Author Archives: BeesKnees2013

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Interested in family history research.

Mary Leddin

Mary Leddin was a daughter of Patrick Leddin and Margaret Gleeson of Ballincaroona, Hospital parish, Limerick county.  Mary Leddin of Ballincaroona married in 1831 to John Kiely of Ballycahill, Hospital, the witnesses to the marriage were Patrick Leddin of Ballincaroona, … Continue reading

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Pye family tree

Thomas Pye and Margaret his wife, were the parents of a large family.  They lived at Alstone in the parish of Haughton, Staffordshire. John Pye was their eldest son.  John and his wife Joane had seven children.  John and Joane … Continue reading

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Tapestry of my Life

Tapestry of my life. I have researched the tapestry of my family tree, Discovering all its hues and colours. The earthy tones of farmers, labourers and servants, The muddy shades of the rogues and thieves. The splash of patriotism when … Continue reading

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The Green Petticoat

My ancestor Thomas Pye of Haughton married Elizabeth Russell in 1608.  When Elizabeth’s widowed sister, Mary Alsop died in 1634 she did not have much, but she bequeathed to her brother Thomas Russell, sister Jane, niece and nephew Frances and … Continue reading

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Stepfathers – and how they can affect your research.

Stepfathers – and how they can affect your research. I have discovered that where there is a blended family or an illegitimate child within a family; the fact that the individual I am researching has a stepfather can influence the … Continue reading

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A Tribute.

Today is the second blog-anniversary of my Blog. A tribute. I have called to mind the number of monuments that I have contributed to in order to honour my ancestors. There have been two immigration walls:  one at Harvey Bay, … Continue reading

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The real ‘Joe Burge’ of Old Melbourne Memories

The real ‘Joe Burge’ of ‘Old Melbourne Memories’. ‘C’ was reading a centenary book in which was written the following, “at Squattlesea Mere, near Dunmore, Joe Burge, an Irish servant of squatter Thomas Browne, had built a sod hut ‘as … Continue reading

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