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Case 1138

Case number: 1138
Application year: 1887
Name:

P

Gender:

Female

Year of birth: 1872
Home: Connaught House Home For Girls, Winchester

Description:

P. was born in a gypsy caravan on Kennington Green in Lambeth, South London. At the age of 14 she worked as a maid earning two shillings a week. P's mother died in 1884 or 1885, and she lived with her grandmother, described as "a very respectable old gipsy". In September 1887 P. went to live in the Society's Connaught Home in Winchester. She went in to service in April 1888 at a house in Winchester, but in June that year her father took her away.


Keywords: Employment; Grandparents; Travellers

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society c. May 1887
2. Postcard from Mrs C. Jonas, Barnes Ladies Association 25 March 1887
3. Letter to Mrs C. Jonas, Barnes Ladies Association 27 March 1887
4. Letter to Mrs C. Jonas, Barnes Ladies Association 28 March 1887
5. Letter from Mrs C. Jonas, Barnes Ladies Association 14 September 1887
6. Letter from Mrs C. Jonas, Barnes Ladies Association 19 September 1887
7. Note from Dr B. 12 October 1887




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