Leeds Intelligencer

Vale Of Belvoir

Tuesday, 17th September 1771

Country News
Derby, Sept. 5.

We have an account from the Vale of Belvoir, that a numerous family of Gypsies lately took up their lodgings in a barn, at Red-mile-field, near Barnstone.
A noble D. Riding with an attendant that way, to take an airing, was alarmed with the cries of a woman in labour; and on enquiry finding the female Gypsy in distress, he very humanely sent his servant for immediate assistance, and soon after a cart, with plenty of refreshments. And we are further informed, that on Sunday the child (which was a boy) was publickly baptized, a plentiful dinner being served up in the barn to numerous company, and his Grace standing Godfather by proxy.

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