Lady Victoria Herbert, a god-daughter of Her Majesty the Queen and sister to the Earl of Carnarvon, has, at her own cost, had the tombstone of a king of the gipsies in Highclere Churchyard beautifully restored. The inscription runs thus :-
Sacred to the memory of Richard Stanly,
Who died December 15, 1822, aged 21 years.
The widowed mother and the orphan dear
Their loss together now deplore.
KING OF THE GIPSIES.
This titular head of the gipsy community died when travelling trough the parish of Highclere.
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Taunton Courier & Western Advertiser - Wednesday, 9th March 1898
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