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Forum: Romanies

For those of us with wandering ancestors.

  1. Irish travellers

    Hi there, Not sure if this is actually the right forum for this opst so please accept my apologies if I've got it wrong. I am searching for my grandfather's paternal family. He was always very proud of his traveller roots and often told stories such as how he and his father went walkabout to...

    Started by Tuggybear‎, 06-10-2011 2:16 PM
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  2. romany photos

    i have got two photos of my ggrandma callandine clayton nee smith/booth, who was born 1856 and i wanded if any one knew if there was a site containing named gypsie photos as i would like to try and track some more down thanks bob.

    Started by bobby goat‎, 07-01-2009 5:41 PM
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  3. more on travelling families

    want to hear from anyone connected with the Gray gypsies who travelled Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Cambridge, and to a lesser extent, Suffolk. Am descended from Christopher Gray b.1815 Thurlby Lincs, d.1869 Wrawby, when he was killed by a runaway horse and gig, and his wife, Maria Gray, b.1817...

    Started by Ann65‎, 01-09-2006 12:30 AM
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    Hi all I have been searching for sometime for my Wilson family who settled in houses in Hull. My G Grandfather George Wilson born 1828 married Deliah Boss or Boswell and her sister Brittannia married William Wilson. I have thought for sometime that two gypsy brothers married two gypsy sisters....

    Started by chaney999‎, 28-04-2010 4:22 PM
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  5. Henry and Sarah HOLLAND

    Henry HOLLAND, a travelling brazier/cutler and his wife were my gt gt grandparents. Their son, my gt grandfather was George Henry Holland (also a grinder/cutler) who was christened at Blackfordby, Leicestershire in June 1861. The address given was Ashby Wolds, Leicestershire. Also being christened...

    Started by Mosaic‎, 10-03-2011 12:41 AM
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  6. Hardwick/Wray/Ray

    Can anyone shed any light on who this lady was and where she came from etc? Isabella (at times Bella) Hardwick b Hull 1850 on census as wife of William Hardwick b Monmouth 1848 and on later one with James b Hull 1841 (looks like brother of william? Going by a census with both on...

    Started by RosieM‎, 10-03-2011 11:30 AM
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  7. Daniel Colledge / College

    born London 1907 aprox, son of Thomas Colledge / College possible Romanie born Ireland? Spain? I can not locate either on the 1911 census or Thomas on the 1901 any help would be appreciated. Thanks Tim O

    Started by Tim O‎, 19-02-2011 12:16 AM
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  8. Lovekin/Stanford/Smith -Sussex/Kent

    I have a complete dilemma on my hands. John Smith and Emily had 9 children born between 1853 and 1877, each born in a differnet Sussex parish. On the 1881 census they are listed twice at 2 different addresses. John Smith came from Lamberhurst, Kent and Emily was the daughter of Isaac Stanford, a...

    Started by jackiewing2000‎, 24-02-2008 11:36 PM
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  9. Jesse Hicks (nee ROUSE)

    My wife's grandmother, although born in Kngston Lisle in Wilts/Oxon/Berks (not sure which county it was in at the time?!!) on June 1st 1916, was born into the agricultural community in that area but it was always a family tradition that her side of the family were of a Romany background. I know...

    Started by Ted Carpenter‎, 01-01-2011 11:34 PM
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  10. Jessie Persinkquard - any ideas about this?

    Jessie Persinkquard born about 1836 and married John Mayne at Richmond in Tasmania in 1863. Family anecdotes have her as being of Gypsy origin, but I am unable to find any reference to the name of Persinkquard. There appears to be no record of her arriving in Tasmanai and as Jessie could neither...

    Started by barrie wise‎, 02-12-2010 10:31 AM
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    02-12-2010, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  11. Ayres - Loveridge

    AYRES - LOVERIDGE. Hi all, I am trying to find information about my great grandparents William Ayres 1855-1901 and Emily Loveridge c1859-1928 I have their wedding cert. dated 1888 and it states that William's father was James Ayres but I have no further details about James. Emily's father was...

    Started by andmar‎, 13-10-2010 12:05 AM
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  12. Thumbs up gypsies mcmillan

    any info please on joe mcmillan from fife he was married to rachel miller i think joe,s father was david mcmillan joe,s wife rachel was from Cumbria possibly Carlisle her father was supposed to be richard(dickie) miller joe died in karcaldy and was cremated as was rachel,

    Started by cookie3‎, 26-08-2010 3:13 PM
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  13. William Riley Lee....... HElp

    Hi, Looking for any information on William Riley Lee, All I know is he married Alice Ann Cotsford b1875 - 1954 & had 5 children, Selina Alice b1898 - d1970 married Frank H Jeffries, Rhoda b1899 Ambrose Isaac b1901,Rose A Lee b1913,James Lee b1917 I Know its not much info to go on, as far as I...

    Started by JamieG1782‎, 06-01-2009 9:31 PM
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  14. David & Sarah MURRAY or NAINBY Southwark 1871

    This family, found in St. Saviour, Southwark, in 1871, may be Romany. Are they your family? 34 Elsted (?) Street, St. Mary Newington, St. Saviour Southwark, 1871 census "David MURRAY , Head, Mar., 46 , Basket Maker (traveller in Caravan), Surrey, St. Georges Sarah " , Wife, " , 43, ...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 02-08-2010 7:00 AM
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    02-08-2010, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Lightbulb Barge People

    I have some relatives from the Dummer family...originated in Southall, London. It has been thought that they were Barge people but is there any way of confirming this ? I did find one cesus that said they lived at top lock...could that be where a barge was moored. I know the Grand Union Canal...

    Started by Genealogy girl‎, 25-07-2010 11:16 AM
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  16. Barthwell Smith or Barthold Smith

    Hi, I'm new to this particular forum and I'm hoping that someone out there can help me. This may be going over old ground for some but I've only just come across the info on this forum concerning my 3x great grandfather BARTHOLD SMITH. He had a son Albert Smith b.1847 married to Mary Ann Betsy...

    Started by BourneGooner‎, 15-01-2010 9:00 PM
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    16-07-2010, 8:09 AM Go to last post

    Hi there! Does anybody have any info at all on the Glissens. Duoble act. Clown/Illusionist/Tight rope/Acrobat man and wife duoble act. Performing in Theatres and circuses, particularly Roberts Brothers Circus. Known to have lived in Nottingham post WW2 and South Africa. Christian names Ethel and...

    Started by humbug73‎, 21-06-2010 12:40 PM
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    22-06-2010, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Romany - Elisha Lee b. 1710 - Help

    Solve my earlier mystery of William Riley Lee.. Have got further back and now looking for any connections, or help to get further back, or Photos, stories anything!! From my G.G Grandmother-- -- Selina Alice Lee b. 1898 -- William Riley Lee b.1875 --Riley Lee b.1826 -- Joseph Lee b. 1797 --...

    Started by JamieG1782‎, 25-04-2009 2:27 AM
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    15-04-2010, 12:20 AM Go to last post
  19. Circus acrobats

    Trying to find info on family of Ellen Kemp born 1847. Her parents were circus people and she married and settled down in co. Durham.

    Started by Grant66‎, 09-04-2010 4:41 PM
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  20. Heza, son of Moses & Jane HURN [HEARNE?] 1876

    Hello-- In searching a booklet of Parish Register entries from Wales for my own relatives, I came across this entry, which may be of interest: Bishopston, Glamorgan, Wales (on the Gower peninsula) Parish Church of St. Teilo HURN Heza (M) Moses Jane Gipsy 18 Jun 1876 I...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 30-03-2010 7:39 AM
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