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Isaac Perkins, Eleventh Great-Grandfather

July 25, 2017

Colonist

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My eleventh great-grandfather was born in England and died in Essex Massachusetts.

Name: Isaac Perkins
Birth Date: 1571
Birth Place: Rugby Borough, Warwickshire, England
Death Date: 1639
Death Place: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cemetery: Old Burying Ground
Burial or Cremation Place: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Isaac Perkins (1571 – 1629)
11th great-grandfather
Lydia Perkins (1616 – 1654)
daughter of Isaac Perkins
Lydia Peabody (1640 – 1715)
daughter of Lydia Perkins
Mary Howlett (1664 – 1727)
daughter of Lydia Peabody
John Hazen (1687 – 1772)
son of Mary Howlett
Caleb Hazen (1720 – 1777)
son of John Hazen
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Caleb Hazen
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

Isaac Perkins was baptized 20 December 1571 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, the son of Thomas Perkins and Alice (possibly Kebble). Isaac married first Alice —. This Alice was buried in June of 1602 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England. Isaac married second Alice —. Isaac became a yeoman in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. On 15 June 1639, his widow Alice sold the lot in Ipswich.
Isaac and the first Alice’s children are:
1. Sarah Perkins, baptized 3 Feb 1596 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
2. Elizabeth Perkins, baptized 19 May 1600 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
3. Thomas Perkins, baptized 27 May 1601 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
Isaac and the second Alice’s children are:
4. Abraham Perkins, baptized in 1603 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, married Mary (Wyeth?), one of first settlers of Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, miller, clerk of the market, constable, and tavern keeper.
5. Jacob Perkins, baptized 23 Mar 1605/6 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, said to have settled in Holmes Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts.
6. Abigail Perkins, baptized 8 Nov 1607 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
7. Isaac Perkins, baptized 26 Jan 1611/2 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, married Susanna —, one of first settlers of Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, constable.
8. Hannah Perkins, baptized 9 Oct 1614 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
9. Lydia Perkins, baptized 1 Jan 1617/8 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England.
10. Mary Perkins, baptized 16 Sep 1621 in Hillmorton, Warwick, England, may very likely have been the Mary who married Henry Green of Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire and died 26 Apr 1690.[1]
Sources:
1. Perkins in Hillmorton Parish Records (England), extracted by Jim Perkins.
2. Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759–1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1959, p. 89.
3. Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976, p. 541.
4. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 3, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).
5. Holmes, Frank R., Directory of Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, New York, 1923, p. 354.
Baptisms20 Dec 1571 Isaac son of Thomas
3 Feb 1596 Sarah dau of Isaac
19 May 1600 Elizabeth dau of Isaac
27 Mar 1601 Thomas son of Isaac
Burial[28?] June 1602 Alice wife of Isaac
Baptisms[4 July ?] 1603 Abraham son of Isaac & Alice
23 Mar 1605/6 Jacob son of Isaac
8 Nov 1607 Abigail dau of Isaac
26 Jan 1611/12 Isaac son of Isaac
9 Oct 1614 Hannah dau of Isaac
1 Jan 1617/18 Lydia dau of Isaac
16 Sep 1621 Mary dau of Isaac
Source: Perkins in Hillmorton Parish Records (England), extracted by Jim Perkins.
In 1637 there was an Isaac Perkins in Ipswich where he owned “land lying above the street called Brook street, six acres.” He was dead before 15 Jun 1639, when his widow Alice Perkins sold the lot to Joseph Morse. It is tempting to believe that he was also of the Hillmorton stock. John Perkins did not have a brother Isaac, but he had an uncle Isaac only eleven years older than he, while other Isaacs were baptized in Hillmorton in 1597/8 and 1611/2.
If Isaac Perkins of Ipswich was a man of middle age, which we have no means of knowing, he and Alice may have been the parents of Abraham and Isaac Perkins who turned up in Hampton, not far down the coast, where Abraham took the Freeman’s Oath in 1640 and Isaac in 1642. These men are presumed to have been brothers. Abraham named a son Luke, not a common name, and John Perkins of Hillmorton and Ipswich had an uncle Luke, a brother Luke, and a grandson Luke.
Source: Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, 1759–1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1959, p. 89.
Perkins/Perkeings/Perkus/Parkins, Isaac, yeoman, Ipswich, propr. 1637. His widow Alice sold land and house 15 (4) 1639. [Ips. Rec.] Ch. Isaac (rem. to Hampton); Jacob (sold land recd. from his father 23 (2) 1674, after removing to Holmes Hole.)
Source: Holmes, Frank R., Directory of Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, New York, 1923, p. 354.

Terror Trap

July 25, 2017

symbolic

symbolic

When the center of town exploded we checked the sky
Nobody could see the cause of the blaze or find out why
Our news was jammed and twitter was disabled tonight
We are not sure if this is an invasion, a prank, or a fight
If our communications are stopped we will quiver in fear
It will be of no use to have all the latest of apps and gear
Please send us a signal, a message, a hint or a sign
Are we surrounded by zombies, or enemies of some kind?
We have become hyper-vigilant, paranoid, and obsessed
Is this one road we have traveled doomed or blessed?

symbolic

symbolic

Conquer Doubt

July 23, 2017 2 Comments

The New Moon in Leo on July 23rd is going to be dramatic, surprising and unexpected. Sizzling with passion, the New Moon is a wake up call to roar like a lion, strike a lightning, and cut though any B$ and lies you’ve been telling yourself. The desire to break free from ‘concrete maze’ we’ve […]

via New Moon In Leo at 0°– Cut Through The Bull$hit — Astro Butterfly

#WeekendCoffeeShare Downsize Edition

July 22, 2017 14 Comments

big car, mini car

big car, mini car

If we were having coffee at my house this weekend I would serve you iced tea while trying to convince you to take some of my extra artful objects home with you.  I am either giving away or selling as much of my superfluous (high quality) junk as possible.  On close examination, I find most of it has become useless and redundant.  All of the closets and cabinets in my condo contain gear I do not use.  I own a small barn on a lot across the street which is full of things that nobody has seen in years.  It is time for me to take an inventory, make appropriate adjustments, and sell the real estate I own across the street. Once I made the decision it was easy for me to sell my big 4 wheel drive Beemer which is all wrong for my lifestyle now.  I bought a tiny, darling and sporty Mini Cooper that zips around town.  It is perfect for my current needs.  I don’t need to become a total minimalist, I just need to carve away the excess from my burden of ownership so that it makes sense today.

The big car is going to be sold to a friend for his son who will take it to college.  I made wonderful use of the car.  It has served me well, but I am happy to let it go.  It will be a safe and functional vehicle for a college student in Utah.  Maybe he will use the 4 wheel drive.  After the BMW leaves for Salt Lake City my partner will be able to fit his Mustang into our two car garage.  The lot across the street has only been serving as a parking place for his car, and a place to store things we don’t really need.  We enjoy the fruit we grow over there, but I pay property taxes that are higher than developed land just to have an urban orchard. I can let that go easily. The next owner will enjoy the fruit…and pay the taxes.

We will have to move our firewood storage to the small backyard of the condo, but this is not a terrible sacrifice.  We will acquire wood in smaller amounts and when we want to feed the fire it will be right outside the back door instead of across the street.  Once I started the chain of events I started to feel very liberated. I can accomplish the give-away/shift in possessions with little effort.  The money from the sale of the land will support me for years, so it will be well worth the effort.  I will list it right away in hopes of selling it before property taxes are due in October.  That would be dreamy.  A property tax bill for less than half my current one would be a fabulous way to end 2017.

If we were drinking iced tea I would tell you the monsoon here continues.  My rain collection barrel is overflowing.  It has been raining every day, but no damaging flooding has taken place.  Fires in the forests are contained.  My writing is on schedule, more or less.  I skipped my fiction post for Friday yesterday in the excitement of trying to get rid of all my possessions.  I have enjoyed writing the memoirs, and will continue on Mondays with that theme.  I just found a picture in a book that sparked a story idea for next week.  What is key for me is keeping the memoir short and time specific.  Maybe someday I can expand that range through practice.  I also want to “cross over” to historical fiction eventually.  How has your muse been treating you lately? Have you been productive?  Creative?  Ingenious?  In my own case the muse is feeling sluggish and lazy from all the humidity.  She is around, but kind of flat.  I hope yours has been lively and helpful.

 

#WeekendCoffeeShare

#WeekendCoffeeShare

If you want to keep up with the digital beverage party go to Diana’s blog, Parttimemonster to comment, read, or write your own post.  Join bloggers from around the globe each weekend for coffee and a chat.

 

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#WritePhoto Melting Mask

July 20, 2017 8 Comments

mask

mask

 

The door was blocked by a large figure standing next to the fire

His face obscured by smoke, his identity concealed from us,

He moved with deliberate intent so swift and sure he seemed a ghost,

A phantom memory of the times when this place served as the center

Of a large and looming ogre with scary tendrils reaching into every nook

We were not sure if he entered the flames on purpose or was pulled

By fate or backdraft into the inferno that had started so suddenly

The night exploded as the bright red fire consumed the mask of power

Some rejoiced as the melting symbol of the past became a molten puddle

Most of us wondered how long it would be before the area would be safe

We all believed the melting mask was telling us to take great precaution

#writephoto

#writephoto

 

This poem is a response to this week’s photo prompt from Sue Vincent’s Echo.  Each Thursday she posts a photo. She is a very good sport to post for us this week since her own computer exploded and has made access to her photo collection tedious.  Thank you Sue.  We appreciate your generosity.  Please join other writers here to read, write, comment on last week’s prompt.

 

 

 

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#WeedWednesday Sublingual Medicine

July 19, 2017

There are a growing number of products being produced to specifically address the medical marijuana patient’s needs.  By refining the plant in various ways the effects can be customized.  Those who do not want to smoke have many good options.  Our dispensary, Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center, is constantly developing new ways to serve the patients.  Our kitchen goddess, Juliana Desmond, works on finding new ways to deliver the benefits of cannabis to treat the conditions our patients present.  She creates, then tests, the products for efficacy and shelf stability before they are sold on the market.  It is a long and careful process she coordinates with our lab.  She also works at the dispensary so she has direct knowledge of what is popular and most requested by our patients.

People of all ages and walks of life come to the dispensary for relief.  As with all healing the patient must trust the provider.  Our dispensary agents are trained to pay very close attention to the patient to establish a comfortable, yet clinical, relationship.  By listening closely to the self diagnosis the patient gives the budtender now has many tools to try.  We teach everyone to start with a very low dose and go slowly.  We want to provide relief with the least amount of consumption and expense. By working with the patient to change dosage and or strain to customize the experience , the budtender’s knowledge and professionalism best serves the public.  If you are looking for a wide variety of products at all price points, visit the knowledgeable staff at Desert Bloom.

#TeaTuesday Variety- Spice Of Life

July 18, 2017

 

White Strawberry Tea

White Strawberry Tea

Not so long ago I was very limited in the teas I consumed. I was a big fan of herbal, and fruit tea but had no love for green, white, or black teas. I had tried some but probably was brewing them incorrectly for maximum results. I probably became intrigued to expand my tea selection by tasting the samples that came with my regular Adagio orders. Reaching beyond my previous boundaries turned out to be a very good idea.  Now I am into almost every variety and flavor.  There is a place and time for each tea.  They offer different benefits as well as flavors. If you want to expand your appreciation of tea, here are the kinds of tea made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant:

  • Black tea includes the common English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Dragon Pearls. Brew according to directions to avoid any bitter aftertaste.
  • Oolong tea is available in a range of flavors due to a roasting process that brings out flavors in the product.  By choosing a method of roasting that will take between 12 and 36 hours, the processor can create anything from green to floral to dark notes. Formosa, Ti Kuan Yin, Wuyi are Oolong teas
  • Chai is a blend of tea and spices very popular in India.  It is commonly served with milk.  The tea can be of any variety and the spices are blended to taste.  I love the honey bush and rooibos chais without caffeine.
  • Pu-Erh tea is fermented then dried for a full bodied taste with no astringent aftertaste.  This tea is smooth and nutty, available in several different flavors.  It can be purchased in pearls, which look really beautiful when the unfold in your cup.
  • Green tea’s superior antioxidant health benefits are a result of the processing of the leaves. Gunpowder is one of the most well known green teas.  My favorite greens are the fruit flavored ones, which I enjoy over ice.
  • White tea is the least processed of all the teas. Silver Needle and White Peony are well known examples of this delicate beverage that contains even more antioxidants than green tea.  All the white teas make me very happy, especially in the summer.  The light, refreshing taste is perfect for hot days.  I am crazy for the White Strawberry and White Eternal Spring blends.

The herbal blends, rooibos, honey bush and fruit tisanes make up a group of caffeine free beverages I enjoy liberally.  However, I am very pleased to have made the acquaintance of all of the teas on this list because it expands my possible choices.  Life is discovery, and tea makes an excellent vehicle to learn more about the places tea is grown and the cultures created around this important beverage.  Adagio offers sampler packs, which helped me find new excitement.  I have also been very happy to buy some of the other customers’ signature blends.  This is an option I have not used yet myself.  It is yet another way to taste  and share tea.  If you like the way your custom blend tastes, you can ship it to your friends with your name and label on it as a gift. I hope you will explore the world of tea with me.  It is a satisfying journey.

 

#MemoirMonday My First #MeatlessMonday, 1970

July 17, 2017 1 Comment

1970

1970

When I was 19 years old I lived in the suburbs of  Durham, North Carolina. I shared a large house on 200 acres with two other women. We split the rent of $80 a month. Part of the house was built before the Civil War. It had been a grand estate, but was slated for development, so the owners did not want to do any repairs.  It had been left empty for a few years.  We found the estate agent, Dallas Branch, in Durham and convinced him to rent it to us.  He had a thick southern accent and at first was opposed to three women living in the woods without a chaperone. He warned us that the owner might sell at any time, so there was a month to month agreement.  That was the best rental deal I ever had in my life.  We had wonderful parties with our friends there that created epic memories.

The house had a fireplace in the downstairs living room, in which we burned coal. There was no insulation, so this fireplace was not adequate to heat the house. We each had kerosene heaters in our bedrooms to stay warm at night. Our expenses were low, and one of the women had a mother who sent us all kinds of fabulous canned goods from her garden in South Carolina.  Two of us worked at a small publishing company downtown Durham (I got a ride to work with my roommate since I owned no vehicle) and the other was in drama school in Chapel Hill at UNC.  I can’t remember how she got to school.  She did not have a car either.

At the publishing company I met a group of friends who attended Duke and lived in Durham.  They invited me to go to the Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention on Easter.   A caravan of cars full of sleeping gear and tons of food traveled from Durham to the campground that surrounded the big performance tent.  We pitched our tents and spent the weekend immersed in Bluegrass, beer, and food.  I took an entire country ham and a lot of bread I had baked, including hot crossed buns.  Everyone ate way too much, myself included.

On 29 March, 1970 I made a decision to be a vegetarian.  I did not have a reason.  I just did it because I was 19 years old and I ate too much ham on my weekend trip.  There was no moral or health code attached to the decision. Many Mondays later I am still a vegetarian. It is much easier now to find products.  Today vegan diets are promoted to save the planet as well as cure common ailments.  I agree with that point of view, but do not push it on my friends.  Sometimes PETA can be a little overkill (pun intended) with the methods they use to sell the idea to non believers.

Have you tried to cut down on meat, gentle reader?  We have come a long way since 1970.  If you are looking for ideas they are abundant, especially on Mondays. Follow the hashtag #MeatlessMonday any day for recipes and helpful hints.

Lettuce not forget

Lettuce not forget

#SelfCareSunday Social Media Management

July 16, 2017 1 Comment

heard it through the grapevine

heard it through the grapevine

heard it through the grapevine

heard it through the grapevine

Social media has a way of consuming more time than anticipated. The phone is a silent thief vibrating in your pocket, distracting you from whatever you are doing. There are now special programs at hotels for folks who want to do a detox. The deal is that the front desk will keep your phone locked up for you while you try to go cold turkey. You pay a fee for this service.  This example from 2009 is listed as a detox package for just $199 a day ( that is per person) at a fancy place just outside Washington, DC.  They were probably pioneers in the growing market, and DC probably does generate a lot of social media anxiety.

The terem social media management is normally used to refer to the marketing of a business using the various platforms.  What I mean is personal management and strategy.  You don’t need an expert to help you design a strategy.  You are the only person who knows how far social media has slipped into every aspect of your day.  You are the only one who really can asses your need for “likes” and what that need represents.  This is not a relationship with your phone, although it seems to be.  This social media presence is a self image, crafted by you.

There are now businesses designing custom social media detox retreats.  This is a high growth industry.  Just like the opioid crisis, the social media addiction problem can be treated with mindfulness and meditation for a long term cure.  Staying “clean” after one of these intentional cleanse periods will require a plan.  But why wait until you need an expensive intervention? Now is an excellent time to find balance between life and digital devices.

My own strategy, which works pretty well, is to have no relationship with my phone.  I don’t give out my cell phone number, and ignore my phone most of the time.  I have a land line to talk to people, and I don’t text.  I use the phone for GPS and to make calls when I travel.  I sit at my desk (like now) to write or read on the laptop.  I limit the desk time just because I am not the type who likes to sit for long periods of time.  When I finish my tasks on the computer, which include a couple of platforms, I leave it behind while I move around and do the rest of my day.  This keeps my focus on the task at hand, both at the desk (because I want to finish) and on the go.  I occasionally get sucked in for short times, but basically this system creates a functional boundary.  Have you ever thought about where your digital boundary is….or where you want it to be?  Take care of your time, gentle reader…it is a terrible thing to waste.

 

 

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Canada’s Dreamy PM Shares His Playlist

July 15, 2017 1 Comment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his own Spotify playlist Saturday. Trudeau’s “PM Mix” features 39 songs. Canadian artists including Drake, Shawn Mendes, k.d. lang and The Tragically Hip are prominently featured, as well as other songs by artists like Fiona Apple, R.E.M., Peter Gabriel and Nenah Cherry. Trudeau tweeted about the playlist Saturday morning…

via This Is What’s on Justin Trudeau’s Summer Spotify Playlist — TIME

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