Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Pierce

Male 1631 - 1702  (71 years)


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  • Name William Pierce 
    Born 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1702  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022545  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 

    Father Virginia NN Pierce 
    Family ID F13667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Underwood,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1709, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Pierce,   b. Abt 1660, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1698, Richmond County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Sarah {not proved} Pierce,   b. Abt 1662, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Pierce,   b. Abt 1664, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Pierce,   b. Abt 1665, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1689, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     5. Mary Pierce,   b. Aft 1668, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1728, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years)
     6. Margaret Pierce,   b. Abt 1670, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1716, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     7. Elizabeth Canfield Pierce,   b. Abt 1685, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 
    Family ID F03204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Westmoreland County, Va., Deeds & Will Bk.3,p.2--WILL of WILLIAM PIERCE Written: 24 Sept 1701 (This will was not probated though recorded) {Ed White Notes - WILL - DW 3-50, no date [Fothergill says 20 Feb. 1701], pv 3/25/1702/3.}

      Wife: Sarah
      1. to dau., Mary Rowzee, now wife of Edward Rowzee, both of Essex County, Virginia.
      2. to grandson, Samuel Bailey, son of John Bailey
      3. to grandson, William Pierce, son of John Pierce dec'd, when 21 yrs. of age.
      4. to dau., Elizabeth Bridges
      5. to dau., Margaret Graham
      6. to Thomas Marson and Rachel, his wife, --1,000 lbs. of Tob. [mm note - Thomas is probably some relation to Mary Masan}
      Execucotrs: Thomas Marson and my grandson, William Pierce
      Wit: Willliam Graham, SIMON LUTTRELL, Elizabeth Bridges

      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 31 {Ed White notes added}
      PIERCE, COLONEL WILLIAM, of Cople, gent.; 20 February 1701; 7 April 1702.
      To grandsons Pierce and Stanley Gower 300 acres of land father formerly lived in, part of 610 acres 20 March 1665/6;
      grandson Samuel Bayley son of John all my land on the south side of Pantico;
      grandson William Pierce son of John at 21 years of age the remaining lands in Virginia and slaves;
      daus. Elizabeth Bridges, Margaret Graham and Mary Rowzee;
      Thomas Marson and Rachel his wife 1,000 lbs. tobacco;
      exrs. Thomas Marson and grandson William Pierce;
      my son John Pierce the deceased father of grandson William;
      my wife Sarah one negro and her third
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      The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I
      Cornish, John, St. Mary's County, 1st Aug., 1651; 21st Oct., 1652.
      To brother-in-law Cepaphreditus Lawson, brother William Pierce, and sister Susanna, personalty.
      Philip Morgan, residuary legatee.
      Overseers: Richard Preston, Philip Morgan.
      Test: Wm. Harper, John Felton. 1. 36.
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      RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS. ORDER Book, 1664-1673.
      Butler, Elizabeth, Sittingbourn Parish. - -16 June, 1673.
      Son Francis Slaughter; daughter Sarah; son John Catlett; daughter Elizabeth; son John, son William; my deceased husband John Catlett; cousin William Underwood, Sr.; cousin Humphrey Booth, cousin Katherine Booth; sister Peirce, money in Mr. Griffies' and Mr. Manford's hands in London; my husband Amory Butler to be executor;
      my cousin Capt. Thomas Hawkins, brother Edward Rowzee and Mr. Daniel Gaines to be overseers;
      brother Booth's children;
      witnesses Thomas Lucas, Sr., John Dawson
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      Richard County, Virginia Order Book 2 (1694-1699]
      p.295 - John PEIRCE, Gent; will pres. by Col. William PEIRCE, ex; prov. by George GIBBS and Ralph BERKLEY; 1 Jun 1698. [John PEIRCE mar. Hester (WALKER) TOMLIN bef. 1691. His will was pres. by his father, Col. Wm. PEIRCE of West. Co. MRC, pp. 156-157.].
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 172-173
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I WILLIAM PEIRCE of ye County of WESTMORELAND have for a full & valuable consideration in hand received sold unto ye said GEORGE BRUCE his heires or assignes forever One hundred & fifty acres of land scituated in ye FOREST between ye Rivers of POTOMACK & RAPPAE: being pt. of a Pattent of Foure thousand three hundred & ten acres granted unto me ye said PEIRCE ye 3d of Octobr. 1666 ye sd One hundred & fifty acres bounded as followeth beginning at a marked white Oak standing in a line of marked trees of Mr. JNO. LORD & WM. HORTON & runing along ye said line North East to a black Oakk standing in a SWAMP on ye North side of a Run, then West by North a poyntt No. to a mked. Hickory, thence S. by W. to ye first course, finally E to ye first station; To have & to hold ye said One hundred & fifty acres to him ye said GEORGE BRUCE his heires & assignes forever, wthall rights & priviledges thereunto belonging in as large manner to all intents as is to me ye said WILL. PEIRCE granted by ye said Pattent paying unto me for every fifty acres hereby sold yearly at ye Feast of St. Michael ye archangel! ye fee rent of one Shilling, And furthermore I sd. WM: PEIRCE doe hereby obleidge my selfe my heires to make good ye said land unto ye said GEORGE BRUCE his heires or assignes against ye Clayme of any orphant dor orphants for ever; or against ye Clayme of any other pson for Seaven yeares next ensuing ye date hereof & in case any person as abovesd. shall legally take away any part of ye sd land, then I ye sd WM: PEIRCE do hereby bind my heires or assignes to pay unto ye said BRUCE his heires or assignes for every hundred acres of land soe taken two thousand pounds of tobacco In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this twenty seventh day of July 1668
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye prsence of WM. HORTON, WM. PEIRCE
      JNO: RIDDELL
      28th of Octobr. 1668 this Sale of Land was acknowledged in Cort: by Major WM. PEIRCE & then recorded in ye County Court records of WESTMOLAND p me R0BT. NURCE Cl Recordatr Test: EDMD. CRASKE Cl Cur
      Memd: that I SARAH PEIRCE for a valuable consideration in hand received by ye within mentioned GEORGE BRUCE have granted ye aforesd. GEORGE BRUCE his heires & assignes all my right & interest of Dower or Thirds of ye wthin mentioned land to hold to ye said GEORGE BRUCE his heires & assignes forever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this 26th August 1668.
      Test WM. LLOYD, SARAH PEIRCE
      WM: W ROBINSON
      28th Octobr, 1668. This Relinquishmt. of Dower was acknowledged in Cort: by JOHN QUOLY, Attorney of Mrs. SARAH PEIRCE & then recorded in ye County Court records of WESTMORELAND Test ROBT. NURCE Cl
      Recordatr Teste EDMD. CRASKE Cl Cur
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 295-296
      KNOW ALL MEN that I WILLIAM PEARS [Pierce] of the County of WESTMORELAND in Virginia being intrusted by Coll, MORE FANTLEROY deceased to enter a Survay and take a Pattent out of the Office in his name for fower thousand fifty & fower acres of land said Pattent bearing date in the yeare of or: Lord One thousand Six hundred Sixty & three and in performance of the aforesd Trust in the sd WM. PEARS reposed and doe hereby assigne and make over unto WILLIAM FANTLEROY, Sonn and heire apparent of the aforesaid MORE FANTLEROY the aforesd. Pattent and land there mentioned with all preveledges thereunto; To have and to hold ye aforesd. acres according to the sd Pattent unto me granted unto the aforesd. WILLIAM FANTLEROY his heires and assignes forever with, warranty from claime of me my heirs as Witness hereunto I have sett my hand and Seale this 3 day of Novembr 1680
      Signed sealed and delivered in
      prsence of us WM, BIRDALL WILLI: PEIRCE
      WM: HOPKINS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 1 die Xbris Ano 1680

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      1682-1686 Lancaster County Order Book; {Antient Press}; pg 123
      Lancaster County Court 9th of May 1683
      - Whereas at a Court beide for this County May the 10th Ao Dmi 1682, Order was granted unto ALEXANDER ATKINS against WILLIAM PEIRCE for eight hundred fifty and nine pounds of tobacco and ca: which Order being out of date, it is ordered that the same be determined by a Scire Facias
      - ( ) the returne of a Scire Facias granted unto Mr. ALEXANDER ATKINS for the receiveing of an Order granted unto the saide ATKINS against WILLIAM PEIRCE for eight hundred fifty and nine pounds of tobacco and ca: with costs, there being noe cause why execucon should not issue; It is therefore ordered that execucon doe issue forth accordinge to the tenor of the saide Order
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      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 295)
      Richmond County Court 1st of June 1698
      - The Last Will and Testament of JOHN PEIRCE of this County Gent., late deced, being presented to this Court by Colo. WILLIAM PIERCE, Executor therein named, the said Will was proved by GEORGE GIBBS & RALPH BERKLEY & probate thereof granted &c.
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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 8
      Westmorland County. SS 27th day of February 1705/6
      - PEIRCE, WILLIAM Order for removall from MARSON, WILLIAM PIERCE, a Minor Son of JOHN PEIRCE, late of RICHMOND County, Gentleman, deced., and Grandson of WILLIAM PEIRCE, late of this County, Gentleman, deced., moveing this Court for liberty to chuse a Guardian and makeing choice of a person who lived out of this county, and who also in this Court's oppinion was himself a Minor it was not thought fitt to admitt the same, And for that it also appeared by the Last Will and Testament of his deceased Grand Father aforesaid that hee was principall Legatee in the same and that hee and one Mr. THOMAS MARSON were appointed Executors of the sd. Will, and that the said WILLIAM dureing his minority should bee brought upp and educated by the sd. MARSON. It was thought fitt the sd. WILLIAM to continue with him, &c., But upon further Heareing in the matter it appeareing the sd. MARSON to bee much deficient in the trust reposed in him by the said Testator in relacon to his the said WILLIAM's maintenance and educacon the Court have thought fitt to remove him and doe hereby order that WILLIAM PEIRCE bee forthwith removed and placed under the care and tuition ofNATHANIEL POPE, JUNR. who hath intermarried with one of the Daughters of the aforesd. WILLIAM PEIRCE, deced., and accept to him the said WILLIAM which said NATHANIEL hath now in Court undertaken and assumed upon himself for the maintenance and educacon of the said Orphant suitable to his quality and Estate, And to doe his endeavour tht hee bee instructed in all good literature and it is also further ordered that Mr. THOMAS MARSON bee annually accountable to and pay the said POPE all such necessary and reasonable charge, disbursment and discounts as hee the said NATHANIEL shall moderatly expend and disburse in and about the sd. WILLIAM's maintenance and educacon as above, And that the sd. MARSON bee reimbursed the same on the makeing upp of his Account with the Testator's Estate
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 12
      Westmoreland County Court 22d day of February 1709/10
      - PEIRCE &c v MARSON &c. Exo issued v comus Aug 15th 1710 Judgment is granted WILLIAM PEIRCE, Son ofJOHN PEIRCE, Gent., deced., against Mr. THOMAS MARSON for the sum ofthirty six thousand five hundred fifty two pounds of tobacco being ballance ofAccounts between said WILLIAM and said THOMAS, as said WILLIAM being legally Heir to WILLIAM PEIRCE, Gent. deced. or which might be demanded or recovered from said MARSON as Executor to WILLIAM PEIRCE, deced., and it is ordered THOMAS MARSON doe pay the same to WILLIAM PEIRCE together with all and singular what of the Estate ofJOHN PEIRCE is come to his hands by vertue of his Executorshipp or by any other meanes whatsoever be that ofwhat nature or kind soever which of right belongs or which as Heir or legally to his Father the said WILLIAM might lawfully demand or recover together with costs als execution, and WILLIAM PEIRCE, DANIELL McCARTY
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      The Lager Diebolt Rausch Laub Genealogy Page
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=flager&id=I29276

      On 21 December 1643, Captain William Pierce had a patent for 2100 acres of land at the mouth of a creek wich divideth the land from Baker's Neck near the dwelling house of the said Pierce, where the church now standeth, along James River to Grant Marsh wich divideth this land from Mulberry Island. On 1 June 1663, William patented 4054 acres of land lying on the north side of (the) Rappahannock River and on the east side of the main Rappahannock Creek

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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 225
      CAPT. WILLIAM PIERCE, Esqr., one of the Councellors of State, 1170 acs., James City Co., 19 Mar. Page 367. Trans. of 24 pers. 'Twenty four names enter'd but very few to be read." Incomplete.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 421
      WILLIAM PEIRCE, 300 acs. Northumberland Co., 9 Dec. 1662, p. 80, (555). N.N.E. upon Petomake Riv. & adj. land of John Rosier. (Samll. Bon- man (Bowman ?) 4 July 1653, assigned to Rich. Heabeard, who assigned to Peirce.)
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 444
      MR. WM. PEIRCE, (Perce), 4054 acs. Rappa. Co., Farnham Parish, 1 June 1663, p. 154, (29). On N. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. on E.most side of Rappa. main Cr., near the tripell dividing thereof, extending &c. over a branch called Herring Cr. &c. to neere the head of George Bryers Cr. &c. The following names appear under this record: Mary Blunt, Mary Usher, Ann Jones, Fra. Preist, Wm. Rosse, Henry Martyn, Tho. Just, Philip Flower, Wm. Royden, Rachel Williams, Margaret Williams, Bridget Batcheller, August Withey, Wm. Lewis, Jno. Jones, Eliz. Wood, Lidia Flow, Wm. Badger, Jno. Gaffer, Daniell Merricke, Jno. Jones, Edward Seare, Marg. Williams, Richard Webb, Abell Jason, Wm. Richardson, Anne Robinson, Susanna Alcocke, SamlI. Hookes, Fra. Glover, Dorothy Glover, Richard Bullocke, Jno. Mann, Edward Evans, Robt. Evans, Jno. Goulding, Edward Reeves, Ann Blandon, Ann Mason, Mary Miller, Mary Dunston, Wm. Peirce, Sarah Peirce, Jno. Ellison, Geo. Walker, Ann Leviton, Fra. Neson, Wm. Gilbert, Nich. Shirt, Jno. Normingto, Rich, Founding, Mary Gore, Edm. Eacerman, Grace Hill, Geo. Cladwin, Joane East, Garrest Clesty, Jno. Wilcox, Tho. Wilcox, Jno. Tanner, Robt. Morris, Jno. Barlow, Jno. Middleton, Gen. Smith, Tho. Rogers, Susan Edwards, Garrett Bryan, Wm. Martin, Eliz. Wiggmore, Anth. Greenmay, & 12 persons. The residue by Certificate dated 23d June 1661 from Tho. Brereton. Marginal Note: This survey being re-surveyed and found to be but 3000 acres, the over plus of rights being past into Mr. Loyds pan.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 506
      WM. PEIRCE, 1200 acs. N'umberland Co., 31 Dec. 1662, p. 344, (356). 250 acs. on E.most side of Nomeny Riv. opposite land of Mr. Lewis Burwell, beg. at a swamp dividing this & land of Gabriell Odier &c. 600 aa. beg. where the former land ends upon a br. of Nomeny Riv. opposite to Mr. Rosiers land running W. &c. & 350 acs. beg. betwixt land of sd. Odier & this land, running S. &c. Granted to John Woodby 12 Oct. 1653 & renewed in name of sd. Peirce.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 529
      WM. PEIRCE (Pierce), 1200 acs. N'umberland Co., 31 Dec. 1662, p. 414,
      (481). 250 acs. on E.most side of Nomani Riv., opposite land of Mr. Lewis Parrell (or Parrett), beg. at a sw. dividing this & land of Gabriel Odier, nigh sd. river, W. upon a branch of same upon S. side of Vasaticon path &c. 600 acs. beg. where the former land ends upon a br. of sd. river opposite land of Mr. Rosier &c. & 350 acs. betwext land of sd. Odier & this land, running S. &c. Granted to Jno. Wood 12 Oct. 1653 & by him assigned to sd. Peirce.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 547
      WM. PEARCE (Perce-Peirce), 1810 acs. W'moreland Co., 22 Mar. 1665/6, p. 477, (583). 250 acs. on E. side of Nomany Riv., opposite land of Mr. Lewis Parrell, beg. at a sw. deviding this & land of Gabriell Odier, extending nigh the river, W. upon a br. of same & upon S. side of Vasatiacon path arc. 600 acs. beg. where the former land ends upon a br. of sd. river opposite to Mr. Rosiers land, running W. &c. 350 acs. beg. betwixt land of sd. Odier & this land, running S. &c. Granted to Jno. Wood 12 Oct. 1653, who sould to sd. Pearce & renewed in his name 31 Dec. 1662. 610 acs. beg. at a Spanish oak in the abovesaid tract of sd. Pearce, extending N.W. &c. to side of a hill deveiding _this & land of Katharine Brent, S.W. &c. to N.W. side of a br. nere the horse path which devides this & land claimed by Mr. Jno. Lord & Wm. Horton, thence E. &c. to sd. 1200 acs. 610 acs. due for trans. of 13 pers: Edmd. Eterman, Joane East, Jno. Kelson, Wm. Peirce, Peter Massey, Mary Core, Richd. Fonding, Susan Hunt, Wm. Gilben, George Gilbert, Susan Shore, Mary Pitman, An Kelson.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 506
      WM. PEIRCE, 1200 acs. N'umberland Co., 31 Dec. 1662, p. 344, (356). 250 acs. on E.most side of Nomeny Riv. opposite land of Mr. Lewis Burwell, beg. at a swamp dividing this & land of Gabriell Odier &c. 600 aa. beg. where the former land ends upon a br. of Nomeny Riv. opposite to Mr. Rosiers land running W. &c. & 350 acs. beg. betwixt land of sd. Odier & this land, running S. &c. Granted to John Woodby 12 Oct. 1653 & renewed in name of sd. Peirce
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 529
      WM. PEIRCE (Pierce), 1200 acs. N'umberland Co., 31 Dec. 1662, p. 414,
      (481). 250 acs. on E.most side of Nomani Riv., opposite land of Mr. Lewis Parrell (or Parrett), beg. at a sw. dividing this & land of Gabriel! Odier, nigh sd. river, W. upon a branch of same upon S. side of Vasaticon path &c. 600 acs. beg. where the former land ends upon a br. of sd. river opposite land of Mr. Rosier &c. & 350 acs. betwext land of sd. Odier & this land, running S. &c. Granted to Jno. Wood 12 Oct. 1653 & by him assigned to sd. Peirce.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 547
      WM. PEARCE (Perce-Peirce), 1810 acs. W'moreland Co., 22 Mar. 1665/6, p. 477, (583). 250 acs. on E. side of Nomany Riv., opposite land of Mr. Lewis Parrell {sic Burwell}, beg. at a sw. deviding this & land of Gabriell Odier, extending nigh the river, W. upon a br. of same & upon S. side of Vasatiacon path arc. 600 acs. beg. where the former land ends upon a br. of sd. river opposite to Mr. Rosiers land, running W. &c. 350 acs. beg. betwixt land of sd. Odier & this land, running S. &c. Granted to Jno. Wood 12 Oct. 1653, who sould to sd. Pearce & renewed in his name 31 Dec. 1662. 610 acs. beg. at a Spanish oak in the abovesaid tract of sd. Pearce, extending N.W. &c. to side of a hill deveiding _this & land of Katharine Brent, S.W. &c. to N.W. side of a br. nere the horse path which devides this & land claimed by Mr. Jno. Lord & Wm. Horton, thence E. &c. to sd. 1200 acs. 610 acs. due for trans. of 13 pers: Edmd. Eterman, Joane East, Jno. Kelson, Wm. Peirce, Peter Massey, Mary Core, Richd. Fonding, Susan Hunt, Wm. Gilben, George Gilbert, Susan Shore, Mary Pitman, An Kelson.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 5
      RICHARD STURMAN, 1004 acs. W'moreland Co., 26 Oct. 1666, p. 15. 826 acs. upon branches of Nomany, beg. at Katharine Brent, nere Hackett's feild, along Major Lewis & Mr. Jno. Lord, Maj. Peirce's line &c., & 178 acs. beg. at cot. of Mr. Hardiches, on line of Katharine Brent, to br. of Corrotoman &c. Trans. of 21 pers: Robt. Rachaell, Roger Cocshell, Jno. Ludlow, Jno. Hopkins, Tho. Butler, Jno. Gall, Jno. Lining, Wm. Cross, Edm. Poole, Sarah Jackson, Wm. Frizell, Tho. Cross, Tho. Read, Jno. Read, Tho. Lane, Wm. Coale, Tho. Read, Wm. Smith, Rich. Sturman. Wm. Robbinson, Peter Wyth.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 14
      MAJOR WM. PEIRCE. 1310 acs.. WMoreland Co. & Rappa. Co., 3 Oct. 1666. p. 49. 1810 acs. due by pattent, 22 Mar. 1665/6. & 2500 acs. newly taken up; beg. in line of Mr. Jno. Iord & Wm. Horton &c. 2500 acs. for trans. of 50 pers: Richd. Sawer. !no. Crompton, Robt. Knight, HenrClarke, Inn. Smith, Giles Collins, Samll. Swan, Jane Coy, Joane Whiteing, Jno. Gilder. Wm. Staremore, Roht. Bradley. Eliz. Wins. (Williams), Fran. Painter, Jno. Browne, Jona. Saul. Jno. Smith, Abram Harlock. Jno. Palmer, Tho. Land, Rich. Keene, Roht. Lucas, Eliz. Chapman. Wm. North. Win. Chiper, Mary Parey, Eliz. C6well, Henry Beard, Jno. Henton. Wm. Davies. Joane Scott. John Winston. Ralph Creeder, Grace his wife, Jon. Clarke, Tho. Shartwell, Isak Tatem. Eliz. Wilhams, Eliz. Maudlin, Joane Maudlin. Tho. Cary, Tho. Wall, Senr., Tho. (Wall) Tunr., Tho. Bany (or Bavy), Francis Mason, Hanay Quelch. Robt. Thomson, Mary Bavin (?), Jno. Felton, Phill Fellow.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 21
      Capt John Lord and William Horton, 1544 acres, Westmoreland County, 17 Apr 1667, pg 76, 800 acres upon lands of Major Lewis and Thomas Dyas, and 744 acres upon land sjurveyed for Henry Durant and land of Major Pierce; trans 31 persons
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 43
      WILLIAM PEIRCE (Peirse), 100 22 Apr. 1668, p. 166. Beg. nigh the mouth of Scott's Cr., along Mr. Harwood's lyne &c. Granted Jno. Rolfe, Wm. Peirce, Tho.' Peirce &' Willm. Spenser, & now due by order of the Gov't. &c., at a Genll. Ct. held at James Citty. 24 Apr. 1667,
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 58
      MAJOR WM. PEIRSE 3110 acs. W'moreland Co., 14 Aug. 1669, p. 227. Adj. 600 acs. purchased of John Wood, land of Katherine Brent; nere the horse path, his own land &c. 600 acs. granted him 22 Mar. 1665/6, & 2500 granted him 3 Oct. 1666 & now joyned into one patt.

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=356&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Peirce, William.
      Publication 1 December 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1200 acres. 250 acres part hereof on the eastermost side of Nominy River opposite to the land of Lewis Burwell. 600 acres other part beg.g &c. on a branch of Nominy River opposite to Mr. Rosiers land. 350 acres the residue, beg.g and betwixt the land of Gabriel Odier and this land.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 356 (Reel 5).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=481&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Peirce, Wm.
      Publication 1 December 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1200 acres 250 acres part thereof on the eastermost side of Nomany River, opposite to the land of Lewis Parrell. 600 acres another part. Beg.g &c. where the former land ends.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 481 (Reel 5).
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=583&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Pearce, William.
      Publication 22 March 1665/1666.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Pearse.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 1810 acres part on the eastermost side of Nomeny River opposite to the land of Lewis Parrell, adjoining Gabriel Odier. &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 583 (Reel 5).
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      Virginia County Records, New Series, Volume I, 1913: Westmoreland County Westmoreland County Land Grants Book No. 6. Westmoreland County Land Grants Book No. 6.
      Original Source Page #: 227 Maj. Wm. Pierce 1669
      Comment: 3,110 acres
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=227&last=&g_p=P6&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Peirce, William, Maj.
      Publication 14 August 1669.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 3110 acres adjoining his own and land of Katharine Brent.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 227 (Reel 6).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=53&last=&g_p=G1&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Collingsworth, John.
      Publication 23 May 1691.
      Gen. note Deed of conveyance from William Pierce to Thomas Collingsworth attached.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Grantee(s): Collingsworth, John and Collingsworth, Thomas.
      Description: 200 acres on the south side of Nomany River near the mouth thereof, and on Armsbyes Creek &c.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 51-53 (Reel 288).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 53 (Reel 288).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=65&last=66&g_p=G2&c ollection=NN Grant
      Title Peirce, William.
      Publication 23 November 1694.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: ca. 50 acres in the forest between Rappahannock and Potowmack Rivers between the lands of George Bruce and Leonard Doziere.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 65-66 (Reel 288).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=310&last=&g_p=G2&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Sanford, Robert.
      Publication 2 March 1699.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 16 acres beginning and continuing in a line of Col. William Peirce and Capt. George Brent.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 310 (Reel 288).
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=138&last=&g_p=G3&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Ransdell, Edward.
      Publication 22 November 1706.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 141 acres beg.g &c. on a point and in a line of marked trees belong.g to 1200 acres of land which did belong to Colo. Wm. Pearce, decd. and Nicholas Spencer, decd.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=115&last=&g_p=GB&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Hopwood, Elizabeth.
      Publication 31 January 1727/1728.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 250 acres about half a mile back of the Main Run of Rappahannock Creek, adjoining land of William Peirce.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 115, folio (Reel 290).

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