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Interested in family history research.

A slubber at the Rawdon woollen mill.

When Emma Pye married Abraham Hargreaves in 1870 in Yorkshire, Abraham’s occupation was given as “Slubber”. ” What on earth does a slubber do?” Thought I. I discovered Abraham worked at the woollen mill in Rawdon, Yorkshire and that a … Continue reading

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POW Limburg, Germany. Charles Burns.

As many of the Army records for World War One were destroyed during the London bombing of the second World War, it was great to discover that the newspaper, Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Gazette featured full page spreads during … Continue reading

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Copying information from this blog.

I have just visited the convictrecords.com.au website and noticed that someone has made a contribution to the website (for John Pye of The Lady Kennaway) that is directly copied from my article on John Pye in this Blog and from … Continue reading

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Nickson family

I have just discovered that Baron Nickson KBE is a sixth cousin once removed. He only ascended to the peerage in 1994. Our common ancestor is Joseph Pye who married Catherine Reynolds in 1703 at Seighford, Staffordshire. Their daughter Mary … 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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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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Who are Joseph Pye’s parents?

Who are Joseph Pye’s parents? It was easy to trace back to my great, great grandfather, Thomas Pye, who was the ancestor that came to Australia in 1837.  His very informative death certificate showed that Thomas was born in Staffordshire, … Continue reading

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