PEARSE, George Godfrey. Madras 4.1.1827 — Shanklin, Isle of Wight 5.12.1905. British Colonial Officer in India, noted as a Numismatist. Son of Dr. George P., a physician from Edinburgh, and Anne Sarah McCulloch. Served in South India from 1844, in 1848-55 in the north-west frontier. Major (1869), then General of Madras Artillery, retired in the 1880s. Married 1879 Louise Hester Steward (1845–1914), one daughter and one son (who also served in Indian army).
Publications: “’On the Excavation of a large raised Stone Circle or Barrow near the Village of Wurreegaon, one mile from the Military Station of Kamptee, Central Provinces of India”, Journal of the Ethnological Society of London 1, 1869, 207-217.
– Letter relating to Ancient Structures near Rewash, ProcASB 1869, 108f.– “On some Bactrian and South Indian Coins”, ProcASB 1880, 115-117.
–The pedigree of the family of Pearse, of Plympton St. Mary, South Devon, England. 67 p. 1897.
Sources: www.kimble.info/getperson.php?personID=I2078&tree=tree1; www.thepeerage.com; www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=138059; Wikipedia (with the same dates stating that he was born in Berhampore and died in London).