Sgt. Thomas/2 Peirce

M, #36538, (between 1608 and 1618 - 6 November 1683)
Father*Thomas/1 Pierce1,2 b. c 1583/84, d. 7 Oct 1666
Mother*Elizabeth (–?–)1,2 b. c 1595
Last Edited:18 Aug 2017

Children with Elizabeth Cole:

  • John/3 Peirce8 b. 7 Mar 1643
  • Thomas/3 Peirce+9 b. 21 Jan 1645, d. 8 Dec 1717
  • Elizabeth/3 Peirce+10 b. 25 Dec 1646
  • Joseph/3 Peirce8 b. 22 Sep 1648, d. 27 Feb 1648/49
  • Joseph/3 Peirce8 b. 13 Aug 1649
  • Stephen/3 Peirce8 b. 16 Jul 1651
  • Samuel/3 Peirce8 b. 20 Feb 1653/54, d. 27 Feb 1655/56
  • Samuel/3 Peirce8 b. 7 Apr 1656
  • William/3 Peirce8 b. 7 Mar 1657
  • James/3 Pierce11 b. 7 May 1659, d. 20 Jan 1741/42
  • Abigail/3 Peirce8 b. 20 Nov 1660, d. 9 Sep 1719
Sgt. Thomas/2 Peirce Jr. was born in England1,2, where he married, 6 May 1635, Elizabeth Cole.1,2 Of Charlestown Village (now Woburn) as early as 1643; was taxed there, 1645; selectman of Woburn, 1660.3 Oct 1663, he was elected sergeant of the Woburn trainband.4 28 Mar 1667, Francis Kendall, John Wyman, Thomas Peirce, John Brooks and Samuel Walker Sr. were appointed a committee of "wright proprietors" to distribute common land at Woburn. The committee received as compensation "for the truble and pains that they were at," "seven acres of make meadow or swamp."5
     Thomas Pierce died at Woburn 6 Nov 16836, and his widow 5 Mar 1688.1,7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S524] Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestry of American Presidents, George W. Bush ahnentafel.
  2. [S1326] Pierce & Peirce, Pierce Genealogy, 21.
  3. [S1326] Pierce Genealogy, 22.
  4. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:208, footnote.
  5. [S1123] Oliver Kendall, Memorial of Josiah Kendall, 2, quoting Sewall's Woburn.
  6. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:145, Thomas Pierce Sen. d.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:145, wid. Elizabeth Pierce d.
  8. [S522] Samuel Sewall, The History of Woburn, 2:628-9.
  9. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:193, Thomas Pierce b.
  10. [S522] Samuel Sewall, Hist. Woburn, 2:628-9, 648.
  11. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:193, James Pierce b.

Thomas/1 Pierce

M, #36539, (circa 1583/84 - 7 October 1666)
Last Edited:18 Aug 2017

Child with Elizabeth (–?–):

Thomas/1 Pierce was born in England circa 1583/841,2, where he married Elizabeth (–?–).1 They emigrated, 1633/34, to New England, and settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts.2 The wife of Thomas "Peerce" was admitted to the church at Charlestown 10 Jan, and he 21 Feb 1634/35.3,4 He was admitted freeman 6 May 1635.5 27 Sep 1642, he was one of 21 commissioners appointed by the General Court "to see that Saltpetre heapes were made by all the farmers of the colony."3 He died at Charlestown 7 Oct 1666.1,2 Inventory, £413.3
     His will, dated 7 Nov 1665 at the house of Thomas Danforth in Cambridge, leaves 20s to Harvard College; to grandchildren Mary Bridge and Elizabeth Jeffs "now dwelling with mee," £10 each; to all my grandchildren 10 groats apiece; residue to wife Elizabeth.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S524] Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestry of American Presidents, George W. Bush ahnentafel.
  2. [S1326] Pierce & Peirce, Pierce Genealogy, 17.
  3. [S1326] Pierce Genealogy, 18.
  4. [S522] Samuel Sewall, The History of Woburn, 2:628-9.
  5. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 13, Tho. Pierce.
  6. [S1326] Pierce Genealogy, 19-20.
  7. [S1326] Pierce Genealogy, 21.