Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Military Records

New military records

Was your ancestor a war hero?

View thousands of brand new military records, including Chelsea Pensioner records, Military Nurses, Prisoners of war and much more.

View military records today

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Birmingham Mission Laundry/Surrey Laundry Home

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Shazzlou

Shazzlou Report 13 Oct 2011 18:08

My nan Florence Davies born 1893 Wolverhampton was an inmate in Surrey Rescue Laundry Home December 1912. I know this from papers i recieved from Barnardos concerning her brother.
It says in these papers dated 1912 that 2 years before she had be admitted to Birmingham City Mission Laundry Home. On 1911 census which was taken 2 April she is shown as an inmate in Birmingham home. I find this strange, It could be Barnardos have got dates wrong as otherwise if she was admitted 1910 and then 1912 she was in Surrey home thats 3 years in institutions! I imagined she was in Birmingham Pregnant and then sent to Surrey to have baby then released. On information i have been told regarding these homes i assumed she was pregnant. Any thoughts regarding this folks???