Pearson Lineage
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#1272 Ahnentafel Chart  Lawrence Pearson chr. 4 May 1607 Daine Rowe, Wilmslow Parish, Chester, England; mason; d. 12mo 1673 Chester Co., England m. Elizabeth (prob. Janney) d. 19 12mo 1681/2.

A correspondent of mine, Betty J. Hill, many years ago sent me a "Pearson Lineage" chart that states: "Lawrence Pearson b. ca. 1600, d. 12mo 24, 1673, bur. Mobberley burial grounds (Wilmslow, Pownall Fee, Chester, Eng.) m. Elizabeth Janney, d. 12mo 19, 1681/2, dau of Randall and Ellen Alrodd Janney. - Their children:  John d. 1708, acquired land from William Penn, came on 'Endeavor', arr. 29th 7mo 1683; Sarah; Thomas b. ca. 1656; Mary; Edward b. 1mo 6, 1671, d. 1697, came to America after brothers, settled Bucks Co., ,Pa., first at or near Darby, about 1688 to Falls MM, m. Sarah Burgess dau of Richard and Katherine Burgess.   On 8th mo, 1698, Sarah m/2 Martin Eildman at Falls Meeting House.   Edward and Sarah Pearson's children (may have been more): Martha, b 12mo 9, 1687 m. Nathaniel Bye; Laurence; Sarah m. 1704 John Bye

#636 Ahnentafel Chart  Thomas Pearson b. ca. 1656; m. Margery Smith

1.    Will of Lawrence Pearson in Probate Registry, Chester, England dated Feb. 21, 1673:
Executors: His brother Peirson of Pownall Fee; John Johnson of Baguly; Randle Janney of Pownall Fee, husbandman.   When will proved 20 June 1674 Randle Janney was already deceased.   Mentioned a bargain of ground from Peter Higinbottm[sic]

2.    History of Delaware Co., PA by George Smith, M.D. (p.491)
"Pearson, Thomas, frequently called Thomas Person, with his wife Margery, came from England with William Penn when on his first visit to Pennsylvania. If any reliance can be placed on tradition, it was upon his suggestion that the name of Upland was changed to Chester. He settled in Marple township on the tract marked 'Thomas Perce" on Holme's map.  His children were Robert, Thomas, Lawrence, Enoch, John, Alice, Sarah and Benjamin, all born in this country.   His daughter Sarah, intermarried with John West, and was the mother of the great painter Benjamin West.   His son Robert Pearson, intermarried with Catharine the daughter of James Thomas of Merion.   Thomas Pearson the elder was alive in 1706.   Besides Pearson, some of the descendants took the name of Parsons, Person and Pierson."

3.   "History of Chester County, Pennsylvania (p.22)
Tho: Pierson & Margt his wife, late of ditto, mason.
John his Brother & Mary Smith his sister, all of the same place, came in ditto vessell
{Note:  This alludes to the vessel the Endeavor which arrived 29 7mo 1683.}

4.  "Wills of Chester Co., PA 1713-1748 based on Abstracts of Jacob Martin"
Thomas Pearson. Marple. Will dated 16 Oct 1730; proved 25 Mar 1734. Will Book A, p.407. Mentions: son, John; son-in-law John West and daughter Sarah his wife; son-in-law Nicholas Rogers and daughter Mary his wife; son-in-law Peter Thompson and daughter Margery his wife; son Robert; sons Robert, Lawrence, Enoch and Abel; wife Margery.   Executors: Bartholomew Coppock, Saml Levis Jr.    Witnesses: Rebecca Coppock, Sarah Coppock, Mordecai Massey

5.   "Abstracts of Philadelphia County Wills 1682-1726" pub. Family Lines Pub.
Pearson, John.  Newtown,Chester Co. 10/8/1708. March 17, 1708/9. Book C, p.154
Margery wife of brother Thomas and her children names not given.   Cousin Daniel Williamson and his wife Mary and their children names not given.   Cousin Robert Williamson and Hannah his wife.   Brother Edward and his son Lawrence and other children names not given.   John Fincher and Martha his wife and their children.    James Dickson, Abraham Hill.   Executors: Brother Thomas and kinsman Daniel Williamson.   Witnesses: Joseph Worrell and Thomas Selby

6.   ibid:
Smith, John. Bucks Co.  Yeoman. 10/30/1806. September 28, 1708.   Book C, p.127
Sisters Margery Pearson and Mary Williamson.   Brothers-in-law Thomas Pearson and Daniel Williamson.   Cousins Mary Pearson and Abigail Williamson.   Executrix: Wife Mary.   Witnesses: Abel Janney, John Watson and Thomas Janney

7.   "Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Vol 1" by John Pitts Launey & F. Edward Wright.
Thomas and Margery Pearson.  Children:  Robert Pearson, b.3rd da, 12th mo, 1683; Thomas Pearson, b. 23rd da, 10th mo, 1685, d. 1st mo. 1705; Lawrence Pearson b. 20th da, 10th mo, 1687; Enoch Pearson, b. 12th da, 3rd mo, 1690; John Pearson, b. 1st da, 10th mo, 1692; Abel Pearson, b. 9th da, 2nd mo, 1695; Sarah Pearson, b. 8th da, 2nd mo, 1697; Benjamin Pearson, b. 1st da, 12th mo, 1698; Mary Pearson, b. 20th da, 5th mo, 1701; Margery Pearson, b. 23rd da, 9th mo, 1703

8. ibid.
Lawrence and Esther Pearson. Children: Hannah Pearson,s b. 25th da, 3rd mo, 1712; Thomas Pearson, b. 9th da, 7th mo, 1714; Mordecai Pearson, b. 23rd da, 8th mo, 1716; Sibilla Pearson, b. 24th da, 8th mo, 1717; Phebe Pearson, b. 2nd da, 10th mo, 1719

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