Tag Archives: Family history

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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Researching

So I’ve been busy researching and tidying up my records and had not checked my Blog stats for a couple of weeks.  Therefore I was surprised to see 96 views for yesterday.  Wow someone was interested in what I had … 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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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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