Links to other Pavey Sites
You’ve probably arrived here from our own Pavey Family History pages. If not, you can follow this link to reach them.
As well as our own Pavey family, I've collated a certain amount of information about other Paveys, especially in the south-west of England. You can find their details here.
Most Pavey family-history sites seem to be based in the United States, and to refer more or less exclusively to Paveys on that side of the pond. I know of a dozen or so individual researchers exploring Paveys, some of whom appear to be distant relations of ours (which is likely to be the case with anyone descended from the Paveys of Yarcombe); not many of them have posted anything on the web yet, an exception being Alf Fantham – though he has only a small amount to offer at present. SurnameWeb and other general sites (see below) probably have more to offer.
Our Paveys originated in south Dorset; and Charmouth has a local history society called The Pavey Group, named after local chronicler Reginald Pavey, who died in 1973.
A branch of our family has started calling itself “du Pavey”, which is very impressive (and probably derives spuriously from the memory that one of our Pavey ancestors had a mother-in-law surnamed “Dew”, which in turn meant that he named one of his children “Charles Dew Pavey”). A year or two ago Lawrence du Pavey posted a page on the web outlining his plans to fly from London to Cape Town on (under?) a paramotor; the page is still there, but what became of Lawrence is not clear.
An interesting historical curiosity is the fact that in 1602 the poet and dramatist Ben Jonson wrote a poem, “The Ballad of Salomon Pavey”, about an Elizabethan child-actor of that name who died aged just thirteen. A few years ago it formed the basis of a musical production.
Needless to say, plenty of Paveys have their own web-pages posted on the web. All human life is there, as a few samples show:
Martin Pavey is a steam-buff (railway and traction-engines), and offers a helpful tip for discovering the meaning of life. Graham Pavey is a garden-designer in Bedfordshire. Kate Pavey thought it would be a good idea to give us all a contraction-by-contraction account of her recent labour.
As you might expect, American Paveys do it differently: just how differently you can find out at Dee Pavey’s “Christian Homeschooling” site. Then there’s the Canadian painter Mary Pavey – who may or may not be related to the Canadian potter, Karin Pavey. Back in the States, my cousin Lisa Pavey has a home-page too.
I’m not sure which continent, or for that matter which planet, the composer Martin Pavey is on: I’ve not got his music to work on my machine yet, but the graphics say it all.
And of course there’s a wealth of other sites on the web to help you with your Pavey and other genealogical researches.
Do you know of other good sites to add to this page? Please e-mail me if so!
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