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  • ID: I09127
  • Name: Lawrence PEARSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 MAY 1620 in Pownal Fee, Cheshire, England
  • Birth: 24 FEB 1672/73
  • Death: 26 DEC 1673 in Mobberley, Cheshire, England
  • Burial: Quaker Cemetery, Mobberley, Cheshire, England
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Note:
    A.D. 1673, Feb, 21, I LAWRENCE PEIRSON, of Pownall Fee, Co.
    Chester, mason.
    I give
    unto my sonne JOHN L4
    unto my sonne EDWARD the dishboard, the Little Plow and the
    little pair of Plow irons, etc.
    unto my daughter MARY 1/3. It is my will that the rest of my
    goods, etc. be divided into four equall parts and three parts
    thereof be divided into equal portions
    unto my sonne JOHN
    unto my son THOMAS and
    unto my daughter Sarah. And the fourth equall part being
    divided as aforesaid I give unto my Executors to according as
    they in their wisdom and discretion shall see occasion.
    Executors my brother ROBERT PEIRSON of Pownal Fee, mason, and
    JOHN JOHNSON of Baguly, yeoman, and RANDLE JANNEY of Pownall
    Fee, husbandman. Lawrence Peirson
    Witnesses, Peter BURGES, John HOBSON, the mark of O for Richard
    NEILD. Proved 20 June 1674 by Jo. Johnson one of the Executors
    named. Power reserved to Robert PEIRSON, Randle JANNEY being
    dead.
    Invetoris 28 February 1674.


    Imprissoned for testifying in the streets of Highfield,
    Derbyshire.


    Know all men by theise presents that I Lawrence Peirson of
    pownall ffee in the County of Chester mason being in perfect
    memory blessed be the Lord doe hereby make and ordaine this my
    last will and testament in manner and forme ffollowing: viz:
    ffirst < at after my debts and funerall expences > I doe give
    and bequeath unto my sonne John the full summe of four pound to
    be taken up first forth of my goods or Chattells item I doe
    give unto my sonne Edward the dishboard and waterboard and the
    little plow and the little pair of plow irons and the
    cheesepress item I doe give unto my daughter mary the summe of
    one shilling item It is my will and mind that all the rest of
    my goods Cattells and Chattells be divided into four equall
    parts and three parts thereoff to be divided in equall portions
    unto my sonne John and unto my sonne Thomas and unto my
    daughter Sarah to each of them an equall portion as aforesaid:
    and the ffourth equall part being divided as afforesaid I give
    unto my executors herein and hereafter nominated to Administer
    to my Daughter Mary or her issues necessitie according as they
    in their wisdome and discretion shall see occation item I doe
    hereby make and ordaine my brother Robert peirson of pownall
    ffee = in the County of Chester mason and John Johnson of
    Baguly in the County of Chester yoman and Randle Janney of the
    afforesd pownallffee and County of Chester husbandman my true
    and lawfull executors to see this my last will and testament
    performed In wittness whereoff I have hereunto sett my hand and
    seale the one and twentyth day of the twelfth month called
    ffebruary in the yeare of our Lord god:
    1673|4____

    The document is signed by Lawrence Peirson and three witnesses
    and there is some additional writing on the occasion of his
    death the following year.


    Refused to pay a tithe, and had a horse wrth >3 confiscated to
    pay the 8sh. tithe.
    Note: Arrested at a meeting and jailed for two months.


    Alias: Lawrence /PEIRSON/
    Pierson/Pearson is a common name in parish registers, according to Agatha
    Ann Hartley.
    Lawrence was a Reverend. Lawrence could read and write according to
    Elton Pearson's short history of the Pearson family in America and was
    entitled to a coat of arms. He is buried in the "Friends" Burying
    Ground, Mobberly , Cheshire, England.
    Wally Garchow and Corinne Diller show Lawrence's date of death as
    February 24, 1672/73.
    Another source indicates that Lawrence was a mason by trade.
    Will of Lawrence Pearson in Probate Registry, Chester, England dated
    February, 21, 1673:


    Lawrence and Thomas Peirson, along with their families, were all very
    active and very early Quakers.They are all mentioned in the MM of Chester
    England in 1657 in a pamphlet about these "trouble makers" and the
    terrible treatment they received, also the tithes they paid, etc.,
    Lawrence Peirson and Thomas Janney especially.
    The names of other Quakers mentioned also turn up as witnesses to the
    wills of the Peirsons.




    Father: Edward PEERSONNE b: ABT 1570 in Bollin Twp., Wilmslow Parish, Cheshire, England
    Mother: Sarah UNKNOWN

    Marriage 1 Anne WORTH

      Marriage 2 Elizabeth Barnhill JANNEY b: 7 JUN 1620 in Pownal Fee, Cheshire, England
      • Married: 3 FEB 1652/53 in England
      Children
      1. Has Children Thomas PEARSON b: 5 SEP 1653 in Pownal Fee, Cheshire, England
      2. Has No Children John PEIRSON b: 5 SEP 1654
      3. Has No Children Robert PEIRSON b: ABT 1656
      4. Has No Children Sarah PEIRSON b: 8 NOV 1658
      5. Has No Children Martha PEARSON b: 1650
      6. Has No Children Mary PEARSON b: ABT 1651
      7. Has No Children Edward PEARSON b: 1661
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