Authorised form of namePerrin; William Philp (1742 - 1820); merchant
Other forms of nameWilliam Philip
Dates1742 - 1820
Date of birth03 June 1742
Place of deathFarleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Date of death29 April 1820
Dates and placesBaptism:
Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (03 June 1742)
OccupationPlantation and slave owner; merchant
Research fieldNatural 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
FSA (1772-1790)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election28/05/1772
Age at election29
RelationshipsSon 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, [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
Royal Society codeNA5024
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1772/16Perrin, William Philp: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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