Edward Pease 1767 - 1858

Railway promoter,,
Woollen manufacturer
born in:
Darlington, Darlington, England, United Kingdom

Active in his family's wool business, but at the age of 50 turned his attention to the railways to link the Durham collieries to Stockton Port thus the Stockton and Darlington railway was born. He had originally planned a horse drawn railway until George Stephenson persuaded him otherwise.