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Re: Henry Pike/Pyke Horsham
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 13 December 18 00:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi, My source for Mary Huntly is her marriage to Joseph Pyke at Horsham, Sussex, Eng.
26 Dec 1826.  This is on Ancestry and gives their source as England Select Marriages 1538 - 1973 FHL film No. 1041543 Item 3 P116.    Also on Ancestry is her baptism as Mary Huntley bap 23 April 1806  parents John and Mary.   I am always open to any other ideas that may prove her to be another Mary.
Do you have proof of the Mary Ann Overy being the right one?
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Henry Pike/Pyke Horsham
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 13 December 18 00:44 GMT (UK) »
Hmm the marriage place does make your more likely.  Mine was is Surrey which is why I questioned it.
Henry was sentence to death, but as with many I guess he was transported instead.  My real connection is very minor as I said I am a relative of Daniel Rapley.  Famous for the Shipley/Rapley Gang.

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Re: Henry Pike/Pyke Horsham
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 13 December 18 04:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rappers,
Yes, there is a letter "R" on Joseph's convict indent & back in the 80's when I copied it at the Hobart Archives, I asked the lady at the counter what the "R" meant. She said I was very lucky to be standing there, as it meant "Reprieved from death".
I had never associated Daniel Rapley with the "Gang".   I still do not know what became of Mary after being refused permission to be married. 
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Henry Pike/Pyke Horsham
« Reply #12 on: Friday 14 December 18 10:14 GMT (UK) »
Bob,

Daniel is the son of James Rapley, who was also convicted as the leader of the Shipley/Rapley Gang, but hung himself in Goal.   James was was my Great-Uncle of Husband of Aunt of Husband of 2nd Cousin 4x removed, so very distant  :-)



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Re: Henry Pike/Pyke Horsham
« Reply #13 on: Friday 14 December 18 11:26 GMT (UK) »
It's interesting that the Rapley's were active in the Horsham, Sussex, district which is where Joseph Pyke married Mary.   She may have known the Rapleys back in England ?   Although she was only 12 when Daniel arrived in NSW and she arrived NSW in 1828, 10 years after Daniel.       A small world even then. ???

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Re: Henry Pike/Pyke Horsham
« Reply #14 on: Friday 14 December 18 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Yes small world.

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