Name origin: From Peraidd, Wales, the sweet or delicious river, now the Dee.
From A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families, by Carol Clark Johnson page 69: PARRAT This name originated as "Little Peter", the French Pierre plus suggix -et or -ot, and occurs in English records as early as 1277; Wm. le Perot, 1277; John Parrot 1344, London; Wm. Parotte, 1470, Lincolnshire; and John Parott, 1520.
m.1613 prob.1613 Bullerton, Lincolnshire, England ukn
d.1613 Bullerton, Lincolnshire, England
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b.abt.1610/14 England; s/o ukn
d.bef.Sept. 30, 1656
m.abt.1639/40 Elizabeth Northend
b.March 16, 1640 England d/o John Northend and Elizabeth Johnson
d.Nov. 17, 1694 Bradford, MA
NOTES: From A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families, by Carol Clark Johnson: FRANCIS PARRAT1, ESQUIRE, DEACON was born in England about 1610 and probably came from Yorkshire with the Reverend Ezekial Rogers in 1638, bringing his sisters Ann ...and Faith...Mr. Parrat, after becoming a freeman May 13, 1640, served as the Town Clerk of Rowley fourteen years from 1641. He was a man of influence and ability with a good education for the time as evidenced by his penmanship on town records. The deacon was one of those who made the first town survey and assigned houselots, and he was the first Rowley deputy to the General Court in 1640 and again in 1642. He served on the grand jury in 1641 and on the trial jury in 1648 and 1649. In 1652 he was the commissioner of Rowley and was ordained a deacon in 1655. He married Elizabeth Northend who married (2)February 24, 1658, Thomas Tenney. Mr. Parrat's house-lot was on Wethersfield Street: "To Francis Parrat two acres, bounded on the south side by John Jarrat's house Lott, the West End and the North side by the streets". He went to England on business and there died in 1656. His will of November 18, 1655, was proved September 30, 1656: I Francis Parratt of Rowley indending to take a journey to England...constitute and appoint this as my last will & testament in maner & forme as followeth...Ite my will is that my debts be first paid. Ite I give to my Loveing wife Elizabeth Parrat one hundred pounds (???) in land goods & cattle. I also give her my house and house-lot, after her death to be equally divided amonge my children. The rest of my lands goods & Chattles, I give to my Six daughters to be equally divided amongst them and each of them to have their equall share paid unto them at the age of twenty one years or the day of their marriage. I constitute my wife as sole executris of this my last will & testament and I appoint my loving brethren, Maximilian Jewett & Ezekiel Northend as overseers of this my last will and testament in witness hereof I hereunto set my hand this 18th day of November 1655. Francis Parrat Witnesses: Ezekiel Northend, John Palmer (Essex County Probate, 1:244)
From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: FRANCIS, freeman Rowley, Mass., 1640; town clerk fourteen years.
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