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Case 807

Case number: 807
Application year: 1886




Year of birth: 1877
Home: Hill House Home For Girls, Cold Ash


A's father was a tram conductor. He abandoned his family. A's mother was a prostitute, on remand for assault. A. was living in the St Giles Workhouse, London, at the time the application was made. She was committed to the Cold Ash Home under the Industrial Schools Act 1866. In November 1888 A's mother was found drowned in the River Thames. A. went into service in May 1893.

Keywords: Abandonment; Industrial schools; Prison; Prostitution; Workhouses; School

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 4 October 1886
2. Order sending child to school under the Industrial Schools Act 1866

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