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George Pearson

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George Pearson (1834-1899) of S. Pearson and Son and Harris and Pearson

1834 Born son of Samuel Pearson in Birstal, Yorkshire

1856 2 April: Married Sarah Dickinson (b. 1837), daughter of Weetman Dickinson of Kirkburton, a miller

1856 15 July: Birth of Weetman Dickinson Pearson, their eldest son[1]. George was a contractor. They had another seven children.

1861 of Bowling, Yorkshire, builder employing 32 labourers, 14 masons, 8 boys[2]

1871 of Bowling, Yorkshire, builder and contractor employing 200[3]

1875 A member of the Bradford Grand Jury[4]

1881 Contractor, employing 68 men, and sanitary tube and brick maker[5].

1891 Contractor, staying at the Westminster Palace Hotel, London[6]

1894 Retired from the business

1899 Died in Brickendonbury, Hertfordshire


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. The Bradford Observer May 10, 1875
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census