Thomas and Mary Pearson

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Parents :     Lawrence and Elizabeth Pearson             Mary's parents not known

Thomas (b 1633, m Mary abt 1660, d 1697 Spratton)
    Thomas Pearson (b abt 1665 Spratton, m Mary Luck 1686 Northampton, d 1733 Spratton)
        Bridget Pearson (b abt 1690 Guilsborough, m Peter Martin 1710 Guilsborough Northamptonshire, d 1773 Spratton)
            John Martin (b 1712 Hollowell Northamptonshire, m Sarah Chadwick 1743 Spratton,d 1794 Spratton)
                William Martin (b 1748 Teeton, m Hanna Coalman 1787 Twywell Northamptonshire, d 1803 Islington Middlesex)
                    Charles Martin (b 1797 Twywell, m Francis Prickett 1826 Islington, d 1876 Castlemaine Vic)
                         Hannah Martin  (b 1829 Islington, m Thomas Farr 1849 Camden Town, London,d 1890 St Kilda)
                              Edwin Farr (b 1858 Ballarat, m Louisa Jane Briant 1884 Presb Manse Ballarat, d 1943 Northcote)
                                   Winifred Emma Farr (b 1890 Northcote, m Norman Thompson 1918 , d 1994 Preston)


Most of the material on the Martins comes from Glenis Crocker, with help from Robyn Lawther and Helen Millward. Glenis's material prepared for the Martin reunion she organised has been quoted directly here. They have traced the family back to the 16th century, by a lot of detective work on old wills.

Research Notes

LDS  has a christening of Thomas Pearson in Spratton, father Thomas "about 1630" which is a bit disconcerting.

Notes To Process from FTM Thomas (b 1633)

from will of Thomas Pirson of Spratton, senior, Co Northton, yeoman
16 November 1696
To dear and loving wife, dwelling house in which I now live and my two closes adjoinyng it and one close called Guns Close and one quartern land that I purchased of                   , during her natural life.
And because I would have            a sufficiency and live as  my afore my decease I do also will and bequeath to her ten pounds of goods and lawful money. I will and appoint my son Thomas as my executor ansassign him to pay to her every half year by equal halves.
Thereafter the death of my wife, house, closes   to my grandson John Pirson, and Gun close to my grandson William Pirson.
I give and bequeath to my loving wife all my stock and cattle to her wholly.
But my household goods I give the use of them only for and during her natural life and after her decease said household goods I give to my son Thomas, if he be then living, if not to his son William.
Then it is my will that my wife during her life shall make no mcapt either in Gun Close or in the house and Hompad or closes adjoinyng in cutting down or stocking timber but only the Cap I allow as is usual to tenants.
Lastly I do make my dear wife my executrix.
witnesses John Mills                                         T mark of
                 Ffrancis Horne                                       Thomas Pirson
                 William Lanesbury
2nd document in Latin drown up between Mary Pierson widow, and Thomas Pierson junior - relating to disposal recommended in above will  signed 1st February 1698/1697

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