Michele Pearse you fit perfectly into the tree which I have put together of my Pearse family. The earliest note that I have is the record of John Pearse's wedding to Maude Jenkins. In the church record it is John Pierce (not Pearse) on 19-2-1591 . However if you have a land purchase record it likely means that no-one was sure of the spelling in the church. Lets get each other up to date on where we both fit in. Frank Scott-Pearse.