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william james walker dob 1887

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Linda Report 17 Mar 2013 21:19

hi everyone my grandfather William james walker dob 1887 was sent to dr barnados babies castle hawkhurst kent in 1901 from there he was forstered to a family in hawkhurst until 1899 when he was despatched to Canada. I was trying to trace the family who he was fostered to would I go through the parish council records apparently babies castle did not keep records although I have records of him being admitted to barnados in Stepney and all records when he was sent to Canada but missing the link to the foster family just wondered if anybody could help thankyou linda hill


Catherine Report 17 Mar 2013 21:37

Just for info as your dates don't seem to match:-

1891 England Census about William Walker
Name: William Walker
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Gender: Male
Where born: N
Civil parish: Hawkhurst
Ecclesiastical parish: St Lawrence
Town: Hawkhurst
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Street Address:

Registration district: Cranbrook
Sub-registration district: Hawkhurst
ED, institution, or vessel: Babies Castle Home for Destitute Children
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 695
Folio: 171
Page Number: 5 he was already in a home in 1891;


Linda Report 17 Mar 2013 21:44

yes sorry 1890 admitted to Stepney dr barnados