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Record #10160
Name :
: Ernest Augustus ALEXANDER (1892 - 1972)

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 28 Oct 1892

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 27 Nov 1972
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Northumberland, Gosforth
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialCanada, Ontario, Garden Hill
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 28 Jul 1900
: Canada

: Tunisian

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Barnardos
NotesA birth registration was found for Ernest Augustus Alexander: Year of Registration: 1892; Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec; District: Castle Ward; County: Northumberland; Volume: 10b; Page: 312. Parents: William Anderson Alexander and Mary Chisholm, married December 5, 1882, in Parish Church, Gosforth, Northumberland, England.

William Anderson Alexander died on December 8, 1896.

Ernest's mother, Mary Dinning, approached Barnardo's for his admission on June 8th, 1899. Ernest's mother had re-married Ernest's step-father, Edward Dinning. At the time of the approach to Barnardo's, Edward Dinning was in prison, having been sentenced to 6 months hard labour for ill-treating Ernest's brother, Thomas.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children were involved with the family. There were concerns that, when his step-father came out of prison, the presence of Ernest in the household would cause trouble. Ernest's brother, Thomas, had been placed by the Court in the custody of his paternal aunt, Annie Lingwood, a widow. Unfortunately, she was unable to support him and the Court transferred custody of Thomas to Barnardo's when he was admitted in March 1899.

Some family history was recorded when the children came into Barnardo's. Ernest's relatives on both sides were at one time in respectable positions. Ernest's father was a builder's assistant working for his father. Ernest's paternal grandfather had been a builder in good circumstances and well-known in Gateshead, but his business had failed. His son Joseph (Ernest's uncle) was trying to retrieve the family fortunes. All Ernest's paternal aunts were described as highly respectable and were Sunday School teachers and mission workers.

Ernest's maternal grandfather had been a clerk to the Newcastle Corporation and described as a very good man. He had two daughters, Mary and her sister Margaret Chissom (Chisholm). Enest's mother, Mary, had been a bookeeper in a large confectioners in New Bridge Street, Newcastle. She had had a daughter before she married Ernest's father and then had Joseph, Ernest's oldest brother.

Mary was said to have a drink problem. When she approached Barnardo's in June 1899, Mary had another baby girl. Her only income was a grant of 7 shillings a week from the parish. She was far from strong and it was said that she would not be able to work, even if she could get it. It was thought that she would have to go into the workhouse with her children. When Barnardo's offered to admit Ernest some three months after his brother's admission, his mother signed for him to come into care and to be able to go to Canada.

On June 23, 1899, Ernest was moved to Sheppard House, 182 Grove Road, East London, England.

In 1900, Ernest Alexander, 7, arrived at Quebec, Canada, in a group of 162 Barnardo boys en route to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Due to violent diarrheoa, left in care of hospital in Quebec.

On March 2, 1921, at Hope Township, Durham, Ontario, Canada, a marriage was registered between Ernest Augustus Alexander, 27, laborer, born in England to William and Mary Alexander; and Florence Evelin Cann, 20, born in Hope Township to George Cann and Mary Jones.

Ernest Augustus and Florence Evelyn Cann Alexander had at least 3 children: Franklin Ernest Alexander, born September 15, 1921, in Hope Township, Durham, Ontario, Canada; Helen Mary Alexander, born May 12, 1923, in Elizabethville, Ontario, Canada; Loreen Alexander, born June 10, 1931, in Elizabethville, Hope Township, Durham, Ontario, Canada.

Florence Evelyn Cann Alexander died in July, 1980, at Oshawa General Hospital, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Ernest Augustus Alexander died on November 27, 1972, at Garden Hill, Ontario, Canada. Both are buried at Port Hope Union Cemetery, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. 
ContributorsCreated : 2009-11-03 20:01:20 / From original database

Last Updated : 2009-11-03 20:57:18 /

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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
3916 ALEXANDER, Agnes Barbour1888SCT,    , Coatbridge Aug 1906 : Corinthian CAN Quarriers  
6231 ALEXANDER, Albert1890ENG,     Jul 1900 : Tunisian CAN Barnardos  
10339 ALEXANDER, Beatrice Carlisle1889SCT, LKS, Glasgow Jun 1897 : Sarmatian CAN Quarriers  
6417 ALEXANDER, Charles1894SCT,     Oct 1910 : Cassandra CAN Unknown  
10413 ALEXANDER, Dorothy May1903ENG, LND, Shoreditch Jul 1908 : Tunisian CAN Catholic Emigration Association  
6531 ALEXANDER, Edward1913ENG, LDN, London Apr 1930 : Duchess of Bedford CAN Catholic Emigration Association  
10218 ALEXANDER, Edward Bubbings1901ENG, SSX, Rye May 1913 : Corsican CAN MacPherson Homes  
23745 ALEXANDER, Ernest1897ENG,     May 1908 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
10160 ALEXANDER, Ernest Augustus1892ENG, NBL, Gosforth Jul 1900 : Tunisian CAN Barnardos  
16732 ALEXANDER, Frederick1899ENG, LDN, London Mar 1907 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
7961 ALEXANDER, George1913ENG, LAN, Fleetwood Apr 1930 : Letitia CAN Church Army  
20403 ALEXANDER, George1893ENG,     Oct 1903 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
26031 ALEXANDER, Henry1894ENG,     Mar 1903 : Canada CAN Barnardos  
10220 ALEXANDER, Jack1908ENG, KEN, Hoo Jul 1921 : Minnedosa CAN MacPherson Homes  
11556 ALEXANDER, James1857ENG,     Aug 1870 : Austrian CAN Father James Nugent  
19952 ALEXANDER, James1883ENG,     Apr 1897 : Labrador CAN Fegan Homes for Boys  
3917 ALEXANDER, Janet Murray1896SCT, LKS, Glasgow Jun 1906 : Corinthian CAN Quarriers  
6640 ALEXANDER, John1913ENG, LDN, London Mar 1927 : Montrose CAN Barnardos  
27143 ALEXANDER, John  Jul 1930 : Balranald AUS Barnardos  
8850 ALEXANDER, Kate1885ENG,     Jul 1899 : Parisian CAN Waifs & Strays  
10219 ALEXANDER, Kathleen1904ENG, KEN May 1913 : Corsican CAN MacPherson Homes  
10417 ALEXANDER, Kevin Ernest1909ENG, SSX, Littlehampton May 1921 : Minnedosa CAN Father Hudsons Homes  
10217 ALEXANDER, Leslie1902ENG, KEN May 1913 : Corsican CAN MacPherson Homes  
3915 ALEXANDER, Mary Eliza1897SCT,    , Coatbridge Jul 1905 : Corinthian CAN Quarriers  
10414 ALEXANDER, Matilda Julia1902ENG, LND, Shoreditch Jul 1908 : Tunisian CAN Catholic Emigration Association  
26974 ALEXANDER, Reginald Gordon1917ENG, LAN, West Derby Jan 1928 : Barrabool AUS Fairbridge Homes  
7834 ALEXANDER, Ronald1863ENG,     Jul 1870 : Prussian CAN Maria Rye  
8694 ALEXANDER, Rose1898ENG, LND, Hoxton Jul 1908 : Tunisian CAN Catholic Emigration Association  
4743 ALEXANDER, Rose Mary1873ENG, LND, Kensington May 1887 : Corean CAN Charlotte Alexander  
3918 ALEXANDER, Sarah Stewart1890SCT,    , Coatbridge Jun 1906 : Corinthian CAN Quarriers  
26030 ALEXANDER, T1895ENG,     Mar 1903 : Canada CAN Barnardos  
6418 ALEXANDER, Thomas1893SCT,     Jun 1910 : Hesperian CAN Cossar (George Carter)  
10161 ALEXANDER, Thomas Anderson1888ENG, NBL, Gosforth Jul 1902 : New England CAN Barnardos  
10451 ALEXANDER, Thomas George1891ENG,    , Glasgow Camlachie Jun 1897 : Sarmatian CAN Quarriers  
23376 ALEXANDER, Walter1906ENG,     May 1920 : Minnedosa CAN Middlemore  
6358 ALEXANDER, William1893SCT,     Apr 1906 : Sicilian CAN Quarriers  
14114 ALEXANDER, William1885ENG,     Aug 1899 : Laurentian CAN Canadian Catholic Emigration Committee  
14398 ALEXANDER, William1881ENG,     Jun 1895 : Mongolian CAN Unknown Catholic Group  
24838 ALEXANDER, William1892 Mar 1910 : Tunisian CAN Barnardos  
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
Surnames starting with:   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  39 Entries