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Giles Pearce

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Birthplace: Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: Died in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
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Son of Richard Pearce, of Portsmouth and Susannah Wright
Husband of Elizabeth Pearce
Father of Margaret Mary Pearce; Jeremiah Pearce; John Pierce; Mary Pierce; Susannah Pierce and 1 other
Brother of Nehemiah Pearce; Peter Pearce; Richard Pearce, V; Martha Pearce; John Pierce of Rhode Island and 11 others

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  • Pearce genealogy, being the record of the posterity of Richard Pearce, an early inhabitant of Portsmouth, in Rhode Island, who came from England, and whose genealogy is traced back to 972. With an introduction of the male descendants of Josceline de Louvaine .. (1888)
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  • Richard20 Pearce, Jr. (Richard19) b. 1590 m. in England Martha ---- .
  • He resided in Bristol, England, and came to America in the ship "Lyons" from that place. His brother, Capt. William Pearce, was master of the ship. Children:
    • 1. i. Richard21, b. 1615; m. Susannah Wright.
    • 2. ii. John21, b. ---; m. Mary ---, and Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler.
    • iii. Samuel, b.
    • iv. Hannah, b.
    • v. Martha, b.
    • vi. Sarah, b.
    • vii. William, b.
    • viii. Mary, b..
  • Capt. William Pearce20 (Richard19) b. in Bristol, England about 1595 .... etc.
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  • 1. Richard21 Pearce (Richard20, Richard19,) b. 1615 in England; m. in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1642, Susannah Wright, who was born in 1620. He died in Portsmouth in 1678 and she was deceased at that time.
  • Richard Pearse was at Portsmouth as early as 1654, when he was a witness .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/38/mode/1up
  • He married, probably in 1642, Susannah, daughter of George Wright of Newport, who was probably of Salem, 1637, Newport, 1648, and who in 1649 stabbed one Walter Lettice, as John Winthrop, Jr., received a letter to this effect from Roger Williams.
  • His will was drawn April 23, 1677, and was proved in Portsmouth Oct. 28, 1678. His son Richard was executor and he calls him his "eledest son."
    • Richard Pearce's Will. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/39/mode/1up
  • Richard's children were:
    • 1+i. Richard, b. Oct. 3, 1643; m. Experience --- .
    • ii. Martha, b. Sept. 13, 1645; m. Mahershallalhashboz Dyer of Portsmouth, born about 1643; d. 1670. He was the son of William and Catharine Dyer of England, Boston, Portsmouth and Newport. March 22, 1661, he signed certain articles relative to Westerly lands. She d. s. p. Feb. 24, 1744.
    • 2+iii. John, b. Sept. 8, 1647; m. Mary Tallman.
    • 3. iv. Giles, b. July 22, 1651; m. Elizabeth Hall.
    • v. Susannah, b. Nov. 22, 1652 ; m. Dec. 4, 1673, George Brownell, b. 1646. She d. Dec. 24, 1743. Ch.— Susanna, b. Jan. 25, 1676 ; m. John Reed of Freetown, who was town clerk there for thirty-five years ; Sarah, b. June 14, 1681 ; Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1683 ; m. William Hall ; Martha, b. Feb. 18, 1686 ; m. Samuel Forman ; Thomas, b. June 1, 1688 ; Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1690, m. Ruth Cornell ; he was a representative to the General Court for six years ; Wait, b. Oct. 3, 1693 ; m. Joshua Sandford ; Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1695, m. Martha Earle. George, d. April 20, 1718, in Portsmouth. In 1699-1702 he was deputy ; 1706-7-8-9-10-11 an assistant ; 1708, April, he was appointed on the committee in regard to vacant lands in Narragansett. His will is proved May 12, 1718, with wife Susannah executor. His inventory was £961 5s 10d. George was the eldest son of Thomas and Ann ( ---- ) Brownell, who was in Pourtsmouth as early as 1647.
    • vi. Mary, b. May 6, 1654, m. 1678 Thomas Brownell, Jr., b. 1650. Ch.— Thomas, b. Feb. 16, 1679; John, b. Feb. 21, 1682 ; George, b. Jan. 19, 1685 ; Jeremiah, b. Oct. 10, 1689 ; Mary, b. Mar. 22, 1692 ; Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1694, d. 1694 ; Thomas, d. May 18, 1732. She d. May 4, 1736 in Portsmouth, R. I.
    • Thomas Brownell, Jr., was the son of Thomas and Ann ( ---- ) Brownell of Portsmouth. His will was
    • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/40/mode/1up
    • proved June 20, 1732 ; wife Mary and son Thomas executors. His inventory was £1,807. Mary's will was presented for probate June 9, 1735 and proved Nov. 19, 1736. Her brother George was executor. She gives her brother George a mare by his paying to her son John £8. Her inventory was £l75 12s 4d.
    • vii. Jeremiah b. Nov. 17, 1656. He res. in Narragansett or South Kingston, R. I.
    • viii. Isaac, b. Dec. 1658. He res. in Newport, R. I.
    • 4. ix. Samuel, b. Dec. 22, 1664 ; m. ---- ---- .
    • 5. + George, b. July 10, 1662; m. Alice Hart and Temperance Kirby.
  • 2. John21 Pearce (Richard20, Richard19) .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/42/mode/1up
  • 1+ Richard22 Pearce (Richard21), b. Oct. 3, 1643, in Portsmouth R. I., m. Experience ---- . They removed to Bristo and died there. He passed away July 19, 1720 ; Richard was freeman of the colony of Portsmouth May, 1663 ; freeman of the town of Portsmouth Apr. 28, 1669 ; was sole executor of his father's will Sept. 10, 1691. Richard Pearce and Experience, his wife, of Bristol, sold 16 acres of land in Portsmouth to William Harrington for £48. He probably settled in Bristol soon after his father's death. .... etc.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/43/mode/1up
  • 2. ENSIGN JOHN2 PEARCE (Richard21), b. Sept. 8, 1647, in Portsmouth, R, I. ; m. Mary Tallman, who d. in June, 1720. Res. in Portsmouth and Tiverton. John Pearce 27 died at Tiverton Dec. 5, 1707, at 60 years, 2 months and days. ...... Married Mary, dau. of Peter and Ann Tallman of Portsmouth. Apr. 11, 1689 ..... Aug. 3, 1709, an agreement was filed between John Pearce of Tiverton, John Read, Jr., of Freetown and Mary his wife, Samuel Shearman and Sarah his wife of Swanzey, Thomas Cook, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, John Cook, son of John Cook and Rachel his wife of Tiverton and Alice Pearce, all children of John Pearce, deceased, who died intestate. John was the only son. ..... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/44/mode/1up
  • 3. Hon. Giles22 Pearce (Richard21), b. July 22, 1651 ; m. April 1676, Elizabeth Hall, who d. 1698. She was the eldest 13, daughter of William and Mary ( ---- ) Hall of Portsmouth. He died November 19, 1698, Res. in East Greenwich and Portsmouth, R. I.
  • Hon. Giles or Gyles Pearce was born in Portsmouth, R. I., the son of Richard and Susannah (Wright) Pearce; he was admitted a freeman of the colony in 1673, he being of the above town. He was one of the incorporators of the town of East Greenwich, R. I., in 1677, when he was admitted a freeman of that place. The town meeting that year being held at his house. He was moderator of the town meeting in 1685, member of the General Assembly in 1690 and 1696, and town councilman in 1677-1684, 1691 and 1696. His will was admitted to probate in East Greenwich, December 7, 1698.
  • Giles Pearce was admitted freeman of the town of Portsmouth, April 29, 1693, and of the colony. May 6, 1673. Ear-mark recorded
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/45/mode/1up
  • in Portsmouth, July 5, 1673. One of the grantees of East Greenwich, May, 1677. February 20, 1678, bought of John and Susanna Tripp, one-fourth part of a purchase right in Warwick. Moderator of town meeting in East Greenwich, 1690. Town councilman of same town 1691. His will is dated November 15, 1698 and proved December 7, 1698 in East Greenwich. His first two children were born in Portsmouth, and the third in East Greenwich May 20, 1682.
  • His will was filed Nov. 15, 1698, and proved Dec. 7, 1898. His wife Elizabeth was executor. To her while widow, the occupation and profit of house and land and orchard belonging thereto till son John is of age, he then having 1/2 of profits and the whole at wife's death. To eldest son Jeremiah, a house, 90 acres, etc., a pair of oxen and 3 cows. To son John, all lands in East Greenwich, undisposed of, a pair of oxen and 3 cows at age. Mentions daughters Susana, eldest, Elizabeth and Mary. Children :
    • 9. i. Jeremiah b. Jan. 22, 1678; m. Abigail Long.
    • ii. Susannah, b. May 7, 1679; m. Aug. 6, 1713, Hon. John Warner, b. Jan. 5, 1673 ; d. Nov. 13, 1732. She d. Aug. 4, 1727. Res. Warwick, R. I. Ch.— Mary, b. Sept. 5, 1714 ; Priscilla, b. June 10, 1716 ; d. March 7, 1716 ; William, b. Mar. 4, 1718. Susanah was his second wife. He during 1702-9-23-25-26-27-29-31 was a deputy to the General Court. His will is dated May 2, 1728, and proved Dec. 23, 1732. Inventory £445. He was a lawyer by profession.
    • iii. Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1682 ; m. Dec. 30, 1703 ; Hon. Thomas Spencer, M. D., b. July 22, 1679 ; d. Apr. 25, 1752. She d. Sept. 30, 1742. Res. East Greenwich. Ch.— Thomas; Elizabeth, b, Feb. 19, 1714 ; William, b. Sept. 6, 1716 ; Susanah, b. Aug. 18, 1720 ; Dr. Thomas Spencer was the son of John and Susanah Spencer of East Greenwich, R. I, He was born July 22, 1679, and was the first English child born in that town. He was a physician and made freeman in 1703. In 1704-7-10-14-15-19-21-27-29-30-31-33-35-36-37-38-41-48-49-50 and 51 he was a Deputy to the General Court. In 1720-21-27 he was clerk of the assembly. In 1734-5 he was one of the Justices of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas of the county of Providence. In 1738 he was Speaker of the House of Deputies. Dec. 2, 1741, he was appointed a committee to represent and manage the affairs of this colony before the Commons, to hear and determine boundaries between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In Aug., 1741, he and two others were appointed by the assembly to let off part of Warwick into a township to be called Coventry. May 20, 1752, administration is granted to son-in-law, Thomas Aldrich. Inventory — £2,055, 3s, 10d; viz., wearing ap-
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    • parel, £156 : plate, £85, 4s ; watch, £25 ; bonds, £409, 2s, 6d ; bonds, supposed to be deposited debts, £33, 1s, 10d ; notes, £80, 1s, 10d ; books, £24, 10s ; three framed maps or plans, £3 ; two spinning wheels, pewter and table, the whole of his medicines, with the vessels and utensils belonging to his practice, £50 ; four feather beds, £140 ; negro man and woman, £400 ; two horses, three cows, three swine, etc.
    • Dr. Spencers' father Jolm resided in Newport originally, and while there, Oct. 31, 1677, he, with forty-seven others, were granted 5,000 acres of land to be called East Greenwich.
    • 10. iv. John, b. Jan. 11, 1681 ; m. Susanah Nicholls.
    • V. Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1690 ; m. March 10, 1708, David Vaughn ; b. Apr. 29, 1683 ; m. Dec. 19, 1728. She d. 1728. Res. East Greenwich, R. I. Ch. — Elizabeth, b. Nov. 3, 1710 ; Margaret, b. Apr. 12, 1713 ; Mary, b. Dec. 1, 1717; Rebecca, b. Apr. 3, 1720; Waity, b. May 13, 1721 ; m. George Nicholls ; Susanah, b. May 13, 1724. Nott David was born at E. Greenwich Apr. 29, 1683, the son of Geo. Vaughn, b. in Newport, Oct. 20, 1650. Geo. m. Margaret Spink at N., July 26, 1680, and was son of John Vaughn, one of the first of the name who settled R. I. The inventory of David's estate was £2,138-17-4.
  • 4. Samuel22 Pearce (Richard21), b. Dec. 22, 1664 ; m. ---- . Res. Prudence Island, opposite Portsmouth, R. I. Ch.—
    • 11. i. Samuel, b. ; m. Esther ---- .
  • 5. George22 Pearce (Richard21), b. July 10, 1662 ; m. Apr. 7, 1687, Alice Hart, b. Mar. 8, 1664, the dau. of Richard and Hannah Hart, of Portsmouth, d. Mar. 11, 1718 ; m. 2nd Mar. 22, 1721, Temperance Kirby, b. May 5, 1670, d. Feb. 25, 1761. He d. Aug. 30, 1752. Res. Little Compton, R. I., and in 1696 sold lands to his brother-in-law, Richard Hart. There was a George Pearce and George, Jr., in Little Compton in 1748, who at that time took the oath against bribery and corruption. The following is a copy of the entry of the first marriage of George Pearce from the Portsmouth town records : .... etc.

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  • The genealogical dictionary of Rhode Island: comprising three generations of ... By John Osborne Austin
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  • Richard Pearce d. 1678. m. Susanna Wright, d. 1678 dau. of George Wright
  • 1677, Apr. 22. Will- proved 1678, Oct. 28. Ex. son Richard. To son Richard, my now dwelling house, land, orchard, &c., pair of oxen, cart, plough, goods, &c. To sons John, Giles, James, William George and Jeremiah, each 1s. and to my four daughters, 1s. each.
  • He calls Richard, his eldest son, but this does not agree with the birth as recorded.
  • children.
    • I. Martha, b. 1645, Sept. 13. d. 1744, Feb. 24. m. Mahershallalhashbaz Dyer. d. 1670 son of William & Mary ( --- ) Dyer.
    • II. John, b. 1647, Sep. 8 Portsmouth, Tiverton, R. I. d. 1707, Dec. 5. m. Mary Tallman d. 1720. dau. of Peter & Ann ( ---) Tallman. ch: 1. John, 2. Mary, 3. Susanna 1672. 4. Anne, 1674, Feb. 14. 5. Sarah, 6. Elizabeth, 7, Rachel, 8. Alice
    • III. Richard, b. 1649, Oct. 3. Portsmouth, Bristol, R. I. m. Experience d. 1720, Jul. 17. ch: 1. Jonathan, 2. Richard, 3. Abigail, 1690, Oct. 3. 4., Mary, 1693, Aug. 17., Jeremiah, 1695, Aug. 29., Anne, 1699, Feb. 11., Benjamin, 1704, Jan. 11.
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    • IV. Giles b. 1651, Jul. 22. Portsmouth, East Greenwich, R. I. d. 1698, Nov. 19. m. 1676, Apr. 13. Elizabeth Hall d. 1698 dau. of William & Mary ( ---) Hall. ch: 1. Jeremiah, 1678, Jan. 22., 2. Susanna, 1679, May 7., 3. Elizabeth, 1682, May 27., 4. John, 1687, Jan. 11., 5. Mary 1690, Feb. 7.
    • V. Susanna, b. 1652, Nov. 20. d. 1743, Dec. 24. m. 1673, Dec. 4. George Brownell b. 1646. d. 1718, Apr. 20. son of thomas & Ann ( --- ) Brownell. ch: 1. Susanna, 1676, Jan. 25., 2. Sarah, 1681, Jun. 14., 3. Mary, 1683, Dec. 8., 4. Martha, 1686, Feb. 18., 5. Thomas, 1688, Jun. 1., 6. Joseph, 1690, Dec. 5., 7. Waite, 1693, Oct. 3., 8. Stephen, 1695, Dec. 3.
    • VI. Mary, b. 1654, May 6. d. 1736, May 4. m. Thomas Brownell d. 1732, May 18. son of Thomas & Ann ( ---) Brownell. ch: 1. Thomas, 1679, Feb. 16., 2. John, 1682, Feb. 21., 3. George, 1685, Jan. 19., 4. Jeremiah, 1689, Oct. 10., 5. Mary, 1692, Mar. 22., 6. Charles, 1694, Dec. 23.
    • VII. Jeremiah, b. 1656, Nov. 17.
    • VIII. James b. 1658, Dec. 6.
    • IX. Daughter b. 1661, Jul. 7.
    • X. George b. 1662, Jul. 10. Little Compton, R. I. d. 1752, Aug. 30. m. (1) 1687, Apr. 7. Alice Hart b. 1664, Mar. 8. d. 1718, Mar. 11. dau. of Richard & Hannah ( ---) Hart. ch: 1. Susanna, 1688, Aug. 21., 2. James, 1691, Sept. 4., 3. Samuel, 1695, Feb. 3., 4. George, 1697, Mar. 2., 5. Mary, 1700, May 16.; m. (2). 1721, Mar. 22. Temperance Kirby b. 1670, May 5. d. 1761, Feb. 5. dau. of Richard & Patience (Gifford) Kirby. no issue.
    • XI. William, b. 1664, Dec. 22.

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  • This information was taken from Pearce Genealogy Being the Record of the Posterity of Richard Pearce an Early Inhabitant of Portsmouth, in Rhode Island, Who came from England, and whose Genealogy is traced back to 974 with an Introduction of the Male Descendants of Josceline De Louvaine, the Second House of Percy, Earls of Northumberland, Barons Percy and Territorial Lords of Alnwick, Warkworth and Prudhoe Castles in the County of Northumberland, England, by Col. Frederick C. Pierce, Author of Peirce History, Pierce Genealogy, etc. Member of the British Harlequin and other historical societies. 1888 Rockford, Illinois.
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    • THE AMERICAN BRANCH.
  • From the foregoing historical sketch of the English branch of the Percies it will be seen that Peter17 Percy* was son of Ralph16 Percy; he (Peter17) was born in 1447 and his descent is as follows from the first ancestor: Galfred1, William2, Alan3, William4, William5, Agnes6, Henry7, William8, Henry9, Henry10, Henry11, Henry12, Henry13, Henry14, Henry15, Ralph16.
  • Peter17 Percy had a son Richard18. The father was standard bearer to Richard the Third at the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
  • Richard18 founded Pearce Hall in York, England, where he lived and died leaving an eldest son Richard19, Jr.
  • Richard19, Jr.resided on the homestead of his father and had two sons Richard20,Jr., b. 1590, and William20. It was at this time that the spelling of the name in this branch was changed form Percy to Pearce.
  • RICHARD20 PEARCE, JR., (Richard19) b. 1590; m. in England Martha _____.
  • He resided in Bristol, England, and came to America in the ship "Lyons" from that place. His brother, Capt. William Pearce, was master of the ship.
  • Children:
    • 1. i. RICHARD21, b. 1615; m. Susannah Wright.
    • 2. ii. JOHN21, b. _____; m. Mary ____, and Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler.
    • iii. SAMUEL, b.
    • iv. HANNAH, b.
    • v. MARTHA, b.
    • vi. SARAH, b.
    • vii. WILLIAM, b.
    • viii. MARY, b.
  • CAPT. WILLIAM20 PEARCE (Richard19), .... etc.
  • 1. RICHARD21PEARCE (Richard20, Richard19,) b. 1615 in England; m. in Portsmouth, R.I., in 1642, Susannah Wright, who was born in 1620. He died in Portsmouth in 1678 and she was deceased at that time.
  • Richard Pearse was at Portsmouth as early as 1654, when he was a witness to a deed of 12 acres of land and a house purchased of William James by Henry Piercy.
  • Jan. 14, 1657, he was a witness to a deed. June 8, 1657, he was chosen surveyor of marks of all "cattell that goe" from this town.
  • June 11, 1658, he was a witness to a will. May 18, 1658, he was admitted Freeman of the Colony from Portsmouth.
  • Nov. 16, 1666, he purchased 2 acres 7 rods of land of Jacob Cole; 1669 he purchased of Joseph Parker 14 acres of land in Portsmouth.
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  • He married, probably in 1642, Susannah, daughter of George Wright of Newport, who was probably of Salem, 1637, Newport, 1648, and who in 1649 stabbed one Walter Lettice, as John Winthrop, Jr., received a letter to this effect from Roger Williams.
  • His will was drawn April 23, 1677, and was proved in Portsmouth Oct. 28, 1678. His son Richard was executor and he calls him his "eldest son."
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  • Richard's children were:
    • 1. i RICHARD, b. Oct. 3, 1643; m. Experience ____.
    • ii. MARTHA, b. Sept. 13, 1645; m. Mahershallalhashboz Dyer of Portsmouth, born about 1643; d. 1670. He was the son of William and Catharine Dyer of England, Boston, Portsmouth and Newport. March 22, 1661, he signed certain articles relative to Westerly lands. She d. s.p. Feb. 24, 1744.
    • 2. iii. JOHN, b. Sept. 8, 1647; m. Mary Tallman.
    • 3. iv. GILES, b. July 22, 1651; m. Elizabeth Hall.
    • v. SUSANNAH, b. Nov. 22, 1652; m. Dec. 24, 1743. Ch.-Susanna, b. Jan.25, 1676; m. John Reed of Freetown, who was town clerk there for thirty-five years; Sarah, b. June 14, 1681; Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1683; m. William Hall; Martha, b. Feb. 18, 1686; m. Samuel Forman; Thomas, b. June 1, 1688; Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1690, m. Ruth Cornell; he was a representative to the General Court for six years; Wait, b. Oct. 3, 1693; m. Joshua Sandford; Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1695, m. Martha Earle. George, d. April 20, 1718, in Portsmouth. In 1699-1702 he was deputy; 1706-7-8-9-10-11 an assistant; 1708, April, he was appointed on the committee in regard to vacant lands in Narragansett. His will is proved May 12, 1718, with wife Susannah executor. His inventory was £961 5s 10d. George was the eldest son of Thomas and Ann (____) Brownell, who was in Portsmouth as early as 1647.
    • vi. MARY, b. May 6, 1654, m. 1678 Thomas Brownell, Jr., b. 1650. Ch. ___ Thomas, b. Feb. 16, 1679; John, b. Feb. 21, 1682; George, b. Jan. 19, 1685; Jeremiah, b. Oct. 10, 1689; Mary, b. Mar. 22, 1692; Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1694, d. 1694; Thomas, d. May 18, 1732. She d. May 4, 1736 in Portsmouth, R.I. Thomas Brownell, Jr., was the son of Thomas and Ann (--) Brownell of Portsmouth. His will was...
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  • 3. HON. GILES2 PEARCE (Richard21), b. July 22, 1651; m. April 1676, Elizabeth Hall, who d. 1698. She was the eldest daughter of William and Mary (--) Hall of Portsmouth. He died November 19, 1698. Res. in East Greenwich and Portsmouth, R.I.
  • Hon. Giles or Gyles Pearce was born in Portsmouth, R.I., the son of Richard and Susannah (Wright) Pearce; he was admitted a freeman of the colony in 1673, he being of the above town. He was one of the incorporators of the town of East Greenwich, R.I., in 1677, when he was admitted a freeman of that place. The town meeting that year being held at this house. He was moderator of the town meeting in 1685, member of the General Assembly in 1690 and 1696, and town councilman in 1677-1684, 1691 and 1696. His will was admitted to probate in East Greenwich, December 7, 1698. Giles Pearce was admitted freeman of the town of Portsmouth, April 29, 1693, and of the colony, May 6, 1673. Ear-mark recorded
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  • in Portsmouth, July 5, 1673. One of the grantees of East Greenwich, May, 1677. February 20, 1678, bought of John and Susanna Tripp, one-fourth part of a purchase right in Warwick. Moderator of town meeting in East Greenwich, 1690. Town councilman of same town 1691. His will is dated November 15, 1698 and proved December 7, 1698 in East Greenwich. His first two children were born in Portsmouth, and the third in East Greenwich May 20, 1682.
  • His will was filed Nov. 15, 1698, and proved Dec. 7, 1898. His wife Elizabeth was executor. To her while widow, the occupation and profit of house and land and orchard being thereto till son John is of age, he then having of profits and the whole at wife's death. To eldest son Jeremiah, a house, 90 acres, etc., a pair of oxen and 3 cows. To son John, all lands in East Greenwich, undisposed of, a pair of oxen and 3 cows at age. Mentions daughters Susanna, eldest, Elizabeth and Mary.
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  • 9. JEREMIAH3 PEARCE (Giles2, Richard1), b. Jan. 22, 1678; m. ____, Abigail Long, b. June 20, 1682, d. Apr. 22, 1774. He d. April 25, 1754. Residence South Scituate, R.I. Ch. ___ .... etc.
  • From: http://www.rootie.org/pierce.php

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  • Richard Pearce, IV
  • Birth: 1615 Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
  • Death: 1678 Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Richard died before 8 Oct 1678 [date his will was proven. The will mentions sons Richard, John, Giles, James, Wiilliam George & Jeremiah and 4 unnamed daughters to receive inheritance when of age.
  • Three known daughters are Mary [m. Thomas Brownell, Jr.], Martha [married M. Dyer], and Susannah [married George Brownell].
  • Richard and Susannah Wright were married 5 May 1642 At Waltham Abbey, Essex, England.
  • He was appointed Surveyor of Marks of Cattle on 8 Jan 1657.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Pearce (1590 - 1666)
  • Martha [Unknown] Pearce
  • Spouse:
  • Susanna Wright Pearce (1627 - ____)*
  • Children:
    • Richard Pearce (1643 - 1720)*
    • Mary Pearce Brownell (1654 - 1736)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 113521743
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113521743

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  • WRIGHT, Susanna
  • b. ABT AUG 1627 England
  • d. 1678 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 5 MAY 1642 England
  • Spouse: PIERCE, Richard
  • b. ABT 1615 England
  • d. 1678 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Children:
    • PIERCE, Richard
    • PIERCE, Martha b. 13 SEP 1645 England d. 24 FEB 1743/4
    • PIERCE, John
    • PIERCE, Giles b. 22 JUL 1651 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
    • PIERCE, Susanna
    • PIERCE, Mary
    • PIERCE, Jeremiah b. 17 NOV 1656 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
    • PIERCE, Isaac b. 6 DEC 1658 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
    • PIERCE, George
    • PIERCE, Samuel b. 22 DEC 1664 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_29f.htm#69

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1651
July 22, 1651
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
1676
April 13, 1676
Age 24
East Greenwich, Kent County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1678
January 22, 1678
Age 26
Portsmouth, Newport, Ri
January 22, 1678
Age 26
East Greenwich, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1682
May 27, 1682
Age 30
East Greenwich, Kent, Ri
1685
1685
Age 33
1687
January 11, 1687
Age 35
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
1690
February 7, 1690
Age 38
East Greenwich, Kent, Ri
1698
November 19, 1698
Age 47
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
1932
March 5, 1932
Age 47