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Abraham Perrett of North Nibley

Abraham Perrett of North Nibley


John Perrett (-1750) and Jane Joanes

Yeoman of North Nibley

 

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Peter Perrett (1710-1740) and Mary Trotman

Yeoman of North Nibley

 

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William Perrett I (1731-) and Esther Read (1735-1820)

Shearman & Clothier of North Nibley

 

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Abraham Perrett (1771-1839) and Susannah Organ (1770c-1847)

Farmer of North Nibley

 

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William Perrott II (1792-1847) and Rebecca Fisher (1793-1847)

Weaver and Farmer of North Nibley

 

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Sarah Perrott (1818-1909) and John Barton III

Blacksmith of Cambridge and Slimbridge

 

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William Barton II and Ellen Pick

 

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ABRAHAM PERRETT, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of William Perrett I and Esther (nee Read)

Husband of Susannah Organ

Father of William Perrett II

 

Also Father of David, Isaac, Henry, Eli, Hannah Maria, Peter, Ann Limer, Susannah, Susannah Wilkins and Hester

 

Abraham Perrett was baptised with his sister Sarah on 21st May 1771 at North Nibley. He was the seventh child and third son of William and Esther Perrett. William, his father, was a Shearman of North Nibley.

Abraham Perrett married Susannah Organ at North Nibley on 26th December 1791. He was described as a Clothier in 1825 but when he made his will on 8th December 1838, and in the Inland Revenue records, he is described as a Farmer.

Abraham and Susannah had at least eleven children born between 1792 and 1815. At least two of them – Susannah the elder and Hester died in infancy. Isaac, who was one of his eleven children, was transported to Australia in 1818 on the Hadlow.

Abraham Perrett was also in trouble with the law and was in the custody of Gloucester Gaol at one time. In March 1825 he was committed at Gloucester Assizes and his son, Henry, was also committed in February 1825. They could have been sentenced to seven years transportation but neither he nor Henry seems to have gone there.

Abraham died in the Parish of North Nibley on 6th March 1839. He was described on his death certificate as a sixty-nine-year-old Farmer and the cause of death was given as ‘Chill’. Edward Page, Registrar, registered the death on 8th March 1839 and the informant was John Powell of Millend, North Nibley, who was in attendance in the last illness.

Abraham was buried on 9th March, aged sixty-nine-years. His will was sworn on 10th August 1839 and the estate was valued at less than £100.

In 1806 he acquired a house and garden from Ed. Excell. P.46 (?)

Calendar of Summary Convictions at Petty Sessions 1781-1837

 

18/A/15   9 Aug 1798. Abraham Perrott of North Nibley. Buying 12 lb. of stolen woollen yarn from Samuel Cook, labourer, of Wotton-under-Edge, the property of Humphrey Austin and Samuel Yeats, clothiers, of Wotton-under-Edge. Rev. P. Hawker JP and P. Sheppard JP at Horsley. James Swaine, informant. Fine £40 (£10 to informant, £11 17s 10d. To complainants and remainder to Gloucester infirmary) or six months’ hard labour in Horsley house of correction. Offence committed 14 July 1798.

35/C/42   19 /Feb 1816. Abraham Perrett of North Nibley, farmer, Using three dogs to kill conies, without obtaining the required certificate. H.C. Clifford JP and commissioner for taxes, at Stinchcombe. Fine £10. Offence committed 28 Jan. 1816.

39/D/7   4 Feb. 1820. Abraham Perrett of North Nibley, clothier. Using a net for killing conies in Millend Wood without a certificate. H.W. Dyer JP at Wotton under Edge. Fine £20. Offence committed 17 Jan. 1820.

44/B/2   18 March 1825. Abraham Perrett of North Nibley, labourer. Possessing 138 lb. of woollen yarn and waste believed to be stolen. H. Burgh JP and E. Aldridge JP. Daniel Lloyd, informer. Daniel Heaven, Charles Cogswell and Robert Keene, witnesses. Premises searched. First offence. Fine £20. Offence committed 24 Feb. 1825.

G.R.O. Assize Records:

Q/Gc5/3 ‘1st March 1825 – Abraham Perrett aged 53 of North Nibley. Committed by Henry Burgh. Register number 163.

Charged on the oath of Daniel Lloyd of Uley, clothier and others, of feloniously breaking open and entering the warehouse belonging to him, the said Daniel Lloyd, and his co partner in trade Nathaniel Lloyd sometime in the month of November last and with stealing therein and carrying away from, several ends of black and blue cloth, the property of Daniel Lloyd and his co-partner.

Appearance: Dark brown hair, light brown eyes. Flesh complexion, full round face. Very stout, rather large nose. Small mouth and wart on left eyelash. Read and write. Clothier. Height 5’ 7”.

UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849:

Justitia moored at Woolwich

 

Abraham Perrett, aged 53 years, convicted the 30th March 1825 at Gloucester and sent to the Justitia at Woolwich on 19th April 1825.

No 204 Abraham Perrett, sent to Deptford, previously in custody, respectably connected. Pardoned 9th February 1830.

Tried Lent Assizes 30th March 1825. Transported 7 years. Orderly behaved. See Penitentiary Register…’

The Will of Abraham Perrett (G.R.O. CCC 836):

 

‘This is the Last Will and Testament of me Abraham Perrett of North Nibley in the County of Gloucester, Farmer. I appoint my son David Perrett of Bownfield in the Parish of Wotton-under-Edge in the County of Gloucester, Common Brewer, and John Powell of North Nibley aforesaid, Farmer, Executors of this my will. I give devise and bequeath unto the said David Perrett and John Powell All my household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, books, stock in trade, implements of husbandry, money, securities for money debts and other personal estate and effects of what kind soever And also all my freehold  messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments and all other the property pf which I shall die possessed both real and personal with theur respective rights, members and appurtenances To hold the same unto and to the use of the said David Perrett and John Powell their heirs executors, administrators and assigns according to the natures and qualities thereof Upon trust to permit and suffer to my Wife Susannah Perrett to hold and enjoy the same and receive the rents, interest and proceeds thereof during the term of her natural life if she shall continue to my widow and from and after her decease or marriage again Upon trust that my said executors do and shall with all convenient speed sell and dispose of all and singular my real and personal estate and effects hereinbefore devised and bequeathed to them as aforesaid (except my clock which I give to my said son David Perrett) either by public auction or private contract for the best price or prices that can be reasonably be obtained for the same And the monies and proceeds arising therefrom I give and bequeath unto all and every of my children William Perrett, Henry Perrett, Eli Perrett, the said David Perrett, Ann the wife of Thomas Liner and Susannah the wife of Thomas Wilkins in equal proportions share and share alike And in case any or either of my children should die in my lifetime or in the lifetime of my said wife in widowhood, I will and direct that the Issue (if any) of such child or children so dying shall have and take the same share and interest of and in the said trust monies as the parent or parents of such child or children would have been instituted to if living share and share alike if and when they shall respectively attain the age of Twenty One years or be previously  married Provided also and I hereby wil and declare that the Purchaser or Purchasers of my real and personal estate and effects or any part thereof shall not be obliged to see the application of his, her or their Purchase Monies or any part thereof but that the receipt or receipts in writing of my said Executors or the survivor of them shall be a good and sufficient discharge as a release and discharge and releases and discharges to such Purchaser or Purchasers for the same or for so much thereof as shall be therein expressed to have been received And also that my said Executors nor either of them shall not be accountable or answerable for more of the said monies and effects than shall actually come to his or their hands nor for any loss that may happen thereto without his or their wilful neglect or default And Further that itI shall and may be lawful for my said Executors from and out of any monies which shall come to his or their hands by virtue of this my Will to reimburse himself and themselves all such costs, charges and expenses as they may sustain or be put into, in or about the Execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed And Lastly I hereby revoke and make void all other Will and Wills Codicil or Codicils by me at any time herefore made and declared this alone to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I them said Abraham Perrett the Testator have to this my said Will contained in two sheets of paper the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this the second and last sheet my hand and seal this Eighth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Eight.

Signed Abraham Perrett witnessed by William Carpenter, Shopkeeper, Kingswood, James Dunn, Taylor, Wotton-under-Edge, James Perrin, Solr. Wotton-under-Edge

Registered 10th august 1839 Will of Abm. Perrett, late of North Nibley, Farmer

On which day appeared personally David Perrett of Bownfield in the Parish of Wotton-under-Edge in the County of Gloucester, Common Brewer, and John Powell of North Nibley in the same county, Farmer and alleged upon oath that the foregoing paperwriting contains the last Will and Testament of Abraham Perrett late of North Nibley aforesaid Farmer deceased and who died on the Sixth day of March now last past leaving goods chattels and credits wholly within the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol under the value of One Hundred Pounds That they are the joint Executors therein named That they will well and faithfully perform the same and under Inventory and Account etc. Whereof they prayed probate Let probate pass – Edwin … Principal Sur..

Sworn under £100 before me Edwin… Principal Sur.’

Tythe Map for North Nibley (from Vera Conoley – date not given):

Land owned by David Perrett, Executor of the late Abraham Perrett, Occupier Rebecca Perrett – park, orchard, garden house and garden, woodland scratch.

 


SUSANNA PERRETT, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Jonas Organ and Susannah (nee Trotman)

Wife of Abraham Perrett

Mother of William Perrett II

 

Also Mother of David, Isaac, Henry, Eli, Hannah Maria, Peter, Ann Limer, Susannah, Susannah Wilkins and Hester

Susannah Organ was baptised on 7th January 1770 at North Nibley. She was a daughter of Jonas and Susanna Organ of North Nibley. Her father was a rug-maker of North Nibley. She married Abraham Perrett at North Nibley on 26th December 1791.

Abraham and Susannah Perrett had at least eleven children born between 1792 and 1815. At least two of them – Susannah the elder and Hester died in infancy. Isaac, who was one of his eleven children, was transported to Australia in 1818 on the Hadlow.

Abraham Perrett died of a Chill and was buried on 3rd September 1839 at North Nibley, aged sixty-nine-years. His widow, Susannah Perrett was living near to her son William Perrott and his family at Break Hart Hill at the time of the 1841 census and she was described then as aged seventy years and of independent means. With her was William’s daughter, thirteen-year-old Susana, a farm servant.

Susanna Perrett died on 4th February 1847 at North Nibley. She was described on her death certificate as the seventy-seven-year-old ‘Widow of Abraham Perrett, Farmer’. The cause of death was ‘Decay of Nature – not certified’. Edward Page, Registrar, registered the death on 8th February and the informant was E. Perrett of Bourn Stream, Wotton-under-Edge, who was present at the death. Susanna was buried at North Nibley on 10th February 1847, aged seventy-seven years.


 

  1. ISAAC PERRETT, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Isaac Perrett was baptised on 28th September 1794 at North Nibley. He was a Clothier and married Elizabeth Trotman on 6th December 1816 at North Nibley. Henry Perrett was the witness. Their son, John, was born in North Nibley in 1817.

In 1817 he was committed to Gloucester Assizes and was tried on 1st April 1818. He was condemned but reprieved. However, we know that in April 1818, at the age of twenty-three years, he was transported to Australia for fourteen years and sailed on the Hadlow. He arrived in New South Wales in August 1818. He probably remained in Australia and there is no mention of him in his father’s will of 1838. By 1925 he was a Bush Constable with the Police of Patrick’s Plains,(now Singleton), in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. In 1827 he received his Ticket of Leave. In 1833 he received his Certificate of Freedom. In 1831, he married Mary Ross (1814-1878) in Hexham, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, after his wife Elizabeth (Trotman) died on the ship ‘Lucy Davidson’ on her passage to Australia with their son, John. John arrived in Australia to meet a father he did not remember. Isaac and Mary had four children. Isaac Perrett died on 15th January 1841 at Darlington Plains, New South Wales.

Calendar of Summary Convictions at Petty Sessions 1781-1837

32/A/155  1 Jan. 1813. Isaac Perrett of North Nibley, labourer. Buying stolen woollen yarn (thrums and forrel) from Matthew Hancock, clothworker, at Dursley. R. Nelmes JP and W.M. Adey JP. Henry Vizrd, informer. Fine £20 or three months’ hard labour in Horsley house of correction. Offence committed 1 March 1812.

 G.R.O. Assize Records:

Q/Gc5/1 ‘Oct 20th 1817 – North Nibley, Isaac Perrett, committed by Willm Adey esq and H.H. Dyer.

Charged on oath of Cornelius Gazard and an 2 with suspicion of having at the parish of North Nibley feloniously received 2 ends of blue Spanish woollen cloth of the value of £35, the property of the said Cornelius Gazard, he the said Isaac Perrett at the time of such buying and receiving the said cloathes well knowing the same to have been taken by one William Bruton.

Appearance: light brown hair, light grey eyes, Fair Complexion, oval face, large aqualine nose twisted a little to the left. Large scar to the front of left thigh. Stoute made. Read and Write. Clothier. Height 5’9”.

Tried Lent Assizes April 1st 1818. condemned and reprieved. See Penitentiary Register.’

UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849:

Justitia moored at Woolwich

No 2659 Isaac Perrett, aged twenty-three stealing from a domestic house (?) Tried at Gloucester Assizes 1st April 1818. Fourteen years sentence. Received on Justitia on 12th June 1818 and transported on 1st August 1818.

Justitia: Cornelius Gazard, thirty-three-years, appeared at Gloucester Assizes 12th July 1825 and sentenced to seven years at Deptford.


3. HENRY PERRETT, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Henry Perrett was baptised on 1st January 1797 at North Nibley. He married Anna Maria Nichols at North Nibley on 8th April 1816. In 1818 he was described as a Weaver and in 1823 as a Farmer. On 11th February 1825 he was committed to Gloucester Assizes in a case involving his father. They were sentenced to Transportation for seven years but they do not seem to have gone as there is no reference in Irene Wyatt’s ‘Transportees from Gloucestershire to Australia 1783-1842’

In the 1841 Census Henry (aged forty) was at Aple Tree, North Nibley, with his wife Maria (aged forty) and their children Ziporah (aged twenty), Eliza (aged eighteen), Beatrice (aged sixteen), Alice (aged eight) and James (aged two months).

In the 1851 census return he was described as a fifty-three-year-old farmer of Coombe, Wotton-under-Edge with 150 acres and employing five men. He was born in North Nibley. His wife, Maria, was described as forty-nine-years-old and she was born in Halmore. Their children were Eliza, aged twenty-nine, Alice, aged eighteen; and James, aged ten. Eliza and Alice were described as assistants and James was a scholar. All the children were born in North Nibley. Their servant was William Willes.

Calendar of Summary Convictions at Petty Sessions 1781-1837

 

44/B/8   9 Feb. 1825. Henry Perrett of North Nibley, labourer. Possessing 29 lb. of woollen yarn and waste believed to be stolen. H. Burgh JP and E. Aldridge JP. Moran MacClean, informer. Robert Keene and George Daniel Harris, witnesses. Premises searched. First offence. Fine £20. Offence committed c. 7 Feb. 1825.

G.R.O. Assize Records:

Q/Gc5/3 ‘11th Feb 1825 No 45 – Henry Perrett aged 29 of North Nibley. Committed by Henry Burgh and Edwd Aldridge.

Charged on the oath of Daniel Lloyd of Uley, clothier and others, of feloniously breaking open and entering the warehouse belonging to him, the said Daniel Lloyd, and his co partner in trade Nathaniel Lloyd sometime in the month of November last and with stealing therein and carrying away from, several ends of cloth, the property of Daniel Lloyd and his co-partner.

Appearance: Light brown hair, dark grey eyes, fresh complexion, long face, mole on right cheek, mole on his left arm, several marks at the bottom of his back from boils and mole on his left cheek. Read and Write. Clothier. Height five feet, six and a half inches.

Tried Lent Assizes March 30th 1825.

Transported 7 years. Removed April 18th 1825. conduct orderly.

See Pententiary register, no 286 Bridewell Register.’

UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849:

 

Henry Perrett, aged thirty years, breaking into warehouse and stealing cloth, tried 30th March 1825 at Gloucester Assizes. Transportation sentence seven years. Sent to Justitia and received on 19th April 1825 from Ganymede.

No 203 Henry Perrett sent to Deptford. In custody, respectably connected

No 224 Henry Perrett aged twenty-nine on the Discovery. Convicted at Gloucester 13th March 1825 for stealing cloth. Sentenced to seven years. Transferred to the Justitia 14th July 1825. Gaoler’s Report – good conduct.

No 453 Henry Perrett received on the Justitia 14th July 1825 from the Discovery at Deptford aged twenty-nine-years. Convicted at Gloucester 13th March 1825 for stealing cloth. Sentence seven years Bermuda. Left 3rd November 1825.

No 453 Henry Perrett To Bermuda Excellent character at Deptford

The Hardy, Portsmouth, Hry Perrett. Index 1805-1836.

Doreen Myerscough notes:

 

While Abraham and Henry may not have been transported it looks as though they were detained for seven years. There is a gap of about eight years in the baptisms of Henry’s children. I’m sure I read something about convicts being held on prison ships in the Thames pending transportation and suggesting some of them stayed there so long that they were released without going anywhere!’


  1. ELI PERRETT, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Eli Perrett was baptised on 14th April 1799 at North Nibley. He married Ann Nichols on 13th December 1822 at North Nibley and the witness was Peter Perrett. In the 1841 census return Eli was a Farmer of Tit Coombe Cott in North Nibley. He was described as forty, his wife Ann, as thirty-five and their children are listed as Mary (aged fifteen), Thomas (aged fifteen), Ann (aged eighteen), Diana (aged eleven), Charlotte (aged seven), Shadrack (aged five) and Edwin (aged three). All the children were born in North Nibley.

His mother, Susanna Perrett, died on 4th February 1847 at North Nibley and the informant was E. Perrett of Bourn Stream, Wotton-under-Edge, who was present at the death. Presumably this was Eli.

In the 1851 census return Eli Perrett was farming eleven acres at Bedlam Farm, Waterley Bottom, North Nibley. He was described as fifty-three-years-old and born in North Nibley. His wife Ann (forty-two and born in Berkeley), Anne (aged twenty-three), Charlotte (aged seventeen), Shadrack (aged fifteen and employed on the farm), Edwin (aged twelve).


5.HANNAH MARIA PERRETT, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Hannah Maria Perrett was born at North Nibley in February 1801. She was not mentioned in her father’s will of 1838.


 

 

  1. PETER PERRETT, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Peter Perrett was baptised on 22nd November 1801. He was not mentioned in his father’s will of 1838.


 

  1. DAVID PERRETT, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

David Perrett was baptised on 25th November 1804 at North Nibley. He married Elizabeth Mason on 23rd December 1832 at St James’s Church, Bristol and they had ten children. She was baptised at North Nibley in 1810.

 

In 1839 he was co-executor of his father’s estate. In connection with this task we find the following information on a Tythe Map for North Nibley (from Vera Conoley – date not given):

 

Land owned by David Perrett, Executor of the late Abraham Perrett, Occupier Rebecca Perrett – park, orchard, garden house and garden, woodland scratch.

 

In 1847 he was also involved with the administration of his brother, William Perrett’s estate.

 

In the 1851 census David Perrett was described as a forty-five-year-old brewer master of Bournstream and employing eight men. He was born in North Nibley. His wife was described as forty-years-old and her place of birth was also given as North Nibley. With them were their children who were all born in Wotton-under-Edge.  John was seventeen and a scholar; James Mason, aged fifteen, a scholar; Charlotte Mason, aged fourteen, a scholar; Absolom, aged ten, and a scholar; David, aged eight, and a scholar; Elizabeth, aged five, and Jesse aged one.

 

Elizabeth died in 1876. David Perrett died in 1869.

 

David Perrett was a Common Brewer and maltster.


 

  1. ANN LIMER, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Ann Perrett was baptised on 22nd March 1807 at North Nibley and she married Thomas Limer there on 20th November 1827. She was a beneficiary of her father’s estate in 1839.

 

In 1841 Thomas Lymer, a thirty-five-year-old butcher was living at North Nibley. He was not born in the county. His wife Ann was aged thirty years and born in North Nibley. The children included Joseph aged eleven years; Mary aged five years and John aged two years. Joseph was not born in the county.

 

In 1851 Thomas Limer was described as a forty-eight-year-old Master Butcher, born at Checkley, Staffs. His wife Ann was given as forty-three-years and born in North Nibley. The children included Joseph, a twenty-one-year-old Butcher Journeyman, born at Checkley and John an eleven-year-old scholar born in North Nibley.

 

Thomas and Ann were living in Glebe house, North Nibley in 1881. Ann was aged seventy-four years and Thomas was seventy-eight years and was born in Stafford. Their daughter Mary was living with them at the time, she was a dressmaker, born in1836.

 

Tombstone Inscription at North Nibley:

 

Sacred to the memory of Thomas Limer who died November 30th 1884, aged 81 years. Ann Limer, his wife, who died on February 10th 1895 aged 87 years, Mary Limer, their daughter, who died on October 23rd 1900, aged 64 years and Joseph Llimer, their son, who died on December 6th 1901 aged 71 years. Thy will be done.

 


 

  1. SUSANNA PERRETT, Infant Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Susanna Perrett was baptised on 22nd October 1809 at North Nibley and she died before 1810.


 

  1. SUSANNAH WILKINS, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Susannah Perrett was baptised on 25th December 1810 at North Nibley, she died on 2nd December 1884 and was buried on 6th December.

 

(From Doreen Myerscough).  She married Thomas Wilkins in Bath on 30th August 1838 at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Bath. He was born on 22nd November 1801, died on 13th and was buried on 17th January 1880. His occupation in the census and when his children were baptised was labourer or Agricultural Labourer. At the time of the marriage Thomas was described as a brewer and his address was given as the Hospital, Bath and Susannah’s was given as Borough Walls.

 

Susannah was a beneficiary of her father’s estate in 1839.

 

In 1851 the family was living at Spurcombe, North Nibley. Thomas was a forty-eight-year-old Agricultural Labourer born in North Nibley. Susannah was aged forty-years and their children included John aged twelve; Jane aged ten; Peter aged nine and Ann aged two years.


  1. HESTER PERRETT, Infant Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Hester Perrett was baptised on 23rd July 1815 at North Nibley. She was buried on 30th March 1817 at North Nibley and so was not mentioned in her father’s will of 1838.

 

 


WILLIAM PERRETT II, Great III Grandfather of Richard John Barton

 

William Perrett was baptised on 25th November 1792.

 

See blog for William and Rebecca Perrett of North Nibley

 


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