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Scamp Family 2

James Hayward

Author of Gypsy Jib

James Hayward lives in semi-retirement in Suffolk where he runs a second-hand bookshop in the pleasant market town of Halesworth.


Growing up in his home town of Dover he realised that his paternal grandmother was in some ways special. She was the last of a long line of Gypsies to be born in a wagon and still had knowledge of their language. It was this knowledge that seized his imagination and he began to collect and record it, firstly as random notes then as a formal card index and eventually as a computer record. He also put together a large collection of literature on the subject, but more importantly began to seek first-hand knowledge of this rapidly vanishing language.


Gradually a strong desire emerged to share the results of his research with others. Retirement gave him the opportunity and Gypsy Jib is the result.


The author can be contacted on [email protected]


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Scamp Family 2



1881 British Census*Dwelling: 21 East St

Census Place: Folkestone, Kent, England

Source: FHL Film 1341239  PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1008    Folio 56    Page 46

Gildaroy SCAMP M    65      Birchington, Kent, HD Cutler

Catherine SCAMP    64   Ashford, Kent,   Rel: Wife

Gildsroy SCAMP    20    Chilham, Kent, Rel: Son  Occ: Cutler

Clara SCAMP    24    Female Ramsgate, Kent, Rel: Wife.


1881*Census Place: Deal, Kent, England

Riley SCAMP      61    Male   Ewell, Kent,   Occ: Grinder (Artiz)

Sarah SCAMP   63    Female Ewell, Kent,  Rel: Wife

Sampson SCAMP   U    27    Male   Adisham, Kent,  Rel: Son no occ

George SCAMP     U    23    Male   Charing, Kent,    Rel: Son

Mary SCAMP      U    21    Female Ramsgate, Kent,  Rel: Daur

Marsala SCAMPU    19    Female Elham, Kent,  Rel: Daur

Sidney SCAMP  U    18    Male   Aslesford, Kent,  Rel: Son.


1881 British Census*Dwelling: Solitwall Gipseys Tent

Census Place: Deal, Kent, England

 Oliver SCAMP  W    38    Male   N.K., Kent, Rel: Head  Occ: Hawker

Riley SCAMP 14    Male   Woolwich, Kent,   Rel: Son

Subina SCAMP 8     Female Maidstone, Kent,  Daur.


1891 Census, RG12-748-138-53 Folkestone, Kent.

Scamp, Gilderoy     81      Birchington, Kent      Head   Grinder

Scamp, Catherine  80       Willesborough, Kent     Wife.


1901 Census, RG13-846-142-19 Folkestone, Kent .

Gilderoy Scamp    43      Chilham, Kent,    Head    Cutler

Clara Scamp         45      Sandwich, Kent,  Wife

Gilderoy Scamp    20       Folkestone, Kent, Son   General Dealer

George Scamp    18        Folkestone, Kent, Son    Carter (Railway)

Ernest Scamp      16       Folkestone, Kent,  Son   Gardener (not domestic)

Sidney Scamp     12       Folkestone, Kent,  Son

Ada Scamp         10       Folkestone, Kent,  Daughter

Solomon Scamp   8        Folkestone, Kent,  Son.


1901 Census, RG13-841-19-20 Dover, Kent.

Sidney J Scamp     41     Gravesend, Kent  Head   Peg & Skewer Maker

Sisseli Scamp        39     Worthing, Sussex,  Wife   Hawker

Gilderoy Scamp     18      Portsmouth, Hampshire,  Son     Hawker

Riley Scamp          16      Boughton, Kent,   Son     Hawker

Patience Scamp   14      Romsey In Mud, Hampshire, Daughter  wker

Noah Scamp         12     Swanley, Kent,   Son    Hawker."


 Census Including related families recorded together.


1861*Northgate, Kent (Quite large group of travellers there )

John Seamp 42 hd b Wilsboro, Kent

Susan Seamp 37 b Brighton, Sussex

Charles Seamp16 b Woodchurch, Kent

Pella Seamp9 dau b Wye, Kent

Elizabeth Seamp6 b Margate, Kent

Rose Seamp4 b Sandwick, Kent

John Seamp3 b Canterbury, Kent

Grace Seamp4 Mo b Canterbury, Kent


David Williams abt 1836 Odiham Hampshire/Head dealer

Caroline Williams abt 1838 Bridge, Kent Wife

Thomas Williams abt 1839 Odiham Hampshire Brother

Thomas Williams abt 1860 Canterbury, Kent /Son


1871*Civil Parish: St Mildred Ecc Parish: Canterbury *Kent


John Scamp45 hd

Susanah Scamp39

Roselta Scamp14

John Scamp12

Grace Scamp10

Thomas Scamp8

William Scamp4

George Scamp3

Martha Scamp17 months


1881*Civil Parish: Canterbury St Mildred Kent

Street address: 10 Fortunes Passage Stour Street

George Baker hd 75 Broom maker

Sarah Baker wife 72 Hawker


Street address: 10 Fortunes Passage Stour Street

John Scamp 58 gen/dealer

Susan Scamp 51

Thomas Scamp 20

George Scamp13

William Scamp15

Martha Scamp11

Elizabeth Scamp8


13 Fortunes Passage Stour St

Thomas Scamp 23 head b Bridge, Kent/Licensed Hawker

Adeline Eliza Scamp 20 wife

Esther Scamp 2 dau


13 Fortunes Passage Stour St (House Subdivide)

Harriett Smith 76 hd former ag field worker

Amelia Smith 22

Harriett Smith 4

Francis Smith


14 Fortunes Passage Stour St

Steven Taylor 68 Shoe Mender Formerly Hawker b Cbury, Kent

Susan Taylor 66 wife b Ringwood, Hampshire


15 Fortunes Passage Stour Street

Isaac Coley 50 lab

Caroline Coley 50

George Coley 14

Daniel Coley 8


16 Fortunes Passage

Charlotte Williams Age: 19 b Canterbury Kent/Agr Field Worker