PETT, Peter (1610-c.1672), of Chatham, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

b. 6 Aug. 1610, 5th but 2nd surv. s. of Phineas Pett (d.1647), master shipwright, of Chatham by 1st w. Anne, da. of Richard Nichols of Highwood Hall, Hendon, Mdx. m. (1) 8 Sept. 1633, Katherine (d.1651), da. and coh. of Thomas Cole, merchant, of Woodbridge, Suff., 6s. (2 d.v.p.) 4da.; (2) Mary (d.1664), da. of William Smith of Greenwich, Kent, serjeant-at-arms to Charles I, s.p.; (3) lic. 11 Dec. 1665, Elizabeth, da. of George Pitt of Harrow, Mdx., wid. of Sir Henry Hatton of Mitcham, Surr., s.p.1

Offices Held

Master shipwright, Chatham by 1644-67; commr. for assessment, Kent 1649-52, 1657, Jan. 1660-3; navy commr. Chatham 1648-67; j.p. Kent by 1649-67, Surr. 1652-?59; commr. for scandalous ministers, Kent 1654, sewers, Medway marshes Dec. 1660.2

FRS 1663


Pett’s family had dominated the naval shipyards since Tudor times. He served as his father’s assista