Richard Perry

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Perry was born in 1526, in Exeter, Devon, England, his father, Richard Perry, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Parr, was 17. He died in 1622, in Farway, Devon, England, at the age of 96.

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Richard Perry
1505–1594
Margaret Parr
1510–1562
Richard Perry
1526–1622

Sources (1)

  • Perry, "England, Devon, Plymouth, Parish Chest Records, 1556-1950"

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World Events (7)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of the personal name Harry (see Harris ).

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree (Middle English piri(e), peri(e), puri(e), Old English pirige, pyrige), or a habitational name for someone who owned or came from a place so named. This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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