PERROT, Rice, of Sandwich, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff and verger, Sandwich by 1557-at least 6 Nov. 1570, jurat by 1560, mayor 1565-6.


Though a branch of the Perrot family possessed several manors in the Sandwich area from as early as the late Norman period, Perrot does not appear to have been directly descended from them. He was distantly related to Sir John Perrot, and, presumably, to Stephen Perot who was buried in Sandwich church in 1570. He appears to have been the only member of the family to take an active part in Sandwich affairs.

His ancient offices were no longer important, involving such duties as empanelling local juries, safeguarding the prison, and attending at local courts. He was returned to Parliament in 1563 and was given sick leave on 8 Mar. He was one of the first governors of the new school founded at Sandwich by Roger Manwood, his contribution amounting to £6 13s. 4d. In January 1565 he and others, including the lieutenant of Dover castle and the mayor of Dover, were ordered by the Privy Council to investigate the disappearance at sea of some goods belonging to a Scottish merchant. Perrot was still alive on 6 Nov. 1570; the date of his death has not been ascertained.

III-1558-207-1W. Boys, Hist. Sandwich, 207-11, 404, 419, 424; E. L. Barnwell, Perrot Notes, 3-4; Hasted, Kent, x. 88-9, 442; Sandwich little black bk. 1552-67, ff. 136, 148, 219; CJ, i. 68; CPR, 1555-7, p. 303; 1558-60, pp. 33, 339; 1560-3, p. 613; 1569-72, p. 81; APC, vii. 185.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: M.R.P.