Census Return 1881
Alice Maude Thorne
1881 British Census
Alice M. THORNE
Birth Year: (1867)
Birthplace: Shoreditch, Middlesex
Head of Household: Martha E. NEWMAN
Institution: "Soldiers Daughters Home"
Census Place: London, Middlesex, England
PRO Reference: RG11
Family History Library Film 1341036. Piece/Folio 0167/34 Page:6
NOTE: The 1881 Census was taken on the 3rd of April.
Soldiers Daughters Home
The Royal Soldiers' Daughters' Home, no. 65 Rosslyn Hill, was founded at Rosslyn House in 1855 to relieve the families of soldiers in the Crimea.
Originally intended for destitute war orphans, it later took the daughters of serving, or retired soldiers; they were admitted from infancy to 13 and left at 16, able ones being trained to become teachers. From 1924 the school was maintained by the L.C.C., with a roll of c. 110 until the Second World War.