Hugh Pearson (Dean of Salisbury)

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Hugh Nicholas Pearson (1776–1856) was Dean of Salisbury in southern England.

He studied at St John's College, Oxford and obtained his MA in 1803.[1] He received his Doctor of Divinity in 1821.

Pearson was the Dean of Salisbury during 1823–46. He was author of biographies of the missionaries Claudius Buchanan and Christian Friedrich Schwartz.

His son was Hugh Pearson (1817–1882), vicar of Sonning and a Canon at Windsor, both in Berkshire.[2]


  1. ^ " Lee, Sidney, ed. (1895). "Pearson, Hugh Nicholas". Dictionary of National Biography 44. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ "Pearson, Hugh". The Concise Dictionary of National Biography, Volume III: N–Z. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Talbot
Dean of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Francis Lear