Joseph Pearce and Ann Godfrey

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Parents      Joseph Pearce and Ann Austen       Daniel Godfrey

Joseph Pearce (b 1671 Guilden Morden Cambridgeshire, m Ann Godfrey 1699 Guilden Morden, d 1754 Guilden Morden)
Ann Godfrey (b 1678 Guilden Morden, d 1728 Guilden Morden)
    Joseph Pearce (b 1699)
    Ann Pearce (b 1700 Guilden Morden, d 1714 Guilden Morden)
    Elizabeth Pearce (b 1702 Guilden Morden, m Richard Pateman 1724 Steeple Morden Cambridgeshire, d aft 1754)
        Joseph Pateman (b 1742 Guilden Morden, m Sarah Lumb 1765 Bassingbourne)             
            Samuel Pateman (b 1770 Litlington Cambridgeshire, m Mary Ann Travis 1789 Steeple Morden Cambridgeshire, d 1830)
                David Pateman (b 1804 Guilden Morden, m Mary Moule 1828 Arrington Cambridgeshire, d 1910 Ballarat Vic)
                    Emma Pateman (b1827 Arrington, m  George Briant 1851 Ashwell, d 1910 Ballarat)
                          Louisa Jane Briant (b 1861 Ballarat, m Edwin Farr 1884 Presb Manse Ballarat, d 1945 Northcote)
                                Winifred Emma Farr (b 1890 Northcote, m Norman Thompson 1918 , d 1994 Preston)
    Sarah Pearce (b 1704 Guilden Morden, m Henry Theobalds 1734 Ickleton Cambridgeshire, d  aft 1754)
    Mary Pearce (b 1706 Steeple Morden, m Thomas Smith 1731 Steeple Morden, d  aft 1754)
    Susannah Pearce (b 1709 Guilden Morden, d 1714 Steeple Morden)
    Joseph Pearce (b 1710 Steeple Morden, m Sarah Beaumont 1735 Longstowe, Cambridgeshire, d 1786 Guilden Morden)
                                                                   m Mary Whiston 1744 East Hatley Cambridgeshire

Joseph Pearce was a Tailor. (Lesley Fisher)

Will of Joseph Pearce (b 1671)

Proved 24 October 1755 (copy)
Joseph Pierce

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Pierce of Guilden Morden in the County of Cambridge Yeoman being of A Perfect Sound and Disposing mind and Memory Praised be Almighty God for the Same Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form Following  (that is to Say) First and Principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me and my Body to the Earth to receive a Decent Christian Burial by the Discretion of My Executrix herein after Named And as touching all Such my Worldly Estate as it hath Pleased Almighty God to Bless me withall in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of in the Following Manner and Form Imprimis Item I Give Devise and Bequeath unto My Daughter Elizabeth Pateman Wife of Richard Pateman the Sum of Five Pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my Executor as follows (that is to say) Ten Shillings Part thereof at the End of Twelve Months Next after my Decease and Ten Shillings more Part thereof at the End of Two Years next after my Decease and So to Continue Ten Shillings Yearly untill the Said Five Pounds be all Paid if She Shall So long Live Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Theobalds and to My Daughter Mary Smith and to Each of them one Guinea Piece to be paid to Each of them by my Executor within Twelve Months next after my Decease Item I Give and Devise unto my Grandaughter Elizabeth Theobalds Five Pounds of lawfull Money to be paid to her by my Executor within Twelve Months next after my Decease Item I Give to my two Grandaughters Susan and Mary Smith and to Each of them Five Pounds apiece of lawfull Money to be paid them by my Executor on their respective Days of Marriage Item I Give unto my Grandson Joseph Pierce Five Pounds of lawfull Money to be paid to him by my Executor at the End of Twelve Months next after my Decease Item all the rest of my real and Personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever my Just Debts Legacies and Funerall Charge being First paid and Discharged I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Loving Son Joseph Pierce whom I Do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I Do hereby Revoke Disannull and make Void all other Former Wills and Testaments by me
heretofore In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament Sett my hand and Seal this Ninth Day of July And in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty. 1750

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Said Testator [signature] Joseph Pearce [seal]
Joseph Pierce as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto------------------------------------------------------

Henry Smith Litlington
October 24th 1755
Henry Smith Baldock

Howard: PJoseph Pearce the Executor above named was sworn
in due form of Law------------
Before me Ric Walker Surr

(no Invry)

The brother Joseph b 1710 had a great grandson who married a Mary Christmas in 1824 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire
Thanks to Julia L:awson who is a descendatnt of Mary

Steeple Morden is about 15 miles SW of Cambridge. Arrington is about 6 miles closer to Cambridge. Arrington is about 5 miles from Ashwell)


The extensime Pateman genealogy here  comes from my family (Merrill and Glenis), Jeffrey Orford-Perkins, and the Latter Day Saints site FamilySearch
Checked against, and data added from June Hayhurst's tree on Genes ReUnited
The Pearces came from Linda Shirley's tree on Genes Reunited
This page also checks with data in a Pearce Family tree supplied by Lesley Fisher. See her document for children of Elizabeth Pearce's siblings

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