'Pearce3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Peirse of Bedale, Peirse of Hutton Bonville, Peirse of Thimbleby, Hustler of Acklam

BLG1871, supported by Foster, identifies the arms of this family, quartered with those of Beresford, as "Az. a ducal coronet, between three cross-crossletes, fitchée, or". BLG1847 reports that "This family, which has, at one time or other, possessed a greater portion of the North Riding than perhaps any house or gentry ever seated in the district, descends from" ...
Peter Peirse of Bedale, Yorkshire (fought at Bosworth 1485, as a standard-bearer in the army of Richard III)
1. Thomas Peirse of Bedale
  A. Marmaduke Peirse of Bedale & Cleveland (d 1605)
m. Dorothy Gale of Scrutton (d 1599)
  i. Henry Peirse of Bedale
  m. Isabella Pinkney (sister of Matthew Pinkney of Richmond)
a. John Peirse of Bedale & London (b 1593, d 1658 (probably not 1685))
  m. Sarah Chamberlayne (dau of Peter Chamberlayne, sister of Peter MD)
  (1) John Peirse of Bedale (a 1634, d unm)
  (2) Richard Peirse of Hutton Bonville & Thimbleby (a 1634, d after 30.11.1708)
  m. Mary Hutton (dau of Matthew Hutton of Marske by Barbara, dau of Conyers, Lord D'Arcy)
  (A) John Peirse of Lazenby (dvp 1694)
m. (1685) Elizabeth Marwood (dau/coheir of Sir Henry Marwood of Busby, Bart)
  (i) Henry Peirse of Bedale (bpt 25.02.1692, d 02.10.1759, MP)
  m. (15.02.1754) Anne Johnson (a 1759, m2. _ Masters?)
  (a) Henry Peirse of Bedale (bpt 02.06.1754, d 14.05.1824, MP)
  m. (16.08.1777) Charlotte Grace Monson (d 1793, dau of John Monson, 2nd Lord)
  ((1)) Charlotte Peirse (b 1779)
  m. Inigo Freeman Thomas of Ratton, Sussex (m2. ??)
  ((2)) Marianne Peirse of Bedale (d un)
  ((3)) Henrietta Elizabeth Peirse (b 1790, d 28.02.1825)
  m. (17.08.1815) Sir John Poo Beresford, Bart (Admiral)
  Bedale Hall & Hutton Bonville passed to their elder son who assumed the name Beresford-Peirse.
  (b) Anne Peirse (d 06.04.1809)
  m. John Sawtry or Sawrey Morritt of Rokeby (d 03.08.1791, son of Bacon Morritt of Cawood by Anne Sawrey of Plimpton-in-Furness)
(ii)+ other issue - Mary (b 1686), Dorothy (b 1693)
  (B) Henry Peirse b 1665, dvp?)
  (C) Thomas Peirse of Thimbleby & Hutton Bonville (d before 09.06.1725)
  The following is partly supported by 'The History and Antiquities of Cleveland' (John Walker Ord, 1846, 'Pedigree of Hustler of Acklam', p529+) which spells the family name "Peirce". Some of the following was first shown on 20.10.20 as a lower section of Pearce2.
  m. (02.04.1700) Anne Hustler (d 12.1753, dau/coheir of Sir William Hustler of Acklam)
  (i) William Peirse of Hutton Bonville & Thimbleby (a 1705, bur 29.01.1753)
  m. (13.02.1722 (or 1726)) Dorothy Stillington (dau of Thomas Stillington of Kelfield, sister of Joseph)
  (a) Mary Peirse (b 1733-4, d 15.01.1804)
  m. Rev. Edward Stillingfleet of West Bromwich (d 1795)
  (b)+ other issue (d young) - William (b c1728, d 1741), Anne, Dorothy, Dorothy (2nd)
  (ii) Richard Peirse of Stockton & Worsalll, later of Thimbleby & Hutton Bonville (d 26.06.1759)
  m. Rachel Bayne (d 24.01.1771/2, dau of Roger Bayne of Ripon, sister of Willliam)
  (a) Richard William Peirse of Hutton Bonville, later of Easby Hall then Thimbleby Lodge (b 20.01.1753, d 25.11.1798)
  m. (1780) Elizabeth Fawcett (b 1757-8, d 10.09.1791, dau of Christopher Fawcett of Newcastle-on-Tyne)
  ((1)) Richard William Christopher Peirse of Thimbleby Lodge (b 1782, d 18.12.1845) had issue
  m. (29.08.1803) Maria Clarke (dau of Rev. Richard Clarke of Bedale by Jane, dau of John Wise of Totnes)
  ((2)) James Peirse had issue
  m. Sophia Clarke (dau of Rev. Richard Clarke of Bedale)
  ((3)) John Peirse (dsp)
  ((4)) Elizabeth Peirse
  m. George Ford Clarke (rector of Thornton Watlass)
  (b) James Peirse (b 13.05.1755, dsp in Cuba, captain)
  (c) Anne Peirse (b 15.10.1751)
  m. Joseph Williamson of Melton Hall
(iii) Thomas Peirse, later Hustler of Acklam (4th son)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 ('Hustler formerly of Acklam Hall'). Ord appears to have confused the different Thomases. He shows that this Thomas had by Jane Staynes a son called Thomas who was his successor who m. Constance Lutton (dau of Ralph Lutton of Knapton by dau of Sir Griffith Boynton). BLG1952 shows that, whilst there was a son Thomas by Jane Staines, his successor Thomas was by Constance Hutton (sb Lutton).
  m1. (c1737) Jane Staines (dau/coheir of _ Staines of Sowerby) identified by Ord as dau of Thomas Staines of Ripon
  (a) Thomas Peirse (d young?)
  m2. Elizabeth Johnson (dau/coheir of John Johnson, prebendary of Durham) marriage mentioned only by Ord
  m3. (sp) Mary Robinson (dau of Sir Tancred Robinson, Bart)
  m4. (10.02.1769) Constance Lutton (d 1785, dau of Ralph Lutton of Knapton by dau of Sir Francis (not Griffith) Boynton, 4th Bart)
  (b) Thomas Hustler of Acklam (d unm 1819)
  Foster shows this Thomas as a 2nd Thomas by Jane Staines. We are following BLG1952.
  (c) William Hustler (d 1818)
  m1. (1800) Charlotte Meade (dau of Richard Meade of Philadelphia)
  ((1)) Thomas Hustler of Acklam Hall (b 01.08.1801, d 30.06.1874) had issue
  m. (12.08.1822) Charlotte Frances Eliza Wells (b 1800-1, d 25.07.1843, dau of Richard Wells of Demerara, West Indies)
  m2. Sarah (dau of Rev. John Bostock of East Grimstead)
  ((2)) Evereld Catherine Histler
  m. (17.11.1835) Thomas Watkyns Richards (rector of Puttenham, m1. ??)
  m3. Mary (widow of _ Wylam)
  ((3))+ other issue - William (d 01.06.1845), daughter (d young)
  (d) Constance Peirse (d unm)
  (e) Evereld Peirse (d 1811)
  m. Thomas Hooper of Shincliffe Grange (sb Silksworth?)
(iv) Anne Peirse
  m. Reed Hodgson or Hodson of Witton-le-Wear (bur 04.01.1745, son of John of Witton-le-Wear & Bishop Auckland)
  (v) Mary Peirse
  m. (06.02.1728) Joseph Stillington of Kelfield
  (vi)+ other issue - John of Low Worsall & Newport (dsp bur 31.10.1734), Evereld in York (d unm bur 06.04.1761), Catharine in York (d unm bur 19.11.1760), Dorothy/Elizabeth (a 1730, d young), Elizabeth/ Dorothy
  (D) Catharine Peirse
  m. John Wastell of Marske & Ainderly Steeple
  (E) Dorothy Peirse
  m. Thomas Stillington of Kelfield
  (3) Dorothy Peirse (a 1634)
  m. Ralph Dowson of Lofthouse
  (4)+ other issue (a 1634) - Elizabeth, Sarah, Isabella
  b.+ other issue - Richard (b 1602, a 1634), Elizabeth (b 1591, d 1644), Dorothy (b 1596)

Main source(s): 'Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire' (Joseph Foster, vol 3. North and East Riding (1874), 'Pedigree of Peirs of Bedale and Thimbleby') supported by BLG1847 ('Peirse of Bedale' & 'Peirse of Thimleby'), BLG1871 ('Peirse of Bedale' & 'Peirse of Thimleby') with a little support from Visitation (London, 1634, 'Peirse') and input/support as reported above
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