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Family History Beginners Board / Romany Smith, Wilson in Cumbria and Morecambe
« on: Monday 20 February 17 14:31 GMT (UK)  »
Apologies if I have posted this before. I'm trying to find out more about my mother's side of the family. My great grandmother Annie Halsall (nee Hadwin) born 1875 from Morecambe was supposed to have Romany links.
 Annie's mother was Jane Smith from Kendal born 1837 and her father was David Hadwin from Morecambe.  Jane's father was James Smith an Ostler (mentioned on Jane and David's marriage cert). The only family I have found is:
 James Smith living in Milnthorpe in 1841 with his wife Jane and children Jane Smith Jnr. and Hannah. James is Ostler at The Cross Keys Inn ( I have newspaper cuttings on his death in 1845 to confirm this) His parents are John Smith, farmer from Haverflatts and Dorothy Bindloss. Jane Smith senior, who is married to James, was born around 1811 as Jane Wilson. Her father is John Wilson, a clogger!!
My great great grandparents Jane Smith and David Hadwin travelled from Kendal, through Morecambe and down towards Southport/ Liverpool. Annie met my great great grandfather Charles Halsall from Southport along the way and were married in Southport 1898. Charles was apparently a clown at a circus but I have nothing to prove this and that is another story!!
If anyone knows of the family or any Smiths/ Wilsons from Kendal I would be extremely grateful as I want to either prove or disprove the story if possible.
Thank you.

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