Joseph Lycett & Lycette Bros.


The new television series on ABC Australia "The Art of Australia" focused heavily on Joseph Lycett a distant relative of ours. Poor old Lycett, used his artistic talents in copying bank notes. He committed suicide, although there is some conjecture that he died from the attempt instead of being immediately successful. He chose this rather than having to return to Australia from freedom in England.
Our version of the name Lycett with an 'e' was added later in life by a predecessor who decided it looked more sophisticated, it certainly has us mistaken for being French.