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Catholic schools in London

Postby RobPurser » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:07 pm

My grandmother who was born in London in 1906 was apparently taught by nuns. I am trying to find her school and hopefully a record of her but am not sure where to look to find what catholic schools existed in London around that time. Can anyone advise? Thanks.


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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby brunes08 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:58 pm

Several of my ancestors went to Catholic schools in London and taught by nuns. Do you know where your grandmother was born as that might help to narrow down the field?
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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby RobPurser » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:04 pm

She was born in St Giles Westminster. Thanks for replying!

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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby brunes08 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:39 pm

Do you have an actual address for her? I looked at schools in the diocese of Westminster. The list is large as the diocese stretches way out of the London area. So I looked for St Giles and found that the area may be in the Camden Borough. So you could track down their archives or the London Metropolitan Archives.
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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby RobPurser » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:24 am

At the time of the 1911 census when she was 5 y.o. Her parents are shown living at Carlisle Street in Westminster. She is not listed.


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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby brunes08 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:58 pm

Carlisle Street is in Soho. It runs into Soho Square, just south of Oxford Street. In the square was a Roman Catholic school - St Patrick's. It is still there but in a different form from back in the early part of the last century. This part of London is in the Camden Borough. If you contact their archives, they might be able to set you in the right direction.
Just because your grandmother was not on the 1911 census doesn't necessarily mean much. The census only records one night - she may have been staying with relatives, for example.
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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby RobPurser » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:34 am

Thanks for your help. I've got something to go at now!

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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby davcoff » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24 pm

Hi,
Just picked this up. I am not a subscriber to Find my Past now, but I did receive a notification that they have just published mant Catolic school records on their site. It may be worth doing a free search
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Re: Catholic schools in London

Postby RobPurser » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:53 am

Thanks davcoff - will have a look.
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