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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 14 August 08 05:50 BST (UK) »
Hi J.J.,

I've been in touch with the Australian War Memorial and it is quite possible that Helen Mary came over on a troop ship, so it looks like a trip to Canberra is in order to look throught the records.
From all the information that everyone has given me here it seems apparent that Clara and Harriet are not "Helen" and it would appear that she was in fact Mary Ellen. A lot more to do but at least, thanks to you all I have much more to go on. You have also made it a lot easier to start tracking what happened to Clara and Harriet. Now it is time to at least try and return the favour.

I have found the following sites that may be of help to BHC here in Australia.  One of the best that I have used before is "Clan", Care Leavers of Australia Network at http://www. clan.org.au/htmlpage . There is another site I came across that has a small list of BHC that came out on the SS Maloja in 1951. It is on Beryl Thompson's site, http://www.pcug.org.au/~bthompso/
There is also, www.origins.com, The Benevolent Society Resource Centre http://www.bensoc.asn.au/parc, and also http://www.coraweb.com.au/child.htm This site has links to quite a few other sites.

I have had dealings relating to my own family with The Department of Human Services in Victoria and they were extremely helpful. Their address is 16th Floor, Transport House, 589 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Other states have similar services and the National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia also have information relating to Home Children. The Fairbridge Society  hade a farm at Molong, NSW as well as the site in WA. They catered for at least 170 BHC there ao that may be worth a look as well.

If I came up with any more info I will drop you another line.
Thanks once again to all of you for all your help.
Regards,
Tissy


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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 14 August 08 15:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much, Tissy...Please let us know how things are going with the search...As you know, I have linked to this thread from the British Home Children Resources...as they still might be the home children. Also the other 2 may get researched & if so they will find this page and let you in on their Clara & Harriet...
  Best of luck with your searches...I will add a link to this reply as well as a resource in Australia...many thanks for that!

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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 00:35 BST (UK) »
Hi .... I have just discovered this site while searching Harriet Hampton.  Harriet (Hattie) was my maternal grandmother!  She and her sister Clara came to the community of Whycocomagh, Cape Breton.  They grew up in different homes but were raised knowing each other as sisters :). Hattie married my grandfather Bayne Smith in 1922 and had 14 children. My mother, Jessie, was their third child.  Clara married Harry MacAulay and had 3 children.

I was so thrilled to see some info on them on this site!

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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 12 April 18 02:12 BST (UK) »
Hello PhyllisM and welcome to Rootschat! I have let Tissy know there is an answer from you, although not sure if she is still active....she's not been on here for quite some time...
in the meantime here is a little bit of info, although you may already have it.


Births Registered for them in Wolverhampton District - ( Vol 6b )
HAMPTON, MARY  ELLEN  1891  Sept Quarter  p.598
HAMPTON, ELIZA  1892  Dec Quarter  p.571   
HAMPTON, JOSEPH  1894  March Quarter p. 633
HAMPTON, ALICE  1895  Dec Quarter p.577
HAMPTON, JOHN 1897  March Quarter  p.646
HAMPTON, CLARA 1898  June Quarter p. 644
HARRIET-Not Found
HAMPTON, ANNIE 1903  Dec Quarter p 603

Found here, you can also order the birth cert: https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp
FreeBmd  https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl


1901 census has no John Jr.  so perhaps death Jun Q.1897, Hampton, John Stoke T.  vol. 6b  p. 131

Llangollen Rural (Denbigh), Merionethshire, Wales  Reg District: Corwen Res: Boat Ship & Canal
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X919-YZH

Found Baptisms for 5 of the 7...er 8 i guess?...( first & last child & "Harriet" not listed here )
Also that Harriet not listed as such on the GRO, ( the two results in 1899 have other mothers listed, unless they made a mistake? )  http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lw0/


The Canada Archives records http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lw2/
 
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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 14 April 18 04:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks JJ :) I am so excited to be reading all this info.  Can you tell me if all the Hamptons listed were siblings.  My grandmother Harriet and her sister Clara came to Canada in 1906 on the Siberean from the Middlemore Orphanage. We do know that she did have a brother Joe.  If these are their siblings it is my family's first time seeing them!

My grandmother was born on August 22, 1899.  She was told that she was born in Southhampton. Is that different from Wolverhampton?

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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 14 April 18 06:01 BST (UK) »
The Birth registers I listed above show the mothers surname, so yes, they are siblings. I didn't find the birth reg. for Harriet. It looks as though only the 2 girls came to Canada as BHC. I did send a private message to the poster of this thread, Tissy, as she appears to have more information which she could share with you, but perhaps no longer uses that email. I only have access to the 1901 on family search but of course if you ask for help someone can find you more information on the family. J.J.
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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #24 on: Monday 16 April 18 19:19 BST (UK) »
PhyllisM, apologize that I didn't see your last question...As you can see by the baptisms & census they were said to have been born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.  However he was mobile as the census proves, so some may have been only registered there, but Southampton is a great deal further away than Nantwich or Llangollen. She may have spent some time in Southampton before heading here & remembered that?... I imagine a little girl would not remember much from the trauma of being uprooted from family.  I see the father died somewhere between 1903 & 1905 although I see no death? He might also have left her and it may have been easier to say he was dead. MANY wives stated widow although the husband could be found on census. Either way, she was left with no breadwinner & many children.
 
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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 16:11 BST (UK) »
So no reply from Tissy...I did private message her in case notification was off.

So you may want to venture onto the Staffordshire board and ask them for help looking for the rest of the family living after 1901.  Please tell them you have the two children in Canada and the one in Australia, & would like more information on the remaining siblings ....List the children ( You can copy the birth reg info I gave you )  and give them this topic url:  ( copy & paste) http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=319634.0
 also add the url to the 1901 census from my post above.
You may want to add their last known address , according to the BHC records  "in lodging, 21 Beaumont St., Wolverhampton"
Don't forget to thank all who help as they give all their time for free for the joy of genealogy, and their love & respect of the memory of our wee BHC

Put something into the subject line such as ...searching for relatives of British Home Children
Here is where you post
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/staffordshire-lookup-requests/?action=post

If you make a mistake or want to add something .... the post can be modified within a day or so?
Most of all, enjoy... all the best J.J.
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Re: British Home Children to Nova Scotia
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 16:49 BST (UK) »
Joseph Hampton - born 2 January 1894 - Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
passed away 17 November 1960 -  Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland.

Hampton Joseph  - Drayford    
GRO Reference: 1894  M Quarter in Wolverhampton Volume 06B  Page 633

HAMPTON    Joseph    66    Newcastle T.    1b   87  - Registered December 1960.

Married Elizabeth Potts - Q2 1915 (April/May/June) Gateshead County Durham England. 10a 1913

Hampton    Joseph    Potts    Gateshead    10a   1913
Potts    Elizabeth    Hampton    Gateshead    10a   1913

Elizabeth Potts - born 24 February 1895 - Gateshead, Durham, England
passed away 24 July 1970 -  Longbenton, Northumberland - aged 75 years.  1 b 869

HAMPTON    Elizabeth    24Fe1895    Nthmblnd S    1b   869 - Registered September 1970.

Couple had 3 daughters and 2 sons.

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