ALFONSO FRANCISCO DeASIS FERNANDO MARIE DEL PILER PIO CARLOS8 PERKINS, son of (345) Charles Allen7 [(208) Jehiel6, (109) Elijah5, (37) Azariah4, (6) John3, (2) John2, (1) Edward1], was born in Paris, February 25, 1873. His christening and baptism, March 12, 1873, made a pompous and impressive ceremony, since it had been agreed that all the children should be brought up in the Catholic Church, and the priest in charge of the Pope's Apostolic Nunciature at Paris administered the rite.
The account of the ceremony was published in Paris in a court circular for private circulation among royal folk living lives of voluntary exile or compulsory expatriation there, and it states that Queen Isabella presented herself in the most graceful manner, and the Princess Isabella, her eldest daughter, accompanied Her Majesty. The Count de Gurowski represented Prince Alfonso (afterwards King of Spain), while the most distinguished members of the American colony in Paris graced the occasion.
In 1890, at the age of 17, he was preparing himself for a career at Madrid, and later, since his mother's cousin, Alfonso, succeeded to the throne of Spain, without doubt he was highly favored in court and official circles. Information relating to his subsequent career is wanting to complete this sketch of a Bourbon prince of American paternity.
CARLOS8 (and other patronymics) PERKINS, son of (345) Charles Allen7 [(208) Jehiel6, (109) Elijah5, (37) Azariah4, (6) John3, (2) John2, (1) Edward1], was born in Paris in 1876, and the ceremonies attending his birth and baptism were less impressive and formal than those of his brother.
In 1873 he was attending a military school, and upon his graduation he intended to enter the Spanish army.
Further particulars regarding his subsequent career have not come to the knowledge of his American relatives.