Pierce, Benjamin B.

Pierce, Benjamin B.

Male 1646 - 1730  (84 years)

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  • Name Pierce, Benjamin B. 
    Born 1646  Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 1730  Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2912  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Pierce, Michael J.,   b. 1615, Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1676  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ames, Persis 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1644  Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adams, Martha 
    Married 5 Feb 1678  Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pierce, Martha,   b. 14 Nov 1679, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years)  [natural]
     2. Pierce, Jerusha,   b. 13 Feb 1681, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Pierce, Lydia,   b. 25 Jun 1682, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Pierce, Benjamin,   b. 11 Mar 1684, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1772, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     5. Pierce, Ebenezer,   b. 2 Apr 1686, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1772, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     6. Pierce, Persis,   b. 6 Jun 1688, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730  (Age < 41 years)  [natural]
     7. Pierce, Caleb,   b. 12 Jun 1690, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Pierce, Thomas,   b. 14 Nov 1692, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1775  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     9. Pierce, Adams,   b. 11 Jun 1695, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730  (Age < 34 years)  [natural]
     10. Pierce, Jeremiah,   b. 17 Sep 1697, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Pierce, Elisha,   b. 24 Nov 1699, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1770, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adams, Elizabeth 
    Married Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1646 - Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1678 - Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1730 - Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • Will of Benjamin Pierce.-
      In the name of God Amen. This fourth day of November Anno Domini, One
      Thousand Seven hundred and twenty nine. In the the third year of his
      Majesties Reign, &c.
      I Benjamin Pierce of Scituate in ye County of Plymouth in New England,
      Gent. being of sound mind, and memory (Blessed be God for it) Do make
      and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form
      following, viz.
      First of all I commend my soul to God that gave it and my body to
      decent Burial at the Discretion of my executor hereafter named.
      And as touching my worldly Estate which God hath allowed me.
      All my just debts and funeral charges being first and fully paid. I
      give devise and dispose of ye same in manner and form following viz.
      Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Pierce
      all that estate or goods which she brought to me in marriage which
      shall remain att my Decease. I also give to my wife thirty pounds in
      Bills of Credit or in Goods equivalent thereto in value, as by
      covenant agreed upon before marriage. I also give her a cow and its
      keeping winter and summer to be done and performed by my son Elisha
      one of my Executors. I also give unto my wife five pounds in Bills of
      Credit or other pay equivalent to be paid to her yearly and ever year
      during her natual life after my decease to be paid by ye aforesaid
      Executor.
      Now in case she quits all claim to the thirty pounds above mentioned I
      give her for her use as long as she shall remain my widow ye
      particulars hereafter mentioned viz. I give her use of that room in my
      house wherein we now dwell together with all the furniture thereunto
      belonging - Except ye Trundle bed my Chest - the Doggs of Iron ye fire
      shovels and tongs and my small box - I also give her convenient cellar
      room likewise all the meat and corn and such like provisions as shall
      be in store for the subsistence of my Family att my Decease, also five
      bushels of Indian corn and two bushels of Rye to be paid to her
      yearly, and five cords of good burning solid wood for Fuel to be
      brought to her door every year so long as she continues to dwell in
      the Room afore allowed her. I also give her out of my orchard as many
      apples as she shall need in the summer and about six bushels for
      winter. I also give her one hundred weight of good Pork and a quarter
      of Beef yearly and a convenient horse to ride to meeting on, all which
      are to be paid and performed by my son Elisha, one of the Executors.
      Furthermore I give my wife freely my little Irish spinning wheel to
      dispose of as she pleaseth.
      Item. I give to my son Benjamin all that Estate of Housings and Lands
      whereon he now dwells and the meadows thereunto belonging which said
      Estate I have already given him by Deed, as also one lot of land
      containing ten acres called meeting House which I took up in said
      Benjas Right provided the said Benja does pay or cause to be paid out
      of the sixty pounds in the aforesaid deed conditioned to be paid by
      him the sum of twenty-five pounds in manner and form following viz.
      Fifteen pounds to my son Ebenezer within one year after my decease.
      Five pounds to my son Jeremiah within two years after my Decease, and
      five pounds to my Daughter Jerusha Bailey within three years after my
      Decease all which payments to be made in Bills of Credit or Goods
      equal in value.
      Item. I give to my son Ebenezer one hundred and ten pounds in specie
      as aforesaid over and avoe what Estate I have already given him.
      Fifteen Pounds to be paid by Benjamin as aforesaid and the remainder
      being ninety five Pounds to be paid by my son Elisha one of my
      executors in four several yearly puportional payments after my
      decease.
      I give to my son Ebenezer all my wearing clothes.
      Item. I give to my son Caleb Peirce over and above what I have already
      given him fifty Pounds to be paid to him by son Thomas. Thirty Pounds
      to be paid in a year after my decease and the other twenty in two
      years.
      Item. I give to son Thomas all my lands lying on each side of the way
      where his house stands also three acres and a quarter of salt meadow
      lying near ye widow Lincoln also two acres more of salt meadow lying
      on the southerly side of farm neck so called which I bought Will and
      Jonathan Peirce. He yealding and paying the Fifty Pounds aforesaid to
      my son Caleb, and Thirty Pounds to my daughter Jerusha Bailey. Mind ye
      50 pounds are to be paid in three several yearly proportional payments
      and ye Thirty to be paid thus Fifteen within a year and ye other
      Fifteen at ye end of two years after my decease. Mind I give all ye
      land and meadow mentioned in ye article to my son Thomas his heirs
      executors and assigns forever.
      Item. I give to my son Jeremiah two thirds of ye lands I have not
      already disposed of lying in ye beech woods joining to ye patent line
      at a place known by ye name of Mt. Hope, also ye other two acres Will
      and John Peirce which salt meadow mind I give it to him his heirs and
      assigns forever. Morever I give to my son Jeremiah Twenty Pounds to be
      paid in four yearly proportional payments by my son Elisha one of my
      Executors.
      Item. I give to my son Elisha all my Estate of Housings and Lands and
      meadows and all my other estates both real and personal of every sort
      and kind whatsoever and wheresoever lying either in Scituate or
      elsewhere that is not otherwise hereby devised and disposed of. He the
      said Elisha paying and performing all ye several duties, services and
      legacies above and beneath required of him. Mind I give them to him
      his heirs, executors and assigns forever.
      Item. I give to my Daughter Jerusha Bailey Ninety Five Pounds besides
      what I formerly gave her. Thirty pounds to be paid by Thomas and five
      by Benjamin as above mentioned and the other sixty to be paid by my
      Son Elisha in four yearly proportionate payments after my Decease.
      Item. I give to my grandson Benjamin Pierce ye eldest son of my son
      Ebenezer ten pounds to be paid in Bills of Credit or Goods equal in
      value by my son Elisha aforesaid when he shall be arrived to ye age of
      twenty and one years. But in case ye said Benjamin should die before
      that time then the said ten pounds to be paid in equal proportion
      among his Bretheren and Sisters.
      Item. I give to my Grandsons Benjamin and Ebenezer Bailey a certain
      firelock they now have in custody or the value of it in Bills of
      Credit to be paid by my son Elisha if he should see fit to take the
      firelock to himself.
      Item. I give to my Grandson Benjamin Pierce son of my son Benjamin a
      certain firelock which his father hath in custody.
      Lastly. I do hereby nominate and appoint my two Sons Thomas and Elisha
      Pierce to be ye sole executors to this my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and
      year first above written.
      Benjamin Peirce (Seal)
      Signed sealed pronounced and declared by said Benjamin Peirce to be
      his last will and testment in presence of us. Witness
      EPHRAIM LITTLE
      NATHANIEL ELLS, JR.
      KEZIA PENY.
      October ye 13th 1730.
      The avoe named Ephraim Little, Nathaniel Ells Jr. and Kezia Peny made
      oaths that they saw the above named Benjamin Peirce sign seal and
      declare the above and within written to be his last will and testament
      and that they are the same time in ye presence of ye said testator set
      to their hands and witnesses and that according to ye best of there
      observation he was of a sound and disposing mind and memory before
      Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate.