Orphans in the Oprhans Home and Female Aid Society in Toronto Ontario Canada St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario
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Orphans in the Orphans Home & Female Aid Society in Toronto Ontario Canada St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario

In 1851 the Orphans Home & Female Aid Society opened with 30 children. By 1864 there were 70 orphans. In 1864 18 children died in one month of measles. In the 1860s Mrs. Mary Holmes was the Matrion. In 1865 Mrs. Large was the Matron, then in the 1880s Miss Jane Wheelwright took over as Matron, a position she held for 28 years. In 1897 Miss Deacon was appointed the new Matron of the Orphan Home.

Staff in 1881

  • Jane WHEELWRIGHT English 58 England Matron P born Ontario House
  • Ann FINCH W Irish 50 Ireland Servant
  • Margaret HART W Irish 42 Ireland Servant
  • Charlotte POLLARD W English 36 England Servant
  • Elizabeth CLEVERLEY W English 36 England Servant
  • Mary PHILLEMIN English 32 England
  • Ida FORDE Irish 17 Ireland Servant
  • Annie PEEL Irish 16 born Ontario Servant
  • Annie TICKNOR Irish 21 born Ontario

Orphans in 1881

  • Henry FORD Irish 10 born Ontario
  • Mary Ann PHILLAMORE English 33 born Ontario
  • Joseph CLARK 12
  • George NICHALS 12
  • Arthur REED 10 born Ontario
  • William PIFFER 15 born Ontario
  • Thomas BARBER 10 born Ontario
  • George BARRY 9 born Ontario
  • Kate EGON 10 born Ontario
  • Sarah WHIPPLE 10 born Ontario
  • Chas. COPE English 7 born Ontario
  • William WOOD English 12 born Ontario
  • Margaret MCNALLEY Irish 8 born Ontario
  • Susan MCNALLEY Irish 14 born Ontario
  • Lansie PEEL 14 born Ontario
  • Harriet HOYS Irish 12 born Ontario
  • Fanny HOYS Irish 8 born Ontario
  • Ethel WOODHOUSE English 10 born Ontario
  • John WOODHOUSE English 6 born Ontario
  • Emiley RUTTER English 12 born Ontario
  • Fred RUTTER English 8 born Ontario
  • Ashton HARMON Irish 10 born Ontario
  • Ambrose B. HARMON Irish 7 born Ontario
  • Thos. CARR Irish 10 born Ontario
  • William CARR Irish 7 born Ontario
  • Annie DAVIDSON Scottish 10 born Ontario
  • Emma PEEL Irish 8 born Ontario
  • Robt. SPENCER English 9 born Ontario
  • Edith SPENCER English 7 born Ontario
  • William JEFFERS Scottish 11 born Ontario
  • Alfrid JEFFERS Scottish 9 born Ontario
  • Thos. BONNER English 9 born Ontario
  • James BONNER English 9 born Ontario
  • Ellen CONTAUCHE English 19 C.Islands
  • M. POLLARD English 7 born Ontario
  • Geo. FREEMAN English 5 born Ontario
  • Elizabeth MCFADDEN Irish 12 born Ontario
  • Robert MCFADDEN Irish 7 born Ontario
  • Henry HARRIS Irish 9 born Ontario
  • Edward HARRIS Irish 6 born Ontario
  • Catherine PAGE English 7 born Ontario
  • Elizabeth PAGE English 6 born Ontario
  • Douglas WOOD English 5 born Ontario
  • Herbert REDFORD English 9 born Ontario
  • Chas. HARPER English 7 born Ontario
  • Harriet BENTON English 9 born Ontario
  • John BENTON English 10 born Ontario
  • Mary Jane DAVIS Irish 10 born Ontario
  • Charlotte DAVIS Irish 8 born Ontario
  • Emmie BROWN English 8 born Ontario
  • William A. PRICE Irish 8 born Ontario
  • William PECK Irish 8 born Ontario
  • William POLLARD English 5 born Ontario
  • William POLLARD Unknown Born: Unknown
  • James BOAL Irish 8 born Ontario
  • John BOAL Irish 7 born Ontario
  • Alexander BOAL Irish 6 born Ontario
  • Joseph MCLIAN Scottish 8 born Ontario
  • Fanny WRIGHT Scottish 8 born Ontario
  • Annie KING Scottish 12 born Ontario
  • Fred RIDGES English 8 born Ontario
  • George RIDGES English 5 born Ontario
  • Lizzie M. RIDGES English 10 born Ontario
  • Chales HART German 10 born Ontario
  • William MARLOW Irish 8 born Ontario
  • John MARLOW Irish 6 born Ontario
  • Martha MARLOW Irish 4 born Ontario
  • Robert WILLIS Irish 10 born Ontario
  • Letitia WILLIS Irish 8 born Ontario
  • William WILLIS Irish 6 born Ontario
  • Robert HUTTON Irish 7 born Ontario
  • Chas. BENSON English 6 born Ontario
  • Sophia STOTHENS Irish 7 born Ontario
  • Johnson STOTHENS Irish 4 born Ontario
  • Arthur HART English 11 born Ontario
  • Judith DUNN English 8 born Ontario
  • William MILLAR 7 born Ontario
  • Arthur STANNTON English 7 born Ontario
  • Danil MCPHERSON Scottish 9 born Ontario
  • George MCPHERSON Scottish 5 born Ontario
  • William GLOSTER English 9 born Ontario
  • Chas. GLOSTER English 7 born Ontario
  • Alfred COVILLE English 7 born Ontario
  • Emma WOOD English 9 born Ontario
  • Alice WOOD English 7 born Ontario
  • David MCKENZIE Scottish 10 born Ontario
  • Sarah DAVIS Irish 6 born Ontario
  • Katie WILLIAMS English 6 born Ontario
  • Williams WILLIAMS English 4 born Ontario
  • John BARLOW English 7 born Ontario
  • Laura LUNDAY English 10 born Ontario
  • Margaret WIGGINS Irish 12 born Ontario
  • William WIGGINS Irish 10 born Ontario
  • Frank C. WIGGINS Irish 5 born Ontario
  • Hubert G. THOMPSON Irish 6 born Ontario
  • Jane PLUMBER English 8 born Ontario
  • Frederick WOOD English 4 born Ontario
  • Susan BONNER English 7 born Ontario
  • William WINDPONE English 7 born Ontario
  • James WINDPONE English 8 born Ontario
  • Emma WINDPONE English 5 born Ontario
  • George WOODWARD English 6 born Ontario
  • Jane WOODWARD English 5 born Ontario
  • Thos. MORAN English 10 born Ontario
  • Albert PERRY Welsh 6 born Ontario
  • Joseph ROBINSON English 8 born Ontario
  • Edward PERRY Welsh 4 born Ontario
  • Annie TIDEY English 4 born Ontario
  • Starry TIDEY English 2 born Ontario
  • Margaret COOK English 10 born Ontario
  • Jane COOK English 7 born Ontario
  • Charlotte COOK English 5 born Ontario
  • Salsbury COOK English 9 born Ontario
  • Arthur REED Irish 10 born Ontario
  • William PALLARD English 5 born Ontario
  • Wm. HAYS Irish 9 born Ontario
  • Emma WOODHOUSE English 13 born Ontario
  • Mary WOODHOUSE English 8 born Ontario
  • Wm. MCFADDEN Irish 10 born Ontario
  • Eliza PEASMAN 11 born Ontario
  • William MCLEAN Scottish 10 born Ontario
  • Samuel GRAHAM Irish 15 born Ontario
  • Jast. CLARKE 12 born Ontario
  • George NICHALD 12 born Ontario

Census Place St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375883 NA Film Number C-13247 District 134 Sub-district H Division 3 Page Number 159 Household Number 807

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