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Source:  Middlemore Homes,  Archives of Canada MS 517 Volume 251 (microfilm A-1999)

From the ledger of Guthrie House in London, ONT:



Page 959
Amelia Wallace, English, From Bradfield Union, Newbury, Berkshire
Aged 5 years [correct age on 8/5/1887 as she was born Oct-Dec, 1881]
Taken to Canada August 5th 1887

Canadian Reports
1. March 27/88 Health good, Conduct good, Quite happy.
3. June 1891  Well & very happy. goes to School regularly as possible.  Is also good at her Sunday lessons.



Page 960
Canadian Settlements
1. Richard White, Twp Zone, Bothwell P.O., County Kent, August 27th 1887
2..      "                             "                                             "           August 27th 1888
3..      "                             "                                             "           August 27th 1889



Source: MS 517 Volume 259 (microfilm A-2112)



Page 947
Guthrie Home, London, Ontario.
August 27th, 1887

I, Richard White of Lot 11, Concession 4, Twp Zone, County Kent, P.O. Bothwell, agree to receive Amelia Wallace into my home [allowance fields crossed out] for one year for Board Clothing etc.

I agree that Amelia Wallace shall attend Church and Sunday School regularly, and also Day School, at least as long as the Canadian law requires.

I also agree that, should it be necessary for Amelia Wallace to be returned to the Guthrie Home, notice shall be sent a fortnight beforehand, her railway fare paid to London, and her clothes shall be as good and valuable as at present date.

I also agree that Amelia Wallace shall write to her friends in England, or that I will write for her as often as I am requested to do so by Mr. John T. Middlemore, or by the Manager of the Guthrie Home, and that I will communicate with the Manager of the Guthrie Home in the event of her serious
indisposition, and in no case will I allow her to go into another family without the permission of the Manager of the Guthrie Home.

I further agree that should I change my present address, I will notify the Manager of the Guthrie Home a month before effecting the change in question.

I acknowledge without reservation Mr. J.T. Middlemore's right of removing Amelia Wallace from my home and control whenever he sees fit, and I also acknowledge his right of transferring his authority in this respect to his, Mr. J.T. Middlemore's, agent, whose wishes I will respect as if they were Mr. J.T. Middlemore's, and I promise to return her immediately and without loss of time to Mr. J.T. Middlemore or to his agent whenever either of them may require her to be returned.

Signed (Richard White)
Signed (H. Gibbens)  For John Throgmorton Middlemore

[footnote]  Mr. J.T. Middlemore calls special attention to the clause in regard to the clothes.



Page 178
August 27, 1888
Similar/same as above, excepting to promise to provide board, clothes & wash for her.



Page FF 177
August 27, 1889
Similar/same as above, excepting
"...Agree to receive Amelia Wallace and adopt her and to treat her [with] all respects as my own family",
and co-signed by Annie Gibbens.



Guthrie Home, London, ONT, March 27, 1888
Enquiries respecting Amelia Wallace [6yo]
Health:         Good
Conduct:      A good child
Happiness:  Quite happy
Signature of Guardian (Richard White)
Signature of Girl: (Amelia Wallace)



Stratford, June 9th, 1891
To the Home of Industry, Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E.
Report of Visitor: F. Panzera
Employer:  Mr. Richard White, Bothwell P.O., Ontario
Amelia [9yo] is well, very happy, is well situated.  Goes to school regularly as possible & is making good progress.  Is also good at her Sunday lessons.  Speaks lovingly of her sister. [Which one?  She had 4 sisters, 2 in England and 2 in Ontario.]



Stratford, May 20th, 1892
To the Home of Industry, 29 Bethnal Green Road,, London E.
Report of Visitor: F.K.P.
Name: Amelia (Wallace) White
Employer:  Mr. Richard White, Bothwell P.O., Ontario
Amelia [10yo] is steadily improving, is good at her lessons, altho not fond of them by any means.  Goes to school all the time.  Has grown quite a little much attached to the family.  They all love her.



Stratford, March 27, 1893
To the Home of Industry, 29 Bethnal Green Road,, London E.
Report of Visitor: F.K.P.
Name: Amelia Wallace
Employer:  Mr. Richard White, Bothwell P.O., Ontario
Amelia [11yo] has made good progress at school, is going steadily all the time.  Mr. White is going to spoil her completely.  Makes so much of her. 
He is a Councellor & often takes her out on his drives with him.   Last fall took her to the Provincial Fair.  Has grown much & exceedingly pretty.  Reg[ular] at Ch[urch] & S.S. Terms[?]  B.C.[Baptist Church?] & School.



Stratford, March 6, 1894
To the Home of Industry, 29 Bethnal Green Road,, London E.
Report of Visitor: F.K.P.
Name: Amelia (Wallace) White
Employer:  Mr. Richard White, Bothwell P.O., Ontario
Amelia [12yo] is doing well as ever - still regular at school & making fair progress.  Has grown remarkably tall.  Is developing rather stubborn temper.  Capital home - dearly loved by these good folk.  Terms[?] BC [Baptist Church?] & 6 mo. schlg [schooling].



Stratford, July 15, 1895
To the Home of Industry, 29 Bethnal Green Road,, London E.
Report of Visitor: E.B.T.
Name: Amelia Wallace
Employer:  Richard White, Bothwell P.O., Ontario
Amy [13yo] is a bright pleasing girl - has been strong & well the past year.  Went to day school last winter - attends church and Sunday School & has a fair home.



Stratford, June 17, 1897
To the Home of Industry, 29 Bethnal Green Road,, London E.
Report of Visitor: E.B.T.
Name: Amelia White (Wallace)
Employer:  Rich White, Bothwell, Ontario
Amelia [15yo] has grown considerable[sic] & is very highly thought of by these people - who speak of her in the highest terms - has been brought up as their own child - attends church and S.S.



Stratford, June 16th, 1898
To the Home of Industry, 29 Bethnal Green Road,, London E.
Report of Visitor: E.L.W.
Name: Amy Wallace (White)
Employer:  Mr. Rich White, Bothwell P.O., Ontario
[Amy, 16yo] has grown to be quite a young lady and doing very well.  Goes S.S.  A little difficulty about her desiring to go out at nights.[sic]



BWB: 

Amelia shows up in the 1901 Zone Twp/Bothwell census as Anny White... still with the White family:
Richard White, 57yo, born in England, Jane A., 63, Clara Armstrong, 61 (sister to Jane, and both from West Indies),
Amy White, 18yo [really 19], adopted and born in England, and Charles Gurney [a Charles Gurney arrived March 1898, age 11, as one of the Home Children], 14, adopted and born in England.

Amelia was witness to her sister Edythe's wedding in Strathroy in late October 1902.

Amelia married James Outhouse in Thamesville  (SW of Bothwell) on 1/4/1905.

They are buried in the West Bothwell Cemetery.