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1911 Birmingham Orphanage

Robert Holland

master brummie
It appears, from the 1901 census, that Kate Pearson, a great great aunt of mine, was running a small orphanage in Lee Crescent Edgbaston by the name of Crowley or Bromley Orphanage. Any ideas where I might find out more?
 
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Robert Holland

master brummie
Thanks for that. She moved to Bearwood sometime in the next ten years, as her address at the time of the 1911 census was Galton Road.
 

Frostnot

New Member
It appears, from the 1901 census, that Kate Pearson, a great great aunt of mine, was running a small orphanage in Lee Crescent Edgbaston by the name of Crowley or Bromley Orphanage. Any ideas where I might find out more?
If you don't know this already, Kate A Pearson appears as a Governess in the 1881 Census for the Huffam children at Duncombe House, Clifton, Yorks. There is also a death recorded for a Kate Adeline Pearson on 28 May 1913, living at 57 Islington Row - just around the corner from Lee Crescent. She sounds an interesting and well travelled lady. I have an interest in Pearson's but she doesn't appear to be related to my Black Country ones.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
Crowley's orphanage for Poor Girls March 1869.

Note “the establishment and maintenance of an orphanage for poor girls born in wedlock.”

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mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
The 1910 Kellys, which would probably refer to 1909, lists Miss E.Cross as matron at Lee Crescent.
 
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