Second Generation

2. Edward2 Pearson (Lawrence1) birth date unknown. Edward died 1698.

He married Sarah Burgis.

William Penn, realizing the disaster to the first Virginia Colony of Clerk men, insisted that those going to his colony in Pennsylvania become proficient in manual trades. Accordingly, Edward became a mason and his brother Thomas became a blacksmith. Thomas came on the "Welcome" with Penn on October 27, 1682. Five years later, Edward, with his wife, Sarah Burgis Pearson, came in 1687 with their children. Edward became a successful builder in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Edward Pearson and Sarah Burgis had the following children:

child 6 i. Mary3 Pearson was born in ENGLAND May 27, 1673.

child 7 ii. Deborah Pearson was born in ENGLAND August 25, 1675.

child 8 iii. Lawrence Pearson was born in ENGLAND July 1677. Lawrence registered to pay taxes January 14, 1722.(1) Bucks County Tax Roll for Buckingham Township:

NAME POUNDS SHILLINGS PENSE Enoch Pearson 30 6 3 Lawrence Pearson 10 2 1

child 9 iv. Sarah Pearson was born in ENGLAND August 27, 1680.

child + 10 v. Enoch Pearson was born January 27, 1683.

child 11 vi. Phoebe Pearson was born in ENGLAND April 25, 1685.

child 12 vii. Martha Pearson was born in PA December 8, 1687.

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