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John Pierce (b. April 08, 1588, d. August 09, 1661)John Pierce (son of Richard Pierce and Marguerite Coney)80 was born April 08, 1588 in Norwich, England80, and died August 09, 1661 in Watertown, MA80.He married (1) Elizabeth Stokes on 1607.He married (2) Elizabeth Trull on April 22, 1610 in Norwich, Norfolk,, England.
Notes for John Pierce:
Lived: @1588 Norwich, Norfolk, England; 1637 Watertown, MA
1637: 6/8 Arrived at Boston on the Rose of Yarmouth, Capt. William
Andrews, Jr. with children John, Barbra, Elizabeth, and Judith and
servant John Gardner, age 19.
1638: March Made a freeman in Watertown, MA
WILL: 7 Mar 1657, Massachusetts, USA
Notes for JOHN PERS:
John Peirce, a weaver, of Wat., Admitted. freeman, Mar., 1637-8. His will, not naming his children., was dated Mar. 4, 1667-8 and he d. Aug 19, 1661. His Widow, Elizabeth, d. Mar 12, 1666-7. Her will, dated Mar 5, approved Ap. , 1667, mentions son Anthony (sole Executor), son Robert (Admitted. freeman, May 13, 1642), son John, daughter Esther Morse (wife of first Joseph Morse, of Wat.), daughter Mary Coldman, grand Daughters. Mary and Esther Ball, children. of her daughter Elizabeth. It is probable that her son Robert settled in Woburn. Perhaps her son John was the one Admitted. freeman, 1652, and the one who, by wife Elizabeth, had John, b. in Boston, June 16, 1643. It is however more probable that he was an early settler of Westhersfield, Conn. Among the gleanings of Judge Savage for new England History (Mass. Hist. Coll., 4th Series, Vol. I., p. 96), is the following extract from an ancient document, lately found in the English Exchequer. "April th 8th, 1637. The examination of John Pers of Norwich in Noff (Norwich in Norfolk) weaver aged 49 years and Elizabeth his wife aged 36 years with four children John, Barbre, Elizabeth and Judeth and one servant John Gedney aged 19 years are desirous to passe to Boston in New England to inhabit." The name, age, occupation, and date of the embarkation of the father of this family, favour the idea that he was the John Peirce, who settled in Wat. If so, either Elizabeth was his 2d wife, or there was a mistake in her age; and he must have come to America some years after the arrival of his son Anthony.
Birth source from her page: James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the Early Settlers of New England, (1972).
Death Source: Broderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree, "CD-ROM," Vol. 2, Edition 1, Tree #5092.
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Record Change: April 25, 199780
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Marriage: April 22, 1610, Norwich, Norfolk,, England.
Children of John Pierce and Elizabeth Trull are:
- Elizabeth Pierce.
- John Pierce.
- Judith Pierce.
- Esther Pierce, b. Abt. 1615, Norwich,Norfolk,England, d. April 30, 1694, Watertown,Middlesex,MA.
- Barbra Pierce, b. Abt. 1619, Norwich,Norfolk,England,England, d. 1637, at Sea.
- Anthony Pierce, b. 161980, d. May 09, 167880.
- Robert Pierce, b. 162080, d. September 10, 170680.
- +Mary Pierce, b. 1625, Norwich, England80, d. January 26, 1704/05, Gloucester, MA80.