Tag Archives: Ancestor

Signatures – a sign of some literacy.

Signatures – a sign of literacy. Having become accustomed to seeing ‘X her mark or X his mark’ on marriage certificates I was surprised that to note that all, but one, of my director male Pye ancestors back to the … 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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Ada Pye – A mystery

Ada Pye – A Mystery. How do you find information about a person for whom there is no entry in the Civil Registration Indexes (neither birth nor death record) and for whom there is no recorded baptism or burial? That … 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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Sr Mary David Barker

On the birth certificate of my mother’s aunt, she is named Margaret Bridget Catherine Barker after her three Devereux aunts, however, she was known as Mary Barker; ‘Mary’ was her mother’s name. Mary had one sister, my mother’s mother, and … Continue reading

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Discoveries about Thomas Pye

It seems that when I find new information that, instead answering the initial questions, I am left with a whole new bunch of questions. This Blog has led me to meeting Patsy, who very kindly showed me how to research … Continue reading

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