Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameMichael Stewart PEASE, 7223
Birth1890
Death1966
FatherEdward Reyolds PEASE , 7532 (1857-1955)
MotherMary (Marjory) Gammell DAVIDSON , 7573 (1861-1950)
Spouses
Birth1896
Death1981
MotherEthel Kate BOWEN , 7527 (1869-1952)
ChildrenJocelyn Richenda Gammell , 7222 (1925-2003)
 Rendel Sebastian “Bas” , 7531 (1922-2003)
Notes for Michael Stewart PEASE
Michael Stewart Pease OBE[ (2 October 1890 – 27 July 1966) was a British classical geneticist at Cambridge University.

Pease was the son of Edward Reynolds Pease, writer and a founding member of the Fabian Society, of the Pease family of Quakers. He married Helen Bowen Wedgwood, daughter of the Labour politician Josiah Wedgwood IV (later 1st Baron Wedgwood), of the Wedgwood pottery family on 24 February 1920 at Chelsea Register Office. Their children include the physicist Bas Pease and Jocelyn Richenda Gammell Pease (1925–2003), who married the Nobel-prize winning biologist Andrew Huxley.

His research in chicken genetics included the development of an auto-sexing breed of chickens where the gender was clearly distinguished by the chicken's plumage.[3] He also served as a Labour councillor on the Cambridge County Council for Girton. He was appointed to be an Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire in 1966 for political and public services in Cambridgeshire.

He was interned at Ruhleben Prisoner of War Camp during the First World War and his father, a Major at the time, asked whether he could be exchanged for a German prisoner wishing to return to Berlin. While interned Pease tried to get gardens put into the camp and on April 27, 1916 gave a lecture on dancing in Elizabethan times.
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