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Thomas Pierson (1653 - 1722)

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Thomas Pierson
Born in Bristol, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and [half]
Husband of — married in New Castle, Delawaremap
Husband of — married in Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jul 2011
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Categories: Newark Monthly Meeting, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania | William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project.



Thomas Pierson, son of Susanna Pierson,[1] was born in 1653 England. He married Rose Dixon. They both died in September 1722.[2]

Thomas Pierson's Estate

The Mendenhall Family Association has a transcript of the estate record for Thomas, filed by his son-in-law John (m Susannah) Mendenhall.

The record begins:

Inventory of Tho's Piersons Estate
filed ye 27th 9th 1722 [27th of November, 1722]
The Inventorey of Thomas Pierson goods and chatels
of the township of Caln
deseased the twenty ninth of September 1722

Additional Information

A G2G question about what happened in September 1722 yielded the following answer from Tom Bredehoft:

Conflicting information, Family of Henry Dixon, says:

Rose DIXON (b. 1661, Seagoe, Armagh, Ireland; d. 29 Sep 1772), East Caln Twp., Chester, PA m. Thomas PIERSON (b. 1653, Pownall Fee, Chester, (Cheshire), England; d. 27 May 1734, Marple, Chester, PA.

On the other hand, a report of his will written 27 September 1722 says he died 29 September 1722, two days after making his will.

Thomas was 69, Rose was 61; could have been sickness took them both.

None of the sources I found ( mentioned an unusual cause of death.


  • 1. Hayden Virginia Genealogies p. 354
  • 2. Immigration of Irish Quakers to PA 1682-1750 by Albert Cook Myers 1902 p. 119
  • 3. PA Mag. Vol XXI p. 506-7
  • 4. Main Archive Record
  • Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Deaths, 1686-1739; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 267 (marriage record with Rose Dixon with clear marriage date 01 1st 1690 (1 Mar 1690). See attached PDF.
  • Harlan, George & Michael, History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family, Lord Baltimore Press, 1914. Page 8. Dixon Family.

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  1. p 128, Quakers in Delaware in the time of William Penn, by Herbert Standing
  2. See "Additional Information" below.

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Thomas Pierson & Rose Dixon Marriage Record
Thomas Pierson & Rose Dixon Marriage Record


On 7 Oct 2018 at 01:18 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Does this profile need continued Project Protection? If so, which project should be (co-)managing the profile?

Debi ~ Quakers Project co-leader

On 21 May 2018 at 13:16 GMT T Stanton wrote:

Perhaps a note I made during my own research will help with the confusion: This Thomas Pierson should not be confused with the Thomas Pearson born the same year in Pownall Fee, Cheshire. See and for this Thomas Pierson b 1653 d 1722 who had only two wives: Rachel Sharpley and Rose Dixon. Thomas Pearson 1653-1734 was married to Margery Ellen Smith. Confusing matters is that they both lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania at one time but the records appear to be of two different individuals of different families and occupations when various wills, birth, marriage and death records are examined. Some WikieTree records also have these two different families confused--the dates in some of those lineages do not work.

On 28 Apr 2018 at 19:08 GMT Daniel Steilen wrote:

According to Wikitree, Thomas Pierson's father, Thomas, Sr., was born in New York, but moved back to England to father Thomas, Jr. at the age of 11. Something is clearly not right here.

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