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Pearse in New Zealand
Posted by: Cherie King Date: January 20, 2002 at 11:38:35
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Hi everybody

I have just recently started looking into our family history and am trying to trace our Pearse line back to England. I often see mention of Richard Pearse (below) on Pearse web-sites but haven't found anyone who actually claims a link to him.

Current information as follows starting from the oldest link that I know of:

A. Digory Sargent Pearse b. June5 1844 (of South Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall, England)
Sarah Ann Brown (of Ireland) (no more information known)

1. Richard William Pearse (b. Dec 3 1877, d.July 1953) - farmer/aviator, not married
2. Warne Pearse m. Phyllis Curtis, children Margaret, Jim, Richard
3. Florrie Pearse m. Higgins, no children } I met Ruth & Florrie twice in Auckland, NZ in 1972.
4. Ruth Pearse m. Ron Gilpin, no children } They both lived together and died ~92/95 years old
5. Maggie May Mary Pearse m. Charles John Galt (b. 1875) m. 1906, children below
6. Thomas Pearse
7. Nellie Pearse m. Jack ?
8. Annie Pearse m. William Smart, children Gladys 1909
9. Reginald Pearse m. Marjory ?, children Anthony

B. Maggie May Mary Pearse m. Charles John Galt
1. Howard Charles Curtis Galt b. 1908 d. 1987, bookshop owner, air navigator WWII, hypnotist, not married
(Howard was very close to Florrie & Ruth Pearse - he was my favourite uncle - very eccentric but sweet!)
2. Gladys Ruth Galt b. 1910 d. ~1995 m. Thomas Wesley Southam
3. twins b. 1912, died at birth

C. Gladys Ruth Galt m. Thomas Wesley Southam
All the following are still living :
1. Joan Southam b. 1935 m. Gavin Tyler - children Janine & Raewyn
2. Hazel Gladys Southam b. 1937 m. Ronald Alexander Edward King
3. Bruce Southam b. 1939 m. Marlene Proffitt - children Nigel & Marcus
4. Marion Judith Southam b. 1944 m. Alex Molnar - children Lisa, Julie, Maree & Craig
5. Kenneth David Southam b. 1946 m. Jackie Carrington - children David, Clinton

D. Hazel Gladys Southam m. Ronald Alexander Edward King
Hazel Gladys Southam re-married in 1980 to Raymond Edward O'Fee - no children
children of Hazel & Ron:
1. Cheryl-Anne King b. 1960 } m. Martin Schroder - children Stephanie & Herbert-Benjamin
2. Cherie Dawn King b. 1960 } m. Christopher Francis - children Alexandra (Sasha) & Jennifer
3. Natasha Jayne King b.1972 } m. David Bastion - children Christopher & Matthew
4. Brendon David King b. 1972 } - not married
note: Cheryl-Anne & Cherie are non-identical twins, as are Natasha & Brendon

If anyone has any more information on the Pearse ancestors and/or more information on the children of Digory & Sarah, I would love to hear it.

Cherie King


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