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George Pearse

See also my Pearse genealogy page.

George Pearse (1839-1914) was the second son of William [Silas] Pearse (1808-1866) the patriarch of the clan in WA. He was a member of the Town Council (under his father's chairmanship) 1871-72 and 1875-82, and founder of the Pearse shoe and boot factory in Swan Street, North Fremantle. This was the business of three of the Pearse brothers: George, James, and Francis (1847-1919). See the Heritage Council entry for Hillcrest.

This George married Eliza Hawkins, and had a son whom he named George Ernest Pearse [1878-1946] - who was also an significant person, especially in East Fremantle, so the two may be confused.

The elder George Pearse lived in a substantial 1911 Pearse family home at 56 Harvest Road North Fremantle, c. 1911-1918.

References and Links

Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle (The story of a town and its people), East Fremantle Town Council.

Many thanks to Rob Ward for an invaluable, comprehensive genealogy of the Pearse family.

Ancestry.com.au page, with names and dates of children of the patriarch


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