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Mr Zachariah Charles Pearson - Summary

Date of Birth: 20/08/1821

Date of Death: 29/10/1891

Gender: male

Nationality: British

Notable dates

  • Elected as Alderman 1857

  • Elected as Sheriff of Hull 1858

  • Elected as Mayor of Hull 1859

  • Bought land for Pearson Park and gave it to the City 1860

  • Bankrupt 1864

Occupation: Mayor of Hull, businessman and shipowner


Zachariah Charles Pearson was twice Mayor of Hull. During this time he bought land off Beverley Road, and donated 27 acres of this to the people of Hull as a public park, which bears his name. Unsuccessful business ventures during the American Civil War led to his bankruptcy.

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