Thomas Pearce

about 1542–
Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Pearce was born about 1542, in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, his father, Henry or Alverey Pearce, was 19 and his mother, Isabel Mitley, was 19. He married Elizabeth Audsley on 18 January 1572, in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Thomas Pearce
Elizabeth Audsley
Marriage: 18 January 1572
John Peace
Thomas Pearce
Agnes Pearce

Spouse and Children

18 January 1572
Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England


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World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 7

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 16

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 43

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

Name Meaning

Welsh, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Pierce .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Peace in entry for Thomas Peace, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Peace in entry for Thomas Peace, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Peaze in entry for Agnes Peaze, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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