Romany and Traveller Family History Society

Society Publications

The Society publishes a range of books dealing with the history and family history of Gypsies and other Travellers in Great Britain.

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A Calendar of Fairs and Markets Held in the Nineteenth Century

Newly reprinted due to demand! By Pat Loveridge. Found your ancestors on the census but wonder why they were in a particular place when their children were born? Find out if there was a fair or market in the vicinity. Compiled from numerous directories and almanacs, and indexed by place, day, date, proximity to Easter, etc. A5, 132 pages, spiral bound....

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A Surrey Gypsy Bibliography Sources for family and social history

By Jeremy Harte The author has made many years of special study of the Romany families who lived in and travelled through Surrey. This book is a distillation of that knowledge. It’s in the form of an essential checklist of books, magazine and newspaper articles and items from the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society and Romany Routes (the journal of the Romany and Traveller Family History S...

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Ayres: But for a Little More Evidence – a Family History of William Ayres, Gypsy, 1806-1872

By Tony Dixon. A biographical outline not only of a favourite 19th century ancestor, William Ayres, but also of the author’s own life as showman, hawker, craftsman, musician and Punch and Judy man. Includes references to the Goff, Hearn, Loveridge, Saving and Smith families of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and surrounding counties. Illustrated with family photos. A5, 120 pages, perfect bound. Pu...

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Ayres: But For Further Evidence: The Continuing Family History of William Ayres, Gypsy

By Tony Dixon This is a much expanded and updated second edition of the book originally published by the author in 2013. Additional research conducted in the intervening years means that the book has trebled in size. It now includes not only a more complete biography of William Ayres (1806-1872) and his family but also looks back at earlier generations, individuals who lived in the early 1...

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Boswell: The Early Romany Boswells A Family History 1650-1810 Part 1:The Early Boswells and Famous Boswells By Richard Edmunds

This is an in-depth genealogical study of one of the most celebrated and prominent families in Britain’s Romany community, the Boswells. It’s essential background reading for anyone with Boswell ancestors but also for those whose relatives intermarried with or travelled with this widespread family, guiding the reader through from the Boswells’ likely origins during the English Civil War to t...

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Boswell: The Early Romany Boswells A Family History 1650-1810 Part 2: Boswells in Parish Records & The Blewitts, Scamps and Lovells By Richard Edmunds

This is an extensive database of references for British Romany Boswells such as baptisms, marriages and burials gleaned mainly from parish registers, newspapers, Poor Law Papers and other sources in the period 1650 to 1810. It also features chapters on three other Romany families who were most closely linked with the Boswells in times past: the Blewitts, Scamps and Lovells. This essential referenc...

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Boswell: The Family Tree of Viney Boswell

From about 1750 to 1910, from primarily the English Midlands to the North East and North West. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 32 pages....

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British Gypsy and Traveller History to 1900 Through Art

Believed to be the first publication of its kind, this is a pioneering study and analysis of works created by artists that portray British Gypsies and Travellers. Contains more than 150 black-and-white illustrations of paintings, drawings and engravings. By Robert Dawson with additional drawings by Amaletta. A4, 170 pages....

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Buckland: The Family Tree of Barrington Buckland

From about 1750 to about 1910, primarily the Mid-Western Counties of England. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 28 pages....

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Burton: The Family Tree of Henry & Dove Burton: from c.1760 to the early 1900s from primarily Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire

By Norman Burton Surnames included in the tree in addition to Burton: Attewell, Ayres, Balch, Barber, Bartlett, Belcher, Bendall, Bland, Bolson, Boswell, Brewer, Britten, Broadway, Buckland, Burr, Cave, Clarke, Cock, Colan, Coleman, Colen, Cooper, Corp, Davis, Dicks, Dixon, Drake, Edwards, Evans, Foot, Ford, Forward, Francis, Fury, Fussell, Guy, Hall, Harrison, Hearne, ...

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Butler: The Family Tree of Joseph and Letitia Butler

From about 1750 to about 1915 covering mainly the English Midlands and West Country. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 20pages....

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Clayton and Booth: The Family Trees of Francis and Mary Clayton & John and Mary Booth

From about 1750 to about 1900, from the South Midlands of England to the North East and North West. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 28 pages....

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Doe: The Family Tree of Francis Doe

Reprinted again due to popular demand!!!! From the 1720s to the early 20th Century from the Southern Counties of England. The Does are one of the lesser-known but important Romany families of the Southern Counties of England. Individuals of the name occasionally came to the attention of the Gypsiologists and so appeared from time to time in the pages of the Journal of the Gypsy ...

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Elliott: The Descendants of John & Jemima Elliott and Related Families

From about 1750 to about 1900, mainly in the East Midland counties of England. Compiled by Vivienne M Halton. A4, 74 pages, spiral bound....

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Gray: The Family Tree of Thomas and Elizabeth Gray

From about 1750 to about 1910 from primarily Cambridgeshire and Norfolk to the North East and North West. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 20 pages....

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Gypsies of Britain

By Janet Keet-Black. This important book covers the history of travelling groups in Britain, their abodes, and ways of earning a living. It also looks at their contribution to war work, and has a very welcome chapter on their role in 21st Century society. Many of the colour photographs have not been published before. Shire Publications, A5, 56 pages....

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Hearn: The Family Trees of Benjamin and Thomas Hearn

From about 1740 to about 1900, mainly counties to the north, west and south of London. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 20 pages....

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Lee: The Family Trees of Damon and Thomas Lee

From about 1750 to about 1900, mainly the English southern counties. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 28 pages. ...

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Lock: The Family Tree of Matthew and Merrick Lock

From about 1750 to about 1915 covering mainly the Western Counties and Wales. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 32 pages....

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Lovell: The Family Tree of Daniel and Violetta Lovell

From about 1710 to about 1910, from most parts of England and several parts of Wales. Compiled by Eric Trudgill. A4, 28 pages....

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Lovell: The Family Tree of Major and Susanna Lovell

From about 1710 to about 1910, from most parts of England and some parts of Wales and Scotland. Compiled by Josephine Tombs. A4, 28 pages....

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Loveridge: The Family Tree of William and Margaret Loveridge

Now Back in Print!! From about 1750 to about 1900, mainly Northamptonshire and nearby counties. Compiled by Pat Loveridge. A4, 20 pages....

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Mi Zee of Kolliko: My Own Memories

By The Romany Rai Cove. "Travellers are, in the main, a happy lot even though their lot is sometimes not very happy". The author recalls his young years on the road, describing how they were able to survive whatever life threw at them. A fascinating glimpse into a way of life now largely disappeared. A5, 24 pages....

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My Ancestors Were Gypsies

By Sharon Sillers Floate. A comprehensive guide to the sources available – and the techniques to use – to help you research your Gypsy family tree. This updated edition includes additional sections on the 1911 census and emigration, plus details of the many useful websites and publications that have appeared since the last edition in 2005. A5, 112 pages. Published by the Society of Genealogist...

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Scamp: The Family Tree of Samson and Celia Scamp

From about 1750 to about 1900, mainly Kent and nearby counties. Compiled by Roger Baker. A4, 16 pages....

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