|Authorised form of name||Perrin; William Philp (1742 - 1820); merchant|
|Other forms of name||William Philip|
|Dates||1742 - 1820|
|Date of birth||03 June 1742 |
|Place of death||Farleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom |
|Date of death||29 April 1820|
|Dates and places||Baptism: |
Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (03 June 1742)
|Occupation||Plantation and slave owner; merchant|
|Research field||Natural history|
Eton; Christ Church, University of Oxford, MA (1772); Inner Temple (1761)
High Sheriff of Kent (1776); owner of five estates in Jamaica which used enslaved people for labour, inherited estates from his father, never visited Jamaica but from correspondence was personally involved in their managment and the translatantic slave trade
|Date of election||28/05/1772|
|Age at election||29|
|Relationships||Son of William Perrin and Frances. Correspondent of Sir Joseph Banks PRSl|
Bulloch's Roll; UCL LBS
Averil M Lysaght, 'Some Early Letters from Joseph Banks (1743-1820) to William Phelp Perrin (1742-1820)' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 91-99
'William Philip Perrin', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146632393 [accessed 23rd July 2020]
Family papers held by Derbyshire Record Office, some transferred to St John's College Library, University of Cambridge in 2015 viz business letters 1772-1797 concerning managment of Perrin plantations.
Archive material in the Fitzherbert family of Tissington papers held by Derbyshire Record Office (reference D239).
Letters to Perrin from Joseph Banks, his Eton school friend, exist for 1768-1784.
R lists him as William Philip, but he should be William Philp - see notes by H B Carter at Box File item 46 (from 115).
|Virtual International Authority File||http://viaf.org/viaf/307306098|
|Royal Society code||NA5024|
Archives associated with this Fellow
|EC/1772/16||Perrin, William Philp: certificate of election to the Royal Society|