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Record #17224
Name :
: William Charles BROWN (1884 - 1916)

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 26 Mar 1884

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: Oct 1916
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialFrance, Killed in Action
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 8 Apr 1900
: Canada

: Cambroman

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Barnardos
NotesTranscript of Barnardo Report:

Admitted - 11th December, 1899
Age ? 15 years, 8 months
Date and Place of Birth - 26th March, 1884 at Gosport
Religious Denom. ? Father ? Church of England
Mother ? Church of England
If Baptized ? Yes
Agreement ? Boys' Home Indenture

Colour of Hair ? Brown Complexion ? Dark
Colour of Eyes ? Brown Vacc Marks ? 3 l.a.
Height ? 4 ft. 10 1/4 in. Weight ? 94 lbs.
Chest Measurement ? 31 1/2 in. Condition of Body -
Remarks by Medical Officer ? To be rubbed with ointment.

This boy came to Stepney, and asked for admission to the Homes. He was sheltered in our Receiving House, while enquiries as to his circumstances were being made by one of our officers, who reported the following facts:-
We have no particulars as to the mother, beyond the fact that she died previous to December, 1887, in which month and year the father, a labourer, married again. By his first marriage he appears to have had two children ? William and Ernest.
William stated he had been obliged to leave his father's home on account of his parent's cruelty to him, He admitted, however, that his step-mother had treated him kindly. Our officer was able, with some difficulty, to see the step-mother, who told him her husband (the father) was a lazy man who did very little work. She, too, accused the father of great cruelty toward the lad; her own attitude, however, was one of indifference as to what became of her step-son for whom she asserted they could do nothing. An aunt, Mrs. Jones, an inmate of some alms-houses just outside Barking Station, repeated the allegation of cruelty to his son against the father.
On his own behalf the father explained that he could only get work five months out of the twelve, and that his average earnings did not amount to more than 10s. A week. During the past month he had only done three days' work, though he was then performing night duty at the gasworks. With regard to William, he had always given trouble, owing to the bad company he kept. Several of the lads with whom he associated were even then in prison. His son never brought home his wages. When he had 14s a week, he never surrendered more than 4s and this unwillingness on the part of the boy to contribute to the home a fair proportion of his earnings was the cause of continual quarrelling between father and son. Last October William was earning 8s a week, and his father was out of work. The lad was then informed that (unless he could bring home more money) he must ?clear out?. William did so, and lodged with a Mrs. Dow at Fisher Street, Barking. This woman endorsed the boy's statements, but immediately complained that he would not pay her. The lad's last place of employment appears to have been at Creek Mouth, Barking, where he earned 7s a week. He only stayed for six weeks, when he left because his wages were not large enough. The father asserted that he could do nothing for William, who would not keep his situations; he hoped, however, we should be able to start him in Canada. Two neighbours stated that the father was very delicate and that William was a bad lad.
There are no relatives who could be of any assistance to the lad.
William, who is healthy, was admitted upon signing our Boys' Home Indenture.
Father ? William Brown (47) labourer, 142, Howard Road, Barking
Step-mother ? Elizabeth Brown (33), same address
Brother ? Ernest (14) messenger in city (5s), resides at home
Step-brother ? Charles (8), at home
Step-sisters ? Beatrice (10), Jessie (3) and Florence (1)
Aunt (paternal) ? Mrs. Wilson, inmate of Romford Union
Aunt ? Mrs. Jones, inmate of alms-houses, near Barking railway station.

[De. N. 2,175 Admission, 22,915]

Subsequent Report
31st March, 1900 ? On this date William was sent to Canada. 
ContributorsCreated : 2012-10-08 08:53:49 / From original database

Last Updated : 2012-10-08 09:00:31 /

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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
9983 ADDYMAN, William Ernest Henry1890ENG, KEN, Plumstead Jul 1901 : Cambroman CAN Unknown  
3013 ALBON, Thomas Edward1884ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
3222 ALLEN, Edward1889ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
17092 ARGENT, Julia Amelia1885ENG, LND, Bethnal Green Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
22786 ASHBY, Beatrice L1886ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
3281 AUSTIN, George H.1891ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
9238 AYLING, Florence1886ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
17099 AYRES, Charles Bernard 1888ENG, BDF, Bedford Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
6862 BAGLEY, Walter 1889ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
23495 BAIRNS, Robert1891ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
6455 BALES, Arthur 1890ENG, NFK, Docking Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
17179 BATTELL, Thomas1882ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
18413 BEALE, George Albert1887ENG,     Jul 1901 : Cambroman CAN Fegan Home for Boys  
11276 BECKETT, Ernest1883ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
20489 BECKETT, Ernest1891ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
21204 BEDWELL, Frances1886ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
21566 BEEVERS, George1887ENG,     Jul 1901 : Cambroman CAN Unknown  
14064 BERRY, Henry1886ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
13744 BEST, Ellen S1888ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
6877 BISHOP, Christina1888ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
13067 BOWDEN, Eleanor1885ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
3274 BRACEY, Arthur T.1883ENG,    , Kings Norton Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
3359 BROWN, Charles1889ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
17224 BROWN, William Charles1884ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
22612 BURDEN, Lydia1889ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
17267 BURNETT, Mabel1889ENG,     Jun 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
23003 CARLYLE, William1890ENG,     Jul 1901 : Cambroman CAN Fegan Homes for Boys  
6457 CHAMBERS, Walter1890ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
11245 CHAPMAN, Frederick1892ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
8849 CHILMAN, William 1890ENG,     Apr 1900 : Cambroman CAN Barnardos  
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
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