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Sir John Perrot, Sr., MP

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Haroldstone, Pembrokeshire, WALES
Death: Died in London, Tower of London, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: Died in the Tower of London while awaiting execution.
Place of Burial: London, Tower of London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Biological son of NN NN and Lady Mary Perrot / Jones / Pughe
Adopted son of Sir Thomas Perrot
Husband of Anne Perrot and Lady Joan "Jane" Prust
Partner of Sibyl verch Rhys Jones
Father of Sir Thomas Perrot, MP; Lettitia / Lettice Laugharne; Lady Anne Phillips; Elizabeth Perrot; John Perrot, II and 3 others
Brother of Jane Phillips and Elizabeth Price
Half brother of Eleanor Rhys; Richard Jones, MP; Sir Henry Johns; Catherine Jones; James Jones and 1 other

Occupation: Captain, Knight, Elizabethan Statesman and Lord Deputy of Ireland, 1584-8
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About Sir John Perrot, Sr., MP

Family and Education

b. 1528/9, reputed illegit. s. of Henry VIII by Mary, da. of James Berkeley of Thornbury, Glos., w. of Thomas Perrot of Islington, Mdx. and Haroldston; half-bro. of Sir Henry and Richard Jones. educ. St. Davids. m. (1) Anne (d. Sept. 1553), da. of Sir Thomas Cheyne(y)† of Shurland, Kent, 1s. Sir Thomas; (2) by 1566, Jane, da. of Hugh Prust of Hartland, Devon, wid. of Sir Lewis Pollard of Oakford, Devon, 1s. 2da.; at least 1s. illegit. James 2da. illegit. suc. Thomas Perrot 1531. Kntd. 17 Nov. 1549. d. 1592.


History of Parliament Online vol. 1558-1603 and vol. 1509-1558



Of his public life it is sufficient to say that he was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Edward VI, that he was President of Munster from 1570 to 1573, and Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1685 to 1588, that in 1579 he was appointed Admiral of a fleet I'aised for the defence of Ireland, that he was condemned for treason in 1592, and died in the Tower of London in that year. For his Pembrokeshire life : he was born at Haroldston, and lived there until his 18th year, when, in accordance with the custom of the time, he was sent to the household of the Marquis of Winchester, then Lord High Treasurer. Dame Mary, his mother, had dower rights at Haroldston, but Perrot lived there when in the county, until Queen Mary granted him Carew in 1554." He then made Carew his principal residence, and much embellished it.

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Sir John Perrot, Sr., MP's Timeline

November 1528
Pembrokeshire, WALES
Age 24
Age 30
Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Age 31
Haroldstone, Pembroke, Wales
Age 36
Age 38
Pembroke, in Haroldstone, Wales
Age 42
November 3, 1592
Age 64
London, Tower of London, Middlesex, England