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Australia / Re: George VAGG _ Western Australia
« on: Monday 06 December 10 11:37 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Jeremy- My name is Jan JAMES the author of ¤n Search Of Elizabeth). George VAGG born 1887 son of George VAGG & Catherine nee DAVITT. George Vagg snr was a general dealer, small farmer and blacksmith and was the proprietor of the "King Edward Hotel". By 1876 waas listed at Williams W.A. George Vagg jnr married 27.9.1904 Rose May PLAYLE who was born 20.5.1886 and had 11 children. (Rose May a midwife in the Williams District . She was blind, caused through cathing sypillis in her eyes from one of her patients. Contact me through my Web Page which is a free service- Jan JAMES....My Web Site is

Australia / Re: migration to australia
« on: Sunday 05 December 10 08:18 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Driver- If you Google "Bride Ships" that will bring up items & publications on the Irish Needle Women who came to our shores. They were mostly Irish orphans who were raised by the Nuns in Convents and taught the art of Lace Making and needle Work. Rica Erickson ( a noted Western Australian Historian) who died last year aged 109 wrote a book called the Bride Ships"on these girls who came to WA. I can do look up (free of charge) on these girls and who they married. Another good site is "LISWA" which is the State Library of WA. They have a Catologue on line and can assist you on where to look for them- Jan JAMES (WA Historian)

There is another Collection done by myself, but no longer owned by me. It is called "The Jan GOODACRE Collection". It is a collection of Western Australian Aboriginal Genealogies and contains 85,000  Aboriginal names. It is held by The Dept for Child Protection in Western Australia and the same rules apply as to most sensitive records. People can obtain their own family in a direct line if approved. People can also contact me for direction via my web page. I am unable to provide information from the collection. Great work- Jan JAMES (Avon Valley Collection)

Travelling People / Re: Hoskins/Hoskings family? West part of Britain.
« on: Wednesday 13 January 10 01:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hello I have saved this along the way. Hope it helps- Roser (Westen Australia)
Back to the forum index Open in thread Gypsies in the FoD during 1800s (General)
by prubery , Monday, November 10, 2008, 09:56 (280 days ago) @ romany_star
I am also researching a gypsy HOSKINS/HODGKINS/HODGKISS family, Esther HODGKINS was buried 2 Mar 1888 at Drybrook, residence Lea Bailey (thanks to this wonderful site). Her son Noah was born 14 Jun 1867 at Spetchley, WOR, and his father was given as Thomas BOSWELL, Chair Bottomer and Knife Grinder.
Would love to exchange information with you.
Kind regards
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Lincolnshire / Re: My Lincolnshire Surname Interests
« on: Monday 04 January 10 12:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Brenda- A Stephen LONGBOTTOM born 6.9.1818 arrived in Western Australia
per the "Success"22.3.1843. with his wife Rose Hannah Tompson ?Smyth) born 1819- Roser

Travelling People / Re: Why would a boot maker move from town to town endlessly?
« on: Thursday 10 December 09 03:11 GMT (UK)  »
Hi- Robert DAWSON, lists the PURNELL family as travellers in his book  "A Romany  In The Family. ¤ncluded here is the entry PURNELL 1826 (Somerset) (See Robert Dawson ARITF)- Roser

« on: Saturday 05 December 09 01:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there- Joseph ROYAL @ Peter WOODS arrived in Western Australia as a convict. Married an Aborignal women and had a large family. Is he yours?- Roser

Travelling People / Re: higgins
« on: Saturday 21 November 09 03:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Cathay- I have this- Roser
HIGGINS Barbara Age: 45  ,Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796 ,Gender: Female  ,Where born: Perthshire, Scotland , Civil Parish: Perth, County: Perthshire ,Occupation: Prisoner Vagrant, Parish Number: 387  (Ref 1841 Scotland Census)
HIGGINS  Michale Age: 60  years, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781 ,Gender: Male, Where born: Ireland, Civil Parish: Perth , County: Perthshire, Occupation: Prisoner Vagrant ,Parish Number: 387  (living in the same plae as Barbara Higgins (Ref 1841 Scotland Census )
HIGINGS John 1729 9 Sep  Stranger Godalming, - (Burial Surrey, Ref Gypsies Passing Through)

Travelling People / Re: Frederick & Lillian Bland
« on: Saturday 14 November 09 02:52 GMT (UK)  »
From Roser.

Matthew Bland b 1818 Downton Wiltshire -died 1887 Hampshire
married Naomi Jeff b 1804 Wiltshire -died 1896 Christchurch Dorset
They had a son : Walter Jeff b 1844 Lymnigton Hampshire married Elizabeth Ayres b 1840 Hampshire (When she died in 1932 she was registered as Bland being her Husband's father's surname)

BLAND  (Ref Journal of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society)
Bland Ann
BLAND Eliza 1837 30 Apr Matthew & Naomi (Traveller)  (Baptisms)Long SUTTON Hampshire (Gypsies  Passing Through)
Bland John

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