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Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« on: Friday 18 May 18 11:44 BST (UK) »
My granny Ivy Marguerite Adams is down as a 4 year old 'boarder' living with the Charles Henry Read family on Salisbury Road, Forest Gate during the census of 1911.  She was born in 1906 at 35 Hawley Road, St Pancras over a pub 'The Stag's Head,' parents Marguerite (formerly Strain) and Henry Adams.

Does anyone know the circumstances of child boarding in Forest Gate? I have seen there was some kind of Barnardos school but those children seem to have lived in 'cottages' together nearer the institute.

I even thought she might have been at the Ursuline School (she may have been Catholic) and have asked for records and failed.

I am really stuck and have no idea where her parents went to or why she was with this other family.
Any help gratefully received.

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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 May 18 13:37 BST (UK) »
This looks like a normal family rather than an institution. There could be any number of reasons that she was with this other family.
Are the Reads related in any way?
Keep in mind that although Ivy is down as a boarder, that does not necessarily mean she was living with the family permanently - she may have been staying with them for a short time.

You have not found her parents in 1911? Can you tell us the names and birth years of any siblings of Ivy?

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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 May 18 14:12 BST (UK) »
When did Henry Adams marry Marguerite Strain, was his occupation on the birth certificate anything to do with Drapery?
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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 May 18 14:15 BST (UK) »
When did Henry Adams marry Marguerite Strain, was his occupation on the birth certificate anything to do with Drapery?
Keyboard86

I was wondering the same.

I had a quick look for Henry and Marguerite on the 1911 census - there are a few Henry and Margarets but need more information about them to know if any might be the 'right' couple.

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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 May 18 14:38 BST (UK) »
This is 16 Salisbury Road, Forest Gate https://goo.gl/maps/Cf6BYwc2gZB2

The 1911 Schedule in column 2 says State whether "Head," or "Wife," "Son," "Daughter," or other Relative, "Visitor," "Boarder," or "Servant." She could have been what was called a 'Nurse Child'. A nurse child was a young child being brought up in the household of someone other than the parents, normally for money, so she would have been a boarder. If you put "Nurse Child" in the Keyword box of the 1911 census there are numerous entries.

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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 May 18 14:46 BST (UK) »
This is an entry from the 1911 census where the clerk in the census office has annotated 'Boarder' with 'Nurse Child' in red.
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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 May 18 16:20 BST (UK) »
Hi I suppose the question that needs to be addressed is just who and when born/where/marriage is Marguerite Strain?
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OK enough information on other thread, will leave to others.
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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 May 18 16:54 BST (UK) »
A tree on Ancestry has Marguerite STRAIN born in Govan, Scotland in 1885, and Henry ADAMS  death in St Pancras in 1917.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 May 18 16:57 BST (UK) »
Looking at previous posts including this one it seems Ivy Marguerite Adams was also known as Ursula Ruby Adams  http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=626061.msg4742831#msg4742831

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