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Offline mrs bongo

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john biggs and sarah biggs are mentioned living in a caravan
« on: Wednesday 30 March 16 17:22 BST (UK) »
hi all
could some one please help our family tree out half the family say we are gypies  in 1881 in the romany weekly john biggs and sarah biggs  are mentioned living in a caravan
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Re: john biggs and sarah biggs are mentioned living in a caravan
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 30 March 16 23:29 BST (UK) »
Hi

There is one in the 1881 census in Worcestershire, Stourbridge

No. 2 caravan in Smithfield

John Biggs hd mar 25 wheelwright bn Warwickshire, Birmingham
Sarah         wf    "  26                       "   Worcestershire Blackheath
John          son       7                                      "             Cradley
Ann           dau       3                                                          "
Leah           "        1month                                           Dudley
Annie Smith servant  15                       Warw. Birmingham

Class: RG11; Piece: 2887; Folio: 121; Page: 49

In the following census 1891, the family are recorded as HAYES, Stourbridge, classed as 'Travelling Showmen'.

Class: RG12; Piece: 2302; Folio: 28; Page: 20

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Re: john biggs and sarah biggs are mentioned living in a caravan
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 March 16 23:38 BST (UK) »

1901 census the family are Hayes again, with a 7 year old son Jesse, who marries as Jesse BIGGS Hayes,

John Hayes/ Biggs classed as a 'Travelling Ghost ? ?'

Class: RG13; Piece: 2753; Folio: 25; Page: 41

After this the family are BIGGS

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Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
Census info is Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk