James Pearse (1842-27.02.1920) was the son of William and Susannah Pearse (nee Glyde). He married Jessie Alice Armstrong on 23.02.1874 in Fremantle and they had ten children. James established a boot factory and tannery in North Fremantle in 1871. He was a Member of the Fremantle Municipal Council from 1884 to 1895 and a North Fremantle Councillor from 1895 to 1898 and from 1912 to 1917. He was Mayor of North Fremantle from 1898-1901. Fremantle History Centre text and photo #3808 >
The Heritage Council, in its entry for Mason's Hall in Pearse St, has it that the founder of the Pearse boot factory was George Pearse (1839-). I think in fact it was the business of three of the Pearse brothers: George, James, and Francis (1847-). See the Heritage Council entry for Hillcrest.
Glyde St gets its name from the Pearse family. William Silas Pearse's [the first's] wife's full name was Susannah (or Susanah) Hallett Glyde.
Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle (The story of a town and its people), East Fremantle Town Council.
Ancestry.com.au page, with names and dates of children of the patriarch
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