Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Stephen PEERSE (c1590-1648)

and Mary BURTENSHAWE (?-?)

and Elizabeth EMBERE (?-1626)

and Ann (?-1649)


Stephen Peerse and Mary Burtenshawe married on 29 September 1617 in Barcombe, Sussex.  He or another Stephen Peerce married Elizabeth Embere on 31 August 1623 at St. Thomas Cliffe, in Lewes, Sussex.  A Stephen Pierse married Ann Triglis or Ann Triggles by licence on 28 May 1627 in Chailey.  Their marriage licence was issued on 19 May 1627 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which noted that he was a yeoman of Newick and she a widow of Chailey.  Also, a Stephen Peirce married Agnes Ward on 28 April 1635 in Newick.  Agnes was a widow and they were both of Newick.

Stephen Peerse's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  I am guessing he was born in the 1590's.  A Stephen Peirce was buried on 15 June 1648 in Newick, Sussex.

Mary Burtenshawe's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  A Mary Peirse was buried on 19 September 1623 in Newick.  No further details were given in the burial register.  There was a Mary Peirse who was baptised in Newick in 1602.

Elizabeth Embere's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Elizabeth wife of Stephen Peirse was buried on 18 November 1626 in Newick.

Ann Peirce was buried as a widow on 6 February 1648/9 in Newick.


Stephen Peirse had the following children:

  1. Joan Peirse was baptised on 3 January 1618/9 in Newick.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  The Newick burial register records that a Joan Peirce was buried on 10 February 1618/9.

  2. An infant daughter of Stephen Peirse was buried on 29 December 1619 in Newick.

  3. Stephen Peirse was baptised on 14 or 15 November 1626 in Newick.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He may have married Elizabeth Streatfield in 1654.  (They have have their own page.)


Could Mary have died shortly before or after the burial of the infant daughter in 1619?  And did Stephen then marry Elizabeth in 1623 and Ann in 1627?  I think the 1635 marriage to Agnes was of Stephen Pearce born in 1611.

I have taken dates from a transcript of the Newick parish registers and the Sussex marriage index, therefore, the original registers need to be checked.



This page was created on 26 October 2011