Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Case 89

Case number: 89
Application year: 1882




Year of birth: 1874
Home: Clapton Home For Boys; Standon Farm Home For Boys


E's father was a dockyard worker. He drowned in August 1882. E's mother was a mangler. She was too poor to provide for her family of six children. E. went into the Clapton home in December 1882. He transferred to the Standon Farm Home in July 1886. In April 1890 he went to the Jersey Home for Working Lads in Blackfriars. This was not one of the Society's Homes. In July 1890 he was charged with stealing from his employer, but the charges were dropped. In August 1890 he joined the King's Own Lancaster Regiment and was a member of the band.

Keywords: Crime; Employment; Poverty

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 6 November 1882
2. Agreement for E. to go into the Society's care 1 December 1882
3. Letter from the Jersey Home for Working Lads 31 July 1890
4. Character reference from the Standon Home 5 August 1890
5. Letter from E 23 August 1890

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