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Capt. Michael Peirce

Male 1620 - 1676  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Michael Peirce 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born ca 1615/1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 March 1676  Pawtucket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Michael first married Persis Eames, second Anne, widow of John Allen.

      In Scituate, the family name was variously spelled Parce, Pearce, Peirce, Peirrse, Perce, or Pierce, with Peirce predominating.

      From Lincoln’s History of the Town of Hingham:
      Michael appears to have been a resident of Hingham between 1645 and 1666. In 1647 he purchased lands in the Conihasset. His first wife, whose name I have not ascertained, died in Hingham 31 Dec 1662. A few years after he removed to Scituate, and took a second wife, whose christian name was Ann.

      From Deane’s History of Scituate:
      “Capt. Michael Pierce had been a resident at Hingham or Weymouth, before he came into Scituate. He purchased lands in the Conihassett, 1647. His house was on the Cohasset road, one mile from the present [1831] north Meeting house, at the well known place where Elijah Pierce now resides, of the sixth generation that has possessed it. ... Capt. Michael has left evidence on record, in the Town, of his usefulness in pbulick affairs. But his memory is to be forever honored for the brave manner in which he fell in defence of his country.
      “He was in the Narragansett fight in December 1675, and escaped with his life, but to fall in a more terrible conflict in March following. His will is dated 1675; and the preamble is in these impressive words: ‘Being, by the appointment of my God, going out to war against the Indians, I do ordain this my last will and Testament: and first I commit my was to the Eternal God, &c.’ He then gives ‘to wife Ann [whe was a second wife] the house which last built, &c. To son Benjamin my present dwelling house–To son John all my lnads in Hingham–to son Ephraim 5£–to daughter Abigail Holbrook 5£–to daughters Elizabeth, Deborah, Ann, Abiah, Ruth, Persis, 50£ each.’”

      Commissioned a captain by the Colony Court in 1669. Ambushed and killed with company by Canonchet at Attleboro Gore during King Philip's war. [1, 2]
    Person ID I1896  Schirado
    Last Modified 26 June 2013 

    Family/Spouse 1 Persis Eames,   b. about 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 December 1662, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married about 1643 
    Children 
     1. Persis Peirce,   b. about 1645, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1646  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +2. Capt. Benjamin Peirce,   b. about 1646, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1730, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +3. Abigail Peirce,   b. about 1646, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1723, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +4. Ephraim Peirce,   b. about 1647, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1719, Warwick, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     5. Elizabeth Peirce,   b. about 1649, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Deborah Peirce,   b. about 1650, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 15 January 1674/5  (Age ~ 25 years)
     7. Sarah Peirce,   b. about 1652, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Mary Peirce,   b. 6 May 1654, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 April 1735, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Anna Peirce,   b. about 1657, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Abiah Peirce,   b. about 1659, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. between 22 March 1720/1 & 8 April 1725, Abington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +11. John Peirce,   b. about 1660, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 September 1750, Swansea, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     12. Ruth Peirce,   b. about 1661, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +13. Persis Peirce,   b. 26 December 1662, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 December 1715, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Family ID F1376  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Anna,   d. after July 1676 
    Married about 1663 
    Family ID F5579  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] George Lincoln, et al., (published by the Town of Hingham, 1893).

    2. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).


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