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Ursuline Convent
Hi, does anyone know anything about the Ursuline Convent School during the 1930s? What minimum age would a girl be sent there, and for what reasons?? Was it a boarding school, or did the children return home at night??? Are there any records???? Any information would be appreciated. With thanks, Pete
red mail Maria Duff nee Dixon and her 3 daughters & sister teach ladies at 6 adams sq, Margate 1891-1901
Maria Duff nee Dixon and her 3 daughters: Hannah M Duff, Elizabeth A Duff, Emily Duff & her sister Emma Dixon teached ladies at 6 Adams sq, Westgate on Sea, Margate from 1891 to 1901. They all originated from London, with Maria & Emma being born in Hampstead around 1830 to John & Elizabeth Dixon, who had shoemaking business at 26 Hampstead High street. Hannah, Elizabeth & Emily were born in Islington when Maria was married to warehouse clerk, Robert Silas Duff. In 1858 Robert died, leaving Maria and her children to fend for themselves. As a widow in 1861 she lived with her maiden aunt Elizabeth Dixon, at 21 Charles street, Islington. Then in 1871 her 18yr old son, salesman Alexander Duff supports the family, and her eldest daughter Hannah begins teaching, whilst they are living at 58 Falkland rd, St Pancras. Maria calls herself a School Mistress on the 1881 census at 2 Crayford Road, Islington, and her 3 Duff daughters Hannah, Elizabeth and Emily do similar work to support themselves and their Aunt Emma Dixon aged 61. They are able to afford a maid aged 14 to help around the house. Their Westgate on Sea teaching establishment survived to the 1901 census even though Maria had died in 1895.
red mail WW2 evacuees
I am doing some research on evacuees who came to Hill Ridware, Rugeley, Staffordshire during WW2. If there is anybody who did and would be willing to share their experiences I would be very grateful. Helen
Ursuline Convent School
Does anyone know why my mother might have been sent to the Ursuline Convent School during the 1930s? As far as I know she was there around 1935-37 but it is unclear exactly why. We believe she was there for schooling, but cannot see why she would actually have been sent there - what exactly was the roll of the Convent from a schooling point of view? Also, can anyone tell me if a child definitely had to be Catholic to be accepted or were non-Catholic children taken in at all? Any help on this would be very much appreciated. With thanks, Pete
red mail TIBBLE
Lokking for information on Thomas William Tibble b 1883 and living 1891 in Westgate on Sea. Family, antecedents and subsequent occupational details of interest. He was a mariner and subsequently a rigger when in later life he lived in Queens Park, London. Son of Harry H Tibble (bc1868,Canterbury) and Emma E Tibble
red mail Clarke
Looking for any info about Annie Clarke,born 1843 in Thame, Oxfordshire,who, in later life in 1910's, ran a Children's creche in Westgate on sea with a Miss Burt.

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