About Us

This project originally started as a personal journey in one persons attempts to map out his Romany family tree, but as so many families are closely intertwined, it very quickly grew out of hand and turned into what you find before you here today; a heritage project dedicated to finding, tracking and recording any mention of Romany Gypsy families and individuals between the years 1500-1900, in the United Kingdom & United States of America.

This project is still run by an individual looking to complete his own family tree but as we are all essentially family, we hope you'll find some of the information shared within the pages of this website, useful in your own research ...


Includes tracing various Romany family lines or individuals & breaking down brick walls.


Everything of interest we discover in our research, we carefully log and record.


When the research & recording processes are complete, we share our discoveries here ...

2700 BMD Records
530 Census Individuals
210 Newspaper Articles
1722 Locations

Blog Articles

Open Letter Open Letter to Dominic Raab

Open Letter to Dominic Raab

Sunday, 8th Apr 2018 | by Gary

Dear Mr Raab, I can’t decide if it’s quite apt or ironic that I write this on the 8th April – International Romani Day – a day that we are supposed to celebrate our culture and raise awareness of the issues that face us, because some feel there is little to celebrate and after 500+ …
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House Of Commons 1834 Changing Attitudes

Changing Attitudes

Wednesday, 11th Oct 2017 | by Gary

Being a project focused on the history of Romany Gypsies and Travellers, it’s not often that we dip our toes into political waters but following the recent Commons debate regarding Gypsies and Travellers that took place on the 9th October 2017, having one foot in the past and one in the present, I believe gives …
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The Rev. James Crabb (Part 2)

The Rev. James Crabb (Part 2)

Sunday, 26th Feb 2017 | by Gary

A few short weeks after Francis Proudley was hung, the Rev. James Crabb happened upon the old woman he had first witnessed sat outside the court room with Patience, when they had just learned of Francis’ fate. In his book 1 he states; Some weeks elapsed before he (Crabb) could hear any thing of her, …
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Southampton circa 1839 The Rev. James Crabb (Part 1)

The Rev. James Crabb (Part 1)

Sunday, 19th Feb 2017 | by Gary

There will be many who read this who have never before heard the name of the Rev. James Crabb, but he was an independent minister and Reverend, who was born in Wiltshire in 1774. He spent his early years as an itinerant preacher in the Hampshire countryside, later coming to settle and live in Millbrook, …
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