Name: Lawrence PEARSON
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
A.D. 1673, Feb, 21, I LAWRENCE PEIRSON, of Pownall Fee, Co.
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
Invetoris 28 February 1674.
Imprissoned for testifying in the streets of Highfield,
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:
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
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
Elizabeth Barnhill JANNEY b: 7 JUN 1620 in Pownal Fee, Cheshire, England
3 FEB 1652/53
- Thomas PEARSON b: 5 SEP 1653 in Pownal Fee, Cheshire, England
- John PEIRSON b: 5 SEP 1654
- Robert PEIRSON b: ABT 1656
- Sarah PEIRSON b: 8 NOV 1658
- Martha PEARSON b: 1650
- Mary PEARSON b: ABT 1651
- Edward PEARSON b: 1661