Pearson Bellamy

Place of Birth
  • Birth date          1822
  • Baptism             27 February 1822 at Louth
  • Marriage (1)       16 July 1845 to Caroline Ann Peniston at Lincoln she died March 1850
  • Marriage (2)       1850 to Elizabeth Ingoldby at Louth
  • Death date         27 June 1901 at 14 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln
  • Burial                 Cemetery Lincoln

Pearson Bellamy was born at Louth in 1822, the youngest son of Nicholas Pearson Bellamy, plumber and glazier, and his wife Elizabeth (Edwards). He was articled to the Lincoln architect, William Adams Nicholson, after which he gained further experience as assistant to architects in Liverpool and Manchester. Bellamy returned to Lincoln, about 1845, and on 16 July of that year married Caroline Ann Penistan, at St Swithin's Church, Lincoln.  Children - Arthur Pearson baptised 08.08.1846, - Albert Edward baptised 22.04.1848, - Lucy Ann baptised 13.06.1849. Of these only Arthur appears in the 1851 census. Following the death of Caroline Ann in March 1850, Pearson Bellamy lost no time in marrying Elizabeth ingoldby of Louth, by whom he had four daughters who are mentioned in Pearson's will of 1901 (Annie Elizabeth; Kate; Cecilia Mary; Ada). His sons Arthur and both died before reaching their majority. In May 1846 Bellamy became a partner with his brother-in-law Michael Penistan, in an agricultural engineering business on Broadgate, while continuing his architectural practice at 11 Broadgate; the partnership with Penistan proved to be short lived.

In 1853 he entered into partnership with John Spence Hardy, and a long and successful business connection resulted. The practice gained a reputation for chapels, town halls, corn exchanges and cemeteries. One of their chief buildings was the Ipswich Town Hall, considered a handsome erection, much admired. His principal cemeteries were those at Leicester and Loughborough, while the corn exchanges at Lincoln, Grimsby, Spalding and Redford stand out as memorials of their skill in that direction. In addition to the Corn Exchange, works in Lincoln included the Penitent Females' Home, the Midland Counties (later Royal) Insurance Office, Silver Street Free Methodist Chapel, Newland Congregational Church, High Street and Bailgate Wesleyan Chapels. For some years Penson Bellamy was a director of the Lincoln Gas Company for some years, and for a time held the office of surveyor and waywarden to the Lincoln Local Board of Health.

Pearson Bellamy, died at his residence,14 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, on 27 June 1901 at the age of 79, having been an invalid since the beginning of 1898, when he was stricken with paralysis.

1846             11 Broadgate, Lincoln
1892-1896    29, Broadgate, Lincoln

1851              Melville Street, Lincoln.
1872              No. 1 Carholme Road, (now the Hollies Hotel)
1881             14 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln (census)
1889             Weston Lodge, South Park, Lincoln
1896-1901    14 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln

Obituary        Stamford Mercury 5 July 1901 page 5
Obituary        Lincolnshire Chronicle 5 July 1901 page 5



Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Bellamy and Hardy Architects 1853 1892 Lincoln