Home Children in the Guthrie Home, London Ontario 1888
In excess of 130,000 kids were sent from UK to Canada & Australia from 1860 to 1930
There were more placement organizations than just Barnardos Home, although it relocated the most children.
The Archives of Ontario has created a searchable online database for Home Children. Members of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa are locating and indexing the names of these Home Children found in passenger lists in the custody of the National Archives of Canada
This morning whilst at Leeds Archives, Sheepscar Judith Varley at firstname.lastname@example.org had a
look at above
which are deposited in the Leeds Township Records
She made a quick note of the children who emigrated in 1888 -
most of them were
Orphans or had been deserted by their parents
The Church of England children all went to Guthrie Home Ontario, Canada
sailing on the
8th Aug 1888. The Guthrie Home was opened 1874 in London, Middlesex County Ontario, where the Children were taken on arrival from Birmingham via Liverpool and Quebec City. They were then placed with families from the Guthrie Home.
- Edward Booker 13yrs,
- Claude Boxall 9yrs,
- James Berry 9yrs,
- Herbert Berry 6yrs,
- Thomas Crowther 8yrs,
- Percy J Crowther 8yrs,
- Robert Kershaw 12yrs,
- Douglas Smith 6yrs,
- Walter Mitchell 8yrs,
- James Mitchell 6yrs,
- Harry Gatenby 13yrs,
- Walter Emsley 12yrs,
- Sysney Pearson 5yrs,
- Henry Wicks 12yrs,
- Arthur Wicks 10yrs,
More details can be found in the complete census records for this Orphan Asylum. Use the Ancestry.com online database Free Trial to find more about your ancestor or order microfilm from your local Family History Centre.
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