Number on the List -     1 and 2 Thomas May & Robert Brien

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Summary of Mr. Lockwood's reports upon Children Boarded-out under the care of the Milton Bryant Boarding-out Committee.


These boys were absent from Home at the time of the Inspector's visit.  Robert Brien works on an adjoining farm, and ears 3s. per week.  Both boys have enjoyed uniformly good health since their arrival five years since.

Thomas May was described as "a good boy", but Robert Brien was stated to be untruthful, and in other respects a troublesome character, so much as that the Committee are in doubt how best to dispose of him.

Possible location of Robert Brien and Thomas May in the 1881 Census - RG11/1638 - Page 4

Grange Lane, Milton Bryant

Surname Given Name Relation to Head Condition as to Marriage Age Profession Occupation Where born
HOWE James Head Mar. 45 Farm Lab. Eversholt, Beds
HOWE Charlotte Wife Mar. 43 Needlewoman Milton Bryant, Beds
BRIEN Robert Boarder - 14 Scholar N.K
BROWN Charles S. Boarder - 12 Scholar N.K
MILLS Thomas E. Boarder - 11 Scholar N.K
MAY Thomas Boarder - 12 Scholar N.K
HOWE George Visitor - 8 Scholar Eversholt, Beds