Tag Archives: Staffordshire

George Booth

George Booth – results from a day of research. Sarah Vernon, a granddaughter of one of my Pye family, married George Booth in 1899 in Staffordshire.  George was born about 1877. Wanting to know who George’s parents were I checked … 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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Mary Jane Kirk – The girls that were left behind.

Mary Jane Kirk  – the girls that were left behind. Ada Pye, whom I wrote about in the previous article, was the daughter of Mary Jane Pye née Kirk. My first assumption when I saw the 1861 and 1871 census … 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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Maids in Service

Maids in Service After re-watching the first three series of “Downton Abbey” again I was prompted to take a closer look at the English census records that I had collated on the English Pye relations. I knew that the majority … 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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