Charles Benjamin (Ben) Pearce

M, b. 1884, d. 17 September 1968
  • Charles Benjamin (Ben) Pearce was born in 1884 in Maryborough, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • At the age of 27 years, Charles Benjamin (Ben) Pearce married Martha Ann Shannon, daughter of Thomas Shannon and Caroline Elizabeth Saal, in 1911 in Queensland.
  • Charles Benjamin (Ben) Pearce and Martha Ann Shannon appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Pechey. Charles was a farmer.
  • Charles Benjamin (Ben) Pearce died on 17 September 1968 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00F-0017.

Child of Charles Benjamin (Ben) Pearce and Martha Ann Shannon

Donald Rashleigh Pearce

M, b. circa 1920, d. March 1930

Edith Pearce

F, b. 1862
  • Edith Pearce was born in 1862 in Gulval, Cornwall.
  • Her marriage, at 23 years, to William Rowe, son of William Rowe and Jane Mary Warren, was registered in the December 1885 Quarter in Penzance, Cornwall Registration District.
  • Edith Pearce and William Rowe appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Hendra Farm, Rose Hill, Penzance. William 49, was a farmer-employer born Gulval living with his wife Edith born St Buryan aged 49 also. They had been married 22 years and 4 of their 8 children were still living. Living with them were their daughter Ethel, 20 born Gulval a dairy farmer's daugher; Edith Gwendoline 16, a scholar born Gulval; and Orinda Jane Rowe, 10 as scholar born Gulval.

Children of Edith Pearce and William Rowe

Edwin John Pearce

M, b. 1858, d. 6 June 1914
  • Edwin John Pearce was born in 1858 in Parkham, Devon, England. His birth was registered in the Sep 1858 Quarter of Bideford Registration District. He was the son of Edward Pearce and Elizabeth Petkerick. His father was a miller.
  • He immigrated on 5 April 1879. He was 20 years old and travelled alone on the Scottish Hero which left London on 14 Dec 1878 for Maryborough.
  • At the age of 21 years, Edwin John Pearce married Ann Horton in December 1879 in Maryborough, Queensland.
  • In 1901 Edwin (shown as Edward) was listed as a farmer of Hampton in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Edwin was a farmer.
  • Edwin John Pearce died on 6 June 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 June 1914 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00D-0032.

Children of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton

Edwin John Horton Pearce

M, b. 1883, d. 18 September 1958
  • Edwin John Horton Pearce was born in 1883 in Maryborough, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • Edwin John Horton Pearce began military service on 24 January 1916. He joined the 19/2 nd Light Horse. His next of kin was his mother Ann and at the time he was a farmer aged 32 years. He served in Egypt where he contracted malaria. He was discharged on 19 Aug 1919.
  • At the age of 44 years, Edwin John Horton Pearce married Caroline Elizabeth Shannon, daughter of Thomas Shannon and Caroline Elizabeth Saal, in 1927 in Queensland.
  • Edwin John Horton Pearce and Caroline Elizabeth Shannon appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Merritts Creek. Edwin was a labourer.
  • Edwin John Horton Pearce was listed as the next of kin of Ida Elizabeth Horton Pearce when she enlisted in the Australian Army circa 1940. She gave her next of kin as her brother Edwin Pearce. She was discharge with the rank of Major in the Aust Army Nursing Service on 22 Apr 1944.
  • Edwin John Horton Pearce died on 18 September 1958 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00E-0014.

Ellen Grace Pearce

F, b. 1912

Elsie Ellen Pearce

F, b. 1899, d. 30 July 1951
  • Elsie Ellen Pearce was born in 1899 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • Elsie Ellen Pearce died on 30 July 1951 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was buried on 31 July 1951 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00D-0034. She is buried with her parents.

Ethel Pearce

F, b. 1896, d. 1964
  • Ethel Pearce was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • At the age of 28 years, Ethel Pearce married Eric Neville Jobst in 1924 in Queensland.
  • Ethel Pearce died in 1964 in Brisbane, Queensland.

George Pearce

M, b. 1891, d. 24 December 1970

Child of George Pearce and Margaret Ann Trousdell

George Edward Pearce

M, b. 1881, d. 1882
  • George Edward Pearce was born in 1881 in Dubbo, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • George Edward Pearce died in 1882 in Queensland.

Lady Georgina Pearce

F, b. circa 1922, d. 23 October 2006

Ida Elizabeth Horton Pearce

F, b. 8 January 1888, d. 1 January 1971
  • Ida Elizabeth Horton Pearce was born on 8 January 1888 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • Ida Elizabeth Horton Pearce enlisted in the WWI Australian Army Nursing Service on 2 November 1918. She embarked 09 November 1918 from Sydney per 'Wiltshire' and served in India. Posted to 43rd General Hospital, Quetta. Returned to Australia 06 October 1919 to Brisbane per 'Innabruck'. Appointment terminated 22 October 1919.
  • She began military service circa 1940. She gave her next of kin as her brother Edwin Pearce. She was discharge with the rank of Major in the Aust Army Nursing Service on 22 Apr 1944.
  • Ida Elizabeth Horton Pearce died on 1 January 1971 at age 82.
  • She was buried on 4 January 1971 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00E-0031.

Irene May Pearce

F, b. 25 October 1915, d. 13 September 1963
  • Irene May Pearce was born on 25 October 1915 in Toowoomba.
  • She was the daughter of William Rasleigh Lewis Pearce and Elfreda Johanne Justine Petersen.
  • Irene May Pearce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. She most likely lived with her parents.
  • She was engaged The Courier Mail announced Irene's engagement :-"NEWTON—PEARCE.—The engagement is announced of Irene May, only Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Pearce, Anduramba, Crow's Nest, to Colin Albert, eldest Son of Mr. and Mrs A. G. Newton, Square Top, Dalby"
    on 7 January 1950.
  • Irene May Pearce died on 13 September 1963 in Sydney at age 47.

James Pearce

M, b. circa 1825

James Canning Pearce

M, b. 1804, d. 11 December 1861
  • James Canning Pearce was born in 1804 in England. He was the son of William Pearce and ____ Canning.
  • James Canning Pearce died on 11 December 1861 in Brisbane, Queensland. His death was announced in The Courier:- PEARCE.—At Brisbane, on the 11th December, James Canning Pearce, formerly of Crow's Nest, Darling Downs, aged 55."
    His age on his death registration is give as 57.
  • On 25 Sep 1842, James was described as a stokeeper when he and GP Plunket proved a bond for the medical treatment of James Smith in H.M. Hospital, Moreton Bay.
    He is mentioned in the biography of William Charles Smith - convict -"He (Smith) became overseer for Burnett, was commended for his service and, after receiving his ticket-of-leave on 3 February 1843, stayed with him on his survey of the Richmond and Clarence rivers. He then worked for James Canning Pearce at Helidon station; a skirmish there with Aboriginals led him to write a mock epic poem, 'The Raid of the Aboriginals', under the pseudonym 'James Arrowsmith Cordwainer'. It cleverly satirized the behaviour of the local squatters and is the earliest evidence of Wilkes's liberal politics ".
    The name of CROW'S NEST was derived from the pastoral run name used by James Canning Pearce in 1848.
    In Feb 1858 James was involved in a legal case concerning the Police Magistrate of Ipswich and the North Austalian paper which he wished to sue for libel. He was described as James Canning Pearce of Ipswich, gentleman.
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John Pearce

M, b. circa 1825
  • John Pearce was born circa 1825.

Child of John Pearce

Lillian Pearce

F, b. 1880, d. 2 July 1970
  • Lillian Pearce was born in 1880 in Coonamble, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • At the age of 21 years, Lillian Pearce married Henry (Harry) Askin, son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher, in 1901 in Queensland. After their marriage they lived on their selection north of Haden for several years before moving to Laidley. They returned to Emu Creek a short time later, before moving back to the Haden area where the children attended Doctors Creek School.
  • Lillian Pearce and Henry (Harry) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Emu Creek. Henry was a farmer. His brother Arthur Richard, a labourer, was also living at Emu Creek.
  • Lillian Pearce and Henry (Harry) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1912 living at Wahoon (Haden). Henry was a farmer.
  • Lillian Pearce and Henry (Harry) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1914 living at Laidley. Henry was a carpenter.
  • Lillian Pearce and Henry (Harry) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Haden. Henry was a farmer.
  • On 15 February 1954,her husband, Henry (Harry) Askin died in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 78. His death was announced in the Brisbane Telegraph - "Mr Henry Askin, of Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba, and father of Sergeant P. Askin, of the Landsborough police station, has died, aged 78. Mr. Askin was a farmer at Crow's Nest, Cooyar, and Haden before retiring some years ago."
  • Lillian Pearce died on 2 July 1970 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 4 July 1970 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Lillian Pearce and Henry (Harry) Askin

Louisa Pearce

F, b. 19 June 1853, d. 23 January 1927
  • Louisa Pearce was baptized on 19 June 1853 in Chipperham, Wiltshire, England. She was the daugher of William Pearce and Mary Smart. When she was 10 her family moved to Cardiff in Wales looking for better work opportunities.
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 8 days, Louisa Pearce married Henry Newton on 27 April 1875 in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cardiff, Wales.
  • In 1892 the family moved to a selection on Emu Creek, at Djuan in the Haden District. in 1900 they purchased Portion 3 at Djuan, 690 acres. They built their house on this land and gradually expanded their holdings to over 2000 acres, including that of their son John. Here they milked over 100 cows by hand and ran a very successful dairy and cheese factory. "Old Newton's Cheese" was very much in demand.
  • Louisa Pearce and Henry Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Henry was a farmer. Their son John William was also farming at Djuan and most likely lived with them.
  • In 1913 Henry and Lousia sold the farm at Emu Creek and moved to Square Top near Dalby where they named their farm Rowden Farm after Louisa's birthplace in Wildshire.
  • Louisa Pearce died on 23 January 1927 in Rowden Farm, Dalby, Queensland, at age 73.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Henry & Louisa's names were amongst them.

Children of Louisa Pearce and Henry Newton

Mary Pearce

F, b. circa 1791, d. before 10 January 1863
  • Mary Pearce was born circa 1791 in Merriott, Somerset.
  • Mary Pearce married Samuel Hooper, son of Thomas Hooper and Ann Farr, on 21 June 1810 in Merriott, Somerset.
  • Mary was a beneficiary to her mother-in-law's will.
    "I give my body to the dust from which ist was made to be buried in Merriott Church yard in the grave with my beloved son Jesse by the side of my dear husband ___
    I give the cottage in which I live with the garden around it to my son Robert Hooper who resides with me.
    I give my goods and chattels to the same Robert Hooper with the proviso that if Thomas Hooper my son should return that Robert Hooper shall give him proportion of my best bed on which I have lain with the bedstead and bedding.
    I give my wearing apparel between my daughter Susan and my daughter in law Mary the wife of Samuel Hooper.
    Signed this 29th day of November 1837
    Ann (her mark) Hooper. In the presence of Ann Crop (vicar's wife), Samuel Garret?, Elizabeth Farr"
    It was appended on 5 December 1837.
    "I also give to my son Roger Hooper one moiety or half of the piece of plot of garden called Thomas's garden, and I give the other moiety or half of the said garden to my son Thomas Hooper now abroad but in case of his death to the sole use and benefit of my daughter Susan and her children and if _____ Thomas Hooper should not return home I desire that the half garden bequeathed to him be occupied and held by my daughter Susan for her use.
    Signed this fifth day of December 1837.
    Ann (Her mark) Hooper
    In the presence of Joseph Crop, Samuel ____ , Thomas Bayley"
    The will was read on 3 January 1838.
    "The appended will of the late Ann Hooper (who died Dec 24, 1837 and was buried according to her will on Saturday Dec 30th, 1837) was read in the presence of Roger Hooper, Robert Hooper, Mary wife of Samuel Hooper n susan wife of William Forster, the daughter named in the said will, on January the 3rd 1838 who gave their consent to its contents and determined to abide by it and act accordingly.
    In the presence of Joseph Crop, Vicar of Merriott."
  • Mary Pearce and Samuel Hooper appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Eggwood Lane, Merriott, Somerset. Samuel is shown as a 55 year old coal hauler, living with his wife Mary 50, and children, William a 20 year old agricultural labourer, Samuel a 17 year old agricultural labourer, Susan a 14 year old agricultural labourer, Robert 10, Mary 8, and Mary Ann 18 a weaver. All were born in Somerset.
  • Mary Pearce and Samuel Hooper appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Eggwood Lane, Merriott, Somerset. Sameul is shown as a 66 year old carrier born Somerset, living with his wife Mary aged 61 born Merriott and their children:- Susan 24 a glover born Merriott; Robert 21 a carrier born Merriott; Mary 17 a glover born Merriott and granddaughter Martha M aged 1 born Merriott.
  • Mary Pearce and Samuel Hooper appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Sockety, Merriott, Somerset. Samuel is shown as a 77 year old labourer living with his wife Mary aged 70, and unmarried daughters Susan aged 31, a glove and Mary aged 26, also a glover. Their 2 year old granddaughter Ann, and 11 year old granddaughter Martha are living with them. All the household was born in Merriott.
  • Mary Pearce died before 10 January 1863 in Merriott, Somerset.
  • She was buried on 10 January 1863 in Merriott, Somerset. The burial record showed Mary's age as 73 years.

Children of Mary Pearce and Samuel Hooper

Mary Ann Pearce

F, b. 8 December 1799, d. March 1887
  • Mary Ann Pearce was baptized on 8 December 1799 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Pearce and Bridget Condy.
  • At the age of 21 years, 4 months and 28 days, Mary Ann Pearce married Otwell Dunn, son of Otwell Dunn and Mary Dunn, on 6 May 1821 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.
  • Mary Ann Pearce and Otwell Dunn appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Tregony Hill Street, Mevagissey. Otwell (spelt Atwell) is shown as a 40 year old fisherman living with his wife Mary Ann aged 40 and children Elizabeth 20; Sarah 15; Harriet 15; Mary Ann 13; James 10; Charlotte 7 and Charles 5. All were born in the county.
  • Mary Ann Pearce and Otwell Dunn appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Tregony Hill, Megavissey. Otwell is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Mary A and their children: Charlotte, 16; Charles 14; John 9; and Margaret 6 - all were born in Mevagissey.
  • Mary Ann Pearce and Otwell Dunn appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Mevagissey, Cornwall. Otwell is shown as Oliver DUNN, a 61 year old fisherman, living with his wife Mary 61 and their daughter Margaret 16 - all were born in Mevagissey.
  • Mary Ann Pearce and Otwell Dunn appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Church Street, Mevagissey. Otwel is shown as an 81 year old fisherman, living with his 81 year old wife Mary Ann - both were born in Mevagissey.
  • Her death was recorded with the St Austell, Cornwall Registration District in the March 1887 Quarter.

Children of Mary Ann Pearce and Otwell Dunn

Mary Grace Pearce

F, b. 1889, d. 29 March 1977
  • Mary Grace Pearce was born in 1889 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • At the age of 25 years, Mary Grace Pearce married David Adams, son of James Adams and Letita Green, in 1914 in Queensland.
  • Mary Grace Pearce and David Adams appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Anduramba. David was a farmer.
  • On 1 September 1955,her husband, David Adams died in Queensland.
  • Mary Grace Pearce died on 29 March 1977 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Nellie Pearce

F, b. circa 1885, d. 18 June 1934
  • Nellie Pearce was born circa 1885. She was the daughter of William Pearce and Eliza Foster.
  • Nellie Pearce married Frank Bliss Mathieson, son of John Mathieson and Sarah Bliss, in 1905 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Nellie Pearce died on 18 June 1934 in Queensland.

Phillip (Herbert) Pearce

M, b. circa 1890

Richard H W Pearce

M, b. circa 1885
  • Richard H W Pearce was born circa 1885.
  • Richard H W Pearce married Dorothy J M Allsop in 1921 in Lithgow, New South Wales.

Robert James Pearce

M, b. 1897

Ronald George Pearce

M, b. 1914, d. 28 June 1975

Victoria M Pearce

F, b. circa 1880
  • Victoria M Pearce was born circa 1880.
  • Victoria M Pearce married Chalres Henry Pearce in 1915 in Lismore, New South Wales.

William Pearce

M, b. 1886, d. 1968
  • William Pearce was born in 1886 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton.
  • At the age of 26 years, William Pearce married Martha Letita Adams, daughter of James Adams and Letita Green, on 31 January 1912 in Geham Presbyterian Church, Queensland.
  • William Pearce and Martha Letita Adams appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Pechey. William was a farmer.
  • William Pearce died in 1968 in Queensland.

Child of William Pearce and Martha Letita Adams

William Henry Pearce

M, b. 1855
  • William Henry Pearce was born in 1855 in Lelant, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Pearce.
  • At the age of 30 years, William Henry Pearce married Lydia Rowe, daughter of William Rowe and Jane Mary Warren, on 23 September 1885 in Gulval. They were married by banns. William was a 30 year old farmer of Lelant (his father was a farmer John Pearce) and Lydia 29 years. She was from Treverrack (father William Rowe - farmer). Witnesses to the marriage were William Rowe and Frances Rowe.

William Rasleigh Lewis Pearce

M, b. 1887, d. 1970

Children of William Rasleigh Lewis Pearce and Elfreda Johanne Justine Petersen