Tag Archives: Ancestry

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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10 children deceased.

The 1911 English census states the number of children a couple had, how many living and how many deceased. One such record I saw stated the couple had 14 children, with 4 still living and ten were deceased. I can’t … Continue reading

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Some statistics

Throughout my research I have noticed that in some branches the Pye name has ended, especially in the English branches of the family tree, therefore I decided to compare the descendants of my great, great, great grandfather, Joseph Pye, with … Continue reading

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Emily Patience

There is a George Pye in a distant branch of my Pye tree who married Emily Patience Lawton in 1897.  No father’s name was listed for Emily and therefore I assumed that she was illegitimate. I had not found a … Continue reading

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Shot between the eyes

“Shot between the eyes” My sister had just downloaded the death certificate for Patrick Gleeson and saw that this individual, who she knew had four daughters also had a 14 year old son, named Patrick Francis Gleeson.   She said … Continue reading

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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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