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Case 1109

1. Application to the Waifs and Strays' Society 29 July 1887

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13. At what address and with whom is the child now living?
With his mother Palmer St. Frome

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.
Grandfather, H, 3 Paul S Frome, 78, Engineer at Foundry, 18/
Uncle, W, The Buttes Frome, 24, Millwright
Uncle, H, S [Margarets] Marlborough, 18
Aunt, L, Wickton S. Kings X, 40, (husband's wage), 20/

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

16. Can any payment for the child be guaranteed from any source?

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?
Boy's National School, Frome, About 3 years, in the II Standard

19. Ever attended Sunday School? Is so, where and for how long?
Parish Church Sunday School

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 him from entering domestic services?
not any

22. Is the child subject to fits or has the child ever had one? If so, state its nature. Is this 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?
not any

24. Has the child had scarlet fever, or whooping cough or measles, or small pox? If not the latter, has he been vaccinated?
neither, vaccinated

25. Is the child's general health good?

I have examined the [?] named child and the answers to these questions are strictly correct [?] Aug. 12th 1887

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

I certify that the foregoing questions have been correctly replied to, to the best of my belief
Name S.
Address The College Frome
Priest of Frome
Date August 12th 1887

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