Author talk:Nigel Douglas Frith Pearce

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This database entry refers to Pearce. Charles Matthews (talk) 15:51, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

For some family, see w:Thomas Pearce (priest). A sister, Ethel Katherine or Katharine Pearce, was a more distinguished zoologist (FLS, FZS). Nigel has no apparent occupation, so possibly married money. Charles Matthews (talk) 09:15, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Well, there is family information in an obscure place (Diptera Digest), and I'll add it to Wikipedia in the first instance. Interestingly, Thomas Pearce married Fanny Georgina Blake, a daughter of Charles Henry Blake who is in the ODNB and so in Wikidata as d:Q18534778. So Nigel was a minor rentier (Blake was a property speculator who left a chunk of North London). He worked a bit as a private classics tutor. His wife was Elfrida May Visger. Charles Matthews (talk) 16:02, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

There was another son, Andrew Harman Pearce R.N., a naval surgeon born 1892. He saw action in WWI.[1]. Presumably he didn't live to 1939. Charles Matthews (talk) 16:09, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Name: Andrew H Pearce
Death Age: 45
Registration Date: Q4 1937
Registration district: Billericay
Volume: 4a
Page: 671

  • The Medical Directory 1930, shows him employed at the Mental Hospital in Brentwood.


  • Western Gazette (Yeovil, England), Friday, October 06, 1939; pg. 8; Issue 10547

Death of Former Vicar's Son.— Mr. Nigel Douglas Frith Pearce, M.A., of Cedar House, Godchester, Cambridge, died on September 20th, at the age of 77. He was the youngest son of the Rev. Thomas Pearce, vicar of Morden from 1853 to 1882, and was born in Morden. He was graduated fro Trinity College, Cambridge. Besides his widow he leaves a son, Mr. Thomas Pearce, now in India, two daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Liddle, wife of the Headmaster Bedford Modern School, and Mrs. Stella Morland, of Hartlepool. There also survive him Miss Ethel Pearce and Mr. Frank Pearce of Morden, a sister and brother respectively.