I have just recently started looking into our family history and am trying to trace our Pearse line back to England.I often see mention of Richard Pearse (below) on Pearse web-sites but haven't found anyone who actually claims a link to him.
Current information as follows starting from the oldest link that I know of:
A. Digory Sargent Pearse b. June5 1844 (of South Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall, England) m. Sarah Ann Brown (of Ireland) (no more information known)
children: 1. Richard William Pearse (b. Dec 3 1877, d.July 1953) - farmer/aviator, not married 2. Warne Pearse m. Phyllis Curtis, children Margaret, Jim, Richard 3. Florrie Pearse m. Higgins, no children} I met Ruth & Florrie twice in Auckland, NZ in 1972. 4. Ruth Pearse m. Ron Gilpin, no children} They both lived together and died ~92/95 years old 5. Maggie May Mary Pearse m. Charles John Galt (b. 1875) m. 1906, children below 6. Thomas Pearse 7. Nellie Pearse m. Jack ? 8. Annie Pearse m. William Smart, children Gladys 1909 9. Reginald Pearse m. Marjory ?, children Anthony
B. Maggie May Mary Pearse m. Charles John Galt children: 1. Howard Charles Curtis Galt b. 1908 d. 1987, bookshop owner, air navigator WWII, hypnotist, not married (Howard was very close to Florrie & Ruth Pearse - he was my favourite uncle - very eccentric but sweet!) 2. Gladys Ruth Galt b. 1910 d. ~1995 m. Thomas Wesley Southam 3.twins b. 1912, died at birth
C. Gladys Ruth Galt m. Thomas Wesley Southam children: All the following are still living : 1.Joan Southam b. 1935 m. Gavin Tyler- children Janine & Raewyn 2. Hazel Gladys Southamb. 1937 m. Ronald Alexander Edward King 3. Bruce Southam b. 1939 m. Marlene Proffitt - children Nigel & Marcus 4. Marion Judith Southam b. 1944 m. Alex Molnar - children Lisa, Julie, Maree & Craig 5. Kenneth David Southam b. 1946 m. Jackie Carrington - children David, Clinton
D. Hazel Gladys Southam m. Ronald Alexander Edward King Hazel Gladys Southam re-married in 1980 to Raymond Edward O'Fee - no children children of Hazel & Ron: 1.Cheryl-Anne King b. 1960 }m. Martin Schroder - children Stephanie & Herbert-Benjamin 2.Cherie Dawn King b. 1960 }m. Christopher Francis - children Alexandra (Sasha) & Jennifer 3.Natasha Jayne King b.1972 } m. David Bastion - children Christopher & Matthew 4.Brendon David King b. 1972 }- not married note: Cheryl-Anne & Cherie are non-identical twins, as are Natasha & Brendon
If anyone has any more information on the Pearse ancestors and/or more information on the children of Digory & Sarah, I would love to hear it.