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Descendents of Thomas Piercy (ca 1760 - unknown)
and Elizabeth Unknown (unknown)

Generation 4
19. John Piercy. Son of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt. Born 19 Oct 1840 in Harvey, NB. Died 19 Sep 1917 in Courtenay, B.C. Buried in Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A.
From BC Vital Statistics: died 19 Sep 1917, age 76, at Courtenay, BC.

From Headquarters, 3 Jan 1866: "Married 29th ult., by Rev. Dr. Brooke, John Piercy and Miss Mary Anne Atchison, both of Manners Sutton, York Co."

When living in the Manners Sutton area of Harvey, John Piercy was the founder of a store which did business in groceries, dry goods and general supplies. When John and family moved to British Columbia around 1875, the store was sold, and later became known as G. Wesley Coburn and Sons

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1917:
Death Claims One of District's Pioneers
Another of the pioneers of Comox Valley passed away last night in the person of Mr John Piercy. The late Mr Piercy was born in New Brunswick on October 14th, 1840, and was therefore 76 years and 11 months of age. He came to Comox with his family in 1875. He leaves to mourn his loss a widow and family as follows: Mrs N. McFadyen of Cumberland, Matthew H. Piercy, Mrs A. T. Graham, Andrew Piercy, Bert Piercy, all of whom reside in Comox; Mrs N. .........(illegible); Mrs E. Cary, Vancouver; two sisters living in New Brunswick and one sister living in Comox, Mrs W. Grieve. He was brother of the late Thomas Piercy of Denman Island, Matthew Piercy, S. J. Piercy and Walter Piercy. There are twenty grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral arrangements are in hand and will be found on cards to be posted up today.

Notes from, "Piercy - A Family Tree, 1814-1979":
"They lived in and around the Comox area before moving to Millards Beach where the family built a log house close to the top side of the lower side of the present Island Highway. After a few years this home burned down and another house was built on the top side of the highway. Many years later this house burned down and a third house was built where they lived until they passed away. Later the Tyee Pole Co. bought the house and had it moved to the pole yard on Fraser Road where it now stands."

Gravestone in Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A, 434:
PIERCY / In Loving Memory of / John PIERCY / Oct 19, 1840, Sept 19, 1917 / "He giveth his beloved sleep".

He married Mary Ann Atcheson, daughter of Andrew Atcheson & Margery Robison, 29 Dec 1865 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Born 1844 in Harvey. Christen 27 Oct 1844 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 23 Dec 1926 in Vancouver. Buried in Sandwick Cemetery, BC.

Copied from newspaper obituary, c.1926:
Mrs John Piercy Has Passed Away. Fifty-One Years In District.
The news of Mrs John Piercy's death in Vancouver on Christmas Eve will be regretted by the wide circle of her friends here and in the district. Coming here from New Brunswick 51 years ago via San Francisco, Mr and Mrs John Piercy occupied several farms in the Comox valley before finally settling down on their homestead near Millard's Creek. Here they lived for about forty years until Mr John Piercy's death nine years ago. Mrs Piercy continued to reside on the old homestead until four months ago when she went to live with relatives in Vancouver. She was in her 83rd year at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her loss, four daughters, three sons, twenty-five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs M. McFadyen of Cumberland, Mrs T. A. Graham of Courtenay and Mrs T. A. Henderson and Mrs Cary of Vancouver; the sons, Messrs. M. H. and A. Piercy of Courtenay, and Mr B. Piercy of Alberta. The late Mrs Piercy had one surviving sister in the person of Mrs McCullough at the old home in New Brunswick.

The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. George's United Church, Courtenay, the Rev. W. A. Alexander officiating. The pallbearers were Messrs. Harry Piercy, E. Embleton, John Grieve, B. Grieve, W. Swan and L. R. Cliffe. The procession took its way from the church to the Sandwick cemetery, where interment was made.

They had the following children:
127 i. Margery Piercy
128 ii. Matthew Henderson Piercy
129 iii. Agnes Ella Piercy
130 iv. Andrew Piercy
131 v. Jane "Victoria" Piercy
132 vi. William Thomas Piercy
133 vii. Joseph Berkley "Bert" Piercy
134 viii. Elizabeth Dorothy Piercy
135 ix. Ida Catherine Piercy


Entry last updated: 10 Oct 2008
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