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Hon. Giles Pearce

Male 1651 - 1698  (47 years)


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  • Name Giles Pearce 
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 22 July 1651  Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 November 1698  East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Giles was admitted freeman of the town of Portsmouth 29 Apr 1693, and of the colony 6 May 1673. He was one of the grantees of the town of East Greenwich, RI, in May 1677, when he was admitted a freeman of that place. The town meeting that year was held at his house. February 20, 1678, he bought of John and Susanna Tripp one-fourth part of a purchase right in Warwick. He was moderator of the town meeting in 1685, member of the General Assembly in 1690 and 1696, and town councilman in 1677-1684, 1691, and 1696.

      His will was admitted to probate in East Greenwich 7 Dec 1698, filed 15 Nov 1698, and proved 7 Dec 1698. His wife Elizabeth was executor. [2]
    Person ID I8166  Schirado
    Last Modified 1 April 2004 

    Father Richard Pearce,   b. 1615, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother 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  [3
    Family ID F5638  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Hall,   b. about 1653,   d. after 1698  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 13 April 1676  East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jeremiah Pearce,   b. 22 January 1678, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 April 1754, Scituate, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Susanna Pearce,   b. 7 May 1679, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 August 1727, Warwick, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Elizabeth Pearce,   b. 27 May 1682, East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 September 1742  (Age 60 years)
     4. John Pearce,   b. 11 January 1687, East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after April 1739, East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)
     5. Mary Pearce,   b. 7 February 1690, East Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1728  (Age > 39 years)
    Family ID F5843  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S127] John Osborne Austin, (Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, 1968 (first ed. was 1887)).

    2. [S128] Frederick C. Pierce, (1888, Rockford, IL).

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


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