John Pease

ID# 960, (1607-)
6th great-grandfather of June Hall
Ancestors of June Hall West
     John Pease was born in 1607 in Great Baddow, Essex, England. He was the son of Robert Pease and Margaret King. He was christened on 20 November 1608 in Great Baddow.1 He married first Lucy Weston, daughter of Francis Weston and Margaret (--?--), about 1629. He married second Mary Browning, daughter of Malachi Browning and Mary Collier, in 1647 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts.2 He died sometime between September 1677 and June 3, 1689, when his widow disposed of her interests in his estate. She remarried in Portsmouth, NH, where he may have died.

This man lived a troubled life. Emigrating to Salem at the age of 27, he married into the Weston family, which was embroiled with the local authorities over theology. His father in law, Frances Weston, was banished and later died in prison for his heretical teachings. His mother in law went mad and his wife, faced with arrest, was forced to recant shortly before she died. In 1644, the year his father-in-law was banished, his mother and brother died and John Pease sold his property in Salem and 'fled' to Martha's Vineyard, becoming one of the original settlers. There he remarried and peaceably raised a second family until he joined in the rebellion against the autocratic rule of Governor Mayhew in 1673. In the wake of reprisals by the Governor following his reestablishment of authority, John Pease left Martha's Vineyard for the mainland, probably for Portsmouth, NH, although it is not known for sure when or where he died.1,2

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Last Edited=9 Sep 2011

Child of John Pease and Mary Browning


  1. [S33] The Pease Family, online (…).
  2. [S31] The Wall Family Website, online (