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John Pearce (Pierce)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Tiverton, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Pearce, of Portsmouth and Susannah Wright
Husband of Mary Pearce (Tallman)
Father of Mary Reade; Anne Sheffield; Elizabeth Pearce; Rachel Cooke; John B. Pierce and 1 other
Brother of Nehemiah Pearce; Peter Pearce; Richard Pearce, V; Martha Pearce; Giles Pearce and 11 others

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About John Pierce of Rhode Island

  • 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)
  • http://archive.org/details/pearcegenealogyb00pier
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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.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/37/mode/1up
  • 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. .....
  • Mary Tallman was a daughter of Peter and Ann — Tallman. He was general solicitor of R. I, in 1661. Mary's will was proved at Taunton, Mass., Jan. 19 1720. She was from Tiverton, R. I. Witnesses, Benj. Durfee, Thomas Brownell, Jos. Sheffield. John Read, Jr., was executor. The children mentioned in the will were Alice, John, Samuel Sheffield, Sarah Wilcox, Mary Read, Elizabeth Cook, Rachel Cook. The negro woman Rose is given to Alice. The will was signed by mark. The husband's estate — John — was administered upon Mar. 3, 1708, by his widow Mary. Their children were :
    • i. Mary, b. __ m, John Reed, Jr. They had 12 children b, between Nov. 19, 1690, and Sept. 27, 1715. She d. Aug. 25, 1735. For three years he was a representative to General Court. Res. Fall River.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/44/mode/1up
    • ii. Susannah, b. ___ 1672 ; m. Richard Woodall. They both died before 1710. Ch.— Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1691 ; Susan, b. May 7, 1693 ; Sarah, b. May 7, 1693 (twins). Richard was a son of Gersham and Mary (Tripp) Woodall. His ancestor William was of Boston and was one of the original purchasers of Shawoneet (Warwick) in 1643.
    • iii. Anna, b. Feb. 14, 1674; m. Mar. 5, 1696; Capt. Amos Sheffield, b. June 25, 1673. Ch.— Susanna, b. Oct. 11, 1697 ; John, b. Jan. 8, 1699 ; m. Martha Taber ; Mary, b. Apr. 2, 1701 ; Ruth, b. Jan. 10, 1704; m. Benjamin Weaver. She d. Nov. 27, 1706. He was a blacksmith, assessor, selectman, and town treasurer. He was also a deputy to the legislature and a captain. His father-in-law, John Pearce, and wife Mary were the executors to his will. He gives to son John at age his dwelling house and land, mare colt, and a book called "Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews." To his daughters certain land when they are 18. To son John a bed of silk grass, one of deer's hair, and one of flocks and a little gun. The housings and the smith's shop to be rented till John is of age, and then he to have the shop and tools if he learn the art or mystery of blacksmith, and if not, he to have a third and the other children two-thirds of the proceeds of sale of the shop and tools. Son John to be bound out to what trade he likes best, at 16 ; the three daughters to be bound out to tailor's trades at 16. Inventory 474£ 4s. 1d.
    • iv. Sarah, b. ___ m. Samuel Sherman.
    • V. Elizabeth, b. ___ m. Thomas Cook, Jr.
    • vi. Rachel, b. ___ m. John Cook,
    • vii. John, b. 1686.
    • viii. Alice, b. 1688, m. Blake Perry of Tiverton, R. I., April 19, 1722.
  • 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. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/46/mode/1up
  • 4. Samuel22 Pearce (Richard21), b. Dec. 22, 1664 ; m. ---- . Res. Prudence Island, opposite Portsmouth, R. I. Ch.— .... etc.
  • 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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  • Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903) Vol. V
  • http://www.archive.org/details/historicalgeneal05stil
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalgeneal05stil#page/11/mode/1up
  • The Tallmans of New Jersey are represented by several branches of the name having a common ancestor in Peter Tallman, I,who settled in Newport and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he died in 1708. Concerning him and his immediate issue, J. 0. Austin supplies the following data: .....
  • 1665. The Assembly granted him a divorce from his wife Ann.* 1665, July 24. He entered into an ante-nuptial agreement with Joan Briggs, of Taunton, agreeing to give her the land that he had bought in 1658, as also a house to be hers and the heirs born of this marriage. He also gave her a bed and half the household goods, but if she died without issue, they were to revert to his eldest son, Peter Tallman, Jr., and if he died without issue, then to the eldest daughter of Peter Tallman, Sr., Mary, and her heirs. Further, he gave to Joan, absolutely, as a free gift of donation, "three good cows and a breeding mare." 1674, June 7. He was imprisoned, but released at this date for having taken from the Indians lands by deed of gift in violation of the law of Massachusetts, he having surrendered the same.
    • * The case of Peter Tallman was tried upon petition by the Assembly. Peter Tallman applied for a divorce from his wife on the ground of adultery. The woman brought before the Assembly admitted the charge. The petition was granted at once and then the criminal, upon her own confession, was arraigned for sentence. The penalty was a fine and whippmg, and she was accordingly sentenced by the terms of the law, to pay the fine of ten pounds and to receive fifteen stripes, at Portsmouth, on the ensuing Monday, and on the following Wednesday another fifteen stripes, at Newport, and to be imprisoned till the sentence was fulfilled.
    • Upon her petition for mercy, the Court again examined her as to whether she intended to return to her husband. This she refused to do upon any terms. Her petition was denied and she was remanded for punishment.**
    • **She escaped from prison and was gone two years. Upon her return to the Colony, in May, 1667, she was arrested and petitioned the Court for mitigation of sentence. The fine and one-half of the corporal punishment were remitted, and the remainder, fifteen stripes to be inflicted at Newport, was executed. Arnold's Hist, of Rhode Island, Vol. I, p. 270.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalgeneal05stil#page/12/mode/1up/search/Pearce
  • 1708. The inventory of his estate was presented by his son James Tallman. 1709, May 3. Administration having been given to Jonathan Tallman, he took acquittances, at this date, from his brothers and sisters, William Wilbur, Israel Shaw, Jonathan Tallman, James Tallman, Benjamin Tallman, Mary Pearce, Susanna Beckett, Peter Tallman, Isaac Lawton, William Potter, John Tallman, Joseph Tallman and Samuel Tallman.
  • Peter Tallman, Sr., married, first, Ann ___ ; second, 1665, Joan Briggs, who died about 1685; third, about 1686, Esther ___ who died before 1708. Issue
    • 2 Mary Tallman married John Pearce

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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. .... 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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  • TALLMAN, Mary
  • b. 1651 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • d. JUN 1720
  • Parents:
  • Father: TALLMAN, Peter
  • Mother: HILL, Ann
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 28 APR 1669 Newport, Newport, RI.
  • Spouse: PIERCE, John
  • b. 8 SEP 1647 Waltham Abbey, England
  • d. 5 DEC 1707 Tiverton, Newport, RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PIERCE, Richard
  • Mother: WRIGHT, Susanna
  • Children:
    • PIERCE, Ann
    • PIERCE, Mary
    • PIERCE, Sarah
    • PIERCE, Elizabeth
    • PIERCE, Daniel
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_b6.htm#173

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John Pierce of Rhode Island's Timeline

1647
September 8, 1647
Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1672
1672
Age 24
1673
February 14, 1673
Age 25
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1674
February 14, 1674
Age 26
1678
1678
Age 30
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1680
1680
Age 32
1686
1686
Age 38
Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Dominion of New England (Present Rhode Island), (Present USA)
1688
1688
Age 40
Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Dominion of New England (Present Rhode Island), (Present USA)
1707
December 5, 1707
Age 60
Tiverton, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)