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    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] Pearson Borders Scotland
    2. gimper123 via
    3. ---- ROBERT C SNYDER via <pearson-uk@rootsweb.com> wrote: > My Pearson roots are back in County Kent - I assume you are not connected. > > Bob in USA > my pearson is from that i know kent co. va---george charles-charles-henry---charles > > ________________________________ > From: Millie via <pearson-uk@rootsweb.com> > To: PEARSON-UK@rootsweb.com > Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 11:18 AM > Subject: [PEARSON-UK] Pearson Borders Scotland > > > Would like to make contact with a Pearson descendant from the Borders area > of Scotland. Any help appreciated. > > > > Millie > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/13/2015 05:20:12
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] Pearson Borders Scotland
    2. ROBERT C SNYDER via
    3. My Pearson roots are back in County Kent - I assume you are not connected. Bob in USA ________________________________ From: Millie via <pearson-uk@rootsweb.com> To: PEARSON-UK@rootsweb.com Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 11:18 AM Subject: [PEARSON-UK] Pearson Borders Scotland Would like to make contact with a Pearson descendant from the Borders area of Scotland. Any help appreciated. Millie ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/13/2015 02:07:42
    1. [PEARSON-UK] Pearson Borders Scotland
    2. Millie via
    3. Would like to make contact with a Pearson descendant from the Borders area of Scotland. Any help appreciated. Millie

    02/13/2015 01:18:40
    1. [PEARSON-UK] Pearson Wllmslow
    2. Millie via
    3. Would like to get in touch with any descendant of a Pearson who lived in the Wilmslow, Cheshire area except Lawrence's sons who came to Pennsylvania in the late 1600's. Any help in finding a Pearson from that area would be greatly appreciated. Millie

    02/12/2015 03:17:54
    1. [PEARSON-UK] Richard PEARSON
    2. Christine Benson
    3. Hi Patty and Mary Jane and All, Whilst unlikely to be connected with Patty and Mary Jane's PEARSON's my Richard PEARSON was born 1865 in Thorpe, Yorkshire. In 1871 he was with his parents Enoch and Sarah in Timperley, Cheshire. I am not sure of any sightings after that. The connection with the recent posts is that there is a possible match for him in 1881 as a servant in a school in North Meols, Lancashire. It is called Sandringham (sic), 51, Alexandra Road, North Meols, Southport. Richard is shown as 18 (1863) born Rotherham which could be consistent with Thorpe. Since Richard moved to Cheshire when he was quite young it is also possible he did not know where he was born when he had to fill in a census himself. I can see some possible deaths for him but cannot pin anything down. Any info gratefully received. Christine

    02/01/2013 07:55:33
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] John Pearson, 1784, Headcorn, Kent
    2. Mary Jane Winters
    3. Hi Robert, My grandfather, James Pearson, was born in Wheelton, England in 1875. He was from a large family. He married a Mary Polly Beardwood. My father, Harry Pearson, was born 1903 in Barrow-in-Furnace, England. Mary Jane Pearson Winters

    02/01/2013 07:31:06
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] Pearsons in Fylde
    2. Mary Jane Winters
    3. Hi Patty, My family is from Lancashire. England. My grandfather, James Pearson, was born in Wheelton, England in 1875. James came from a large family. He married Mary Polly Beardwood. My father, Harry Pearson, was born in Barrow-in-Furnace, England in 1903. I am from the USA {Ohio). Mary Jane Pearson Winters

    02/01/2013 07:23:41
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] Pearsons in Fylde
    2. Mary Jane Winters
    3. Hi Patty, My family is from Lancashire, England. My grandfather, James Pearson, was born 1875 in Wheelton and came from a large family. My father, Harry Pearson, was born 1903 in Barrow-in-Furnace, England.

    02/01/2013 07:18:43
    1. [PEARSON-UK] Fw: Pearsons in Fylde
    2. Mary Jane Winters
    3. Hi Patty, My family is from Lancashire, England. My grandfather, James Pearson, came from a large family. He was born in 1875 in Wheelton and my father, Harry Pearson, was born in Barrow-in-Furnace in 1903. My grandmother was Mary Polly Beardwood Pearson. I am from USA in Ohio. Mary Jane Pearson Winters -----Original Message----- From: Patty Hopkinson Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:44 PM To: PEARSON-UK@rootsweb.com Subject: [PEARSON-UK] Pearsons in Fylde I am new to the list, so I thought I would post my Pearson interests.� Here goes: My Pearsons family is in the Fylde area of Lancashire.� My Pearson line is as follows: 1) James Pearson, bc 1709/18.� He probably married Dorathy Hull in 1742, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England.� They had: Nickolas Pearson, b 1743; and Thomas Pearson, b 1749.� There are possibly more children.� 2) Thomas Pearson, b 1749; m1 Cicily Swarbrick (bc 1749; d 1781); m2 Ann Hall.� They had (by 2nd wife): Thomas Pearson, b 1782; and Mary Pearson bc 1786.� Mary married 1806 John Craven.� I descend from Mary. I am becoming conviced that the Pearson lines in early Fylde are all related.� The earliest Pearson mentioning in Fylde that I have dug up is Robert, son of John Pearson, conveying property in 5 MAY 1422 in Poulton. Pearsons appear both in Pouton le Fylde parish records and in Bispham parish records seemingly as far back as there are records.� I have begun to gather information on several Pearson families I believe are related. If anyone else is working on this line, or the early Pearson lines in Fylde�I would appreciate contact to collaborate. Patty Hopkinson ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/01/2013 06:58:36
    1. [PEARSON-UK] John Pearson, 1784, Headcorn, Kent
    2. ROBERT C SNYDER
    3. I'm a descendant of John Pearson born 1784, Headcorn, Kent. Family from the Headcorn and Smarden area of Kent. Would like to connect with other researchers of this family. Bob Snyder, Michigan, USA

    01/31/2013 11:14:32
    1. [PEARSON-UK] Pearsons in Fylde
    2. Patty Hopkinson
    3. I am new to the list, so I thought I would post my Pearson interests.  Here goes: My Pearsons family is in the Fylde area of Lancashire.  My Pearson line is as follows: 1) James Pearson, bc 1709/18.  He probably married Dorathy Hull in 1742, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England.  They had: Nickolas Pearson, b 1743; and Thomas Pearson, b 1749.  There are possibly more children.  2) Thomas Pearson, b 1749; m1 Cicily Swarbrick (bc 1749; d 1781); m2 Ann Hall.  They had (by 2nd wife): Thomas Pearson, b 1782; and Mary Pearson bc 1786.  Mary married 1806 John Craven.  I descend from Mary. I am becoming conviced that the Pearson lines in early Fylde are all related.  The earliest Pearson mentioning in Fylde that I have dug up is Robert, son of John Pearson, conveying property in 5 MAY 1422 in Poulton. Pearsons appear both in Pouton le Fylde parish records and in Bispham parish records seemingly as far back as there are records.  I have begun to gather information on several Pearson families I believe are related. If anyone else is working on this line, or the early Pearson lines in Fylde I would appreciate contact to collaborate. Patty Hopkinson

    01/30/2013 11:44:41
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA
    2. Christine Benson
    3. Hi John, Thank you for your reply. Perhaps I didn't make it clear in my first message. The lady who contacted me had a male cousin do the test. I am doing the same thing only in my case it is a male second cousin who is doing the test. Christine -----Original Message----- From: John Philip Adams Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:04 PM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA MALES from the family will give you the PATERNAL DNA. Female DNA - mitochondrial will give you information, but not the specifics to get to your Pearson family. Go get a brother or a male cousin. I have to do this for my Pearson's since Pearson is mothers name Jpadams Texas -----Original Message----- From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Christine Benson Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:18 AM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: [PEARSON-UK] DNA Hi All, I was contacted by a Pearson descendant from the USA who believes her Pearson ancestry cones from the Styal region of Cheshire. My Pearson ancestry definitely comes from that area. She has had a male cousin's DNA tested with http://www.familytreedna.com/public/pearson/ I am in the process of doing the same thing. Hoping this might be of interest to others. Christine

    06/04/2012 05:14:29
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA
    2. Jana M Black
    3. LOL! On 6/4/2012 4:26 PM, John Philip Adams wrote: > Remember I am from Texas and English is a second language here. > > -----Original Message----- > From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com > [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Christine Benson > Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 5:14 PM > To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com > Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA > > Hi John, > > Thank you for your reply. Perhaps I didn't make it clear in my first > message. The lady who contacted me had a male cousin do the test. I am doing > the same thing only in my case it is a male second cousin who is doing the > test. > > Christine > > -----Original Message----- > From: John Philip Adams > Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:04 PM > To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com > Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA > > MALES from the family will give you the PATERNAL DNA. Female DNA - > mitochondrial will give you information, but not the specifics to get to > your Pearson family. Go get a brother or a male cousin. I have to do this > for my Pearson's since Pearson is mothers name Jpadams Texas > > -----Original Message----- > From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com > [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Christine Benson > Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:18 AM > To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com > Subject: [PEARSON-UK] DNA > > Hi All, > > I was contacted by a Pearson descendant from the USA who believes her > Pearson ancestry cones from the Styal region of Cheshire. My Pearson > ancestry definitely comes from that area. She has had a male cousin's DNA > tested with http://www.familytreedna.com/public/pearson/ > I am in the process of doing the same thing. > > Hoping this might be of interest to others. > > Christine > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/04/2012 05:13:36
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] ROLL CALL!
    2. Christine Benson
    3. Hi All, My gg-grandfather was William PEARSON b c 1805. On the censuses his birthplace is Pownall Fee, Wilmslow or Morley (all Cheshire). I have a baptism at Wilmslow on the 25 Dec 1805 that names his parents as William and Betty of Hough. I would presume that to mean where Hough Lane is, east of Wilmslow. If it were the place called Hough that comes up on Google Maps it would be too far from Wilmslow. Looking for a marriage between William and Betty I find only one that fits - William PEARSON and Elizabeth HOOLEY 19 August 1800 at Prestbury. They are shown as living at Woodford. I would have expected them to marry at Wilmslow. Then I look for children of William and Elizabeth and I find James chr. 9 Jun 1799 to William and Elizabeth of Hough Elizabeth chr. 10 Aug 1800 to William and Elizabeth of Hough Sarah chr. 28 Mar 1804 to William and Betty of Hough William chr. 25 Dec 1805 to William and Betty of Hough Jane chr. 4 Oct 1807 to William and Elizabeth of Hough Mary chr. 24 Dec 1809 to William and Betty of Mobberley Hannah chr. 19 Apr 1812 to William and Betty of Mobberley So are these all my family? Given that the first 2 would be illegitimate and no mention is made on the baptismal record, and the change from Elizabeth to Betty I am inclined to think there are 2 families here. Also the children's baptisms show them living at Hough at the same time as the marriage record shows them living at Woodford. But I can find no marriage of the other William and Elizabeth and I am presuming that the marriage I found is my family. I would appreciate advice on which are my family and/or advice on where to go to get more info. There is one possible probate record but it doesn't seem to fit at present. And help/advice greatly appreciated. Christine

    06/04/2012 05:10:26
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA
    2. John Philip Adams
    3. Remember I am from Texas and English is a second language here. -----Original Message----- From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Christine Benson Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 5:14 PM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA Hi John, Thank you for your reply. Perhaps I didn't make it clear in my first message. The lady who contacted me had a male cousin do the test. I am doing the same thing only in my case it is a male second cousin who is doing the test. Christine -----Original Message----- From: John Philip Adams Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:04 PM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA MALES from the family will give you the PATERNAL DNA. Female DNA - mitochondrial will give you information, but not the specifics to get to your Pearson family. Go get a brother or a male cousin. I have to do this for my Pearson's since Pearson is mothers name Jpadams Texas -----Original Message----- From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Christine Benson Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:18 AM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: [PEARSON-UK] DNA Hi All, I was contacted by a Pearson descendant from the USA who believes her Pearson ancestry cones from the Styal region of Cheshire. My Pearson ancestry definitely comes from that area. She has had a male cousin's DNA tested with http://www.familytreedna.com/public/pearson/ I am in the process of doing the same thing. Hoping this might be of interest to others. Christine ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/04/2012 12:26:29
    1. [PEARSON-UK] DNA
    2. Christine Benson
    3. Hi All, I was contacted by a Pearson descendant from the USA who believes her Pearson ancestry cones from the Styal region of Cheshire. My Pearson ancestry definitely comes from that area. She has had a male cousin's DNA tested with http://www.familytreedna.com/public/pearson/ I am in the process of doing the same thing. Hoping this might be of interest to others. Christine -----Original Message----- From: John Philip Adams Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 4:54 PM To: 'Chris Dickinson' ; pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before? MAYBE, Ancestry.com and other DNA analytical resources may be the best sure fired way of finding out our ancestry. I am a Pearson on Mothers side of the family, but I have her brothers male children hunted down and know where they live. (JOKE) but I can get their DNA and at least we could find out who we belong to about 1500 in Warwick, Eng. Were there any Pearson's, pro King and anti Cromwell in the 1600's? JP Adams Texas

    06/04/2012 11:18:25
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] DNA
    2. John Philip Adams
    3. MALES from the family will give you the PATERNAL DNA. Female DNA - mitochondrial will give you information, but not the specifics to get to your Pearson family. Go get a brother or a male cousin. I have to do this for my Pearson's since Pearson is mothers name Jpadams Texas -----Original Message----- From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Christine Benson Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:18 AM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: [PEARSON-UK] DNA Hi All, I was contacted by a Pearson descendant from the USA who believes her Pearson ancestry cones from the Styal region of Cheshire. My Pearson ancestry definitely comes from that area. She has had a male cousin's DNA tested with http://www.familytreedna.com/public/pearson/ I am in the process of doing the same thing. Hoping this might be of interest to others. Christine -----Original Message----- From: John Philip Adams Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 4:54 PM To: 'Chris Dickinson' ; pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before? MAYBE, Ancestry.com and other DNA analytical resources may be the best sure fired way of finding out our ancestry. I am a Pearson on Mothers side of the family, but I have her brothers male children hunted down and know where they live. (JOKE) but I can get their DNA and at least we could find out who we belong to about 1500 in Warwick, Eng. Were there any Pearson's, pro King and anti Cromwell in the 1600's? JP Adams Texas ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/04/2012 11:04:16
    1. [PEARSON-UK] ROLL CALL!
    2. Jana M Black
    3. OK everyone, since we seem to have woken the skeletons of the list, let's post our info and our brick walls while the getting is good! Mary Pearson of London was my gg grandmother. She was b. abt. 1818 out of London, married William Henry Dewhurst 10 Dec 1840 at Old St. Pancras Church. All we know if her family is that her father is listed on the marriage certificate as Thomas Pearson, Shoemaker, living in Canden Town. In trolling the census and other records, tho only possible Thomas who was a Shoemaker was b. in in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire and was married to a woman name Lydia. The reason my research has been blocked for so long is that Mary was hospitalized in an Insane Asylum abt. 1848. Mary Dewhurst nee Pearson suffered her first attack of dementia at the age of 30 which places the beginnings of her problems just before the birth of her daughter Madeline, at a time in the life of the family where there is a five year gap in births - generally unusual, but understandable here. It is not yet clear whether she was hospitalized between 1848 and 1854, but given that she was not enumerated with the family in 1851, it is possible she was institutionalized then ... Perhaps it was identified that she had problems, but she was actually not hospitalized until 1854. What we can surmise is that either she was in and out of the hospital in this time period or conjugal visits to the hospital were permitted in order for Mary to bring Madeline in 1849 and William James in 1852 into the world. After 1854, these children were raised without a mother at home. More info here: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jmbhome/1marypearson.htm Oboy, would I love to find someone who can "relate" to her in a family way <G> It has been a few years - let's see what the rest of you have to contribute to the collective family tree! Jana McPherson Black List Mgr. On 6/4/2012 8:31 AM, John Philip Adams wrote: > Does anyone recognize "Pearson's" from Warwick about 1500? > JP Adams > Texas > > -----Original Message----- > From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com > [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Chris Dickinson > Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:33 AM > To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com > Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearson's from 1500s and before? > > Mike > > > One of the authors of this book wrote about it on this list: > > http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PIERSON/1997-07/0867987231 > > http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PIERSON/1997-07/0868125100 > > > Whether the research is reliable or not, I can't judge because I haven't > read the book. > > > I haven't researched Pearson's in Yorkshire, but have some Pearson families > in Cumberland, as well as many other families. My comments would be that: > > (1) Pearson is a patronymic surname. In other words, it is based on the > construction 'son of ...', in this case 'son of Piers [Peter]'. Such names > are particularly common in the north and east of England. See, for instance, > http://www.geni.com/surnames/pearson; > (2) because the surname derives from a common forename [and don't let > anyone tell you differently - there was a fashion a century or more ago for > inventing romantic (and absurd) origins for patronymics], modern-day > Pearson's will belong to a large number of different families with no common > patrilineal ancestor; > (3) you will tend to find patronymic names cluster c1600. In other words > you find them in, say, two or three contiguous parishes, and then not at all > in any surrounding ones. In such cases, it might be reasonable to imagine a > common patrilineal ancestor, but surviving sources are unlikely to prove > such; > (4) a surname shouldn't be confused with a descriptive name. A descriptive > name, before surnames developed, might be something like John the Carpenter, > but his son might have been John the Tailor. Only later does this develop > into an inherited surname John Taylor, smith. You mustn't look at an 11th > century record, see something that looks like 'pearson' and imagine that it > has any connection with a c1500 surname. That's dangerous even with a noble > name eg c1100 John [lord] of Radley may not be of the same family as c1500 > John Radley, lord of Radley, but at least there's a chance of enough > documentation to prove it one way or the other; > (5) you are generally unlikely with a patronymic surname to trace it back > pre-1500, very unlikely pre-1400. There aren't regular sources (like parish > BMD) that go back that far, but there are irregular sources (such as a > disputed property case retained in Chancery records) that might list a > lineage (John Pearson, son of Peter, son of Peter), as well as tax and land > ownership records; > (6) before you attempt to research English records, be very certain that > your immigrant information is accurate. There is nothing worse that doing a > vast amount of work, only to discover after five years that you are > researching the wrong family!; > (7) seventeenth century records were fairly extensive, so confirming your > immigrant ancestor may be fairly easy (as the connection has alrady been > researched). You would need to look at the local parish register/BT and at > available probate (both of which likely to be available for order on film at > your local LDS FHC, and increasingly from online sources). As your ancestor > is meant to have left for the colonies in 1637, it might also be worth > finding out whether there was a Protestation Return for the parish some four > years later to see what Pearsons were left behind; > (8) how far back you can go in the sixteenth century will depend largely > upon the existence of parish BMD. If you are lucky, they will go back to > 1538, if you are unlucky there won't be any. > > > > Chris > > > > > > >> ________________________________ >> From: Michael Pearson<earthinspace2007@gmail.com> >> To: PEARSON-UK@rootsweb.com >> Sent: Friday, 17 February 2012, 2:24 >> Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before? >> >> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Michael Pearson >> <earthinspace2007@gmail.com >>> wrote: >>> Hello, Dear Friends on Pearson List, >>> >>> I live in Washington state. I labor and write. I'm 55 and single. >>> My Mother has been researching, mostly her side of the family, for >>> 20 years. >>> >>> So here's the line I'm researching.on my father's side, followed >>> by my questions. >>> >>> >>> http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lorenfamily >>> &id=I41924 >>> >>> 1) I see that some of our information which I already have now may >>> have come from _The Pierson Millenium_ which is available for >>> purchase. Would this book be likely to contain a lot more >>> background information for this group of Pearsons in Yorkshire? >>> 2) Is any more information likely to become available about this >>> family going back further in time? >>> 3) Do You have any ideas for learning more about life in that region >>> (Yorkshire& Staffordshire), >>> >> including how John Pearson would be invited to sail to Rowley, Mass., >> to join a group of Nonconformists and build stuff? >> >> Any thoughts or conversation on this will probably interest me. Thanks! >> >> Sincerely, >> Mike Pearson >> >> >> >>> >>> >>> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >> quotes in the subject and the body of the message >> >> >> > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/04/2012 05:22:08
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before?
    2. John Philip Adams
    3. MAYBE, Ancestry.com and other DNA analytical resources may be the best sure fired way of finding out our ancestry. I am a Pearson on Mothers side of the family, but I have her brothers male children hunted down and know where they live. (JOKE) but I can get their DNA and at least we could find out who we belong to about 1500 in Warwick, Eng. Were there any Pearson's, pro King and anti Cromwell in the 1600's? JP Adams Texas -----Original Message----- From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Chris Dickinson Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:33 AM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before? Mike     One of the authors of this book wrote about it on this list:   http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PIERSON/1997-07/0867987231   http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PIERSON/1997-07/0868125100     Whether the research is reliable or not, I can't judge because I haven't read the book.     I haven't researched Pearsons in Yorkshire, but have some Pearson families in Cumberland, as well as many other families. My comments would be that:   (1)  Pearson is a patronymic surname. In other words, it is based on the construction 'son of ...', in this case 'son of Piers [Peter]'.  Such names are particularly common in the north and east of England. See, for instance, http://www.geni.com/surnames/pearson; (2)  because the surname derives from a common forename [and don't let anyone tell you differently - there was a fashion a century or more ago for inventing romantic (and absurd) origins for patronymics], modern-day Pearsons will belong to a large number of different families with no common patrilineal ancestor; (3)  you will tend to find patronymic names cluster c1600. In other words you find them in, say, two or three contiguous parishes, and then not at all in any surrounding ones. In such cases, it might be reasonable to imagine a common patrilineal ancestor, but surviving sources are unlikely to prove such; (4)  a surname shouldn't be confused with a descriptive name. A descriptive name, before surnames developed, might be something like John the Carpenter, but his son might have been John the Tailor. Only later does this develop into an inherited surname John Taylor, smith. You mustn't look at an 11th century record, see something that looks like 'pearson' and imagine that it has any connection with a c1500 surname. That's dangerous even with a noble name eg  c1100 John [lord] of Radley may not be of the same family as c1500 John Radley, lord of Radley, but at least there's a chance of enough documentation to prove it one way or the other; (5)  you are generally unlikely with a patronymic surname to trace it back pre-1500, very unlikely pre-1400. There aren't regular sources (like parish BMD) that go back that far, but there are irregular sources (such as a disputed property case retained in Chancery records) that might list a lineage (John Pearson, son of Peter, son of Peter), as well as tax and land ownership records; (6)  before you attempt to research English records, be very certain that your immigrant information is accurate. There is nothing worse that doing a vast amount of work, only to discover after five years that you are researching the wrong family!; (7) seventeenth century records were fairly extensive, so confirming your immigrant ancestor may be fairly easy (as the connection has alrady been researched). You would need to look at the local parish register/BT and at available probate (both of which likely to be available for order on film at your local LDS FHC, and increasingly from online sources). As your ancestor is meant to have left for the colonies in 1637, it might also be worth finding out whether there was a Protestation Return for the parish some four years later to see what Pearsons were left behind; (8) how far back you can go in the sixteenth century will depend largely upon the existence of parish BMD. If you are lucky, they will go back to 1538, if you are unlucky there won't be any.       Chris         >________________________________ > From: Michael Pearson <earthinspace2007@gmail.com> >To: PEARSON-UK@rootsweb.com >Sent: Friday, 17 February 2012, 2:24 >Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before? > >On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Michael Pearson ><earthinspace2007@gmail.com >> wrote: > >> Hello, Dear Friends on Pearson List, >> >>  I live in Washington state.  I labor and write.  I'm 55 and single. >> My Mother has been researching, mostly her side of the family, for >>20 years. >> >>    So here's the line I'm researching.on my father's side, followed >>by my questions. >> >> >> http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lorenfamily >> &id=I41924 >> >> 1)  I see that some of our information which I already have now may >> have come from _The Pierson Millenium_ which is available for >> purchase.  Would this book be likely to contain a lot more >> background information for this group of Pearsons in Yorkshire? >> 2)  Is any more information likely to become available about this >> family going back further in time? >> 3)  Do You have any ideas for learning more about life in that region >> (Yorkshire & Staffordshire), >> >including how John Pearson would be invited to sail to  Rowley, Mass., >to join a group of Nonconformists and build stuff? > >Any thoughts or conversation on this will probably interest me.  Thanks! > >Sincerely, >Mike Pearson > > > >> >> >> >> > >------------------------------- >To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/04/2012 04:54:19
    1. Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearson's from 1500s and before?
    2. John Philip Adams
    3. Does anyone recognize "Pearson's" from Warwick about 1500? JP Adams Texas -----Original Message----- From: pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pearson-uk-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Chris Dickinson Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:33 AM To: pearson-uk@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearson's from 1500s and before? Mike     One of the authors of this book wrote about it on this list:   http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PIERSON/1997-07/0867987231   http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PIERSON/1997-07/0868125100     Whether the research is reliable or not, I can't judge because I haven't read the book.     I haven't researched Pearson's in Yorkshire, but have some Pearson families in Cumberland, as well as many other families. My comments would be that:   (1)  Pearson is a patronymic surname. In other words, it is based on the construction 'son of ...', in this case 'son of Piers [Peter]'.  Such names are particularly common in the north and east of England. See, for instance, http://www.geni.com/surnames/pearson; (2)  because the surname derives from a common forename [and don't let anyone tell you differently - there was a fashion a century or more ago for inventing romantic (and absurd) origins for patronymics], modern-day Pearson's will belong to a large number of different families with no common patrilineal ancestor; (3)  you will tend to find patronymic names cluster c1600. In other words you find them in, say, two or three contiguous parishes, and then not at all in any surrounding ones. In such cases, it might be reasonable to imagine a common patrilineal ancestor, but surviving sources are unlikely to prove such; (4)  a surname shouldn't be confused with a descriptive name. A descriptive name, before surnames developed, might be something like John the Carpenter, but his son might have been John the Tailor. Only later does this develop into an inherited surname John Taylor, smith. You mustn't look at an 11th century record, see something that looks like 'pearson' and imagine that it has any connection with a c1500 surname. That's dangerous even with a noble name eg  c1100 John [lord] of Radley may not be of the same family as c1500 John Radley, lord of Radley, but at least there's a chance of enough documentation to prove it one way or the other; (5)  you are generally unlikely with a patronymic surname to trace it back pre-1500, very unlikely pre-1400. There aren't regular sources (like parish BMD) that go back that far, but there are irregular sources (such as a disputed property case retained in Chancery records) that might list a lineage (John Pearson, son of Peter, son of Peter), as well as tax and land ownership records; (6)  before you attempt to research English records, be very certain that your immigrant information is accurate. There is nothing worse that doing a vast amount of work, only to discover after five years that you are researching the wrong family!; (7) seventeenth century records were fairly extensive, so confirming your immigrant ancestor may be fairly easy (as the connection has alrady been researched). You would need to look at the local parish register/BT and at available probate (both of which likely to be available for order on film at your local LDS FHC, and increasingly from online sources). As your ancestor is meant to have left for the colonies in 1637, it might also be worth finding out whether there was a Protestation Return for the parish some four years later to see what Pearsons were left behind; (8) how far back you can go in the sixteenth century will depend largely upon the existence of parish BMD. If you are lucky, they will go back to 1538, if you are unlucky there won't be any.       Chris         >________________________________ > From: Michael Pearson <earthinspace2007@gmail.com> >To: PEARSON-UK@rootsweb.com >Sent: Friday, 17 February 2012, 2:24 >Subject: Re: [PEARSON-UK] Yorkshire Pearsons from 1500s and before? > >On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Michael Pearson ><earthinspace2007@gmail.com >> wrote: > >> Hello, Dear Friends on Pearson List, >> >>  I live in Washington state.  I labor and write.  I'm 55 and single. >> My Mother has been researching, mostly her side of the family, for >>20 years. >> >>    So here's the line I'm researching.on my father's side, followed >>by my questions. >> >> >> http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lorenfamily >> &id=I41924 >> >> 1)  I see that some of our information which I already have now may >> have come from _The Pierson Millenium_ which is available for >> purchase.  Would this book be likely to contain a lot more >> background information for this group of Pearsons in Yorkshire? >> 2)  Is any more information likely to become available about this >> family going back further in time? >> 3)  Do You have any ideas for learning more about life in that region >> (Yorkshire & Staffordshire), >> >including how John Pearson would be invited to sail to  Rowley, Mass., >to join a group of Nonconformists and build stuff? > >Any thoughts or conversation on this will probably interest me.  Thanks! > >Sincerely, >Mike Pearson > > > >> >> >> >> > >------------------------------- >To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PEARSON-UK-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/04/2012 04:31:53