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Chase Farm School Orphanage, Middlesex

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Chase Farm School Orphanage, Middlesex

Jeanne Lorf Linley (View posts)
Posted: 13 Nov 2005 6:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Nov 2005 6:56AM GMT
Surnames: LINLEY

My father in law Frederick Linley was a British Home Child. He was placed in Chase Farm School Orphanage in Edmonton Union, Enfield, Middlesex, London, England.Oct. 1894. He was then put in Barnardo's Home in London in May 1899 for 3 months prior to being shipped to Quebec, Canada to work on a farm. On July 14, 1899 he sailed from Liverpool and arrived in Quebec on the ship "Lake Huron" July 29, 1899.

He worked on a farm near Toronto as a "Barnardo Boy" for 4 years, until he was 16 years old. I have been unable to find much information about "CHASE FARM SCHOOL ORPHANAGE" in Edmonton Union, Enfield, in Middlesex, London, England. Does anyone know anything about this orphanage?

We shockingly found all of this out about my father in law 's childhood, only a few years ago as he never talked about all of this. I stumbled across the website "Young Immigrants to Canada" and found his name on the Lake Huron ship's list!

We didn't even know the name of his parents or siblings until recently. Sadly, he died in 1976 without ever talking about his childhood experiences. He only told us he was raised by an "aunt and uncle" in Port Credit, Ontario!

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jeanne Lorf Linley 13 Nov 2005 1:18PM GMT 
rowenajohns 4 Dec 2005 9:03PM GMT 
JeanneLorf 6 Dec 2005 12:04AM GMT 
Ella 6 Jun 2006 8:07PM GMT 
JeanneLorf 11 Jun 2006 1:55PM GMT 
Ella 11 Jun 2006 6:36PM GMT 
miller899 15 Jun 2009 10:33AM GMT 
JeanneLorf 15 Jun 2009 2:06PM GMT 
geoff smith 4 Apr 2012 1:02PM GMT 
miller899 4 Apr 2012 2:04PM GMT 
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