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Case 9603

1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 9 March 1903

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15. State whether any of the child's relatives are in your judgment in a position to maintain the child, or to contribute in any degree to its support.
No. Those I know have large families (the Aunt, however, is willing to contribute 6d a week)

16.Can any payment for the child be guaranteed from any source? If so, by whom?
Yes; but Miss Tuck, The Elms, Little Wymondley

17. Has the child ever been convicted? Is so, state the nature of the child's offence and term of imprisonment.

18. Has it ever attended day school? If so, where and for how long and in what Standard is it?
Wymondley School. 6 years. Standard 3

19. Ever attended Sunday School? Is so, where and for how long?
Yes. Wymondley Church, 6 years.

20. Has the child ever been in the workhouse? If so, for how long and where?

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

22. Is the child subject to fits or has it ever had one? If so, state its nature. Is the child subject to incontinence of urine?

23. Is the child at present affected with any infectious or contagious disease, or with scrofula requiring medical treatment?

24. Has the child had scarlet fever, or whooping cough or measles, or small pox? If not the latter, has it been vaccinated?
Has had measles. Has been vaccinated four times but has never [taken].

25. Is the child's general health good, and has it average mental capacity?
Yes (parenthetical note for questions 21 through 25: [?])

26. Are the child's parents, grandparents or next of kin, willing to sign an agreement to commit it wholly to the care of the Managers of the Home, to obey the rules in force, and to permit the said child when fully trained to be sent to any situation in the United Kingdom which may be obtained for it by the Committee?
The Aunt is perfectly ready to sign this

I certify that the foregoing questions have been correctly replied to, to the best of my belief.
Name - B.
Address - Little Wymondley, Stevenage
Incumbent of - Little Wymondley
Date - March 9th, 1903

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