The Patentee John Pierce

Is your surname Pierce?

Research the Pierce family

The Patentee John Pierce's Geni Profile

Records for John Pierce

3,399,865 Records

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!

The Patentee John Pierce

Also Known As: "John", "Pearce", "John Pers", "Pearse"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: August 18, 1661 (73)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Pierce and Marguerite Pierce
Husband of Anne and Elizabeth Pearce
Father of Anthony Pierce; Hester Morse; Mary Coldam; Robert Pierce, of Woburn; Barbara Inman and 3 others
Brother of Richard Pearce, of Providence and Capt. William Pierce, "the Mariner"
Half brother of Thomas Pierce

Occupation: Weaver - Farmer, weaver/farmer
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About The Patentee John Pierce

John Pierce, son of Richard Pierce and Margaret Coney , was born April 08,1588 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He married Elizabeth Truill April 22, 1610 in England. He died August 17, 1661 in Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. Elizabeth Truill was born June 18, 1585 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. She died 12 MAR 1666/67 in Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.

Children of John Pierce and Elizabeth Truill are:

  1. 1. Robert Pierce, b. 1620 See Robert Pierce & Mary Knight
  2. 2. Elizabeth Pierce, b. April 11, 1624 See John Ball & Elizabeth Pierce
  3. 3. Anthony Pierce, b. April 28, 1611 See Anthony Pierce & Anna ?
  4. 4. Hester Pierce, b. 1614 See Joseph Morse & Hester Pierce
  5. 5. Mary Pierce, b. 1613 See Clement Coldam & Mary Pierce
  • --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Marriage Notes for John Pierce\Elizabeth Truill:

One person has his wife as Elizabeth STOKER. married 1643 England. Children Mary, Esther, John Sarah an Abigail.

Other Marriages for John Pierce: See John Pierce & Elizabeth Stocker

  • --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes for John Pierce: Name: John Pierce Born: April 08, 1588 Norwich, Norfolk, England Died: August 17, 1661 Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

May have been Pers back then.

  • ________________
  • John Pierce
  • M, b. 8 April 1588, d. 17 September 1661
  • Father Thomas Pierce b. c 1565
  • Mother Marguerite Coney b. c 1566
  • John Pierce was christened on 8 April 1588 at Norwich, Norfolk, England. He married Elizabeth on 22 April 1610 at Norwich, Norfolk, England. John Pierce married Parnell circa 1631. John Pierce died on 17 September 1661 at Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, at age 73.
  • Family 1 Elizabeth b. 18 Jun 1585, d. 12 Mar 1667
  • Children
    • Anthony Pierce+ b. 28 Apr 1611, d. 19 May 1678
    • Mary Pierce+ b. c 1620, d. 26 Jan 1703
  • Family 2 Parnell d. 1637
  • Child
    • Abiah Pierce+ b. 17 May 1633, d. 16 Jan 1679
  • From:
  • ______________
  • Peirce genealogy: being the record of the posterity of John Pers, an early ... By Frederick Clifton Pierce
  • Pg.18
  • John Pers m. Elizabeth
  • b. 1588 (?), d. 19 Aug. 1661. His wife b. 1601 (?1591?), and d. 12 Mar. 1666-7. children:
    • i. Anthony, b. England 1609, m. 1636 Sarah-- and Ann--.
    • ii. Esther, b. England m. 1636, Joseph Morse, Jr., and had Joseph, b. April 30, 1637, m. Susanna Shattuck; John, b. b. Feb. 28, 1688-9, m. Ann Smith and Abigail Stevns; Jonathan, d. Mary 1643; Jonathan, b. Nov. 7. 1643. m. Abigail Shattuck; Esther, b. Mary 7, 1646, m. Jonathan Bullard; Sarah, m. Timothy Cooper; Jeremiah, m. Abigail Woodward and Sarah Woodward; Isaac. Joseph Morse, Jr., came in the "Elizabeth" in 1634, ae 24, from Ipswich, County Suffolk, and was made freeman May 6, 1635. He d. May 4, 1691. (See Morse Genealogy).
    • iii. Mary, b. England, m. Clement Coldam of Lynn and Gloucester, and died Jan. 26, 1704-5. Ch. Judith, d. Feb. 28, 1650; Elizabeth, m. Francis Norwood. Clement Coldam, b. 1624, d. Dec. 18, 1703.
    • iv. Robert, b. England, ab. 1620, m. Mary Knight.
    • v. John, b. England, m. Elizabeth --.
    • vi. Barbre, b. England, may have died on the passage over as nothing farther is known of her. The reading of this name in the document mentioned above has been recently verified at the Exchequer Office by C. S. Peirce, Esq.
    • vii. Elizabeth, b. England, m. 1643, John Ball, Jr. Ch. John, b.1644, m. Sarah Bullard; Mary; Esther; Sarah, b. 1655; Abigail, b. April 20, 1658. Mrs. Elizabeth Ball became insane and died before Oct., 1665, for at this time John m. again. He was killed by Indians at Lancaster, Sept. 10, 1675.
    • viii. Judith, b. England, m. Jan. 30 1644-5, Francis Wyman. She died s.p. before Oct 2, 1650, for he then married Abigail Read. Francis res. in Woburn. He was b. 1617, and d. Nov. 30, 1699.
  • ------------------
  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts, a Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the ... By Charles Henry Pope
  • Pg. 360
  • John, weaver, ae. 49, of Norwich, R.I., with wife Elizabeth, ae. "36," and children John, Barbara, Judith and Elizabeth, and, servant John Gedney, passed exam. to go to Boston, N.E., April 8, 1637. settled at Watertown. The dau. Judith m. At Woburn Jan., 30 or Dec. 30, 1644, Francis Wyman.
  • He d. Aug. 19, 1661. Will dated 7 (1) 1657-8, prob. 1 Oct. 1661, beq. to wife Elizabeth, son Anthony and "the rest of" his children. The widow d. March 12, 1666, ae. about 79 years. Her will names children Anthony, Robert, John, Esther Morse and Mary Coldham; gr. daus. Mary and Esther Ball, ch. of her dau. Elizabeth; John, son of Anthony and Judah, dau. of Robert. [The son] Robert deposed 29 (10) 1658, ae, 38 years; Robert deposed at Ipswich in 1663 ae. about ?? years.
  • _________
  • 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)
  • John, Watertown, freeman, March, 1638, a man of good estate, projected settlement at Sudbury and Lancaster, d. May 9, 1661 ; and his will of March 4, 1658, was pro. the Oct. 1, following. In it he provides for wf. Elizabeth, eldest s. Anthony, and other ch. which he does not name ; but his wid. in her will of March 15, 1666-7, pro. April 2, supplies the deficiency, naming ch. Anthony, John, Robert, Esther Morse, wf. of Joseph, Mary Coldam prob. res. in Lynn, besides gr. chil. Mary Ball, and ano. Ball, Esther Morse, and the chil. of Anthony and Robert ; he also had ch. Judith, who m. Francis Wyman ; and Elizabeth, who m. John Ball, Jr. ; the two latter d. bef. their father. See Peirce Gen. by F. C. Peirce, Esq.
  • ----------------
  • Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 2 By Ellery Bicknell Crane
  • Pg.118
  • EDWARD T. PIERCE, John Pierce (I), weaver, born in Norwich, England, 1588, was the emigrant ancestor of Edward T. Pierce, of Leominster. He came to Boston, 1637. He settled at Watertown where he became a freeman March 16, 1637-8. He died there August 19, 1661, mentioning his wife and children in his will dated March 4, 1657-8. His wife Elizabeth was born about 1587, died at Watertown, March 12, 1666, leaving a will which names her children. Their children were: John, born in England; Barbara, born in England; Judith, born in England; Elizabeth, married --- Ball, born in England; Anthony, born in 1609 in England; Robert; Esther, married --- Morse; Mary, married --- Coldham; Robert, probably settled at Woburn; and John, at Wethersfield, Connecticut.
  • (II) Anthony Pierce, son of John Pierce (I), born in England in 1609 and came to Watertown apparently before his parents. He was made a freeman of that town on September 3, 1634. He is the ancestor of the Pierce families of Watertown, Waltham, Weston, Lincoln and Lexington, Massachusetts. The homestead was on the north side of the road from Watertown to Cambridge, west of the house of John Stowers, which was afterwards the parsonage, occupied by Rev. Mr. Angier. The homestead passed to his sons Joseph and Benjamin who lived there. Anthony Pierce married (first) Sarah ---, (second) about 1638, Anne ---. He died May 9, 1678, his will being dated September 6, 1671. His widow died January 20, 1682-3. Their children were: John, married Ruth Bishop, daughter of Nathaniel Bishop; his widow married William Fuller; Mary, born October 20, 1633; Mary, born 1636, married Ralph Read, who was born in 1632, son of William and Mabel (Reed) Read, of Woburn; Jacob, born September 15, 1637, living in 1683; Daniel, born January 1, 1639-40; Martha, born April 24, 1641; Joseph, made freeman April 18, 1690; Benjamin, born 1649, made freeman April 18, 1690; Judith, born July 18, 1650, married, February, 1666-7, John Sawin.
  • Pg.361
  • John Peirce was born in Norwich, Norfolk county, England. He was a weaver by trade. He came to New England in 1637 with his wife Elizabeth and four children, either in the "John & Dorethey," of Norwich, or the "Rose" of Yarmouth. William Andrews, Jr. was the master of the "Rose," and his father was master of the "John & Dorethey." John Peirce was born probably in 1588, died August 19, 1661; his wife was probably born 1591, died March 12, 1666-6. He was made a freeman of Watertown, March, 1638-9. He signed his name "Pers" and his wife's signature is sometimes given "Pearse." The majority of his descendants have followed the spelling Peirce. His children were: Anthony, born in England, 1609: Esther, born in England, married Joseph Morse; Mary, born in England, married Clement Coldam, of Lynn and Gloucester, Massachusetts, died January 26, 1704-5; Robert, born in England 1620, married Mary Knight; John, born in England, married Elizabeth ---; Barbara; Elizabeth, born in England, married 1643, John Ball, Jr.; Judith, born in England, married, January 30, 1644, Francis Wyman.
  • (II) Anthony Peirce, son of John Peirce (I), was born in England. He came to America with his wife Mary before his father and the younger children. He settled at Watertown near the Cambridge line on the north side of the road from Cambridge immediately west of the homestead of Rev. Mr. Angir. He was made a freeman September 3, 1634. His first wife died 1633 and later in the same year he married Ann ---, who died January 30, 1682-3. He died May 9, 1678. Their children were: John, married April 15, 1656, Ruth Bishop; Mary, born December 28, 1633, died young; Mary, born 16346, married Ralph Read, born 1630, settled in Woburn; Jacob, born September 15, 1637; Daniel, born January 1, 1639-40, married Elizabeth ---; Martha, born April 24, 1641; Joseph, married Martha --- and Elizabeth Winship; Benjamin, born 1649, married, January 15, 1677-8, Hannah Brooks; Judith, born July 18, 1650, married John Sawin.
  • --------------------------------------------------
  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams
  • Pg.1920
  • -----------------------------------

John was a weaver. Sailed to America on the "John and Dorothy" out of Ipswich 6/8/1637.

Immigration Date: First, in 1634, with older children, then: June 8, 1637 with wife and younger children Immigration Marital status: Married: Elizabeth (___). Children presumed on first ship: Anthony, Esther, Mary, Robert. Children named on the second ship with mother and John, were John, Barbara, Elizabeth, Judith

Ship: First trip: unknown. Second trip: Either John & Dorothy or the Rose

John Pierce served in the Pequot War. He is buried in the Soldier's Field at Hartford, Connecticut. (The cemetery is now called Northwood Cemetery.)

view all 33

The Patentee John Pierce's Timeline

April 8, 1588
Norwich, Norfolk, England
April 28, 1611
Age 23
Norwich, Norfolk, England
August 6, 1612
Age 24
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 24
Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
December 21, 1621
Age 33
Norwich, Norfolk, England
April 11, 1624
Age 36
Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Age 35
February 8, 1627
Age 38
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 48