JOSEPH PEASE OF GREAT BADDOW, ESSEX, ENGLAND
Robert Pease of Yorkshire, England
The Pease family has been settled in Hull since the latter part of the 16th century, originally coming from Great Baddow in Essex. Joseph Pease is the first known from that lineage. His great grandson, Robert Pease (son of Robert), about the year 1668, went to Amsterdam, where he proved very successful in his business transactions. He there married Esther Clifford, who is said to have been a descendant of the baronial house of Clifford. Joseph Pease, the third son of this marriage, settled in Hull in 1709, as a merchant, and resided at Hessle. In 1754 he established the well known bank, one of the first out of London. He married Mary Turner, and died in 1778, surviving his wife 50 years. Robert, his son, pre-deceased his father, leaving no lawful issue, and Mary, the younger and surviving sister, married Robert Robinson, merchant, of Manchester. She had one son, Joseph Robinson, who, in accordance with his grandfather's will, assumed the surname and coat of arms of Pease. This gentleman built the present mansion, Hesslewood Hall, in 1789. He married Anne Twigge, and died in 1807, leaving, besides other issue, a son, Joseph Robinson Pease, Esq., J.P., D.L., who succeeded to the estate. He married Harriet, sister of the late Sir James Walker, Bart.