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Jeremiah Fairbanks and Ann Bridge.

Joseph Southwick and Elizabeth Sheffield.
"• 27. John Shaw and Elizabeth Springford.
Aug. 9. James Clarke and Elizabeth (^ollins Bliss.
''■ 17. Thomas Cox and Elizabeth Belcher.
^ 20. Henr}^ Weeden and Lettuce Melville.
Sept. 18. Isaac Omen and Rebeckah Manchester.



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128 MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY.

Edward Green and Rlioda Wilcox.
Benjamin Hall and Katherine Pinnegar.
Daniel Dunion and Amey Murphy.
William Parker and Deliverance Pry or.
William Woodard and Ann Anderson.
Christopher Sylvester and Abigail Holt.
Pain Johnson and Mary Winslow.
Thomas Coggeshall and Esther Kinnion.
James Hamblin and Hannah Wilkah.
William Bell and Sarah Thurston.
William Lay and Sarah Sinnet.

William Dykes and Elizabeth Allison.

Joseph Nabb and Elizabeth Riley.

Robert Babcock and Elizabeth Sibbins.

Daniel Beeby and Lydia Stanton.

William Billings and Pheby Borden.

Thomas Eaile and Mary Tripp.

Robert Sims and Ruth Philips.

John Stanton and Mary Wetters.

Edmund Bell and Martha Howel.

Goodman Hallyorson and Luciiia Lowden.

Peter Marshall and Mary Bennet.

Robert Shoul and Mary Golden.

Henry Freeborn, Newport, and Nancy Peckham,

Middletown.
Job Cook and Freelove Gubbins.
Henry Collard and Abigail Baxter.
Frances Basset and Nancy Hicks.
David Tabor and Ann Briggs.
Daniel Hudson and Ann Creapon.
Benjamin Marshall and Elizabeth Read.
John Rider and Pheby Fowler.
Peleg Manchester, Portsmouth, and Hannah Wil-
cox, Middletown.
5. Henry Jackways and Catharine Seargeant.
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COxNTENTS.



Some JDescendants of John Pearce, Mason, of Portsmouth R. I 129

Record of Marriages, by Rev. Gardner Thurston pastor of the Sec-
ond Baptist Church, Newport, R. I., 1759-1800 150

Some Indian names of Places on Long Island, N. Y., and their corre-
spondences in Virginia 154

Notes.— The name Massachusetts. Early Laws in Massachusetts
relating to Fires, The New England Courant. A Curious
Legacy. A Tablet erected to the Memory of Rev. Dr. Mans-
field, at Derby, Conn 159

Queries— Historical. Pastors, Teachers and Elders in the N. E.
Churches. Fire Engines in Boston, 1740. Prices of digging
graves. Genealogical— Reynolds. Salisbury. McLaflin- Fel-
lows-Wells. Hopper. Messer. Hutchins. Snow. Lamb.
Waite. Ellery-Keith. Malbone. Replies— Chester. The

Oldest Bapti.st Church in R. I. The Malbone Family 167

Extracts from Letter Book of Samuel Hubbard 172

Masonian Proprietor's Record. New Hampshire 180

Early New England Patents 183

Record of Marriages, by Rev. Rozel Cook, Montville, Conn., 1794... 186
Book Notes. Announcements icp



]Y[aGAZINE OfJ\(eW ^GLANDjflSTORY

Vol. 1. July. 1891. No. 3.

Some Descendants of John Pearce [Mason] of
Portsmouth, R. I.




By Gen. T. L. Casey.

I HERE is a tradition in this family that the earliest

Ij! settler in this country was named John, and that he

\\> I came, about 1660, from Wales.

In the proceedings of the town meeting, held in
Portsmouth, R. I., July 5, 1666, is the following record:

"John Pearce, admitted this da}'-, a free inhabitant of this
town."

He ma}' have been one of the Baptist congregation of John
Myles of Swansea, Wales, who were persecuted from Wales
to Rehoboth, 1662-3, and from thence to Swanzey, Plymouth
Colony, 1666-7. In his testimony given May 7, 1673, as to
the death of Mrs. Rebecca Cornell, he calls himself 41 years
of age. So that he was born in 1632. His trade was that of
a mason, but he was not identified by that designation until
John Pearce, son of Richard, had come of age, in 1668, and
there were two of the name, John Pearce, inhabitants of the
town.

April 14, 1668, John Pearce (Mason) bought a dwelling-
house and 38 acres of land of William Corry (Corey).

Sept. 29, 1668, John Pearce (Mason) took a lease of Wil-
liam Corey of 68 acres for a period of seven years.



130 MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTOKY.

May 4, 1G75, Joliii Peaice (Mason) was made a freeman
of the Colony, from Portsmouth.

Oct. 31, 1677, John Pearce (Mason) was included by the
General Assembly in the list of grantees of the lands at East
Greenwich.

June 12, 1678, John Pearce (Mason) was allowed b}^ the
General Assembly to dispose of his East Greenwich rights,
to Henry Matthewson.

March 16, 1685, John Pearce (Mason) and John Pearce
(probably his eldest son John) drawn on jury of ''Tryall's"

at Newport.

After John Pearce, son of Richard, went to Pocassett or
Tiverton, about 1683, John Pearce (Mason) seems in Ports-
mouth to have been styled John Pearce, Senior.

March 5, 1686, John Pearce, Senior, a member of a coro-
ner's inquest, held at the house of James Sweet, Jr., on
Prudence Island.

Feb. 23, 1691, Maj. John Greene, deeds land in Natick to
"John Pearce (Mason) inhabitant in Prudence Island."

Aug. 20, 1691, John Pearce and Mary, his wife, deed this
land to their loving son Daniel.

John Pearce, Senior, made his will, Sept. 23, 1689, and it
was proved in Portsmouth, April 26, 1692. In this will he
styles himself John Perce, Senior,of Prudence Island, makes
his wife, Mary, sole executrix, and residuary legatee, after
dividing small legacies to his three children, namel}^ John
Pearce, Jr., Daniel Pearce, and Mar}^ Hill, wife of Robert Hill.
The widow Mary Pearce made her will Sept, 17, 1711, which
was proved Oct. 15, 1711, in which she leaves first "40 shill-
ings to the poor brethren of the Church of Christ to whom I
doe belong." Then she divides the remainder between her
three children, John Pearce, Daniel Peai-ce, and Mary Sweet.
The children of John Pearce (Mason) and Mary his wife as
far as known were;

I. John2, b. about 1658.
II. DanieP,b. about 1662.

III. Mary2, b. about 1666.



MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTOKY. 131

JoHN^ Pearce (John}} was born about 1658 and died
about 1737. His residence was on Prudence Island. He
married Martha, eldest daughter of Francis and Mary Bray-
ton of Portsmouth.

June 6, 1692, He was made a freeman.

1694 and 1704, He was constable.

Oct. 10, 1696, He paid 16 shillings for 8 acres of land
allotted him by the town, July 23, 1694.

Prior to 1705 John Pearce and Daniel Pearce were arrest-
ed and imprisoned in Connecticut for religious difference of
belief. In their company was one John Moss (Morse?)*

Dec. 5, 1715, Pie deeded to son Preserved half a farm in
Warwick in part called Natick, "that honored father John
Pearce deceased bought of Major John Greene (half being
given me in will of father, and half given my brother Dan-
iel.")

His children as far vxs known were:
I. John3 Jr., b. about 1682.
II. Francis^, b. about 1684.
III. Preserved'^, b. about 1686.

Preserved^ Pearce (e/o/m^JoA?*!) was born about 1686
and was made a freeman for Warwick 1711. Subsequently
he was made a freeman of Portsmouth in 1721, and after this
he moved to East Greenwich. Died after 1769. He had
the following children, probably others:

I. Abigail* b. ni. in North Kingstown, Nov. 4, 1786,

Thomas Hill of Jonathan. He was born 1692.

II. Nathaniel*, b. m. May 22, 1735, Sarah Wickes

of Thomas and Ann of Warwick. She was born
March 18, 1708. Had

1. Ichabod'^ b. Oct. 8, 1735, probably others.

HI. Thomas*, b. m. Sept. 13, 1739, Jane Dickinson

of Richard. Had

1. George\ b. Jan. 27, 1739.

2. Christopher^, b. Feb. 16 1742.

*See Vol. III. R. I. Colonial Records p. 546.



132 MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY.

3. Chal•les^ b. May 18, 1744.

4. MaryS b. April 10, 1747.

IV. Preserved^ b. m. (1) Sarah, wliod. Dec. 13,

1744, m. (2) March 9, 1745, Alice Spencer of
Abneraiid Susannah. Alice was b. Oct. 8, 1719.

Had b}' 1st. wife:

1. Sarahs b. Oct. 13, 1744, m. April 14, 1768,
Capt. Thomas Arnold of William and
Phebe. He was b. Oct. 26, 1740. •

Had by 2d wife:

2. Susannah'^ b. Sept. 5, 1746, m. Feb. 23,
1760, Caleb Mathews of Jeremiah, of Reho-
both, Mass.

3. Hannah^ b. Aug. 31

4. John^ b. July 7, 1756.

5. MaryS b. m. March 2, 1775, John

Singer Dexter, of Cumberland, R. I.

6. Preserved^ b. , m. Dec. 3, 1790,

Sarah Dexter of Warwick.

Daniel^ Peaece (John^) was born about 1662, and there
is reason to believe did not die until after 1744. Few family
records can be found of him, and the names of his children
given have been recovered from deeds and other legal papers.
The records of his public services are quite full,and cover the
period from 1694 to 1731. He was made freeman of the
town of Portsmouth, June 6, 1692. He was twice married,
but the name of his first wife is unknown. He married (2)
Dec. 13, 1703, Elizabeth Tucker of Prudence Island. He re-
sided in Portsmouth up to 1720, and for two years following
was more or less at Kingston, but took up a permanent
residence in N. Kingstown the summer of 1723.
1694-5-7, he Avas Constable in Portsmouth.
1098, 1701-5-10-11-20-21-23-31, he was a deputy to General

Assembly from Portsmouth.
1700, Daniel Pearoe, Senior, of Prudence Island, bought of
Benjamin and Jonathan Viall and John Thomas of



MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY. 13S

Swaiizey, 760 acres of land at Aquidiiesitt.
1707-8-11-20, He was a Justice of the Peace iu Portsmouth.

1720, He was a grand juryman and deputy for Kingston.

1721, He and his wife conveyed by deed of gift to his two
sons, Daniel Pearce, Jr., and John Pearce of Portsmouth,
in common, 400 acres of land at Aquidnesit.

July 8, 1722, Daniel Pearce of Kingston sold to his son
and daughter, Ephraim Smith a mulatto man.

March 17, 1723, Daniel Pearce Jr., and wife Patience, and
John Pearce and wife Martha, sell to their honored
father, Daniel Pearce of Kingston, 400 acres of land
conveyed to them in 1721.

1724, He was a grand juryman and overseer of the poor in
North Kingstown.

Aug. 11, 1724, Daniel Pearce of N. Kingstown, executed a
free deed of gift to the town, of land for a road from
Fones Bridge to the sea, for a drift way for public use.

March 16, 1726, Daniel Pearce of N. Kingstown, and Eliza-
beth, sold lands to sons Daniel and John of Prudence
Island.

March 17, 1726, Daniel and John Pearce gave a bond to
their brothers, Nathan and William Pearce, that they
would give them a part of their father's estate when they
came of age.

Nov. 13, 1736, Daniel Pearce, before the town council of
North Kingstown, agreed to bring a certificate from Ports-
mouth concerning his daughter and her two children.
(This Avas his daughter Mary.)
Children by 1st wife:

I. DanieP Jr., b. probably 1687.
II. Margaret^, born probably 1689.

III. Jolin^ born probably 1691.

IV. Mary^ born probably 1693, m. 1715, John Moss, and

had John* Moss and Joshua'* Moss.
Children by 2d wife:
V. Benoni^ born prob. 1704, m. Nov. 10, 1723, Sarah
Rhodes of Noth Kingstown and died Nov. 20,1724,



134 MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY.

s. p. Letters of administration granted his brotli-
ers Daniel and John, Dec. 8, 1724. His widow m.
(2) Nov. 2, 1725, William Havens of Thomas
and had Rhodes.
VI. Nathan^ b. 1706, d. in Dutchess Co., N. Y., Marcli 15,
1790, age 84 years.
VII. William^ b. prob. 1709, moved from Prudence Island
to N. Kingstown with his parents, subsequently
went to Canterbury, Conn., March 21 1737. Wil-
liam Pearce, late of N. Kingstown, Colony of
Rhode Island, now of Canterbury, Colony of
Conn., sold lands in N. Kingstown to Isaac Cleve-
land. He probably moved to Providence, R. I.,
1737 to 1740. Aug. 21, 1740, William Pearce
was allowed by General Assembly certain ac-
counts for transporting Capt. William Hopkin's
Company to Newport. April 3, 1745 was made
a freeman of Colony from Providence. May 5,
1747, Took oath in Providence against bribery
and corruption. Children not known, but may
have had Jabez^^ who took oath in Providence
April 30, 1754.
Daniel^ Pearce Jr. (^DanieP, Jolui^) was born probably
1687. He was made a freeman of the town of Portsmouth,
June 6, 1715 and resided on Prudence Island. February 1724
he was made a freeman of the Colony from Portsmouth. He
was married October, 1705 to Patience Hill of Jonathan of
Prudence Island, his father performing the ceremony. After
1737 he seems to have lived in N. Kingstown, died probabl}'-

about 1758.

Feb. 1727, Daniel Pearce Jr., and Prudence his wife, of

Prudence Island, sold lands in N. Kingstown to John

Pearce of Prudence Island.
Feb. 1727, he sold lands in N. Kingstown to Nathan Pearce

for the sum of .£1,000.
1732-8, Daniel Pearce Jr., deputy to General Assembly for

Portsmouth.



MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY. 135

Aug. 30, 1737, he was petit juryman for Portsmouth.
April 17, 1738, Daniel Pearce Jr., of North Kingstown deeded

to his son Daniel Pearce, Glazier, 80 acres of land in

North Kingstown.
Jan. 1789, Daniel Pearce Jr., of N. Kingstown sold land to

Nathaniel Pearce of N. Kingstown, bounded easterly on

land of Daniel Pearce 3d.
June 26, 1744, Daniel Pearce Jr., and Nathaniel Pearce as-
sisted in taking inventory of estate of John^ Pearce of

Prudence Island.
Had children.

I. Sarah* b. March 6, 1710.
II. Nathaniel* b. January 20, 1715.

III. Daniel* Sd b. Oct. 22, 1717.

IV. Jonathan* b. April 6, 1719, resided in Portsmouth,

was a freeman of the Colony, May 3, 1743. May
5, 1747, took oath in Portsmouth against bribery
and corruption. April 30, 1752, and again Oct.
1753 took inventories in Portsmouth. Oct. 9,
1758 give bond as guardian of money belonging
to his nieces and nephews, children of his brother
Nathaniel*. July 9, 1761 he was put under
guardianship himself, being "non compos mentis."
V. Deliverance* b. Sept. 20, 1720, m. 1739, Elisha Till-

inghast of Philip. He was b. Aug. 29, 1716.
VI. Thomas* b. May 31, 1723, m. 1748 Martha* Pearce,
his first cousin and daughter of John^ and Martha
Pearce. He lived in Portsmouth and d. April
30, 1752.
VII. William* b. May 8, 1725, m. Jan. 5, 1756, Meribah
Pearce late widow of Nathaniel* Pearce of Ports-
mouth, deceased. This was his brother Nathan-
iel's widow. He lived in Portsmouth.
VIII. Patience* b. Nov. 21, 1728, m. a Mr. Wall.

IX. Ebenezer* b. Feb. 17, 1731, Ebenezer Pearce of N.
Kingstown, by census of 1774, had 3 persons in
family over 16 and 4 under 16.



136 MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY.

Nathaniel* Pearce (^Daniel^^ Daniel?^ JoJm^) was born
January 20, 1715, and was a freeman of the Colony from N.

Kingstown, May 4, 1736. He m. prob. in 1742, Meribali

and died June 7, 1750. Inventory of his personal estate
amounted to over X 4,000. Widow administered June 18,
1752, His widow m. (2) Jan. 5, 1756, William* Pearce,
brother of her first husband. Nathaniel* must have moved
to Portsmouth before June 26, 1744, at which time he assis-
ted in taking the inventory of the estate of his uncle John
Pearce in that town. October 9, 1758, his brother Jonathan*
Pearce gave bonds for money belonging to children of Na-
thaniel* Pearce deceased, namely "Caleb Pearce, Sarah
Pearce and Nathaniel Pearce." (sic.)
Children.

I. Elizabeth*^ b. Oct. 14, 1743, chose her guardian
March 13, 1758. July 12, 1762, acknowledged to
have received all her legacy.
n. Caleb^ b. Dec. 27, 1745, chose his guardian July 14,
1760, being 14 years and upwards, and made
choice of Samuel* Pearce. His estate was X397-
17s-4d. He subsequently married about 1769,
Dorcas^ Pearce of Samuel*. She was his 2d
cousin. He died shortly after his marriage, and
from taking cold after an attack of small pox.
His widow married (2) Capt. George Allen of
Prudence Island. Had

1. Nathaniel b. Dec. 5, 1770.

III. Sarah^ b. Aug. 27, 1747. In Warren, Jan. 27, 1766,

she acknowledged the receipt of £219-8s the por-
tion left her by her father.

IV. Johns b. Feb. 15, 1749.

V. Nathaniel'^ b, probably 1751, after his father's death.
The name is here recorded,upon the statement of
bond of Jonathan* Pearce above quoted.
Daniel* Pearce, 3d {Daniel^ BanieP JoJm^), v^RshoTn
October 22, 1717. He was a Glazier and was made a free-
man of North Kingstown and of the colony in 1738. He



MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY. 137

married Mary , and his children are recorded in East

Greenwich, where his name is spelled "Pierce."
Children :

I. Sarah^, b. Oct. 9, 1743.
II. Lawrence Southcotte^ b. April 12, 1745, in East
GreenAvich. Census of 1774 records him in North
Kingstown, and as having two sons under 16.

III. DanieP, b. Aug. 19, 1746, in East Greenwich, d.

young.

IV. Langworthy^, b. Dec. 12, 1747, in Warwick, m. and

in census of 1774 was of North Kingstown, and
had one son and two daughters under 16. Had

1, John R^ b. 2, Bowen^, b. who had son

, Daniel', born 1793, and resided in Central Falls,
R. I., and had son Daniel^.
V. Jonathan^, b. Sept, 6, 1749, on Prudence Island, d.

young.
VI. James^, b. March 17, 1751, on Prudence Island.
VII. MaryS, b. April 25, 1753, on Prudence Island.
VIII. Deliverance^ b. March 12, 1765, on Prudence
Island, m. Sept. 24, 1780, John Sprague of
Rowland.
IX. John^, b. Oct. 4, 1756, on Prudence Island.
X. Jonathan^, b. July 3, 1758, in South Kingstown.
XI. Eleanoi-s, b. Feb. 20, 1760, in North Kingstown, m.

Sept. 1, 1782, Samuel Rice of Peleg.
XII. DanieP, b. Jan. 1, 1763, in South Kingstown.
James^ Pearce {Daniel'^ 3d, Daniel^, DanitP, John^'), was
born March 17, 1751, on Prudence Island, and married Nov.
7, 1773, Mary (Grossman of South Kingstown.
Children :

I. Daniel*', b. Jan. 25, 1774, in South Kingstown, and
m. June 21, 1797, Elizabeth Mott of Joseph.
II. Thomas Hazard^, b. July 21, 1776, in South Kings-
town.
III. James Leonard*^, b. Sept. 2, 1778, in South Kings-
town.



138 MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY.

Jonathan^ Pearce {Daniel^ 3d, Daniel^, Daniel?, John^)
was born July 3, 1758, in South Kingstown, and ni. Sept. 1
1782, Elizabeth Coggeshall of Benjamin and Sarah
(^Anthony) .
Children :

I. George^, b. Jan. 81, 1788.
II. Mary6, b. Nov. 24, 1784.
Nathaniel^ Pearce j ^j,^^'^'\ Nathaniel\ I>aniel\ Dan-

' I was born on Prudence Island Dec. 5, 1770. He

followed the coasting business and settled in Providence,
where he died Dec. 26, 1851. He m. Dec. 1, 1791, Sarah
Stoddard, of Providence. She was b. March 10, 1771, and
d. Feb. 19, 1855.
Children :

I. Thomas", b. Sept. 14, 1792.
II. William H.^, b. Nov. 23, 1798. d. Jan. 10, 1889.
Never married.

III. George^ b. Nov. 16, 1799, d. April 30, 1812. Never

married.

IV. Sarah A.', b. May 26, 1802, d. Jan. 25, 1807.
V. Edward', b. May 27, 1804.

VI. Sarahs b. March 20, 1807. d. Sept. 15, 1886. m.

Dec. 11, 1827, William P. Bullock.
VII. Charles^, b. Feb. 17, 1809. d. March 1809.
Thomas" Pearce (Nathanid^, Calelfi, Nathaniel^, Daniel^'
Daniel"^, Johyi^) was born Sept. 14, 1792 and died Feb. 17,
1854. m. Mary Ann Cheppalier who d. March 12, 1884.
Children :

I. Adeline Cheppalier^, b.

II. Sophie Cordelia*^, b.

III. Mary Ann Jennings^, b. . m. Benjamin

Tripp, of Providence.

IV. Sarah Louisa^, b. . d. Jan. 21, 1875.

V. Thomas Nathaniel, b. 1 833, d. Feb. 25, 11

the 58d year of his age.



MAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY. 139

VI. James Stiirgis^ b.



VII. Katherine Wheaton^, b.
VIII. Samuel Wheatoii^ b. —



IX. Clemantine Clieppalier^ b.

Edward' Pearcb {Nathaniel^^ Caleh^^ Nathaniel'^, Daniel^,
Daniel^, John^) was b. May 27, 1804, and d. Jan. 1, 1881. He
m. Oct. 24, 1827, Harriet Bullock, who d. Oct. 2, 1883.
Children :

I. Richmond Bullock«, b. July 17, 1828, d. Jan. 28,
1829.
II. Catherine Cotnstock«, b. March 18, 1830, d. Oct.
12, 1880.

III. William HenryS, b. July 30, 1831, d. I\Iarch 7, 1832.

IV. Edward^, b. July 21, 1833.

V. William Bullock^, b. May 14, 1835.
VI. Ellen Richmond^, b. May 25, 1837, d. Nov. 29, 1862.
VII. HenryS, b. April 21, 1839.

VIII. Julia BullocF, b. Aug. 19, 1841, m. March 7, 1866,
Alexander H. Davis, and d. Dec. 14, 1866.
Margaret^ Pearce {DanieP, John^), was born about
1689 andm. (1) 1710 Ephraim Smith, of Jeremiah and Mary
(^Gereaid I/) Smith. He was b. probably 1680 and d. Oct.
1722. She m. (2) January 4, 1725, Inimanuel Clark of
Benjamin and Mercy (Sviith) Clark. He was b. April 4,
1697.

Had by Smith :

I. Freelove* Smith, b. July 24, 1711. m. Allen.

II. Sarah* Smith, b. Oct. 4, 1714.

HI. Renewed* Smith, b. May 8, 1717, m. 1733 Daniel
Carpenter of Solomon and Elizabeth (^Tefft). Ho
was b. Dec. 28, 1712.
IV. Margaret* Smith, b. May 4, 1719. May 14, 1733,
chose her uncle, DanieF Pearce, of Prudence
Island, as her guardian.
V. Ephraim* Smith, b. April 13, 1722, m. Feb. 7, 1741,

Boone of North Kingstown.

Had by Clark:



140 INIAGAZINE OF NEW ENGLAND HISTORY.

VI. Benjamin* Clark, b. July 12, 1728.

JOHN^ Pearce (^BanieP, John^}, of Prudence Island, was
a farmer and Avas born about 1691. He was married about
1718 to Martha Sweet. He was made a freeman of the town
of Portsmouth June 6, 1720, and of the Colony Feb. 1724.
His will was dated Feb. 7, 1744, and was proved July 9,
1744. The inventory of his personal estate, amounting to
X4868-12-1 and including nine negroes, was taken June 26,
1744, by Daniel Pearce Jr. his brother, Nathaniel Pearce his
nephew, James Sweet and Gideon Freeborn Jr. He died
June 22, 1744. No wife was named in the will, and
she must have died before him.

Februar}'-, 1727, division deeds executed by Daniel and
Patience Pearce and John and Martha Pearce were
made of lands in North Kingstown.

His children named in his will were:
I. Samuels b. 1719, d. Sept. 4, 1816, aged 97 years.
II. John*, b. probably 1722.

III. ThomasS b. probably 1726, d. at sea; Oct. 16, 1753.

The inventory of his estate amounted to
X 229-158. s.p.

IV. Sarah*, b. probably 1728. On April 28, and June 9,

1746, receipted to her brothers Samuel and John
Pearce, executors, for her legacy amounting to
X370-13s-7d.
V. Martha*, b. probably 1731. Receipted Oct. 28, 1747,
at Prudence Island, to John Pearce, for part of
her legacy. Sept. 29, 1749, Thomas Pearce re-
ceipted for part of his wife's legacy. She was m.
probably 1748 to Thomas* Pearce of DanieF Jr.
He died April 80, 1752 and his widow was made
administratrix of his estate, amounting to
X488-0-6d.
VI. Michael*, b. probably 1734. He receipted Jan. 29,
1755, at Scituate, R. I., to Samuel and John
Pearce, executors, for his full share of his father's
estate, being X 342-13-6. The witness to this



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