Perse, William an English divine, flourished in the second half of the 17th century. He was educated at Cambridge University, and was made fellow of his alma mater, the King's College, Cambridge. After taking holy orders he was presented to the living of Malton and the rectory of Hesterton, Yorkshire. He published Sermon on Acts 22:3, which he preached to the Eaton scholars (Lond. 1682, 4to).