Charles Aaron Pearce
As stated in previous chapters, Charles Aaron was the forth of Shadrach's children and I have copies of the following records.
The witnesses on the wedding certificate were Randolph and Elizabeth Pearce. Emma's Parents are given as Francis Amiet a Farmer and Laura Bieskie. Charles Aaron is 22 years old and a shoemaker by profession. Shadrach is now described as a bootmaker.
The photograph below is of Charles Aaron and his children.
The people in the photograph are:-
An additional Photograph of which we have a copy is of Emma Amiet by herself
Emma Amiet at about 18 and
Family Movements have been traced as follows
From the Shire of Traralgon Rate Books
|Year||Ref No.||Name and Occupation||Properties||District|
|1880||342||Charles Pierce - Bootmaker||Owner, House||Morwell|
|1881||378||Charles Pierce - Shoemaker||Owner, House Shop & Allotment||Morwell|
|1882||398||Charles Pearce - Bootmaker||Owner, Shop & Dwelling||Morwell|
|1883||407||Charles Pearce - Bootmaker||Owner, Shop & Dwelling||Morwell|
|1884||453||Charles Pearce - Bootmaker||Owner, Shop & Dwelling||Morwell|
|1885||504||Charles Pearce - Bootmaker||Owner, Shop & Dwelling||Morwell|
|1886||337||Charles Pearce - Bootmaker||Owner, Shop & Dwelling||Morwell|
Prior to 1880 this area had been under the control of Rosedale Roads Board. No Records survived from this instrumentality.
There is no entry in the above table for 1887 however some of the birth certificates of their children indicate a move to Melbourne and then to Seymour as well as confirming the families residence in or around Morwell;
|1882||Emma Laura Venetta||Morwell|
|1885||Edith Emily Louise||Morwell|
The reference to Carlton may not indicate a permanent move to Melbourne as the Royal Womans Hospital is in Carlton. The move to Seymour seems logical as quite a few of the Pearce relatives also settled there.
We Know that Charles had moved around quite a lot, for example, on his son Charles Ernest's Marriage certificate in 1904 he was still a bootmaker, but living in Launceston. Only three years later in 1907 he died in Perth WA. His estate contained a quantity of bootmaker's lasts and other similar tools, so I guess he was a bootmaker to the end.
We have a newspaper clipping from Perth which invites tenders for the Stock and Plant of Charles Pearce by the authority of the Curator of Intestate Estates. It reads as follows
In the SUPREME COURT of WESTERN AUSTRALIA - PROBATE DIVISION
In the INTESTATE ESTATE of CHARLES PEARCE, late of Narrogin, Bootmaker, Deceased.
TENDERS are invited, to be sent up to 10 o'clock in the forenoon of the
13th inst, to the undersigned, for the PURCHASE of the Stock and Plant of the above mentioned deceased.
Stock of Boots and Shoes £365/13/4 Working Plant and Sundries £58/19/10
Cash or approved bills, with interest added. Full particulars obtainable
either at the Clerk of Court's office, Narrogin, or at the Curator's office, Supreme Court, where the stock-sheets may be inspected.
Each tender must be accompanied by a marked cheque equal to 10 per cent
of the amount of tender. Neither the highest or any tender necessarily accepted.
Curator of Intestate Estates