It’s In the Papers

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.

American Register (London) 24 May 1884

John Parrott, the pioneer banker of San Francisco, who has just died worth $5,000,000, left everything in the hands of his wife during her life. Even a son over 21, who is give the profits of a large ranch, holds his gift only “as long as his mother approves of his conduct.”

Westminster & Pimlico News (London) 18 January 1890

The fifth vocal and instrumental concert of the season took place in the large hall at Pimlico Rooms, Warwick street, on Saturday evening last, when there was a fairly good audience present … a Fantasia on Gounod’s “Faust” was given by Mr. W. Parrott (violin) and Mr. T. Parrott (‘cello). The instrumentalists went through their pieces in good style, the well known “Soldiers’ Chorus” part being given as an encore in response to the continued applause.

Mr. W. Parrott subsequently gave a selection from “William Tell” (Rossini) on the violin, being accompanied on the violon cello by Mr. P. Parrott. The piece was played in an excellent manner, and Mr. W. Parrott showed himself to be a violinist of no mean order.

Indian Daily News (India) 14 October 1896

THE CHUDDERGHAUT BIGAMY CASE. ESCAPE OF PERRETT FROM PRISON. MADRAS, October 8 th . Perrett the accused in the Chudderghaut bigamy case, escaped from jail early yesterday with two native prisoners, who are undergoing six months’ hard labour. The three were locked up in one cell, and one of the natives, who was employed as cook, concealed a slicer of iron before being returned to his cell in the evening, and with this implement they excavated a hole in the wall just big enough to squeeze through, and decamped. The police at Secunderabad are vigorously in search of the escaped prisoners, scouts being detailed in every direction. It is generally believed that Perrett has either committed suicide or made away in the direction of Bangalore.

Liverpool Weekly Courier (Liverpool) 5 June 1897

On Wednesday, a painter’s apprentice named Jas. Parrott, 15 years of age, employed at the L. and N. W. Company’s Wagon Works, Earlestown, met with a shocking death. He was engaged blacking wheels with tar when the works engine, which had backed into the paint shop to draw out some wagons, started forward. The lad ran after the train to get his can which had hung on the lever of a wagon, and in doing so fell and rolled under the wheels, five wagons passing over his body and frightfully mutilating it. He died almost immediately.

Newry Telegraph (Northern Ireland) 4 July 1895

BETTING RAIDS IN BIRMINGHAM. HEAVY PENALTY. At the Birmingham Police Courts yesterday, Dinah Perrott, landlady of a beerhouse, and Thos Phipps, an occupant of that house, were charged with using the premises for the purpose of betting on three days in June. It was stated that some of the bets were accepted from children eight years of age. Phipps was fined £30 and costs, and the charges against Perrott were dismissed.

Thanet Advertiser (Thanet) 23 November 1918

LOCAL RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS. At the distribution of medals of the Order of the British Empire by the Lord Lieutenant at Maidstone on Wednesday the recipients included the following:

MISS GRACE PRISCILLA PERRITT, 3, Stanley place, St. Luke’s avenue, Ramsgate : displayed great courage and devotion to duty during air raids. Miss Perritt is deputy supervisor and first telephonist at the Ramsgate Exchange, and during air raids was on duty in a building that offered practically no protection.

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