John Perry (shipbuilder)

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John Perry (1743 - 7 November 1810) was the founder of the Blackwall Yard, where he built ships largely for the East India Company.

He was buried at St Matthias Old Church.[1]

Ephraim Seehl, an apothecary and chemist, was his brother-in-law.[2][3]


  1. Fuller, Tony (1998). Memorial Inscriptions at the East India Chapel, Poplar. Hornchurch: Armenians in India Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Hermione Hobhouse (General Editor) (1994). "Leamouth Road and Orchard Place: Individual wharves and sites". Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Porter, Stephen (1994). Poplar, Blackwall and The Isle of Dogs. p. 662.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>