Son of Peter Pett, Navy Commissioner and Master-Shipwright at Chatham.
PETT, Sir PETER (1630-1699), lawyer and author; great-grandson of Peter Pett (d. 1589); of St. Paul's School, London, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; B.A.; migrated to Pembroke College, Oxford; fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1648; B.C.L., 1650; student of Gray's Inn; M.P., Askeaton (Irish parliament), 1661-6; barrister, Middle Temple, 1664; original F.R.S., 1663-75; knighted and appointed advocate-general for Ireland; published several treatises, generally polemic in character.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.