Tag Archives: Staffordshire

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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Convicts in the family

Three Pye brothers, Thomas, John and James, all had convictions recorded against them.  They were the sons of Agricultural labourer, Joseph Pye of Rickerscote, Staffordshire and it can be imaged that poverty was an ever present threat to the brothers … Continue reading

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