PHEAR, John Budd. Earl Stonham, Suffolk 9.2.1825 — 7.4.1905. Sir. British Lawyer in India. Son of Rev. J. Phear, a rector, and Catherine Wreford. Educated privately, studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge, then Fellow and Lecturer at Clare College, Cambridge. “Senior Moderator, 1856; called to the bar at the Inner Temple, 1854; wrote law books. Puisne Judge of the High Court, Calcutta, 1864-76. Chief Justice of Ceylon, 1877-9. Knighted. Unsuccesful candidate for Parliament” in 1885 (Liberal). D.L. Married 1865 Emily Tabart (née Bolton), at least two daughters.
Publications: The Hindoo Joint Family. A lecture. 20 p. Calcutta 1867.
– Indian Famines and Village Organization. 28 p. L. 1877.
– The Aryan Village in India and Ceylon. 56+295 p. L. 1880.
– A few further works on law and economy.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; K. Prior, Oxford D.N.B.; Wikipedia briefly.