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Am I reading this right
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 18:39 BST (UK) »
Iiford - there 3 or 4 years - then to a situation at Little Baddow near Chelmesford 5 months then to Mr Richardson 12 Penzance Place a Scullion 9 months.

The reason I ask is the Little baddow was 5 months before this was written so she couldnt be with Mr Richardson for 9 months.

I just wondered if I'm reading or interpreting it correctly.


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Re: Am I reading this right
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 July 20 19:48 BST (UK) »
... then to Mrs
Richards 12 Penzance Place a Shelter [...]


I think the last word has been cut off?

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Re: Am I reading this right
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 July 20 19:52 BST (UK) »
The clip in the earlier thread is better:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=834874.0

As BB suggests, it could be shelter. The next word looks like it starts with a "g". The handwriting in all the clips is a bit wild in places, but I think a "9" would have been written higher, if you see what I mean.

I still can't think what the word might be, though...
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 July 20 19:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Karen. I see we have already been here  ::)

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Re: Am I reading this right
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 July 20 19:55 BST (UK) »
Sorry I cut the word, here is the original

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 July 20 20:03 BST (UK) »
12 Penzance Place here ...
http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/NottingHillDB/

Have you considered using the Barnardo's Family History Service to access the full records?
https://www.barnardos.org.uk/former-barnardos-children

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 July 20 20:08 BST (UK) »
Yes I have been in contact with them but ut will be some months before they can access records. I found the 12 Penzance Place at Notting hill I was just trying to work out what it said after what I now know is shelter because i thought it looked like 9 months but as Karen said it could be a g not 9.

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Re: Am I reading this right
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 July 20 20:11 BST (UK) »
One little comment:

We were assuming it was Little Baddow near Chelmsford 5 months. I have been unhappy about "months" and having looked again, I am wondering whether it is in fact onwards, i.e. from the age of 5 onwards.

Still doesn't help us with the word after "shelter".

I did wonder whether it refers to another item in the list, i.e. something in addition to the box & bible.

I still keep looking at the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" bit and wondering what on earth that has to do with anything!  :)
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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 July 20 20:14 BST (UK) »
Comparing with the date at the top (if it is 1910 ?), it could well be a 9.

To me it looks like 5 months at Little Baddow and 9 mnths at the Shelter.

How sure are you about the dates for Little Baddow? That's why I suggested you get the full records, in due course.

ADDED - if she was in a 'situation' at Little Baddow I think she would be of working age (13/14 or above).