Robert PEARCE (1612 – 1679) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Robert Pearce was born about 1612 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. His parents were John PEARCE and Elizabeth TRULL. He married Abigail SYMONDS about 1644. Robert died 21 Mar 1678/79 in Ipswich, Mass.
Abigail Symonds was born about 1630, in Birch Great, Essex, England. Her parents were Mark SYMONDS and Joanna [__?__]. Abigail died 28 Jun 1680 in Ipswich, Mass.
Children of Robert and Abigail:
|1.||Samuel Pearce||1654||Mary Giddings
|15 Mar 1693/94
|2.||Abigail Pearce||Josiah Linden
27 Dec 1671 Ipswich, Mass
|3.||John Pearce||23 May 1657 – Ipswich, Mass||After 1680|
|4.||Joanna PEARCE||13 Oct 1659 Ipswich, Mass.||Samuel GRAVES III
|5.||Robert Pearce||7 Nov 1661
|7.||Moses Pearce||11 Jun 1666
|6.||Mary Pearce||30 May 1664
1686 – Salem, Essex, Mass
|18 May 1666
18 May 1642 – Robert Pearce was freeman
8 Mar 1679 – The Last Will and Testament of Robert Pierce Senior
Made y* 8th of March 1679 … I Robert Peirce Senior . . . doe make this my last will and Testament … I give . . . unto my dear . . . wife Abigall Peirce all my lands goods … at present in my posession . . . my gd wife paying these after mentioned Legacyes … I give . . . unto my Eldest sonne Samuell . . . that peice of land . . . that was formerly the land of Thomas Lord … I give . . . unto my daughter Abigall Lyndall … I give . . . unto my sonne John … I give . . . unto my daughter Johanna … I give . . . unto my sonne Robert … I give . . . unto my sonne Moses … I give . . . unto my daughter Mary . . . My wife I doe ordaine . . . my sole Executrix . . . my Louing friends Deacon Knowlton, Jacob Foster, John Staniford to bee overseers … in witness whereof I have hereunto sets my markes.
Thomas Knowlton, John Staniford, Jacob Foster, Witnesses.
1 Apr 1679 – Inventory of the Estate of Robert Pearce of Ipswich who Deceassed y* 21″ of March Taken y* 1** of Aprill
15 Acres of Marche at plum island.
1 ffarme at Rowly Villidge.
Thomas Knowlton Sen, Jacob Foster, John Staniford.
Abigaill Perice executrix in court held at Ipswich the 1rt of Aprill 1679 gave in this Inventory upon oath to be a true Inventory of her husbands estate . . .
(Essex: File No. 21217) An Inventory of thee estate of Roburt Pearce . . . Deceased thee twenty eight day of Sept. 1680 . . . the Administrator is to pay to his two brothers nine shillings apeice & to his two sisters nine shillings apeice the remainder to himselfe.
Robert Pearce being deceased, Samuell Pearc administrator.
24 Jun 1680 – Abigail’s Will
In the name of God Amen I Abigaill Pearse of Ipswich . . . widdow . . . doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament … I give . . . unto my sonn Samuell the house and land . . . which I purchased of Thomas Lord … I give . . . unto my sonn John the house wherein I now live … I give . . . unto my daughter Joannah my best fether bed … I give . . . vnto my daughter Mary Pearce my other fether bed . . . Then I give unto my two sonns Robert and Moses Pearse all my meadow and marsh att plumb 11 and … I give unto my son in law Josiah Linden ten shillings and grand children his two sons twenty shillings a peace and Abygaill Linden forty shillings, And further my will is that the rest … be equally devided betweene my two daghters Joannah and Mary Pearse . . . And … to be equally devided among all my children only my eldest sonn Samuell to have thirty pounds mor in his share . . . And my will … is that all those . . . things before mentioned given in pticular to any & all my children viz Samuell, John, Robert, Moses and Joannah and Mary … be all valued A disposed . . . and my meaning is that my grandchildren receive there legasies when t hey come to age. further I constitute & ordaine my eldest sonn Sarauell to be my sole executor … In wittnes hereof … I have heer vnto put my hand & seale the 24 day of June . . . 1680. Signed, sealed & published . . . in presence of vs Robert Lord se”, Jacob foster.
1. Samuel Pearce
Samuel’s wife Mary Giddings was born in 1658 in Ipswich, Mass. Her parents were George Giddings and Jane Antrobus Lawrence. After Samuel died, she married 15 Mar 1694 to William Hubbard (b. 1621 Colyton, Devonshire, England – d. 14 Sep 1704 Ipswich). Mary died in 2 Feb 1711 in Ipswich, Mass.
2. Abigail Pearce
Abigail’s husband Josiah Linden was born about 1655. His parents were Augustine Lyndon and Jane [__?__]. Josiah died 8 Aug 1709 in Newport, Rhode Island.
4. Joanna PEARCE (See Samuel GRAVES III‘s page)
6. Mary Pearce
Mary’s husband Capt Manassah Marston was born about 1661 in Salem, Essex, Mass. His parents were John Marston and Alice Eden. Manassah died Feb 1704 in Salem, Essex, Mass.
The history of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and their … By John William Linzee 1913