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Elizabeth Rye Home, Toronto

(From National Archives of Canada - RG76, Vol 253, File 193596, Reel C7402)

The Elizabeth Rye Home was opened in 1924 and closed in 1933. It was run by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society and used as a receiving home for young girls. The girls were placed out in the Toronto area as domestics. This list contains the names of only some of the girls extracted from the above file.

Name Age Ship Arrived
Allport, Elsie 16 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Austin, Mary   Megantic 1925-6 (in auto accident Aug 1925 returned to UK 9 Nov 1928) arrived June 20, 1925
Barrow, Gertrude Alice   Megantic 1925-6 - arrived June 20, 1925
Bird, Rose     1925-6
Buks, Dorothy 15   (in report of 12 March 1930)
Bulmer, Irene     1925-6
Carpenter, Kathleen 15 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Firman, Irene B. 15 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Garwood, Dora 15 Regina 1929 (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Healey, Elsie 16   (in report of 12 March 1930)
Jackson, Florence     1924
Kerby, Olivia     1924
Ladd, Florence     1924
Milner, Francis     1924
Milner, Doris     1924
Mortimer, Joan     1924
Mulhern, Nellie     1924
Munn, Winnifred I. 15 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Murray, Edith 11 Tunisian May 1908
Mynott, Ellen   Megantic 1925-6 - arrived June 20, 1925
Nankervell, Gladys     1925-6
Newell, Kate     1924
Owen, Doris A[melia]. 16 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Quarterman, Gertrude L. 15 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Quarterman, Mary M.A. 17 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Rouse, Florence   Megantic 1925-6 (returned to UK 1927) arrived June 20, 1925
Spall, Margaret   Megantic 1925-6 (married living in US) - arrived June 20, 1925
Tomes, Florence 16 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Weeks, Lily     1924
White, Ethel   Megantic 1925-6 - arrived June 20, 1925
White, Dora     (returned UK 13 Jan 1930 on SS Arabic)
White, Clare Elsie 15 Regina (in report of 12 March 1930) arrived May 26, 1929
Williams, Edith     1924
Woods, Rena     1924

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