James, Matthew and William are all brothers and the sons of John Pester and Sarah Clarke.They are all from West Pennard, Somerset, England.There are nine children.
John Pesterb. Oct 3, 1802, West Pennard William Pester b. Aug 8, 1803 West Pennard James Pesterb. Jul 3, 1805 West Pennard Elizabeth Pester b. Apr 8, 1810 West Pennard Diana Pesterb. Dec 25, 1812West Pennard Caroline Pester b. May 8, 1814 West Pennard Matthew Pesterb. May 19, 1816 West Pennard John Pester b. Aug 9, 1818 West Pennard William Pester b. Mar 24, 1822 West Pennard
Since the first sons also have younger brothers with the same names it may be assumed that these children died at an early age.