- E. T. Nicolle
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Peirson, Francis (1757–1781), army officer, was born in early January 1757, the eldest son of Francis Peirson of Mowthorpe Grange in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was educated at Warrington Academy before entering the army, at the age of fifteen, on 16 July 1772. He rose to the rank of major in August 1779, when he was appointed to the ...