George PearceAge: 6516401705

George Pearce
Given names
Birth 1640
Birth of a son
Philip Pearce Sr
before 1662 (Age 22)
Death before April 9, 1705 (Age 65)
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George Pearce
Birth: 1640Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Death: before April 9, 1705Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Philip Pearce Sr
Birth: before 1662 22Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Death: March 20, 1728Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA


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1681 April 23, Will and Deed Book 1, pp. 468-469. George Peirce received 400a on the branches of the Blackwater in Isle of Wight County. Bounds: Mr. Achley?s line, Phillip Rayford, and said Peirce?s land by a former survey. Land was due for transport of 8 persons (not named in this record). George (GT) Peirce and Anne (U) Peirce assigned all right and title to this land to John and Thomas Williams. Witness: Thomas (T) Jones. Acknowledged in open court on 10 October 1681. Anne relinquished her dower right. Deed recorded 10 October 1681.

1724 January 23, Deeds, Wills, . . ., Great Book Vol. 2, 1715-1726, p. 693. Philip Pierce, Sr., and Sarah (his wife) of the upper parish sold 100a to John Teasley of the lower parish. Bounds: William Johnson. Land was part of a patent for 2005a [?] granted George Pierce. Signed Phillip (X) Pierce. Witnesses: Richard (X) Pierce and George (X) Pierce.



Nathan sold some of his Isle of Wight land in March 1757, after he had moved to North Carolina. The land once belonged to his father, Philip, and the Grandfather George, but it is not clear that this tract was part of the one deeded to Nathan in 1746 by John Pearce. It is confident that Nathan was the son of Philip and the grandson of George Pearce the blacksmith of Isle of Wight Co., VA because all three parties are mentioned in the record of Nathan?s sale of land in Isle of Wight in 1757? (Nail/Ray Descendants, Ann Simms, Internet)

George Pearce and Descendants? -- ?The Pearce family in Johnston County started when George Pearce, a blacksmith by trade, sailed for the New World. He probably sailed from Bristol, England, since records indicate that all George Pearces who were immigrants except one who went to Barbados and then to America) seemed to have sailed form Bristol. . .George Pearce, the blacksmith, came first to ?Nanzemon Towne? in Lancaster County, Virginia. Here his name, along with others, appears on a land grant dated June 2, 1664. On August 12, 1675, Robert Lawrence, Jr., deeded to George Pearson, smith of Nansemond, 300 acres of land by Beaver Dam Swamp in Isle of Wight, Virginia. In the years following he acquired several thousand acres of land by patent and deeds of sale. . .His wife was named Ann and he had a son Phillip. George died April 9, 1705. His will was appraised by Arthur Whitehead, William Johnston and Henry Pope.? (The Heritage of Johnston County, North Carolina, p 315, Mildred P. Perry and Frances P. Lampley, posted on Davis-Kelly, Kevin Kelly, On-Line Genealogy Library database)

Property: June 02, 1664, Land Grant in Lancaster County, Virginia? (Mitchell & Kirkland Family Site, Internet)

Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679, p 519?: ?Pearse? -- 21 Sept 1674, Nansemond Co., VA -- ?2100 acres by a branch of the Blackwater; adjoining the land of Colo. Pitt, &c.? (land grant on file at Library of Virginia, posted on Davis-Kelly, Kevin Kelly, On-Line Genealogy Library database)

1681, ?George Pierce? 2500 acres, Isle of Wight Co., Book 7 -- 1681, ?George Pierce? 400 acres, Isle of Wight Co., Book 7 (Virginia County Records, Vol VI, database)

William Bush. . .first appears in Isle of Wight Co., VA in 1682, when he was granted 200 acres on Currawaugh Swamp, which he and his wife Martha deeded to George Pierce August 9, 1683.? (Historical Southern Families, Vol VI, p 230, On-Line Genealogy Library database)

P. 315: ?Moore, John: Appraisal by Phillip Raiford and George Pierce. D. March 6, 1692.? (Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Vol I, Will Book II, p 33, Blanche Adams Chapman, database)

P. 464: ?Cooke, John: Appraisal by George Pierce, William Johnson, John Bardin, Arthur Whitehead.? (Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Vol I, Will Book II, p 43, Blanche Adams Chapman, database)

Land of Wight Co., VA -- Book 7, p 165 -- 20 Apr 1682 -- ?To all &c Whereas &c Now know ye that I the said Sr: Henry Chicheley, Kn.t Deputy Governor &c Give and graunt unto Thomas Mandue three hundred and twenty acres of land, scituate on ye blackwater branches in ye Isle of Wight County Beginning att a red oak a Corner tree of Geo. Perces land, now in ye possession of Phillip Wrayford thence?.? (Davis-Kelly, Kevin Kelly, RootsWeb World Connect Project database)

George Pearce -- VPB 9, p 401 -- 24 Oct 1701 -- 200 a S side of the main Blackwater. . .? (Virginia Patents, Direct Lines Software, Internet)

ISLE OF WIGHT 1695 -- George Andrewson 175 Acs. Low Par. of Isle of Wight Co. 25 Oct 1695 p.22 adj George Pearce, John Silleway, William Carver, William Williams, and RICHARD BRASSELL.? (K. K. Dawson, Braswell Genforum database, #968, 20 Sept 2006)

Antioch Christian Church, northwest of Windsor, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. George Pearce acquired 2100 acres. . .in 1671 and another 400 in 1684. In 1746, John and Nathan Pearce, grandsons of George Pearce, donated 1 ½ acres of that land to the Newport Parish for the site of the church.? (Nail-Ray Association Newsletter, July 2002, report of gathering in Isle of Wight Co., VA, Internet)

Probated will: 9 Apr 1705, Isle of Wight Co., VA -- ?George Pierce? -- Appraisers: Arthur Whitehead, William Johnson, Henry Pope. Will Book 2, p 466. (Virginia Land, marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850, database)