The Holland Familly - Child Immigrants to Canada on the S.S. Sarnia
Child Immigrants to Canada
on the SS Sarnia, Dominion Line, May 1884
Believed to be going to The Children's Home, Hamilton, Ontario

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Robert Holland's Story

The Children's Home
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  1. Chronological History
  2. Newspaper Articles

  3. 1873 May 29, Spectator
    1873 Jun 3, Hamilton Evening Times
    1874 Oct 7, Hamilton Times
  4. Children to Hamilton

  5. 1873 May, SS Polynesian
    1874 Sep, SS Texas
    1884 May, SS Sarnia
    About the SS Sarnia
Internet Links
Sources:
  1. National Archives of Canada on-line search for Home Children (search terms used: Sarnia, May, unidentified)
  2. Verified against copy of Passenger List, Liverpool to Quebec, Master: Joseph Gibson, departed Liverpool 25 April 1884, arrived Quebec 11 May 1884
Legend:
  1. * Info verified from ship's passenger list (List), numbers are ticket numbers (also known as Contract Ticket Numbers)
  2. ! Possible discrepancies between ship's passenger list and info obtained from NAC search (see notes below by last name
  3. ^ Resident of Children's Home 1881 Census, L = Bonner Road, London, E = Edgworth, LAN
  4. + Possible Matches, Table 2.

 
Table 1 -- List of Child Immigrants with Possible Matches
with Children Residing at the Children's Home
(possible matches are identified with a  "+" and appear  in bold text)
Data 
Entry
  Passenger  List  NAC  Psgr List 
Psgr List 
Psgr List 
Psgr List 
Birthplace
(from 1881 Census)
 
Home 
Order
Source
Last
First
Abbr
Age
Sex
Occupation
Location
County
Comparison
1881 
9 *128 Baker John   14
M
Labr London MDX
!+
^L
8  NAC Ball Albert   11
M
         
10 *129 Barnsley George Geo 13
M
Labr        
11 *130 Barrett Antony   14
M
Labr    
!
 
12 *130 Berry Alfred   15
M
Labr        
13 *130 Berry H   13
M
Labr        
14 *128 Besley John   10
M
Child        
15  NAC Billington Edward W   16
M
         
16 *128 Boughtflower James Jas 10
M
Child        
17  NAC Boyd George W   17
M
         
18  NAC Brisley Edward   16
M
         
19 *128 Brown Arthur   16
M
Labr London MDX
+
^L
1 *128 Bullivant Thomas Thos 15
M
Labr        
20 *128 Churcher Stanley   15
M
Labr London MDX
+
^L
21 *129 Coole+ Charles   14
M
Labr Bradford YKS
+
^E
22 *128 Cowell Robert Robt 10
M
Child        
23 *129 Cropper John   15
M
Labr Darcy Lever LAN
+
^E
24 *129 Davies E   07
M
Child        
25 *127 Debney John   15
M
Labr        
26 *129 Dickinson W   13
M
Labr        
27  NAC Dunn Charles   16
M
         
28 *130 Elleby+ Frank   16
M
Labr Manchester LAN
+
^E
29 *130 Elleby+ Mark   14
M
Labr Manchester LAN
+
^E
30 *127 Ellis Fred   15
M
Labr        
31 *130 Fellows David   13
M
Labr        
32 *129 Folar+ Joseph Jos 11
M
Child Brixton MDX
+
^L
33 *127 Frampton Jack   16
M
Labr        
34 *127 Golf Alfred Alf 16
M
Labr        
35 *131 Hardman Lawrence   09
M
Labr    
!
 
36 *127 Hart Alfred Alf 16
M
Labr        
37 *131 Hogg Thomas Thos 13
M
Labr        
38 *130 Holland+ Robert Robt 16
M
Labr London  
+
^L
2 *128 Horken William Wm 15
M
Labr        
39 *131 Houghton+ William Wm 14
M
Labr London MDX
+
^E
40  NAC Hunt C   20
M
         
41  NAC Jeffrey William   16
M
         
3 *127 Jenner Albert   15
M
Labr        
4 *129 Kirman Fred   15
M
Labr        
42 *128 Lodge James Jas 11
M
Child London MDX
+
^L
43 *127 Lynn Albert   17
M
Labr        
5 *128 M+(ayhew) William   12
M
Labr Islington MDX
+
^L
44 *127 Oxford William   15
M
Labr    
!
 
45 *129 Parkhouse+ John   14
M
Labr London MDX
+
^E
46 *129 Parkhouse+ W(illiam)   16
M
Labr London MDX
+
^E
47 *127 Poynter Robert Robt 16
M
Labr        
48 *130 Radcliffe Francis   14
M
Labr        
49 *128 Randall Harry   12
M
Labr        
50  NAC Shaw Arthur   12
M
         
51 *127 Smith Walter   16
M
Labr        
52 *130 Speakman+ Joseph Jos 14
M
Labr Manchester LAN
+
^E
6 *131 Treayeskes Harry   10
M
Child    
!
 
53 *130 Walls Edward   15
M
Labr        
54 *129 Ward James Jas 12
M
Labr        
55 *129 Ward Warren   12
M
Labr        
56 *130 Ward William   11
M
Child        
57 *127 Webster Charles Chas 16
M
Labr        
58 *128 Whittaker+ Charles Chas 18
M
Labr. Manchester LAN
+
^E
7 *130 Williams Erimlie   12
M
Labr        
59 *129 Wilson John   13
M
Labr        
60 *127 Winter Joseph Jos 15
M
Labr        
61 *131 Wright H   15
M
Labr    
!
 


 
Table 2 -- Explanation of Discrepancies and Possible Matches
Name NAC Search Passenger List 1881 Census Children's Home
Baker, John Barker Baker  
Barrett, Antony Anthony Antony  
Coole, Charles Coole, Charles Cole, Charles-- correct age, possibly same person
Elleby, Frank & Mark Elleby, listed together   Ellaby, Frank & Mark -- listed together, correct ages
Folar, Joseph Folar, Joseph   Foler, Joseph -- age within 1 year, possibly same person
Hardman, Lawrence Age 15 Age 9 and Labourer (not child)  
Holland, Robert Holland, Robert   Holland, Robert -- age within 2 years, confirmed same person through family records and correspondence with Children's Home
Houghton, William Houghton, William   Houghton, William -- age within 3 years, possibly same person
M------, William M------, William   Mayhew, William -- correct age, possibly same person
Oxford, William Oxford Perhaps Axford  
Parkhouse, John & W(illiam) Parkhouse, John & W.   Parkhouse, John & William -- John correct age, William within 1 year, listed together, possibly same persons
Speakman, Joseph Speakman, Joseph   Speakman, Joseph -- age within 1 year, possibly same person
Treayeskes, Harry Treayeskes Possibly Treageskie or Treageskes  
Whittaker, Charles Whittaker, Charles   Whittaker, Charles -- age within 1 year, possibly same person
Wright, H. Age 13 Age 15  


I followed the following procedure to compile Table 1:

  1. Obtained copy of part of the passenger list of the SS Sarnia, Liverpool to Quebec, Master: Joseph Gibson, departed Liverpool 25 April 1884, arrived Quebec 11 May 1884
  2. Searched the on-line National Archives of Canada database on home children (search terms: Sarnia, May, 1884, unidentified)
  3. Obtained copies of the 1881 Census for the Children's Home, Bonner Road, London, and Edgworth, Lancashire
  4. Input the above data into a spreadsheet and then sorted it to identify matching or near-matching records
  5. Discrepancies and explanations are noted as per the Legend and appear in the Table 2
I believe the matches and near matches were also "Inmates" of the Children's Home.  To obtain more information about your Children's Home ancestor you may request information by writing to:

NCH Action for Children (National Children's Homes)
Ashwood Project, 85 Highbury Park, London, England, N5 IUD.
Phone:   084 5762 6579.  Fax:   020 7226 2537.
Email:  seap@mail.nch.org.uk
Website:  http://www.nchafc.org.uk/