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Information is being sought on the following children:
NAME ORGANIZATION DATE TO CANADA BIRTH DATE SOURCES/INFORMATION
Adgey, Robert Liverpool Sheltering Home March 1902 11 Aug 1885 In care at Liverpool Sheltering Home from 1901. Left Liverpool on 20 Feb 1902 aboard the ss Dominion in the company of Miss Ladd and Mr Drummond, together with 47 other children. They arrived at Portland, Maine on 4 March 1902, and passed through Montreal on 5 March 1902 on their way to the distribution home at Knowlton, Quebec. His whereabouts after that are unknown until his marriage, back in Liverpool England, on 19 April 1908.
Contact: Alisa
Anderson, Ernest ? ? ? Nothing is known of him. Children of James ANDERSON and Elizabeth BENNIE of Glasgow, both of whom died prioir to 1914, but probably as early as 1906.
Contact: Laurene
Anderson, Ethel Rose (or Rows) Macpherson?
Stirling?
1894? 25 Dec 1884? Believed born in Yorkshire, Eng. Foster parents were James and Emma Wilson in Erindale, Ontario. Orphanage fire destroyed her birth records.
Contact: Gordon
Anderson, Frederick Quarrier? ? ? Possibly adopted by the Tainsh family in Glasgow or Canada. Children of James ANDERSON and Elizabeth BENNIE of Glasgow, both of whom died prioir to 1914, but probably as early as 1906.
Contact: Laurene
Anderson, George Bennie Quarrier 4 April 1914 c 1902 at age 12 sent to Brockville, Ontario on the S. S. Hesperian. Arrived on Apr 14, 1914 in Halifax. Quarrier's Party. Children of James ANDERSON and Elizabeth BENNIE of Glasgow, both of whom died prioir to 1914, but probably as early as 1906.
Contact: Laurene
Anderson, Grace Quarrier? ? c 1906 sent to Montreal c1920-21 and then went to Brockville in 1922. From Glasgow, but don't know anymore info. Children of James ANDERSON and Elizabeth BENNIE of Glasgow, both of whom died prioir to 1914, but probably as early as 1906.
Contact: Laurene
Anderson, Mollie Quarrier? pre-1920 c 1906 went to Brockville. Children of James ANDERSON and Elizabeth BENNIE of Glasgow, both of whom died prioir to 1914, but probably as early as 1906.
Contact: Laurene
Arthurton, Frederick John Barnardo 1907 1900 His brother William Ernest Arthurton also came to Canada. They were both sent to Essex Co.,Ontario,Canada to seperate families but found each other later. Frederick was a farm hand in Essex Co. Came to Canada on the SS Dominion.
Contact: Sharon
Arthurton, William Ernest Barnardo ? 1903 His brother Frederick John Arthurton also came to Canada. They were both sent to Essex Co.,Ontario,Canada to seperate families but found each other later.
Contact: Sharon
Atlee, Arthur Patrick Catholic 1907 ? no other information
Contact: Kelsie
Austin, William Edward Barnardo 21 Sept 1915 21 Dec 1905 Born Portsmouth, England, to Francis Elizabeth Austin, nee Harris, and Edward Austin. Father died 14 Aug 1905 and admitted Barnardo homes 25 Nov 1914 to Clapham House, 49 High St., London. Sailed on the SS Sicillian, Sept. 8(9?), 1915. Placed with Mrs. Stayzer, RR Mansville, ON.
Contact: Percy
Bennett, Edward Beerbohm Macpherson 3 Sept 1913 25 Oct 1902 Set sail on September 3, 1913 on the Virginian. He went to a Mr. William Mikel in Brodhagen, Ontario. Believe he had a brother, George, on the same vessel.
Contact: Diane
Bennett, George Macpherson 3 Sept 1913 Aug 1900 Set sail on September 3, 1913 on the Virginian. He went with Mr Andrew Brownlee in Dorchester, Ont. He had a brother, Edward, on the same vessel.
Contact: Diane
Birchall, Ann Johnston Quarrier ? 4 Dec 1899 All the Birchall girls (Ann, Maggie, Mary Ellen and Sarah) were born at 167 Caledonia Rd., Glasgow. The parents were Robert Henry Birchall who died Dec. 27, 1904 at Belvedeer Hospital, Glasgow, from a fall the previous year. The mother was Jane M. S. Johnston of 174 Rose Street, Glasgow who could not bring up the girls by herself and so they were sent to Wm Quarrier Orphan Homes of Scotland and were sent to Ontario between 1907 and 1912. I do not know the date, the ship or the location in Ontario. Any info will be appreciated.
Contact: Jack
Birchall, Maggie Johnston Quarrier ? 10 July 1897 All the Birchall girls (Ann, Maggie, Mary Ellen and Sarah) were born at 167 Caledonia Rd., Glasgow. The parents were Robert Henry Birchall who died Dec. 27, 1904 at Belvedeer Hospital, Glasgow, from a fall the previous year. The mother was Jane M. S. Johnston of 174 Rose Street, Glasgow who could not bring up the girls by herself and so they were sent to Wm Quarrier Orphan Homes of Scotland and were sent to Ontario between 1907 and 1912. I do not know the date, the ship or the location in Ontario. Any info will be appreciated.
Contact: Jack
Birchall, Mary Ellen Quarrier ? 8 Sept 1898 All the Birchall girls (Ann, Maggie, Mary Ellen and Sarah) were born at 167 Caledonia Rd., Glasgow. The parents were Robert Henry Birchall who died Dec. 27, 1904 at Belvedeer Hospital, Glasgow, from a fall the previous year. The mother was Jane M. S. Johnston of 174 Rose Street, Glasgow who could not bring up the girls by herself and so they were sent to Wm Quarrier Orphan Homes of Scotland and were sent to Ontario between 1907 and 1912. I do not know the date, the ship or the location in Ontario. Any info will be appreciated.
Contact: Jack
Birchall, Sarah Quarrier ? 18 June 1901 All the Birchall girls (Ann, Maggie, Mary Ellen and Sarah) were born at 167 Caledonia Rd., Glasgow. The parents were Robert Henry Birchall who died Dec. 27, 1904 at Belvedeer Hospital, Glasgow, from a fall the previous year. The mother was Jane M. S. Johnston of 174 Rose Street, Glasgow who could not bring up the girls by herself and so they were sent to Wm Quarrier Orphan Homes of Scotland and were sent to Ontario between 1907 and 1912. I do not know the date, the ship or the location in Ontario. Any info will be appreciated.
Contact: Jack
Brannigan, Mary Salford Catholic Protection and Rescue Society 24 Sept 1891 c1878 Sent to Rev. Robert ROSSALL at Montreal on the ss Numidian. Mary Brannigan stayed with an unknown Canadian family until she was 18 when she became a Catholic nun (called Sister Margaurite) with the Grey Sisters of Nicolet, Quebec, at a boarding school on the Piegan Indian Reservation in Alberta
Contact: Colin
Brew, Caroline Ellen Macpherson 8 Aug 1885 1875 Came on SS Sardinian. Was born about 1875 Cork, Ireland. Sisters: Emma Jane, Mary and Sarah also came to Canada.
Contact: Debbie,
Brew, Emma Jane Macpherson 8 Aug 1885 11 Mar 1880 Came on SS Sardinian. Was born about March 11, 1880 Cork, Ireland. Sisters Caroline Ellen, Mary and Sarah also came to Canada.
Contact: Debbie
Brew, Mary Macpherson 8 Aug 1885 1876 Came on SS Sardinian. Was born about 1876 Cork, Ireland. Sisters Caroline Ellen, Emma Jane and Sarah also came to Canada.
Contact: Debbie
Brew, Sarah Macpherson 8 Aug 1885 1878 Came on SS Sardinian. Was born about 1878 Cork, Ireland. Sisters Caroline Ellen, Emma Jane and Mary also came to Canada.
Contact: Debbie
Briggs, Maud Edith Macpherson 12 June 1909 1892 Set sail on June 4, 1909 on the Tunisian .
Contact: D.J.
Bright, Ada Rye 7 Sept 1879 1872? Ada and two sisters, Maria (Minnie) and Olive, arrived on the SS Sardinian along with their elder brother, Albert Bright. (Albert may have come over to Canada independently.) All were placed in Arthur-area homes. No information as to where Ada was placed prior to being engaged to care for Edmund Bristow's (widow) children (census shows her as part of his household in 1891), but Ada and Edmund were eventually married, about 1894, and had five more children. Ada's two sisters married and moved to the United States, and Albert married and moved to Toronto.
Contact: Karen
Brooker, Henry Arthur ? 1901? 4 May 1888 b in Somerton, Oxfordshire; to lumber camp in Hastings Co., ON at age 13
Contact: Art
Calder, Jessie Quarrier 9 May 1890 c1877 Sisters, Jessie and May Calder arrived in Canada in 1890, part of a Quarrier party, on the Siberian. Do not know what happened to Jessie so any information would be appreciated.
Contact: Leigh
Calder, May Quarrier 9 May 1890 c1885 Sisters, Jessie and May Calder arrived in Canada in 1890, part of a Quarrier party, on the Siberian. May Calder married Charles Albert Cuthbertson Hay in Kingston, Ontario and eventually the family moved to the US. I would be most interested in hearing from anyone who might be able to provide some background on these two sisters.
Contact: Leigh
Carruthers, Elizabeth Dorothy Liverpool Sheltering Home June 1888 25 Nov 1880 Sailed with her sister Isabella on the Sardinian in June, 1888 after admission to the Liverpool Sheltering Home 20 April, 1888. Elizabeth was placed with the Broome family in Forresters Falls, ON. She went on to train in Montreal, QC as a Registered Nurse, married H. B. Tait and had 3 children.
Contact: Jane
Carruthers, Margaret Liverpool Sheltering Home March, 1889 24 May 1879 Sailed to Canada 14 March 1889 after an unsuccessful placement in Liverpool. Last notation from Barnardos has her married to a Mr. JUDGE and living in Richmond, ?. She had one child.
Contact: Jane
Carruthers, Frances Liverpool Sheltering Home March 1888 25 Dec 1878 Sailed to Canada with her sister, Mary Jane (Jenny) sometime in ?March 1888. Sparse details recorded about Frances but her last known whereabouts were in Amherst, NS in March 1893.
Contact: Jane
Carruthers, Mary Jane (Jenny) Liverpool Sheltering Home March 1888? 30 May 1876 Sailed to Canada with her sister, Frances sometime in ?March 1888. In December 1894 Mary Jane married William SHELL (?another "Home Child") and in 1899 the couple and their 2 children returned to England and lived with Jenny's mother, Mrs. Jane Carruthers PRUDEN. William Shell also had relatives in England, close to London.
Contact: Jane
Carruthers, Isabella Liverpool Sheltering Home June 1888 30 Oct 1882 Sailed to Canada with her sister Dorothy on the Sardinian, June 1888. Placed with the Geegan (sp?) family in Point au Chenes, PQ. Trained as a Registered Nurse in Montreal, QC. CAN. Later married Charles Larner and had 1 child.
Contact: Jane
Carter, Samuel Barnardo 1906 ? Sailed to Canada on SS Dominion in 1906. Placed with Shaw family, ran away twice, last time at 14 and Barnardo's never heard of him again.
Contact: Judy
Christie, George ? 1891 20 April 1887 Was 4 years of age when he came as was possibly dropped off in Prince William, New Brunswick where he was taken in by George Bartlett of Temperance Vale, NB. From what he could remember he believed his mothers name was Annie, that he had an older brother named John and an older sister, name unknown.
Contact: ?
Davidson, Caroline Barnardo 23 July 1898 5 March, 1889 Caroline Davidson, D.O.B - March 5, 1889, Gateshead. She arrived in Quebec, July 23, 1898 aboard S.S. Labrador with a Barnardo party of children. Caroline and three siblings were sent to Canada, two older siblings remained in the Gateshead area.
Contact: Pearl
Davies, Charles Frederick ? ? 1885 born in Lambeth, Surrey, Eng., 1885; brother George also came to Canada
Contact: Sharon
Davies, George ? ? ? brother of Charles Frederick Davies who also came to Canada
Contact: Sharon
Davis, Ada Barnardo's 1892 June 26, 1876 Came to Canada with two sisters Matilda and Rhoda. Born in Bath, England and orphaned in 1889. Sailed on the SS Sardinian in October of 1892. Placed with a family in Middlesex Co, Ontario. Moved to Cincinatti, Ohio in 1898 with sister Rhoda. Last known wherabouts.
Contact: Kate
Davis, Matilda Barnardo's 1892 August 29, 1879 Two sisters, Ada and Rhoda also came to Canada at same time. Born in Bath, England and orphaned in 1889. Sailed on the SS Sardinian in October of 1892. Placed with a family in Middlesex Co, Ontario. Later moved to Niagara Falls, Ont and married W.R. Green.
Contact: Kate
Davis, Rhoda Barnardo's 1892 January 16, 1882 Came to Canada with two sisters Ada and Matilda. Born in Bath, England and orphaned in 1889. Sailed on SS Sardinian in October of 1892. Placed with a family in Middlesex Co, Ontario. Moved to Cincinatti, Ohio in 1898 with sister Ada. Last known wherabouts.
Kate
Davis, William Preston Rev. Wallace (Barnardo) April 24, 1899 13 April 1884 Born in Tibberton Worcestershire England, put in orphanage in Worcester. Mother Eliza Preston, Father John Davis (Davies). William was sent to Peterborough Ontario, worked as a carriage maker. His siblings remained in Worcester. In 1905 William moved to Alameda Sask and got married. Sailed to Canada on the SS Dominion.
Contact: Janice
Dean, Louis Barnardo July 1903 Sept 1893 Born in Yorkshire, possibly Leeds or Bradford. To Canada on the Dominion, 1903 and was sent to Talbotville, Elgin Co., Ont.
Contact: Mary
Dukes, Edwin (or Duchen) Fegan 1928? 11 or 12 Jan 1911 Born in Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland; father John Henry Dukes, mother Harriet Dukes. Brothers were: Charles, George, John (Jack), Leonard, Sidney, Leslie and sisters, Gladys and Margaret.

Edwin was an orphan at J.W.C. Fegan's home for boys in Stonystratford, Buckinghamshire, England around 1923 at age 11. At age 14 1/2 he was sent to a training farm in Kent and at 16 he was sent to Canada. He sailed from Liverpool to Montreal aboard the Duchess of York (possibly), took the train to Toronto and was sent to a dairy farm.
Contact: MeShell216

Evans, Annie Rye 1881 c1871 Sister of Emma Evans, both came on Sarmatian arriving July 10, 1881. There were 2 brothers, George 12, William 6; and a sister Eliza 2. Mother's name Annie, father, James.
Contact: Shirley
Evans, Emma Rye 1881 6 April 1873 Sister of Annie Evans, both came on Sarmatian arriving July 10, 1881. There were 2 brothers, George 12, William 6; and a sister Eliza 2. Mother's name Annie, father, James.
Contact: Shirley
Findley, Arnold ? c1903 15 May 1889 Birth in Handworth, Registration Dist: West Bromwich, County of Stafford; Father: FINDLEY, Vernon; Mother: SMALLWOOD, Helen Louise; He may have emigrated with a brother William.
Contact: Bonnie
Fraser, David ? Marchmont c 1890s   David Fraser - to Canada in 1890's when about 7 years old - most likely to Marchmont Home. Settled with a Vangesan family in the Trenton - Frankford area. He had a sister Kate, who also came out to Canada.date? David had an interesting life though short.He enlisted with 1st WW expeditionary force and was killed in France in August of 1918. He is buried in Quebec Cemetary in France. He married Pearl Nicholson in 1912 - and they had two children.
Contact: James
Gee, Ernest Barnardo 1913 17 June 1897 Born Islington London. Arrived St John. on SS Corinthian. Placed at Courtland, Woodstock and Saskatoon. Served in W.W.1. At Sacremento California U.S.A. 1923-1978. Brother of Henry Gee.
Contact: Heather
Gee, Henry
a.k.a. Martin, Joseph
Barnardo 1911 5 Jan 1900 Born Islington London. Arrived Quebec on SS Sicilian. Placed at Rhineland and Woodstock. Homestead at Quill Lake in 1921. At Kamloops BC. 1932-1973,known as Joseph Martin. Brother of Ernest Gee.
Contact: Heather
Gibbons, Harry ? 1876 16 July 1868? Harry Gibbons (possibly with group of Miss Macpherson or Mr. Middlemore), born July 16, 1868(?), sailed from Liverpool to Quebec on the S.S. Sardinian, May 1876. He said he was born in London, England and in 1920 had two surviving sisters in England. In 1881 he was living with a foster family, Henry Harris and his two grown children.
Contact: Sharon
Gilmore, Thomas Barnardo 1903 23 Sept 1893 Born in Birmingham, England - Barnardo took him into care in 1902, and he was sent to Canada on 20th Mar 1903, on the "Canada", destination Toronto. On arrival he was placed with a Mr Leonard Parker at Newbliss, Ontario. He stayed with that family until about 1908 (15 yrs) and is then supposed to have gone working on the Railroads.

Thereafter I do not know what happened to him, the last report from Barnardo was dated 1909 saying he re visited Leonard Parker in the winter of 1908/9 and was working as a "Firer" on the railways. Family lore says he joined the CEF during WW1 and died in France, but this is not proven.
Contact: Ian

Glarvin, Peter Catholic 8 June 1906 21 June 1891 born in St. Peter Walworth in the county of London, subdistrict: St. Saviour, to Peter and Mary (nee Welsh) Glarvin. He was sent to Quebec, Canada aboard a ship called Tunisian when he was 14. It says he was with The Catholic Immigration Association on the ship's list. He was sent to live at St. George's Home in Ottawa, Ontario.
Contact: Tina
Graham, Annie Quarrier April 1890 23 Nov 1884 b. Nov.23,1884, Kitkintilloch,Scotland. Sent to Canada from Bridge of Weir (Quarrier's) with brother Peter on S.S. Siberian, arrived April 1890. Placed with John Campbell, L.31,C.8, Twp. of Osgoode, Co. Russell. Shown on both 1891 and 1901 Census. Believed to have moved to nearby Kenmore with J.Campbell, 2nd house n. of Baptist church. Brother Peter married Minnie Eva Brown dau. of Collin Edson Brown and Mary Ann MacDonald. No info re Annie since 1912.
Contact: Sherry
Hammond, David Oliver Quarrier 1912 ? brother to Margaret and Marion Hammond.
Contact: Kelsie
Hammond, Margaret "Maggie" Quarrier 1912 ? brother David Oliver Hammond and sister Marion Hammond.
Contact: Kelsie
Hammond, Marion Quarrier ? ? brother David Oliver Hammond and sister Margaret Hammond.
Contact: Kelsie
Harris, Alfred ? May 1875 June 1868 Alfred Harris was b. Islington, Middlesex, June 1868, son of Ellen Harris. He was conditionally baptized a Catholic in St. Mary's, North Hyde Oprphage, May 1875.
Contact: Gordon
Herd, Ellen Elizabeth ? ? ? I am looking for information on Ellen Elizabeth Herd. Born 1894 - Essex England - came to Canada some time before 1920 - Peterboroug Ontario area
Contact: Bob
Higgins, Francis ? ? c1876 son of John Higgins and Bridget Thornton of Liverpool, England. Also a brother, John Higgins was sent out. They lived with a wonderful family in Ayton, Ontario-the O'farrell family (Thomas & Tish O'Farrell).
Contact: Barbara
Higgins, John ? ? c1872 son of John Higgins and Bridget Thornton of Liverpool, England. Also a brother, Francis Higgins was sent out. They lived with a wonderful family in Ayton, Ontario-the O'Farrell family (Thomas & Tish O'Farrell).
Contact: Barbara
Hind, Jane Ann Barnardo 6 July 1906 15 Dec 1893 Jane Ann Hind b Dec 15 1893 , parents - John and Isabella Hind. Sailed to Canada on SS Dominion
Contact: jackmac
Hum (Brethauer), Bill ? 1870-71 ? born in London, England - James Hum younger brother born in London, England - Both emmigrated to an orphanage in Canada during the 1870-71 time frame following the death of their father.
Contact: Doreen
Hum (Brethauer), James ? 1870-71 19 Dec 1866 born in London, England - Bill Hum older brother born in London, England - Both emmigrated to an orphanage in Canada during the 1870-71 time frame following the death of their father.
Contact: Doreen
Kelly, Sarah Quarrier 31 May 1895 24 Feb or July 1877 Peel, IOM Placed in the Isle of Man Home for Orphan and Destitute Children on 3rd Dec 1884 with younger sister Jane (b. 6th Mar 1879) after Father, James (mother was Jane Mylrea of Peel) drowned while fishing... stayed 10 years on IOM...sent direct to Quarrier's Bridge of Weir and onto Fairknowe Home, Brockville, Canada, May 31, 1895... dismissed/ indentured. Never saw family again....sister Jane was adopted 15th Oct 1886 by Mr & Mrs Illingworth, 194 Low Fold, Farnley, Leeds (or possibly in NW Canada). Information provided by IOM Children's Centre --- also looking for lost brother!!!
Contact: Vicki
Kelly, Jane Quarrier 15 Oct 1886 6th Mar 1879 Peel, IOM Placed in the Isle of Man Home for Orphan and Destitute Children 3rd Dec 1884 with older sister Sarah (b. 24th Feb or July 1877) after Father, James (mother was Jane Mylrea of Peel) drowned while fishing...was adopted (dismissed 15th Oct 1886) by Mr. & Mrs. Illingworth, 194 Low Fold, Farnley, Leeds (or possibly NW Canada). Information provided by IOM Children's Centre---also looking for lost brother!!!!
Contact: Vicki
Kennedy, Edward Reginald Barnardo 17 Jan 1901
or 1 Jan 1900
25 Feb 1909 sailed on the Dominion - admitted Nov 2, 1908. Gfather Arthur Kennedy, mother Susan Kennedy - maybe sister "Queenie".
Contact: Bonnie
Kennedy, Isabella Quarrier ? 1 Oct 1911 born on Dumbarton Rd., Whiteinch, Glasgow, Admitted to Quarrier Homes March 10, 1920. Sister to Susan Kennedy.
Contact: Helen
Kennedy, Susan Quarrier ? 18 Nov 1907 born on Dumbarton Rd., Whiteinch, Glasgow, Admitted to Quarrier Homes March 10, 1920. Sister to Isabella Kennedy.
Contact: Helen
Kilford, Elizabeth Jane (Jennie) Macpherson 11 July 1883 5 Nov 1875 admitted to the Bristol Branch of the Macpherson Homes in December 1882. Went to the Macpherson Home at Galt, Ontario. Parents were Daniel Kilford and Rachel Lacey of Bristol St Philip & Jacob Out, Gloucester, England. Siblings were Mary Ann, Joseph Robert, Thomas Waller, Ada R. and Rachel Kilford.
Contact: Judy
Kilford, Joseph Robert Barnardo 27 Mar 1884 16 Oct 1868 admitted to Barnardo's at the age of 13 on Oct. 16, 1883 and emigrated to Canada Mar. 27, 1884 aboard the SS Parisian, arriving in Halifax 5 Apr. 1884. In Dec. 1888, his sister Jennie left the Galt home to go live with her brother Joseph at 142 Spadina Avenue, Toronto. I would like to know what happened to Joseph after this.
Contact: Judy
Kinsella, Charles Bartholomew Barnardo 25 Apr 1907 sailed 31 Aug 1899 Arrived on the SS Dominion. Born Portsea, Portsmouth, England to Charles Bartholomew (b 19 Oct 1865, Bermondsey, London, Surrey) and Caroline Maria, nee Finlay. Father, member of Royal Marines, Portsmouth Division, from 1883-1907, died 11 May 1906 (at Hanley, Staffordshire), of TB. Mother's vital stats. unknown.
Contact: Laurie
Lawrence, William ? ? 1888 adopted by a Craig family, William Charles and Mary Johnston Craig.
Contact: Pam
Linley, Frederick William Alexander Barnardo 29 July 1899 1884-8? Frederick was born between 1884-1888 (possibly at Enfield or Tottenham or Stepney) Middlesex, England. He was an Edmonton Union/Chase Farm School resident 1894 to May 1899. Barnardo's resident May 1899 to July17, 1899. Sent to Canada on ship "Lake Huron" July 17, 1899 arriving in Quebec July 29, 1899 (age 10). He was sent to Toronto and worked on a farm in Port Credit for "Ritchie" 1899 - 1904.
Contact: Frederick
Lindsay, Jessie Drummond Quarriers June 19, 1884 March 24, 1881 I am looking for information on my great grandmother, Jessie Drummond Lindsay. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, March 24, 1881 and came to Canada with the Quarrier's organization at age 3 aboard the ship SS Buenos Ayrean arriving June 19, 1884. I have received information from Quarriers that indicates she was placed with a Mrs. Eliza Miller in Warminster, Ontario (this location I am not positive of). She may have grown up around the Toronto area. She married William James Reid of Orangeville, Ontario and they had 7 children. She died in Summerland, BC in 1964.
Contact: Tammy
Malam, William Frederick ? ? 1877-1883? William Frederick Malam, b. c. June 1877 probably in England. Father possibly named Fred or Harry, mother possibly named Fannie. He may have had an older brother named Frederick. William was left in an orphan's home, and he was sent to Canada around the age of 7 years to live with a sponsor (name unknown), place unknown. William said that he "came from Abergavenny", but he also said that he was from England and was born in Prescot, Lancashire (not found in the registers in London record office). May have been sent to Hillfoot Farm, Demsey Corner, Kings Co., NS in 1886, at the age of 3 years, by Emma Stirling's "Edinburgh & Leith Children's Aid & Refuge Society". Around the age of 12 years (c. 1889) he ran away from his abusive sponsor and entered the US c. 1892. In 1900 he was living in Littleton, New Hampshire.
Contact: Susan
Mangan [Manggon], Mary Ann Catholic 1903 9 March 1889 Born St. Johns Wood, Paddington, was sent out by the Catholic Crusade of Rescue (Father Banns) on the ship Bavarian July 3, 1903. She was the daughter of John Manggon and Johanna Ryan Manggon North Kensington. Mother Johanna died November 29, 1899. Mary Ann was placed in St. Josephs (Totteridge?) November 5, 1899. John Manggon was residing at 7 Hewer St. North Kensington. Mary Ann was placed in 3 different homes in 1903 & copies of her letters to the agent Cecil Arden make reference to Father Banns and a Miss Brennan. My grandmother worked in homes in St John, Notre Dame de Grace and Ile Brizzard. From what I heard she lived in Montreal and at one point worked as a cook in a lumber camp with a friend named Rose.
Contact: Patricia
Martyn, Frank Henry James Barnardo ? 11 Jan 1905 Came with his brother Charles at the ages of 5 and 7. Lived at 9 Rolls Street in East Battersea, Wandsworth, England.
Contact: Suzanne
Mason, Joseph ? 1866? 16 Aug 1853? to New Brunswick; believe born in Lancaster, England
Contact: Elaine
Mitchell, Elizabeth
(Elizabeth Mary)
Miss Rye 1872-3? c1860 b c1860 at St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Brother was George Stanley Mitchell in Toronto 1880s. Believe lived in St. Thomas and Barrie before Toronto.
Contact: Bruce
Moody, Margaret Catholic Jun 1913 31 Oct 1906 Born in London, England to John & Eliza Moody. Arrived on the ship the Hesperian, June 1913. We know she had an older sister but we do not have a name. Margaret arrived in Quebec and then was sent to Ladysmith, BC, to an orphanage there. She was then put with a foster family where she lived as a housekeeper and farm hand until she married. Contact: Margaret
Moss, Beatrice Alice Barnardo 1912 Jan 12, 1903 Beatrice was born to Alfred Moss, (Bottle Packer) and Ellen Moss, nee Layland. I believe she to came to Canada on the SS Corinthian in 1912. She had a sister Jessie, i am trying to track her down.
Contact: Albert
Murray, Austin ? ? c1897 birth registered in Yorkshire, England - may also be a sister Delia who came to Canada. He joined the Canadian Army in May of 1916. Believe his father was Thomas Murray and mother Margaret McDonald, Sunderland. Austin married and raised a family in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. believed to be same Austin Murray shown in National Archives of Canada database listed as passenger on Ship "Bavarian". Left Liverpool 28 May 1903, arrived Quebec 6 June 1903. age at time 10.
Contact: Bill
Oates, Thomas Cossar 1928 1912 To Cossar Farm on SS Letitia, 1928. Farm worker to Mr Upton and Mr Hall in Woodstock area. Returned to Glasgow 1932.
Contact: Linda
Page, John/Jack Barnardo 1908 ? sister Nellie arrived St. John New Brunswick, 1912, with Dr, Barnardo's group on the SS Corinthian. Jack/John Page arrived in Quebec on the SS Dominion in 1908, with Dr. Barnardo's group.
Contact: Mary
Page, Nellie Barnardo 1912 ? arrived St. John New Brunswick, 1912, with Barnardo's group on the SS Corinthian, her brother Jack/John Page arrived in Quebec, in 1908, with the Dr. Barnardo's group, sailed on the SS Dominion.
Contact: Mary
Papini/Pappini/Papinie, Maria Liverpool Catholic Children's Prot. Society 13 Sept 1894 c1883 Brother (Peter) and sister left Liverpool on the SS NUMIDIAN on Sept. 13, 1894 and arrived in Canada on Sept. 22, 1894. Their destination was Montreal (believe to be The Brennan House (Mrs BRENNAN)) arrived with Mrs. Yates Party.
Contact: Karen
Papini/Pappini/Papinie, Peter Liverpool Catholic Children's Prot. Society 13 Sept 1894 c1881 Brother and sister (Maria) left Liverpool on the SS NUMIDIAN on Sept 13, 1894 and arrived in Canada on Sept. 22, 1894. Their destination was Montreal (believe to be The Brennan House (Mrs BRENNAN)) arrived with Mrs. Yates Party.
Contact: Karen
Peacock, Gavin Quarriers 1 April 1885 8 Jan 1876 Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Parents were Gavin Peacock (an Ironmoulder) and Margaret Reid. Brother of Jessie Peacock, also to Canada, and Jane and Margaret still in Glasgow.

Both Gavin and sister Jessie were admitted to the Quarrier's Home at Bridge of Weir Scotland 1st April 1884. Jessie was 6 yrs of age ,and Gavin 8 yrs of age. Reason for admittance was that father Gavin had Immigrated to Brookylne, NY, USA August 1881. Sent monies, until he had a accident in 1884 - at which time unable to work in NY.

In 1909 from an application of Gavin and Jessie's mother in Glasgow, it showed that Gavin was age 33 and single, living in Canada.
Contact: Margaret

Peacock, Jessie Quarriers 7 June 1884 16 Jan 1878 born in Glasgow, Scotland. Sent to a Joseph Staples, Lifford, P.O. Parents were Gavin Peacock (a Ironmoulder) and Margaret Reid. Jessie was sent from Lifford in 1885 to a Mr J.A. Morris, in McPhail, P.O. Brother Gavin was also sent to Canada.

Both Gavin and sister Jessie were admitted to the Quarrier's Home at Bridge of Weir Scotland 1st April 1884. Jessie was 6 yrs of age ,and Gavin 8 yrs of age. Reason for admittance was: His father Gavin had Immigrated to Brookylne, NY, USA August 1881. Sent monies, until he had a accident in 1884 - at which time unable to work in NY.

In 1909 from an application of Gavin and Jessie's mother in Glasgow, it showed that Jessie age 31yrs had married an unknown WILSON and was living in Montreal? Her Mother had not heard from her in five years.
Contact: Margaret

Poplar, Benjamin ? ? 1904 born London, England, 1904 and sent to Canada between 1915 and 1921. He was placed on a farm near Hamilton, Ontario (either Waterdown or Aldershot) to the Pearson farm, I believe. Any information would be appreciated.
Contact: Nancy
Proctor, Alfred Miss Rye? 1888 ? arrived in Canada in 1888 ,probably on SS Vancouver with Mr. Wallace's group. He was placed in May, 1888 with JOHN MARSHALL, a farmer in NASSAGAWEYA, Lot 3, Con 26, NASSAGAWEYA PO. Brother to Alice Proctor.
Contact: Marilyn
Proctor, Alice Miss Rye 11 June 1893 ? Was placed with the Rev. Richard Johnstone or Johnson Port Rowan PO, Ont. Lot 6 Con 1 Township S Walsingham where she stayed 4 yrs. Sister to Alfred Proctor.
Contact: Marilyn
Puch, Alfred George Fegan Homes 1889 19 Aug 1877 brother of Sidney Herbert and William Edward Pugh; sister Nellie remained in England; to Alberta and died 5 April 1956
Contact: Ralph
Pugh, Sidney Herbert Fegan Homes 1892 14 Oct 1882 brother of Alfred George and William Edward Pugh; sister Nellie remained in England; died Alpena, Michigan 18 Jan 1952
Contact: Ralph
Pugh, William Edward Fegan Homes 1889 13 Dec 1879 brother of Alfred George and Sidney Herbert Pugh; sister Nellie remained in England; died in Spokane, Washington 19 Feb 1917
Contact: Ralph
Quinn, Mary Ann Mrs. Birt? 1875 1868-1870? to Nova Scotia; married J.A. Munro
Contact: Tom
Reed, Alice Bilbrough 27 May 1889 31 Dec 1884 Born Gloucestershire? and orphaned and sent to Painwick Emigration Home (aka Washwell House) prior to May 1889. Sailed on Sardinian in May 1889 and arrived Marchmont. Alice also had a sister named Lucy (aged 11) who was also sent to Marchmont on same ship. Any info on what family and where Alice (great grandmother) or Lucy (my great great Aunt) ended up would be greatly appreicated! Alice moved to New York prior to 1906 to attend Nursing School at Naussu County Hospital. She then married my great grandfather Augustus Roberts Linn and gave birth to Augusta Roberts (Otie) Linn on May 29, 1907.
Contact: Elizabeth
Reid, John Quarrier 1884 25 June 1871 born in Glasgow, Scotland, father was John Reid and mother was Mary McKee. It is believed that he had a sister (half-sister?) named Agnes. It is believed that he was sent to Brockville, Ontario and from there was sent to work on a farm. He ran away from the farm and later resided with the family of Roy Taylor.
Contact: Bob
Ross, Harry Warne Barnardo June 23, 1912 July 4, 1902 Sailed on the Tunisian. Birth Certificate names his mother as Mary Ann Ellen Warne. He was born in the Parish of St. Helier, Isle of Jersey. Apparently had a brother, Donald.
Contact: me
Ross, Nellie Daisy Liverpool Sheltering Home May 31, 1913 ? Emigrated to Canada from Liverpool on the SS Corsican, May 31, 1913. She landed in Halifax and was sent to Montreal and then to Knowlton, Quebec. She was placed first at the home of Mr and Mrs.Archibald Blair to look after a child but this did not work out well. Then sent to the household of Thomas Brock. Very successful treated like member of family. Later moved to Calnan family in Belleville, Ont. where she met her future husband and my grandfather.
Contact: me
Saunders, Herbert Collins Barnardo 1907 1894 sent by Barnardo's on the SS Dominion to a farm near Caledon, Ont. in 1907. Other children sent from same family were Charlotte, William and Richard.
Contact: Mary
Saunders, Charlotte Barnardo 1908 1896? Last heard from by Barnardo's in Toronto in September, 1917. Other children sent from same family were Herbert, William and Richard.
Contact: Mary
Saunders, William Catholic Children's Society ? 1902 Sent to St. Patrick's Orphanage in Prince Albert, Sask. in July of 1907 by the Catholic Children's Society in Littlehampton, England. Other children sent from same family were Charlotte, Herbert and Richard. I have reason to believe William and Richard are Herbert's younger brothers.
Contact: Mary
Saunders, Richard Catholic Children's Society ? 1904 Sent to St. Patrick's Orphanage in Prince Albert, Sask. in July of 1907 by the Catholic Children's Society in Littlehampton, England. Other children sent from same family were Charlotte, William and Richard. I have reason to believe William and Richard are Herbert's younger brothers.
Contact: Mary
Scott, Clara Middlemore 1903 5 Aug 1898 Placed in Sydney, NS. A brother, Walter, was also sent.
Contact: Dawn
Scott, Walter Middlemore 1903 29 May 1890 Placed in NS then moved to the US. A sister, Clara, was also sent.
Contact: Dawn
Sherwin, Catherine Amelia Barnardo Aug 1889 3 Dec 1877 Sister to Hannah Florence Sherwin. Admitted to Barnardos May 13, 1887, sailed to Quebec Aug. 1889. Believe she went to the Peterborough home. Hannah visited her in Aug, 1893
Contact: Cathy
Sherwin, Hannah Florence Barnardo Sept 1887 5 March 1875 Came on the Sardinian. Sister to Catherine Ameilia Sherwin. Hannah visited Catherine in Aug, 1893.
Contact: Cathy
Simonds, William Albert ? 1871 c1864 to St. John, New Brunswick from Bristol, England with his brother, (name possibly Frank,) who was 11 then.
Contact: Jo Ann
Smith, Albert James Barnardo 1907 12 Sept 1898 came over to Canada on the SS Dominion, on April 25, 1907, and was employed by a Mr. Poole of Ontario. Married Frances May Smith (same last name).
Contact: Dan
Smith, Frances May Barnardo 1910 29 May 1897 worked as a house servant for a Mrs. Packham of Ontario. She travelled to Canada on the SS Tunisian on March 10, 1910. Married Albert James Smith (same last name). Frances became a nurse, and quite accidentally met up with Albert in Caledonia, Ontario, and they eventually got married.
Contact: Dan
Smith, Thomas Barnardo 1910? c1890 believe born in Manchester, England.
Contact: Jewel
Snow, Frederick George Waifs & Strays Society 1925 9 Sept 1909 SS Andania, March 1925, Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 1925.
Contact: Perry
Speed, James Henry Barnardo 1919? 1 Sept 1905 James married Agnes Jane Strachan and they had 4 children. James was a cook in the army, (Private James Henry Speed of the 1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Canada, CASF) and was killed in action during the Dieppe raid on August 19, 1942. We don't know for sure if he had any brothers or sisters, but there may have been a brother named Jack and a sister named Anne. I don't know if they came to Canada.
Contact: Janice
Speers, George Edward Frank ? c1914 28 Oct 1900 born Chelsea England Oct. 28 1900 and to Canada at age 14. We know he had siblings that he never heard from again and that he worked on a farm either in Guelph or St. Mary's??? and eventually moved and married in Sault Ste. Marie.
Contact: Ruth
Southgate, Dennis Austen Unknown 1891 7 March 1880 Born in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England. As an orphan he sailed from Liverpool April/May 1891.
Contact: Nigel
Stanner, Jessie Quarrier 1887 1881 Jessie was raised in Toledo Ontario, which is near Brockville. She was adopted by Mr James Bell and his wife Jessie ( Carnochan) of Toledo,Ont. Jessie Stanners died May 19 1929 in Toledo Ontario, she was the wife of Elmer Robb. Jessie is said to of had a sister or perhaps a cousin who was sent as a home child to Vancouver.
Contact: Linda
Stewart, William Blaikie Macpherson? 1906? 8 Nov 1892 Born in Birkenhead, England and lived at 1 Lucerne Rd. He moved to Georges Rd., Forest Gate, London, E7 soon after. He came to Canada and was placed on the Moore farm in MacGregor, Manitoba, Canada.
Contact: Velma
Street, James Glanville ? 1900? March 26, 1886 Born in Manchester, Eng. Parents names are William and Kate STREET. James had a sister, Edith Anne STREET, who also came to Canada, year and circumstances unknown, before 1927.
Contact: Cathy
Tombs, Hellen Jean Mrs. Wallis? ? 27 April 1910 (or 1911) Hellen Jean Tombs was apparently born at Old General Hospital Toronto. Mother was also apparently Hellen Tombs. Hellen Jean was brought (back?) to England where she was in The Mission of Hope formerly known as The Haven of Hope and the Haven for Homeless Little Ones founded by Mrs. Ransome Wallis in Croydon London. She was "adopted" from there by a Mrs. Hopwood possibly via a Baptist agency of some kind. No birth records can be found in England although the handwritten note made at the time says registered in London.

Suggest that its possible that her mother, Hellen Tombs, was taken to Canada when she was pregnant and unmarried and the child either brought home by her or sent home to be placed in the home at Croydon. She always claimed that she recalls the boat journey and that she was in the company of a women who she assumed was her mother.
Contact: me

Waller, Ellen ? 1873 5 June 1862 born in Luton, Beds, England, d/o William Waller and Elizabeth Hills. Traveled from London Jul 25, 1873 on the SS Thames arriving in Quebec Aug 11, 1873 with her sister Martha. Her age is given as 15 but I believe she was only 11. She has a child out of wedlock Blanch b. abt 1880 and raised by Ed and Carrie Tuck family. Ellen married David William Gigg Nov 8, 1881 in Park Hill, Middlesex, ON. She lived in Thedford, only a few miles from her sister Martha all her life. Sister to Martha Waller.
Contact: Mary Jane
Waller, Martha Mae ? 1873 29 Jan 1858 born in Luton, Beds, England, daughter of William Waller and Elizabeth Hills. Traveled from London Jul 25, 1873 on the SS Thames arriving in Quebec Aug 11, 1873 with her sister Ellen. Her age is given as 17 but I believe she was only 15. She married Phineas Alfred Bennett April 4, 1877 in Park Hill, Middlesex, ON and lived there until her death in Aug 19, 1931.What organization helped her make the trip? Would like to know why she was sent to Canada and where she went upon arrival in Canada from Aug 1873-April 1877. The Bennett family lived in Oshawa, ON. Sister to Ellen Waller.
Contact: Mary Jane
Warburton, Joseph Nat. Child. Home 20 July 1923 9 Jan 1909 Joseph was born in Winsford Cheshire , England January 09 1909 to John William Warburton (deceased 1911) and Edith (Hatton) Warburton (deceased 1974). He arrived in Canada July 20th 1923 on the S.S. Regina and was sent to work for Farmer John Weir of Burford Ontario. I do not know what happened to his two sisters Mary Alice Warburton and Olive Warburton who were a year or two younger then Joseph.
Contact: Betty
Warren, Charles Barnardo 20 Aug 1887 1875 Born in Plymouth, England, sailed Aug 11, 1887 on Parisian. Any and all information welcome.
Contact: Martha
Watts, Elizabeth Catholic 1 June 1900 1894? Elizabeth Watts(aged 6) and Francis Watts (aged 10) arrived in Canada on the S.S. Parisian June 1, 1900 "bound for Montreal and Quebec." I had also thought that their brother Patrick Watts who would have been about 8 in 1900 had come to Canada as well, but I have no trace of him. Their parents were Michael Watts and Mary Davitt. Both were Irish. Mary died. Seven children, including my grandmother who was 12 at the time, were scattered about.
Contact: me
Watts, Francis Catholic 1 June 1900 1890? Francis Watts (aged 10) and Elizabeth Watts (aged 6) arrived in Canada on the S.S. Parisian June 1, 1900 "bound for Montreal and Quebec." I had also thought that their brother Patrick Watts who would have been about 8 in 1900 had come to Canada as well, but I have no trace of him. Their parents were Michael Watts and Mary Davitt. Both were Irish. Mary died. Seven children, including my grandmother who was 12 at the time, were scattered about.
Contact: me
Webb, Ellen Miss Rye 1869-71 1860 sister to Emma Webb who also came with Miss Rye.
Contact: Mary
Webb, Emma Miss Rye 1869-71 1858 sister to Ellen Webb who also came with Miss Rye.
Contact: Mary
Weston, Eva Miss Rye 1884 c1868 Arrived Canada on Parisian, Nov. 2, 1884. Possibly brother Alfred was with her.
Contact: Carol
Wilkinson, Amy Kezia Barnardo 19 May 1909 22 Sept 1888 Born in Sheffield, England and sailed May 11, 1905 on the Virginian. Any & all information welcome.
Contact: Martha
Wilson, Alfred James Albert Barnardo 25 Feb 1909 1899 on the SS Dominion From Liverpool on Feb. 25 1909, arriving Portland Maine, March 7 and travelled by train to Montreal arriving March 8 1909.
Contact; Gil

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