Pearson, William LL.D., an English divine, flourished in the second half of the 17th century. He was prebend of York in 1689, archdeacon of Nottingham in 1690, subdean of York in 1695, and then chancellor of York and residentiary of the church of York. He died Feb. 6, 1716. He published three separate Sermons, and after his death appeared Thirteen Sermons on several Occasions, preached at the Cathedral of York (Lond. 1718, 8vo). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. vol. 2, s.v.