William PEARCE 1821-1881
&
Ann WATTS 1837-1896

Kent & Norfolk, England ; Kybybolite, South Australia & "Paradise Farm", Carapook, Victoria, Australia

William PEARCE 1821-1881, b. Dover, Kent, England, son of Stewart Peter PEARCE & Louisa BARTON was married in 1855 at the Parsonage-on-the-Wannon (Coleraine-Merino), Victoria to Ann WATTS 1837-1896, b. Norfolk England, daughter of John WATTS & Frances COBB.

The births of their children indicate they lived at "Kybybolite" station in South Australia before moving to Carapook, Victoria in the late 1860s. They are both buried in the Coleraine cemetery, S-W Victoria, Australia.

William PEARCE and Ann WATTS had the following known family:

  1. Louisa PEARCE 1857-1949, b. South Australia; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1876 to Frederick CHESLETT 1847-1930, b. Surrey, England to Thomas CHESLETT and Mary Ann TRIBE; d. Hamiltom, Victoria; 12 children.

  2. Frances PEARCE 1859-1930, b. South Australia; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1895 to John "Irish Johnny" CRAIG 1864-1949, b. Co Donegal, Ireland to Samuel CRAIG and Martha Sarah KELSO; d. Coleraine, Victoria; 3 children.

  3. Emma PEARCE 1861-1942, b. South Australia; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1910 to Richard Charles d'HENNIN 1887-1975, b. Coleraine, Victoria to Arthur d'HENNIN and Annie JARRETT; No children?

  4. Edith Jane PEARCE c.1862-1943, b. Border Town, SA; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1885 to John BEATON 1859-1922, b. "Cove" station, West Wimmera, Victoria to John BEATON and Isabella TURNER; d. Coleraine, Victoria; 14 children.

  5. Charles Walter PEARCE 1864-1943, b. South Australia; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1896 to Christina GUNNING 1867-1943; b. Victoria to Alexander GUNNING and Sarah McMPEE; d. Coleraine, Victoria; 4 children.

  6. Frederick William PEARCE 1865-1948, b. Victoria; d. St Armaud, Victroia; m. 1898 to Eliza Ann Agnes RENNEY 1874-1966, b. Bordertown, SA to John Warren RENNEY and Sarah Ann WATTS; d. Avoca, Victoria; 6 children.

  7. Herbert Watts PEARCE 1868-1964, b. Coleraine, Victoria; d. Litchfield, Victoria; m. 1899 to Elizabeth SANDS 1867-1913, b. Corack, Victoria to Robert SANDS and Jane SCOTT; d. Sea Lake, Victoria; 4 children.

  8. Basil PEARCE 1870-1958, b. Coleraine, Victoria; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1904 to Mary Ellen KING 1886-1980, b. Merino, Victoria to Walter Benstead KING and Mary Jane JONES; d. Coleraine, Victoria; 4 children.

  9. Alice Maud PEARCE 1872-1974, b. Coleraine, Victoria; d. Nhill, Victoria; m. 1899 to John Henry CARTER 1868-1943, b. Dunkeld, Victroia to John CARTER and Mary Ann GILL; d. Goroke, Victoria; 5 children.

  10. John George PEARCE 1874-1959, b. Coleraine, Victoria; d. Coleraine, Victoria; m. 1898 to Maria MENZEL 1869-1937, b. "Bochara" Hamilton, Victoria to Daniel MENZEL and Maria Elizabeth PIETSCHKE; d. Coleraine, Victoria; 3 children.

Links to Glenelg & Wannon Pioneer Names at..

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


Daryl Povey

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