James PEARSON was a long-serving soldier being in the Army for over 27 years. He enlisted in 1817 and was born ca 1798 at Crich. There was a Crich baptism on 10 October 1798, father John PEARSON.
Invalid soldiers record 1844
His 1844 record showed him as 45 years old, having served over 27 yearspear; a labourer of Crich, 5 ft 8⅜ grey eyes; dark hair.