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Offline janeo

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Re: HOLLAND gypsys
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 06 April 17 19:23 BST (UK) »
I've spent years looking for my greatgrandmother ,she was married to Frederick Elliott the only clues i have found ,a Christening for one of her children Aaron Elliott giveing father name Fred and mothers name Emily and i fiound a newspaper report called ';'Gypsies Gold ''nameing mrs Emily Elliott Gypsy of East Retford I also found a marriage between Emily Holland and Frederick Elliott ,but not sure if its the correct one .My Elliott family were from Nottinghamshire ,lincs East Retford is a favoured place...Any clues would help ,i think the family diowned her ...i've spokento some of the older members and they know nothing !!  regards   Janey
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Re: HOLLAND gypsys
« Reply #19 on: Friday 21 July 17 09:31 BST (UK) »
Hi if you are looking for Moses and Ambretta Holland from Warwickshire, I am descended from them on my maternal grandmothers side.  In fact my maternal grandmother was named after her own grandmother, being registered as Amber Etta Holland, one of her brothers was also named Moses Holland after his grandfather.  I understand that Moses and Ambretta Holland are buried in Orton on the Hill. 

I grew up with tales of being descended from Romany gypsies, as a small child my grandmother told me I was decended from a gypsy princess, which of course I loved.   It wasn't until recently that I decided to look into it more.  It was brilliant to confirm what my grandmother had told me nearly 60 years ago.

Romanies originally came from India, 1,000 of years ago.  Hope this helps happy to discuss further.

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