Re: Children's Homes
- From: "JFHHgen" <johnfhhgen@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:26:59 -0000
----- Original Message ----- From: "Charani" <SGBNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm still digging into the COLLINS family.
> There were 10 children in the family, four sons and six daughters.
The eldest five (1 son, 4 daus) stayed in England, the son dying in
1907 and one dau in 1906.
> The youngest five and their mother went to North America. Kate and
her youngest three went voluntarily, the other two were shipped to
Montreal on 18 May 1905 on the Southwark from the Fegan Boys Home in
> I've contacted the Home but their records their records don't start
until 1898 so there possibly won't be anything for either of them.
> I'm curious as to why the 6th and 7th children should have been placed
in the home to start with. I know it's only speculation but can
anyone think why this might have been necessary. There was apparently
still contact between the two boys and their mother.
> The ten children were:
> Kate Affra b 1879
George Frederick 1881-1907
Elizabeth Hannah b 1883
Beatrice Nelly b 1886
Gertrude Daisy 1889-1906
*Colin Hubert b 1892 sent to Canada (died after 1972)*
*Walter William b 1893 sent to Canada (died between 1920 and 1930)*
Sydney Harold 1896-1972 (emigrated 1919)
Olive Violet 1899-1928 (emigrated 1919)
Martha (Patricia) May 1901-1981 (emigrated 1919)
What year were the two boys placed in the Home? It might be worth looking at the possible sleeping arrangements for the family at thet point in time.
Where was thwe husband/father in all this? What was the probable family income?
It would appear that the two boys did well enough for their mother to join them with the 3 youngest, who at 18,20 and 24 were old enough to make up their own minds.
Had the older children by 1919 established their own families here?
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