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Offline gela

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Ashena Brown
« on: Monday 06 April 20 14:12 BST (UK) »

Just wondered if anyone can help me please , Who is Ashena Brown in the gypsy parson book ?
I know it says she is Thomas Petulengro's sister and his parents were Moses Smith and Eldria Gray but i can't find anything about her , does anyone know who she was married to?

Any info would be a great help and interesting

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Re: Ashena Brown
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 April 20 14:23 BST (UK) »
Hi, Moses Smith and ELDRI Gray married Sept qtr 1846 Lincoln v 14 page 715

PS in 1861 Moses 44 b Leicestershire
Eldred 40 b Northamptonshire and family in Lincolnshire
Census ref RG09/2357/60/14

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Re: Ashena Brown
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 April 20 18:06 BST (UK) »
If she is said to be Thomas Petulengro's sister - then presumably Brown was her married name

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Old Tom, whose patronymic was Petulengro, the Gypsy equivalent of Smith, was known as Tom o’ the Gibbet (he was also known as Sneezing Tommy because of his predilection for a pinch of snuff, but we’ll concentrate on the former nickname). His married sister, Ashena Brown, when an elderly lady, told the story to the Gypsy’s Parson.
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