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Case 8645

1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 24 November 1901

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13. At what address and with whom is the child now living?
c/o Miss [?] Hayes-Kent

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.
Aunt, Mrs. L, Wembdon Road Studio Bridgwater [?], widow living on Rent of Studio
Great Aunt, Miss E, Blauche Villa Bridgwater, none - farmer's daughter's, small pension [?]
Great Aunt, Miss M, Blauche Villa Bridgwater, none - farmer's daughter's, small pension [?]

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 toward its support?
only Mrs. [?] who supports R

16. Can any payment for the child be guaranteed from any source?
Vicar of Alton guarantees to me payment, and clothing, as stated in his letter of the 24th Nov. 1901

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?
yes at Hayes about two years, 2nd or 3rd standard

19. Ever attended Sunday School? Is so, where and for how long?
yes Hayes two 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 him from entering domestic services?

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?

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

25. Is the child's general health good?

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 by A who is known to me as a responsible person.
Name W
Address Alton Vicarage, Hants
Incumbent of Alton
Date 24th Novr. 1901

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