It’s in the Papers
We’ve scoured the pages of newspapers recently added to the British Newspaper Archive website to bring you some P*rr*tt-related articles.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE GAZETTE AND GENERAL ADVERTISER (UK) – 1st August 1877
Mr. John Carnock, farmer, of Nibley, Gloucestershire, has obtained a decree nisi for a disolution of marriage on the ground of his wife’s misconduct with one Perrett, a maltster of Bristol.
TENBURY WELLS ADVERTISER (UK) – 10th October 1882
The magistrates at the St. Augustine’s Petty Sessions, Canterbury, have had before them a case in which a hotel keeper named Alchin, residing at Herne Bay, was charged with permitting a theatrical company to perform certain stage plays on his premises, he not being at the time in the possession of a theatrical license. Mr. W. H. Perrette, the leader of the company, was also summoned for committing the offences, which took place on five different evenings. Defendants admitted that the performances took place, and Superintendent Walker, Kent County Constabulary, stated that he was instructed by the Chief Constable to press for a heavy penalty, the infringement of the statute having been persisted in after defendants had been warned by the police. Each member of the company, numbering about 20, was liable to a penalty of £20. The Bench ordered Alchin to pay a fine of £5, and £2 4s. costs, and Perrette was mulcted in the sum of £4 10s., including court expenses.
NORTHAMPTON CHRONICLE AND ECHO – 3rd March 1913
Mourning was general in Stony Stratford on Saturday morning, when the remains of the late Mr. William Rose Parrott were conveyed to their last resting place. Business was suspended for an hour, and the blinds of all the residences in the main street were drawn. At half-past eleven the coffin, covered with beautiful wreaths, was placed on a wheeled bier, and the cortege wended its was to St. Giles’ Church … The Rev. H. Last (vicar) read the opening sentences and the Rev. A. J. Moxon (Wolverton St. Mary) the lesson. The hymn “Jesu, lover of my soul” was feelingly sung, and as the mourners left Miss Bird played the Dead March in “Saul”. The coffin, of plain oak, with heavy plain oak brass fittings, was inscribed: “William Rose Parrott, died Feb. 26, 1913, aged 64 years”.