Saturday, October 8, 2011

Surname Saturday - PEIRCE (England > Massachusetts)

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It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 281, who is Mary PEIRCE (1682-1713), one of my 6th-great-grandparents. [Note: The 6th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]

My ancestral line back through four generations of PIERCE  families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)
70.  Thomas Dill (1755-after 1830)
71.  Hannah Horton (1761-1797)

140.  Thomas Dill (1708-1761)
141.  Mehitable Brown (1714-1758)

 280.  Thomas Dill, born 27 January 1682 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 29 January 1718 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 560. Peter Dill and 561. Thanks Shepard.  He married 17 January 1706 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
 281.  Mary Peirce, born 31 December 1682 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died before 1713 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  


Children of Thomas Dill and Mary Peirce are: Mary Dill (1706-????); Thomas Dill (1708-1761); Elizabeth Dill (1712-1714).


562.  Nathaniel Pierce, born 04 December 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 1692 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 23 March 1680 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
 563.  Elizabeth Pierce, born 25 December 1646 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 1126. Thomas Pierce and 1127. Elizabeth Cole.

Children of Nathaniel Pierce and Elizabeth Pierce are:  Mary Peirce (1682-1713); Hannah Peirce (1684-????); Ichabod Peirce (1686-????).


 1124.  Robert Pierce, born about 1621 in probably Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 10 September 1706 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 16 October 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
 1125.  Mary Knight, born 14 July 1620 in Southampton, Hampshire, England; died 18 March 1702 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2250. John Knight.
 

Children of Robert Pierce and Mary Knight are: Judith Pierce (1651-1689); Mary Pierce (1654-1695); Nathaniel Pierce (1655-1692); Thomas Pierce (1657-1693); Elizabeth Pierce (1658-????); Joseph Pierce (1660-1672); Jonathan Pierce (1663-1694); John Pierce (1664-1716); Benjamin Pierce (1667-1715); Sarah Pierce (1669-????); Joseph Pierce (1672-1749).

 2248.  Thomas Pierce, born about 1584 in probably Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 07 October 1666 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married in England.
 2249.  Elizabeth, born about 1595 in England; died after 22 March 1667 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Pierce and Elizabeth are:  John Pierce (1610-????); Thomas Pierce (1617-1683); Elizabeth Pierce (1619-1692); Robert Pierce (1621-1706);  Persis Pierce (1626-1683); Mary Pierce (1628-1703); Samuel Pierce (1630-1678).


The wife of Nathaniel Peirce, Elizabeth Peirce, was his first cousin, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Cole) Pierce, and granddaughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (--?--) Pierce. Nathaniel was Elizabeth's third husband, after Thomas Whittemore and Hopestill Foster, and Elizabeth was Nathaniel's second wife, after Hannah Converse.
My sources for these families include the Massachusetts town vital record books and:

*  Frederic Beech Pierce, Pierce Genealogy (Worcester, Mass.:  Charles Hamilton Press, 1882).

*  One line of the Thomas Pierce family was treated in the book:  Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford (Orange, Cal.: Sheridan Psychological Services, Inc., 1993), Volume 1, page 607.

2 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Robert Pierce and Mary Knight are my 10x great grandparents. I descend through the daughter Elizabeth who married Samuel Wilson in 1682. The Hannah/Anna Convers you mentioned is the brother of James Convers (1620 - 1715), my 8x great grandfather. Another cousin connection, Randy!

Douglas Wilson said...

Samuel Wilson and Elizabeth Pierce are my 9x great grandparents. I descend through Samuel whom was the first Wilson born in North America. I have been looking for information on Elizabeth for a long time.
Thanks for your information