Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Peter, Mercy & George Nye

KI A01

Inscriptions are on the kerbstones

Peter James Nye was born in Bohemia in 1853, to Joshua Nye and SARAH (born WHITE) Nye of Battle.

Peter had 9 siblings: Joshua Nye, Isabella Nye and 7 other siblings.

Peter at age 20 married Mercy Ann Nye.  Mercy was born in 1857, in Heatfield, Sussex, England in 1873,.

They had 10 children

1891 Census - Address: 4 Bohemia Rd

    Surname   First name(s)   Rel   Status   Sex   Age   Occupation   Where Born   Remarks  

    NYE         Peter             Head      M      M      34   Labourer(Em'ee)    Sussex - Bohemia      

    NYE         Mercy             Wife      M       F      33                            Sussex - Heathfield     

    NYE         Peter               Son      S       M      16   Errand Boy(Em'ee)    Sussex - Bohemia  

    NYE         George            Son       -       M      13                                Sussex - Bohemia   

    NYE         James             Son       -       M        9                                Sussex - Bohemia   

    NYE         Mercy              Dau       -       F        5                                Sussex - Bohemia   

    NYE         Mable              Dau      -        F        3                                Sussex - Bohemia   

    NYE         Rose                Dau      -       F        1                                 Sussex - Bohemia      FRENCH   Mrs                Lodger   W        F      31

Their son Peter later went to Canada.
Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918

Regimental number 802510

135th Battalion

NAME: Peter Nye

BIRTH: Hastings, Sussex, England

RESIDENCE: London, Ontario

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 08 January 1921

Nye - On December 31st,1920, Peter Nye of 5, Pelham Street, Hastings, after a long illness. Aged 64

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 26 January 1929

The funeral of Mrs. P. Nye, 5, Pelham-street, was at the Borough Cemetery 011 Wednesday. The cortege passed through Bohemia-road, where deceased was in business for a large number of years. The mourners were Mr. James Nye (son). Mr. John Nye (son). Mrs. J A. Johnston (daughter). Mrs. M. Grundy (daughter), Mrs. I Richardson (daughter), ; ……… Mr. Peter Nye (son) was unable to be present. ……..

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 15 January 1938

 NYE.—In loving memory of our dear mother, Mercy Ann Nye. who passed away January 18th, 1929; also of our dear father, Peter Nye, who passed away January Ist, 1921.—From Tot and Lot (son and daughter-in-law). Always remembered.

For more general information on the Nye family, (Joshua and Sarah and family) see Hastings Bygones, Volume 7. 2011.  Hastings Local History Group - The Nye Family of Bohemia