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Case 1024

1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 13 June 1887

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13. At what address and with whom is the girl now living?
Mrs. St. Thomas St. Wells, Somerset

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.
Uncle, E, Pontypool, Mon., 30, Collier,
Uncle, H, Rupert St. Reading, 24, Labourer, 16/-
Uncle, W, Sherman R. Reading, 22, Painter, various
Aunt A, [Mt] Pleasant Reading
Aunt L, Wells
Aunt H, [Mt] Pleasant Reading
Aunt A, Birmingham
Aunt [E], [Mt] Pleasant Reading
Aunt S
Grand father, T, [?] Park Tunbridge, carter
Grand mother, [?], S. Thomas W. Wells

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
yes to contribute in small degree

16. Can any payment for the child be guaranteed from any source?
The father can contribute 1/6 a week

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

18. Has she ever attended day school? If so, where and for how long?
Yes two years
passes 2nd standard

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. Is her general health good?

26. Are her parents, grandparents or next of kin, willing to sign an agreement to commit the girl wholly to the care of the Managers of the Home, to obey the rules in force, and to permit the said girl when fully trained to be sent to any situation in the United Kingdom which may be obtained for her by the Managers?

I certify that the foregoing questions have been correctly replied to. N.D. This certificate does not cover questions 21-25 [?]
Name B
Address S. Giles Vicarage, Reading
Incumbent of S. Giles, Reading
Date April 22nd, 1887

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