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Blythe, the famous gypsy family of Scotland. A Bill Clinton connection?
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Posted on 09/21/2002 7:01:17 PM PDT by dennisw

The Yetholm (Scotland) Gypsies have made the village famous throughout the world. The Faa and Blythe groupings were the dominant families in British Gypsy culture throughout the past three hundred years. Although gypsy blood still courses through many local veins, the discreet family links have died out as the members have intermarried with the locals. The Baillie, Tait, Douglas, Young, Gordon and Blyth families all have blood links with the gypsy families of the past. The former 'Gypsy Palace' is just off Kirk Yetholm Green, on the road to Halterburn. Once the home of the King of the Gypsies, it is now a private house.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 1stgypsypresident; bill; blythe; clinton; trampsandthieves

1 posted on 09/21/2002 7:01:17 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw
More good info at these URLs:

http://www.tassie.net.au/~rteirney/Bill_Blyth.html


http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=4813dd7ae736cf8a&rnum=1



http://www.economist.com/search/search.cfm?qr=BLYTHE&area=1&cb=46



2 posted on 09/21/2002 7:03:50 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=4813dd7ae736cf8a&rnum=1


Matters are complicated by the fact that many American gypsies, when asked,prefer to identify themselves by national origin. America's Roma are divided into a bewildering array of ethnic and cultural subgroups from almost every country of Europe and the Middle East. Even Bill Clinton is said to have gypsy blood; his biological father, William Blythe, may have been one of the Blythe clan, a gypsy family from the Scottish borders.




3 posted on 09/21/2002 7:05:29 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw
It's all the same family, but Billzo's Blythe folks arrived quite early.

An interesting sidelight to all of this is his birth father's connection to the Church of the First born. It's an old cult, more American Indian in origin than European, and Billzo took care that they could continue to use peyote lawfully while he was President.

His grandmother was a fortune teller in a carnival. He traveled with his mother and grandmother in the summers.

4 posted on 09/21/2002 7:06:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dennisw
Bubba's ancestry can be traced to the nearest putrid swamp.
5 posted on 09/21/2002 7:08:35 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: muawiyah
His grandmother was a fortune teller in a carnival. He traveled with his mother and grandmother in the summers.

His intro to the carny/scammer/liar lifestyle.

6 posted on 09/21/2002 7:09:49 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Paul Atreides
Not really. His ancestry can also be traced to President John Adams and President William Henry Harrison, same as with the Bush family!
7 posted on 09/21/2002 7:09:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Paul Atreides
"Bubba's ancestry can be traced to the nearest putrid swamp."

Good one! I have always thought he came from under a slimy rock.

8 posted on 09/21/2002 7:10:20 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: dennisw
his biological father, William Blythe,

I thought there was some question about this? DNA please.

9 posted on 09/21/2002 7:13:58 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: dennisw
Pickpockets, beggars and thieves?

Naaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. Not OUR Bill!

10 posted on 09/21/2002 7:14:01 PM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: dennisw
http://216.239.39.100/search?q=cache:pjF_FuDO8B4C:www.pe.net/~kathys/gypsy.htm+%22Irish+TRAVELER%22+++%22Bill+Clinton%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


Bill Clinton is said to Have Gypsy Blood; Association of Gypsies/Romani International; American President Bill Clinton is said to have Gypsy blood; his biological father, William Blythe, may have been one of the Blythe clan, a Roma family from the Scottish borders. [NOTE: the original link I found this at is no longer available]. However, I found a new one! Bill Clinton is a Blythe
11 posted on 09/21/2002 7:14:01 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: muawiyah
Who his father was is actually a murky issue. X42n was, and still is Damienesque. He is truly Beelzebubba..
12 posted on 09/21/2002 7:14:21 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: sheik yerbouty
Who his father was is actually a murky issue.

Beezebubba didn't have a human father. Seed of satan, direct deposit.

13 posted on 09/21/2002 7:19:40 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: muawiyah
Gee I wish you hadn't told me about Bubba being related to President Harrison as I share an ancestry there too. I guess all of us have a few horse thieves in our family somewhere.
14 posted on 09/21/2002 7:26:16 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: dennisw; Paul Atreides
on the way to the Blythe family reunion...


15 posted on 09/21/2002 7:34:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: dennisw
"His intro to the carny/scammer/liar lifestyle."

You nailed that one right into the floorboards. The scumbag just played the nation like he was spinning the wheel of fortune for the saturday night rubes in a neon-lit cornfield. That kind of lifestyle often has a vary bad ending. I betting that scumbag gets his final jackpot in spades.
16 posted on 09/21/2002 7:47:37 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: dennisw
Apparently at least some of the gypsies have disowned him:

Bill Clinton no Rom

Pretty bad when even the Rom don't want to own you . . .

BTW, Blyth or Blythe is a pretty common Borders name, since it is a descriptive adjective and could have become anybody's surname. Now, if he had been a Faa, that name's uncommon enough that I'd believe there was probably a connection. There's an old ballad about "The Death of Johnny Faa" that I used to sing. He ran off with the Earl of Cassilis's lady and got hanged for it in 1624.

17 posted on 09/21/2002 7:58:20 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother
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To: muawiyah
His ancestry can also be traced to President John Adams and President William Henry Harrison, same as with the Bush family!

ROFLMAO! Bubba-1 and Bubba-2 be brudders!

18 posted on 09/21/2002 8:22:06 PM PDT by sneakypete
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To: AnAmericanMother
What got me looking into this was the traveler/grifter woman who beat her kid and made national news. Madelyne Toogood.

Madelyne Gorman Toogood leaves the St. Joseph County Jail, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in South Bend, Ind., after posting bond. Toogood is accused of child battery after a nationally televised videotape depicted her shaking, slapping and punching her 4-year-old daughter in an Indiana store parking lot last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Sat Sep 21, 9:20 PM ET

Madelyne Gorman Toogood leaves the St. Joseph County Jail, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in South Bend, Ind., after posting bond. Toogood is accused of child battery after a nationally televised videotape depicted her shaking, slapping and punching her 4-year-old daughter in an Indiana store parking lot last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

19 posted on 09/21/2002 8:46:30 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw
There's been a pretty extensive discussion re the Irish Travellers (to which this woman apparently belongs) vis a vis the English and Irish Romanies (gypsies) on another thread:

Woman Believed to be Member of Irish Travellers

General feeling over there is that this crowd is interesting at a distance but "bad, mad and dangerous to know", as somebody (Caro Lamb?) once said about Lord Byron.

20 posted on 09/22/2002 5:12:01 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother
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To: WorkingClassFilth
bttttt and thanks
21 posted on 09/26/2002 6:34:30 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

In contrast it seems that all the blood links have not died out I myself am a descendant of faw blythe.


22 posted on 05/12/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by A Blythe
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