Lavinia - Queen of the Gypsies

 
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Lavinia Bowers- Queen of the Gypsies. Shown with basket and 'wares' for sale.

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Julie Bowers re Jane Bowers

TerriBurton - May 11, 2016 03:08 AM EDT
Julie - Jane Bowers was married to James Pannell, their daughter was Louisa Pannell, she was my great grandmother.
Debbie - Jul 20, 2015 03:53 AM EDT
This is my great great maternal granny. Buried at the front of St Marys church although the headstone has gone.

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Julie Bowers - Jul 18, 2015 12:01 PM EDT
Was Jane bowers married to James bowers? My grandfather was also james, he had sisters Harriet, Amy Polly, Julia, maria, john, can't remember the rest, sorry they all lived and were born,traveled around Hampshire reading area my granfer was born in dedwater, in a tent!

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Theresa Burton - Nov 11, 2013 01:47 PM EDT
This lady was my mum's cousin. My mums great grandmother was Jane Bowers.
Jas - May 02, 2008 03:31 PM EDT
Thanks for the lovely comments Alandra! Who knows, maybe it was Lavinia that used to visit your neighbourhood?? :)
alandrapal - May 01, 2008 05:27 AM EDT
Oh, wonderful, Jas, - what a treasure of an image. Love it! Lavinia has a lovely face. The entire image is so pleasing. And how interesting about the Romany tradition of burning all the possessions and her wagon, - had not known about this. When we lived in southern England, as a child, a very nice older gypsy lady used to visit us, as she made her rounds, selling items, -- my Mum always invited her in for a cup of tea and a chat. I always liked this lady and found her fascinating, and she seemed to take special interest in me, too, so I've always had a special feeling about gypsies as well, and always felt that this lady sensed that I was "one of them, also, somehow". Mum often said that I was, not sure if she was kidding or not, but I didn't mind.
Jas - Mar 29, 2008 06:23 PM EDT
Thank you for looking at Lavinia Anne. I, too, have a great afinity with this lady; she is my Great, Paternal, Grandmother and when she passed away, her 'wagon' and all her possessions were burned in the Romany tradition. She resided (most of the time) in the South of England and her full name was Lavinia Bowers, nee. Barney. :)
anne - Mar 29, 2008 02:21 PM EDT
This is a special picture to me, because I Do have an affection for the gypsies and this lady's eyes are shaped like my Grandmother's eyes. Do I dare to hope? I used to be a genealologist and my ancestors came from Wales. Oh, and I read cards for years. It is a great picture, Jas, regardless! *g*

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