Woolwich & Districts
1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 16 April 1883
Give the boy's christian name and surname.
State his exact age, and give the date and place of his birth.
- 7. Kampthi,
Central [?] India July 8th 1876.
Is he legitimate?
If baptized, state place and date of baptism.
H. Trinity, Kampthi
Are his parents living?
If. however, either or both are dead, state of what disease
they died, and give the date of their death
- died July 29, 1878. Suddenly [?] of foreign service.
If living, give their exact places of abode, and state how
long they have resided there.
- at present at Refuge, [?] St. E. one week.
Give the christian names and surnames of his parents (in full)
and state their ages.
- M., 42
- C., 48 at death.
What was or is the nature of the father's occupation and the
amount of his weekly earnings? Give the name and address of
his present or last employer.
- Gunner R/A [?] always in Hospital 1/3 a week after expenses
What was or is the nature of the mother's occupation and the
amount of her weekly earnings? Give the name and address of
her present or last employer.
£3-£7 a [?]. Mr. M. [Elen] Road, Brixton, S.W.
Have his parents or guardians ever received parish relief?
If so, to what extent?
- In Woolwich
for few months on death of husband
Give the names, addresses, ages, occupations and earnings
(if any) of all his brothers and sisters
ADDRESS, AGE, OCCUPATION, WEEKLY EARNINGS
[?] College, India (under government), 21, student, [nil]
[service] - Mr. H. ([Butcher]) [Hamer Rd.], 16, servant, £9
Mr. L, [?], Kilburn, 13, [?], given her home free.
Miss D. has taken [?], 11, “”, [?]
[?] [Brenwich], 9, “”, “”13. At
what address and with whom is the boy now living?
Give in full the names, addresses, ages, occupations and earnings
of each living relative the child is known to possess either
on the father's or mother's side such as grandparents, uncles,
OF RELATIONSHIP, NAMES, ADDRESS, AGE, OCCUPATION, WEEKLY EARNINGS
sister, H., unknown
State whether any of his relatives are in your judgment in
a position to maintain him, or to contribute in any degree
to his support.
Has he ever been convicted? Is so, state the nature of his
offence and term of imprisonment.
Has he ever attended day school? If so, where and for how
Has he ever attended Sunday School? Is so, where and for how
Has he ever been in the workhouse? If so, for how long and
Has he any affections of the limbs, joints, skin or
eyes which may have the affect of preventing him from entering
Is he subject to fits? or has he ever had one? If so,
state its nature. Is this child subject to incontinence
to fit. 5 mos since last
Is he at present affected with any infectious or contagious
disease, or with scrofula requiring medical treatment?
Has he had scarlet fever, or whooping cough or
measles, or small pox? If not the latter, has he
cough. measles. Vaccinated since.
Is his general health good?
but not strong
Are his parents, grandparents or next of kin, willing to sign
an agreement to commit the boy wholly to the care of the Managers
of the Home, to obey the rules in force, and to permit the
said boy when fully trained to be sent to any situation in
the United Kingdom, which may be obtained for him by the Managers?
certify that the foregoing questions have been correctly replied
- Ch. Ch. [?]
of - [?] Curate of [?]
- Ap. 16. 1883
[?] Notting Hill
- You will
see by the accompanying letter that my son G. is not at Kingley
Hall. My other son A. 4 months ago joined the training ship
Warspite at Woolwich, where he is doing well. my youngest
daughter has gone into service at Croydon where she is giving
every satisfaction. As my other children are now in situations,
& I am quite alone, I would be glad to receive G. home
now & to relieve the Society of his maintenance. I bet
to offer my grateful thanks to the Society for their great
kindness to my boy and regret that I could not subscribe anything
towards his support; but it was impossible as I had so many
to provide for, since my husband's death. I now work for ladies
& as I get a great deal of food given to me, I can well
support G. and if he is with me, I am on hopes that the same
gentleman, who got A. on board the Warspite will also use
his interest for him in getting him some employment suited
to his capabilities. Sir I beg to apologize for intruding
on your time, but would you kindly inform me where G. is,
also when he can be sent to me.
I have the honor to remain
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