I hope there is someone out there who is still researching this family. All the email addresses I have tried keep bouncing back.
For the last five years I have kept coming across your USA John King Peirce and have been extremely curious about the name.
My Great Grandfather was James King Peirce son of John King Peirce and Alice Houghton m. 13 May 1839 in Lancashire England. I recently managed to trace their marriage and found that John’s father was Robert William Peirce but unfortunately mother’s names were not included on the marriage certificates back then.
I now believe that he is the brother of your John King Peirce. Are you able to supply me with any other information or sources for your family that would assist me to confirm this?