Saturday, April 28, 2018

Surname Saturday -- PERKINS (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2109 who is Thankslord PERKINS (1612-1675). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this PERKINS family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

64. Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)
65. Martha Whitney (1764-1832)


130.  Samuel Whitney (1719-1782)
131.  Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783)

262.  John Fletcher (1692-1749)
263.  Mary Goble (1694-1734)


526.  Thomas Goble (1656-1724)
527.  Sarah Shepard (1657-1746)


1054.  John Shepard (1637-1699)
1055.  Sarah Goble (1638-1717)

2108.  Ralph Shepard, born before 03 June 1606 in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England; died before 11 September 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 21 May 1632 in St. Bride Fleet Street, London, England.
2109.  Thankslord Perkins, born before 20 June 1612 in Stepney, Middlesex, England; died after 28 March 1675 in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Ralph Shepard and Thankslord Perkins are:

*  Sarah Shepard, born before 06 August 1633 in Stepney, Middlesex, England.
*  Thomas Shepard, born about 1635 in probably Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 29 September 1719 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; married (1) Hannah Ensign 19 November 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born before 06 July 1640 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 14 March 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; married (2) Joanna White about 1700 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1640 in Dorset, England; died 08 August 1709 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
* John Shepard, born 26 October 1637 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 15 December 1699 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Sarah Goble before 1661 in probably Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Isaac Shepard, born 20 June 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 February 1677 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Mary Smedley 10 December 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 07 June 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 22 September 1697 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States.
*  Trial Shepard, born 19 December 1641 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died after 1704 in probably Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Walter Power 11 March 1661 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1639 in Waterford, Ireland; died 22 February 1708 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Abraham Shepard, born Abt. 1647 in Massachusetts, United States; died 22 February 1716 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Judith Philbrook 02 January 1673 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 22 February 1715 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Thanks Shepard, born 10 February 1651 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 1733 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Peter Dill 13 October 1669 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 1645 in England; died 13 August 1692 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

*  Jacob Shepard, born June 1653 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 February 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Some sources say that Thankslord Perkins was the daughter of Thomas Perkins of London.  

I have no sources for the parents or siblings of Thankslord Perkins.  The Ralph Shepard family is treated in:

* John Brooks Threlfall, Twenty-six Great Migration Colonists to New England and Their Origins,   (Madison, Wis. : the author, 1993), pages 275-282.

*  Robert Charles Anderson (editor), The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), pages 262-269. 

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