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Martha Piers (Ware)

Birthplace: Dublin,Dublin,Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir James Ware and Mary Ware
Wife of William Piers
Mother of henry piers
Sister of Robert Ware; Sir James Ware, Kt.; Mary Conway; John Ware; Russell Reynolds and 6 others

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About Martha Piers

  • Martha Ware1
  • F, #410612
  • Last Edited=18 May 2014
  • Martha Ware is the daughter of Sir James Ware and Mary Bryden.1 She married Sir William Piers, son of Henry Piers and Jane Jones.1
  • Her married name became Piers.1
  • Children of Martha Ware and Sir William Piers
    • Mary Piers2
    • Sir Henry Piers, 1st Bt.+3 b. c 1628, d. 19 Sep 1691
  • Citations
  • [S1042] Peter Wood, "re: Persse Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 26 February 2003. Hereinafter cited as "re: Persse Family."
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3133. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Name Martha Ware [1]
  • Born Abt 1600 of, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Father Sir James Ware, Knight, b. Abt 1570, of, , Yorkshire, England d. of, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Family Sir William Piers, Knight, b. Abt 1598, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland d. 1638 (Age ~ 40 years)
  • Children
    • 1. Sir Henry Piers, Baronet, b. Cal 1628, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland d. 19 Sep 1691 (Age ~ 63 years)
    • 2. James Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 3. Jane Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 4. Mary Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 5. Margaret Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 6. Susanna Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 7. Martha Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 8. Elizabeth Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 9. Anne Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 10. Catherine Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
    • 11. Cecilia Piers, b. Abt 1630, of, Tristernagh, Kilbixy, Westmeath, Ireland
  • Sources
  • [S11] Peerage of Ireland, Lodge, John, -1774, (7 vols. Dublin: J. Moore, 1789), FHL 941.5 D22lo., vol. 2 p. 202.
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  • Sir William Piers
  • Birth: 1598 Ballynacargy, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Death: Apr. 26, 1638 Ballynacargy, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Sir William Piers was born in 1598, in the family seat of Tristernagh Abbey, the son of Henry Piers and Jane Jones. He succeeded his father to the estate upon his death in 1623. He was later knighted, and married Sir James Ware's daughter Martha. Among their children was Sir Henry Piers (1629-1691), who would become the first Piers Baronet, a title that is still passed down to their descendants.
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  • Henry Piers (1567 - 1623)
  • Burial: Templecross Chapel Cemetery, Ballynacargy, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 132907662
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  • Sir Henry Piers 1st Baronet (1629–1691), of Tristernagh Abbey County Westmeath, Ireland was an Anglo-Irish landowner, soldier, Member of Parliament, Sheriff of Counties Longford and Westmeath, Sheriff of St Johnstown, and an antiquarian.
  • Piers was the son of Sir William Piers and Martha, daughter of Sir James Ware.[1][a]
  • .... etc.
  • Piers, whose mother was sister to the antiquarian Sir James Ware,[2] is remembered largely for his Chorographical Description of the County of Westmeath written in 1682 and finally published in 1770.[4] The Description contains many interesting historical details, such as an account of the ruins of Tristernagh Abbey (which were demolished in 1783 by Sir Henry's descendant, Pigott William Piers)[5] and remains an important source for history of the area.
  • Around 1653 Piers married Mary Jones, daughter of Dr. Henry Jones and Jane Cullum. He was succeeded as baronet by his son and heir William. They also had seven other sons and six daughters.[1] His descendants included Sir John Piers.
  • From:,_1st_Baronet


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 45
  • Piers, Henry by John Thomas Gilbert
  • PIERS, HENRY (d. 1623), author, was son of William Piers (d. 1603) [q. v.], constable of Carrickfergus. He paid a visit to Rome, became a Roman catholic, and wrote observations on Rome and various places on the continent. The manuscript remained in the possession of his descendants, and a copy belonging to Sir James Ware subsequently came to the Duke of Chandos's Library. An edition of this work is now in preparation by the author of the present notice. Piers died in 1623, having married Jane, daughter of Thomas Jones (1550?–1619) [q. v.], protestant archbishop of Dublin and chancellor of Ireland. He was succeeded by his son William, who was knighted, married Martha, daughter of Sir James Ware the elder, and was father of
  • Sir Henry Piers (1628–1691), chorographer. The latter was created a baronet in 1660. At the instance of Anthony Dopping [q. v.], protestant bishop of Meath, he wrote a description of the county of West Meath, where he resided on the family property, Tristernagh Abbey. This treatise was printed for the first time by Charles Vallancey at Dublin in 1774. Letters of Piers are extant in the Ormonde collection. He died in June 1691, having married Mary, daughter of Henry Jones (1605–1682) [q. v.], protestant bishop of Meath. He was succeeded as second baronet by his son William, and the title is still extant.
  • James Piers (fl. 1635), writer, probably a son of Henry Piers (d. 1623), went to France, graduated D.D., and became ‘royal professor of philosophy in the Aquitanick College’ at Bordeaux. He published: 1. ‘Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Beatæque Virginis Mariæ Brevis … in Logicam Introductio, etc.,’ Bordeaux, 1631, 8vo. 2. ‘Disputationes in Universam Aristotelis Stagiritæ Logicam,’ Bordeaux, 1635, 8vo.
  • [Calendars of State Papers, Elizabeth and James I; Ware's Writers of Ireland, ed. Harris, ii. 102, 103, 199; Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, 1754; Collectanea de rebus Hibernicis, 1774; Grand Juries of Westmeath, 1851.]
  • From:,_Henry_(DNB00)


Martha Ware: born about 1604 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. She married about 1632, in Dublin, Ireland, William Piers

Source: Sir James Ware, Auditor-General of Ireland by Mark H. Welchley, August 2010


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Martha Piers's Timeline

Age 24
of tristernagh,west meath, ireland
January 10, 1947
Age 343
July 9, 1947
Age 343
May 11, 1950
Age 346