Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Orphanage at Essendon

In May 2004 Joan asked about the Orphanage at Essendon where William Beckley was the superintendent (See Beckley, Orphanage at Essendon, 1873) In answering the query I pointed out that Letitia Georgii  was the matron in the 1881 census.

Jennifer has now provided the following additional information:
 I have been researching the Georgii family for a relative.Letitia Georgii nee Hill was married in London in 1866 to Thomas Georgii a book binder. They had 4 children but by 1881 the marriage seems to have broken down. As you know Letitia was Matron of the Boys Home and her son Thomas was living with her. Her 3 other children were in orphanages; 13-year-old daughter Alice in Marylebone, and sons Frank (6) & Frederick (4) in Torquay. After some difficulty I found Letitia's husband boarding with a family in Ealing.

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