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.
BRISTOL TIMES AND MIRROR (Bristol, England) – 19 November 1814
Saturday James Chinnick, of Freshford, was committed to Ilchester gaol, by W. Clark, Esq.charged with having stolen a pig from Mr. Perrett, of Downhead. The pig was found in Chinnick’sout-house.
BRISTOL TIMES AND MIRROR (Bristol, England) – 4 February 1832
Caution. -At a petty sessions held on Tuesday, at the Red Cow inn, Bedminster, before Col Whetthamand T. Kington, Esq., John Perrott and Richard Wyatt were held to bail for twelve months, for an assault on the collector of the poor rates, in the discharge of his duty.
BRISTOL TIMES AND MIRROR (Bristol, England) – 14 January 1837
Jane Griffin was found Guilty of stealing the goods of Mr. John Parrott, but recommended to mercy. Three Months’ Imprisonment and hard labour.
FIELD (London, England) – 4 April 1863
ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION … They also decided to send a new lifeboat and transporting carriage to Fishguard, on the Welsh coast, in lieu of the present ones there. They also decided to call the boat the Sir Edward Perrott, after the honourable baronet of that name, in acknowledgment of his long and valuable services to the lifeboat cause as chairman of the preparatory committee of the institution.
HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER (Huddersfield, England) – 17 Apr 1888
CONGREGATIONALISMS AT ELLAND. -… The chief event of the evening was the presentation of a congratulatory address to the Rev. Thos. Porritt on the completion of ten years’ pastorate of the church. The address, which was handsomely illuminated and framed, and which had been executed by Mr. T. Prichett, of Halifax, was presented by Mr. Job Hanson, one of the deacons. –Mr. J Raey, on behalf of the committee, also presented to Mr. Porritt a purse containing £20 in gold, and both Mr. Hanson and Mr. Raeyspoke in high terms of praise of Mr. Porritt’s work. –Mr. Porritt suitably acknowledged the gifts. He was glad that his lot had been cast among them. He had worked hard for the ten year he had been their pastor, especially in connection with the erection of their new place of worship, but he had been well supported. He hoped they would all work unitedly together, and then, with God’s blessing, the prosperity of the church was certain.