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Headingley Orphan Homes, Leeds

This is taken from a book called Woman's Mission, edited by Baroness Burdett-Coutts and published in 1893. It is really a collection of papers presented at a Women's Conference in Chicago in 1893.

The entire management is in the hands of one lady. The late Mrs. Williamson, wife of the then Incumbent of Headingley, founded the Home, in 1860, with eight children, in a small rented house. There are now from eighty to ninety children in four houses--three for girls, and one for boys. The girls are fitted for domestic service; some of the boys have been sent to Canada under good care, and promise to do well.

This agency most likely used Annie Macpherson's, Rev. Wallace or Barnardo's to send these children to Canada but no record has been found to verify this.


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