Pearse, Edward an English Nonconformist divine, flourished in the second half of the 17th century. He was minister of St. Margaret's, Westminster, but was ejected at the Restoration for nonconformity, though a pious man and a useful preacher. He died in 1673, about forty years old. He published, The Best Match, or the Soul's Espousal to Christianity (Glasgow, 1672, 12mo; Lond. 1673, sm. 8vo; new ed. 1843, 8vo): — A Beam of Divine Glory, and the Soul's Rest in God (1674, 8vo; 1704, 12mo): — The Grand Concern (17th ed. 1692, 12mo; new ed. 1840, 18mo). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. 2:2317, 2318.