Number on the List -    20 and 21 Sydney Quaife and Walter Quaife

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


Walter Quaife was at the time of the inspector's visit away working.  Sidney, who stammers badly, stated that he is in the Sixth Standard, and his brother in the Fifth.  The inspector adds, "Sidney certainly does credit to his faster parents.  He appears to be employed at the rectory in cleaning knives, etc., but did not seem to know very clearly what were his earnings, though he said they were placed in the bank for him.  Possibly his stammering would be a bar to some employments; but the boy of his age and apparent intelligence should be very nearly able to maintain himself".  The brothers sleep in a good sized room, which was clean and well ordered.  Foster father is a gardener; mother takes in washing.

Possible location of Sydney and Walter Quaife in the 1881 Census - RG11/1635 - Page 7 Folio 103

No. 42 Village, Millbrook, the under-mentioned houses are situate within the boundaries of the Parish of Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Surname Given Name Relation to Head Condition as to Marriage Age Profession Occupation Where Born
PETERS Rachel Head Mar 53 Laundress Millbrook, Beds.
QUAIFE Sydney Boarder - 12 Scholar London
QUAIFE Walter Boarder - 9 Scholar London
PETERS Rachel Grandchild - 4 Scholar Millbrook, Beds.