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Philip Colquhoun Pearson RN (1872 - 1933)

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Captain Philip Colquhoun Pearson RN
Born in Simla, Bengal, Indiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Jan 1908 in London, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Southampton, Hampshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 21 Aug 2018
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Biography

Life events

Philip Colquhoun Pearson was born in 1872 at Simla, Bengal, the son of Lieut.-Colonel George Falconer Pearson and Emma Colvin.[1]
On the 23rd January 1908, he married Cecil Mary Curtis, daughter of Henry Downing Curtis, Gent., and Ada Harriet, his wife. The marriage was solemnized in St Gabriel's church, Warwick-square, London.[2][3][4][5]
Captain Philip Colquhoun Pearson, R.N., died at Southampton on the 11th September 1933, aged sixty-one years.[6][7]

Census enumerations

When the 1901 census was enumerated, Lieutenant Philip C. Pearson, single, age 28 (born at Simla, India), was recorded aboard H.M.’s ship, Furious, part of the Channel Squadron at Sheerness, Kent.[8]
1911 census (England):
  • Philip Colquhoun Pearson, head, age 39, married, Lieutenant Royal Navy; born at Simla, N.W. Provinces, India
  • Cecil Mary, wife, age 33, married 3 years, no children, born in London
  • Florence Alice Martin, servant, age 26, single, House parlour maid, born in Burnham
  • Mary Seagrove, servant, age 35, single, Cook, born at Windsor
  • census place: Elmslea, Wraysbury, Wyradisbury, Buckinghamshire.[9]

News extracts

Obituary

Obituary printed in the Hampshire Telegraph, 15 September 1933:
NAVIGATION EXPERT.
Retired Naval Captain’s Death.
Captain Philip Colquhoun Pearson, R.N., retired, who died on Monday at Oaklands, West End, Southampton, at the age of 61, entered the Navy in January, 1886, and served as a midshipman in the Iron Duke, in the Channel Squadron. He became a sub-lieutenant in 1892 and a lieutenant in 1895, and specialized in navigating duties. After service afloat as a navigator of various ships he was appointed in 1908 for duty in the Hydrographic Department. He was reappointed to the department after his retirement with the rank of commander in 1912, and was then serving there when the War began. From October 11, 1914, to April 23, 1920, he was Superintendent of the Chart and Chronometer Depot at Pembroke Dockyard, and was promoted to captain on the retired list with effect from November 11, 1918, in recognition of service during hostilities.[10]

Sources

  1. British India Office. Ecclesiastical Returns. “Baptisms solemnized at Simla during the 3rd Quarter of 1872.” Philip Colquhoun Pearson, born 24th August 1872; son of George Falconer Pearson, Lieut’t Col, Madras Army, and Emma, his wife, of Simla; baptised 22nd September 1872 by H.W. Crofton, Chaplain. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-08-10).
  2. Leominster News and North West Herefordshire & Radnorshire Advertiser, 22 November 1907 (pg 5). Engagement announcement: “A marriage has been arranged between Lieutenant Philip Colquhoun Pearson, R.N., His Majesty’s Ship Venerable, eldest son of Colonel G.F. Pearson, late Imperial Forest Service, of Kington, and Cecil Mary, second daughter of Henry D. Curtis, of 63 Eccleston Square, and Hamble, South Hants.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-18).
  3. Index of civil registrations of marriages, England. Cecil Mary Curtis and Philip Colquhoun Pearson, 1st quarter ending 31st March 1908, St George Hanover Square RD (London), vol. 1a, pg 641. Index and digital image online at FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-18).
  4. Army and Navy Gazette, 18 January 1908 (pg 17). Wedding announcement: “Lieut. P.C. Pearson, who has just left the battleship Venerable, is to be married at St. Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, on Thursday next to Miss Cecil Curtis.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-20).
  5. Hampshire Chronicle, 25 January 1908 (pg 7). Marriage notice: “PEARSON—CURTIS.—On the 23rd Jan., at St. Gabriel’s, Warwick-square, Lieutenant Philip Colquhoun Pearson, R.N., eldest son of Colonel George Falconer Pearson, of Kington, Herefordshire, to Cecil Mary, second daughter of Henry D. Curtis, of 63, Eccleston-square, s.w., and Ferryside, Hamble.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-20).
  6. National Probate Calendar, England and Wales. “PEARSON, Philip Colquhoun, of Oaklands West End, Southampton, died 11 September 1933; Probate: London, 22 December [1933] to Cecil Mary Pearson, widow, and Frederick George Ommanney Pearson, government official.” (ref. 1933, pg. 691.) Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-18, by subscription).
  7. Index of civil registrations of deaths, England. Philip C Pearson, aged 61 years, 3rd quarter ending 30th September 1933, Winchester RD (Hampshire), vol. 2c, pg. 143. Index and digital image online at FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-18).
  8. England 1901 Census. Philip C Pearson, Lieutenant, R.N., age 28, aboard H.M.’s ship, Furious, at Sheerness, Kent. Original record: Census Returns for England & Wales, 1911 (Kew, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1911), PRO ref. RG 13, piece 817, folio 36, registration district: Sheppey, subregistration district: Minster; civil parish of Royal Navy; enumeration district Furious, pg. 1, household schedule 1. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-18, by subscription).
  9. England 1911 Census. Philip Colquhoun Pearson, age 39, and Cecil Mary, his wife, age 33; in Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire. Original record: Census Returns for England & Wales, 1911 (Kew, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1911), PRO ref. RG 14, registration district: Eton, sub-registration district: Eton, enumeration district no. 25, piece 7848, household schedule no. 137. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-18, by subscription).
  10. Hampshire Telegraph, 15 September 1933 (pg 13). “Navigation Expert. Retired Naval Captain’s Death. Captain Philip Colquhoun Pearson, R.N., retired, who died on Monday at Oaklands, West End, Southampton, at the age of 61, …” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-18).


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