Elizabeth (—?—) (Pers)1

b. circa 1588, d. 12 March 1666/67

7th great-grandmother of Louise Underwood.
9th great-grandmother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Louise Underwood
     Elizabeth was born circa 1588 (age about 79 at her death in 1667).1 She married John Pers in England.1 She died on 12 March 1666/67 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
     Elizabeth and John Pers of Norwich, Norfolk, England, immigrated to this country in 1637, bringing with them four children, John, Barbre, Elizabeth and Judith. They came to New England in either the John and Dorethey of Norwich, or the Rose of Yarmouth. Mr. William Andrews, Sen., was master of the former, and his son, William Jr., of the latter vessel. Both ships sailed from Ipswich and arrived in Boston 8 June 1637. The four children who did not accompany their parents in 1637 were probably the oldest of the family, and had apparently emigrated at an earlier date.
April the 8th 1637. The examinaetion of John Pers of Nowch in Noff [Norwich in Norfolk] weavear ageed 49 yeares and Elizabeth his wife aged 36 yeares with 4 children John Barbre Elizabeth and Judeth and one sarvant John Gedney aged 19 yeares are desirous to passe to Boston in New England to inhabitt.1
Note that Elizabeth's age given here is surely incorrect as she had a son born in 1609. Furthermore, she was said to be about 79 at the time of her death.

     Elizabeth was mentioned in her husband John Pers's will dated 4 March 1657/58 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She was named sole executrix and was the principle heir.2 Click to view image

Children of Elizabeth (—?—) (Pers) and John Pers


  1. [S1060] Frederick Clifton Peirce, Peirce genealogy : being the record of the posterity of John Pers, an early inhabitant of Watertown, in New England, who came from Norwich, Norfolk County, England : with notes on the history of other families of Peirce, Pierce, Pearce, etc. (Worcester, Massachusetts: C. Hamilton, 1880), 18.
  2. [S1060] Frederick Clifton Peirce, Peirce Family, 19.