Genealogy: Perkins Ancestors in Colonial America

ISAAC PERKINS (1571-1639).  Isaac was born in Rugby Borough, Warwickshire, England and christened on 20 December 1571 in Hillmorton, Warwichshire, England and emigrated to New England in the 1620’s.  In Ipswich, MA he is listed as Yeoman (i.e. Landowner)  “Issache” Perkins.  He was married twice (both wives were named “Alice”); Abraham was born of his first […]

Homily: New Year’s Resolution – Sunday before the Nativity

Sunday before the NativityHebrews 11:9-10,17-23,32-40St. Matthew 1:1-25 On this first day of the year, we look backwards and forwards; taking stock of what has gone before and and deciding what to do in the year to come.  It is the same with today’s Epistle and Gospel readings. Looking backwardsThe first thing we notice when reading […]