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Case 942

1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society for A. 22 February 1887

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13. At what address and with whom is the child now living?
Mary Ann Cottages, Back Lane, Woolwich,
Living with the father

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.

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.
Relatives not known

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 his offence and term of imprisonment.

18. Has it ever attended day school? If so, where and for how long?

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

20. Has the child ever been in the workhouse? If so, for how long and where?
The Plumbstead Workhouse five weeks

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 ie 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 it been vaccinated?

25. Is the child's general health good?

Copy of Medical Certificate attached - I hereby certify that I have this day examined A & M & they are in a good state of health
W. M.D.

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

I certify that the foregoing questions have been correctly replied to, to the best of my belief.
Name S
Address The Rectory, Woolwich
Incumbent of Woolwich
Date 22 February 1889

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