Born: about 1583 in England
Died: 07 Oct 1666 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA (5)
Born: about 1595 in England
01 (M): John Pierce (8)
08 (F): Abigail Pierce (15)
Born: 17 Jun 1639
1638 Charlestown Book of Possessions lists the following for Thomas:
5 acres in the West End with a dwelling house
1 acre on the South Meade
1 other acre in the South Meade
4 acres in Line Field
4 cow commons
5 acres of woods in the Mystic field
3 acres in the Mystic marshes
1 acres in Mystic Long Meadow
15 acres of woods in Mystic Field
62 acres at Water Field
Thomas Pierce was born in England and migrated to America sometime before Feb 1634/35 when he joined the church in Charlestown.
He left money in his will to Harvard College. Was he perhaps a scholar?
Since Thomas and Elizabeth had a daughter named Persis it is thought that Persis was perhaps Elizabeth's maiden name.
[Dick Pierce, 438 Whiting Ave., Dedham, MA 02026]
Thomas, b. Eng. 1583-84, freeman Charlestown, Mass., 1635, proprietor Woburn, Mass., 1643.
Thomas Pierce, the emigrant ancestor of this branch of the Pierce family, came from England to this country in 1633-4, with his wife Elizabeth Pierce, and settled in Charlestown, Mass. He was b. in England in 1583-4; d. Oct. 7, 1666. ...He (was admitted to the church) Feb 21, 1634-5. He was freeman May 6, 1635. Sept. 7,1642, he was one of the twenty-one commissioners appointed by the Great and General Court, "to see that Saltpetre heaps were made by all the farmers of the colony."
His wife Elizabeth was b. in England in 1595-6.
The wife of Thomas was admitted to the church at Charlestown Jan. 10"
He was often styled Sergt. Thomas. Sergt. Thomas was admitted to the church at Charlestown, Feb. 21, 1634; was in Woburn as early as 1643; was taxed there, 1645; was selectman of Woburn, 1660, and repeatedly afterwards of the committee for dividing the common lands in Woburn; he was one of "the right proprietors,'' chosen Mar. 28, 1667; and also of the General Courts' Committee appointed for the same purpose in 1668.
Revised: November 26, 2016