The Welsh Gypsies: Children of Abram Wood

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The Welsh Gypsies The Gypsy family of Abram Wood first arrived in Wales in the eighteenth century, a tawny-skinned people speaking a language close to Hindi and Sanskrit. Welsh society found their customs strange and sometimes unacceptable. The family included such colourful characters as Abram Wood himself, their chieftain, who always rode a pedigree horse. Full description

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Eldra Jarman is a descendant of Abram Wood. She is a great-granddaughter of John Roberts of Newtown and inherited the family gift for harp-playing.

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