I have relatives on my father's side that lived in England, and came settled in London, Ontario. The mother of the children was living with one of the sons, and the rest
of the children were in other homes. She probably could not afford a place for them all or look after them, and
I have heard that they would have worked within the house
for their keep. Then when they were of age, they moved.
I do not know if it was through an agency or a church
that set this up. One of the children went to a home that
they were neighbours to them in England.