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Offline An65

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #45 on: Monday 04 April 11 21:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Keith

Just came across another musician for you

Railway Arches Ground, In Caravan
St Pauls Deptford London
RG12 494 105 10

James Miller 45 Musician b.Whitehaven Sunderland
Mary J Miller 40 wife b.Newcastle Upon Tyne
Mary J Miller 9 dtr b.Leeds Yorks
Hart(?) Miller 6 (transcribed as Kase on A***) b.Newcastle
Sarah Miller 4 b.Camberwell London

travelling with other Hawker travellers in caravans, including
Hamilton Forrest & Ann Cunningham.

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 05 April 11 01:19 BST (UK) »
Once again I am in your debt, Ann.

In fact, I've already created a biography for James Miller, though he appears in my gaujo musicians database, as I was unable to find any specific Romany connections. Have a look at his biography at :

http://www.etma.org.uk/musiciandownload.html

the 1841-1850 PDF, under MILLER, James. A very interesting career, including playing in a Music Hall context.

Please continue to pass on anyone else who looks a likely candidate.

I very much appreciate it.


Keith

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #47 on: Wednesday 28 September 11 20:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Keith, came across this post and really interested in the topic. Has the book been finished/printed? If so where might I get a copy. Many thanks
Lucy

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #48 on: Wednesday 28 September 11 21:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your interest, Lucy. I continue to work on the book, but new sources are appearing almost daily. I must just knuckle down and do it. When available I will post a message here and elsewhere.

Regards to all, Keith

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #49 on: Wednesday 12 June 13 21:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Jackie,
Back on  after a break :-)
I see you have listed connections to McCormicks and Brennan's. My first cousins would also be related to the Brennans through my Aunt Edna (nee Bell) We have a group on Facebook "the scattering"

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #50 on: Thursday 03 July 14 10:35 BST (UK) »
Hi keith
Your family is on my family tree. Hercules smith brothers abasolm fido jasper smith my great.
They where all fiddlers. North Marsden. Thomas had his fiddle stolen in a pub if I remember a write up. Please contact if we have the same one.
steve

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #51 on: Thursday 27 December 18 17:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

Have just discovered that Hercules Smith was my 6th GGuncle. My family go down through Wisdom Smith, James Smith, Defiance Smith (who married Robbie Penfold) Eliza Penfold who married Henry Holland. Down the Holland line to me.

I'm fascinated to learn that some of the lads were Gypsy Fiddle Players. I'd love some more info as my Dad, Henry Holland,  still alive at the the ripe old age of 93, has Dementia but is still very interested in our heritage,

Very many thanks
Ellalaine  :)
Romany Gypsies, Holland, Orchard, Penfold, Smith all from West Country or travelling in Usa
Sussex Bargemen, Scutts, Warners of Pulborough, Sussex

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Re: Traveller musicians
« Reply #52 on: Saturday 12 January 19 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello my great great grandfather was Noah shaw he had a brother William (Willa boy) they where from London, they were fiddle makers and players, Noah Shaw appears in a stradivarius magazine, would love to find out more