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london orphan asylum watford

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MarieCeleste Report 16 Dec 2012 13:03

Hi Rose, if your query is about someone other than the person Susan posted about then it might help to give their details.


Susan Report 16 Dec 2012 05:28

Do you have any details of his siblings and parents to go on .

A couple of possibles

1881 England Census
about Arthur H. Jones Name: Arthur H. Jones
[Arthur Henry Jones]
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John W. Jones
Mother's Name: Eliza J. Jones
Gender: Male
Where born: London, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Paddington
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 32 Hereford Rd

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Scholar

Registration district: Kensington
Sub-registration district: St Mary Paddington
ED, institution, or vessel: 38
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 13
Folio: 109A
Page Number: 12
Household Members: Name Age
John W. Jones 54
Eliza J. Jones 44
William G. Jones 21
John R. Jones 20
Edwin Jones 14
Arthur H. Jones 13
Ernest A. Jones 10
Charles H. Jones 7

1871 England Census
about Arthur H Jones Name: Arthur H Jones
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Henry T Jones
Mother's Name: Mary A Jones
Gender: Male
Where born: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: St John The Evangelist
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: St George Hanover Square
Sub-registration district: St John Westminster
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Household schedule number: 226
Piece: 122
Folio: 69
Page Number: 37
Household Members: Name Age
Henry T Jones 42
Mary A Jones 39
Marian E Jones 13
Alix K Jones 13
Harry G Jones 11
Ellen Jones 8
Arthur H Jones 2
Thomas V Jones 4 Months


Rosemary Report 15 Dec 2012 16:48

Since there has been no messages for a while on this topic, can anyone add anything - I am looking for abrother and sister who were in the LOA according to the 1911 censu. Anyone know where or if there are admissions records?


Sheila Report 11 Nov 2005 20:28

My husband's grandfather was at the Infant orphan asylum in Essex and I had a lot of help from the archivist there. He also had a sister at the London Orphan Asylum in Watford - apparently it was unusual for more than two children from one family to attend the same orphanage, so they were shared out with other existing orphanages. If you are lucky there may be candidates books in the archive from which you can trace the personal history of each child. Of course the one we wanted had gone astray, but the archivist was still able to give us a lot of information, including anything relevant to him found in committee minutes such as grants towards travel expenses and books for future employment and studying etc. The London Orphan Asylum archive is kept at the Surrey County Record office - according to the letter I received re the Infant Orphan Asylum - which is where you will find these candidate books. I haven't got round to contacting them myself yet. I will email you the contact numbers I was given. Sheila


Deborah Report 11 Nov 2005 19:02

Hi Jean & Helen, The Orphanage was in Orphanage Road, very close to where Watfortd Junction Station is. Helen, Watford FC is on the corner of Vicarage Rd and Occupation Road. Think maybe you've muddled Occupation and Orphanage, lol :)) Hertford Record Office at County Hall will have the records you need, if they still exist. Many workhouse records don't. Debbie (nr Watford)

Christine in Herts

Christine in Herts Report 11 Nov 2005 18:23

Watford has a good museum. Don't know if they could help you? Christine


Unknown Report 11 Nov 2005 16:58

and find out more about the archives described below, contact Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery The Jill Grey Collection of Early Education and Childhood Catalogue Ref. HBST.JG Newspapers, Magazines and Journals associated with Education - ref. HBST.JG/Newspapers FILE - The London Orphan Asylum - Illustrated Times - ref. HBST.JG/newspapers/8976 - date: 18.12.1858 nell


Unknown Report 11 Nov 2005 16:57

I found these documents on a2a: for more information: contact Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies The William Blyth Gerish Collection Catalogue Ref. D/EGr Creator(s): Blyth Gerish, William, fl 1898-1915, of Hertfordshire Gerish, William, Blyth, fl 1898-1915, of Hertfordshire FILE - WATFORD AND WATTON AT STONE - ref. D/EGr/81 - date: undated [from Scope and Content] London Orphan Asylum, Watford (various pictures)

Helen in Kent

Helen in Kent Report 11 Nov 2005 16:57

From the internet: The London Orphan Asylum had been founded by the Rev Andrew Reed (1787-1862). He was the son of a watchmaker in Smithfield, who had come to London from Dorset. Following his education in Islington, he went into his father's business before entering the Ministry and becoming pastor of the New Road Chapel for some fifty years, eventually becoming the founder of no less than five of London's great philanthropic institutions. On 16 January 1825, the Duke of Cambridge performed the official opening of the London Orphan Asylum. However, in 1866 an outbreak of typhoid prompted the orphanage to seek new accommodation and it eventually moved to Watford in 1870.

Helen in Kent

Helen in Kent Report 11 Nov 2005 16:53

Hi Jean, I used to live near Watford and I think the Football Stadium is in Orphanage Road...


Jean Report 11 Nov 2005 15:54

Thanks Suzanne will try those


Jean Report 11 Nov 2005 15:45

Searching for ARTHUR H JONES in 1881 He was born in 1869 but is not with his family. I have found an ARTHUR JONES in the LONDON ORPHAN ASYLUM WATFORD. his Fathur had died not long before but his Mother and other siblings still at the family home. Entered in the 1881 census as just Arthur Jones but place of birth correct as Westminster and age also. Sorry to be so longwinded my question really is where can I find further information etc? I cant find anything on the watford site. Anyone with any ideas? Jean