My family bible starts with John Pearse. A landowner at Sparsholt, Berks. Also bought land at Heddington in Wiltshire and was living there at the time of the reformation. He sold his land at Sparsholt in 1593 and died at Heddington in 1616. He married Maude Jenkyns in 1591 who died in 1627. Son Nicholas Pearse married to Joan Cox, they both died in 1670. I also have a Austrailian connection at abt. the same time. 1857 but wiil send another message as ran out of room.