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Forum: Romanies

For those of us with wandering ancestors.

  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 1851 census sidges lane encampment tankersley

    Hi I have a 1851 census entry H0107/2334 f532 p17 regarding Sidges Lane Encampment Tankersley South Yorkshire, I take it that this is the site of a gypsy encampment and wonder if anyone else has knowledge of relatives on this site at the time of this census?

    Started by howieb‎, 09-12-2013 3:51 PM
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  4. Gray & Waterfield Roma Family ties

    I'm seeking any help & information regarding the Gray & Waterfield families who are both of well known Roma families. I am searching for information for the parentage of a Lavinia Waterfield who married Henry Gray. Henry was christened 14th Feb' 1851,East Winch, Norfolk, England & was the son of...

    Started by Rico‎, 26-11-2011 12:46 AM
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  5. Woodfine Smith

    Hi, I am descended from Woodfine Smith through his son Zachariah who married an Ann Davis. According to Josephine Tombs book on Smith family history p6-7 they had 9 children. My Great grandfather was Joseph b. circa 1833-43 (married Coralina/Catherine Holland). My grandfather was their son...

    Started by Tynedale‎, 27-09-2013 10:39 AM
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    29-09-2013, 1:50 PM Go to last post
  6. Woodfine Smith & Charlotte Smith

    I've come across a marriage on the Notts FHS CD for these on 23.5.1853 at Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, does anyone know anything about them. I've briefly looked at census returns but no-one obviously jumps out. I'd love to know who they were as I have another rellie who was born in Blidworth, a-...

    Started by babygirl101‎, 13-04-2009 10:56 AM
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    26-09-2013, 1:57 AM Go to last post
  7. A very distinctively named Clayton

    Having finally found my fabled Romanies, I have, for the obvious reasons, ground to a halt. My 4th great grandmother has a very distinctive name, and at least 10 children, so I was wondering if anyone had come across either the name in general, or even maybe the family itself. The censuses...

    Started by earthmother‎, 13-09-2009 7:10 PM
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    28-06-2013, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  8. pearson/bond romanies in barrow-in-furness

    a friend in work is researching romanies and needs help researching bond (female) and pearson (male) family in the area mentioned. if anyone can shed some light, please message me.

    Started by cerip23‎, 19-06-2013 9:12 PM
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    21-06-2013, 5:25 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 1:44 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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 6:46 PM
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  12. 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 8:09 AM
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    24-10-2012, 11:18 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 10:33 PM
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  14. 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, 9:27 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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 6:21 PM
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  17. 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 12:28 AM
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  18. 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 5:08 AM
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  19. 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 5:58 AM
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    28-03-2012, 6:34 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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