(i) Edward Pierce of Prior St, Ruthin, co. Denbigh
(ii) Edware Pierce of Prior St, Ruthin, father of (i)
(iii) James Maurice of Well St, Ruthin, John Williams of Well St and Walter Davies of Castle St, Ruthin, managers of Ruthin British School
(iv) Joseph David Jones, master of Ruthin British School.
Apprenticeship of (i) as pupil teacher for (iv) at Ruthin British School for 5 years