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Pearce, Sir William, first baronetlocked

(1833–1888)
  • Anthony Slaven

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Pearce, Sir William, first baronet (1833–1888), engineer and shipbuilder, was born at Brompton near Chatham in Kent on 8 January 1833, the son of Joseph George Pearce. His early education is unknown, but he trained as a shipwright and naval architect at the ...

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Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]
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