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For those of us with wandering ancestors.

  1. 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 4:50 PM
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  2. 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 10:31 AM
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  3. Travellers in the parish registers

    I wasn't sure whether to post this thread here or in parish registers! I don't know anything about travellers or their religious beliefs, but occasionally come across travellers in the parish registers and can't really put them in strays as I don't know where they come from. I'm also curious...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 03-09-2013 8:25 PM
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  4. 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, 31-08-2006 11:30 PM
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  5. Melford Samson Nicholls b.1858 Suffolk

    Hi, I am looking for any relatives to fill in the descendants of Melford Samson Nicholls born Q3 1858 Long Melford, Suffolk and wife Sarah. The children I have found so far is William, Olive, Samson, Reuben, Sarah, James, John and Thomas. I cannot find the 1911 or 1901 census for this family, so...

    Started by ibs3691‎, 02-03-2013 10:47 PM
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  6. 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 6:30 AM
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    11-06-2015, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    29-05-2015, 8:48 PM Go to last post
  8. Berry Gissing. Suffolk

    Romany Gipsy Connections. 1881 cencus Hawkers born suffolk. Alfred Berry Bc 1831 Wickham Skeith Suffolk. John Gissing Frederick, Mary Ann Bc 1867 Theberton. Frederick Gissing, Mary Ann Bc 1865 Theberton. I hope this helps someone. I am related to them. :wink:

    Started by mostadome‎, 21-04-2012 12:40 AM
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  9. lucy boswell


    Started by bobby goat‎, 01-10-2008 12:22 PM
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  10. Loveridge

    I am new to this site. I saw an entry re Loveridge family whilst researching my family history. I think I may be related to the Loveridge family mentioned in the 1871 and 1881 census. My great grandmother was Sarah Loveridge who belonged to a travelling family who performed acrobatics in fairs...

    Started by bebejax‎, 01-02-2014 8:00 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Romany Christenings

    I've just signed up on here. A few weeks ago I spotted that Newton Kyme, West Riding, Yorkshire, where my great grandmother's brother marries had christenings in number way out of proportion to the villages population. It has 20 families and a Search Results from Historical Records shows ...

    Started by South Aussie‎, 22-11-2014 2:10 AM
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  13. Romanies?

    I hate to ask because I sound like an ignorant American, but I see a lot of Loveridge posts under the Romanies. Are the Romanies a blood line and are they gypsies? That would make a lot of sense for my family! Lol Susanna

    Started by susanna1212‎, 24-08-2014 3:31 PM
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  14. Wink Romany ancestors, lots of!

    I have Romany family from Sussex, Kent and South Wales. Surnames include Ripley, Roberts, Beeney, Wilson, Bexell, Brazil, Elliott, Egerton, Clark, Sharwood, Smith etc.

    Started by rebekahm28‎, 01-02-2009 5:40 PM
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  15. Red face Gypsy sites for research???

    I have not been able to find a site relevant for tracing ancestors of Romany descent in the Devon/Dorset border. Can anybody help, Please??

    Started by Jan Mar‎, 01-04-2005 9:56 PM
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  16. Loveridge/Smith - can anyone help?

    I am researching the family tree of Alfred Loveridge born about 1851 possibly Powick, Worcestershire. He Married in Droitwich in 1876 to Centy Smith born abt 1852 possibly Northampton. I have found them and their family in each census after their marriage but am unable to trace any records of...

    Started by kazzaco‎, 16-10-2012 8:11 AM
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    28-05-2014, 9:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Loveridge/Wallis, Peterborough

    Hello all, I've been reading through some of the other Loveridge threads in the hope I might catch a break in finding out more about my fathers family, but nothing rings bells so far. My father was David Wallis (b. 1950), one of 15/16 children born to William Wallis and Tryphenia Daphne, née...

    Started by Katemartin‎, 17-02-2014 3:31 AM
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  18. Elizabeth Smith - A gypsy?

    Hello from the USA. Gypsys in our family?? I am researching my husband's family. His grandfather Obadiah Bell (1886-1956) came from Lincolnshire to Detroit in 1904 at age 19 to work in the Ford Motor Company. He was a tool and dye maker. I think his mother was named Elizabeth Smith and that she...

    Started by Ataband‎, 24-04-2014 12:20 AM
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  19. Loveridge/Sibthorpe

    Hi I am trying to locate info on my grandfather's family. The info I have is that his Mother was Mary-Ann Loveridge c1875 Lived in deptford until her death in April 1976 (death cert reg in Bromley???) His Father William Sibthorpe c1884 deptford he died in 1962. Mary-ann father was Thomas...

    Started by Joc_42‎, 27-01-2010 9:00 PM
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  20. Smile Bonwick,Hoadley,Fagence, Roberts Chapman

    Hi everyone, I am trying to find information regarding my dads family, who were Gypsies on Hurtwood Common. My gran was phoebe Hoadley Roberts born to Annie Bonwick and Philip Chapman (was Roberts). phoebes' siblings Were: Caleb, Henry, James, William, Arthur. All living in one Gypsy Tent 1911...

    Started by billyboy38‎, 27-12-2013 10:40 PM
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    27-12-2013, 11:50 PM Go to last post

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