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Case 262

1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 21 February 1884

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13. At what address and with whom is the girl now living?
With her half brother J. & his wife, in Cross Street. Southampton.

14. Give in full the names, addresses, ages, occupations and earnings of each living relative the child is known to possess either on the father's or mother's side such as grandparents, uncles, aunts, &c.
No relations known on Father's side.
2 Aunts, sisters of mother, Mrs., Celiar Cottage, Shirley, working men's' wives
Mrs., Chapel St., Shirley, working men's wives

15. State whether any of her relatives are in your judgment in a position to maintain her, or to contribute in any degree to her support.
Brother from bad health care scarcely provide for himself & his wife. Father does nothing to help. Aunts have not seen the mother since she lived with Woodford.

16. Has she ever been convicted? Is so, state the nature of her offence and term of imprisonment.

17. Has she ever attended day school? If so, where and for how long?

18. Has she ever attended Sunday School? Is so, where and for how long?

19. Has she ever been in the workhouse? If so, for how long and where?
Was one month in the workhouse where her mother was dying.

20. Has she any affections of the limbs, joints, skin or eyes which may have the affect of preventing her from entering domestic services?

21. Is she subject to fits or has she ever had one? If so, state its nature. Is this child subject to incontinence of urine?
No. No.

22. Is she at present affected with any infectious or contagious disease, or with scrofula requiring medical treatment?

23. Has she had scarlet fever, or whooping cough or measles, or small pox? If not the latter, has she been vaccinated?
Has had measles & been vaccinated.

24. Is her general health good?

I certify that the foregoing questions have been correctly replied to.
Name - signature
Address - [Jewry] Street, Winchester
Incumbent of - S. Maurice, Winchester
Date - Feb. 21. 1884.

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