News: Contact me by email: fortunatusfamilia(at)gmail(dot)com and I will try and answer short queries. However if an individual is not on the site or I don't have details in the notes section then I can't help. However I am always happy to compare research notes.
   Last Name:   First Name:
Advanced Search
Surnames
What's New
Most Wanted
Photos
Histories
Documents
Videos
Recordings
Albums
All Media
Cemeteries
Headstones
Places
Notes
Dates and Anniversaries
Reports
Sources
Repositories
Statistics
Change Language
Bookmarks
Contact Us

Pierce, Richard

Pierce, Richard

Male 1595 - Abt 1659

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Christened  3 Oct 1595  Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1659  Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I06760  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Jun 2015 

    Father  Pierce, John,   b. Abt 1550, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 16 Jun 1610, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Flower, Eleanor,   c. 18 Apr 1563, St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1625, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Dec 1587  Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02008  Group Sheet

    Family  Allen, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1595, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1683, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Sep 1623  St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pierce, John,   c. 10 Jan 1624, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663
     2. Pierce, Richard,   c. 5 Apr 1626, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663
     3. Pierce, Robert,   c. 1 Aug 1628, St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Pierce, Elizabeth,   c. 28 Jul 1633, St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Pierce, Mary,   c. 31 Jul 1634, St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663
     6. Pierce, John,   c. 26 Feb 1638, St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Pierce, Joane,   b. Abt 1640, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663
     8. Pierce, Thomas,   c. 21 Jan 1644, St John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663
    Family ID  F02000  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Richard Pierce, Mayor of Devizes, Wiltshire, England
    Richard Pierce, Mayor of Devizes, Wiltshire, England

  • Notes 
    • ?
      Peirce, Richard, of Devizes, wollendraper, widower, and Eliz. Allen of the same, sp., 28. Bdman. Wm. Kent, of Sarum, grocer. 1623 St John Devizes.

      Possibility??
      Will of Richard Pierce or Peirce, Woollen Draper of Devizes, Wiltshire 28 September 1659 PROB 11/295 : Mentions Richard Pierce the elder, son John, wife Elizabeth, son Thomas, son Richard,


      Mayor of Devizes in 1645.(Royalist supporter)

      Wiltshire Heritage Museum:
      The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down. An exhibition of original sources and relics.
      Monday, 04 July, 2005
      Sadly not many relics survive of the cavalry Battle of Roundway Down on 14 July 1643, certainly the best known and most important event in the long history of Devizes. After the battle all weapons from the fight that could be re-used would have been taken away by the victorious Royalist army, ‘scavengers’ from Devizes would have removed anything else that had been left on the battlefield while the bodies of the dead would have been stripped before burial.
      The current exhibition at Wiltshire Heritage Museum brings together for the first time the surviving relics of the battle and the siege of Devizes which preceded it on the days before. Pride of place goes perhaps to a fragment of a cannon found in Devizes Castle. The large bubbles of air clearly seen which were left in the faulty casting explain how it will have exploded in use and one wonders what hurt it caused to the artillery men firing it. Of equal importance is the contemporary portrait of a Devizes man, Richard Pierce, who at a time when the beleaguered defenders were almost without ammunition, sold them gunpowder, which helped to prolong the siege.

      Wiltshire Heritage Museum - Art
      DZSWS:2007.1028
      Painting / oil painting
      1 oil painting on canvas, portrait of Richard Pierce (Mayor of Devizes, 1642-3), 17th century, framed.

      From Holmes-a Court Web page: Has this Richard as a son of John Pierce and Elizabeth Flower, not a brother of John died 1641??
      Richard2 Peirce birth date unknown. Richard died c1659.
      He married Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth was the daughter of Mathew Allen. She made a will 22/12/1663. Elizabeth's will was probated in London, 18/05/1684.
      He made a will 19/12/1658. Richard's will was probated in London, 28/09/1659.
      Richard Peirce and Elizabeth Allen had the following children:
      + 13 i. Richard3 Peirce
      + 14 ii. Thomas Peirce