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 ...

3818 BMD Records
643 Census Individuals
215 Newspaper Articles
2357 Locations

Blog Articles

Trail Owen Stanley, Boswell, Ayres?

Owen Stanley, Boswell, Ayres?

Saturday, 19th Jan 2019 | by Gary

It’s been a while (somewhat of an understatement) since I posted my last article and I’d like to today focus again on Owen Stanley and provide some updates as to other information I have discovered. Before we begin, I will say that this is more of a “thinking out loud” article, rather than providing any …
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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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Dayton, Ohio Owen Stanley Revisited

Owen Stanley Revisited

Thursday, 4th Aug 2016 | by Gary

As promised a few days ago, in today’s post we will be attempting to update you all in our ongoing research into Owen Stanley and his proposed baptism under the name Boswell. I will apologise in advance if I throw a lot of records and information at you, but they are all required to try …
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