Birth: 18 JAN 1622/23  London, England

Immigration:  probably about 1637

Note:  1646
Details:  In a town meeting in New Haven in 1646, he was listed as sitting with the soldiers.

Marriage:  20 MAR 1648/49  New Haven, Connecticut
Details:  Married by Mr. Goodyear

Oath of Fidelity:  18 OCT 1648  New Haven, Connecticut

Occupation:   He was a farmer and received land in the divisions.

Birth of Son:  18 AUG 1651
Date:  John Perkins

Birth of Daughter:  21 SEP 1652
Name:  Mehitable Perkins

Birth of Son: 21 NOV 1653
Date:  Jonathan Perkins

Birth of Son:  03 OCT 1656
Date:  David Perkins

Estate Settlement:  03 NOV 1657
Note:  As a planter Edward makes deposition: “That in the Spring last he sewed about 2 acres of Pease in his lott, and after they were come up Ther came in hoggs at Stendman’s fence and spoyled them — so that he had not above two bushels of pease of them; but then got the damage viewed by John Coopr and Samuel Whitehead, who judged his loss at least six bushels of pease, which he hath demanded of Mr. Stendham.”                                                     – New Haven Records, p. 225

Freeman:  OCT 1669
Place:  New Haven, Connecticut

1669 CENSUS:  Edward is listed in New Haven

Land Rec:  26 FEB 1679
Details:  He deeds to his son John 22 acres on the west side of the town bounded east on John Benham, west on John Smith, south and north on a lane at each end.

Land Rec:  1685
Details:  He and his three sons were entered as proprietors of the common lands.

Land Rec:  25 JAN 1687/88
Details:  He makes a deed of gift to son Jonathan of a dwelling house and several parcels of land.
Same date, he gives son John a house “where I lately dwelt,” and several pieces of land.
Same date, a deed of gift to son David of 4 acres in the suburbs quarter.

Note:  These last three conveyances seem to indicate that the patriarch, conscious that he was drawing near the close of his earthly career, deemed it best and proper to bestow upon his family what remained of his estate during life. This evidently was the only will he ever made, as none can be found on record and is the latest approximation to the date of his decease.

1690 CENSUS:  Edward is listed

Death:  AFT 1690  New Haven, Connecticut

Burial:  Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut
Details:  His tombstone was not found on the wall of the Grove Street Cemetery (many unreadable there), in the crypt under the Center Church on the Green, or moved & buried in Grove Street Cemetery.

Click here to see parents:  William Perkins Sr. and Mary Purchase


Mary Butcher     

Birth:  ABT 1622  England

Death:  AFT 1685  New Haven, Connecticut

Parents are unknown

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