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Kc

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Workhouse boy sent to Navy School
« on: 16 March 2018 04:50:17 PM »

Can anyone please point me in the direction of where records are kept concerninng children that were sent to Navy training from the Workhouse? My Grandad was born in 1905, after getting into trouble for stealing bread he was sent to a Naval Ship to be educated and trained. I don't know the year, name of ship.... Well if I'm honest, I don't know anything. I do know it was an old style ship with masts and sails. Please help if you can  :-\
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Re: Workhouse boy sent to Navy School
« Reply #1 on: 17 March 2018 09:05:33 AM »

There were lots of Boys Training Ships established at various ports around the country, to deal with Orphans Waifs and Strays and those from the Workhouse or Juvenile Offenders.  They were usually old sailing warships, but were not run by the Navy, but usually by Charities.

If your ancestor was a Juvenile offender, he was probably sent to a Reformatory Ship - which one would depend where in the country he was.

For some background, see:

http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/TS/

http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/list/TS.shtml


He would not necessarily have gone on to join the Navy. 
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Re: Workhouse boy sent to Navy School
« Reply #2 on: 17 March 2018 09:09:35 AM »


This site has a lot of info and guidance:

http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/research/institution.shtml

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