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WILLIAMS travelling in Oxfordshire
« on: Saturday 06 February 10 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am tracing a gypsy family who travelled around Berkshire and Oxfordshire.  I am looking for the baptisms of the following:

Elisha WILLIAMS b1834 Wheatley
Richard WILLIAMS b1851 Henley-on-Thames

At the top of the tree is a James WILLIAMS all I know that he was born c1802-06 in Wokingham, Berkshire but he may well have been baptised in Oxfordshire, I have checked all obvious records in Berkshire. 

I know it's a long shot, they didn't always baptise their children where they were born, but if anyone has easy access to these records, I would be very grateful for any help.
FREEMANTLE - Hampshire  WILLIAMS - Gypsy/Romany family  GILES - Greenham  GILMORE - London  AMOR - Pewsey/Wilcot  DULIEU - London  BISHOP - Enborne  WILLIAMS - Kent BROWN - Kent/Peckham TIDMARSH

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Re: WILLIAMS travelling in Oxfordshire
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 February 10 16:36 GMT (UK) »
can't find a baptism for any but found them in the 1841 census their name is transcribed as williamy/williany


James Williamy     35
Sarah Williany    35
James Williany    13
Richd Williany    10
Elisha Williany    7
Mary Williany    4
Samuel Williany    1
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Re: WILLIAMS travelling in Oxfordshire
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 February 10 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi, that's the same family, but I can't go back any further - it's very frustrating as I have gone back further with all my other names!!

I may just have to accept that this is as far back as I am going to get, and concentrate on finding out more about their fascinating lifestyle!

Thank you very much for taking the time to look  :)
FREEMANTLE - Hampshire  WILLIAMS - Gypsy/Romany family  GILES - Greenham  GILMORE - London  AMOR - Pewsey/Wilcot  DULIEU - London  BISHOP - Enborne  WILLIAMS - Kent BROWN - Kent/Peckham TIDMARSH


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Re: WILLIAMS travelling in Oxfordshire
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 February 10 20:44 GMT (UK) »

You might like to think about having a search done of the OFHS's Oxfordshire Baptism 1537-1851 (see "Search Services" at www.ofhs.org.uk for full details).

Both Henley and Wheatley (and the respective surrounding parishes) are included.  Richard might just be "on the cusp" date-wise, but Elisha might be located if a baptism took place.

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Re: WILLIAMS travelling in Oxfordshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 February 10 08:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that Pennie, I will definitely look into that.  :)
FREEMANTLE - Hampshire  WILLIAMS - Gypsy/Romany family  GILES - Greenham  GILMORE - London  AMOR - Pewsey/Wilcot  DULIEU - London  BISHOP - Enborne  WILLIAMS - Kent BROWN - Kent/Peckham TIDMARSH