Pascoe Pepperrell (1612)

I have just found my earliest mention of the Pepperrell surname as I spell it. The record can be found in Findmypast in the Workhouses & Poor Law collection and the associated image clearly shows that the original scribe was aware of the “ancient ditty” mentioned in my earlier post.

Snapshot of image on Findmypast

Who was Pascoe and why was he receiving Parish help? Was he related to William Pepperrell (1646-1734) who was the founder of the family name in America following his arrival in 1676?