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Offline Michelle Ganley

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 04 February 18 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi I知 not sure if I知 doing this right but when I was young my dad used to take me to visit an old gypsey woman Romany I think he said she was a relative I知 just wondering is ganley a gypsey name grateful for any help

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 04 February 18 22:54 GMT (UK) »
Michelle; Just clarify a little, here. Was this in Ireland? Was this ladies name Ganley?

Just wanted to get the facts in order. Thanks  :)
GAITES (Alverstoke / Bath Pre 1850)
CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #20 on: Monday 05 February 18 10:16 GMT (UK) »
Sorry no it was in England but my dad said he had Irish family

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #21 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:55 GMT (UK) »
I see ..... So, the inference would be 'Irish Romani'. And he specifically said Romani, did he? Not Gypsy? And she was a Ganley?

Only, we've always had a good representation of British Gypsys here. (Just so happens I'm in Eire myself now) That is to say, as distinctive from the native Pav's.

But, Ganley isn't listed in 'The Book of Bob' (Click the little house, under my avatar) And nor do I personally recognise it as a Pavie name.

Where that leaves us, I really don't know. But, the usual, thorough and open minded, creeping search backwards from yeself might reveal the answers.
GAITES (Alverstoke / Bath Pre 1850)
CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 10:56 GMT (UK) »
Ahh I am really not sure I just remover she was a gypsey I was young and to be honest she scared me a bit lol guess I値l never know just made me curious when reading this topic thanks for the help though

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 08 November 18 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Lee is an Irish traveller surname, they were very secretive people and stayed is special places in Irelan did not only or always travel

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 00:19 GMT (UK) »
I was told my great Grandad was an Irish Tinker. Tinkers did not like to be called a gypsy as people tended to bundle up Romany Gypsies and Irish Tinkers as if they were all the same traveling folk.

I have been trying to trace my ancestors, but it stops at Great Grandads sons and daughters who have been found by way of the registers.

Can anyone tell me if travelers would be in the parish records or not. I know my uncle was born in Limerick and Great Grandad was rumoured to be from Cork, but I have not found either him or his wife.

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Chuck out their names, at least, Mixbag. Ye never know.
GAITES (Alverstoke / Bath Pre 1850)
CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 10:53 GMT (UK) »
Joseph Frederick Ward born circa 1852 and Mary Elizabeth n'ee Oates
Migrated to England. circa 1885
The Oldest child was born at Ulverstone in 1885, so I am presuming they landed their from Ireland at around that time as the rest of the children were born in Kendal, then Barnsley.
I did find a reference to Queenstown(Cobh) as a port with ships going to Ulverstone

Strange what you find from census though, it would appear that they had wrote down he was from York, probably because they couldn't tell he was saying Cork because of the thick Irish accent, so attributed it to what they thought it was.