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The Children's Names

The names of the chidlren listed here are either names I have come across during my research in public records or those which have been sent to me by families researching that child. The list is intended to assist anyone researching these children. You should also check the queries page for more names and Mrs. Birt's group of children sent into Nova Scotia between 1873-76. If you have information you would like added to this list please send it to Marj Kohli. Thank you. ,
NAME ORGANIZATION SHIP DATE TO CANADA BIRTH DATE SOURCES/INFORMATION RESEARCHER
Alexander, John Barnardo     6 March 1897 John Alexander
Reg # 803027
Living: Muncey P.O., Ont.
Born: England c/o Dr. Barnardos Home
Next of kin: Mrs. El Geady c/o Dr. Barnardos Home
Next of kin address: Gaseline , Ont.
Relationship; Guardian
Born: March 6, 1897
Farmer
Unmarried
Signed: London, Ont. March 6 1916
Taken from the World War I Attestation Paper on the National Archives web site.
 
Asquith, Alan Waifs and Strays ? 1937   The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Atkinson, William Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Mr. Thomas Bains of Toronto  
Baiman, William Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to Edw. L. Potts of Victoria, Toronto  
Baker, Mary Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Edward Noble storekeeper of Kingston  
Baker, Edwin M. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Ball, Charles Children's Friend Society Concord     store servant to Howard & Thompson, merchants  
Bance, Albert E. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Baugh, Mary Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Daniel McDonald, lockmaster at Isthmus Redsau Canal(sic)  
Bendall, Henry Children's Friend Society Hinde June 4, 1836   apprenticed to a carpenter named Foss(Forss?) (Author of The Children's Friend Society states records show these boys were nephews of a milk-woman, Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. Taylor received a letter dated December 5, 1836 from Stanley, N.B. They arrived on June 4, they said, "we are happy, we are not exactly settled yet, for our master's house is not finished, but we are to be apprenticed to a carpenter, Mr. Foss. Give our love to Capt. Thickness, tell him we thank him for sending us to this fine country, whee there is plenty to do if people will work."  
Bendall, Mark Children's Friend Society Hinde June 4, 1836   apprenticed to a carpenter named Foss(Forss?). See above.  
Birkin, Henry Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Samuel R. Jarvis of Toronto  
Brady, Thomas Children's Friend Society Concord     groom and house servant to Major Frost of Quebec  
Burling, John Children's Friend Society Concord    tanner to Mr. Richardson of Quebec  
Byfield, Edward Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to J. Guardhouse of Etiobrooke(sic)  
Byfield, William Children's Friend Society Active     servant to T. McKay, M.P. and miller of Bytown  
Carter, Samuel ? ? 1905 April 3, 1898 He was sent in 1905 to a family named Brown, ran away from them and was taken in by the Brice family In Newmarket. The WWI attestation paper on the National Archives website lists Mrs. Brice, a friend, as next of kin. The name of his sister is crossed out. He was able to reunite with his sisters and brother during the war. Jacsoam@aol.com
Chapman, Thomas Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Hugh Carfrae of Toronto  
Charlton, Wm Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to Capt. McLean of Scarborough  
Claridge, Benjamin Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to T. Burrows, surveyor of Kingston Mills  
Cooper, Eliza Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Thomas Scobell, Deputy Assistant Commissary General at Kingston  
Croley, Anne Children's Friend Society Toronto     nurse maid to Rev. David Robertson of Montreal  
Curtis, Robert Children's Friend Society Concord     store servant to Messrs Porteus and Co., Laprairie, near Montreal  
Davies, Henry Children's Friend Society Concord     farm servant to Mr. Murray near Quebec  
Dobbin, Henry Children's Friend Society Active     farm servant to Colonel Covert of Coburg  
Dobbin, John Children's Friend Society Active     farm servant to R.P. Boucher of Coburg  
Douglas, Robert Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to G.M. Boswell, Barrister of Coburg  
Doyle, Mary Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Captain T.J. Vanbaerle of Niagara  
Eastman, William Children's Friend Society Concord     store and house servant to M. Howard of Montreal  
Foord, Joseph Children's Friend Society       b. 1821 - to Mr. Brown at Montreal, November 1835. Joseph wrote to his mother on November 2, 1835 to say he was doing well and liked the country very well.  
Foot, Edwin Children's Friend Society       b. 1823 - on Hinde apprenticed to Hon G.F. Street at Stanley, August 1836. Edwin wrote his mother August 9, 1836 to tell her he was in good health. They arrived in St. John's New Brunswick on June 4, he said. He goes on to say Stanley is 37 miles in the woods from Fredericton.  
Gerrell, Peter Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     apprenticed to M. Daly bookbinder of Toronto  
Gill, James Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     domestic to John Powell of Toronto  
Gyertson, Henry A. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Hanham, Phillip Children's Friend Society Concord     groom and house servant to Mr. E. Peel of Sorel near Montreal  
Hardaway, George Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     domestic to M. Ridout of Toronto  
Harvey, John Children's Friend Society Hinde     apprenticed to Mr. Foss(Forss?) of Stanley (see letters in The Times, May 14, 1839, p. 6). This lad was placed in the St. James's Workhouse on the death of his father. He was taken in by the Children's Friend Society and sent to New Brunswick and apprenticed to Mr. Sergeant Edward Peck, Fredericton, N.B. Mrs. White, of 33 James St., Manchester Square, his mother, was seeking information about her son.  
Hawkins, ? Children's Friend Society       ran away (see Potter, Henry)  
Henley, Sarah Children's Friend Society Toronto     house servant to John Plant Bower, of Kingston  
Hodgson, George Waifs and Strays ?     from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Hunter, ? Children's Friend Society       farm servant (see Potter, Henry)  
Israel, Wynn Clan Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to John B. Merchant near Kingston  
Issacs, Thomas Children's Friend Society       b. 1821 - to Halifax October 1835. Thomas wrote to Mr. J.C. Forss of the Juvenile Asylum at Hackney. The letter was dated October 1, 1835.  
J., H. Macpherson ? c1870 ? at Chateauguay in May 1870 as per p. 51(1)  
James, Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     nurse maid to Mr. J. Orrok of Montreal (Mr Orrok was the Montreal Agent for the Society.)  
Jerrel, Henry Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Joseph Talbot of Toronto  
Johnson, William Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to Wm. Stennett of Toronto  
Johnston, William Children's Friend Society Active     farm servant to Mr. Gibbons, saddler of Coburg  
Judge, Alfred Children's Friend Society Hinde     apprenticed to Foss(Forss?) maybe but returned to England 1838  
Keogh, Margaret Children's Friend Society Toronto     nursery maid to George Garth a plumber of Montreal  
Kilbourne, Richard Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Lake, Louisa Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Lieut. J. Harper, R.N. of Kingston  
Layton, Joseph Children's Friend Society George Canning     apprenticed to Mr. Edward Ward of Halifax as a printer  
Leeming, Edward C. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Madden, Mary Anne Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Joshua Pelton, Treasurer of English Church at Montreal  
Mason, James Children's Friend Society Englishman     to Mr. Oliver Phelps of Saint Catherines near Niagara in June 1836  
Mason, William Waifs and Strays ?   29 October 1909 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Mattison, William C. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
May, Edwin Children's Friend Society Concord     store servant to M. Hossack, Grocer of Quebec  
May, Frederick Children's Friend Society Concord     farm servant to M. Hossack near Quebec  
May, Ellen Susan Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Mrs Elizabeth Thompson, proprietor of Upper Canada Herald at Kingston  
Maynard, Thomas Waifs and Strays ?   03 April. 1909 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Mayer, Hattie Rye ? ? ? with Mr & Mrs Lemont of Fredericton, NB in 1875 for at least 3 years(4)  
Mercier, Alfred Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to J.F. Cunynghame of Carellon, Ottawa  
Mercier, AnnV Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to William Lang of Montreal  
Mildred, Stephen Waifs and Strays ?   03 May 1911 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Mitchell, George Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Robert B. Sullivan of Toronto. George was in St. Clement Dane's Workhouse and was taken by the Children's Friend Society in 1834. He is said to read and write well and was good with figures.  
Moore, George Macpherson   c1870 ? with Mr. A.D. in Toronto as per p. 42(1)  
Morris, John Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Mr. E.H. Bowen, Barrister of Quebec  
Moxon, Joseph R. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Muir, Robert Waifs and Strays ?   15 March 1909 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Mullins, Henrietta Children's Friend Society Toronto     nurse maid to Wilson McDonald, Barrister of Montreal  
Nelson, Jane Children's Friend Society Concord     servant to Mr. Orrok, Secretary  
Nownes, Geo. Wm. Children's Friend Society Concord     saddler to Mr. Coyle near Quebec  
Oldham, Edward Children's Friend Society Concord     groom and house servant to Dr. Mount, of Pointe Clair  
Parry, Thomas Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Mr. Yarwood of Quebec, Agent American Land Co.  
Percival, Cyril Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Pethers, Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     house servant to Major William Logie of Napanee  
Plunket, Thomas Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Mr. Phillips near Quebec, Inspector of Flour  
Potter, Henry Children's Friend Society       ca 1835, to Mr. Cormack, then Mr. Dunkin at Campbell, N.B. Henry wrote home in November of 1835 saying, "I am in good health, thanks to the Lord, and I hope this will find you so. According to your request, I write to inform you that I like this place well, and Mr. Dunkin is a good master. After a passage of six weeks and four days, we landed all in good health, at Chatham, about ninety miles below this place, and walked up". Henry goes on to talk about the crops and the weather. He also mentions "Hawkins" and says he has run away but that "Hunter" is a farm servant and "Thomas" is a blacksmith's servant.  
Preece, William Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Capt. Fitzgerald of Toronto  
Pryor, Caroline Children's Friend Society Toronto     nursery maid to Thomas Goodurn, grocer of Montreal  
Rawle, Albert Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Reeves, John Macpherson c1870     in Madoc with J.S. Loomis as per p.31-2(1)
Riggier, Thomas Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to Wm. Stennett of Toronto  
Ross, Richard Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Mr. Hoog of Quebec, Bording-house  
Saxtree, Albert W.O. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Sharman, George A. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Shaw, Mary Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     nurse maid to D. Madden, Dry Goods Store, Montreal  
Shurety, Thomas Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Dr. E.W. Carter, Sorel  
Silverthorn, William Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to Thomas Scobell, Deputy Assistant Commissioner General of Kingston  
Slater, Henry W. J. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Smith, Jesse Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to Rev. Thomas B. Fuller of Toronto  
Snow, Frederick George Waifs and Strays ?   09 September 1909 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Stacey, William Children's Friend Society Active     farm servant to Captain Boswell of Coburg  
Stephens, Helen Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to Mr. J.G. Playler, clerk in pay office at Bytown, Kingston(sic)  
Sturch, Henry Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to Benj. Thorne of Thornhill  
Sweeney, Mary Ann Children's Friend Society Toronto     to John Baird of Montreal  
Sweeney, Robert Children's Friend Society Englishman     to Mr. Oliver Phelps of Saint Catherines, June 1836  
Thomas, ? Children's Friend Society       apprenticed as blacksmith (see Potter, Henry)  
Thompson, Edward Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     farm servant to Rev. W. King of Nelson  
Thurlow, William Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to Major W. Logie of Kingston  
Turner, Henry Children's Friend Society Concord     tailor to Mr. Marshall near Quebec  
Tye, Goerge(sic) Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to A. Com. Genl. Foote of Toronto  
Van Loon, Cornelius Waifs and Strays ?   09 February 1908 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Van Loon, Frederick Waifs and Strays ?   09 February 1908 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Uniker, William Children's Friend Society Englishman     to Mr. Thomas F. Parke of Colchester, June 1836  
Waldron, Edwin Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Warren, John Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Grant Powell of Toronto  
Wells, William Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to Capt. McLean of Scarborough  
Whitcomb, William Children's Friend Society Concord     farm servant to D. McDonald of Quebec  
White, Thomas Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Mr. R. Symes near Quebec  
Williams, Charles J. Waifs and Strays ?     The following were mentioned in a 1939 Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec Newsletter. (submitted by P. Snow)  
Wilshire, Henry Children's Friend Society Active     house servant to G.G. Boswell, Merchant of Coburg  
Wilshire, William Children's Friend Society Active     farm servant to Captain McDonald of Coburg  
Winteringham, Anne Children's Friend Society Toronto     nursery maid to Captain E. Webb, R.N. of County Sherbrooke  
Winteringham, Ester Children's Friend Society Toronto     house maid to T. Blackadder, Book-keeper of Montreal  
Worby, Reginald Waifs and Strays ?   21 September 1909 from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. Came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home.(submitted by P. Snow)  
Wright, Henry Children's Friend Society       ca 1835, to Mr. G. Rickard of St Katherine, Soranee(sic). Mrs. J.E. Wright in The Times, May 7, 1839, p.7, made application to find her son who, she says, was sent to Canada 4 years before.  
Yorke, William Children's Friend Society Eleutheria     general servant to W.B. Jarvis of Toronto  
Young, William Children's Friend Society Concord     house servant to Mr. J. Davidson near Quebec, Crown Land Office  

Notes

  1. Annie Macpherson, Canadian Homes for London Wanderers, (London: 1871).
  2. Clara M. Lowe, God's Answer, (London: Ballantine, 1882).
  3. Information from P. Snow: "My research into my Father's Home Child background led to the discovery of the following names from 1921 Sevenoaks Council School Records. All came to Canada, possibly on the SS Andania with my Father in 1925, and stayed at Gibbs Home."
  4. Futher Letters Furnished to the Department of Agriculture by Miss Rye In Rebuttal of Mr. Doyle's Report, 1875 (In CIHM collection #23997)


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