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Forum: Romanies

For those of us with wandering ancestors.

  1. deliah boss and george wilson

    Does anyone have any information regarding my gg grandmother deliah boss. She was the daughter of Riley Boss and Susan Shurensi Smith. They also had a daughter namely Brittannia Boss. She married William Wilson from Hull. However Deliah married George Wilson from HULL. It is believe that...

    Started by chaney999‎, 09-10-2008 2:44 PM
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  2. Parents of Moses Smith c 1816 Harby, Leics

    Moses Smith's mother, Sylvia, is on the 1841 Census in Wymondham. Does anyone know any more about Sylvia, or his father, Thomas?

    Started by EastoftG‎, 04-12-2012 8:58 PM
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  3. Gypsies in Benwick , Cambridgeshire 1800-1810

    I'm researching my Gypsy/ Smith family but can't go back further than 1805 -1810. Anyone know of gypsies living in Benwick , Cambridgeshire 1800-1810 . Only have my G G grandmothers first name -Sarah who was possibly born there . She married William Smith in 1826 in Stonesfield , Oxfordshire.

    Started by Zingari‎, 29-10-2012 7:46 PM
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  4. New information on Loveridge/Smith

    I have now found out that my Alfred Loveridge was also known as Alfred (or Alphons) Lovell. His father is named on his marriage certificate as Spencer Lovell and his mother is Epsili, Epsila or Hepzibah Loveridge. Centy (Smith) father (I am waithing for this to be confirmed) is Frederick Smith...

    Started by kazzaco‎, 24-10-2012 9:09 AM
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  5. Centy Smith - Romany caravan

    Centy is my brother in law's Gt gt grandmother (see Smith/Loveridge post) and when she died in 1934, they were still living in the family caravan (or vardo i think it's called) in Halesowen, West Midlands. Family stories say that when she died, the caravan should have been burned but they...

    Started by kazzaco‎, 18-10-2012 11:33 PM
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  6. Smile joyce looking for silvester kemp

    I am looking for Daniel & Silvester Kemp. Traveling family Daniel Born1825 Dover Kent Silvester (wife) Born 1826 Lingfield Sussex I am looking for parent of the above

    Started by jbevan‎, 20-02-2009 3:20 PM
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    02-10-2012, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Alice Turner Day

    Can anyone get me on track in getting more info on this person or perhaps an insight into how officially registering births/marriages etc might have been regarded. I have found Alice on 2 possibly 3 census's. 1881 she was co-habiting in a Hay Rick in Milston Wiltshire with a James Day. Her birth...

    Started by AdyDay‎, 27-11-2011 3:14 PM
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  8. Herbert Rigg possible traveller born Askrigg

    Up against a brick wall. No luck on 1911 census but Herbert Rigg joined Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) 14/04/1921. Army number 4682974. he was born 1902 but nearest record I can find is for someone born 1903 in Holbeck, Yorks. Any help please?

    Started by jeffersj‎, 20-07-2012 7:21 PM
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  9. Layton/Leighton, Rumbelow, Gray, Rolfe ties

    In my research I have discovered several connections between the Layton/Leighton, Rumbelow, Rolfe & Gray families, primarily from around Cambridgeshire & Suffolk. All these families are of Roma Gypsy blood & their names pop up amongst other well known Gypsy families. As I move through my...

    Started by Rico‎, 18-06-2012 7:30 AM
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    18-06-2012, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  10. Question Family Gossip says

    Hi Anyone know how I could find out whether my g.grandfather, Thomas Shaw born 1862 Binfield Heath, Eye and Dunsden, Berkshire, whose family originated in Goring Oxfordshrie, truly had a Romany background? He was olive skinned, with dark hair and eyes and the story goes, that he wore gold...

    Started by fogmog‎, 29-05-2012 1:28 AM
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    29-05-2012, 7:47 AM Go to last post
  11. looking for locke family news

    my dad was born in 1925 in stoke on trent..Frank courtney locke. his father was walter courtney parker locke , married to elizabeth , nee wood. I hear they may have been romany and that would really figure with me because I have such an affinity with romanys all my life although I never met my...

    Started by marjorie‎, 21-06-2008 11:31 AM
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  12. Giffin Street, Deptford, Kent/London 1871

    This street, Giffin Street in Deptford St. Paul, Kent (now London) in Greenwich district, seemed to have a large number of Basket makers, Pedlars, Hawkers, and Cutlers (knife-sharpeners?) in 1871. The occupations suggest that these were Traveller /Romany families. Check out RG10 / 742 / 107...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 13-04-2012 6:08 AM
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  13. Doe Family Research

    Hi Everybody,this is My first post and I would First Like to say it is Lovely to be with You All.What I would Like to ask,is can Anyone help Me with My Family Research,by giving Me any Information on My Great Grandfather William Doe.He was born in 1878,at Thorney Hill Hampshire,He had a Brother...

    Started by AliWill‎, 06-04-2012 5:50 PM
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  14. Various persons named Mower Gray, Suffolk

    I have been trying to connect several persons with the name 'Mower Gray', all born in Suffolk, England, between 1827 - 1881 to one another. All from known Roma Gypsy families. John Gray (b. cir. 1794, parents unknown) married 1814, Wantisden, Suffolk, Mary (Moore) Mower (b. 1791 Suffolk)...

    Started by Rico‎, 27-03-2012 6:58 AM
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  15. 6x gt grandfather was a traveller!

    I have recently discovered that my 5x gt grandfather was a Daniel Gardner baptised in Seddlescombe Sussex in 1748. His father was James and on his Daniel's baptism, James was put as a traveller. Daniel married Love Furnifer in Tenterden Kent in 1762. Love seems to me to be a romany name. The...

    Started by sue2white‎, 01-03-2012 10:35 PM
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  16. JAMES WILSON born 1796 - IRELAND

    I am trying to find any information regarding JAMES WILSON born 1796 in Ireland. I have searched IGI in births for JAMES WILSON born in Londonderry in 1796 and there are so many. Does anyone have any ideas how I can locate his birth. I dont know who he married but I have his children and have...

    Started by chaney999‎, 10-01-2012 10:32 AM
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  17. Difficulty in finding info before 1800

    Trying to locate info on Rebecca Payne a Romany who settled in Romford Essex in the 1800's. She had a romany caravan in her back garden which she lived in during the summer months. She was related to the Livermore family.

    Started by Mumbomum‎, 16-10-2011 12:55 PM
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    12-02-2012, 5:14 PM Go to last post
  18. lucy boswell


    Started by bobby goat‎, 01-10-2008 1:22 PM
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  19. Joshua Gray & Delenda Williams

    uhm, considering the amount of work Ive done on the Grays I am quite suprised Ive never nailed this one down. Joshua Gray was b.cir 1840 in Boston, Lincolnshire, and married Delenda Williams who was baptised as Hartherdelender in 1833 Hornsea Yorks, d/o Job & Elizabeth Williams. They were...

    Started by Ann65‎, 13-03-2009 10:49 PM
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  20. Lightbulb Knaves ! Family Search

    My Father was Knave and back in time with my Grandfather's the spelling is Knaves,Naves,Neeves to Francis Neve's born about 1790 in Essex, but the problem is that I can not find any family for him my Father and Grandfather I Know were Romany or Gypsy but I am not sure that Francis Neve was, I do...

    Started by romanyjones‎, 29-10-2011 4:23 PM
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