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Bazena Clifton (Mother was a Smith)
« on: Thursday 08 November 18 08:57 GMT (UK) »
"Bazena Clifton, an old lady of caste almost equal to that of a Lee or a Holland, confirms the story. She has lived in tents all her life. She was born in a tent, married from a tent"
London Evening Standard 1879

"Bazena Clifton, who said that she had sixteen children, fifteen of whom are alive, several of
them being born in a roadside tent. She says that she was married out of one of these tents ; and her brother died and was buried out of a tent at Packington, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch. This poor woman knows about three hundred families of gipsies in eleven of the Midland and Eastern
counties, and has herself, so she says, four lots of gipsies travelling in Lincolnshire at the present time. She said she could not read herself, and thinks that not one gipsy in twenty can. She has travelled all her life. Her mother, named Smith, of which there are not a few, is the mother of
fifteen children, all of whom were born in a tent."

https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028693632/cu31924028693632_djvu.txt

She is called Bazena Clayton here!!
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28548/28548-h/28548-h.htm

What was her mothers fist name?
Who was her partner?
What were any of her childrens names?
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Bazena Clifton (Mother was a Smith)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 November 18 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Might have answered my own question

Bazina Clayton's children?
https://www.british-genealogy.com/archive/index.php/t-50890.html
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)