Hello Richard Ref: Pearse Family from Withicomb. I just begun a wonderful journey into my family history. I do believe that I may be related to your family - not a direct line but thought you would like to know or maybe correspond.
My mother is Edna Cox Her father being George Cox Son of Sidney Cox and Emma Pearse.Emma's father I believe is Frederick married to Sussanah and his father being Amos married to Mary Dunn.His father I believe to be John (1760) married to Sarah Reed.
I wonder if my Amos Pearse is the brother to your John - and theirfore your line down.
Would be lovely to hear from you or anyone tracing the Pearse family from Carhampton/Withicombe Somerset UK