Arthur Pyne (c. 1747 – 1839) was the owner of the lovely house at Ballyvolane, outside Cork in Ireland. In 1794, he married Mary Masters of Castle Masters (aka Carrignacurra) near Inchigeela, Cork, Ireland. They had eleven children (that I’m aware of!) and at least 32 grandchildren. What is most interesting to me, is the number of those grandchildren who immigrated to New Zealand – I’m up to 11 so far.
So this post is an attempt to round up the NZ descendants of Arthur and Mary. All of whom are my cousins. So if you are descended from any of the grandchildren listed below, please comment below and let me know. I have a few already, but there are bound to be more!
I’ve added a Facebook Group to allow descendants to post things of interest to all. It’s a “secret” group (for privacy) so you have to get in touch with me to join.
And thanks to cousin George for letting us scan the family photos!
Children of Sarah Pyne and Denis O’Callaghan
(I’m putting them first because they got to NZ first and I’m descended from this branch!)
Arthur Pyne O’Callaghan (1837-1930) m. (1) Dorothea Louisa Pyne (1846-1874) – see below (2) Florence Hindmarsh (c.1857-1953)
Denis O’Callaghan (1838-1920) m. Martha Jane Philpott (1852-1932)
Jasper Pyne O’Callaghan (1839-1895) m. Winifred Alice Baker (1853-1932)
Thomas Robert O’Callaghan (1842-1874) m. Anna Tubman (?-1874) (I don’t believe they had any children?)
Elizabeth Pyne O’Callaghan (1836-1908) m. John Charles Revell (1837-1906)
Emily Christiana O’Callaghan (1846-1920) m. William Horton Revell (1829-1893)
This photo is enigmatically described as E. O’Callaghan – so it’s either Elizabeth or Emily!
Children of William Masters Pyne and Marian Pyne Maxfield
Arthur John Pyne (1843-1909) m. Caroline Maud Kingshott (1853-1874)
William Baynham Pyne (1845-1894) m. Agnes Walker Smith (?-1891)
Dorothea Louisa Pyne (1846-1874) m. (as his first wife – see above) Arthur Pyne O’Callaghan (1837-1930)
Charles Frank Pyne (1849-1885) m. Caroline Chisholme Smith (c.1855-1885) – sister of Agnes above
William and Agnes and Charles and Caroline are the parents of my ‘Lost Pyne Children‘ – a photo taken in Christchurch currently in the possession of the family in Ireland.
Children of William Masters Pyne and Anne Tamplin
Francis William Pyne (1864-1926) m. Berthan Faith Picken
(I think this is Francis William – the others in my tree are too old or were born in NZ)
So if any these are your ancestors, please leave a comment. I am angling for a reunion. There was one of the descendants of Arthur Pyne O’Callaghan before I was born, so it must be time for another!