Gypsy Families . The Early Romany Boswells: A Family History 1650-1810 Part 1 – The Early Boswells and Famous Boswells. By Richard Edmunds. A4 paperback, 138 pages, numerous black and white illustrations. This is a genealogical study of one of the most celebrated, prominent and ancient families in Britain’s Romany community, the Boswells.