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Robert Pease, Jr.

Birthplace: Great Baddow, Essex, England
Death: October 27, 1644
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert (The Locksmith) Pease and Margaret Pease
Husband of Lydia Pease and Marie Haines
Father of Robert Pease; Robert (The Weaver) Pease; John Pease, of Salem & Enfield; Isaac Pease; Mary Carroll and 3 others
Brother of William Pease; John Pease; Mary Pease; Elizabeth Page; Susan Pease and 2 others

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About Robert Pease, of Great Baddow & Salem

Robert Pease, borrn about 1607 (aged 27 on 30 Apr 1634), son of Robert Pease of Great Baddow, Essex.

Alternate birth date: born in 1589 in Great Baddow, Essex, England,1 was christened on 28 Oct 1589 of Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng,1 Ancestral File Number: 8KLR-VX.

He died on 27 Oct 1644 in Salem, MA at age 55.

General Notes: First generation of the Pease family in America Part 1 of 2 1

Robert Pease, son of Robert and Margaret (King) Pease, one of the immigrant ancestors of the Pease family in America; bpt. Oct 28, 1589 in Great Baddow, county Essex, England; d. Oct 27, 1644 in Salem, MA;

M. (1) Lydia, (possibly Lydia West). She probably died before he made the journey to America. This marriage to Lydia West is not proven, and is not mentioned in the early Pease genealogies.

Robert's baptism is not recorded in St. Mary's. He came to New England in the ship Francis, John Cutting, master, sailing from Ipswich, England the last of Apr 1634. The ship landed at Boston, MA without the loss of a single passenger. Robert was accompanied by his brother John, his eldest son Robert, a Miss Clark, aged fifteen, who was the daughter of a fellow passenger, and a Miss Greene, aged fifteen, perhaps a servant.

Robert Pease disappeared from records from the time he landed at Boston until three years later in Salem, MA, where in Jan 1637, he and his brother John had grants of land, Robert receiving ten acres.

Margaret Pease, widow and mother of Robert and John, also emigrated to America, and died Sep 01, 1644 in Salem. In her will dated Sep 01, 1642, proved Jan 01, 1645, she mentions a grandchild, John, son of Robert.

Children of Robert and Lydia Pease, born and baptized in Great Baddow, Essex, England:

  • 1.1 Robert bpt. Apr 1630 d.
  • 1.2 John bpt. Feb 11, 1632 d. Jul 08, 1689 Enfield, CT

Robert's second wife, Marie, whose possible maiden id was Rodans, and the other children arrived in New England on a later ship. Marie, which is French for Mary, may have been born in Great Baddow, and her parents were probably Protestant refugees from France. Robert Pease and Marie were admitted to the Salem Church Oct 01, 1643, and two weeks later, three of their children were baptized there. Marie, widow of Robert Pease was administratix, and the inventory of his estate was filed Aug 27, 1644.

Children of Robert and Marie Pease baptized in Salem, MA:

  • 1.3 Nathaniel b. 1634 d.
  • 1.4 Sarah b. 1642 d.
  • 1.5 Mary b. Aug 15,1643 d. ca. 1683 Salem, MA

There may have been another son of Robert and Lydia or Marie, Isaac Pease, born and baptized in England, who did not have a family.

After Robert Pease died, Marie m. (2) Richard Haines of Beverly, MA.


Robert married Lydia.

Children from this marriage were:

  • + 11 M i. Robert PEASE was christened in Apr 1630 in Great Baddow, Essex, England 2 and died after 1717.
  • + 12 M ii. John PEASE was christened in Feb 1631 in Great Baddow, Essex, England 2 and died on 8 Jul 1689 in Enfield, Hartford Co., CT at age 58.

Came from Ipswich, England in April 1634 aboard the ship Frances.

Settled in Salem, MA.

He was baptized October 28, 1589 in Great Baddow, Essex, England. Robert immigrated from Ipswitch to Salem, New England aboard the ship Francis in 1634. He was accompanied by his brother John and eldest son, Robert. His wife and other members of the family including his son John and his mother Margaret probably came in a later ship the same year. Robert Pease is supposed to have been the son of Robert and Margaret Pease of Great Baddow, Essex county, England. He received a grant of land at Salem, Mass., in 1637 and resided there until his death. His mother joined the First Salem Church in 1639. Robert joined it in 1643 and three of his children were baptized at that time. There is no record as to when his wife died; she was alive at the time of his death according to his will. His mother died in 1644.


  1. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley. Page 358. "PEASE, Robert (1608-1644) & Mariah?/Mary [?FRENCH], m/2 Richard HAYNES 1644+; in Eng, by 1628; Salem {Salem 1:370; EIHC 1:4, 50:330; LBDF&P (1913) 98; Pease (1869) 2:13-14; Kelly of CT 78; Gerry 160; Parker (#9) 282; Morris-Converse 143; Harmon Anc. 34; Essex Ant. 5:56; Abbe-Abbey 18}"
  2. "Three Mary Peases of Salem, Massachusetts" by Ian Watson.  TAG: 70 (1995) 205-208


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Robert Pease, of Great Baddow & Salem's Timeline

October 28, 1589
Great Baddow, Essex, England, United Kingdom
June 10, 1604
Of Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng
June 10, 1604
Of, Great Baddow, Essex, England
June 10, 1604
Of Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng
June 10, 1604
Of, Great Baddow, Essex, England
June 10, 1604
Of Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng
October 5, 1607
Great Baddow, Essex, England
April 1630
Age 22
Great Baddow, Essex, England