Leeds Intelligencer

Gypsy Marriage

Tuesday, 27th August 1771

A few days since was married at Isleworth, the King of the Gypsies' daughter to a second husband; She is about 22 years of age, and the man 17.

About twenty couple walked from the Bell to the Church, and returned in the like manner to the same place, after the ceremony was performed; only as they went, the women leant on the men; but on their return back, the men leant on the women.

The dinner was served under the four elms on Hounslow-heath, and forty Gypsies sat down together. There was great plenty of all kinds of provision, fowls not excepted, and liquor in the same manner. When they had dined, the standers by regaled themselves with what they had left, whose number amounted to some hundreds. The bridegroom's pockets were well lined with gold, and the father declared he could give him a thousand pounds.

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