Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pioneer women – Mary Sampson

Pioneer women – Mary Sampson. The first of the pioneer women in my direct ancestry I wish to write about is Mary Sampson (Mrs Thomas Pye), my great, great grandmother. Mary Sampson was born about 1818 in Country Tipperary, Ireland, … Continue reading

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Killed, injured and accidents

When I first thought that I would write this article I was unaware of how many persons from the various branches of my large family tree had met with accidents resulting in injuries or death until my sister and I … Continue reading

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Roman Catholick or inclined to that Religion.

Following on with the theme of the enmity between Protestants and Roman Catholics here is a story about a Robert Pye from my own tree with equally strong Protestant leanings as Sir Robert Pye of the Mynde. This Robert Pye, … Continue reading

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A barbarous assault on Sir Robert Pye, esquire, 1680

The following is an interesting case of how a struggle over religious beliefs can distort facts; then through the media enter into folk lore.  Such is the case of Sir Robert Pye Esquire of the ‘Mynde’ in Herefordshire, the second … Continue reading

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