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Another valuable source of information I N D U S T R I A L/REFORMATORY  S C H O O L S

This site contains information, on INDUSTRIAL/REFORMATORY SCHOOLS & the like in England and Wales during the 19th and early 20th century, I am currently working on producing a list for Scotland.

I have prepared list's of children and the teaching staff at several schools, my information is from various sources, including the united kingdom census returns, juvenile court registers, Pentonville remand centre admissions register, county council registers and various individual SCHOOLS admissions and discharge registers.  When transcribing I do take extreme care, proof reading my work at least twice, but mistakes will happen.   I would urge anyone who visits the site and finds a name which could be a missing ancestor to check the original source themselves, where possible I always give a reference number and the location of the source.

I have included a "WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION PAGE" for a guide to anyone trying to trace the records for their missing ancestor. 

If  you are really really stuck,  Check out the Where to find information page, and my email address is at the bottom of the page.

ALL THE CENSUS INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

UPDATED  Monday 26th October 2009

  TABLE OF CONTENTS

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT ENGLAND & WALES SCOTLAND (not a complete list, I am still working on it). Included on the list are Industrial Schools, Reformatory Schools,  Day Industrial Schools and Truant Schools, with their corresponding Auxiliary Homes.

WAS YOUR ANCESTORS:

A Boy Enlisted to the Army from an Industrial and other Approved schools in Ireland, England and Special Enlistment

Chimney Sweep Master or Apprentice Sweep

PICTURE- Three boys at Cannington Industrial School, date unknown.

INFORMATION THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE for the children who were sent to Industrial/Reformatory schools throughout England and Wales during the 19th and 20th Century

MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTIONS - Including Orphan Homes, Refuges, Ragged Schools, Missions, Scattered Homes and the like can be found on this additional list. LONDON ; LANCASHIRE WALES YORKSHIRE NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & CAMBRIDGESHIRE; GLOUCESTERSHIRE

NATIONAL SCHOOLS - Including any census information found - LONDON ; BATH

PRIVATE BOARDING SCHOOLS - Including census information found - WORCESTERSHIRE; GLOUCESTERSHIRE

LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES (Corporation of London)  information on London Children sent to Industrial Schools in London and throughout the country.

WHITECHAPEL PAUPER CHILDREN

CASES OF OVERPRESSURE ON SCHOOL CHILDREN/PUPIL TEACHERS WHICH HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT 

GUILDHALL,  LONDON - ANNUAL REGISTER OF THE PARISH POOR CHILDREN - UNDER 4 OF THE PARISH OF ST ANDREWS UNDERSHAFT, LONDON.

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES -  Admission Register of the North London Certified Truant and Industrial School, Reference ACC2914  covering the period September 1891 to April 1899 (Monday 1st January, 2007  I have only transcribed Register No's 1385 to 1672)

INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS INFORMATION - Including extracts of the 1888 Industrial Schools Act -  Brief description of  Truant Schools ; Day Industrial Schools & Auxiliary Homes

METROPOLITAN POLICE  - DIVISION AND LOCATION OF POLICE STATIONS & POLICE COURTS in 1869

Brief extracts of the Reformatory Act of 1866

1841 census, extracts of the "DIRECTIONS" for the Enumerator, in respect of "AGES"

Rules for the management of the South Wales & Monmouthshire Truant Industrial School - Including timetable and diet -

'RICHARDS STORY ' a compelling insight into the day to day life at an industrial school.

VARIOUS EXTRACTS

WESTMINSTER ST GEORGES UNION REGISTER OF DESERTED CHILDREN 1889-1897

CHILDREN OF ST JAMES WESTMINSTER Industrial School Battersea    

Battersea Common Industrial School

Master Surname Index  - Children in the Parochial Juvenile Establishment, St. James, Westminster.

Stockport Boys and Girls Industrial Schools Admissions Registers

Norwich Children sent to various industrial schools - Ardwick Green ; Ship Formidable ; St Josephs

Sale Industrial School ; Halstead ; Stockport Girls ; Chelmsford Boys ; Marlborough Terrace ; Correspondence

ROLE OF HONOUR - For the Service men of St George's in the East & Wapping for the Great War 1914-1919 Street Index

THE IRISH IN EAST LONDON - DUBLIN & TIPPERARY, CORK

MEET MY ANCESTORS

GEORGE BATES - I have, to pass on to a proven relative.   A handwritten journal: The experience of Pte G Bates 12 months at the Front which starts on 14th July 1915; letter to Miss Connie Bell from G Bates (George never married Connie Bell), dated Thursday 14th December 1916.  George was born in 1890, location unknown.

JOHN L. SULLIVAN - The great American prize-fighter

BAPTISMAL DETAILS Of 13 Catholic Boys transferred from the County Industrial School, Earl House, NR Durham to Chadwick Memorial Industrial School, Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

PASS IT ON - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates ordered but not necessary connected to my ancestors - I would be happy to pass on.  Also a selection of Irish Birth Marriage and Death certificates and United States Social Security applications for Account Number ordered but not connected to my Beirne ancestors

EAST END PUBS  Wapping, Shadwell, St. Georges in the East, Poplar & Limehouse, and  Whitechapel  - My brother and I are trying to compose a comprehensive list of the old pubs in the east end of London, hopefully when the long summer evening come along, we intend to see if they are still there, if not what are they now!  The list is nowhere near complete, but as we find them they will be added to the list.

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  All the information contained in this site has been transcribed by me, I have taken great care to ensure the accuracy of my work.  However, errors will occur which I accept no responsibility.  I will undertake all reasonable requests to re-check my source for any name or place on this website. 

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