John Pierce 9th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree.
John Pierce was born about 1639 in 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 in Boston. 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 year dates show this.
John wrote his will April 8 1690 and probably died soon after this. A lot of unknowns.
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
- At Archive.org