Henry Fell Pease

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Pease in 1895.

Henry Fell Pease (28 April 1838 – 6 December 1896) was a coal and ironstone mine-owner from North East England and a Liberal politician who represented Cleveland.

Pease, a member of the prominent Quaker Pease family, was born at Middleton St. George, near Darlington, the eldest son of Henry Pease and his wife Anna Fell, daughter of Richard Fell of Uxbridge. He was educated privately.[1] He became a partner in the family firm of Pease and Partners (Limited), who owned coal and ironstone mines and was also a director of the Tees Valley Railway. When Darlington was incorporated as a borough in 1868 he became a councillor, and was twice mayor of Darlington in 1874-75. In 1881 and 1882, he was president of the National Liberal Federation.[2] He was a J.P. for County Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

Pease was elected as MP for Cleveland in 1885 as a Liberal and held the seat until his death at the age of 58 at Brinkburn, Darlington.[2]

In 1862, Pease married his second cousin, Elizabeth Pease, eldest daughter of John Beaumont Pease, of North Lodge, Darlington.[1] They had four sons and one daughter.[2]

See also[edit]

List of political families in the United Kingdom


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cleveland
Succeeded by
Alfred Edward Pease
Party political offices
Preceded by
President of the National Liberal Federation
Succeeded by
James Kitson