CONFESSIONS 1615-1616 - Depositions of travellers, Gypsies, fraudsters,
and makers of counterfeit documents, including a
A series of depositions
taken at Winchester House of Correction in 1615 and 1616 paints
an interesting picture of the travelling community of the Jacobean
period. The final deposition concerns Counterfeit Egyptians,
i.e. Gypsies, and includes a list of more than a hundred Romany
words and phrases with their English equivalents. With the exception
of a few fragments printed in 1547, this list is the earliest
known record of the Romany language in Great Britain.
vocabulary of the Romany language
and Annotated by Alan McGowan (A5, 32 pages)
"A fascinating booklet, to be enjoyed by those who like
their history straight from the 'gry's' mouth!"
- Hampshire Archives Trust Newsletter, Spring 1997.
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