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07-08-2009, 5:30 AM
|help|In my family tree we have two orphans.
1 Elizabeth Morris In 1881 she is shown as a 3year old living with her parents and older brother and sister.By 1891 she is shown as an orphan and is living with the people who were thir neighbours.She married from that address in1900.
2 Alice Morgan.!n 1891 she is the youngest of a large family.Her mother died in 1892.On the1901 Census she is shown living with their previous neighbours shown as adopted.Her Father was still alive and is shown as a boarder in another part of the town.
Does anyone know who would have paid for the upkeep of these two girls?|book|

12-08-2009, 8:04 AM
|help|What would have happened to these two girls if they hadn'thave been taken in by neighbours?

Peter Goodey
12-08-2009, 8:43 AM
If the neighbours didn't foot the bill themselves, about the only people who might have helped would be the Poor Law Guardians.

It would be worth checking what Poor Law records survive for that period. They would be in Glamorgan Record Office.

12-08-2009, 8:46 AM
Thank you Peter:)