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Forum: Romanies

For those of us with wandering ancestors.

  1. 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 9:49 PM
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  2. 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 3:23 PM
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  3. Plumley - possible Irish Travellers?

    I have been told I have gypsy heritage for as long as I can remember. My grandfather was one of 7 children and didn't live in a house until he was 17. I always assumed the link was on my great-grandfathers side but it turns out he was from a well-to-do Scottish family. His wife, my grandfathers...

    Started by weesie3‎, 12-10-2011 1:46 PM
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    13-10-2011, 8:55 PM Go to last post
  4. Hawker of Hardware

    Looking for info on David Hughes abt 1880 named on GrdMother Elizabeth Agnes Hughes birth record as father. Occupation listed as Hawker of Hardware. Possible connection to Romany background because of trade. Mother shown as Magaret Hughes {Tracy} at 5 Whippery lane, Rickergate, Carlisle Uk. Can't...

    Started by mistybay‎, 11-10-2011 11:57 PM
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  5. 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 1:16 PM
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  6. 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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    28-09-2011, 11:24 AM Go to last post

    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 3:22 PM
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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, 12-10-2010 11:05 PM
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  13. 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 2:13 PM
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  14. 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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  15. 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 6:00 AM
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  16. 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 10:16 AM
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    29-07-2010, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  17. 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, 7:09 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 11:40 AM
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    22-06-2010, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 1:27 AM
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    14-04-2010, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 3:41 PM
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    10-04-2010, 6:42 AM Go to last post

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