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    Default ALLEN family, circus performers 1901

    These are not my people; are they yours?

    I just happened to see them on the 1901 census, RG 13 Piece 4531 Folio 52 Page 42, Central Ward, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

    58 St. Thomas St. Prince of Wailes Circus
    Henry B Croft and family....
    a number of Lodgers, including:

    Walter ALLEN 36 Circus Clown
    Florrie E. ALLEN 14 Wire Walker
    Elsie F. ALLEN 9 Contortionist

    and, in the "stables", seven "Circus Grooms", all with Italian names.

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    They sound fascinating. I wish they were mine as I've been going through an 'ag lab period' for a while now and need some excitement
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    What a cracking post Jane, let's hope it leads to many "Threads"
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    Yes, aren't they lovely? (I especially liked the Prince of Wailes Circus.)

    My relations lived at number 64. I hope ten-year-old Thomas King slipped away sometimes to the stables to watch winter rehearsals, or to learn some Italian from the grooms, Giovanni, Guiseppe, Fovi, Dallara, Belaschi, Giccochi, and Donzissi.

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    Hello Jane

    I have just joined the forum because your post came up in a Google search

    Walter Allen is my Great Grand Father.
    He was an Equestrian and a Clown, known as Nimble Nip

    My cousin has been trying to trace his father for some time now, but as they rarely stay in one place for long it’s been a hard search and she still hasn’t found him.

    My Grand Father was Walter Allen and my Father was Walter Allen, they stopped with me, just plain Paul Allen

    Regards Paul Allen

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    Welcome to the forum Paul. I just love it when a B-G post on Google scores a 'hit'. I love the name Nimble Nip

    Hopefull all the B-G sleuths will now try to track down Walter for you.....
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    I found your post because I am looking for Circus Families. I have just heard that my Grandfathers half brother married into a Circus family (Fossett) and I can't find any useful sites to find more info. Does anyone have any ideas please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a11an View Post

    Walter Allen is my Great Grand Father.
    He was an Equestrian and a Clown, known as Nimble Nip
    Are there any leads for you here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene C View Post
    I found your post because I am looking for Circus Families. I have just heard that my Grandfathers half brother married into a Circus family (Fossett) and I can't find any useful sites to find more info. Does anyone have any ideas please?
    Hello Irene and welcome to the forum.
    Why don't you start a new thread regarding your family giving the names and birth dates that you know.
    Fossett's Circus is still around, try entering it into google. It is seemingly, Ireland's National Circus and this year is 120 years old.
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    fossettscircus.com/story

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    Quote Originally Posted by a11an View Post
    Hello Jane

    I have just joined the forum because your post came up in a Google search

    Walter Allen is my Great Grand Father.
    He was an Equestrian and a Clown, known as Nimble Nip

    My cousin has been trying to trace his father for some time now, but as they rarely stay in one place for long it's been a hard search and she still hasn't found him....
    Paul--

    I am absolutely delighted that my random find of a circus has been of use to some descendants.

    Welcome to this forum (you can put a short write-up about yourself on INTRODUCTIONS, and get more welcomes.) You'll find that many members are very keen to help others, and many of them have access to specialized data-bases or insider knowledge that can give you just the clue you need.

    Looking forward to learning more about Nimble Nip and his family and career--
    --Jane E

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