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Pease, Elizabeth Lucy, 1833-1881



Fourth and youngest daughter of Joseph and Emma Pease (nee Gurney). Married John Fowler (1826-1864), agricultural engineer, on 30 July 1857, in a sober and quiet Quaker ceremony, unlike the wedding of her sister Rachel in 1851. John’s brother William was the second husband of Rachel Pease. After having designed and manufactured an innovative steam plough during the late 1850s and early 1860s, John Fowler founded a new steam plough manufacturing business in Leeds, “John Fowler and Co.,” in 1863. William eventually loaned money to the struggling J. & J.W. Pease Bank in 1897. Elizabeth enjoyed a comfortable life during the apex of the Pease family fortunes in the 19th century. John died of tetanus after a fall from his horse in 1864. Elizabeth and their five children survived him.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Juvenile Compositions, 1843-1846

 Item — 3: Series 2, Folder: 25
Call Number: MSS 6, Series II
Scope and Contents: This schoolbook is the joint project of four Pease sisters: Emma, Jane, Rachel, and Elizabeth. It contains various essays on topics such as who the best king of England was, and about the different seasons. All writing is in pen and black ink; a couple graphite sketches accompany one or two essays. Within the schoolbook, there are some creative compositions, including poems and “A Letter supposed to be written by the page of an English nobleman during the crusades to his sister at home,...
Dates: 1843-1846

Pease family collection of sketchbooks and exercise books

Call Number: MSS 6

The collection comprises sketchbooks and exercise books belonging to the Pease family of Durham and Yorkshire Counties, England. The Peases were part of an important network of Quaker industrialists in the northeast of England, and established the nation's first railroad in 1825. Items in the collection date from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1814-1909

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