Author Archives: BeesKnees2013

About BeesKnees2013

Interested in family history research.

Dream Big

They say to dream big, And I did Of my ultimate fantasy pies. Apple and berry, It made my mouth merry. Veggie and chicken, My heart did quicken. Mushroom, herb and meat, That I couldn’t wait to eat. And you … Continue reading

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A Medley of Poetry

The Jogger He was a part-time Jogger A lonely footpath slogger Just for a lark He headed to Olympic Park To make his mark.   There was no-one to race So he sets an easy pace He does one circuit … Continue reading

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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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