PEARCE OF WARBSTOW AND NORTHCOTT HAMLET

 

This Pearce family is included in Ronald Ames Hill, The Pearse Families of Davidstow and Warbstow in Cornwall (Star, Idaho, 2013). Hill gives several earlier generations that are not reproduced here.

 

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PEARCE

 

HENRY PEARCE of Northcott Hamlet and of Willestrew, Lamerton, Devon, agricultural labourer, was born at Warbstow, Cornwall, baptised there on 18 December 1791[1] and died on 31 July 1867 at Lamerton.[2] He married on 8 January 1817 at Luffincott, Devon, MARY VEAL,[3] daughter of John and Elizabeth (Brown) Veal (see here). Mary was born at St. Giles on the Heath, Devon, baptised there on 3 July 1791 and died on 25 July 1860 at Lamerton.

 

Children of Henry and Mary (Veal) Pearce:[4]

                i               ELIZABETH PEARCE, bap 20 Apr 1817, St. Giles on the Heath.[5]

                ii              MARY PEARCE, bap 26 Jun 1819, Boyton, Cornwall.[6]

                iii             ANN PEARCE, b Northcott Hamlet, bap 8 Jun 1823, Boyton;[7] m 19 Mar 1861, Lamerton, CHARLES WALKEM.[8]

                iv             JANE PEARCE, b Northcott Hamlet, bap 18 Sep 1825, Boyton,[9] d 26 Nov 1886, St. Stephen by Launceston;[10] m 7 May 1860, Wesleyan chapel, Tavistock, Devon, SAMUEL SYMONS[11] (see here).

                v              JOHN PEARCE, bap 11 Oct 1829, St. Giles on the Heath,[12] d 11 Sep 1838, Northcott Hamlet.[13]

                vi             HENRY PEARCE, b Northcott Hamlet, bap 1 Apr 1832, Boyton.[14]

                vii            THOMAS PEARCE, b Northcott Hamlet, bap 28 Dec 1834, Boyton.[15]



[1] Warbstow parish registers (images available from http://www.familysearch.org); 1851 census returns, Lamerton, HO 107/1884, fol. 93 (“Wabstow”); Ronald Ames Hill, The Pearse Families of Davidstow and Warbstow in Cornwall (Star, Idaho, 2013), 94.

[2] Death certificate.

[3] Luffincott parish registers (Devon Record Office).

[4] Whilst noting the proximity of the date to the baptism of Mary on 26 Jun 1819, Hill (Pearse of Davidstow and Warbstow, 95) includes the William, son of Henry and Mary Pearse, baptised at Boyton on 23 Jan 1819, in this family. As well as the nearness of the dates, William’s parents are stated in the register to have resided at Beardon Mill and his father’s occupation is given as shoemaker, whereas the residence of Mary’s parents is given as Northcot Hamlet and her father is described as a labourer. Whilst it is possible that William and Mary were siblings, it also seems possible that they were children of different couples.

[5] St. Giles on the Heath parish registers (images available from http://www.familysearch.org).

[6] Boyton parish registers.

[7] 1861 census returns, Sydenham Damerel, RG 9/1463, fol. 127; Boyton parish registers.

[8] Marriage certificate; 1861 census returns, Sydenham Damerel, RG 9/1463, fol. 127.

[9] 1871 census returns, St. Stephen by Launceston, RG 10/2224, fol. 105; Boyton parish registers.

[10] Death certificate.

[11] Marriage certificate.

[12] St. Giles on the Heath parish registers (images available from http://www.familysearch.org).

[13] Death certificate.

[14] 1851 census returns, St. Giles on the Heath, HO 107/1896, fol. 354; Boyton parish registers.

[15] Boyton parish registers (Cornwall Record Office, FP16/1/3); 1851 census returns, Lamerton, HO 107/1884, fol. 93.