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Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« on: Monday 01 January 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to establish whether Elizabeth Pierce, born 1843/1844 in Wexford, was a member of the Pierce family that founded the Pierce Ironworks Foundry.
I have found lots of information about James Pierce (born 1813) and his sons Martin, Phillip and John, and have found probable daughters Joanna (born 6.10.1844) and Mary (born 5.4.1848), but can not find any record of a daughter Elizabeth.

The Elizabeth Pierce that I am researching married George Evans Hughes in Birkenhead, Merseyside in JAS1885 - Hughes family hearsay says that Elizabeth is linked to the Pierce Ironworks Foundry, but I cannot prove that at present.

I would be very grateful if any of you knowledgeable historical researchers on this forum could help me.
Many Thanks,
Brian in Merseyside.

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 January 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
IF they were RC you could check church registers.

https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0610 is Wexford Town, other Parishes via map.
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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 January 18 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

Is this the marriage you mean (I can't see a marriage of a George Evans Hughes on the index)  :-\

HUGHES   George   
PEERS   Eliza   
Tranmere, St Paul   Wirral

Sept qtr 1885
HUGHES    George       
PEERS    Eliza       
Birkenhead    8a   709
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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
The Elizabeth Pierce that I am researching married George Evans Hughes in Birkenhead, Merseyside in JAS1885


Hi Brian,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

The marriage you have for Elizabeth would this be the correct one? -

Eliza Peers
q3 1885 Birkenhead
Vol 8a Page 709
On the same page is a George Hughes.

If this is the correct record then Eliza cannot be Elizabeth Pierce born 1843/1844. As the marriage cert records her age as 20 and her father's name is John Peers, labourer.

JJ

Added - I see we have a similar idea Rosie  :)

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 January 18 16:57 GMT (UK) »
Possible baptism? -

Elizabeth Pierce
Birth Date - 1844
Baptism - 9 Feb 1844, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland
Diocese - Ferns
Father - Frank Pierce
Mother - Nancy Hinck

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
To Hallmark - many thanks for that link - I wasn't aware that those records were available online.

To JJen and to Rosie - yes, that is the marriage record that I have - vol 8A Page 709.

JJen - I haven't seen the marriage certificate, but what you say throws a large spanner in the works (and I don't mean the Engineering Works).
I must have the wrong marriage because the 1891 and 1901 Censuses both show George Hughes, his wife Elizabeth (they are both aged 47 in 1891 and 57 in 1901) and the correct descendants in Liverpool.
The 1911 Census shows Elizabeth aged 67 with the correct children and she has been married for 29 years, which puts the marriage in about 1882.
I assumed that the Eliza Peers who married in 1885 was Elizabeth Pierce, but it looks as if I was wrong.
Many thanks for looking up the marriage certificate - sorry for my mistake.

JJen - thanks for the recent post - that Elizabeth is a potential match, and I have seen a couple of other potential matches, but none matches the strong hearsay link to the Pierce Ironworks.

Brian.

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Can I just say that I am amazed by the brilliant response from rootschat.com members and moderators - many many thanks.

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:34 GMT (UK) »
There is one in registers on right page, 2nd last entry

https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000634138#page/82/mode/1up  BUT there may be more!!
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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:42 GMT (UK) »
You  have found lots of information about James Pierce (born 1813) and his sons Martin, Phillip and John...so who was their mother??

Having been established in 1839 by James Pierce (1813-68), the Pierce Ironworks Foundry was subsequently developed by the Pierce brothers Philip (1850-95), Martin (d. 1907) and John (d. 1926)...

A check of the Registers should show if they had Furlong mother or not....as per Elizabeth I posted
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