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Offline Kelly.e

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Boswell family
« on: Tuesday 04 April 17 00:01 BST (UK) »
Hi all.. I am trying to do my family tree AGAIN... 4th time lucky.... is there anyone can can give me some info on the Boswell family, before the date of 1909... my gran was Charlotte Harris born 1909??? My grandfather was William (toolbag) Boswell born 1906, Eastbourne???  All I know of my great grandfather, is that he was known as OLD TOT BOSWELL... they were of Romany Gypsy decent. Is there anyone that knows what TOT may have stood for??? .. other names related that we think, are LEE, JONES, RIPLEY, HARRIS. Also I am told my great grandmother LENA? SELINA?? Jones was taken and buried in St Albans... any info would be greatly appreciated. X thank you x

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Re: Boswell family
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 April 17 01:08 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat, if William Boswell was in fact born Eastbourne, then their is this birth and possibly his parents marriage:-

William Boswell Sept qtr 1906 Eastbourne v2b page 69 Mothers maiden name Jones

Thomas Boswell to Angelina Jones Sept qtr 1897 Ticehurst 2b 218
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Re: Boswell family
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 April 17 08:40 BST (UK) »
If Charlotte  Harris was born 1909 there are only 2 listings

1909 Sept quarter Charlotte Ann Harris mother's maiden name Western ,Plymouth

1909 Dec quarter Charlotte May mother's maiden name Finlay, Fulham

Where was she born?

You can access www.freebmd.org.uk to search for births Boswell with maiden name Harris, there are at least 6 I have found born in Faversham Kent who may belong to your family

You haven't mentioned if Selina married but I can only find one death for Selina Boswell born 01/06/1928 and died March 2001 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, did she marry ? Jones?, if so can't find a death so far

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Re: Boswell family
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 April 17 09:42 BST (UK) »
TOT, years ago anyone being a dealer was called a totter, if this family were of Romany decent do you think this is a possibility that he was  a dealer of some sort, have you accessed this family on any census to find out what they did for a living

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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
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Re: Boswell family
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 April 17 09:56 BST (UK) »
Hello Kelly.E!  Welcome to Rootschat! 

There is a forum on Rootchat for travelling people, and within that forum, there are very many active Boswell family researchers. I'm not knocking Lisa and keyboard's suggestions or assistance in any way, but it might be an idea to ask a moderator to transfer your enquiry to the Travelling People Forum! 

You will see a wee note  - "report to Moderator". at the bottom right corner of my post.  Click on that and you can ask for it to be transferred if you wish!

Happy hunting and good luck with your research!

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Re: Boswell family
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 April 17 10:56 BST (UK) »
OLD TOT Boswell was described as a dealer/general hawker.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Boswell family
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 July 17 12:39 BST (UK) »
in our line, my g.g.grandfather was tots webb (short for thomas) !
hope it helps to get dome feedback
all the best
buckley
webb
boswell (shadrack line)
pearse
lee
smith (inc epping forest)
heron
bibby