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Richard Pearce, V

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Birthplace: Waltham, Abbey, Essex, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Son of Richard Pearce, of Portsmouth and Susannah Wright
Husband of Experience
Father of Richard Pearse; Jonathan Percy; Jeremiah Pearce and Richard Pearce
Brother of Nehemiah Pearce; Peter Pearce; Martha Pearce; John Pierce of Rhode Island; Giles Pearce 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)
  • 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.
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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.
  • From the Bristol town records we glean the following :
  • Oct. 11, 1696, Richard Pearse, Deed of 10 acres of land, (bought of Col. Nathaniel Ryfield) to Jeremiah Osborn.
  • March 10, 1709-10, Richard Pearse, Deed of the above land to Richard Pearse, Jr.
  • March 15, 1713-14, Richard Pearse, Deed of the 150th part of 600 acres of Commonage to William Munro.
  • March 24, 1717-18, William Munro, Deed of 16 acres of land to Richard Pearse, Con— £180.
  • Sept. 3, 1720, Richard Pearse, Deed of 60 acres of land to Richard Pearse, Jr
  • Their children born in Bristol were :
    • 6. i. Jonathan, b. m. Elizabeth ---- .
    • 7. 11 Richard, b. m. i Sarah ---- . Susannah Lawton.
    • iii. Abigail, b. Oct. 3, 1690.
    • iv. Mary, b. Aug 17, 1693.
    • 8. V. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 29,1695; m. Submit Carpenter, Susannah Lawton.
    • vi. Annie, b. Feb. 11, 1698; ra. May 15, 1728, Thomas Hogins ; res. Bristol.
    • vii. Benjamin, b. Jan. 11, 1703 ; d. at sea Dec. 26, 1778 ; res. Bristol, R. I.
    • viii. Son, b. ; d. at sea June 1737.
  • 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 : .... 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 : .... 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 :
  • On Rhode Island, the seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty-seven, George Pearce, of Portsmouth aforesaid, did take to wife Alice Hart, daughter of Richard Hart, of Portsmouth, and the said George Pearce and Alice Hart here and then, according to law, joined together in marriage before me, John Coggshall, Justice. .... etc.

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  • The genealogical dictionary of Rhode Island: comprising three generations of ... By John Osborne Austin
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  • John Pearce b. 1632 d. 1692 m. Mary d.1711
  • 1689, Sep. 23, Will - proved 1692, Apr. 26. Exx, wife Mary. Overseers, John Smith and Jeremiah Smith. To three chldren. 1s. each, viz: to John Pearce, Jr., Daniel Pearce and Mary Hill, wife of Robert; to John, a cow and my gun, to Daniel, my mulatto boy, to my daughter May Hill, negro boy "George," The rest of estate to wife Mary.
  • 1711, Sep. 17. Will - proved 1711, Oct. 8. Widow Mary of Prudence Island. Ex.son Daniel. To poor brethren of church in Christ to whom I do belong, in this Island or elsewhere, 40s. The rest of estate except a negro woman to be divided into three equal part; a third to son John, a third to son Daniel and to daughter Mary Sweet, 5 s.; the remaining third (except 5s.) remains in hands of executor, that if at any future time daughter Mary Sweet shall want relief, he shall supply at discretion, and if at her decease any be left undisposed of, to be divided between her seven children whom she had by former husband Robert Hill, viz: Jonathan, Robert, Daniel, William, John, Susannah Havens and Abigail. To son Daniel Pearce, negro woman "Betty," he paying his brother John therefor, L10.
  • children.
    • I. John b. Portsmouth (Prudence Island), R. I. d. 1715 m. Martha Brayton dau. of Francis & Mary ( -- ) Brayton. ch: 1. John, 2. Francis, 3. Preserved
    • II. Daniel b. Portsmouth (Prudence Island), North Kingstown, R. I. d. 1731 m.(1). _ ch: 1. Daniel, 1684. 2. Margaret, 1686. 3. Mary, 1689. 4. John, 1691. m.(2) 1703, Dec. 13 Elizabeth Tucker d. 1728 ch: 5. Benoni, 1704. 6. Nathan, 1706. 7. William, 1707.
    • III. Mary, m.(1) Robert Hill d. 1711 son of Jonathan & Mary (--) Hill; ch: 1. Jonathan, 2. Robert, 3. Daniel, 4. William, 5. John, 6. Susannah, 7. Abigail; m.(2) James Sweet b. 1657, May 28. d. 1725 son of James & Mary (Greene) Sweet; no issue by 2nd husband.
    • III. MARY, m. (1) ROBERT HILL, d. 1711 of Jonathan & Mary (?) Hill. ; ch: 1. Jonathan, 2. Robert, 3. Daniel, 4. William, 5. John, 6. Susannah, 7. Abigail. ; m. (2) JAMES SWEET, b. 1657, May 25 d. 1725, of James & Mary (Grouse) Sweet. By 2d husband, no issue.
  • .... etc.
  • Richard 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 daughter, 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. .... etc.
  • From: http://www.rootie.org/pierce.php

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  • Richard Pearce, V
  • Birth: Oct. 3, 1643 Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death: Jul. 19, 1720 Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Pearce (1615 - 1678)
  • Susanna Wright Pearce (1627 - ____)
  • Spouse:
  • Experience [Unknown] Pearce (____ - 1720)
  • Children:
    • Richard Pearce (1684 - 1744)*
  • Sibling:
  • Richard Pearce (1643 - 1720)
  • Mary Pearce Brownell (1654 - 1736)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 113522532
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113522532

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  • Spouse: PIERCE, Richard
  • b. 3 OCT 1643 England
  • d. 19 JUL 1720 Bristol, Bristol, RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PIERCE, Richard
  • Mother: WRIGHT, Susanna
  • Children:
    • PIERCE, Jonathan
    • PIERCE, Richard
    • PIERCE, Abigail b. 3 OCT 1690 Bristol, Bristol, RI.
    • PIERCE, Mary b. 17 AUG 1693 Bristol, Bristol, RI.
    • PIERCE, Jeremiah
    • PIERCE, Ann b. 11 FEB 1697/8 Bristol, Bristol, RI.
    • PIERCE, Benjamin b. 11 JAN 1702/3 Bristol, Bristol, RI.
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_29f.htm#70

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Also a "Pearce"

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Richard Pearce

Born: October 03, 1643, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England

Died: July 19, 1720, Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island

Father: Richard Pearce, b. 1615 in Bristol, Somersetshire, England; d. April 22, 1677 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

Mother: Susannah Wright, b. August 05, 1627 in Waltham Abbey, Essex Co., England; d. 1678, Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

Married: 1680, Rhode Island

Wife: Experience ( ? ), b. 1647 Rhode Island

Children of Richard Pearce and Experience Unknown are:

  1. Jonathan Pearce, b. Bristol, RI; d. July 02, 1713, Reboboth, MA.
  2. Unknown Pearce, d. 1737, At Sea.
  3. Richard Pearce, b.1684, Portsmouth, RI; d. October 25, 1744, Bristol, RI.
  4. Abigail Pearce, b. October 03, 1690, Portsmouth, RI.
  5. Mary Pearce, b. August 17, 1693, Bristol, RI; d. Abt. 1723.
  6. Jeremiah Pearce, b. August 29, 1695, Bristol, RI; d. January 22, 1761, Bristol, Bristol Co., RI.
  7. Anne Pearce, b. February 11, 1697/98; m. Thomas Hogins, 1728.
  8. Benjamin Pearce, b. January 11, 1702/03, Bristol, RI; d. 1778, Bristol, RI.

Sources:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/e/a/Danny-C-Pearce/GENE13-0009.html

F.C. Pierce, Pearce Genealogy.

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Richard Pearce, V's Timeline

1643
October 3, 1643
Waltham, Abbey, Essex, England
1673
1673
Age 29
1680
1680
Age 36
Rhode Island, United States
1684
1684
Age 40
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
1684
Age 40
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1695
August 29, 1695
Age 51
Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States
1720
July 19, 1720
Age 76
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1720
Age 76