There is a George Pye in a distant branch of my Pye tree who married Emily Patience Lawton in 1897. No father’s name was listed for Emily and therefore I assumed that she was illegitimate. 404 more words
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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 17th century could at the very least sign their names. 372 more words
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 Charles Pye who was awarded the Victoria Cross and not Charles Colquhoun Pye. 445 more words