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Case 4199

Case number: 4199
Application year: 1894




Year of birth: 1886
Home: St Mark's Nursery Home For Girls, Tregarth; St Mark's Home For Girls, Caernarfon


E's father died of typhoid fever in October 1888 and she lived with her mother in wretchedly poor circumstances. Her mother was virtually helpless as she was totally blind and unable to earn her living. In March 1894 E. was admitted to St Mark's Nursery Home, Tregarth and in November she was transferred to St Mark's Home for Girls, Carnarvon. In March 1902 she went into service in Hertford and in July 1903 she was reported to be in service in Blackbrook, Bickley, Kent. From September 1903 she was readmitted to St Mark's Home, Carnarvon off and on through ill health, and in January 1904 was reported to be in service at St Gabriel's Rectory, Cornbrook, Manchester.

Keywords: Disability; Health; Poverty

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 30 January 1894
2. Medical certificate from Carnarvon Workhouse confirming E's mother's blindness 22 January 1894
3. Notice of change of situation 23 January 1904

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