Richard Pering

RolesDockyard Staff 
First Known Service8.3.1782ADM 29/8
Last Known Service31.7.1822ADM 29/8
Date of Death14.6.1838 - London ref:949
Cause of DeathApoplexyref:949
Will Probated25.6.1838, PROB 11/1897/83

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
8.3.17824.12.1786Appointed Servant at Plymouth DockyardADM 29/8
5.12.17867.3.1789Appointed Servant at Deptford DockyardADM 29/8
8.3.178922.2.1791Appointed Shipwright at Deptford DockyardADM 29/8
23.2.17919.10.1791Appointed Clerk at London

Clerk in the Navy Office

ADM 29/8
10.10.179118.10.1791Appointed Clerk of the Survey at Sheerness DockyardADM 29/8
19.10.17919.9.1795Warranted Storekeeper at Sheerness DockyardADM 29/8
10.9.179518.11.1801Warranted Storekeeper at Woolwich DockyardADM 29/8
19.11.180131.7.1822Warranted Clerk of the Cheque at Plymouth DockyardADM 29/8

Notes on Officer


At the Old Hummums, Covent-garden, from Apoplexy, Richard Pering, esq., of Exmouth, formerly clerk of the cheque at Sheerness and Plymouth, an active magistrate of the county of Devon. He possessed considerable literary and scientific acquirements, and obtained several patents for valuable inventions, particularly that of the improved anchor known by his name, which is used in every ship in her Majesty's navy, and has been the means of saving many lives, and property to a great extent.

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