William Pearce (Pierce) (1596 - 1646) MP

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Birthplace: Bristol, England
Death: Died in Nassau, The Bahamas
Cause of death: Killed by Spaniards
Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About William Pearce (Pierce)

Capt. William PEARCE, b. abt. 1595, Bristol, England; d. 16 July 1641, Providence, the Bahamas; m. (1) Bridget /--?--/; m. (2) Margaret GIBBS, 1615.

Richard Pierce resided in Bristol, England. He came to America on the ship "Lyon." His brother, William, was Master of that ship.

In The Planters of the Commonwealth, Banks introduces his passenger list:

LYON, William Peirce, Master, sailed from London June 22 [1632] and arrived September 16 [1632] at Boston. 'He brought one hundred and twenty three passengers, whereof fifty children, all in health. They had been twelve weeks aboard and eight weeks from Land's End.'

This the Colonial Captain William Pierce the captain of the ship that sailed many trips bringing many colonists to Plymouth. He crossed the Atlantic more times than any other bringing Settlers to the New World. He Had homes in London, Bahamas, and Rhode Island.

Killed by Spaniards on a voyage to the island of New Providence, Bahamas Group while taking passengers to that area.