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.
Liverpool Weekly Courier (Liverpool) – 24 July 1875
INTERESTING BREACH OF PROMISE CASE. At the Cork Assizes, yesterday, a breach of promise case was tried, in which the plaintiff, an interesting young lady, named Miss Rowley, obtained a verdict of £100 damages. Plaintiff was daughter of a head constable of police, now deceased, who had been in a comfortable position. The defendant was Mr. John Perrott, partner in the firm of Messrs. Perrott of Hive Ironworks. The courtship commenced in 1870, and lasted for three years, during which the defendant proposed and was accepted. In 1873 defendant suddenly broke of the engagement, alleging that he was not in a fit condition of health to get married. For the defence there was no denial of the promise but medical evidence was produced as to the defendant’s incapacity to get married.
Morning Herald (London) – 5 July 1853
The COLLECTION of PICTURES, Plate, China, Glass, and Effects of the late Edward Parratt, Esq. By Messrs. CHRISTIE and MANSON, at their Great Room, King street, St. James’s square on FRIDAY, July 15, at One precisely. THE COLLECTION of Useful and Decorative EFFECTS of Edward Parratt, Esq., deceased, comprising a few pictures, including a fine landscape by Moucheron, a small service of plate and plated ware, snuff boxes, bronzes and ornaments, Dresden and ornamental china, cut glass, linen, a grand pianoforte by Stoddart, and other effects. May be viewed two day preceding, and catalogues had.
Sporting Chronicle (Manchester) – 10 December 1891
Yesterday afternoon, at the Ormonde Club, Leeds, H Woodside, of Leeds, and H Parrott, of Doncaster, met to box to a finish with 4oz gloves for a substantial purse. “Woodside” had a great advantage in weight, but Parrott was not afraid of this, and the fighting was of a fast character. Give and take was the order of the day till within twenty seconds of the end of the first round, when the Leeds had drove his left hard into Parrott’s ribs, and the latter fell like a log, and was counted out ten seconds from the end of the first three minutes. Tom Oxley was referee, and J H Teague held the watch.
Kenilworth Advertiser (Kenilworth) – 13 January 1877
ASSAULTING A PUBLICAN. Henry Perrott, Cook street, dyer, was summoned for assaulting John Yardley, landlord of the Turk’s Head, on the 16 th December. Yardley stated that defendant came into his house drunk, and witness refused to serve him. Defendant consequently struck Yardley in the face. Arthur Ball said he saw defendant strike Yardley. A witness was called by defendant, who said that Yardley struck Perrott, and that defendant did not strike anyone at all. Yardley fell down and made his nose bleed. It was not Perrott who struck it and made it bleed. The magistrates considered that defendant committed the assault, and could not take the testimony of his witness. He was fined, including costs, £1 5s. 6d., or a month’s hard labour.