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Offline misstinkerbell77

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Records of foster carers in 1800s
« on: Friday 12 June 15 17:46 BST (UK) »
Hello again!  Does anyone know if there are viewable records for details of foster carers (my ancestor was a 'boarder') c1880?  Or where to view records of boarded out children?  My ancestor was a boarder in Bexley Heath.  Have been hunting around with no luck.  I'm not even sure if what I'm looking for exists?!

Any advice will be gratefully received  :)

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Re: Records of foster carers in 1800s
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 June 15 19:29 BST (UK) »
Won't exist.

All  arrangements will have been private.
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Re: Records of foster carers in 1800s
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 June 15 19:48 BST (UK) »
Many such arrangements will have been made through the local poor law union. Have you already searched the records for the Dartford Union?

ADDED - I've now seen your other thread, where you say ...
I have looked through Dartford workhouse records
But there may be other relevant poor law records too, especially Board of Guardians' minute books, children's registers etc. Worth a look, if you have access.

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Re: Records of foster carers in 1800s
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 June 15 20:21 BST (UK) »

But there may be other relevant poor law records too, especially Board of Guardians' minute books, children's registers etc. Worth a look, if you have access.
this is helpful, thank you very much!