New March 8, 2010:

Hi Al;
My wife's grandmother Annie Allkins, 1875-1937 was a British Home Child and the information below is what we have gathered 
on her, this information was also provided to you some time ago, by included in the Family Tree for William Fitzpatrick, 
which was entered on your website. Annie Allkins married my wife's grandfather, John Fitzpatrick, 1856-1941.

We looked up the listing for British Home Children, but couldn't specifically find her complete name in the archives.
CENSUS: 1881 Census for Staffordshire, England:
Institution: "Stoke Upon Trent Workhouse", Penkhull
Census Place: Stoke Upon Trent, Stafford, England
Source: FHL Film 1341654 Pro Ref RG11 Piece 2729 Folio 106 Page 3
Annie Alkin 6 F Unknown Pauper, Occ: Scholar
Albert John Alkin 10 M Unknown Pauper, Occ: Scholar
From the 1881 Staffordshire census, Annie Allkins was born in 1875, as she is 6 years old in the census. Annie and her brother, 
Albert John Allkins (name sometimes spelled as Alkin) have been placed in the Stoke-upon-Trent, Stafford Union Workhouse (poor House) 
and both are listed as "Paupers". There is no trace of her mother, Martha Annie Allkins (nee Johnson) or her father Henry Charles Allkins, 
which would include a search of the 1881 census for Staffordshire, England, indeed there is no trace of them throughout England in 
the 1881 census.
We believe that Annie Allkins was taken, from the Stoke-upon-Trent Union Workhouse, by a group under the control of a Miss Birt, and 
shipped off to Canada in 1884, the Port of Departure was Liverpool, aboard the SS Sardinian, bound for Quebec City. 

The date of departure was may 08, 1884, and the date of arrival in Quebec City was May 19, 1884. 
Ken Armstrong

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