Canada-Dr Barnado's connection?
Posted by NickJ on 26/7/2018, 2:22 pm
Birth registration in 1900 at Totnes of Bessie Pengelly, the last of 11 children born to Samuel Pengelly and Mary Jane Ackrell. 1901 census Bessie living in Dartmouth with parents and 3 siblings. Death registration for Samuel at Totnes in 1910. 1911 census Mary Jane living Dartmouth with one son only. A Bessie Pengelly is in the 1911 census living at Dr Barnado's Girls Village Homes, Ilford, Essex, age 10, born Dartmouth. In 1921 in Ontario a Mary Elizabeth Pengelly marries Ernest L C Grant. Mary's age 21, born Dartmouth. Her father is Samuel, born England, her mother Mary Jane Actrell. 1921 census Ontario has Bessie living with Ernest Grant, her age 21, birth England, year of immigration 1911. Long story, shorter question. Was there some kind of "arrangement" for Dr Barnado's to place girls (and boys) overseas, presumably for permanent settlement. Was the Salvation Army also involved? Apologies if this has already been discussed; I've not come across the possibility before.|