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From: "Norman Lee" <>
Subject: Re: Epping, Burial Register
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 23:18:51 +0100
Can you supply dates for these burials? A possible explanation could be that
the Poor Law Unions had some sort of reciprocal arrangement. Another avenue
to look at could be industry in the area and child pauper apprentices, but
if they were younger than five years old, that is less likely. There were
many workhouses in and around Whitechapel and the poverty must have been
monumental in the latter half of the 19th century. A message to the London
list would probably pick up some members of the East of London FHS amongst
whom are several who may well know the answer to this question. If you find
the answer to this, could you post to list?
Audrey Lee (Stockport UK)
----- Original Message -----
From: "pauline denmark" <>
Sent: 12 July 2001 21:45
Subject: Epping, Burial Register
> Searching the burial fiches for Epping I have come across a number of
> infants and young children, all without name or parents and all from
> the parish of Whitechapel.
> Does anyone know why this should be? Was there perhaps a foundling
> home for orphaned and abandoned children from Whitechapel?
> I thought what a sad and lonely end to little lives hardly started and
> wondered how it could happen.