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Capt. William Pearce

Male about 1595 - 1641  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name William Pearce 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born about 1595  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 July 1641  Providence, Bahamas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • William resided in Bristol, England, Boston, Mass., and Providence, Bahama Island.

      Farmer has this: “William Peirse, the captain of the ship 'Lyon,' wrote his name Peirse; he was the author of the first almanack for 1639 publislhed in North America. He was killed at Providence,
      one of the Bahama Islands, in 1641. Savage ii. Winthrop Index. Prince ii., Annals 69, who erroneously regards him as a member of the Boston Church, says he was ancestor of Rev.
      James Pierce, a well known writer and English divine, who died in 1730."

      Copy of Order of Council when the troubles of Charles 1st. commenced with his Parliament. From the original books of the Privy Council: 1638. "Ordered the twentieth [of April, 1638.] Order for the Desire to passe to New England, with passengers and provisions, upon certificate, etc.: "
      " Upon the humble petition of William Piers, master of the shippe called the Desire, that the Petitioner, with diverse others inhabiting in New England, did lately arryve in the Port of London, in the said shippe being wholly built in New England, whither the said master doh1 nowe desire to return in the same, and did therefore desire the leave of the board, according to his Majesties' late Proclamation, and to transport such Passengers and their necessary provisions of Howshold, as by
      this certificate shall be gratified according to the Tenor of his Magesties' former Proclamation. Theyr Lordships did this day give Ieave that the said master snd shippe should retorne
      to New England, together with such passengers and theyr necessary provisions as is desyred and their goods to passe as formelly. Provided that the said certificats of the Psssengers be first brought to the Clarke of the Council attendant, to be by him allowed, and that they doe transport noe other passingers or Provisions but such as slrall be allowed."—[Charles I., Vol. 15, 341.] [1, 2]
    Person ID I24510  Schirado
    Last Modified 17 May 2000 

    Father Richard Pearce,   b. about 1553 
    Family ID F10108  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Frederick C. Pierce, (1888, Rockford, IL).

    2. [S351] (1883, 1894, 1903).


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