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Benyon Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

The Benyon Home was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1887 at 136 Bowen Street, Sherbrooke, Quebec, not far from the Society's existing Gibbs Home. The Benyon home, named after its benefactor, Mr Richard Benyon, was used as a reception and distribution home for boys in the care of the Society who were being emigrated to Canada.

The Benyon Home was closed in 1897 when the Society took over the home at Niagara-on-the-Lake previously run by Miss Maria Rye. The Gibbs Home was thereafter used as the Society's Canadian reception home for boys.


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