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Pearson & Co.

Details about Pearson & Co.

George T. Pearson was in partnership with Ebenezer S. Jobson as general merchants, ship and insurance brokers of West Hartlepool and Hartlepool. The partnership was dissolved on 20th March 1863. In 1874 George, John Costy Wishart (coal merchant and shipowner) and William H. Fisher (timber merchant) all owned shares in the schooner Water Bird (built 1868 as James Methuen). They sold her in 1876.

In 1880 George set up G.T. Pearson & Co. owning two Hartlepool built ships between 1880 and 1886.

Family History:

George Thompson Pearson was born c1835 at Easington to parents George (stationer & printer) and Mary Pearson. George started his working life in the office of a merchant before becoming a merchant himself dealing in timber and corn amongst other goods. George married Catherine Agnes Bastow at Stockton in 1857. In 1861 the family were living at Raglan Place, Stranton and by 1871 at Stranton House, Foggy Furze. By 1881 they had moved to Hudworth Tower, Castle Eden.

George died aged 53 on 12th September 1887 at Castle Eden leaving effects of £1,632. He was interred at Easington. His widow, Catherine, died in 1892.


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