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Lawrence John Pearson (1620 - 1693)

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Lawrence John Pearson aka Pierson
Born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in Prestbury Parish, Cheshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Pownall Feemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mobberly Quaker Burying Ground, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Dec 2015 | Last significant change: 12 Jul 2018
10:19: [unlisted] edited the Death Date for Lawrence Pearson. [Thank [unlisted] for this]
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Child birth after father's death (20 years) is noted. That child (Pierson-1311) is questioned.



Lawrence John Pearson

Birth MAY 1620 Wilmslow, Cheshire, England

Also found Birth 4 May 1620 Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England

Marriage 02 APR 1643 Prestbury Parish, Cheshire, England

From the Prestbury Parish register: 1643, Apr 02, Lawrence Pierson of Mobberly, married to Anne Worth, at Prestbury. No further record of Anne was found. Apparently she died, and Lawrence was married in the Quaker meeting to Elizabeth Janney, of a very active Quaker family. Elizabeth, wife of Lawrence, was buried 13 Aug 1662 at Mobberly. She was daughter of Randle Janney and Ellen Allred.
Marriage: Cheshire, England
Husband: Lawrence Pierson
Wife: Elizabeth Janney
Child: Edward Pierson
Child: Margaret Pierson

Lawrence and Elizabeth's two sons Edward and Thomas left England about 1683 and settled in Quaker communities in Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth may have been Elizabeth Barnhill, not Elizabeth Janney, see Janney-1


He seems to have lived at Styall, Pownall Fee Twp., Wilmslow.

In 1657, Lawrence Pearson of Wilmslow Parish refused to pay a tithe, and had a horse worth three pounds confiscated to pay an eight shilling tithe.

In 1665 Lawrence Pearson of Pownall Fee was arrested at a Quaker meeting and jailed for two months.

In 1650, Lawrence Pearson was imprisoned for testifying in the streets at Highfield, County Derby. In 1660, Robert Pearson, his brother, was put in jail for refusing to take an oath.

Death 24 FEB 1673 Mobberley, Cheshire, England
Death February 4, 1673 (Old Style) Mobberley , Cheshire, England


Mobberley, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England


WILL OF LAWRENCE PEARSON in the Probate Registry, Chester. A.D. 1673, Feb 21(Old Style)

I, Lawrence Peirson of Pownall Fee, Co. Chester, mason, I give unto my sonne John (?) pounds unto my sonne Edward the dishboard, the little plow, and the little pair of plow irons, etc. unto my daughter Mary 1/s. It is my will that the rest of my goods etc. be divided into four equall parats and three parts thereof to be divided into equall portions. unto my sonne John unto my sonne Thomas unto my daughter Sarah. And the fourth equall part being divided as aforesaid, I give unto my Executors to administer to my daughter Mary or her issues necessitie according as they in their wisdome and discretion shall see occasion.

Executors my brother Robert Peirson of Pownall Fee, mason, and John Johnson of Baguly, yeoman, and Randle Janney of Pownall Fee, husbandman. Lawrence Peirson

Witnesses, Peter Burges, John Hobson, the mark O of Richard Neild. Proved 20 Jun 1674 by Jo. Johnson one of the Exors, named. Power reserved to Robert Peirson, Randle Janney being dead.


  • UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current Operations, Inc.; Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Operations, Inc.; Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, Vol IV., Flushing Monthly Meetings (2)

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On 10 May 2018 at 13:38 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Added Quakers Project as a co-manager and added project box. Requirement of being PPP. If Project Protection is no longer needed, please let us know.

On 24 Nov 2017 at 17:47 GMT Pam (Pearson) Sams wrote:

This is my line. My father was Elbert Pearson, son of Gale, son of Prior Lee Pearson, son of Christian, son of Lawrence etc. Thomas Pearson came over on the ship with William Penn. A staunch Quaker. I have the Ancestry DNA test; haven’t taken it yet but I know this is my father’s line.

On 24 Nov 2017 at 11:07 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

My apologies for having messed up the profil and a public thank you to Maryann for fixing it. I’ve figured out what happened and will be more cautious in the future.

On 28 Jul 2017 at 16:01 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Son Enoch born 20 years after his death. This must be resolved.

On 6 Oct 2014 at 14:19 GMT Ron Pearson wrote:

I have a birth date for Lawrence of 1607 with a 1st. marriage to Ann Worth. Also birth of 1st daughter Mary Pierson in 1647. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Janney who died in 1662. Children with Lawrence and Elizabeth were Martha (1650-1658) and Edward (1651-1697). Ron Pearson

Lawrence is 17 degrees from George Barnes, 22 degrees from Amy Utting and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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