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Board Name: England (Adoption Related)
Kathy Bryan Wilson Derby, NY USA Jun 30, 2003
I am looking for ELIZABETH BRYAN, adopted by Mrs. Fleming, 350 Monega Road, Manor Park, London England.
Elizabeth would be my Great Aunt.
AlSO looking for JOHN BRYAN who would be my Great Uncle.
The following is all of the information I have on their brother, Charles and other relatives:

"Charles was born on 5 December 1891. He was admitted to Barnardo's on 8 December 1904, aged 13 years.

Charles' brother, JOHN aged 17 was a grocer's assistant, living at 248 Monega Road, Manor Park.
His sister, ELIZABETH aged 15 was adopted by Mrs Fleming and was living at 350 Monega Road, Manor Park.
It was recoreded that the children's mother Jemima Bryan died from consumption (T.B.) in St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1892.
Their father, John Bryan, a policeman was sent to Winnepig in 1897 following his dismissal from the police force. Following the father's departure the paternal uncle, Charles Bryan and his wife maintained the children until their deaths in 1902 and 1904 respectively. The children then became homeless.
On 8 December 1904 Charles was admitted to the Receiving House in Stepney Causeway, East London.
On 30 March 1905, Charles left England's shores aboard the SS Kensington and sailed to a new life in Canada. He arrived in Portland on 11 April 1905.

The next is his Admission History.

"We were written to on behalf of this boy by Rev J. Hodson, rector of Deptfors, 186 Lewisham High Road, SE. One of our enquiry-officers has furnished us with the following particulars of the case: -
The parents were married in 1886, the father being a policeman. In 1892 the mother, Jemima Bryan, died from consumption (T.B.), in St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Four years later the father was dismissed from the police force for drunkeness, and in 1897 was sent out to Winnipeg by his friends.
Two months after his arrival a letter was received from him stating that he was working on a farm; since then nothing has been heard of him, and his relatives believe he must be dead, though they have no proof. When the father left England the paternal uncle, Charles Bryan, mantle manufacturer, of Manor Park, took the three children and maintained them until eighteen months ago, when he died from blood poisoning. His widow then continued to support the children until her death from pleurisy three months ago, when they became homeless.
Mr. Buss, a L.C.C. official and an acquaintance of the deceased uncle and aunt, then took the two boys, Charles and John, and the sister has been adopted by a Mrs. Fleming, of Manor Park. The brother, John, earns 11 s. (Shillings) per week as a grocer's assistant, which sum he hands over to Mr, Buss his own and Charles' keep. Mr. Buss, however, was not disposed to continue this arrangement.
Mrs. Amy Bryan, widow of the paternal uncle, George Bryan, a "lady of independent means, living in a large, luxuriously furnished house" 63, Granville Park, Lewisham, stated that she was unwilling to take Charles herself, and as he had no claim upon her she had enlisted the services of the Rev J. Hodson to apply for his admission to these Homes.
Charles is described as heathy and cof cleanly habits.

Relatives: -
Father - John Bryan (40, if living) ex-police constable, last heard of in 1897, them in Winnipeg.
Brother - John Bryan (17) grocer's assistant, 11 s per week, 348 Monega Road, Manor Park.
Sister - Elizabeth Bryan (15), adopted by Mrs. Fleming, 350 Monega Road, Manor Park.
Uncles (paternal) - William Bryan (50) farmer, married, 3 children, Sewstern, near Grantham; Daniel Bryan (46) sergeant in Metropolitan Police, Antwerp.

Subsequent Report: 30th March, 1905 - On this date Charles was sent to Canada.
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