The Pearce Family

This family name is also spelled Pearse

Jane (Pearce) Moss

Birth: 1833/4, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England

Baptised: 23 March 1834, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England

Father: William Pearce

Mother: Maria (Ruddock) Pearce

Married: William Moss on 29 February 1856, in Haughley, Suffolk, England. The marriage was witnessed by Mary Pearse and Francis Sparrow. William is recorded as aged 25, a bachelor and labourer of Haughley, the son of John, a labourer. Jane is recorded as aged 22, a spinster of Haughley, the daughter of William, a labourer.

Census:
1861: Hop House, Stowmarket, Suffolk
1871: Hop House Lane, Stowmarket, Suffolk
1881: Moss House, Bury Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk
1901: Crown Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk

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Jane Elizabeth Pearce

Birth: 1851, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England

Mother: Mary Pearce

Census:
1861: Hop House, Stowmarket, Suffolk

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Mary (Pearce) Moss

Birth: 1831/2, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England

Baptised: 10 June 1832, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England

Father: William Pearce

Mother: Maria (Ruddock) Pearce

Children:
Married: John Moss on 1(8) December 1858, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England. The marriage was witnessed by William Moss and Jane Moss (Pearce crossed out). John is recorded as being of full age, single and a labourer of Haughley, the son of John, a labourer. Mary is recorded as being of full age, single, of Elmswell, the daughter of William, a labourer.

The information above is from a transcription of the marriage record by John Nichols. A different transcription of Elmswell marriages contains slightly different information - that the marriage date is 10 December 1858, and that Jane's father is Henry Pearce and that she is of "another parish", not Elmswell.

Children:
Census:
1861: Peat Hill Road, Haughley, Suffolk
1871: New Street, Haughley, Suffolk
1881: Pound Cottage, Wetherden, Suffolk
1891: Wetherden, Suffolk
1901: Wetherden, Suffolk

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William Pearce

Married: Maria Ruddock on 18 November 1831, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England. The marriage was witnessed by Anna Frost and David Ruddock. Both William and Maria are recorded as single, and of Elmswell.

Children:
Occupation: Labourer

Notes: Maria Pearce is listed as the occupant of a cottage on plot 35 in Elmswell that was demolished in 1844 to make way for the Eastern Union Railway extension from Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds

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