Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

St Mary's Lowgate Fund Raising Talk 4

St Mary's Lowgate, Hull

St Mary's Lowgate, Hull

Tuesday, 10th October 2023, 06:00

Venue: St Mary's Lowgate, Hull

Joseph Pease - one of Hull's greatest entrepreneurs of the 18th Century

Speaker: Michael Free, Hessle Local History Society

Joseph Pease was a Hull merchant who established the first bank in Yorkshire. Having established himself in the oil seed refining industry, he moved into whiting manufacture, paint production, shipping, whaling, insurance and finally into banking. He eventually set himself up on a country estate at Hesslewood. Pease’s monument is in St Mary’s.

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