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  1. 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 9:47 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 9:40 PM
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    01-12-2018, 10:47 PM Go to last post

    Hi I am looking for any information on the families of Jack Buckland (1897-1974) and Olive Nicholls (1899-1984) who eventually settled in Tottenham, London The only thing I know about Jack is that his father was Harry Buckland and his mother was Louisa (no surname). Harry, I believe, was a...

    Started by Kaff‎, 23-02-2009 6:33 PM
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    23-09-2018, 7:42 PM Go to last post
  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, 25-11-2011 11:46 PM
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  5. oconnor=ayres

    Hi hope this will ring some bells with some one....my great grandad. I 1st find him on a marrige cert in 1897 in chacombe just outside banbury....marrying grt gran mary Elizabeth bennett.....name william oconnor.....fathers name William oconnor iv searched high and low for him using that...

    Started by akon66‎, 17-06-2017 12:17 PM
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  6. Mills/Goddard

    Hello , My name is Jonah and i'm New on British-genealogy.com . 22 years old and from Oxfordshire. My ancestor John Mills was born 1854 in East Ilsley, Berkshire the son of Joseph Mills and Letitia Goddard. Joseph Mills was born 1827 in East Ilsley and the son of James Mills and Maria Pike ....

    Started by Jonah22‎, 17-06-2017 12:29 AM
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  7. 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 5:30 AM
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    29-05-2017, 6:21 AM Go to last post
  8. lucy boswell


    Started by bobby goat‎, 01-10-2008 11:22 AM
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  9. 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 3:50 PM
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  10. 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 9:31 AM
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  11. 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 7:25 PM
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  12. 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 10:30 PM
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  13. 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 10:30 AM
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    29-05-2015, 7:48 PM Go to last post
  14. 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, 20-04-2012 11:40 PM
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    02-05-2015, 8:34 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 7:00 PM
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  16. 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 10:36 PM
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  17. 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 1:10 AM
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    22-11-2014, 9:30 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 2:31 PM
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    26-08-2014, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 4:40 PM
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    30-07-2014, 5:34 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 8:56 PM
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