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26-10-2004, 7:28 PM
Hi I've come across a stumbling block. My Grandfather was an "inmate" as labled then,in The Crossley Home in Broughton. He is on the 1901 census .I cannot find anything, anywhere on this home. Is anybody familar with this home? I know it is in the Salford area. If so, any information would be greatly appreciated. A search base would come in handy as well.
Thanks so much.
31-10-2004, 9:58 PM
Try e mailing Manchester Record Office
They should be able to tell you if any info/records survive.
01-11-2004, 12:19 AM
I've tried that already, they say no such records exist there.
02-11-2004, 7:15 PM
Sorry that thought didn't pan out.
Have you tried the various British Home Children sites? There are lots of them on here and it's possible they have info provided by other home children who came from Crossley.
In addition, it would be worthwhile e mailing the other libraries/archives in Lancs. You will find some addresses on GENUKI
Hope one of these comes up trumps for you!
04-11-2004, 5:37 PM
I just received an email from the Salford Libriary. They couldn't find any information under the name, The Crossley Home, but she did find in the Slater's Trade Directory ,which listed the householders etc. in George street. No. 2 to 12 were listed as orphan homes under the management of Leonard K. Shaw. He founded the Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges.My Grandfather was in No. 6. The boys and girls were Imigrated to Canada to the Marchmont Home in Bellville Ontario. Not all but some. My Grandfather ended up there.I wonder if I return to the Manchester archives they might hold the records for these homes if I search in a different capacity. Eg. Leonard Shaw Homes?
Thank you again for all the Help you Have given me.
04-11-2004, 10:41 PM
Hi Shelley - Well your making headway, albeit a little slowly!
I just googled for "LEONARD K SHAW" and got two hits.
One of them is "Young Immigrants to Canada including ...home children".
It's always worth googling for whatever you need - you will be surprised what comes up.
Hope this is of some use
21-02-2005, 11:53 AM
Apologies if this is rather late and possibly now insignificant (I have only just stumbled across this message list.)
Let me introduce myself, i am Toby Davison, recently appointed Archivist/Records Manager of the Boys and Girls Welfare Society, formerly the Manchester and Salford refuges. We are the organisation that owned the Crossley Home that you are all referring to.
A short history of the Society is available from our website, however we have a limited amount of archive material available at present (we are working on that) which may be able to provide some more material on individual personnel.
I hope this is of some use to you, if I can help further please do not hesitate to contact me, all the details can be accessed via our website.
21-02-2005, 5:43 PM
:D This is extremely great and exciting news for me. I had all but given up hope that there was any information concerning the home my Grandfather was placed in after his mother had passed on.My Grandfather was sent from this home to Canada, he was a British Home Child! His name was Henry Brown, no middle name and was residing in this home in 1901 as found on the 1901 census.He was sent in 1903 to Canada via liverpool on the SS Tunisian in April of that year. He was 11 years old. His birthdate is April 13, 1891.
Is there any records that still exist in this time period and if there is how would I go about claiming them.Is there someone that could look for my Grandfather's records. More history on this home would be gratefully appreciated.I have looked at this site following this email.I never new it existed.
Thank you so much for replying to my thread.
Proud Granddaughter of Henry Brown, British Home Child,
Shelley Vercillo( formally Brown)
22-02-2005, 6:20 PM
Many thanks for that. I too have an interest in the Salford area so I will keep an eye on your site.
Best of luck with the new job
19-04-2006, 12:49 AM
I received my records of my Grandfather from this home. Can you elaborate on your question. What are you specificately looking for.
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