Many thanks to Lt. Ray Barnes, USN, whose research provided this information

     ROBERT PEASE was b. abt 1485 in Great Baddow, Essex, England and died in 1547 in Great Baddow. He married in 1508/09 to  JOAN _____ in Great Baddow, she was b. abt. 1490, prob. in Great Baddow and bur.  25 Feb 1552/53 .



  2. Joan Pease, b. abt. 1515 Great Baddow, bur. 5 Apr 1540 Great Baddow

  3. Margaret Pease, b. abt. 1518 Great Baddow, bur. 9 Jan 1545 Great Baddow

     JOHN PEASE was born in 1510 in Great Baddow, Essex and was buried 13 Oct 1556 in Great Baddow. He married in 1532/33 in Great Baddow  to Ann _____ , She was b. abt. 1512, prob. Great Baddow and died 1591 in Great Baddow.


  1. Margaret Pease, b. abt. 1534 Great Baddow, Essex, m. John Byekiner 23 jan 1563/64 in Great Baddow

  2. Robert Pease, b. abt. 1536 Great Baddow, bur. 26 Apr 1552 Great Baddow

  3. Lettershe Pease, b. abt. 1538 Great Baddow, bur. 11 Jun 1567 Great Baddow


  5. Alice Pease, b. abt. 1542 Great Baddow, m. John TAFT June 9, 1560 Great Baddow

  6. Edward Pease, b. abt. 1545 Great Baddow, bur. July 28, 1580 Great Baddow

     JOHN PEASE was born in 1540 in Great Baddow. He married MARGARET HYCKES (born about 1542, prob. Great Baddow, buried October 25, 1612 Great Baddow; dau. of RICHARD HYCKES) June 23, 1560 in Great Baddow and was buried November 1612 in Great Baddow. They had:


  1. Richard Pease, b. abt. 1562 Great Baddow, m. ---- Prott (d. February 10, 1604 Great Baddow) February 4, 1591 Great Baddow, d. aft. 1604


  3. Mary Pease, b. abt. 1568 Great Baddow, m. Benjamin CARTER 1586 Great Baddow

  4. Thomas Pease, b. abt. 1572 Great Baddow, m. Sara ---- (d. aft. 1632) 1609/10 Great Baddow, d. aft. 1632

  5. Joan Pease, b. abt. 1575 Great Baddow

  6. Alice Pease, b. abt. 1580 Great Baddow

  7. John Pease, b. abt. 1593 Great Baddow, bur. October 5, 1615 Great Baddow

     ROBERT PEASE SR. was born in 1565 in Great Baddow. He married Margaret KING (born abt. 1568 Great Baddow, died September 1, 1644 in Salem, Essex Co., MA; dau. of Francis KING) in 1585/86 in Great Baddow, and was buried April 16, 1623 in Great Baddow.

    Robert did not come to New England. Torrey is in error when he lists his death as 1644. That was the death of his son, Robert Pease Jr. , of Salem. His wife, Margaret, did come to Salem, MA, and it is she who was referred to as "widow Margaret Pease" when she joined the church at Salem in 1639.


  1. _____ Pease, d. 1587 Great Baddow


  3. William Pease, bur. July 20, 1623 Great Baddow

  4. John Pease, bur. January 10, 1600/01 Great Baddow

  5. Mary Pease

  6. Elizabeth Pease

  7. Richard Pease, d. April 5, 1607 Great Baddow

  8. John Pease, d. on or near Martha's Vineyard. m. Lucy WESTON d. abt. 1639 Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA)

     ROBERT PEASE JR. was baptised October 28, 1589 in Great Baddow. He maybe married (1) Lydia ----, and married (2) Marie ---- (born abt. 1608, prob. Great Baddow, m. (2) Richard HAINES of Beverly, Essex Co., MA, died aft. 1644, prob. Beverly), and died in 1644 in Salem, MA.

     Robert and his brother John immigrated from Great Baddow, Essex, England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634 aboard the Frances. He and his family settled in Salem, where he and John were granted land January 2, 1636/37. Robert joined the Salem Church in 1634. Robert died in 1644. The inventory of his estate was taken October 27, 1644 and his wife Marie was made administrix. Robert was apparently married twice, first to Lydia, then to Marie. Marie may have been a French Huguenot. The widow Marie married Richard Haines of Beverly, MA. The Haines and Carriell families are also thought to have been Huguenots. The Carriell/Carroll family is related through the marriage of daughter Mary (below). It is not clear who the mother of all the children was. Children (probably Marie's):


2. John Pease was bap. 11 Feb 1631/32 in Great Baddow and d. 8 Jul 1689 in Enfield, CT. He m. in 1653 in Salem to (1) Mary Goodale, b. 1630 Ipswich, England and  d. 5 Jan 1668/69 in Salem. The dau. of Robert Goodale and Catherine Killam. He married 8 Oct 1669 to (2) Ann Cummings. She was b. in Salem probably and d. 29 Jun 1689 in Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. The daughter of Isaac Cummings  and Marie of Topsfield, MA. Children

3. Nathaniel Pease, b. abt. 1634 Salem, bap. October 15, 1643 Salem, m. Mary HOBBS March 15, 1667/68 Salem, d. aft. 1714, no known issue.

4. Sarah Pease, b. abt. 1636 (deposed age 35 in 1672), bap. October 15, 1643 Salem, m. John SAMPSON (b. abt. 1627 or 1637 England, d. January 27, 1711/12 Gloucester, Essex Co., MA) October 22, 1667 in Beverly, MA, d. bef. June 26, 1683, when Nathaniel Carriell and the "widow Willsone" were presented to the court "for living singly together in one house in Salem," or possibly aft. 1708/09 in Scarborough, ME. Children:

    ROBERT PEASE III was born about 1629, probably in Great Baddow. He married Sarah ---- (born prob. in Salem, died aft. 1704) in 1658/59 in Salem. He died after 1713, probably in Salem.

     Robert was a minor when his father died in 1644. By order of the court, he was to remain with his mother for a year after which he could apply for permission to learn a trade. Robert was bound out by the court on December 31, 1645 "upon motion and consent of both parties, to Thomas Root, to learn the trade of a weaver of woolen and linen." He was sometimes made keeper of the town herd and must have been engaged as a herdsman during his apprenticeship for in 1704 he testified that he had been a "keeper of several lots of creatures, as neat cattle, goats, &c., on the lands belonging to the inhabitants of Salem above 60 years agone." In 1655 he "was employed to keep one hundred cows, being a part of the town drove, and to have help so that he may attend worship every third Sabbath."

     At some time in his early adult life, Robert lived on Martha's Vineyard. As an inducement to keep him there, several of the citizens agreed to furnish him annually with one hundred pounds of fish, part of the agreement stating: "If the said Robert Pease leave the island he will leave the fish resigning up again to the owners. Also the said Robert Pease doth engage to weave cloth of the town for such pay as the town can raise among themselves except wampum."

     It is not known how long Robert remained at Martha's Vineyard. No mention is made of him at Salem after 1665 until 1667, except in the records of the birth of his children. Some of them may have been born at Edgartown as the record of the first five children were made at one time on the Salem books. Robert was with a Salem company in 1676 in King Philip's War.

     Robert was living in 1713 when he was dismissed from the Salem church to aid in forming the first church in what is now Peabody, MA. No further record can be found of him.

    Sarah Pease was caught up in 1692 in the hysteria we know as the Salem Witch Trials. She was accused and imprisoned but never tried, having been released after the hysteria died down. On May 23, 1692 "Lt. Mathaniell Ingersall and Thomas Rayment both of Salem Village yeoman Complained on behalfe of theire Majest's, against Benjamin procter the son of John Procter of Salem Farmes, and Mary Derich the wife of Michall Derich and daughter of William Basset of Lyn and _____ Pease the wife of Robert Pease of Salem weaver for Sundry acts of Witchcraft by them Committed on the bodys of Mary Warren Abigaile Williams and Eliz Hubbard &c of Salem Village, whereby great hurt is donne them therefore Craves justice." On the same day a warrant for arrest was issued. "To the Marshall of Essex or dept or Constables in Salem. You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to apprehend and forthwith bring before us Benjamin procter the son of John Procter of Salem farmes and Mary Derich the wife of mic'l Derich of Salem farmes husbandman, and Sarah pease the wife of Robert Pease of Salem Weaver who all stand charged of having Committed Sundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Warren Abigail Williams and Eliz. Hubbert of Salem Village whereby great hurt is donne them In order to theire examination Relating the abovesaid premises and hereof you are not to faile Dated Salem May the 23'd. 1692." Singed by John Hathorne, Johnathan Corwin. George Herrick, Marshall of Essex, appointed John Putnam to be his deputy to serve this warrant. A separate arrest warrant was made out the same day for Sarah Pease for acts of witchcraft against Mary Warren. "I heave aprehended the parson mensioned within this warrant and heave broghte hir," signed by Peter Osgood Constable in Salem May the 23: 1692.

     Sarah was also accused several other times: "the testimony of John derech Eaged about sixteen years testefieth and sayeth that gils Cory also Came to me and afflicted me this 5 of September as wel be for as after he al so Came a bout the 20 of oges and told me that he wanted som platers for he was gowen to afeast he told me that he had a good mind to ask my dame but he sayd that she wouled not let him have them so he took the platers and cared them a way being gown a bout half a oure with them then he brot them a gaine gowen a way and sayd no thing." "also Sary pese afliceth me at several times she Came to me af the fast day last at Salem She pinched me then and i have not sene har sencs."

     "John Doritch aged 16 years or thereabouts Testifieth and Saith. That John Small and his wife Anne both deceased and formerly of the Towne of Salem doth both appear to this Deponent and told him that they would tare him to pieces if he did not goe and Declare to Mr. Harthorne that George Jacobs senior: Did kill them: and likewise that Mary Warrens mother did appeare to this Deponent this day with a white man and told him that goodwife Parker and Oliver did kill her: and likewise Core Procter and his wife: Sarah Procter Joseph Procter and John Procter did all afflict this deponent and do continually every day sense he hath began to be afflicted: and would have him this deponent to sett his hand to a Booke but this deponent told them he would not: Likewise Phillip English and his wife Mary doth appear to this deponent and afflict him and all the aboves'd persons Thretten to tare this Deponent in peices if he doth not Signe to a Booke: Likewise Goodwife Pease and Hobs and her daughter Abigail doth Afflict him and thretten the same: and Likewise a woman appeares to this Deponent who lives at Boston at the Uper end of the Towne whose name is Mary: she goes in black clothes hath: but one Eye: with a Crooked Neck and she saith there is none in Boston like her, she did afflict this deponent but saith she will not any more, nor tell him her name."

Children of Robert and Sarah:

  1. Berthia Pease, b. April 11, 1660, d. November 1667.

  2. Elizabeth Pease, b. June 20, 1662, m. Thomas Venney (of Marblehead) October 28, 1703.

  3. Deliverance Pease, b. October 16, 1664.


  5. Robert Pease, b. March 25, 1669 Salem, resided Enfield, CT.

  6. Isaac Pease, b. November 30, 1671 Salem, m. Elizabeth Thomas April 20, 1697, d. 1745 Peabody, MA. Children

  7. Bethia Pease, b. June 18, 1673 Salem

  8. Nathaniel Pease, b. 28 Dec 1677 Salem, Essex Co., MA, m. Elizabeth Ashley 20 Oct 1701, d. abt. 1737. Children

     MARY PEASE b. 15 Dec 1666, Salem, Essex Co., Ma., m. 16 Jul 1686 in Salem to ELECTIOUS REYNOLDS


  1. The American Genealogist (Three Mary Peases of Salem, Massachusetts by Ian Watson),

  2. Vol. 70, No. 4, 1995

  3. A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of John Pease, Senr., Last of

  4. Enfield, Conn., Rev. David Pease, 1869

  5. The Pease Family History, Philip J. Rice, 1982

  6. The Salem Witchcraft Papers

  7. Vital Records of Manchester, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (1903)

  8. Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (1924)

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