Ancestry UK

St Stephen's Home for Homeless Boys, Limehouse, London

St Stephen's Home for Homeless Boys was established in 1875 at 81 East India Dock Road, Limehouse, E14. It provided a home, education, food and clothing, for orphan or fatherless boys.

Applicants were required to be aged 7 to 10 years at their time of admission and recommended by a clergyman or other responsible person. Payment was requested, where possible, of £12 a year. A certain number, especially orphans, were admitted without payment. Inmates remained until they were 13 years of age.

In 1889, the Home was managed by the Rev. Robert J. Elliott with around 18 boys in residence.

The building no longer exists.


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