William Cameron PERRITT

Male 1848 - 1915  (67 years)


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  • Name William Cameron PERRITT 
    Born 9 Sep 1848  High St, Falkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Nov 1915  Cottage Hospital, Penrith, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Nov 1915  Emu Plains Cemetary, NSW.Australia.Presbyterian Section Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2021 

    Father William PERRITT, (aka Perrat),   b. 1829, Kirkintilloch, Dunbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1891, Byron Cottage, Helensburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Jean CAMERON,   b. 12 Sep 1827, Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1861, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1848  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie CLYDESDALE,   b. 5 Dec 1853, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1889, Lemon Grove Penrith NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1874  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William PERRITT,   b. 19 Apr 1875, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1897, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Marghretta Stark PERRITT,   b. 21 Apr 1877, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1947, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. James PERRITT,   b. 16 Apr 1879, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1963, Concord , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Andrew Clydesdale PERRITT,   b. 1 Jan 1881, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1881, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Alexander Clydesdale PERRITT, ,of Allawah,New South Wales,Australia,   b. 13 Jan 1882, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1951, St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Jane Cameron PERRITT,   b. 24 Apr 1884, 134 Aithenhead Rd, Govanhill, County of Lanark , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1961, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Jessie Clydesdale PERRITT,   b. 14 Jun 1885, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1969, Burwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A meat salesman, William migrated to Australia ,and his wife and all surviving children arrived in Sydney ,via Victoria, in November 1886 aboard the Duke of Devonshire.( Their fourth child Andrew Clydesdale had died in 1881 at about 12 months of age).Williams name does not appear on the passenger manifest of the voyage,so he may have travelled out at an earlier date ,or travelled as a crew member on the Duke of Devonshire,to offset costs.

      He secured a house in Rickety Street, Mascot (a Sydney suburb), later moving to Lemon Grove near Penrith NSW. Note: Lemongrove was first settled in 1827, when it was occupied by John and Sarah MacHenry who erected a residence called "Lemon Grove House". There is evidence that suggests that part of the land was used as a lemon orchard during this period, hence the name Lemongrove.

      Years later Lemon Grove House was demolished and the land subdivided into a total of 249 lots which were offered for sale on 24th January, 1885. William appears on the 1902 Electoral role, for the Penrith Parramatta electorate ,with his son James and daughter Marghretta.His occupation is listed as Engine Fitter with the Railways at Penrith on a wage of 10 Shillings and four pence a day.All his children were taught to play a musical instrument, Alexander being the foremost as he could play the piano, violin and a number of wind instruments, including the flute. Alexanders wife Iris was a fine pianiste.Perritt Place, located in South Penrith,is likely named in honour of Williams contribution to his fellow citizens.William Perritt became a leading citizen becoming conductor of the Penrith Philharmonic Orchestra and probably of the Municipal Band. He also served as a councillor on the Penrith Municipal Council from 1900 to 1907.He declined re-election in 1905 and did not serve on council this year due to illness.


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