Home Children

Register of English Orphans Pages of the fragile Home Children register of 1888, held by the Congregation's archives.

The Sisters of Providence received Home Children brought from England by Mrs. Lacy of the Catholic Protection Society of Liverpool from May 1888 to September 1891 at the House of Providence Orphanage in Kingston, Ontario. Please follow the links below for more background information.

The Kingston branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society transcribed and published the Home Chidlren records of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in order to make the records more accessible. The publication is available for purchase for $8 from the Kingston Branch OGS.

For more information about the Home Children received at the House of Providence by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul from 1888 to 1891 please contact the archivist. The Archives of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul has an English Orphans register that lists the names of the children, their ages, their guardians in Canada and their new addresses. 

For your information, the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, a separate religious order, also received Home Children from Mrs. Lacy at their Hotel Dieu Orphanage in Kingston from 1883 to 1903, with the majority of the children arriving before 1888. A transcription of  the Hotel Dieu Orphanage records is also available for purchase for $8 from the Kingston Branch OGSThe archivist has access to the records of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul only. 

History
History

The Sisters of Providence received "Home Children" brought from England by Mrs. Lacy of the Catholic Protection Society of Liverpool from May 1888 to September 1891.

Archival Documents
Archival Documents

The orphanage registers of the House of Providence are the main source of information about the British Home Children in the Archives of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.

Home Children Profiles
Home Children Profiles

Home children Matilda Marsh, Lillian Blanchfield and Marjorie Wherry entered the congregation and lived out their lives as Sister Mary George, Sister Mary Angelica and Sister Mary Benita respectively.

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Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4

613-544-4525
info@providence.ca

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