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Suggested annotations for Hallie Rubenhold's book "The Five" (2019)

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  • Originally posted by Chris Phillips View Post
    The source for this is given as London Metropolitan Archives, HOBG 510/18, which Rubenhold says is a settlement examination that took place on 13 February 1888 when Polly was in the care of Holborn Union. Sugden says this examination took place at Mitcham Workhouse (which belonged to Holborn Union).
    This seems to be a rare error by Sugden, Looking at the record, the entries before and after are headed Mitcham, but Polly's is "Infirmary" (Archway Infirmary).

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    • Originally posted by Chris Phillips View Post

      This seems to be a rare error by Sugden, Looking at the record, the entries before and after are headed Mitcham, but Polly's is "Infirmary" (Archway Infirmary).
      Actually, Polly's seems to be the only one that wasn't headed Mitcham, so the mistake is understandable. Apparently she went to Mitcham immediately afterwards, so the examination was entered into a Mitcham register.

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      • Originally posted by Chris Phillips View Post

        Actually, Polly's seems to be the only one that wasn't headed Mitcham, so the mistake is understandable. Apparently she went to Mitcham immediately afterwards, so the examination was entered into a Mitcham register.
        I just checked the creed register for Mitcham workhouse and Mary Ann Nicholls is listed as admitted 4/1/88 and a note says she is 'under orders', which usually means the person is the subject of a removal order.

        Mary Ann Nicholls 36 admitted entered from St Lukes [parish], 4.1.88 'under orders'
        Mitcham Workhouse Creed Register HOBG/547/01

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