© 2019 Richard Edmunds

This book is the second of a five volume study of the early Gypsy families of Great Britain. This volume covers, in detail, the two prominent and highly important British Romany families, Hearn and Stanley, tracing them from their genesis in the 16th century through to the dawn of the 20th century, via parish records, newspaper reports and various other sources, which are drawn together to give a complete as possible account of each family and their  subsequent development.

A4, 125 Pages, Fully name indexed and highly illustratated throughout in black and white and colour.

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Richard Edmunds' study explores a wide range of historical records in relation to two major Gypsy and Traveller families - the Hearns and the Stanleys.

 

The book presents a fascinating collection of materials, detailing baptisms, marriages and burials, court records and newspaper articles, all of which combine to describe the rich tapestry of the lives and times of these two significant families.

The section on the Hearns dating from as early as the 16th century offers a wide-ranging discussion on sightings of the family. The exploration of connections with other key families is often compelling and thought-provoking.

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The second part of the study, centred on the Stanleys, also focuses on historical materials from the 16th century [onwards] and examines familial links, especially in terms of marriages and travelling groups.  Edmunds research skills bring evidence to bear on close ties that are often revealing and sometimes surprising.

 

The text is extremely informative and appealingly peppered with images from historical records, as well as some wonderfully coloured prints of Gypsy people. - From a review printed in Romany Routes, the Journal of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society, Vol 14 No 3, June 2019, by Anne Ford of www.gypsygenealogy.com.

Really good book. - Ebay Customer, April 2019

Excellent account as always Richard, you have discovered so much  great information, many thanks to you. - Website Customer, April 2019

Other families mentioned in this volume include:

Ambrose

Atkinson

Arrington

Ayres/Eyres

Banister

Banyon

Barnes

Belcher

Beldham/Beldam/Beldom

Bickley

Blewitt/Bluet/Bluit

Boswell

Boyling

Breweton

Brewer

Buckley/Buckland

Burton

Carter

Chatton

Chilcott

Clark

Coates

Cole

Colthorpe

Cooper

Davis/Davies

Diton

Dixon

Draper

Elliot

Faw/Faa

Fisher

Fletcher

Foster

Fowler

Gray/Grey

Green

Hall

Harris

Hicks

Humphries

Holland

Ingram

Jackson

James

Johnson

Jones

King

Knight

Lambell Churchwill

Lawe

Lawrence

Letherland

Lee

Lock

Lovell

Matthews

Mace

Meche

Newberry

Norris

Norway

Patsy

Pattison

Pickles

Pierce/Pearce

Pike

Penny

Powell

Proudley

Ridgeley

Robinson

Ryall

Scamp/Skemp/Kemp

Scott

Shaw

Small

Smith

Starr

Stephens/Stevens

Stomend

Symon

Taylor

Thomas

Thompson

Thorpe

Titler

Ware

Watnel

Weekes

Wharton

White

Williams

Willets

Wood

Young