Gypsies – Tents – Didcot

Extracts from a report in the BERKS & OXON ADVERTISER – 12 May 1899. Referring to the shocking state of affairs relating to a number of people living in tents at Didcot. From instructions received I have visited the Didcot tents, situated in the north-west corner of the parish, Mr. Dennis Napper, the owner ofContinue reading “Gypsies – Tents – Didcot”

The children of John and Sarah Ann Orchard (Archer)

Angelina Orchard Butler – born 11 August 1851. Union Workhouse, Faringdon, Berkshire. Sarah Ann Orchard – born 5 December 1852. Faringdon, Berkshire. Rosina Archer – born 1853. Faringdon, Berkshire. Arthur Adolphus Archer – born April 1854. Faringdon, Berkshire. Died January 1942. Devizes, Wiltshire. Tryphena Archer – born January 1856. Baptised 28 March 1856. Highworth, Wiltshire.Continue reading “The children of John and Sarah Ann Orchard (Archer)”

The children of Joseph and Ann Orchard (Romany Travellers)

Joseph Orchard – baptised 3 January 1808. Newington, Oxfordshire. Died an infant. Jonathan Orchard – baptised 14 May 1809. Long Wittenham, Berkshire. James Orchard (Archer) – born 1811. Wallingford, Berkshire. Penelope (Penella) Orchard (Archer) – baptised 15 May 1814. Marcham, Berkshire. Died 1883. Faringdon, Berkshire. Joseph Orchard (Archer) – baptised 19 May 1816. Baydon, Wiltshire.Continue reading “The children of Joseph and Ann Orchard (Romany Travellers)”

Archers at Liddington Encampment – 1861 Census

LIST OF PERSONS NOT IN HOUSES George Archer – Head – 43 – Wire Worker – Born – Woolstone, Berks Elizabeth Archer – Wife – 33 – Born – Reading, Berks Richard Archer – Son – 16 – Born – Fyfield, Berks Henry Archer – Son – 13 – Born – Faringdon, Berks Thomas ArcherContinue reading “Archers at Liddington Encampment – 1861 Census”

Stealing Lead – George Archer and John Scarrott

READING MERCURY – 8 February 1851. George Archer and John Scarrott were committed for trial at the next Assizes, charged with stealing a quantity of lead, on the 11th of January last, at the parish of Wadley, the property of Mr Edward James. The accused parties were members of the wandering tribe of gypsies locatedContinue reading “Stealing Lead – George Archer and John Scarrott”