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Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« on: Saturday 04 March 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
I have been trying to trace my grandmothers family. She always told me that we had a gypsy princess in the family and she believed it to be either her grandmother or great grandmother. The only information i can get is as far as a lady called maria wistow who was born around 1870 i have found the marriage certificate as she married William wistow in seaton ross but cant find birth records or her maiden name so if anyone might be able to offer advice i would really appreciate it xc

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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 March 17 23:39 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, Melflay.

Could you give a year for that marriage, please?

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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 March 17 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat, I can see this potential marriage:-

11th May 1890 Attercliffe

William Walter Wistow 21 ( Transcribed as Wiston) Father Samuel
Maria Coggan 20 Father Joseph Coggan

William residing at 172, Atterciffe Common and Maria residing at 373, Attercliffe Common

One of the witnesses was a Susannah Coggan

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EDIT but this is about 60 miles from Seaton Ross!!
Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 March 17 23:45 GMT (UK) »
If you mean this family in 1891, then Joseph from a previous marriage?

William W Wistow   22  Derbyshire
Maria Wistow   21  Seaton Ross
Joseph A Wistow   4  Sheffield
Agnes Wistow   5/12  Sheffield

Edited:
Yes, that was why I queried the marriage...


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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 March 17 23:54 GMT (UK) »
1901 census gives a son William W Wistow, confirms mother's maiden name from GRO

William Walter Wistow, mmn Coggan
GRO Reference: 1900  D Quarter in SHEFFIELD  Volume 09C  Page 640

(Could not find Agnes on GRO even though on free bmd)

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And then this would be her birth?
Births September quarter  1869 
Maria Coggan   Pocklington    9d   67

mother's maiden name Buttle from GRO

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp

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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 March 17 00:01 GMT (UK) »
I do not understand why you could not find these people as they are in your tree on Ancestry.

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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 March 17 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry i didn't realise. It looks as though my mum was doing our tree. My apologies

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Re: Cant seem to find a person. Possibly gypsy
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 March 17 10:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for welcoming me and all of your help. X