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Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« on: Sunday 05 June 16 19:14 BST (UK) »
I had lots of problems trying to trace my Romany roots .....my grandfathers name was William Foster and as far as i can see the family originated from the Chertsey/Addlestone area in Surrey his father had a scrap metal business and his name was Henry Amos Foster they also married into the Evans family which i believe is also a travelling family can anyone offer any help

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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 June 16 19:19 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Could you post the birth place and year for your grandfathers please. Also have you found them on any census?

If you could post as much information that you can then that would be most useful.

JJ

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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 June 16 20:13 BST (UK) »
Is this your family in 1901?
Looks like Henry Amos Foster is using his middle name

1901 Guildford Rd Chertsey Surrey
Amos Foster head M 44 Rag and Metal Merchant Hockliffe Beds
Cecelia wife 40 Norwood Middlesex
George son 14 Brentford Middlesex
Emily daughter 11 Chertsey Surrey
WILLIAM son 9 Chertsey
Arthur son 5 Chertsey deaf & dumb
Alice daughter 2 Chertsey
RG13 590 14 20

Suz
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 June 16 20:27 BST (UK) »
hi thanks for the reply ...im a little mixed up my great grandfather was a Albert John Foster born in 1885 and died 1912 his father my great great grandfather was Henry Amos Foster born 1856 and married a cecilla anne carter in 1861 ......my grandfather was william frank foster born in 1912 ....my mother told me this story about having a Romany past but sadly she is no longer here and i have not much info to go one

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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 June 16 20:42 BST (UK) »
I haven't found definate Romany roots yet
Henry Amos is Henry in 1861 & 1871 then he goes by his middle name of Amos

This is his marriage in case you don't have full details
Parish register marriage after banns St Paul Old Brentford
28 ?(there is a blot on actual day) May 1878
Amos Foster 21 Bachelor occ labourer High St father John Foster occ labourer
Cecelia Ann Carter 18 spinster Ealing Lane father Luke Alfred Carter occ Gardener
witnesses John Foster & Fanny Carter
all signed

Suz
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 June 16 20:46 BST (UK) »
thanks thats a great help , i will try and find out more information

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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 June 16 21:00 BST (UK) »
this looks like Albert John (your great grandfather's) baptism
Brentford St Paul
Albert John Foster
born 21 January 1885
baptism 5 July 1885
parents Amos& Cecelia Foster
address 53 North Rd
father's occupation labourer

and his marriage
St Peter Chertsey
11 July 1906
Albert John Foster 21 Bachelor occ lab address Chertsey father Amos Foster occ Marine Store Dealer
Lilian Blanche Remnant 19 spinster address Chertsey father William Martin Remnant occ Stockman
witnesses Emma Selina Hellene Saunders & William Chas Remnant
all signed

Suz
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 June 16 21:22 BST (UK) »
Here is Albert John in 1891 with his parents

1891
5 Robinsons Row Chertsey Surrey
Amos Foster Head M 34 marine Store Dealer Hockliffe Beds
Siculia (spellt like this on census!) wife 30 Dulwich London
\\\elizabeth daughter 12 scholar Brentford
Fanny daughter 10 scholar Brentford
Henry son 7 Brentford
ALBERT son 6 brentford
George son 4 Brentford
Emily daughter 2 Chertsey Surrey
RG12 552 22 2

by 1901 Albery and brother Harry were not with parents

1901
Pyrcroft Rd Chertsey Surrey
William Mills Head M 33 labourer Iron Works Godalming Surrey
Fanny Mills wife 27 Chertsey
William V Mills son 1 Chertesy
Harry Foster Boarder 17 Marine Store Dealer's assistant Middlesex
ALBERT FOSTER boarder 16 Marine store dea;er's assistant Brentford Middlesex
Archibald Rogers Boarder 13 Milk Boy & Scholar not known from Workhouse
Harry harding Boarder 5 not known from Workhouse
RG13 590 816 10

Suz
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Trying to trace my Romany roots Foster and Evans
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 June 16 22:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Suz so it seems that the stories i have been told are rubbish thanks for clearing that all up for me