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Elizabeth (Unknown) Perkins (abt. 1616 - 1684)

Elizabeth Perkins formerly [surname unknown] aka Eveleth unproven [uncertain]
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1635 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Elizabeth (Unknown) Perkins migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See The Great Migration (Series 2), by R. C. Anderson, vol. 3, p. 1431)
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Disputed Origins

Sylvester Eveleth and his wife Susan Nubery cannot be the parents of Elizabeth, wife of John Perkins (Perkins-631). Sylvester was born in 1604, married in 1630, and died in 1689. Elizabeth was born in 1616, married in 1635 and died in 1684. Charles Robert Anderson, in Great Migration Begins (1995), does not identify a maiden name for her. For this reason, no parents are shown for Elizabeth. PLEASE DO NOT ADD THEM.


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Elizabeth (Unknown) Perkins migrated from England to British America.
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Elizabeth Unknown was born about 1616 in England. She and John Perkins were married by 1636, as that is the birth year of their first child.[1][2][3][4] The marriage could have taken place in Ipswich, Essex County, where John's father lived after he came to Massachusetts, or about 1635,[5] perhaps in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.[6]

John and Elizabeth Perkins had the following children, all born at Ipswich:[2][3][4]

  1. John, b.c. 1636, d. bef. Mar 1659, m. Lidia ___ 1658;
  2. Abraham, b.c. 1640, d. 27 Apr 1722, m. Hannah Beamsley;
  3. Jacob, b.c. 1646, d. 26 Nov 1719, m1. Sarah Wainwright 1667, m2. Sarah Kinsman 1688/9;
  4. Luke, b.c. 1649, d. aft. 1695, m1. Elizabeth Jaques 1677, m2. Sarah (____);
  5. Isaac, b.c. 1650, d.1726, m. Hannah Knight 1669;
  6. Nathaniel, b.c. 1652, d. aft. Jun 1703, m. Judith (____) 1684;
  7. Samuel, b.c. 1655, d. bef. Nov 1700, m. Hannah West;
  8. Thomas, unable to care for himself and left to the care of his brother Luke by their father;
  9. Sarah, living Apr 1683, no further record.

Elizabeth died 27 Sep 1684[5] in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts,[2][3][4] her death recorded as: "Elisabeth, w. Lt. John, Sept. 27, 1684."[7]


  1. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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, pages 1,3-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Perkins, George Augustus, ‘’The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts’’. (Salem, MA: G.A. Perkins, 1889), accessed at Pages 8-11.
  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 online at HathiTrust. Vol. 1, page 487, 489-490.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roberts, Gary Boyd, Ancestors of American Presidents. Carl Boyer, 3rd ed., 1989.
  6. Yates Publishing, "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900." (online database), Provo, UT: Operations Inc (2004). Warning: This compilation is extracted from a variety of derivative sources including family group sheets and electronic databases.
  7. Early Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, from 1600 to 1850. Online database of MA Vital Records Project. Deaths p.644.

See Also:

  • ’’The New England Historical and Genealogical Register’’. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, NEHGS, 2001-2018). Vol.10 (1856) page 213-214.
  • Davis, Walter Goodwin, ‘’The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759-1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts’’. Accessed online at Hathitrust. Page 87-89.

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Eveleth-74 and Unknown-245667 appear to represent the same person because: Eveleth-74 was intended to be the wife of John Perkins-631. I recommend that her profile be merged with Unknown-245667, his correct wife. The birth information and all biographical information for Eleveth-74 should be removed before the merge.
posted by Kay (Johnson) Wilson
Sylvester Eveleth (Eveleth-19) and his wife Susan Nubery (Nubery-1) cannot be the parents of Elizabeth Perkins (Eveleth-19), wife of John Perkins (Perkins-631). Sylvester was born in 1604, married in 1630, and died in 1689. Elizabeth was born in 1616, married in 1635 and died in 1684.
posted by Jim Moore Jr

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