Category Archives: Stories

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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Humfrey Pye – Scrivener

Humfrey Pye – Scrivener Humfrey Pye was a cousin of my 7 x great grandfather and an elder son of William Pye, and his wife Margery, of Haughton, Staffordshire, England. In the Will of Margery Pye it refers to Margery’s … Continue reading

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Captain Charles Pye VC and Charles Colquhoun Pye

I have spent decades now advising numerous organisations that their military records are incorrect – that there were two Charles Pye’s from Staffordshire, England, who were enlisted in the British Army during a similar time period and that it was … 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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Pioneer women – Ellen O’Connor

Pioneer women – Ellen O’Connor (Mrs Thomas O’Connor). Ellen O’Connor is the eighth and final of my great grandmother’s to feature in my series ‘pioneer women’.  I do not know any personal details about the life of Ellen O’Connor, but … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Jane Roche

Pioneer women – Jane Roche (Mrs Thomas Sinnott) Jane Roche, the daughter of William Roche and Mary Brennan, was born in County Wexford, Ireland.  She married Thomas Sinnott in the early 1830s and they had three children, Bridget, Patrick and … Continue reading

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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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