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Travelling People / Kent / Sussex Travellers
« on: Saturday 23 June 07 19:27 BST (UK)  »
My maternal ancestors are all travellers moving between Kent & Sussex. The common Names are Kemp, Jones, Ripley, Stanford or Stamford with Brazil, Stonnel & Wilson thrown in for good measure. The names Jones & Kemp seem to be very much inter-twined.

I know that there was certainly an element of inbreeding (or line breeding as we call it in the dog world) within the family as my grandfather (Samuel Kemp/Ripley/Jones) and my grandmother (Sarah Ann Stamford/Jones) had a common half sister (Annie Ripley/Jones/Boswell).

As you can see, as a genealogy project, itís a nightmare :-)

If anyone has any information that might enlighten me, I would love to hear from you.


Steve (ukk9)

Kent / New Member researching traveller family
« on: Saturday 23 June 07 19:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi there

My name is Steve. I am currently researching the maternal side of my ancestry which is presenting a number of difficulties, not least the fact that most of my ancestors were travelling people shown variously as Hawkers, pedlars etc.

They appear to have centred around the Ashford, Faversham, Whitstable area as well as Sussex and the adjoining Kent border.

If anyone can suggest any useful reasearch facilities that may help me dig up some information on travelling people in the county I would be very grateful.



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