John Pearse

1760 - 21st Jul 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


MP for Devizes 1818-1832, Blackwall Hall factor with his brother Brice Pearse (q.v.), and apparently one of group of five City men lending money c. 1830 in an unsuccessful effort to prop up Manning & Anderdon (q,v). Trustees for this group of men were awardee the compensation for the Spooners and Priddies Mornes estates on St Kitts.

His wife, Anne, who he married in c. 1786, was the daughter of John Phillimore, a silk merchant, of 15 New Broad Street, London. His father left over £30,000 and his father-in-law £35,000 to his wife and £15,000 to him.

He was a director of the Bank of England 1790-1, 1793-1808, 1812-28, deputy governor 1808-1810 and governor, 1810-1812. He was also manager, Sun Life Office 1788 until his death, director of Sun Fire Office 1791 and manager 1823 until is death. He was also governor of the Van Dieman’s Land Company from 1829 until his death.


R. G. Thorne, 'Pearse, John (?1760-1836)', History of Parliament online, accessed 17/01/2016.

Further Information

Anne Phillimore
3 daughters, 3 sons

Associated Claims (3)

£2,243 17s 2d
£2,422 14s 5d
£2,004 7s 10d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Bank of England
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Member of the Court of Directors 1790-91, 1793-95, 1796-98, 1799-1802, 1803-06, 1807-28, Deputy Governor 1808-1810 and Governor...
Bank of England

Physical (2)

Chilton Lodge, Berkshire 
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Probable commission of Humphry Repton c. 1801 by 'John Pearce' at Chilton Lodge. The documentary evidence is classed as inconclusive in the Gazetteer of Repton's work by Stephen Daniels and...
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‘Gazetteer compiled with John Phibbs’ in Stephen Daniels, Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England (London: Yale University Press 1999) pp....
Country house
Chilton Lodge, Berkshire [Built] 
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Country house, built for John Pearse c. 1800 by Sir William Pilkington. Pearse had commissioned and built an earlier house by Sir John Soane 1789-1793 which he demolished on completion of the new...

Political (1)

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Devizes Wiltshire
1818 - 1832

Addresses (2)

Chilton Lodge, Hungerford, Berkshire, Central England, England
Lincoln's Inn Fields, Lincoln's Inn, London, Middlesex, London, England