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Record #13204
Name :
: James Charles WIDDICKS (1894 - )

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 31 Oct 1894

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, London, St George in the East

107 Christian Street
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialCanada, Ontario, Sidney
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 28 May 1909
: Canada

: Corsican

Placement Family
: Tufts
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Barnardos
NotesBaptized on 14 Nov 1894 at St John the Evangelist, Stepney, England

After the death of his mother Annie, James father, Samuel Widdicks for reason's I don't know allowed James and his two daughters, Rose and Maud, to be taken into care.

James was taken into care by the Board of Guardians Whitechapel. Records show that a neighbour took James and his sisters to the childrens home with the admission form stating 'mother dead, father abandoned'. In 1901 James is shown in the British census as an inmate, aged five, living at Mile End Old Town, London, England. Then on 13 Dec 1902 James was moved to Kent to live at the Farningham home for little boys, where he stayed until 7 April 1902.

The next record of James is from the passenger list's when on 20 May 1909 James was amongst a group of Barnardo's children sailing on the ship "Corsican" from Liverpool to Quebec, Canada. James arrived in Quebec on 28 May 1909 and was transferred to Toronto, Ontario. In 1910 there are records showing James in Hastings East, Ontario.

In 1911 James is a servant on a farm working 60 hours a week 52 weeks a year!!! There's another british home child at the farm called Alice Pointing, a servant of the house who worked the same hours as James. This is the last known whereabouts of James apart from his final resting place at Whites Bayside Cemetery, Hastings, Ontario. Grave ref 1185. Two other people share the grave, they are Carol Maud Widdicks and Annie E C Widdicks. (no dates known)

James' sisters, Maud and Rose, where also British Home Children. All three children travelled at different times. 
ContributorsCreated : 2010-12-18 06:02:56 / From original database

Last Updated : 2015-10-22 19:07:02 /

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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
13511 CHEVALIER, Andrew1873ENG, LND, St George in the East Jul 1887 : Sarmatian CAN Canadian Catholic Emigration Committee  
10123 FELIX, Bernard1889ENG,    , St George in the East May 1905 : Bavarian CAN Catholic Emigration Association  
11397 FORSEY, John1875ENG,    , St George in the East May 1885 : Sardinian CAN MacPherson Homes  
12350 FUNGE, Julia1879ENG,    , St George in the East Aug 1889 : Caspian CAN Barnardos  
11409 HARTGAN, Annie1897ENG,    , St George in the East Oct 1913 : Corinthian CAN Barnardos  
8764 LEFTWICK, Edward1901ENG,    , St George in the East Jul 1911 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
10778 LOVING, Jessie1870ENG, LND, St George in the East Sep 1880 : Moravian CAN Maria Rye  
14240 SULLIVAN, Maurice1886ENG,    , St George in the East Aug 1899 : Laurentian CAN Canadian Catholic Emigration Committee  
13204 WIDDICKS, James Charles1894ENG, LND, St George in the East May 1909 : Corsican CAN Barnardos shellyb  
13209 WIDDICKS, Maud Emma1890ENG, LND, St George in the East Oct 1902 : Colonian CAN Barnardos shellyb