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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 Green Petticoat

My ancestor Thomas Pye of Haughton married Elizabeth Russell in 1608.  When Elizabeth’s widowed sister, Mary Alsop died in 1634 she did not have much, but she bequeathed to her brother Thomas Russell, sister Jane, niece and nephew Frances and … 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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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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Roman Catholick or inclined to that Religion.

Following on with the theme of the enmity between Protestants and Roman Catholics here is a story about a Robert Pye from my own tree with equally strong Protestant leanings as Sir Robert Pye of the Mynde. This Robert Pye, … Continue reading

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A barbarous assault on Sir Robert Pye, esquire, 1680

The following is an interesting case of how a struggle over religious beliefs can distort facts; then through the media enter into folk lore.  Such is the case of Sir Robert Pye Esquire of the ‘Mynde’ in Herefordshire, the second … Continue reading

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