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.
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: