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Wendy Report 26 Apr 2013 13:32

I am trying to trace any relatives of either Albert or Edwin Alexandre/Alexander who were both born in Guernsey, Channel Islands and later sent by Barnado's to Canada between 1891 and 1901. :-)


Potty Report 26 Apr 2013 13:42

Wendy, if you google Home Children Canada, there are quite a few hits, including this one which has passenger lists:

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 26 Apr 2013 13:47

here they are on the 1891 census

1891 Channel Islands Census about Edwin Alexander
Name: Edwin Alexander
[Edwin Alexandre]
[Edwin Alexandre]
Age: 8/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John Adolphus Alexander
Mother's Name: Amielie Mary Alexander
Gender: Male
Where born: St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Civil parish: St Peter Port
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Town: St Peter
County/Island: Guernsey
Country: Channel Islands
Registration district: Guernsey and Adjacent Islands
Sub-registration district: C
ED, institution, or vessel: 32
Piece: 4703
Folio: 84
Page Number: 11
Household Members:
Name Age
John Adolphus Alexander 40
Amielie Mary Alexander 40
John Edward Alexander 17
Adolphus A Alexander 13
Walter Alexander 10
Alyhare Alexander 5
Albert Alexander 2
Edwin Alexander 8/12

Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 4703; Folio: 84; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6099813.

correction done in 2009 by a jon 12067

Jon lives in Toronto so may be a descendent ,he last logged in to his tree 4 months ago on Ancestry


MargaretM Report 26 Apr 2013 14:11

Is this Albert on the 1901 census in Canada?

Wood Robert H M Head M Sep 1 1855 45

Wood Amelia ? F Wife M May 1 1855 45

Alexander Albert M Gen servant S Nov 14 1887 13

Ii has been linked to this:

Home Children


Age: 11
Sex: M
Year of arrival: 1900
Microfilm reel: T-479
Ship: SS Tunisian
Port of departure: Liverpool
Departure Date: 19 Jul 1900
Port of arrival: Quebec
Arrival Date: 28 Jul 1900
Party: Dr Barnardo's
Destination: Toronto, Ontario


MargaretM Report 26 Apr 2013 14:18

Possibly Edwin in 1901 in Canada? He was born England, listed as House Boy.

Goltz Herman L. M Head M Sep 30 1867 33

Goltz Barbara M. F Wife M Feb 4 1873 28

Goltz Margaret A. F Daughter S Jul 7 1894 6

Goltz Alvin A. M Son S Oct 4 1895 5

Goltz Ernest M. M Son S Oct 31 1896 4

Goltz Herman M. M Son S May 16 1898 2

Goltz Elsie F Daughter S Mar 10 1900 1

Alexander Edwin M Boarder S 10


mgnv Report 26 Apr 2013 21:49

Given Name: Albert
Age: 11
Sex: M
Ship: Tunisian
Year of Arrival: 1900
Departure Port: Liverpool
Departure Date: 1900-07-19
Arrival Port: Quebec
Arrival Date: 1900-07-28
Party: Barnardo Homes
Destination: Toronto, Ontario
Comments: Party of boys
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Microfilm: T-479
Type of Record: Passenger Lists

Same info for:
Given Name: Ernest
Age: 7
Sex: M

both here:

[P6L17 addy=Con 2 Lot 17, Cavan Twp, Durham Co - now in Peterborough Co]
In particular

[P7L12 addy=Lot 15 Con 11 W pt 14 Con 1, Monck Twp, Simcoe Co - I think Con 1 is a typo for Con 11, or maybe the 2nd 1 is on top of the vert rule]
[Monck Twp is now in Muskoka district, specifically, just NW of Gravenhurst]


Cynthia Report 27 Apr 2013 11:30

New poster - friendly message on how to return to thread sent. :-)