Monument record 0573000000 - CARTERS LANE

Summary

Seventeenth century gravestone, possibly moved from its original position where it marked the grave of the King of the Gypsies

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • GRAVESTONE (1641, 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Height 1200 mm Width 0700 Depth/Thickness 0200
Plan Form - SUBSQUARE
'KING OF THE GYPSIES' GRAVESTONE WITH DATE 1641. A GYPSY CARAVAN ONCE PARKED HERE (PHOTO OF STONE)(B1-2). STONE LOCATED ON ROAD SIDE (B3). STONE RUBBED: NAME 'BOSWELL' (COMMON GYPSY NAME) THEN SAID TO BE VISIBLE (B4). STONE REPOSITIONED: NO TRACE OF BURIAL. DATE 1641 VISIBLE. DUG INTO UNDISTURBED CLAY (B5). 1640 REGISTER OF ST MARY'S CHURCH, AYLESBURY RECORDS THAT ON MARCH 20, EDWARD BOZWELL, 'KING OF THE GYPSIES', TYNIMERE SMYTH & EDWARD SMITH, GYPSIES, WERE EXECUTED. GRAVESTONE, DATED TO 'FIRST DAY OF 1641', 5 DAYS LATER, BEARS NAME 'BOZWELL' & PERHAPS MARKS SITE OF BURIAL? (B6). REFERENCE TO THE 'KING OF THE GYPSEYS', KNOWN AS 'JEMMY' AND HIS WIFE 'FAIR NANCY', IN OXFORDSHIRE, 'IN THE LANES AND COMMONS ABOUT BICESTER'. (B7)

Sources (7)

  • <1>SBC4726 Unpublished document: 1987. EYDEN REV M SEPT 1987 (LETTER & PHOTO).
  • <2>SBC15223 Bibliographic reference: Uttley A. 1950. UTTLEY A 1950 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P251.
  • <3>SBC12141 Bibliographic reference: PIKE A R JULY 1990 FIELD VISIT.
  • <4>SBC7058 Verbal communication: 1991. KEMP MRS D TO PIKE A R, NOV 1991.
  • <5>SBC5080 Unpublished document: Farley M E. 1992. FARLEY M E NOV 1992 WATCHING BRIEF.
  • <6>SBC13766 Unpublished document: 1995. RODWELL G 1995 (?LETTER, FILED).
  • <7>SBC19755 Bibliographic reference: Buckinghamshire Records Society. 1998. RECOLLECTIONS OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. No.31.

Location

Grid reference SP 76387 20661 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish QUAINTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Field visit (EBC14493)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (EBC1159)

Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 7:41PM

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