Monthly Archives: June 2013

King Charles II and the Penderel brothers.

One of the most interesting discoveries found whilst my sister “C” was researching material for her booklet, “Sinnott Scions, Snippets and Stories” is that of the connection to the story of King Charles II hiding in the “Royal Oak” and … Continue reading

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Captain Charles Pye VC

I remember being surprised when my father stated that Captain Pye, as well as fighting in India during the mutiny, had also fought in the Maori Wars in New Zealand.  I recall thinking that was this possible that Captain Pye … Continue reading

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Joseph and Mary Curtin

Joseph Curtin was my great, great grandmother’s brother and Mary Curtin was his wife. The following are some newspaper articles relating to them. South Australian Register – Thursday 16 September 1897 A Widow Missing.— The Port police had exercised concern … Continue reading

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The curious case of Peter Wiseman’s dumbness.

Peter Wiseman was my great grandmother, Mary Ann Pye nee Wiseman’s, half-brother.  Peter Wiseman was a bootmaker and married Catherine Keating. The following newspaper articles report two unusual incidents where Peter was struck dumb.  One reporter was uncharitable enough to … Continue reading

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