Henry Pease (MP)

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Henry Pease (4 May 1807 – 30 May 1881) was an English railway owner, peace campaigner and a Liberal politician who represented Durham South.

Pease, a member of the Quaker Pease family of Darlington, was the fifth son of Edward Pease. He was a director of the Stockton and Darlington Railway[1] and was responsible for the foundation of the seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. He was for a time President of the Peace Society, and in 1854 he visited the Tsar of Russia in an attempt to talk him out of the Crimean War.[2] He was resident at Pierremont, Darlington, and Stanhope Castle, Durham.[3]

Pease was elected MP for Durham South in 1857 and held the seat until 1865.

Pease married Anna Fell and they had one son Henry Fell Pease.[3] He married a second time to Mary Lloyd and they had three sons and two daughters.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Harry George Vane
James Farrer
Member of Parliament for Durham South
With: Lord Harry George Vane1857-1859
James Farrer 1859-1865
Succeeded by
Joseph Whitwell Pease
Charles Freville Surtees