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Richard Pearce

Male 1615 - 1678  (63 years)


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  • Name Richard Pearce 
    Born 1615  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1678  Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • “Richard Pearse was at Portsmouth as early as 1664, when he was a witness to a deed of 12 acres of land and a house purchased of William James by Henry Piercy.
      “Jan. 14, 1657, he was a witness to s deed. June 8, 1657, he was chosen surveyor of marks of all ‘Cattell that goe’ from this town.
      “June 11, 1658, he was a witness to a will. May 18, 1658, he was admitted Freeman of the Colony from Portsmouth.
      “Nov 16, 1666, he purchased 2 acres 7 rods of land of Jacob Cole; 1669 he purchased of Joseph Parker 14 acres of land in Portsmouth.
      “His will was drawn April 23, 1677, and was proved in Portsmouth Oct. 28, 1678. His son Richard was the executor and he calls him his ‘eldest son.’”

      An entry in the Aspinwall Notarial Records, Boston, 1903, pp. 85-86: “Richard Pierce of Prudence Island in the Narrowgansett Bay did acknowledge the receite of twenty pounds of Elizabeth Dell Executrix of the last will & Testament of Raph Dell of Bow in Middlesex due as a Legacie unto his wife Susanna daughter of John Wrighte of Walton [Waltham] Abbey parish in Essex yeoman: & doth acquitt & discharge the said Elisabeth of the said Legacie & every part thereof. Signed & sealed the 14 (7) before me the Not. publ. 1647.” [1, 2]
    Person ID I7898  Schirado
    Last Modified 16 November 2000 

    Father Richard Pearce,   b. 1590, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1666, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Martha 
    Family ID F5641  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Susannah Wright,   b. 1627, Waltham Abbey, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 March 1642  Waltham Abbey, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Richard Pearce,   b. 3 October 1643, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 July 1720, Bristol, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Martha Pearce,   b. 13 September 1645, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1744, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +3. Ens. John Pearce,   b. 8 September 1647, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1707, Tiverton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +4. Hon. Giles Pearce,   b. 22 July 1651, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 November 1698, East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +5. Susannah Pearce,   b. 20 November 1652, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1743, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +6. Mary Pearce,   b. 6 May 1654, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1735/6, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Jeremiah Pearce,   b. 17 November 1656, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. James Pearce,   b. 6 December 1658, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. (a daughter) Pearce,   b. 7 July 1661
    +10. George Pearce,   b. 10 July 1662, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 August 1752, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +11. Samuel Pearce,   b. 22 December 1664, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F5638  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S279] Parentage of Susanna Wright, wife of Richard Pearce of Portsmouth, R. I., Benjamin Franklin Wilbour.


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