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PEARCE

Australian genealogy notes for the Pearce, Stone and Ballantyne families

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STONE

Welcome
The purpose of this site is to share the genealogy data and photographs collected by my father, brother and myself concerning my ancestors. The main focus is on the descendents and ancestors of Shadrach Pearce who arrived in Australia in 1852 plus the families on my mother's side, the Stones, Biddles and Elsdens.
I have also added a little information on my wife's ancestors which may be reached from this link Ballantyne/Ferguson
These pages will continue to grow depending on the availability of time and further information. If you have any suggestions, additions or corrections please email me by clicking here Russell Pearce
You may navigate to each of the main families by clicking on any of the links in the above drop down menus, or from the links in the following pages.
Most of what I can provide for the Pearce's is related to my direct line of descent from Shadrach. The details of his parents and siblings have been provided from the extensive researches of my third cousin Don Pearce; who may be emailed by clicking here
Further Pearce details have been contributed by Robert Pearce from Thame in England and Bill Balson from America.
The information on the Elsdens has been transcribed from a record of Family Descendents compiled by Coral Wilcox and informally published as a book in April 1984.

Initially I had a lot of difficulty in deciding how to set up this site. I finally decided to take two approaches concerning my ancestors;

  1. To show the Pearce ancestry back as far as I could go.
  2. To research my pedigree back to point at which my ancestors came to Australia and to show what I could find out about these families. In most cases my ancestors arrived four generations ago, with the one exception being Francis Kinigett who arrived three generations back. This pedigree is shown in the tree below. The arrows take you to the earlier generations as far as I have been able to find.

Similarly, I am adding the ancestors of my wife's family to the chart shown in the Ballantyne/Ferguson link.

The following is my pedigree tree. The people shown in red are the migrants to Australia and most have come from Great Britain with the exceptions being the Amiets from Switzerland and the Bieskes from Prussia (now Poland).

Shadrach Pearce  
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Charles Aaron Pearce
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Emily Berne
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Charles Ernest Pearce
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Jean Françoise Amiet  
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Emily Amiet
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Eleonora (Laura) Bieske
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Clarence Frederick Pearce
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Francis Joseph Kinigett
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Margaret Emma King
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William Cross Smith 
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Mary Elizabeth Smith
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Margaret McMaster 
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| Russell Owen Pearce
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  George Stone 
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John George Sutton Stone
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Jemima Finch
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Frank William Stone
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  John Elsden 
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Harriet Elsden
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Harriott Armstrong
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Nancy Frances Stone
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Henry Biddle
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Henry Mutlow Biddle
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Mary Ann Fisk
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Annie Biddle
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 William Lloyd 
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Frances Lloyd
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Rebecca O'Farrel
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Much of this information has been summarised into various family trees created using Legacy. These may be reached by clicking on the appropriate links below or the Family Trees link above.

This information tends to overlap as we move forward in time so I have tried not to go overboard with too much.

The total file is contained in this downloadable GEDCOM file for your use and which I will update regularly. It currently contains over 5500 individuals, however I have not included the personal details of the living in order to preserve their privacy.

The following links have been invaluable to my researches.


Commenced 29 November 1999; First posted 9th January 2000
Modified for frames 6th February 2000
Modified to include GEDCOM file and early English line 1st of May 2000
Updated the summary page to include the early English line on the 20th June 2000
Modified September 2000 for a side navigation bar and to include an American line of descendents
Added the family trees for my ancestors other than the Pearce line in November 2000
Added an update of the GEDCOM file that includes more on Damaris King's ancestors May 2001
Added further detail of the Amiets and the latest GEDCOM June 2002
Started an extensive revisions in November 2002 to all pages to ensure accuracy and currency.
Transferred it all to this broadband site September 2004.
Completely revised the structure, content and included drop down menus December 2005 / January 2006.
Refreshed the GEDCOM and family tree files May 2008.
Latest update of GEDCOM files February 2009.
Refreshed all of the Pearce pages July 2010
Made afew corrections and updated the links March 2012
Adjusted the Pearce files with a few new additions and corrections October 2013
For comments, corrections or just to say hello; Email me at Russell Pearce