June 2015

F. Perrett & co.

This poster was another of Chris Perrett’s eBay finds. The winning bidder, Pierre Perrett, knew that he had ancestors who were bakers in Gloucestershire, but wasn’t sure if they included F Perrett of Cirencester or not. After he’d shared part of his family tree with us, Lynne Morris (964) was able to confirm that Francis …

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A Smuggling Tale

A Smuggling Tale By Ruth Draycott. My husband Anthony’s Perrett ancestors knew all about smuggling, mainly from the lawful side – but then there was Maria; more of whom later! In 1711 Anthony’s 6 x great grandfather John Perrett married Jane Loud in Stoke Gabriel, a village on the River Dart. With the road network …

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