John Pierce b. 1639

John Pierce 9th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree.

He said and he did. Dixit et Fecit . 

John Pierce was born about 1639 in either America or England. His last name could have been Pierce, Pearce or Pearse or any variation. He was in Boston in 1659 where he married Isabel her last name is unknown. John was a bricklayer and mason. He and his family stayed in Boston. John wrote his will April 8 1690 and probably died soon after this. His burial place is unknown, a lot of unknowns. Mary Pierce (8th great grandmother) had a birth record in Boston: Mary ye Daughter of John Pearse and of Isabell his wife borne 13 March 1661 or 62. The year is listed as 1661 or 1662 because of the worldwide switch from the Julian, of Julius Caesar, to Gregorian, of Pope Gregory 13, calendar. The calendar switch made some years Old Style or New Style, double dates show this.

Pierce coat of arms

Dixit et Fecit: He said and he did.

The Pierce coat of arms shows Three Ravens. The Crest is a Dove with an olive branch.

At HathiTrust. Pierce genealogy, page xiv John Pierce, page 16 or so coat of arms picture