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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: Re: re "dropped child"
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 10:09:40 +0100
As no parents were give, presumably the children were abandoned ("dropped")
on the steps of the workhouse - even in the mud in poor Alfred's case. I
recall a group of entries in St.Pancras register for baptisms of some
children abandoned in that parish. I do not recall the exact details.
eachclergyman had put details of each one's discovery across the
parents'/occupation/address columnns. If my memory serves me right they
received as surname the name of the street in which found.
Out of curiousity I looked to see if Alfred survived until 1881, but there
were only two Mudsons in the entire country, Isaac J & his wife in York.
John Henley (if it bounces try again, trouble with ISP, I am still here:-) ]
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From: ringer <Date: 19 October 1999 7:44Subject: re "dropped child"
>Found the above phrase on a film of Baptisms of St. Luke, Old St, Finsbury
>There were two entries for 17/10/1845
>Victoria, Mitchell Workhouse dropped child
>Alfred, Mudson(?) Workhouse dropped child
>That is the only information for the two entries.
>Could someone explain the meaning of the phrase please?
>Thanks, Phyllis Ringer.>Western Australia. (beautiful spring day!)
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