dateline:  30 March 2000
Bandy Body found in "Bounty Mutineer's" Ship?

The HMS Pandora had pursued and captured some of the infamous "Bounty mutineers" when it was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia in 1791 with the loss of 35 lives.  Of these 35, 4 were "Bounty mutineers and 31 were members of the crew of the Pandora.   One of these was Joseph Bandy.  A BBC television programme   Tales of the Deep, told the story of HMS Pandora and the famous mutineers of the Bounty recently.  It featured the work that Queensland University's Department of Anatomical Sciences are doing to study the three skeletons that were found during the investigation of the Pandora wreck site. During the course of this research, they have been able to extract DNA samples from the bones. Now, the Australian researchers are keen to contact the 

from the wreck of the Pandora

direct descendants of the Pandora crew who may be able to help solve the identity mystery of the Pandora skeletons. Derek Bandy has written to the University suggesting that this Joseph Bandy was probably the Joseph Bandy who was baptised 14-Feb-1767, son of Thomas Bandy and his wife Ann in Padbury Bucks England.  Thomas and Ann (Gibbert) were married 1758 in Padbury and had at least 4 children, Thomas (bap1764), Joseph (above), Martha (died infant), and William (1775). One of the genealogies (by David S Fookes) on the Bandy Family website  traces descent from the Thomas (bap1764) above.  This, Derek says makes him a descendant of Joseph's elder brother Thomas.  Derek is awaiting the call for a DNA sample.  Details can be found at:


After a considerable amount of work by Burt Eubank we have finally been able to publish the Gallimaufry and the genealogies that are an important part of it.  We all owe Jane and Burt a debt of gratitude for this magnificent piece of work which has been the basis of many other people's family history.  Not content with getting that published Burt has also helped Derek publish the Census data which was missing from the web version of the "Bandy Family in early America" by Dale Bandy.  Dale for his part has contributed a comparative guide to the two documents which has also been published.


One of our newest registered researchers actually has Bandy as her first name - and rejoices in it!.  
Bandy Lea Tetzlaff, named for her Mother's maiden name says "I love the name Bandy and it has brought me much joy as a unique first name" Bandy has been kind enough to send Derek a copy of the Bandy Family cookbook which she put together. Bandy's Bandy family reunion is June 11, 2000 in Sullivan, Missouri at the Knights of Columbus Hall. She tells us that they normally have around 100 to 150 people come. 
So - now we have it, Bandy is a GIRL'S Name or are there any others out there with a different story ?

please send us your family news, anecdotes and historical stories

1st International 
family reunion 

Ancestors and relatives of Rose Eveline Condley 
(m. Charles C. Bandy..1903)

DATE: 7 Oct 2000
PLACE: Hector, Arkansas

For futher information, copy of Reunion Newsletter, 
or any questions, please contact Debra K Walker 

Dubuque  15-Jul -2000
Have you responded yet?

if you are a Bandy
or descended from a Bandy anywhere in the world
you are cordially invited to attend a family reunion
on 15th July 2000
at Swiss Valley Park, Dubuque, Iowa, USA
in the first pavilion after the creek

Activities start at 11:00 am
Dinner will be served at 1:00 pm  (please bring your own drinks)
Lots of fun, food, games, and door prizes - meet new relatives
There will be an Auction again this year
 If you wish to donate an item please bring it in a bag marked "for auction"

Cost : $10.00 per family
(to help cover the cost of food, prizes, and venue)

RSVP by email to Tracey Watkins


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