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From: Peter Higginbotham <>
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] Need a definition "Nurse child"
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 14:32:24 +0100
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Boarding out (what we would now call fostering) workhouse children to
private homes began in England and Wales in around 1870 although had
been common before that in Scotland.
All best wishes,
Sheila Beatty & Ron Krout wrote:
> Checking the 1881 census, I found a child, age 8, living with non
> relatives. The relationship is given as "nurse child." This child
> was born in the workhouse and later was sent out to Canada as a
> Homechild. Could the relationship "nurse child" actually be foster
> parent/child relationship, or if not, what? Did the workhouses
> normally board the children out in private homes?
> Thanks for any help received
> Sheila Beatty
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