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Re: Ellis Island Records
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 17 August 21 19:58 BST (UK) »
I did that too, I read somewhere that the Poplar send women away ,but no details .
Hope they found better times.



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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 22 August 21 03:44 BST (UK) »
I don't see anything on the shipping list to suggest these women were all sent out by Poplar Workhouse. A number of them are not from London.

Louisa Aldersley, for example, a few lines below, with son Edward, appears to have been from Lincoln and by 1901 is back with her husband:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X95L-41V

This is not to say that Mary didn't receive some level of financial/charitable support for her move, just that it doesn't appear to have been a large scale group movement of women. Looking at poor law records in Poplar might help:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1408154?availability=Family%20History%20Library

For example, looking around 1879, this looks like her in the Creed register in Poplar, with a brother.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRK-49VD-X?i=556&cat=1408154
Roman Catholic, from "FG" (forest gate?) School - gone "with mother".
In short order all three back in workhouse:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRK-49VZ-1?i=558&cat=1408154
And back again:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRK-49V6-X?i=564&cat=1408154

The kids seem to have gone back and forth between the workhouse and the school.
In 1880 both kids are transferred to FG in November 4 1880, and only John has following Workhouse dates.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRG-TSW4-B?i=637&cat=1408154

By 1881 it's just Ann and John together:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRK-F9F?i=338&cat=1408154

John and Ann appear together and separately in later workhouse records but I haven't been able to pick up Mary.

So where did Mary go to? She was about the age to be found a job in domestic service. And is the woman in the passenger list in 1888 the same Mary or a red herring?
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Re: Ellis Island Records
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 22 August 21 07:44 BST (UK) »
Hi  jorose thanks for your interest, I first looked at the poor law records at the LMA almost twenty years ago, and this week going over them again, checking and trying to find where the original info came from, I have the births and deaths of her siblings,, followed her Mother ,still looking for her death ,same with father he's  pain too. Still have lots to do, it always great to have someone else input thanks again