Tag Archives: Thomas Alexander Browne

Pioneer women – Mary Sampson

Pioneer women – Mary Sampson. The first of the pioneer women in my direct ancestry I wish to write about is Mary Sampson (Mrs Thomas Pye), my great, great grandmother. Mary Sampson was born about 1818 in Country Tipperary, Ireland, … 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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The ancestor I wish I had met.

The Ancestor I wish I had Met. The ancestor I wish I had met is my great, great grandfather, Thomas Pye. I grew up on a farm that was a small portion of novelist Thomas Alexander Browne’s 32,000 acre property, … Continue reading

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