identity was not established by Miss Caulkins, nor have his antecedents, so far as is known, since been ascertained.
And the death of a "Mr. Joseph Perkins" in 1698 is the record of another who is still unattached to any known Perkins family. His appearance in Norwich so soon after the brothers, Matthew3, Joseph3 and Jabez3, made their extensive purchases of land in 1694 and 1695, suggests that he was a relative, but this fact has not yet been satisfactorily established.
The lesser known Perkins families now formally introduced are those settled in New London, Preston, Ashford, Canterbury and Lyme.
Luke3 Perkins, son of Quartermaster John2 (John1, senior), was born in Ipswich, Mass., in 1649, and married there April 26, 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Jaquith, who died about 1690.
About 1692, he married a second wife, Sarah whose identity has not yet been ascertained.
December, 1675, Luke Perkins states he was in a company that went out against the Indians and returned unharmed. Another company from Ipswich, however, in a great battle with the Indians (probably the Narragansetts) lost three killed and twenty-two wounded.
His father deeded to him his homestead and other lands upon certain conditions, which Luke did not fulfill to his father's satisfaction; a lawsuit resulted, and, by order of the Court, Luke was obliged to transfer the property back to his father. The suit was tried in March, 1687.
In 1688-9, he sold his house and storehouse for sixty pounds, "silver currency of New England," to Thomas Smith, taylor.
The births of two children, John4 and Sarah4, are recorded in Ipswich in 1693 and 1694 respectively; but apparently the result of the lawsuit prejudiced him against his father, and his brothers Abraham3 and Jacob3, his father's attorneys, for he left the place and settled in New London, probably in that part which, in 1705,