Alice Elizabeth Bennett (Pearce) (c.1566 - c.1591) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Lawne's Creek, Isle of Wight Co., VA
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About Alice Elizabeth Bennett (Pearce)

Alice Elizabeth Pierce (Second source lists different birth and date dates)

Birth: 1592 in England

Death: 1642 in Isle Wight County, Virginia, Upper Parish

Alice Bennett was a witness before the General Court at the trial of one John Proctor for cruelty to his servants. (VA Mag., 19, p. 89)

Alice was probably the former widow of a Pierce, for at the same General Court in October, 1624, "Elizabeth Pierce chose her father in law (step father), Thomas Bennett as her guardian. (V.M. 20, p. 155)

Alice Bennett, seemingly the "Mother Bennett" of Anthony Barham's will in 1641 was residing in the vicinnity of Lawne's Creek for on June 10, 1642, George Hardy received a grant of 300 acres upon the eastermost side of Lawne's Creek adjacent to Alice Bennett.

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   Pierce was not her birth name, but was her former married name. "Thomas Pierse was slain at the Indian Masssacre of March 26, 1621/22 at Martin's Hundred. Records show that Thomas Peerce and "his wife and childe" were all killed, however many of the women and children were not killed but held captive by the Indians. The colonist retaliated by destroying the Indian's crops and causing much suffering for both the Indians and their hostages. Hostages were later released in exchange for assurance that the Indians could plant their next year's crops in peace. Later records prove that Alice Pierse, widow, who married Thomas Bennett was the widow of Thomas Pierse of Virginia, 'Sargent at Armes of America's First Constitutional Convention and First Legislative Assembly in 1610.' In the General Court of October 1624, Elizabeth Pierce, probably the 'childe' reported killed, chose her step-father, Thomas Bennett, to be her guardian. Elizabeth had been engaged to John Filmer who died leaving all his property to her. Elizabeth Pierce later married 1) Anthony Barham and 2) Richard Jackson."

Marriage 1 Thomas Bennett b: 1 Jun 1580 in Wilvescomb, Somerset, England

Children

  1.  Richard Bennett Sr b: 1625 in Isle Wight County, Virginia, Upper Parish

Sources:

SOLOMON MANGHAM, HIS ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS, by Virginia Ballard {1988}

    

THE MANGUMS OF VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, ETC. by John T Palmer {1992} p. 4

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, by John Bennett Boddie {1935} p. 289-293

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Alice Bennett (Pierce)'s Timeline

1566
1566
England
1591
1591
Age 25
Lawne's Creek, Isle of Wight Co., VA
1603
November 5, 1603
Age 25
Wiveliscombe, Somerset, UK
1609
August 6, 1609
Age 25
Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England
1623
1623
Age 25
Mulberry Island, Isle of Wight Co., VA
1628
1628
Age 25
Mulberry Island, Warwick, VA
1630
1630
Age 25
Isle Of Wight, Virginia
1640
1640
Age 25
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