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Thomas Pearson Sr. (1653 - 1734)

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Thomas Pearson Sr.
Born in Pownall Fee, Cheshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Pownall Fee, Chester (Cheshire), Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Marple, Delaware, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 12 Jul 2018
10:16: [unlisted] edited the Biography, Other Last Name(s), Other Last Name and GEDCOM for Thomas Pearson Sr.. (Imported data from GEDCOM upload #120899, Person I3064) [Thank [unlisted] for this]
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Contents

Biography

Biography

Margery survived him. Members of the Pearson family, Thomas, Margery Smith Pearson, Mary Smith and the Thomas Janney family, they all arrived in America aboard the "Endeavor" 29 Sep 1683. The ship was the Endeavor of Liverpool,not London, as some have stated. Thomas Pearson and Margery Ellen Smith were wed at the home of Thomas Janney. Margery must have had an uncomfortable ocean crossing, being about four months pregnant when they landed. She was probably glad to have her sister May along. Thomas Pearson was known as--Thomas Pearson of Marple township, Chester Co PA, Supervisor of Highways in 1684, Member of Council in 1687, and member of Assembly in 1708. It is said that Thomas was a prominent Friend Thomas came to the Pennsylvannia Colony with William Penn on the "Welcome". To be self supportive, he became a blacksmith. Five years later, he was joined by other members of his family.

Name

Name: Thomas /Pearson/
Source: #S20
Page: Database online.
Data:
Text: Record for Lawrence Pearson
FOOT Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online.

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1653
Place: Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England
Source: #S20
Page: Database online.
Data:
Text: Record for Lawrence Pearson
FOOT Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online.

Death

Death:
Date: 27 MAY 1734
Place: Marple, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
Source: #S20
Page: Database online.
Data:
Text: Record for Lawrence Pearson
FOOT Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online.
Name: Thomas /Pierson/[1]

Event

Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1683
Place: Pennsylvania[2]

Sources

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  • Repository: R-1855645573 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note:
  • Source: S-1855645572 Repository: #R-1855645573 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=30777202&pid=1148
  • Source: S-1855645572 Repository: #R-1855645573 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=30777202&pid=1170
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* Source: S-468370550 Repository: #R-996643787 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note:

  • According to Futhey & Cop, History of Chester County Pa. Thomas Pearson came from Pownell Cheshire England, crossing Atlantic in rhe ship Endeavor.

Note - Another Thomas Pierson (who married Rose) was the father of two girls, Susannah (1691-1765) and Rose (1693-1771). A profile for another Susannah (1697-1756), periodically gets attached to him or his wife, but she is more likely a daughter of this Thomas.

THOMAS PEARSON, married in 1683, according to the following extract from a Friends meeting: "1 nomas Pearson of Pownall Fee Cheshire, mason, married 2/18- 1683, at Thomas Janncy's house at Pownall Fee, to Margery Smith, daughter of Robert and Fllcn." They came to America the same year, arriving at Phil- adelphia 7/29-1683 in the ship Endeavor of London, George Thorp, Master. He bought the following tracts of land in what was then Chester County, Pa. It is now in Delaware County. (See map.) It is probable that Thomas first moved on to the land which his brother, John, bought from William Penn in 1681. On 12/29-1697 he bought 300 acres of land. It adjoins the lot on which the Springfield meeting house stands. On 2/28-1703 he bought 25 0 acres from his brother John. This was the tract John bought from William Penn in 1681. On 12/4-1703 he bought another tract of 300 acres north of the second tract. Later Thomas and Margery deeded this tract to their oldest son Robert. On 1/20-1723 he bought a tract of 50 acres lying between the first and second tracts. This made a farm of 900 acres. In 173 1 he and Margery deeded, to their oldest son Robert, 300 acres of land being a part of the first, second and fourth tracts of land which he bought. See Deed Book E, Vol. 5, Page 282. In this deed Thomas made the following reservation: "The now stone messuage where the said Thomas Pearson now dwells being twenty two feet in length & twenty feet in breadth. CONTAINING three rooms & a seller Together with the ye little orchard lying or being to the north of the same I- Page 67 The Pearson Family messuage. CONTAINING by estimation two acres exer- cised & hereby reserved and ye reversions & remainders, rents issues & profhts hereof and all deeds evidences & writings concerning the same." I have tried to find this old house but without success. Thomas Pearson is the emigrant of our tribe and it would be interesting to know what manner of man he was. In 1682 William Penn at the request of Thomas Pearson, whom he mentions as a friend, named onc of his counties Chester. There has been considerable speculation as to who this Thomas was as there were four Thomas Pearson's in the vicinity of Philadelphia at that time. By some writers Thomas is described as Thomas Pearson of Marple Township to distinguish him from others. Thomas Pearson of Marple came from the county of Cheshire in England whose county seat is the city of Chester. In the last quarter of the Seventeenth Century Pownall Fee was in Chester County as shown by marriage certificates and wills. The name has probably since been changed to Cheshire. It is therefore likely that Thomas is the man referred to by William Penn. If this is true, Thomas of Marple must have been in Pennsylvania prior to his mar- riage to Margery Smith in 1683. Smith's "History of Delaware County" states that the naming of Chester County is purely tradition. The court records of Chester County between the years 1681 and 1697 have been published and I copy the references to Thomas Pearson, who was sometimes called Thomas Person. Thomas died in 1734 and the court records probably show later references to him.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Pearson-842 created through the import of AustinMoserJohnsonStover Tree.ged on Oct 16, 2011 by Ken Austin.
  • WikiTree profile Pearson-1486 created through the import of nicholson.ged on Nov 16, 2012 by Jimmy Nicholson.
  • The WikiTree profile Pierson-303 was created through the import of Austin Moser Johnson Stover Tree.ged on Oct 16, 2011 by Ken Austin. * This person was created through the import of knox17032011.ged on 18 March 2011.
  • The WikiTree profile Pierson-294 was created through the import of DIXON.GED on October 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon.
  • WikiTree profile Pearson-835 created through the import of AustinMoserJohnsonStover Tree.ged on Oct 16, 2011 by Ken Austin.

The Pearson Family History by Ralph E. Pearson 929.273 P317a found through Family Search>Books>Pearson Family History

PLEASE NOTE there were two Thomas Pearson (Pierson) families in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A great deal of enormous information has been generated on both and thoroughly mixed together. One lived in Marple Township (son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Janney Pearson, married Margaret Smith and a mason) while the other lived in Caln Township (unsure about parentage, married Rose Dixon and a surveyor).

Photo: #M6887.

File @M6887@.

External Files

  • File M6887. File: C:\Users\Jim\Documents\Family Tree Maker\Hunt Family Tree Media\Thomas Pearson 1653–1734.jpg. Format: jpg. Thomas Pearson 1653–1734.
  • External File: M6887 File: C:\Users\Jim\Documents\Family Tree Maker\Hunt Family Tree Media\Thomas Pearson 1653–1734.jpg Format: jpg Thomas Pearson 1653–1734

Sources

  1. Source: #S-1850756656 Page: Place: Pennsylvania; Year: 1683; Page Number: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=3054357&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1683Arrival place: Pennsylvania APID: 1,7486::3054357
  2. Source: #S-1850756656 Page: Place: Pennsylvania; Year: 1683; Page Number: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=3054357&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1683Arrival place: Pennsylvania APID: 1,7486::3054357


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Collaboration

On 28 Sep 2015 at 23:39 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

Does not seem likely that his age at death was almost 200 years old.

On 15 Apr 2014 at 14:44 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I approved the proposed merge from my side. When it's completed, I would not recommend keeping January 1 as part of the birth date, as I believe that's a default filler from Glenn Dixon's gedcom upload.

On 25 Mar 2014 at 20:48 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Rose Dixon was not the spouse of this Thomas Pierson. She was the wife of the other Thomas Pierson (Pierson-242).



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