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Re: Sarah Harriett Piears & Thomas Want
Posted by: jill borgeaud (ID *****4090) Date: August 19, 2005 at 14:34:29
In Reply to: Sarah Harriett Piears & Thomas Want by David Hayes of 10

Hi Dave,

Yes, that was my mistake about the mixup between Frederick and Frederick Augustus Piears. Too many Piears I think.

This is my family line:

Frederick Piears, married Sarah Ann Moore Dec 14th 1845 at St Johns Waterloo. They had at least 10 children including Frederick Augustus and a daughter, Sarah Harriet. Sarah Harriet married Thomas Went on 4th October 1875 in Islington. Thomas and Sarah Harriet had a son, Thomas Walter Went, born 23rd June 1876 Islington. Thomas Walter Went married Catherine Ellen Clark on 4th June 1894 in Highgate. Thomas Walter and Catherine had a son, John Walter Went born 5th October 1896 in Islington.

John Walter Went married Annie Elizabeth McKenzie. They were my grandparents. Their daughter Joyce Marie is my mother. As far as I know most of the Went family from Islington emigrated to Huonville,Tasmania after the First World War with the exception of my grandfather who was badly injured as a soldier so his application to emigrate was rejected.

I'm afraid I don't have any stories about the Piears family to tell you. Perhaps anything of interest went to Tasmania with the family. I would be very interested to know how you found out where William Piears came from and about his Army career. All I have is Frederick's marriage certificate to Sarah Ann stating that William was an officer in the Army.

Perhaps you can help me with this - whilst checking the parish registers of St Luke's Chelsea looking for the baptism of Frederick I found a Frederick Piers/Piearse, parents William and Ann, of Pond Place, Chelsea in 1820. There is a similar entry for a Joseph Pierce, parents William and Ann also of Pond Place in 1815. William is listed as a labourer in both entries. There were also other entries for George Piers 1818, Eliza Ann Piers 1823 and Edward Piers 1825. Do any of these names mean anything to you?

Regards

Jill


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