Born Mary Eleanor Wheeler c.1966, Pearcey took her new last name from the carpenter she lived with for a time.
Her relationship with Pearcey did not last and she moved in with Frank Hogg, a furniture removal man.
Hogg had another lover Phoebe Styles, and he decided to marry her when she became pregnant.
Pearcey was arrested for the murder of Phoebe Hogg and her infant daughter, also called Phoebe after their bodies were found dumped separately around London. Mrs Hogg had been battered to death and her daughter had been smothered. Pearcey had transported the bodies through the streets of London in the child's pram.
Pearcey was convicted of the murders and hung at Newgate Prison on the 23rd December 1890.
Her last wishes were that an advert was placed in a Madrid newspaper reading;
"MECP Last wish of MEW. Have not betrayed. MEW"
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Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/98457809/mary-eleanor-pearcey : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Eleanor Wheeler Pearcey (26 Mar 1866–23 Dec 1890), Find a Grave Memorial ID 98457809, citing Newgate Prison Cemetery, Newgate, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by PlumBlossom (contributor 47745590) .