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Old 15-09-19, 10:15
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Margaret in Burton Margaret in Burton is offline
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Originally Posted by Merry View Post
I think it's most likely he changed his name between 1901 and 1903, probably as soon as he left home. I think before that he is hidden in plain sight and may have never been in an institution.

I think he knew the people who didn't want him very well, rather than being a foundling, or whatever.

I wonder why he changed his name though? I doubt anyone from his family was going to look for him.
AN thought that perhaps he’d been in trouble with the police.
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