Richard Bart's History of the Pease Family
In March of 1999, Mr. Richard Bart wrote me that he had finished his 1000 page book
on the Pease family and was in the process of finding either a printer or a copier.
On April 17, 1999 he wrote me that the book, as well as a disk containing his Family
Tree Maker database, was ready for ordering, available from the printer April 30th.
By January 15, 2000 the book was sold out. About his book Mr. Bart
My book starts off with an introductory
chapter, which has small genealogies of my family, my wifes family, and my
brother in laws paternal family. He is maternally descended from Robert Pease.
The next chapter is a glossary of terms, places and events which will be encountered
in the main body of the book. I follow the Pease family from four generations in
England, through 10 generations in America. The American generations start with
Robert and John Pease and their descendants. Each chapter is a generation. I do
not use the "clan" approach as did pervious authors. I have an extensive
chapter on "unattached" Pease individuals who I could not link to the
main family. My bibliography is 16 pages, and it is followed by an all name alphabetical
index. One unique feature of the index, is that in addition to the individual listings,
married couples are listed together, such as Robert and Mary Pease. I do not follow
the children of Pease women who marry unless the children remarry into the Pease
family. There are no footnotes cluttering up the main body of the book. All material
presented was taken from sources listed in the bibliography.
The database disk is a file on the Pease family using Family
Tree Maker Version 3.4 for Windows. It is the .FBC file. Anyone purchasing
this disk must have FTM version 3.4 or higher installed on their computer. Anyone
purchasing the disk must send me a signed and dated letter stating they will only
use the data base for personal reasons, and on their honor, will not sell or give
copies to anyone else.
Rick is not planning to reprint the book at this time, January, 2000, but he is
working on a second book and will continue to make copies of the disk.
If you are interested in contacting Mr. Bart, you can email him, or write:
Richard Bart, 126 Partridge Circle, Taunton, MA 02780-7258
March, 2015: a good deal of his compilaton is available online at the Duke's County Genealogy site.
Rick's Compilation online
Another interesting source for the Pease surname was sent to me by an American Blackfoot
Indian. He wrote:
My family is Blackfoot [American] Indian. We acquired the last name Pease only 3
generations ago. My maternal grandfather, William, was a child and did not yet have
a last name, only his tribal name (which I do not know).He and his family were living
in Bremerton, Washington, part of which would later become a reservation. The story
is a little fuzzy as it was told to me, but apparently, some British settlers came
through to claim the land and decided that the people there should be identifiable
by last name and assigned them one, Pease, for the crop that was currently growing.
Many of my extended family members still live in and around Bremerton, Washington.
Other sources were used in my line. Those sources are indicated on the register
Watson, Ian, "Three Mary
Peases of Salem, Massachusetts" The Wives of Nathaniel Carrell, Hugh
Pasco, and Electious/Alexius Reynolds
(The American Genealogist, Vol.
70, No. 4, October 1995, p.p. 205-208)
||This article clears up some confusions which have been passed down through previous
genealogies. Thanks to Scott Ives for sending me a copy of this article.
|Dukes County Intelligencer: Various articles on Martha's Vineyard Peases are
listed in the index to the Intelligencer on page 40 and 41, including the
diary of J. Pease written between 1819 and 1857 which was published in the Intelligencer
over a number of years.
||The Intelligencer is the journal of the Dukes County Historical Society, Box 827,
Edgartown, MA, 02539, 508-627-4441
Pease, Elaine K., "Goody Pease of Salem Town,"
(The Essex Genealogist,
August, 1984 (vol. 4, no. 3), pp. 126-135.)
|A definitive study of Sarah Pease's
year long incarceration as an accused witch of Salem in 1692. See the separate page
on this article on this website: Sarah Pease - Accused Salem
Witch - 1692
With respect to the early Pease generations, I'm sure that there are more articles.
Hopefully they will be added to this space with contributions by people and if I
ever get a chance to go through the PERSI volumes in detail.
Thanks to Julie Pease Galipeau, the Essex Wills of the 16th century which contain
the surname Pease have been added to these pages. Under construction at this point,
the page include entries from Volumes I and III of F.G. Emmison's publications of
abstracts of Essex Wills. The are both entertaining and informative.
|Pease, Frederick S. An Account of the Descendants of John Pease, Who Landed at Martha's
Vineyard in the Year 1632 [sic], (Albany, 1847), which was followed by his "The
Pease Family" in the NEHGR Volume 3 (1849). The latter is available in Family
Tree Maker's CD-Rom Family Archives #179, Connecticut Genealogies #1, 1600s - 1800s)
||As the title indicates, the early history of the Pease brothers in America is weak
and confuses John Pease of Martha's Vineyard with his nephew John. This work has
been supplanted by later work.
|Pease, David, 1783-?
A genealogical and historical record of the descendants of John Pease, Sen.
FORMAT: xxiv, 401, 96 p. ; ill.
NOTES: Reprint : originally published : Springfield, MA : Samuel Bowles & Company,
Issued with reprint of Pease, A. S. The early history of the Pease families in America.
Springfield, Mass., 1869.
|These two books, both published in 1869, have been bound together and reprinted
several times. In the 1980's Philip Rice had 300+ copies reprinted in South Bend,
Indiana (Manor Publishing Co.) and sold all the copies. It is available in many
genealogy libraries in some reprint or other, and the first part, by the Rev. David
Pease, has recently been put online by Family Tree Maker in their GenLibrary. You will need to subscribe to obtain
images of the book.
Mr. Rice used these books extensively in compiling his book on the Pease family,
adding to it and making corrections. There is a good deal of discussion of the relationship
of the brothers Robert and John, immigrants in 1634 and whether it was John who
settled in Martha's Vineyard or not. Banks' later study should read concerning this
(2000): The following books were gleaned from connections to WorldCat and the Wisconsin
State Historical Society Library online catalog with a search of "Pease Family."
WorldCat turned up 86 hits, many of them interesting, but not all of them
relevant. Some of these may be of interest to researchers. I do not have any of
these books, nor have I examined them. They may be difficult to obtain, but check
with the librarian at your local library for interlibrary loan.
Adams, Albert Stirling.
The Pease family in southern New Jersey : in Monmouth, Camden and Gloucester counties,
with extension from there around the United States / by Albert Stirling Adams. --
1st revision. -- Pitman,
N.J. : A.S. Adams, 1989.
FORMAT 269 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Debby Camp provides this information
about this book:
David Pease (b. 21 May 1698)
son of Jonathan Pease 1668/9-1721) is listed as the
NJ progenitor with a number of surnames well indexed in 56 pages including
WILLIAMS, CHEWS, TOMBLESON/TOMLINSON, YOUNG, CHEESMAN and COLLINS
|Duty, Allene Beaumont, 1912-
The ancestors and descendants of the Honorable Calvin Pease and Laura Grant Risley
Pease, his wife, of Suffield, CT., Rutland, VT., and Warren, OH. / by Allene Beaumont
Duty. -- 1st ed. --
Cleveland : Duty, 1979.
FORMAT vi, 230 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
NOTES Includes index.
|Peace, Richard Raymond, 1901-
The descendants of Silas Peace, 1775 to 1968, including the following families related
to the Peace family either by blood or by marriage: Johnson, Burton, Hedgecock,
Payne, Newton, English, Swaim, Pope, McKaughan / by Richard Raymond Peace, Sr. ;
revised by Barbara-Anne Steegmuller Johnson. -- [rev. ed.] Greensboro,N.C.
: Arnold Copy Centers, 1978.
FORMAT xii, 318 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
NOTES Includes index.
The Pease family of Mercer County, Illinois / by Edith Pease. --Decorah, Iowa :
Anundsen Pub. Co., c1994
FORMAT 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
NOTES Includes index
Pease, Richards Kenneth, 1915-
Some descendants of Robert Pease and allied families
[Chesterfield, Mo.] : PUBLISHER: R.K. & S.A. Pease, 1997
FORMAT: 133 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
NOTES: Cover title.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-115) and index.
---- The authors have checked in at this website and are listed on the cousins page.
He writes about the book: "The first twenty-seven pages of our book are devoted
to our Pease line; from Robert Pease of Salem, MA-the immigrant. We stated that
the compilation was primarily concerned with the descendants of IsaacPease  born
in Enfield, CT., and his wife Amy French. Eight allied lines are from New England;
Blackman, Britton, Eliot, Penniman, Robinson, Walker, Williams, and Young."
See the authors, Richards K. Pease and his sister Shirley Ann Pease, listing on the cousins page.
|Pease, Verne Seth, 1856-
The family of Pease in America : continuation of the printed
history from the Pease record to the birth of Robert Nixon Pease, September 29,
1907 / prepared by Verne Seth Pease and addressed to his infant son, Robert Nixon
Pease. - [Boscobel? Wis. : s.n., 1908]
FORMAT  p. ; 23 cm.
|Root, Anna R. (Anna Robertson)
[United States] : A.R. Root, 1991
FORMAT: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
NOTES: "December 1991."
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|Stearns, Peter Pindar.
Our family : genealogy & memoirs of one branch of the Stearns, Pease, Lamar
& Friend families, including the MacKenna & Middleton lines / compiled by
Peter Pindar Stearns. -- 2nd ed.,corr. and enl. -- Baltimore : Gateway Press, 1994.
FORMAT viii, 79 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
NOTES Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Stearns, George Chapin
A family memorial, containing the history and genealogical records of branches of
the Stearns, Chapin, Reynolds, Parsons and Pease families, originating in New England.
Buffalo, N.Y., 1891. 68 p.
--- William Pease reports that he located this in the Buffalo and Erie County Public
Library in Buffalo (July, 1998) There is no doubt a connection to the Peter Stearns
book above, perhaps a first edition or a work continued by a relative.
|Teagarden, Earl H. (Earl Hicks), 1895-
A partial record of the Pease-Pees families / prepared by Earl H.Teagarden. -- Manhattan,
Kan. : Teagarden, 1979.
188 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm.
NOTES Supplementary to the book compiled by John W. Anthony in 1931.Includes indexes
|Cox, Louis Sherburne, 1874-
A New Hampshire branch of the Pease family, being the results of a search for the
ancestors of Patty Pease who married John Pickering of Barnstead, New Hampshire.
No imprint, 1947. 2 microcards.
---- William Pease reports that he located this in the Buffalo and Erie County Library
in Buffalo.(July, 1998)
I would be remiss in not including this tract on the English Branch of the Pease
family. As stated elsewhere on these pages, the connection between the English and
American branch of the Pease family is not documented, there is very strong evidence
that they could be connected sometime in 15th century with a family in or around
Great Baddow. The story of a branch of the family which left Great Baddow in the
late 1500's to Darlington by the late 1700's by way of Fishlake is fascinating.
This book is not genealogy, it is history: