The Pearson Family
of
Dorchester & Caroline Co. Maryland

(and other related Families)




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The Todd Family of Caroline Co., Maryland

Dorchester County GenWeb SiteCaroline County GenWeb Site

PearsonMarianne Long's Pearson PageAncestors of Margery Pearson

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All of the old material was found on webpages of Parker Todd, Preston MD. Email: PTodd@fastol.com

From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/todd_michael_first.htm

21 November 1702, Michaell Todd, Cordwainer or Shoemaker, and Margret Todd, his wife, to William Deane, planter: part of "Andrews Fortune" adjoining the plantation of said Deane and containing 25 acres by estimation. Lease for 99 years. Wit: Saner (Sumer) Adams, Morgan Adams. Acknowledged 5 March 1706(/07) by James Insley, atty for Michaell Todd and Margret Todd. Power of atty from Michaell and Margret Todd to "our beloved brother" James Insley, witnessed by John Robson and Richard Pearson and proved 5 March 1706(/07) by oath of John Robson. (JAM, Jr. Dorchester County, Maryland Land Record 6 old 100)

8 March 1728(/29), Lewis Griffin, Sr. and Michael Todd, Sr. appraise the personal estate of Richard Pearson, Jr., dec'd, of Dorchester County. The next-of-kin were listed as Noah Pearson & Joseph Merchant with Richard Pearson being recorded as the administrator. The document was recorded into the records of Dorchester County on 28 April 1729. (VLS, Jr. MD Inventories Lib. 14 fol. 50)

9 September 1730, Michael Todd receives payment from the estate of Richard Pearson, deceased, of Dorchester County, Maryland (VLS, Jr. MD Inventories & Accounts Lib. 10 fol. 434)

9 September 1731, An Inventory is taken of the personal belongings of Michael Todd, deceased, of Dorchester County, by Morgin Addams and Richard Pearson. The inventory is appraised at 35.6.4 with one creditor listed as James Cole and signing as next-of-kin were James Insley and John Dean*. The Executors of the will, Michael Todd & Benjamin Todd, signed off on the document and it was recorded on 30 October 1731. (VLS, Jr. MD Inventories Lib. 16 fol. 311) *NOTE: James Insley was Michael Todd's brother-in-law and John Dean was Michael's son-in-law, having married his daughter Elizabeth Todd.


From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/todd_michael_jr.htm

9 September 1731, An Inventory is taken of the personal belongings of Michael Todd, deceased, of Dorchester County, by Morgin Addams and Richard Pearson. The inventory is appraised at 35.6.4 with one creditor listed as James Cole and signing as next-of-kin were James Insley and John Dean. The Executors of the will, Michael Todd & Benjamin Todd, signed off on the document and it was recorded on 30 October 1731. (VLS, Jr. MD Inventories Lib. 16 fol. 311)



From Parker Todd, Preston MD. Email: PTodd@fastol.com

"Judgment Records of Dorchester, Queen Anne's & Talbot Counties (Maryland) by F. Edward Wright (pub. 2001), p. 25:

June Court 1734 (fol. 389)

Presented that Mary GRAYLEY on 10 June 1733 did commit fornication and begat a bastard child. 10 lashes.
She swore that the father was Joseph Pearson.

Partial transcript and Images of Court Records of
Lorship v Mary Grayless and Lordship v Jos. Pearson



Probate Records of George Gullett of Kent County Delaware & Guilford County, North Carolina
From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/gullett_geo_probate.htm

Distributive Account of George Gullett, dec'd
Dated 9 January 1804

To Isaac Davis, Reg'r: John Gullett Acting Executor of George Gullett, dec'd
Presents the following Account Distributive of said dec'ds estate & prays its Adjustment.

John Gullett By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3
Nancy Hambleton By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3
Margaret Clifton By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3
Eliz'h Aydelott By your share of Ball. 12.10.7. 1/3
Samuel Gullett By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3
Waitmon Gullett By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3
Mary Pearson By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3
Lydia Gullett By your share of Ball. 12.10.7 1/3

[Possibly Mary Pearson is Mary Gullet the daughter of George Gullet of Kent Co Delaware & Guilford Co NC]


The 1870 Census of Caroline County, Maryland
From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/1870_cen_3rd_dist.htm

Residents of Caroline County, Maryland as of 1 June 1870.
3rd Election District, Part One	
97/-   PEARSON    Joseph  59 
                  Sarah   58 
       BLOCKSON   Mary    25
       CLARKE     Mary    25B 
       LINCOLN    Mary    8B 

3rd Election District, Part Two, Town of Denton 
15/15  SAULSBURY  Alex    45 
                  Sarah F 21 
                  Anna A  20 
       PEARSON    Sarah   65 


5th District

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/1870_cen_5th_dist.htm
53/53  AYRES      Ezra R     53 b NY 
                  Margaret   45 b NY 
                  William L  24 b PA 
                  Mary J     21 b PA 
       PEARSON    Charles L   2 b PA 

The 1880 Census of Caroline County, Maryland
The 3rd District of Caroline Co., Maryland The Town of Denton

From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~carolines/1880_cen_3rd_dist.htm

33/37 Roschy      Frederic   35,            b. PA parents b. BA 
      Pearson     Elizabeth  49  cook 

56/61 Pearson     Sarah A.   60  
      Bloxsom     Rebecca    38  daughter 
      Annabal     Anna       40  daughter 
      Annabal     Wilson      6  grandson 

1st District
180/190 Salisbury Alex       60  parents b. __ 
                  S. Fanny   30  daughter 
                  Margretta  29  daughter 
        Pearson   Sallie     76  mother-in-law 



http://www.delmarvaroots.com/scstore/surname/ssearchPage44.html

Family County Series Name Volume Catalog #
Pearson Dorchester Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol. 11 D004
Pearson Queen Anne's Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol. 4 T1498
Pearson Talbot Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol. 4 T1498

I have ordered these books.



http://www.horsethieves.com/lecompte/ar_land.html
8 ER 494, 28 Apr 1822

Robert HART of Dor. Co. to Elizabeth LAKE of Dor. Co.:

Lands bought by said HART from Stephen PEARSON called "Bansbury", "Timber Tract", "Resolution", and "Addition to Anything".
Witnesses: Sam LECOMPTE and Thomas SUMMERS

SOURCE: vol. XVI #5, Jan 1997, p17
SOURCE: Land Record Abstracts of Dorchester County, Maryland


From Carole Kane <ckane2@cfl.rr.com> -
Descendant of John C. Pearson 1795 South Carolina 1858 Coweta County, Georgia

From the book, "The Complete Book of Emigrants In Bondage" 1614 - 1775,
by Peter Wilson Coldham, page 616

1 Ambrose PEARSONSentenced to transportation November 1753
Transported December 1753
Sailed on the ship Whiteing
Sentenced in London, England

2 Ann PEARSON
of St. Olave, Southwark,
spinster
Sentenced to transportation at Quarter Session
January 1758
Sentenced in Surrey, England

3 Charles PEARSONSentenced to transportation
for 14 years
Lent 1755
Sentenced in Surrey, England

4 Diana PIERSONSentenced to transportation
July 1757
Sentenced in Middlesex, England

5 Edward PEARSON Sentenced to transportation at Westminster Sessions
Transported June 1768
Sailed on ship Tryal
Sentenced in Middlesex, England

6 Francis PEARSONSentenced to transportation
Summer 1738
Reprieved for transportation 14 years
Transported Lent 1739
Sentenced in Leicestershire, England

7 George PEARSON Sentenced to transportation
Summer 1729
Reprieved for transportation 14 years
Transported Summer 1730
Sentenced in Warwickshire, England

8 Hugh PEARSONReprieved 14 years Summer 1730
Awaiting transportation Summer 1732
Sentenced in Northumberland, England

9 James PEARSON
of Malmesbury
Reprieved for transportation to BARBADOS July 1688
Sentenced in Wiltshire, England

10 James PEARSON Transported September 1758
Sailed on the ship Tryal
Sentenced in Sussex, England

11 James PEARSON Reprieved for transportation March 1775
State Papers
Sentenced in Suffolk, England

12 James PEARSON Sentenced to transportation for stealing a sheep
at North Banham & reprieved Lent 1775
Sentenced in Norfolk, England

13 John PEARSON Sentenced to transportation July 1722
in Wiltshire, England

14 John PEARSON Sentenced to transportation for stealing a horse
Summer 1738 - 14 years - Lent 1739
Sentenced in Warwickshire, England

15 John PIERSON Sentenced to transportation
14 years January 1745
Sentenced in London, England

16 John PEARSON Reprieved for transportation
14 years Summer 1747
Sentenced in Westmoreland, England

17 John PEARSON Transported May 1751
Sailed on the ship Tryal
Sentenced in Kent, England

18 John PEARSON Sentenced to transportation for forgery
Lent
reprieved 14 years
Summer 1752
Sentenced in Cambridgeshire, England

19 John PIERSON Sentenced to transportation December 1755
Transported Jan 1756
Sailed on the ship Greyhound
Sentenced in London, England

20 John PEARSON Reprieved for transportation 14 years
For stealing a horse
Summer 1766
Sentenced in Westmoreland, England

21 Joseph PEARSON Transported 14 years on April 1766
Sailed on the ship Ann
Sentenced in Essex, England

22 Joseph PIERSON Transported 14 years on April 1769
Sailed on the ship Tryal
Sentenced in Sussex, England

23 Matthew PEARSON Sentenced to transportation Lent 1751
Sentenced in Yorkshire, England

24 Nathaniel PEARSON Sentenced to transportation April 1752
Transported May 1752
Sailed on the ship Lichfield
Sentenced in London, England

25 Rachael PIERSONSentenced to transportation January 1726
Transported February 1726
Sailed on the ship Supply
Landing Certificate Annapolis May 1726
Sentenced in Middlesex, England

26 Richard PIERSON Transported May 1719
Sailed on the ship Margaret
Landing Certificate Maryland May 1720
Sold to George Harman
Sentenced in Surrey, England

27 Robert PEARSON Reprieved for BARBADOS June 1666
Sentenced in Yorkshire, England

28 Robert PEARSON
of Great Markham
Reprieved for America July 1678
Sentenced in Nottinghamshire, England

29 Sarah PEARSON Reprieved for BARBADOS December 1683
Sentenced in London, England

30 Temple PEARSON Reprieved 14 years Summer 1760
Sentenced in Westmoreland, England

31 Thomas PEARSON Reprieved 14 years
Summer 1740
Sentenced in Northumberland, England

32 Thomas PEARSON
of Manchester
Sentenced at Quarter Sessions January 1775
Sentenced in Lancashire, England

33 William PIERSON Sentenced & Transported September 1751
Sailed on the ship Greyhound
Sentenced in Middlesex, England

34 William PEARSON Sentenced for stealing a sheep at Sheffield &
Reprieved 14 years Summer 1768

END OF TRANSCRIPTION

Between 1614 & 1775 some 50,000 Englishmen were sentenced by legal process to be transported to the American colonies. Many of us descend from these unwilling passengers.

Carole

Descendant of John C. Pearson - 1795 South Carolina - 1858 Coweta County, Georgia


Name:               Joseph Pearson
Year:               1726
Place:              Maryland
Publication Code:   1224.2
Primary Immigrant:  Pearson, Joseph

Date and place of death or 
date and place of mention in the New World. 
Extracted from Administration Act Books: 
PROB 6/76 (1700) to 175 (1799); 	
Probate Act Books: PROB 8/93 (1700) to 192 (1799);
 and Limited Probate Act Book: PROB 9/1 (1781).

COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. 
English Estates of American Colonists, 
American Wills and Administrations in 
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1700-1799. 
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980. 140p.

Page:    89
______________________________________________________

Name:               Joseph Pearson
Year:               1726
Place:              Maryland
Publication Code:  1219.6
Primary Immigrant:  Pearson, Joseph

For the majority of entries, the date of transportation 
or apprenticeship order and the intended destination is provided. 
Date of transport order or of emigration with intended destination,
 some are date and place of first mention of residence in New Worl

COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. 
The Complete Book of Emigrants: 
A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records 
of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious,
and Economic Reasons; 
of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; 
and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies. 
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1700-1750. 1992. 743p.

Page:       356
____________________________________________________________

Name:               Joseph Pearson
Year:               1766
Place:              Maryland
Publication Code:   1229.10
Primary Immigrant:  Pearson, Joseph

Date and port of arrival or date of conviction 
for transport and port of arrival. 
Date and place of felon runaways are also provided. 
Name of ship and other genealogical and 
historical information may also be provided.

COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. 
The Kings Passengers to Maryland and Virginia. 
Westminister, MD: Family Line Publications, 1997. 450p.
Page:               191


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