I've just found your website on Cottingham.
It's very informative and professionally presented. I'm researching my
family line which has taken me back to Cottingham and it was great to find
all this information about the village.
earliest record of Perkins I have found, is a marriage of Robert Perkins
to Katherine in 26 Nov 1590. They appear to have had 5 children christened
in the parish. I am a descendent of Sampson Perkins, christened in the
parish on 26 Jun 1777. Sampson was the son of James and Mary who had
8 other children christened in the parish. I donít have any other
information on James and Mary.
of this information was the transcripts of the parish records for
Cottingham at Northampton Record Office where there are records of over
180 christenings, marriages and deaths between 1590 and 1916. I am in the
process of trying to extract family trees from this information. I'd be
interested in contacting anyone who may have already done this.
was a mason who moved to Easton on the Hill. The earliest mason I can
find in Cottingham was Richard Perkins buried in 1705. It would be
interesting to find out if the trade was passed from father to
son from that time or before but I have not found a link yet.
anyone have any information on the Perkins' family that would help
Bernard? If so, drop me an e-mail and I will pass it on.
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