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Henry Haythorne Perrott & Family Notes


Site File Ref. No.: CARD/SM36

Site Type: Inn; Hotel

N. G . Ref.: SN 1789 4600

Period: Medieval; Post-Medieval; Modern


On 11th January 1855 Henry Haythorne Owen Perrott of Cambridge, a wine & spirit merchant from Cowbridge and the son of Henry Perrott, married Alice James of the ‘Angel’, the daughter of Lloyd’s Surveyor David James. They lived here in 1855-61. On 29th May 1855 Elizabeth James of the ‘Angel’, the daughter of David James, married Captain David Jones, Master Mariner, of Pendre, at St. Mary's Church. On 22nd October 1855 a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Perrott of this address. On 14th December 1855 David Henry Perrott, the son of Henry Hawthorne Owen Perrott and Alice Perrott, was baptised at St. Mary’s Church. On 31st January 1856 Mary James, widow, the innkeeper here, the daughter of Master Mariner Thomas Peters, married mariner Samuel Jones of High Street and Penywaun, Ferwig. On 13th September 1856 Thomas James, the son of David James and Elizabeth James, was baptised at St. Mary’s Church.

On 5th March 1857 Ann Taylor Perrott (b. 28/01/1857), the daughter of Alice Perrott and Henry H. O. Perrott, was baptised at St. Mary’s Church. In 1857 the Grammar School was temporarily housed here during the demolition of the old Cardigan Free Grammar School and the construction of the new Guildhall complex. On 12th August 1858 Thomas James Perrott, the son of Alice and Henry H. O. Perrott, was baptised at St. Mary’s Church. On 19th March 1860 Henry Haythorne Owen Perrott joined the newly-formed Cardigan Company of Rifle Volunteers. On 30th May 1860 Henry H. O. Perrott, died aged 1 year and 3 months. In 1861 the following persons lived here: Henry H O Perrott, aged 48, a hotel keeper; Alice Perrott, aged 29, his wife; David H O Perrott, aged 6, their son; Ann Perrott, aged 4, their daughter; Thomas Perrott, aged 2, their son; Henry H Perrott, aged 1, their son; Mary Thomas, aged 30, a waitress; Fanny James, aged 40, a housemaid; Jane Jacobs, age 20, a maid; and Lambert F B???, aged 58, lodger, a Professor of Music.

On 6th August 1861 a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. O. Perrott. On 26th September 1861, Henry Haythorne Owen Perrott died suddenly aged 49. On 17th September 1861 Alice Maude Perrott, the daughter of Alice Perrott and the late Henry H. O. Perrott of the ‘Angel’, was baptised at St. Mary’s Church. On 27th November 1862 David James of the ‘Angel’ was buried at St. Mary’s Church, having died aged 71. On 18th February 1863 Elizabeth James of the ‘Angel’ was buried at St. Mary’s Church having died aged 62. On 20th August 1863 Ann James of the ‘Angel’, the daughter of labourer Lewis James, married Evan Davies, labourer, of Llanfihangel Penbedw. On 9th September 1864 the following advertisement appeared in the 'Welshman':

“...CARDIGAN. TO BE LET, and entered upon at Michaelmas, 1864, all that Old-established Inn, called THE ANGEL, situated in one of the best streets in Cardigan, With the Yard, which has a front Carriage Entrance, capital Walled-Garden, overlooking the far-famed River Tivy, so Celebrated for its Salmon and Trout; Stables, Coach-house, and other suitable Out-buildings and Offices, and now in the occupation of Mrs. Perrott. The above is the second Inn in the Town, and has always been doing an excellent business. It is also well adapted for a private and genteel residence. Cardigan is a Seaport, and a very improving, Town, it is within 18 miles of the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway Station at Llandyssil, and within the like distance of the Narberth Road Station on the South Wales Railway, to both of which Stations, Coaches run to and fro daily, and the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway is to run from Llandyssil through Newcastle-Emlyn into the Town in a short period, and the Act for that extension has been already obtained. For further particulars apply to Mr. THOMAS DAVIES, Solicitor, Cardigan, and Mr. BENJAMIN EVANS, Solicitor, Newcastle-Emlyn. Cardigan, September 7, 1864...”

On 1st November 1872 Anne Perrott, the daughter of Henry Perrott, took over the establishment, and “Angel House” became the Angel Inn once more. Her licence was transferred from No. 6 St. Mary Street. On 27th April 1873 Alice Perrott of the ‘Angel’, a widow, the daughter of David James, married John Davies, widower, a medical practitioner, of Finch's Square. In January 1875 J. J. Davies was the proprietor. On 29th January 1875 the “Angel Hotel” was advertised to let in the 'Welshman':

On 6th September 1909 the license was transferred from Miss Elizabeth Jenkins to Anne Perrott and David Perrott. David Perrott had been born here – the son of a previous licensee. On 1st March 1911 there was a chimney fire here – the premises of Mrs. Anne Perrott. By 18th August 1911 the property was referred to as “The Angel Riverside Hotel”. In 1911-14 Mrs. Anne Perrott was the publican. David Henry Perrott lived here in 1915. In 1918 the property was the home of David Henry Perrott; Anne Perrott; Joseph Mansel Perrott; and Thomas Peters and Elizabeth Peters. In February 1918 Second Lieutenant Joseph Mansel Perrott of the ‘Angel’ was on active duty in Italy. On 28th February 1919, 20th February 1920 and May 1921 the property was advertised for sale. In 1920 Mrs. Anne Perrott was the landlady.

In July 1922 the license was transferred from Anne Perrott to Henry Rees.eldest son of the late Henry Rees and Mrs. Margaret Ann Rees, resident. On 27th August 1954 the actor Gregory Peck made a surprise visit. On 13th September 1955 Alan King of the ‘Angel’, aged 27, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward King of the same, married Anne Elonwy Jones, aged 23, of Craiglee, Tresaith. The building was ‘listed’ in 1961.


Site File Ref. No.: CARD/SM13

Site Type: Shop; Hotel

N. G. Ref.: SN

Period: Post-Medieval; Modern

History: ‘Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser’.

In 1918-52 J. Mansell Perrott lived here. In November 1918 Lieutenant J. Mansel Perrott was awarded the Italian Silver Medal for Bravery for his military service in Italy. In 1920-21 the local Liberal Club met here until moving to other premises in November 1921. In February 1920 No. 13 was advertised for sale. On 12th March 1924 Anne Perrott, the wife of David Henry Perrott of the ‘Glanavon Hotel’, died aged 63. In January 1925 No. 13 was advertised for sale, but not sold. In 1924-27 David Henry Perrott ran the temperance hotel. On 27th May 1928 John Rees Perrott, the adopted son of David Henry Perrott and the late Mrs. Perrott, was married. On 14th August 1929 David Henry Perrott of the Glanavon Hotel died aged 74. The 'Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser' printed the following item on 16th August 1929:


A member of an old Cardigan family passed away on Wednesday in the person of Mr. Dd. Harry Perrott of the Glanavon Hotel, St. Mary Street, at the age of 74 years. The deceased had been in failing health since early in the year and had been confined to bed for the past three weeks. An old pupil of the Cardigan Grammar School under the headmastership of the late Mr. D. M. Palmer, B. A., the late Mr. Perrott spent his early days in the drapery business at Haverfordwest, and later for over forty years carried on a drapery establishment in London. He returned to Cardigan following a breakdown in health in 1909, and for a number of years conducted the Angel Hotel, with which his family had been connected for over a century. Later he removed to the Glanavon Hotel. He was a staunch and respected Churchman and was a sidesman at St. Mary's Church. A son – Mr. Mansel Perrott, and a sister, Mrs. Phillips, of Cardiff, survive, his wife having predeceased him in 1924. The funeral will take place on Saturday, leaving the house for St. Mary's Church at 2.30, the burial to be at the cemetery...”

In 1933 Miss A Brunt and Miss H Howell of the Glanavon Hotel attended Mount Zion English Baptist Chapel. In 1935-52 Mr. and Mrs. J. Mansell Perrott lived here. In 1938-57 Mrs G Perrott attended Mount Zion Chapel. In June 1952 Mr. J. Mansel Perrott died aged 60. The hotel still traded in 1953. On 18th March 1957 Gwladys Mary Perrott of No. 13, the widow of J. Mansel Perrott, died. In September 1957 the 8-bedroom property was advertised for sale. On 28th November 1960 the hotel re-opened following renovations. On 16th February 1962 the forthcoming closure of the billiard room was announced. On 13th February 1966 Joseph Mansell Perrott of No. 13, died.

In October 1971 proprietors and owners Mr. and Mrs. L. Parry sold No. 13 to the Welsh Office for demolition. It was demolished early in 1972.

Terence Henry PERROTT December 1, 2014 at 10:36 am A very interesting read thanks Glen. I was particularly interested in the Perrott aspects as it filled me in on a lot of background information on my family. My GGrandfather, John Edmond Perrott, was a nephew of the Henry H O Perrott of your story who came to Australia onboard the Isca as an apprentice mariner.

They arrived in Melbourne at the height of the Victorian Gold Rush so the ship’s crew including the Captain, jumped ship. So my GGrandfather became an immigrant Australian, reluctant or otherwise.

One of his Aussie sons, my grandfather was also named Henry H.O. Perrott (although the H was Hawthorn in his case). The Isca was built in Newport, Wales and eventually a skeleton crew was mustered to get her back to Newport.

Our branch of the Perrotts came out of Pembrokeshire to Laugharne, then Swansea. and on to Bristol. (where your H H O P was born).
Best wishes, Terry


glen December 2, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Hi Terry, Many thanks for your comments – it’s really interesting to hear the connections between the families of this area and the rest of the world, and particularly as the Perrotts features so much in the history of St. Mary Street. Regards, Glen


Anne Rees October 31, 2016 at 1:01 pm Hi Glen,

Most interested to read your comment about the Perrotts in St Mary St. I am descended from the same family as Terry Perrott your other respondent. Terry is a great researcher but unfortunately had a stroke recently, we hope he’ll be back on the history trail soon. We have a 1896 family pedigree which has David Perrott 1747 – 1820,( son of James Perrott of Laugharne), described as an Auctioneer of ‘White Walls’ Swansea. His widow Anne Taylor P, mentioned in your article, is listed in Pigot’s 1835 Directory as ‘Nobility’ which is quite a surprise! Perrott properties do seem to be quite numerous in the 1837 census of Swansea though. It would be good to share our research and if you are interested in please get in touch.




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© Glen K Johnson 26/07/2016

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