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The Buckland family were often mentioned by the 'Rais' in the early editions of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society
as well as the Genealogy ,they were also mentioned when they got into trouble as this extract shows:-
In an Issue of 1909 it was reported that Ocean -wife of Francis Buckland ,of Bullingdon Green,Cowley-had been summoned for assaulting Mary Buckland and that John Buckland-of the same address-had been summoned for beating and assaulting George Simpson,the father of Ocean and Francis' two adopted children.(Please use scroll mouse at the bottom of the page to see all the content)
To obtain any of the references or photos you would need to contact the Special collection dept of :-_University of Liverpool :-
(JGLS 1922)E.O.Winstedt:- For generations the family of Kunsaleti Smith had been travelling in the area around Ipsden in Oxfordshire ,where the name 'Gonzalletta' is entered in a register: 1837,Jan,10. Gonzaletta,daughter of Henry and Anne Smith,Gypsies'. he noted that the names possibly spelled wrong by the rector or deliberately given wrong by the parents.
"UNITY second daughter of Henry Locke a Gypsy" was married at Chedworth Church to a Mr George Payne ,late of Terrington. henry was father of Mathew, and so little averse was he to house-dwellers that,though the marriagew took place in a 'Gypsy encampment,' he offered to give a dowry of '500 guineas with each of his two unmarried daughters,provided they married men of good character,and householders.
It may seem improbable that that the Locks,who now travel mainly in and on the borders of Wales,especially North Wales ,should be found so far South as Norwood; but within the memory of the older living members of the family Gloucestershire,still the habitat of Mairik lock's descendants,was the home of all the family; and it was not till the middle of the last century that Mathew and his descendants migrated, first to Shropshire,where some may still be found,and then to North Wales as a centre.
Source [ The Norwood gypsies and their vocabulary,Eric Otto Winstedt,JGLS,2nd Series,Vol.IX,pp.151-152] (This branch of the Locks were originally Boswell according to different sources)
Liberty Stevens ,Charlotte Loveridge,Ruben smith,Lena Buckland & Georgina,Clementina,Clara Loveridge and Singe buckland-Horton Bucks- July-1920
Charlotte wife of Jack Cooper and infant-April 1923 Bookham-Common(date must be wrong uness another Charlotte as she died 1878?)
A few extracts from the Gypsy Lore Society Journals
5th October 1778 – Bridewell, Hertfordshire
William Bosville and Commerserilla Bosville were passed to their place of settlement –
29th August 1812, Bridewell, Herts
Wisey Mentar Boswell and Christy Boswell committed for indecent and disorderly behaviour
9th November 1880:-Baptised - John, illegitimate son of William Curtis and Viraminta Smith “Travelling Gypsies”
30th August 1772:-? Born or Baptised at Cardington, Beds - Sinurus, daughter of John and Margaret Smith, “Travelling Gypsies”
6th October, 1740:-Party of Boswells – Charles Snr and Jnr, Hannah, Letitia and ‘Bush’, taken from Hertford to Newgate gaol for transportation
3.2.1769:-Sibby Draper, daughter of Saunders and Beaty Draper – Gypsies
At Ivinghoe – Tinkerfield is recorded as Hearne, Horn, Earns and Erns. Ayres also recorded as Hare. Both Ayres?Hare and Ern/Hearn were first called HAIR
Ivinghoe – Baptised 26.3.1792 – Riley, son of Tinkerfield and Flowery Hearne, Gypsy vagrants.
Prettymaid also had a child by Tinkerfield (I will be adding more on Tinkerfield and the Hearn/Ayres)
The name Riley was common amongst the Smiths which suggests that Flowery too was a Smith and that Tinkerfield lived with two sisters, either together or at a different time ,Shulah or “Old Shulah” may well have been Tinkerfield’s mother
Christened at Wing 20th December 1789 (born 14th December) Trinetta Earns, illegitimate daughter of Tinkerfield Earns and Mary Smith (Vicar queried spelling of the name Hearn)
Amos and Sophia Cooper’s first son James was born on Wiltshire Downs and became tall and handsome with curly black hair. In 1939 he joined the RAF. Amos and Sophia also had a daughter Mary
22nd January 1880 John Roberts, a famous Welsh Gypsy (father of John Louis Roberts of Pentre Voelas) said his grandmother was Molly Stanley – wife of Abram Woods second son William
Frederick Cowles in the Journals of the Gypsy Lore Society writes that members of the COOPER family could perform miracles with an old jack-knife and a block of pear wood and found a ready market for their work. He also mentions that a friend of his bought a fine iron work specimen of a fire-dog and although he searched everywhere, he could never find a companion to make a pair. Eventually one of the LEES copied it for him and it was so perfectly made that it was said that only an expert could tell the original from the copy.