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what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« on: Saturday 16 April 11 21:09 BST (UK) »
Well a strange tale that Great granny told her family but i can't get to the bottom of it so i thought id share it with my roots chatters friends see what they make of it.
My Great Grandmother was Mary Annie Maria Tribe (I have put posts up regarding tribe family) She was born in Epsom in 1887. But let me start with her father and come forward. He was William Henry Tribe born 1861 on Epsom Common there is no father on birth certificate or baptisim record. In the 1881 census is living at the George High st Epsom occupation Musician. He meets Mary anne Hooper, they have children but they don't marry until 1890 i think all the children belong to him bar the eldest, only there youngest is born in wedlock i 1890. The daughter they have in 1887 is my g grandmother i have her birth certificate, i have found her on the 1891 census with her family her father is now a professor of music. 10 years later in 1901 William and Mary have completley disappeared along with some of the children. I can find two of the daughters working in a laundry still in Epsom. My G grandmother is in service in Warwickshire at the age of 13, a long way from Epsom i have no idea, i can't find any other of her siblings. My Great grandmother marries in warwickshire in 1908(which is where i am now) on the marriage cert it says William was a musician he is deceased but one of the witnesses is her brother William i couldn't find him in 1901
My Mother was always told by my great grandmother she was a Romany Gypsy, the story she told is her family were Romany Gypsies from Epsom and the reason she ended up here in Warwickshire was they were travelling this way and parked up somewhere near Dordon, when her family moved on she got left behind (dumped). It seems such a strange story to make up but for the life of me i can't get to the bottom of it. I'm sorry this is rather long and i hope it all makes sense, i would love to find out how she came to be in Warwickshire and if this tale is true.

            Looking forward to hearing what you all think

                          Best wishes Sharon
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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 April 11 23:10 BST (UK) »
The tale may well be true, I can't see why she'd make it up.  But on the other hand I have no idea how you would prove it.

She may have been "dumped" as she saw it, but lots of girls entered service when they were 13 and would be living in, away from their families.

I would suggest you try googling "romany family history" and see if you can find further sources.
Chowns in Buckinghamshire
Broad, Eplett & Pope in St Ervan/St Columb Major, Cornwall
Browning & Moore in Cambridge, St Andrew the Less
Emms, Mealing & Purvey in Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Barnes, Dunt, Gray, Massingham in Norfolk
Higho in London
Matthews & Nash in Whichford, Warwickshire
Smoothy, Willsher in Coggeshall & Chelmsford, Essex

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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 April 11 14:35 BST (UK) »
hi, sharon, its very hard to trace old links to romany folk, unless you have some more info or close links to your travelling family. but i can tell you epsom downs and surrounding the areas,have a long link to the romany people. and as to the tale granny tells, well it could be true as she saw it then. but i dont know of any dumping of family members within the gypsy folk, in fact they tend to be more than close. but she may have been hired for a fixed term as a worker. my own father one of about fifteen in his extended family, was romany who travelled and lived sometimes in a house, went to a hireing fair age sixteen, and worked a fix term, ie. six / twelve months, on a farm in the twenties. olso lots of romany children did work as casual farm or fruit workers. depending on the areas they lived in. so maybe she was hired to work by someone and the money paid to her father? and left till they came back at a later time?, with lots of mouths to feed this did sometimes happen, but the child would never get the money paid as it went to the family. so it may have seemed she was dumped! hope this is a help.  rob.g
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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 April 11 22:21 BST (UK) »
Sharon; I can never resist having a quick look at Bob Dawson's book, " A Romany in the Family ", when ever names I don't equate with come up.

 Sure enough though; " Tribe " is listed as a Gypsy name, recorded from Bucks and Berkshire.

 Not exactly a million miles from Epsom then. And Epsom would have been Mecca to those people, as Rob G indicates. Perfectly feasible too that such 'local' Gypsys would gravitate towards hanging around.

 Interestingly, " Hooper " is listed too. " 1908. HRT, NFK, SFK. " Hert's can't be dismissed here. Does 1908 mesh with ye own time scale? Sounds like it might. Starting to look like it walks like a duck, isn't it?

 As Jeuel points out too; My own Gt. Aunt was 'sold into service', in her early teens. " To sort her out ", as her parents put it to her. Bloody rich, coming from her mother!   ;)

 Not sure it did any good. She ~ my Gt. Aunt ~ still continued the 'noble' tradition, as taught to her and her sisters, by their mother, of publicly stripping to the waist to bare knuckle fight Royal Naval Personnel on the quays of Poole and streets of Portsmouth!  'Laarvly!'. Couldn't take them anywhere! ;D

 Dunno. Warwick seems a long old way to go. 'Why?', I find myself asking.

 But, does the why matter? It seems she wound up there .....

 ??? En route to Appleby ....?


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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 April 11 18:53 BST (UK) »
Is your family story true or just a fairy story...who knows but it is your family's oral history and that say a lot about families as I am sure we have all been told family stories, proving or disproving is another thing and if there are records then you can prove......travelling families could end up anywhere and if she was in service then there could be records, did her father sign or put an X to get paid for her?...if so its worth looking for...was she safely in service and the family were moved on? That could explain her being 'dumped' although warwickshire is not a bad place to be 'dumped' in

I would have thought if they were travellers then they are unlikely to be on each census...what are the addresses on the census and as a 'professor' of Music it was either to elevate his profession or true.

There are lots of links on here for gypies, romani, travellers etc and  some may help you find more information http://familytimeline.webs.com/apps/links/

I love family stories and have heard so many and the ones I have bottomed out have no relevance to the truth at all, but as I say it tells you a lot about your family and especially in that day and age it was possibly one of the few entertainments.

Good luck with your search
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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 May 11 21:29 BST (UK) »
Well a strange tale that Great granny told her family but i can't get to the bottom of it so i thought id share it with my roots chatters friends see what they make of it.
My Great Grandmother was Mary Annie Maria Tribe (I have put posts up regarding tribe family) She was born in Epsom in 1887. But let me start with her father and come forward. He was William Henry Tribe born 1861 on Epsom Common there is no father on birth certificate or baptisim record. In the 1881 census is living at the George High st Epsom occupation Musician. He meets Mary anne Hooper, they have children but they don't marry until 1890 i think all the children belong to him bar the eldest, only there youngest is born in wedlock i 1890. The daughter they have in 1887 is my g grandmother i have her birth certificate, i have found her on the 1891 census with her family her father is now a professor of music. 10 years later in 1901 William and Mary have completley disappeared along with some of the children. I can find two of the daughters working in a laundry still in Epsom. My G grandmother is in service in Warwickshire at the age of 13, a long way from Epsom i have no idea, i can't find any other of her siblings. My Great grandmother marries in warwickshire in 1908(which is where i am now) on the marriage cert it says William was a musician he is deceased but one of the witnesses is her brother William i couldn't find him in 1901
My Mother was always told by my great grandmother she was a Romany Gypsy, the story she told is her family were Romany Gypsies from Epsom and the reason she ended up here in Warwickshire was they were travelling this way and parked up somewhere near Dordon, when her family moved on she got left behind (dumped). It seems such a strange story to make up but for the life of me i can't get to the bottom of it. I'm sorry this is rather long and i hope it all makes sense, i would love to find out how she came to be in Warwickshire and if this tale is true.

† † † † † † Looking forward to hearing what you all think

† † † † † † † † † † † † † Best wishes Sharon

Not sure if this is any help :
death 16th Sept 1940 - probate 29th Oct 1940

Tribe William Henry otherwise William of 93 Gladstone road Wimbledon Surrey
 died 16th Sept 1940 at 82 gladstone Rd Wimbledon
Admin Llandudno Wales 29th oct to George Frederick Tribe ( the elder)
house decorator
 effects £247 2d


A death  reg : William H Tribe 1937 - aged 66 ( b 1871)
Surrey South Eastern 2a  555

A death reg : William H Tribe 1940 -aged 58 ( b 1882)
 Surrey North  Eastern 2a 163
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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 May 11 17:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your replies and advice, this is a mystery that i will continue to try and unravel, its all part of the hobby i suppose.

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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 June 13 11:35 BST (UK) »
Have you got any further?

I was chatting with a friend yesterday and he said his mother was from the Tribe family and her mother had been an orphen.

Why I do not know,I asked if they were gypsies.  He said not as far as he knew but that they had been wateremen on the Thames in London.

I hope to get further information from him. Sandra


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Re: what do rootschatters make of g grannies story (Gypsy or not)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 March 19 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Did you ever get any further Yasmina. Unfortunately I havenít but itís not through not trying. As frustrating as it gets I wonít ever give up.think Iím addicted
 
        Sharon
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