Number on the List -    8 & 9 Ann Shelford and Jane Shelford

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


These children have been upwards of three years with their foster parent Mrs Fossey, who has grown-up daughter residing with her.  Each child occupies a separate bed in an airy bedroom.  The cottage was neat and well ordered throughout.  The health of the children was mentioned by the foster parent as having been good in the main since their arrival, and she also stated that they were little or no trouble to manage.  The inspector mentions that "This is an excellent home".

Possible location of Anne and Jane Shelford in the 1881 Census - RG11/1634 - Page 14

Bedford Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Surname Given Name Relation to Head Condition as to Marriage Age Profession Occupation Where Born
FOSSEY Susan Head Widow 70 Lacemaker Millbrook, Beds.
FOSSEY Emma Daug. Unmar. 28 Bonnet Sewer Ampthill, Beds.
FOSSEY Susan Daug. Unmar. 26 Bonnet Machinist Ampthill, Beds.
SHELFORD Annie Boarder - 12 Scholar Unknown
SHELFORD Jane Boarder - 10 Scholar Unknown
ADAMS Alice Boarder - 7 Scholar Unknown