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Richard Pearce (Pierce)

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Birthplace: resided in , Bristol, Somersetshire, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
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Son of Richard Pearce, of Providence and Martha Jacobs
Husband of Susannah Wright
Father of Nehemiah Pearce; Peter Pearce; Richard Pearce, V; Martha Pearce; John Pierce of Rhode Island and 12 others
Brother of John Pierce; Capt. Michael Pierce; Samuel Pearce; Hannah Pearce; Martha Pearce and 5 others
Half brother of Grace Tinsley

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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
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/36/mode/1up
  • 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
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/36/mode/1up
  • 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 from 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. 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. ..... 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. .... 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 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.
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.rootie.org/pierce.php

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  • American ancestry: giving name and descent, in the male line, of ..., Volume 4 edited by Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell
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  • Pg.97
  • PEARCE, WALDO A. of Boston, Mass., b. at Warren, R. I., Mar. 14, 1837 (m. Nov. 29, 1864, Emma C. Webster); son of Abner T. of Santiago, Chile, South America, b. at Llittle Compton, R. I., Oct. 4, 1811, d. at Valparaiso, Chile, Dec. 3, 1864 (m. Sept. 1, 1831, Sarah R. Briggs); son of Thomas of Little Compton, R. I., b. there Sep. 6, 1784, d. there (m. Feb. 26, 1810, Eliphal Tompkins); son of Wright of Little Compton, b. there July 27, 1750, d. there Apr. 8, 1829 (m. 1771 Antrace Sawyer); son of James of Little Compton, b. there Sep. 24, 1719, d. there Sep. 14, 1767 (m. Sep. 14, 1749, Sarah Simmons); son of James of Little Compton, b. there Sep. 4, 1691, d. there Sep. 24, 1755 (m. 1712, Martha Wilbur); son of George of Portsmouth, R. I., b. at Little Compton, July 10, 1662, d. at Portsmouth Aug. 30, 1752 (m. Apr. 7, 1687, Alice Hart); son of Richard of Portsmouth, R. I., b. in England 1615, d. at Portsmouth 1678 (m. 1642, Susannah Wright); son of Richard of Bristol, Eng., who came to America in the ship Lyons commanded by his brother, Capt. William Pearce. At that time the spelling of the name was changed from Percy to Pearce and the record follows back to Peter Percy, b. 1447, son of Ralph.

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  • Pierce genealogy : being the record of the posterity of Thomas Pierce, an early inhabitant of Charlestown, and afterwards Charlestown village (Woburn), in New England, with wills, inventories, biographical sketches, etc. (1882)
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    • A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY
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  • RICHARD, Portsmouth, R. I., had prob. other ch. besides Susanna, who m. Dec. 4, 1673, George Brownell.
  • RICHARD, Pemaquid, s. of John, m. Elizabeth Brown. He was a carpenter; he is, I think, the man to whom in Jan., 1642, an Indian Sagamore made large gr. of lands and islands, as may be seen in Gena. Reg. XIII., 365; took o. of fidel. 1674. Ch. Richard, William, Joseph, Elizabeth who m. Richard Falmoth, George, Margaret who m. Nathaniel Ward, and Francis.
  • RICHARD, Boston, printer, m Aug. 27, 1680, Sarah, dau. of Rev. Seaborn Cotton. Thomas' Hist. I., 282. For Benjamin Harris, bookseller, he pub. Sept. 25, 1690, the first No. of a newspaper, of wh. the sec. never appeared. See Felt II., 14.
  • RICHARD, Tiverton, R. I., m. Susannah Wright and had 12 ch. His will prov. 1677. He is the ancestor of nearly all the R. I. Pearces.

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  • Pierce DNA Project Northern U.S. and the U.K.
  • ID Ancestry 1 (Group H)
  • 1. Richard Pearce was born 1590 in England. He married Martha.
  • 2. Richard Pearce was born 1615 in England, and died 1678 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He married Susanna Wright. She was born 1620, and died Bef. 1678.
  • 3. George Pierce/Pearce was born July 10, 1662 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and died August 30, 1752 in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married Alice Hart. She was born March 08, 1663/64, and died March 11, 1717/18 in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
  • 4. James Pierce/Pearce was born 1691, and died 1755. He married Martha Wilbore. She was born 1690, and died 1760.
  • 5. William Pierce/Pearce was born January 19, 1712/13 in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married Elizabeth Woodman. She was born September 10, 1713 in Rhode Island, and died 1752.
  • 6. James Pierce/Pearce was born October 09, 1740 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, and died 1821 in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married Deborah Hunt. She was born May 06, 1739 in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
  • 7. William L. Pierce was born June 07, 1766, and died 1846. He married Eleanor Pearce. She was born January 05, 1769, and died January 23, 1834.
  • 8. Henry Leighton Pierce was born April 30, 1793 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, and died June 13, 1861 in Athens, Michigan. He married Hailey Turner Manley. She was born December 17, 1792 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, and died December 30, 1859 in Naples, New York.
  • 9. William Henry Pierce was born February 13, 1818, and died 1868 in Bristol, New York. He married Rowena T. Carpenter. She was born July 10, 1819 in Middlesex, New York, and died December 29, 1893 in Canandaigua, New York.
  • 10. George Washington Pierce was born April 19, 1860 in Bristol, New York, and died August 05, 1951 in Canandaigua, New York. He married Fannie F. Francis. She was born September 12, 1865 in Elyria, Ohio, and died September 29, 1947 in Canandaigua, New York.
  • 11. Irmin Leighton Pierce was born October 16, 1886 in Bristol, New York, and died January 03, 1962 in Canandaigua, New York. He married Mary Isabel Fox. She was born July 09, 1894 in East Bloomfield, New York, and died February 23, 1979 in Canandaigua, New York.
  • 12. Sherwood George Pierce was born February 26, 1927 in Canandaigua, New York, and died September 28, 1995 in Canandaigua, New York. He married Dorothy Mae Mumerow. She was born July 30, 1931 in Canandaigua, New York, and died May 03, 1981 in Rochester, New York.
  • http://www.piercednanorth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:group-h&catid=25:groups&Itemid=56
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  • Pierce DNA Project Northern U.S. and the U.K.
  • ID 70082 (Group H)
  • 1. Richard Pearce b Bristol, Somerset, England 1615
    • d Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Abt. Sept. 1678
    • m Waltham Abbey, County Essex, England 05 May 1642
    • Married to Susannah Wright
  • 2. George Pearce
    • b Portsmouth, Rhode Island 10 July 1662
    • d Little Compton, Rhode Island Abt 03 Sept 1752
    • m Little Compton, Rhode Island 07 April 1687
    • Married to Alice Hart
  • 3. James Pearce
    • b Little Compton, Rhode Island 04 Sept 1691
    • d Little Compton, Rhode Island 24 Sept 1755
    • m Little Compton Rhode Island 05 Mar 1712
    • Married to Martha Wilbore
  • 4. Samuel Pearce
    • b Little Compton, R.I. 29 Jan 1734
    • d Warren, R.I. Bef Sept 1796
    • m Little Compton, R.I. 12 Nov 175
    • Married to Betsy/Betty/Elizabeth Simmons
  • 5. James Pearce
    • b Warren, R.I. (Prob) 10 Dec 1765
    • d Prob N. C. Aft 1834
    • m Camden Co, N.C. (Prob) Bef 28 Mar 1803
    • Married to Sally/Sarah McBride
  • 6. Samuel Pearce
    • b N.C. 9 Apr 1812
    • d Henderson Co. Tenn.
    • m ca 1836
    • Married to Sarah Collins
  • 7. J.D./Jerry/Jeremiah Pearce
    • b Tennessee 6 March 1837
    • d Durant OK 13 Feb 1901
    • m Mifflin, Tn 22 Nov 1866
    • Married to Mary G. Pruitt
  • 8. Hubert Edward Pearce
    • b Lonoke Ark 25 May 1873
    • d Clarendon Ark 11 Dec 1949
    • m Monroe County 26 April 1899
    • Married to Bettie Fanchier Black
  • From: http://www.piercednanorth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:group-h&catid=25:groups&Itemid=56

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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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Richard Pearce of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

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Richard Pearce [a] b abt 1622, Essex, England, d 1678, Portsmouth, Newport, RI. He md Susannah Wright 5 May 1642, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, daughter of John Wright and Mary Dell. She was bapt. 5 Aug 1627, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, d 1678, Portsmouth, Newport, RI.

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a. The will of Richard Pearce:

To all Christian people whome these presents may concerne Know yee that I Richard Pearce through the mercye of God being perfect in mind and memory but not well in bodye For the preventing further trouble amongst my children make this my last will and Testament as followeth

Imprimis. I do will and bequeath unto my eldest sonne Richard Pearce my now dwelling House and land and fencing, orchard and swamps, house and out houses with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, I also give unto my eledest son Richard one pair of Oxen with a cart and wheels, with the bed and bedding that I myself lodge in with the Plough and tackeling thereunto belonging, with all the goods and Furniture belonging to the said house whatsoever.

My will is to give unto my sonn John Pearce, one shilling in silver and unto my sonn Giles Pearce one shilling in silver and unto my sonn William Pearce one shilling in silver and unto my sonn James Pearce one shilling in silver and unto my sonn George Pearce one shilling in silver and unto my sonn Jeremiah Pearce one shilling in silver and unto my foure daughters one shilling apeece in silver, to be paid within six months after my decease if demanded by the elder of them and unto the younger when they come to full age according to law. Also my will is that my sonn Richard take care, and sec this my will performed and him I doe ordaine constitute and make my whole and sole executor to see this my will in all things performed and fulfilled according to the true interest and meaning of the same.

In witness thereunto I have set to my hand this two and twenty daye of April in the year of our lord God, one thousand six hundred and seventy-seven.

RICHARD PEARCE (SEAL).

Signed and sealed

in presence of

John Heath

John Hurd

The mark

of Elizabeth Heath

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SOURCES:

LCF: [Vol II:466]; GL: English Origins of New England Families, 1500s-1800s, Series 2, Vol. 3, Parentage of Susannah Wright, Wife of Richard Pearce of Portsmouth, RI, pp 881-887; Pearce Genealogy, by Frederick C. Pierce, 1888, p 38.

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Resided at Waltham Abbey, County Essex, England until circa 1648.

He then brought his wife and three children to America and settled at Portsmouth, RI by July 1651 when their fourth child was born.

Siblings: John born 1617, Samuel born 1620, Hannah born 1622, Martha born 1624, Sarah born 1626, William born 1628, and Mary born 1630.

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The ancestry of this family is traced to Manfield, a Danish chieftain; one who assisted in the subjugation of Normandy 912. The renowned family of Percy of Northumberland, England, derived their name from Percy Forest in Province of Maen, Normandy, whence they came with William the Conqueror to England in 1066; one bearing the name was commander of his fleet. The name signifies a stony place from Pierre. It may signify a hunting place, from pierren, Teutonic, to hunt; percer, French, to penetrate, to force one's way.

He emigrated on 5 Mar 1630 from Bristol, Somerset, England. Arrival date of Ship "Lyon". He died on 28 Oct 1678 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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Richard and his wife Martha and all children came to Boston, MA in 1638 on the ship DESIRE captained by his brother William.

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Richard Pearce was born 1615 in Bristol, Somersetshire, England and died April 22, 1677 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. He married Susannah Wright, May 05, 1642 in Waltham Abbey, Essex Co., England, daughter of John Wright and Mary Dell. She was born August 05, 1627 in Waltham Abbey, Essex Co., England, and died 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.

Richard Pearce

Born: 1615, Bristol, Somersetshire, England

Died: April 22, 1677, Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

Father: Richard Pearce, b. 1584 in Pearce Hall, Yorkshire, England; d. October 07, 1666 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI

Mother: Martha / -?- / , b. 1588 in Panington, Gloucester, England.

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

Children of Richard Pearce and Susannah Wright are:

i. Richard Pearce, b. October 03, 1643, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England; d. July 19, 1720, Portsmouth, Newport, RI.

ii. Martha Pearce, b. September 13, 1645, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England; d. February 24, 1743/44, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England; m. Mahershall Dyer, 1666, RI; b. 1641, RI

iii. John Pearce, b. September 08, 1647, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England; d. December 05, 1707, Tiverton, RI.

iv. Giles Pearce, b. July 22, 1651, Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI; d. November 19, 1698, East Greenwich, RI.

v. Susanna W. Pearce, b. November 20, 1652, Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. February 24, 1742/43, Little Compton, RI.

vi. Mary Pearce, b. May 06, 1654, Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. May 04, 1736, Portsmouth, Newport, RI.

vii. Jeremiah Pearce, b. November 17, 1656, South Kingston, Washington, RI.

	

viii. James Isaac Pearce, b. December 06, 1658, Portsmith, Newport, RI.

ix. George Pearce, b. July 10, 1662, Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. August 30, 1752, Little Compton, Newport, RI.

x. William Samuel Pearce, b. December 22, 1664, Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. August 30, 1752.

Sources:

Descendants of Pierce/Pearces in America

F.C. Pierce, Pearce Genealogy.

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Richard Pearce, of Portsmouth's Timeline

1615
1615
Bristol, Somersetshire, England
1620
1620
Age 5
Essex, England
1620
Age 5
Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
1632
1632
Age 17
Ship Lion, , , , USA
1640
1640
Age 25
1640
Age 25
England
1642
May 5, 1642
Age 27
Waltham Abbey, Essex Co., England
1643
October 3, 1643
Age 28
Waltham, Abbey, Essex, England
1645
September 13, 1645
Age 30
Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
1647
September 8, 1647
Age 32
Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)