ID IN61343 (Group PP)
1. James PEERS b abt 1780's, a Shoemaker, mar 29 Aug 1803 to Betty GUYE b 1784.
She d 29 Apr 1843 in Haslingden, Lancashire, England. They had 12 children.
The marriage certificate for James and Betty is signed by James PEARS and with a "cross"
by Betty GUYE but recorded by the church as James PEERS.
Mary Ann PIERCE bap 25 Mar 1823, Chorley, Lancashire, mar Thomas HOWARTH, 6 June 1849, Wisconsin, USA
Reuben Bentley PIERCE, born 7 April 1828, Chorley, Lancashire, mar Mary HOUSLEY, 1848
d 12 June 1896, Wisconsin, USA
David PIERCE b 2 Nov 1830, Chorley, Lancashire
2. David PIERCE b 2 Nov 1830, Chorley, Lancashire, d 14 Dec 1897, a Fishmonger.
Resided Wigan, Lancashire.
He had two wives - sisters of Scottish parents, David BIGGS and Jannet ELLIOTT of
Hawich, Scotland. The BIGGS moved to Preston after mar 1824.
1st wife Elizabeth BIGGS/BEGGS b 27.Jan 1825, Preston, Lancashire, mar 1 Jan 1855,
d 12 Apr 1871, Wigan, Lancashire. They had 9 children.
2nd wife sister Olivia BIGGS/BEGGS, b 22 May 1841, Preston, Lancashire d 1886, Wigan,
Lancashire, mar 25 May 1871. A baby born shortly after marriage was named Elizabeth after
sister, but sadly died. They had 6 children, including James PIERCE b 1865.
3. James PIERCE b 1865, Wigan, Lancashire, d 6.May 1938 Auckland, New Zealand
mar Elizabeth ROBERTS b 27. Nov 1871, d Jun 1936 New Plymouth, New Zealand
7 Children including:
Cedric Seaton PIERCE b 11 Jun 1906 Eltham, New Zealand, d Oamaru, South Island, New
Zealand 1986. mar Hannah Barbara 21 Sept 1930, Te Awamutu, New Zealand. She was
b 1 Nov 1912, New Plymouth, NZ, d 29.Aug 1998. Auckland, New Zealand
Clarence Erle PIERCE
4. Clarence Erle PIERCE b 29 Jul 1907