Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, MA & his descendants Thomas Spooner, 1883
Source: Family group sheet in Fam Hist Lib, SLC, Ut, submitted by Mrs. B.E.T.
Godbey, P.O. Box 232, Santa Barbara, Ca. Her source: Peirce Family Gen. p. 7.
Additions from Plymouth Records V. 5 p 116,117, settlement of his estate and also from a family group sheet of Francis and Isabel (Twining) Baker in the Fam Hist Lib which shows their son John married Alice Pierce and son William married Mary Pierce.
Contact: Rich Rydalch
Initial source: Family group sheet in the FGRA collection of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, submitted by Mrs. B.E.T. Godbey, P.O. Box 232, Santa Barbara, Calif. Her source: Peirce Family Gen. p 7. This sheet gives his birth 1600, Yorks, Eng., son of Richard Peirce (Pierce), died, no date, Plymouth..., married, no date nor place, Rebecca.
"The Great Migration..." says he came 1623 on the "Anne", first residence Plymouth, moved to Duxbury after 1643, "was one ofthe two servants of Mr. [John] Pierce in the 1623 Plymouth division of land who received an acre of land apiece as passengers on the "Anne" [Plymouth Colony Records 12:6; The American Genealogist 54:164-66]. In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle 'Abraham Pierce' was the twelfth person in the third company [PCR 12:10]. He was the thirty-first person on the list of Purchasers [PCR 2:177]."
Settlement of his estate, 3 June 1673, is in Plymouth Records V. 5 p. 116, 117.
From Plymouth Colony Records: Sold two shares in a red cow for two ewe lambs to Capt. Miles Standish 20 Jan 1627. Sold one acre of land lying on the south side of Hobs-hole to Thomas Clark 28 Sep 1629.
Various other deeds up to 1646; freeman in Plymouth Colony 1633, 1637 and in Duxbury 1658 and 1670; rated 9 shillings for public use 1633, 1634; on a jury of inquest 2 Mar 1635/6; had land grant enlarged "tenn pole" 4 Feb 1638/9, again 40 acres at North River 2 Nov 1640 and again 3 acres "north of brooke att Namassakesett" 13 Jun 1660; named in a conflict concerning swine 7 Sep 1642; brought complaint of trespass and assault and battery against Wm. Hanbury 6 June 1643; presented for "slothful and negligent spending the Saboth, and not frequenting the publick assembly" 2 Mar 1651, excused with warning; liberty given to purchase land at Saconeesett and places adjacent 4 Jun 1661; charge of defamation was brought by someone against Rebeckah and Allice 3 Mar 1662, plaintiff withdrew.
Settlement of the estate of Abraham Peirse 3 Jun 1673 who died intestate was made by Abraham, Jr, who granted land to "Isacke" his brother and gave "twenty shillings a peece unto his three sisters, viz, Rebeckah Wills, Mary Baker and Allice Baker", the rest being granted to Abraham, Jr.
The will of Capt. Michaell Peirse of Scituate, "lately slayne on the countryes service", dated 15 Jan 1675, was presented in Plymouth 22 July 1676, his son Benjamin made executor. Nothing to indicate whether or not he was related to Abraham. He was of Hingham in 1663, Scituate in 1667 and 1668; was ensigne in Dutch war Dec 1673; had a daughter, Abigail (court action of Oct 1669). A Samuel appears in an action of debt 5 Nov 1644, also no indication of relationship.