vol. 3, page 1432: bap. 25 Mar 1611.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Davis, Walter Goodwin, ‘’The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759-1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts’’. Accessed online at Hathitrust. Page 87-89.
  4. Hillmorton Parish Register - Baptisms, 1608-1611, 1st entry, 1611: Bap. ___ Mar 1611.
  5. 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.
  6. Perkins, George Augustus, ‘’The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts’’. (Salem, MA: G.A. Perkins, 1889), accessed at Pages 1-7.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Ferris, Mary Walton, ‘’Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes’’. Accessed online at HathiTrust. Vol. 1, page 486-490.
  8. NEHGR, "Some Notices of the Family Perkins in America." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, NEHGS, 2001-2018). Vol. 10 (Jul 1856) p.213.
  9. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2012. Page 651: "ca 1639 or 1640, b 1643, b 1634?; Salisbury".
  10. Perkins, Thomas Allen, comp. Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and His Descendants 1583-1936. Haverhill, MA: Record Pub. Co., 1947. Access online at Page 2: bap. 3 Mar 1611, children: 2 sons 3 daus.
  11. Anderson, Robert Charles. "William Sargent," Featured name. The Great Migration Begins. (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1995) (Vol III, pp. 1630-33)

See Also:

  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 September 2019), memorial page for Elizabeth Perkins Sargent (31 Mar 1611–18 Sep 1670), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35311657, citing Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) . Unsourced.

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Sargant-11 and Perkins-171 are not ready to be merged because: Finding and adding sources to the information on profile
Sargant-11 and Perkins-171 appear to represent the same person because: Sargant-11 has the LNAB and Current last name reversed; dob missing, no sources, death different, BUT married to WIlliam Sargant (to be merged) and mother of William Sargant b. 1645 (will propose merging son William after parents are taken care of).
posted by Jim Angelo Jr
Elizabeth Perkins is the wife of William Sargent wHoh settled at Amesbury/Sailsbury/Ipswich Massachusetts.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers