Tag Archives: Thomas Pye

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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The Brandricks of Staffordshire

The Brandricks of Staffordshire Frances Pye, a younger daughter of John and Anne Pye, was baptised on 1 January, 1648 in Haughton, Staffordshire.  She had four brothers and three sisters.  The Pye family moved from Haughton to Bromleyhurst in the … 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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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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Richard Corbett

Richard Corbett Richard Corbett was the man with whom my great, great grandfather was convicted of housebreaking.  The pair received a Life sentence by being transported to Australia, arriving in May 1837. The Stafford Advertiser ran the following notice. “Worcester … 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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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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