John "Mariner" Pierce

Is your surname Pierce?

Research the Pierce family

John "Mariner" Pierce's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


John "Mariner" Pierce

Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Kittery, York County, Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Pierce and Elizabeth Pierce
Husband of Joane and Elinor Pierce
Father of Joan Bray
Brother of Sgt. Thomas Pierce, Jr.; Elizabeth Nichols; Samuel Pierce, of Charlestown; Robert Pierce; Mary Preston and 5 others

Occupation: merchant adventurer?
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Bur...
Last Updated:

About John "Mariner" Pierce

John was a Mariner from Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA[3]. Apparently, at some point, he removed to London, for he is referred to as "J.P. of London, mariner" in Wyman[3]. In 1648, he bought a house & garden from Grace Smith in Charlestown. In 1655, he sold a house, hay-lot and one-quarter of a cow common to R. Mousal in 1655. The one-quarter cow common had been bought from his sister Persis Pierce Bridges, who was referred to as "widow Bridges, my sister" in the deed. By 1669, he was referred to as "J.P. of Wapping"[3]. John was admitted to the Charlestown Church on 22d:6m(August):1652[3].


" The Merchant Adventurers were the group of English investors whose capital funded the Pilgrims voyage on the Mayflower. The joint-stock company they invested in hoped to make a profit from the fur trade, from fishing, and from any other method they could invent. " (continuing) • "Only the names of a few investors prior to 1626 are known, from various letters and court documents: Robert Cushman, Joseph Pocock, William Thomas, Mr. Gibbs, Chistopher Coulson, William Greene, John Pierce , Edward Pickering, and William Pierce.

After much financial problems, the flailing company reorganized in 1628, with James Shirley, Richard Andrews, John Beauchamp, and Timothy Hatherley, and a group of leading Plymouth colonists, buying out the remaining shareholders." ^ from: more work needed to make an absolute confirmation of John Pierce's association with this group of investors.

view all 16

John "Mariner" Pierce's Timeline

Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 24
Pkymouth, Devon, England
October 1666
Age 56
Kittery, York County, Maine
September 9, 1933
Age 56
September 9, 1933
Age 56
January 26, 1934
Age 56
January 26, 1934
Age 56