Elizabeth Trull

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Elizabeth Trull, daughter of Robert Trull and Mary Ladyman, was born probably shortly before her baptism at St. Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk, England, 13 April 1590.1 She died at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 12 March 1666/67.2,3

Elizabeth married John Pierce at St. Edmund, Norwich, Norfolk, England, 17 April 1610.1,4

Elizabeth left a will dated 15 March 1666/67, and proved, 2 Apr 1667:
In the name of god Amen I Elizabeth Pearse of wattertowne in the county of Midlesex in New England doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following

viz I being aged and sicke and weake of body but of good and perfect memory blessed and praysed be god first I recommend my soule and spirit unto the handes of god that gave it hoping throught the merrits of Jesus christ to have eternalll Life; and my body to the earth whereof itt was made and to be buried by the discretion of my executor here after mentioned

Impr I give and bequeath to my son Robt Pearse all my meadow or sixteen pound Sterling at the Liberty of my executor:

also I give and bequeath to my Son John Pearse 2 of my cowes now int the Handes of John Ball Jnr when ther time comes out with him:

also I give and bequeath to my daughter Ester mose one of my fether beds wch she shall make choise of and one bolster one pellow one covering one grene blanket and my yoke of oxen now in the handes of John Ball Jnr when ther time comes out with him:

also I give and bequeath to my daughter mary Coldum my best green Ruge and one pear of Sheets and my bigest brasse keatle and all my wearing clothes and my great looking glass and my cob irons:

also I give and bequeath to my two grand children Mary and Ester Ball six pound to each of them to be payed by my executor two yeare after my decease and then to be improved for and to ther use by the discretion of my executor untill the time of their maridge or the age of eyghteene yeares and then to come into ther handes with the produce

further I give and Bequeath to my grand child John Pearse Son to my Son Anthony pearse twenty shill

also I give and bequeath ot my grand child mary pearse daughter to my son Anthony twenty shill

also I give and Bequeath to my grand child Judith Sawin twenty shill:

also I give and bequeath to my grand child Judah pearse daughter to my Son Robt pearse twenty Shill:

and all the rest of my estate both houses lands goods cattle chatles debtes or whatever is mine I doe hereby give and bequeath to my Son Anthony Pearse

and I doe hearby make and ordaine my Aforesaid Son Anthony Pearse my full and soel executor of this my last will and testament requireing him to performe all and every part hearof accoridng to the true intent and meaning therof

in witnes wherof I have hearunto annexed my hand and seale this 15 of the first month in the yeare 1666/7

Elizebeth Pearse her marke

Witnesses Joseph and Mary Tayntor proved the will 2 Apr 1667.

Her inventory consisted of housing and lands, furniture, one "pewter beere bole 2 peuter platers & 2 peuter beere pots, 1 peuter prenger; totaled 124-08-02; was appraised 25 Mar 1667; Anthony Peirce, executor, attested to it 2 Apr 1667.
(Middlesex Probate, 17450).5,3


John Pierce b. abt. 1588, d. 19 Aug 1661
  • Anthony Pierce+3 b. 8 Apr 1611, d. 9 May 1678
  • Hesther Pierce3 b. 17 Aug 1612
  • William Pierce6 b. abt. 27 Feb 1613/14, d. bef. 6 Apr 1615
  • Barbara Pierce3 b. 4 Feb 1615/16
  • John Pierce3 b. 12 Mar 1617/18
  • Elizabeth Pierce6 b. 6 Mar 1619/20, d. bef. Apr 1624
  • Robert Pierce3 b. 21 Dec 1621, d. 10 Sep 1706
  • Elizabeth Pierce3 b. 11 Apr 1624, d. bef. 3 Oct 1665
  • Mary Pierce3 b. 26 Dec 1625, d. 26 Jan 1704/5
  • Judith Pierce3 b. 8 Feb 1627, d. bef. 2 Oct 1650
This person was last edited on20 Sep 2017


  1. [S1639] Patricia Law Hatcher, "The Peirce Family of Norwich, England, and Watertown, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist 84 (July 2010): 177-184, at 181, further cited as Hatcher, "Peirce Family of Norwich Watertown."
  2. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, Four vols. (subtitle varies) (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1894-1906), 1:3:28, further cited as Historical Society, Watertown Records.
  3. [S16] Mary L. Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Francis Helen Miller (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumsford Press, 1948), 216-219, further cited as Holman, Stevens-Miller Genealogy.
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1189, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S70] Frederick Clifton Peirce, Peirce Genealogy, Being the Record of the Posterity of John Pers, an Early Inhabitant of Watertown, In New England, Who Came From Norwich, Norfolk County, England; With Notes on the History of Other Families of Peirce, Pierce, Pearce, etc. (Worchester, Massachusetts: C. Hamilton, 1880), further cited as Pierce, Peirce Genealogy.
  6. [S1639] Hatcher, "Peirce Family of Norwich Watertown," 183.