Warwick's West Gallery Quire

William Groves Perry - 3

Notes for a case study of a local Warwick family and composer

I carried out a search for William Groves Perry on,  the home of

UK and Irish Herbaria On-line

The result was as follows:

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Search results for 'william, groves, perry'
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  taxon locality collectors date institution
+ Actaea spicata GB, VC62 North-east Yorkshire, Castle Howard   William Groves Perry 6/1842 MANCH
+ Arenaria norvegica subsp. norvegica GB, VC112 Shetland, Unst   William Groves Perry   MANCH
+ Campanula patula GB, VC37 Worcestershire William Groves Perry   16/7/1834 MANCH
+ Cerastium alpinum x arcticum GB, VC92 South Aberdeenshire, Lochnagar   William Groves Perry 8/1839 MANCH
+ Cornus suecica GB, VC38 Warwickshire, Berkswell William Groves Perry   1843 MANCH
+ Cynodon dactylon GB, VC1 West Cornwall, Penzance William Groves Perry   1840 MANCH
+ Eriocaulon aquaticum GB, VC104 North Ebudes William Groves Perry     MANCH
+ Fritillaria meleagris GB, VC38 Warwickshire, Warwickshire, nr Wroxhall Abbey William Groves Perry   26/5/1839 MANCH
+ Helleborus foetidus GB, VC38 Warwickshire, Rowington William Groves Perry   16/4/1827 MANCH
+ Potamogeton pectinatus GB, VC38 Warwickshire, Warwick William Groves Perry   5/1844 MANCH
+ Pyrola minor GB, VC40 Shropshire, Whitecliff Coppice William Groves Perry   1835 to 1842 MANCH
+ Sedum villosum GB, VC65 North-west Yorkshire, Teesdale   William Groves Perry 22/7/1840 MANCH
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In addition to previous data collected from the Worcstershire Botanical Records Centre, this shows William Groves Perry to have been a much more active man than previously thought, for he travelled widely into Northern England and Scotland, reaching Lochnagar in South Aberdeenshire in August 1839, Penzance in 1840 followed by north-west Yorkshire and Teesdale later the same year, Castle Howard, Yorks., again in June 1842, and as far as the Shetland Islands.

Although the date is not recorded, is seems probable that this visit to the Shetlands was also in the autumn of 1839 when he is recorded as visiting Aberdeenshire. He also visited the North Ebudes, Ebudes being the botanical name ("Watsonian vice-counties") given to the Isle of Skye and its surrounding islands; again no date is given, but it could well have been as part of his Scottish visit in 1839.   

NB - Readers are recommended to look at the search page at, the web home of Herbaria United, and to carry out the same search, as the resultant map of the British Isles give a very fair representation of his travels over the stated time period.