Perkins, Frederick (1780 -1860)

Frederick Perkins, of Chipstead Place in Kent, was the third son of John Perkins, founder of the brewing firm of Barclay, Perkins of Southwark, and Amelia, sister of Benjamin Moseley M.D. of Chelsea Hospital and of Kingston Jamaica, and widow of Timothy Paul Bevan. He succeeded his father as head of the brewery. He married, 12 November 1801, Sophia, daughter of Samuel Sanders of Denmark Hill in the County of Surrey. He served as High Sheriff of Kent in 1843. He started collecting books about 1820 and left his library to his second son George who died in 1879. A portion, chiefly musical, was sold by auction in London by Puttick and Simpson 17 July 1861, and a second sale, rich in Shakespeare quartos and folios took place at the rooms of Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge on 10 July 1889.

Seat / Residence(s): Chipstead Place, Kent
Library Auction Details: Puttick and Simpson, Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge (17 July 1861), (10 July 1889)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Perkins, Frederick (1780 - 1860) (Stamp 1) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a unicorn's head
Arms: Gules two chevrons between three escallops argent
Heraldic Charges: chevrons (2) between, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head
Perkins, Frederick (1780 - 1860) (Stamp 2) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a unicorn's head
Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head
Perkins, Frederick (1780 - 1860) (Stamp 3) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a unicorn's head
Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head