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Edward Perronet

PERRONET, Edward. b. probably at Sundridge, Kent, 1721; d. Canterbury, 2 January 1792. He was the son of an Anglican vicar from a Swiss Huguenot family, Vincent Perronet (1693-1785), curate of Sundridge and later (1728) vicar of Shoreham, Kent. Vincent Perronet was initially concerned about Methodist activity within the Church of England, but was convinced by a long letter from John Wesley* of 1748, later published as A Plain Account of the People called Methodists (1749). He became a strong supporter of the early Methodist movement, as did his sons Edward and Charles (1723-1776). Edward’s date of birth is variously given as 1721 (DNB and ODNB) and 1726 (JJ, and Companions to CP, WOV, HP,...

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