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Union Reports On Children

Children who were sent to Canada by Unions (workhouses) were to be inspected by the Canadian Government. The inspectors were usually the Immigration Agents. These reports were to be done once a year and a copy of the report was to be sent to the Union in England. Some of these reports are in the National Archives in the Department of Agriculture papers. They are not indexed by the names of the children and you may or may not find anything on a child you are searching.

Since my research has taken me into these papers, I have started to index the names of any children I find. If you find a child in the list and would like to obtain a copy of the material you can visit the National Archives of Canada site and order a photocopy of the sited paper. RG 17 is the file for the Department of Agriculture and it contains volumes of information but not all related to the children. Much of it is on the business of the department so it is not worth your while to start working through these papers. The papers are not microfilmed, however, you can request a copy of the document.

REMEMBER - these reports were only done on the children sent by the Unions. However, these children were sent to Canada through various agencies. You will find many of Miss Rye's children in the list and many brought by one of the Catholic Agencies. I have more papers to work on so this list will grow. You will find more information on Unions at the Union Workhouse web site.

When asking for a copy of the paper the reference you need is in the column "Ref" which translates to

Example: RG 17 560 12345

Union Date Ref Name - Age Organization Ship
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Allan, Bertha - 10  Miss Rye  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Ashman, Adelaide Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Baill, Mary Jane Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Ball, Mary Jane (correction Baill) Miss Rye Parisian
West Derby 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Bates, Maria - 13 Miss Rye (returned to England)  
? 1886 RG 17 514 56589 Beattie, Sarah E.    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Beby, Amy (or Ada) Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Beckett, Ada Miss Rye Parisian
Alton Union 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Beckhurst, Lucy Miss Rye ?
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Bedford, Kate - 16 RC institution near Liverpool  
Forehoe Union, Norfolk 1888 RG 17 ? 67692 Blackburn, Ernest Rev Winter, SPCK  
? 1891 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Blackman, A. Barnardo  
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Bolwell, Eva - 16    
West Ham 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Bonlonge, Wm - 14    
Himslet 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Bradley, Denis - 13    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Brown, Charlotte Miss Rye Parisian
? 1889 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Bulmer, Henry Barnardo  
West Derby, Liverpool 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Burns, Margaret - 13    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Burns, Margaret - 13 RC institution near Liverpool  
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Burrows, Emily - 11  Miss Rye  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Buttlin, Emma Miss Rye Parisian
Leek Union 1889 RG 17 630 71435 Byford, Henry - 13    
Middlesborough 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Campbell, Edmund - 12    
Middlesborough 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Campbell, Thomas - 10    
? 1886 RG 17 514 56589 Carroll, William    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Casey, Catherine - not given RC institution near Liverpool  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Challis, Emma Miss Rye Parisian
Guildford 1887 RG 17 550 61643 Chuter?, Edith - 11    
Guildford 1887 RG 17 550 61643 Chuter?, Louisa - 7    
Guildford 1887 RG 17 550 61643 Chuter?, Margaret - 12    
Croydon Union 1890 RG 17 652 74219 Clark, Richard    
? 1891 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Clarke, - Barnardo  
Durham 1886 RG 512 56429 Clarke, Stephen - 12    
St Pancras 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Collins, Jeremiah - 13  RC   
St Pancras 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Collins, John - 14    
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Collins, Louise Miss Rye  
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Cooper, Ketty Miss Rye  
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Cooper Lizzie Miss Rye  
Tewkesbury 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Craddock, Bertha - 12    
Tewkesbury 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Craddock, Caroline - 9  (sister of Bertha Craddock)  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Crickmore, Elizabeth Miss Rye Parisian
Middlesborough 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Crowley, Jeremiah - 11    
Lanchester 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Cullerton, Philip - 13    
Guildford 1885 RG 17 550 61643 Curtis, Alfred - 9    
Wolverhampton 1886 RG 512 56429 Davis, Charles - 14    
Wolverhampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Davis, Eliza - 15    
Kings Norton Union 1889 RG 17 624 70794 Davis, Walter - 11    
Woolwich 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Dawson, George - 15    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Delves, Sarah Miss Rye Parisian
Middlesborough 1886 RG 512 56429 Derany, James - 11    
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Donough, Margaret Miss Rye  
? 1888 RG 17 581 65523 Eaton, Henry ticket to Wpg  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Edge, Mary Miss Rye Parisian
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Etkin, Annie Miss Rye  
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Evans, Georgina - 9  Miss Rye  
Middlesborough 1886 RG 512 56429 Fallow, Thos - 13    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Farrar, Betsy Miss Rye Parisian
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Foster, Isabella Miss Rye ?
Guildford 1883 RG 17 550 61643 Fowler, Horace - 9    
? 1886 RG 17 514 56589 Freeman, James    
? 1891 RG 17 720 82801-82830 French, W. Barnardo  
Leek Union 1889 RG 17 630 71435 Gibson, James - 12     
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Gover, Emily - 16    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Grace, Eva Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Gray, Eliza Miss Rye Parisian
? 1890 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Greece, Arthur Barnardo  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Gregory, Eva Miss Rye Parisian
West Derby 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Guy, Louisa - 14  Miss Rye  
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Guy, Louisa - 14 Miss Rye  
West Derby 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Guy, Walter - 8    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Guy, Walter - 8  Miss Rye
(brother of Louisa Guy)
  
Guildford 1885 RG 17 550 61643 Hall, Elizabeth - 7    
? 1890 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Hamilton, Jas Barnardo  
Himslet 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Hannah, James - 11    
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Hardy, Lilly Miss Rye ?
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Harris, Amelia - 12    
Guilford 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Hart, Alice - 11 (note says "now 16")    
Guildford 1883 RG 17 550 61643 Hart, Alice - 11    
Guildford 1883 RG 17 550 61643 Hart, James - 9    
Guilford 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Hart, James - 14    
Liverpool 1886 RG17 516 56988 Harvey, Edward
Bedminster Union, Somerset 1889 RG 17 626? 70962 Hawkins, William - 16    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Hayden, Lydia Miss Rye Parisian
Guildford 1887 RG 17 550 61643 Hebburn, Eliza - 11    
Guildford 1887 RG 17 550 61643 Hebburn, Ellen - 12    
Wolverhampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Hitchot, Elizabeth - 11    
? 1886 RG 17 514 56589 Hoey, Alex    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Holt, Annie Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Holt, Florence Miss Rye Parisian
Himslet 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Hopkins, John - 10    
Durham 1886 RG 512 56429 Hopkins, John T. - 14    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Houghney, Caroline - 13 RC institution near Liverpool  
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Houghney, Ellen - 10 RC institution near Liverpool  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Hughes, Elizabeth Gwen Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Hughes, Mabel Gwen Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Hunter, Ada (or Patterson) Miss Rye Parisian
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Ingledew, Rosina - 9  Miss Rye  
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Johnson, Catherine Miss Rye ?
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Johnson, Margaret Miss Rye ?
? 1891 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Jon, Frank Barnardo  
West Derby 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Jones, Amelia - 9    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Jones, Amelia - 10 Miss Rye  
Stoke upon Trent 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Jones, Martha    
Himslet 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Kelly, Thos - 13    
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Kemett, John Dennis - 11    
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Kemett, Mary - 8    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Kent, Lena (Ward) - 12 Miss Rye
(was Ward)
? 1892 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Lawrence, Fedk Barnardo  
Stoke-upon-Trent 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Lawton, Sarah - 14 Miss Rye  
Stoke upon Trent 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Leadbeater, Elizabeth - 12    
Westbourne Union 1889 RG 17 623 70604 Levett, William - 14    
? 1891 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Lewis, - Barnardo  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Little, Jane Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Lynch, Susan Miss Rye Parisian
Darlington 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Lyons, James - 12    
Middlesborough 1886 RG 17 512 56429 McCormack, Thos - 11    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Meade, Mary - not given RC institution near Liverpool  
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Mears, Elizabeth Miss Rye ?
Bedminster Union, Somerset 1889 RG 17 626? 70962 Mifsen?, Jas - 13    
Bedminster Union, Somerset 1889 RG 17 626? 70962 Mifsen?, William - 16    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Minister, Amy? Miss Rye Parisian
Guilford 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Monk, Fanny - 15    
Guildford 1883 RG 17 550 61643 Monk, Fanny - 12    
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Moody, Martha - 12    
? 1889 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Moore, Joseph London Aid  
City of London 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Moran, Wm - 17    
Bedminster Union, Somerset 1889 RG 17 626? 70962 Morgan, James - 13    
St. Giles & St George 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Morgan, Thos - 16    
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Nelson, Clara - 11  Miss Rye  
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Nelson, Eliza - 9  Miss Rye  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Newman, Emma Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Newman, John (aged 10) Miss Rye Parisian
? 1888 RG 17 584 65943 no names who are these Vancouver - May
Bristol? 1888 RG 17 ? 65016 no names Mr Whitwill (NB and MN) Ontario
? 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 O'Conner, Caroline Miss Rye ?
Lanchester 1886 RG 17 512 56429 O'Neil, Wm John - 13    
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Oswald, Mary E. Miss Rye ?
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 O'Toole Elizabeth - 8 RC institution near Liverpool  
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 O'Toole, Mary Ann - 14 RC institution near Liverpool  
? 1889 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Park, W. Barnardo  
? 1889 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Parkes, Christoper Barnardo  
? 1890 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Parkes, Christopher Barnardo  
Birkenhead Union 1889 RG 17 616 69852 Parle, William - 11    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Palmer, Julia Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Patterson, Ada (or Hunter) Miss Rye Parisian
Croydon, Surrey 1887 RG 17 560 62333 Paul, Joseph Rev Winter Church Emg. SPCK  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Payne, Elizabeth Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Pead?, Sarah Miss Rye Parisian
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Pearce, Alfred Miss Rye  
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Pearce, Florence Miss Rye  
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Pearce, Maud Miss Rye  
Sunderland 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Peary, Margaret Miss Rye ?
? 1888 RG 17 585 66088 Peusvnole?, Joseph    
? 1889 RG 17 720 82801-82830? Phillips, Alfred London Aid  
Wolverhampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Powell, David - 12    
Wolverhampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Powell, William - 14    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Poynter, Mable Miss Rye Parisian
Lambeth 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Quinlan, John - 15 (drowned) RC  
St Georges-in-the-East 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Ralph, James - 13    
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Redmond, Florence - 10  Miss Rye  
? 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Reeves, Sarah Miss Rye (never sailed) ?
St Giles-in-the-Fields &St Georges Bloomsbury 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Regan, Richard - 16    
West Derby 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Riddell, Amelia - 10    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Riddle, Elizabeth - 13 Miss Rye  
St. Olaves 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Riley, Patrick - 16  RC  
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Robinson, Kate - 11  Miss Rye  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Rodeu?, Ellen Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Rowland, Ada Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Russell, Emily Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Russell, Mary Anne Miss Rye Parisian
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Russell, Sarah Ann Miss Rye Parisian
? 1886 RG 17 514 56589 Ryan, Robert    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Salisbury, Mary Miss Rye Parisian
St Mary-le-Bone 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Scanlon, Wm - 16    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Scarle, Mary Anne Miss Rye Parisian
Middlesborough 1886 RG 512 56429 Shamon, Patrick - 12    
St Georges-in-the-East 1886 RG 17 560 55857 Shea, Wm - 14  RC  
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Shepherd, Jessie Miss Rye  
Guildford 1885 RG 17 550 61643 Shires, Walter - 10    
Stoke upon Trent 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Sims, Harriet - 15    
Guilford 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Sink, Ada - 7    
Guilford 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Sink, Beatrice - 9    
Guildford 1884 RG 17 550 61643 Smith, Ada - 5    
Guildford 1884 RG 17 550 61643 Smith, Beatrice - 7    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Smith, Emily Miss Rye Parisian
Stoke upon Trent 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Smith, Fanny - 12    
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Smith, Florence - 10 RC institution near Liverpool  
Southampton 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Smith, Mary - 16    
Guildford 1884 RG 17 550 61643 Smith, Ruth - 10    
Wandsworth & Chapham 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Smithers, Stephen - 17    
Darlington 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Spellman, Michael - 12    
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Stevenson, Annie - 10  Miss Rye  
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Stevenson, Florence - 10  Miss Rye  
Whitechapel 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Sullivan, Michael - 16    
Bath 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Swift, James - 13    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Talbot, Esther Miss Rye Parisian
Lichfield 1886 RG 17 512 56630 Taylor, Mary Alice - 13    
? 1884 RG 17 424 46259 Taylor, Sarah Miss Rye  
Alton Union 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Thomas, Ada Miss Rye ?
Woolwich 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Turner, Charles - 16  RC  
Guildford 1887 RG 17 550 61643 Walker, Ada - 5    
Guildford 1885 RG 17 550 61643 Walker, Ann - 8    
Guildford 1885 RG 17 550 61643 Walker, John - 4    
Toxteth Park Union 1891 RG17 692 79209 Walkley, George - 12 ? (Wpg)  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Walsh, Margaret Miss Rye Parisian
? 1886 RG 17 509 56366 Ward, Lena (Kent) - 12 Miss Rye
(now Kent)
 
West Derby 1886 RG 17 560 55957 Ware, Elizabeth - 13    
Lanchester 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Waterson, John T. - 8    
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Webb, Rose (West is stroked out) Miss Rye Parisian
? 1892 RG 17 720 82801-82830 Wharton, Harry Barnardo  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Wheeler, Annie Miss Rye Parisian
St Saviours 1886 RG 17 560 55957 White, Wm - 15  RC  
Peckham Home 1888 RG17 598 67591-67620 Whittingham, Violet Miss Rye Parisian
Croydon Union 1890 RG 17 652 74219 Wiltshire, Selina    
Middlesborough 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Winter, John - 13    
Bath 1886 RG 17 512 56429 Wools, Geo. - 13    
West Ham 1890 RG 17 647 75488 Wright, Harriet - 11  Miss Rye  


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