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From: "Eve Ferguson" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] St Georges Schools
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:35:53 -0400
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Hi Margaret
My Mother was sent to an Orphanage in Ongar Essex about 1912. Her Father was
dead and her Mother was dying, both of TB and 35 years old.
I did some research on why from Hackney they went to Essex. It seems the
Hackney Child welfare people felt these East End Orphans would be better off
in the Country.
The Old orphanage buildingsare now some smart residential homes.
My Mother was definatly better off being there until she was 17 than she
would have been left in Hackney.
I was quite surprised as I researched her Family to find when she and her 3
siblings were orphaned they had living Grandparents. I wonder why they didnt
take them.
Eve (Canada now)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Lawrence" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:37 AM
Subject: [Ess] St Georges Schools

> Good morning everyone,
> Although I haven't any family connections with Essex (as far as I know!)
> in
> the 1901 Census my husband's grandmother and her twin sister were at this
> school which seems to be full of children from the East End, they were
> about
> 14 at the time. Can anyone tell me why all these children were at this
> school and anything about the school please or tell me of any on-line
> sources where I could look up information., I've tried Google but so far
> haven't come up with anything.
> Thanks
> Margaret
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