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Liverpool Seaman's Orphanage / School

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Steve Report 27 Sep 2011 09:30

Has anyone any Knowlage or interest in the Liverpool Seaman Institute/ School/ Orphanage. I have an ancestor who was there from 1909 for a few year's . I have an old photo of a group of about 20 boy's but no name's.


Lynski Report 27 Sep 2011 22:58

Comments on this link are interesting -


jax Report 28 Sep 2011 00:23

Is this the place


I know my OH's grandfather was there in the 1911

I have been told he went there to get a better education ?? father had died but mother had remarried so he was'nt an orphan



Steve Report 28 Sep 2011 17:24

Thanks everyone.


jax Report 28 Sep 2011 17:29

So was your ancestor in the same place I mentioned or was there another Seamans Orphanage?



Steve Report 28 Sep 2011 18:17

It was the same place ,his father was lost at sea in 1909. In the 1911 Census he is in the Orphanage and his mother brother sister and aunt all live elswere in Liverpool. He joined the army as soon as he got out and rose to the rank of Major ( my profile pic is him ) his brother went to sea at age 15 and was killed on H.M.S.Dasher in1943. I think it was as much a school as anything else the photo i have all the boy's are in clean smart sailor's outfits and all have toy's and seem happy.


Steve Report 28 Sep 2011 18:19

Funny he was married and died in Kensington and Westminster.


Clair Report 10 Jan 2013 19:43

Hi Steve,
My Great Grandfather was at the seaman's in orphanage Liverpool during his childhood years, i'm not exactly sure what years but the info has been passed to me by my Nan and my Nans brother (still alive).
i would love to see the photo that you have if you could email it to me or post it n here.


jax Report 10 Jan 2013 19:48

Hi Clair welcome to the boards

Click on Steves name and send a private message, he may not be looking for more replies now