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Home Children in Ontario

In excess of 130,000 kids were sent from UK to Canada & Australia from 1860 to 1930

There were more placement organizations than just Barnardos Home, althoughit relocated the most children.

Home Children in Orphanages in Ontario and England

Miss Rye's Peckham Homes in 1881 (New Nov. 2005)

Miss Rye's Party 1881 on SS Sarmation to Quebec (New Nov. 2005)

Father Nugent's Orphans to Quebec 1881 on SS Sarmation ( (New Nov. 2005)

Father Nugent's Orphans to Quebec 1870 on SS Austrian (New Nov. 2005)

Home Children in the Guthrie Home, London Ontario 1888

Home Children in the House of Providence, Kingston Ontario 1888

1885 Letter from Kate Stewart, Home Child with Miss Rye, to her Brother John

Names of 354 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1869 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Names of 866 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1870 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Names of 1,877 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1871 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Names of 1,298 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1873 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Orphans in English Orphanages

Miss Rye's Peckham Homes in 1881

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The Archives of Ontario has created a searchable online database for Home Children. Members of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa are locating and indexing the names of these Home Children found in passenger lists in the custody of the National Archives of Canada

The website for British Home Children researchers athttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~britishhomechildren has thenames of +3000 children that people are researching.

The email list has grown to +300 international subscribers in a fewmonthsat: BRITISHHOMECHILDREN-L-request@rootsweb.com

Addresses for Home Children Information

Quarrier Home Site
Barnardos #2
Young immigrants toCanada home page

Address of Barnardos is:

Barnardos After Care Section
Tanners Lane
Ilford, Essex
1G6 1QG

There is an agency in Canada devoted to helping the families of HomeChildren The address is:

Home Children Committee
107 Erindale Ave
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 4G3 Canada
phone 613 432 2486

The Child Migrants Trust
8 Kingston Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham, NG2 7AQ, UK

Other placement agencies were Church of England Children's Bureau, The National Children'sHome, Fegan Home, Middlemore Home and the Quarriers Home Of Scotland amongothers.

Address forChurch of England's Childrens Bureau

The Children's Society
Edward Rudolf House
Margery Street

There have been several excellent books written explaining the plight ofThe Home Childrenask at your public library for

  • Barnardo Children inCanada, Gail H Corbett
  • Empty Cradles Margaret Humphreys
  • The Home Children,edited by Phyllis Harrison
  • The Little Immigrants Kenneth Bagnell


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