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Case 9339

Case number: 9339
Application year: 1902




Year of birth: 1894
Home: St George's Home For Boys, Warrington


There is little information on this case file. W. was one of five children. His father had died of consumption [tuberculosis] on 21 August 1900, leaving W's mother struggling to bring up the children on the little money she received from irregular charring [cleaning work] and 4/- parish relief [assistance from the Poor Law authorities]. W's mother was not a strong woman and it was unlikely that her circumstances would improve greatly. The clergyman making the application felt that it would be "for the benefit of the boys that they should be taken [into a Home]." W. was admitted into the St George's Home, Warrington on 11 December 1902. He remained there until 9 December 1907 when he was restored to his mother.

Keywords: Poverty

Items: 1. Application to the Waifs and Strays' Society 26 November 1902
2. Letter from G.W. Norris, Honorary Secretary of the Liverpool Branch concerning the application for W. 1 December 1902
3. Copy letter from Revd Edward Rudolf to Mr Norris concerning the approval of W's application 2 December 1902

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