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Travellers

hlouisew

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I'm not sure being a traveller is actually an occupation, but as my ancestor classed himself as a traveller on one of his children's baptism records maybe it is.

I long heard rumours that I had traveller roots and upon further research it would appear I did.

I wonder if my ancestors The Stanley's and The Johnson's were from well known extensive travelling families. In most censuses they classed themselves as basket makers or hawkers ( apparently these are common occupations of travellers)

If anyone could give me any info on traveller communities in Victorian England particularly around the London, Buckinghamshire areas or just how to research them or any info at all it would be greatly appreciated

Many Thanks!
 
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