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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Foundlings
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 23:16:30 +0100
In message <>, George Blackamore
> Another question for all you learned people out there....
> I understand that one of my ancestors was found as a baby in Commercial
>Road (Stepney). How do I go about looking into this?
will only be able to get further if the police succeeded in tracking the
mother and summoned her - in which case, local magistrtae's court
reports, in newspaper.
> I read on an earlier note that often the road name was given to the
>baby. This may be so in this case. I am looking for references for Thomas
>COMMERCIAL whose marriage certificate shows a father also called Thomas
> occupation was given
>as publican & the address 72 Jamaica Street E1.
sounds very much like the usual policy of naming the foundling after
place found. When he married, he was probably self conscious and faked
a name for his father (or maybe someone had told him it was a publicn
who was involved) The address will be the son's, not the father's.
>ied in vain to find a record of a birth for TC junior, just in case the
>"baby in the road" story wasn't true.
try local workhouse, which is where he would have been taken (records
probably at London Metropolitan Archives, who hold most of these.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society