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Case 4255

Case number: 4255
Application year: 1894




Year of birth: 1882
Home: All Saints' Home For Boys, Ashdon


W's mother died of consumption [tuberculosis] in 1888. His father was an unfit parent being constantly drunk, indifferent to his children and unable to provide them with a home. At the time of the application W. was in Miss Cooke's Orphanage, Beckley, Oxford. His father had transferred all his responsibility for W. to Miss Cooke. The boy was not academic having not had much schooling but was athletic and very good at work. It was felt that he might make a good servant. W. was received into the All Saints Home for Boys, Ashdon, Essex in May 1894. Miss Cooke undertook to be responsible for £13 a year maintenance. In January 1896 W. was admitted to the Boys Brigade Home in Marylebone Road, London.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse; Neglect; Maintenance

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society April 1894

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