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Marshall, William [Billy] (1671/2?–1792), Gypsy leader, was born either in the parish of Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, or in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire. The Gypsy clan to which he belonged was ruled by a chief, or ‘king’, called Isaac Miller; tradition has it that Marshall stabbed ...

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Wood, Abram (d. 1799), Gypsy patriarch, is a figure about whom information is meagre and mostly traditional. His surname is of English origin and it may be presumed that he migrated into Wales. His forename, like that of his wife, Sarah, is biblical, but his ancestry is completely obscure. However, a clear reference to ...