Zachariah Charles Pearson

philanthropist, Mayor of Hull (1859-1860), and Mayor of Hull (1861-1862)

Died aged c. 70

Zachariah Charles Pearson (1821–1891) was an English shipowner, best known today for the gift of land to Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, which was used to establish the City's first public park, later known as Pearson Park. He was bankrupted in the 1860s owing to the loss of ships which were attempting to trade with the Confederate states during the United States civil war, in an ill-fated effort to buy cotton in order to reopen Hull's cotton mills.

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Zachariah Charles Pearson 1821-1891 philanthropist and twice Mayor of Hull 1859 & 1861 donated land which became Pearson Park lived here 1864-1891

64 Pearson Park, Hull, United Kingdom where they lived (1864-1891)