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Offline louisa maud

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Water gypsies, bargees
« on: Wednesday 01 May 13 18:21 BST (UK) »
I have numerous people in my family 1800 + who were bargees, water gypsies as they were also known as who   mainly travelled on the Grand Union Canal

Any information about their lives I would be glad to hear about

Louisa Maud
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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 May 13 17:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Louisa Maud

Have you taken a look at the Facebook page called 'A Waterways Heritage - Canal Connections and Family History'? There's a great exchange of info there about families plus photos of canal people:

http://www.facebook.com/AWaterwaysHeritage?fref=ts

Also, try the specialist family history guide 'Tracing your canal ancestors' by Sue Wilkes, published by Pen and Sword, 2011.

Sharon
Smith - East Anglia & Lancashire
Taylor - East Anglia
Draper
Hope
Shaw
Gray
Boswell
Lovell
Robinson
Chilcott
All Blackpool Gypsies
"Royal Epping Forest Gypsies": ball-giving group
"Borrow's Gypsies": the people that the novelist George Borrow (1803-1881) knew and wrote about

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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 May 13 18:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply but I don't do facebook

Louisa Maud
Census information is Crown Copyright,
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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes


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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 May 13 11:23 BST (UK) »
That's a pity because there are some excellent family history resources available on Facebook.

Smith - East Anglia & Lancashire
Taylor - East Anglia
Draper
Hope
Shaw
Gray
Boswell
Lovell
Robinson
Chilcott
All Blackpool Gypsies
"Royal Epping Forest Gypsies": ball-giving group
"Borrow's Gypsies": the people that the novelist George Borrow (1803-1881) knew and wrote about

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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 May 13 15:02 BST (UK) »

Have you taken a look at the Facebook page called 'A Waterways Heritage - Canal Connections and Family History'? There's a great exchange of info there about families plus photos of canal people:

http://www.facebook.com/AWaterwaysHeritage?fref=ts

Hi Citizen Smith, that's a very good link, I have been following this thread and have just visited the Facebook page, I am trying to find pictures of the barge "Hessel" as I have ancestors living on it in the 1881 census. many thanks.
Frank.
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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 May 13 16:32 BST (UK) »
Today I "opened" the RootsChat database for Travelling People.

I wasn't sure about adding Water Gypsy" to the sub-groups, as I don't know if it's a "recognised" term.  Please let me know what you think about this.
Another possibility (if there is enough interest) would be to make a separate group for Canal and River Boat people. Perhaps "Water Gypsys" would fit in there better ?

Bob


Topic: A RootsChat database for Travelling People
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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 May 13 18:42 BST (UK) »
I think it would be a great idea Bob. especially a group for canal people.
Frank.
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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 May 13 18:44 BST (UK) »
Yes Bob
I think it would be a good idea

I have so many of my grandmother's sister's who were bargees

Louisa Maud
Census information is Crown Copyright,
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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes

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Re: Water gypsies, bargees
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 May 13 14:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Louise and Frank,

in order not to go off topic here, I've moved the database discussion to this topic:

Topic: A RootsChat database for Canal and River boat people ???
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,647978.0.html

Bob
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