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janetlee

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Hi Everyone

I live in Australia but was born in Willesden, London. My grandparents were Cinderella & Percy Albert Lee; they were Romany gypsies. I have spent 18 months looking for them and have hit a brickwall.
 

Elly

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Hiya Janet,

Here are a couple of Gypsy genealogy sites which may help you with your research...

Romany Roots -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/romany_roots/

Gypsies & Travellers - The 18th Century British Gypsy Community -
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/comuunities/gypsy-traveller.html

Gypsy & Traveller Organisations -
http://www.gypsy-traveller.org/contacts.htm

The National Fairground Archive -
http://www.shef.ac.uk/nfa/

Romany & Traveller Family History Society -
http://website.lineone.net/~rtfhs/links.html

Gypsy & Traveller Communities within Britain -
http://www.journeyfolki.org.uk/

I hope these help.

Regards
 

juliejtp

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Hi Janet,

Could these be be connected to your Lee's

1881 census:-

civil parish Tranmere, reg dist Birkenhead, sub reg dist Tranmere, countyCheshire

address:- in a van in field behind Simms Hotel

household members

Cinderella Lee wife mar age 30 born Epping Essex
Clifford Lee son age 9 born Plaistow Essex
Ernest Lee son age 6 born Islington
Percy A Lee son age 2 born Finsubury Park
Alice M Lee dau age 3 months born Tranmere

This family is also on the 1901 census with a few more additions, without Percy but husbands name is Leonard do you want the info?

Julie
 

juliejtp

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Hi Janet,

Have found a marriage for Leonard and Cinderella and 1871, 1881 census (for Leonard) 1891 census as well as the 1901 census, post message if you want the info.

Julie
 

janetlee

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:D :D Hi Elly
Thank you for those sites. I will investigate and let you know how I go. Sorry the reply is so late; I am a newcomer and have no idea how to work the system!

Janet
Hiya Janet,

Here are a couple of Gypsy genealogy sites which may help you with your research...

Romany Roots -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/romany_roots/

Gypsies & Travellers - The 18th Century British Gypsy Community -
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/comuunities/gypsy-traveller.html

Gypsy & Traveller Organisations -
http://www.gypsy-traveller.org/contacts.htm

The National Fairground Archive -
http://www.shef.ac.uk/nfa/

Romany & Traveller Family History Society -
http://website.lineone.net/~rtfhs/links.html

Gypsy & Traveller Communities within Britain -
http://www.journeyfolki.org.uk/

I hope these help.

Regards
 

janetlee

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Hi Juliejtp
Thank you. Yes, I do have that info; I am hoping they are my great-great grandparents. They have a son Percy Albert Lee; this is my grandfathers name but I can't find a marriage for him. I have no idea whether you will get this!!!!!!!!!!!
janetlee
 

juliejtp

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Hi Janet,

I've had a look at the bmd there are about 3 Percy Albert Lee's listed, 1 Percy A Lee and a few Percy Lee's. Have you any of their children's birth certs, that will give you the mothers maiden name? and the places of the where the children were born?

Julie
 
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