Richard Peere was christened 31
October 1678 in Cricklade, Wiltshire, the son of William and
Susannah Peare. Cricklade is a market town about ten miles
from Crudwell. Richard married Mary Partridge 24 December
1700 in Crudwell. Mary was christened 10 July 1681 in
Crudwell, the daughter of John and Mary Partridge.
Marriage record for Richard Peere and Mary Partridge in
Richard worked as a blacksmith, and
lived in Eastcourt in the parish of Crudwell.
Richard died and was buried 1 April 1749
Burial record for Richard Peere in Crudwell:
"Ap:1: Richard Peer Senr. Aff:p. Sarah
Richard left a will proven 26 April 1749:
This is the last will and testament of me Richard
Peare of Eastcourt in the parish of Crudwell in the
County of Wilts, black-smith. First I give and bequeath
unto my son William Peare that part of my
lease-hold house wherein I now dwell called the Chapple
House with the barn and stable thereunto belonging, as
also three acres of land in the common ffield during the
term or time of one whole year next after my decease and
after the term of one whole year I give and bequeath the
said Chappel House, barn and stable with the three acres
of arable land in the yield unto my son John Pear
during his naturall life and after the decease of my son
John Peare I give and bequeath the said Chappel House,
barn, stable, land, the three acres of arable land unto my
son Richard Peare during his naturall life. Item I
give and bequeath unto my son Joseph and my
daughter Betty that part of my Chappell House
wherein James Thomas lately dwelt, as also that part of
the garden the said James Thomas had with the house during
the lives that are upon it, and the rents and profits of
the said house and garden to be equally divided between
them, share and share alike and the surviver of them to
have the whole of that part of the house and garden during
the lives that are upon it. Item, I give and bequeath unto
my son Joseph and to my daughter Betty my lease hold close
or ground called Filistridge during the lives that are
upon it and to be sharers in the rent. Item I give and
bequeath unto my son Joseph and to my daughter Betty all
my household goods and furniture to be equally divided
between them, share and share alike. Item I give and
bequeath unto my son William Peare my lease hold house
called Underhills during his natural life and after my
decease I give and bequeath the said Underhills House unto
my son Robert Peare during his naturall life. I
also give and bequeath unto my son Robert one feather bed
and all as belongs to it, as also one iron pot. Item I
give and bequeath unto my son Richard Peare all my
wearing apparel, both woolling and linening. Item I give
and bequeath unto my son Joseph Peare my stock of iron and
all my working tooles or implements to my grade in my
three shops and any stock of coals on this condition, he
shall give my daughter Betty my clock jack and warming
pan. All the rest and residue of my goods, chattels and
cattle of what nature and kind soever I give and bequeath
unto my son William Peare and I likewise constitute, make
and ordain my loving son William Peare my whole and sole
executor of this my last will and testament, and I do
hereby revoke, disanull and make void all former wills and
testaments by me heretofore made either by word or in
writing. In witness whereof I the said Richard Peare to
this last will and testament have set my hand and seal
this seventeeth day of March in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and fforty eight.
Will of Richard Peare, 1749
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared
by the testator in the presence of us, Joseph Robertson,
Richard and Mary had the following children:
, christened 9 December 1701 in Crudwell.
, christened 22 October 1703 in Crudwell;
married Elizabeth; buried 15 December 1786
in Long Newnton.
Baptism record for Richard Peere in Crudwell: "Oct:
22. Richard son of Richard & Mary Peere"
3. Mary, christened 27 December 1705 in Crudwell.
4. Susanna, christened 18 October 1707 in
5. William, christened 28 October 1711 in
6. Thomas, christened 14 March 1713 in
7. Thomas, christened 12 April 1716 in Crudwell.
8. Robert, christened 21 21 August 1718 in
9. Elizabeth, christened 14 June 1721 in Crudwell.
10. Joseph, christened 14 March 1723 in Crudwell.
SOURCES: Crudwell parish register; Long Newnton
parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Richard
FAMILY GROUP RECORD
WILLIAM AND SUSANNAH PEARE
William Peare was born in about 1650 of Cricklade, the son
of William Peare. He married Susannah.
William died and was buried 24 January 1691 in Cricklade.
Susannah died and was buried 28 October 1709 in Cricklade.
William and Susannah had the following children:
, christened 22 November 1676 in
Cricklade; buried 4 January 1761 in Cricklade.
, christened 31 October 1678 in
Cricklade; married Mary Partridge 24 December 1700 in
Crudwell; occupation: blacksmith; buried 1 April 1749 in
, christened 12 April 1685 in Cricklade;
buried 19 April 1694 in Cricklade.
, christened 9 February 1687/8 in Cricklade.
SOURCES: Crudwell parish register; Cricklade Bishop's
Transcripts on www.findmypast.co.uk; www.myheritage.com.
Earlier Peares in Cricklade were:
- Richard Peare was buried 15 June 1673 in
- Mary Peere, daughter of William Peere
was christened 29 July 1632 in Cricklade.
- Alse Peare, the daughter of Richard Peare,
was christened 20 July 1623 in Cricklade.
- Ann, the daughter of Robert Perace was
christened 6 September 1621 in Cricklade.
- Alisia Perior was buried 16 July 1620 in
- Thomas, the son of John Pere was
christened 9 May 1619 in Cricklade.
- Thomas Pierse was buried 8 December 1609 in
- Alis, the daughter of Richard Peere was
christened 29 October 1609 in Cricklade.
- Dority, the daughter of Richard Pears
was christened 22 October 1607 in Cricklade.
- Josias, the son of William Peare was
christened 20 April 1606 in Cricklade.
- Mark, son of John Pierce of Widhill was
buried 16 July 1605 in Cricklade.
- William, the son of John Pierse of
Widhill was christened 16 April 1605 in Cricklade.
- Margaret Peere, widow, was christened 7
November 1601 in Cricklade.
- Richard Peere was buried 22 May 1601 in
- Thomas Peare married Elizabeth Hush 5 April
1602 in St. Sampsons, Cricklade; had one daughter Annes;
died 1603. Thomas had two brothers, Richard Peare and
William Peare, as shown in the will below.
Thomas Peare left a will proven 3 May 1603:
Will of Thomas Peare, day labourer of Cricklade, 1602
Earlier Peares in Crudwell were:
In the name of God Amen the viij daye of Ffebruarie
in the yeare of our Lorde God one thousand sixe hundred
and two, I Thomas Peare of Chellworthe in the pishe
of Cricklade St Smapsons in the countie of Wilt,
daye laborore, beinge weake of bodie butt of good and
pfect memoire laude and prayse be given unto God
therefore, doe make and ordayne this my last will and
testament in manner and forme followinge, that is to
saye, ffyrst I commend my soule unto Allmightie God my
maker hopinge to be accompanied with all the holye
companie of heaven. And my bodie to the earthe to be
buried in Christian burials. Item I give unto Willim
Peare the sonne of Richarde Peare one sheepe.
Item I give and bequeathe unto Ann Phipes one sheepe.
Item I give and bequeathe unto Jelian Husse one sheepe.
Item I give and bequeathe unto Annes Peare my
daughter one cowe one stere bullock and vij
shepe. I give and bequeathe unto my two brethren
Willm Peare and Richarde Peare all my appell. The
rest off my goods ungiven and unbequeathed my debts
beinge paide and my funirall discharged, I give and
bequeathe unto Elizabethe my wife, whom I make
and ordayne my full and whole executrixe. Witnes
hereunto Richarde Ware, John Cope, Willlm Peare and
Richarde Peare (Wiltshire