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ORPHANAGE, Eng. law. By the custom of London, when a freeman of that city dies, his estate is divided into three parts, as follows: one third part to the widow; another, to the children advanced by him in his lifetime, which is called the orphanage; and the other third part may be by him disposed of by will. Now, however, a freeman may dispose of his estate as he pleases; but in cases of intestacy, the statute of distribution expressly excepts and reserves the custom of London. Lov. on Wills, 102, 104; Bac. Ab. Custom of London, C. Vide Legitime.

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The Jamaica National Children's Home opened in 1973 as a branch of Britain's National Children's Home.
On its website and fundraising promotional materials, the children's home is described as refuge for orphaned and abandoned children.
TURN TO PAGE 7 FROM PAGE 1 "He offered the man, who was very drunk, a lift home and after dropping him off the taxi driver took the boy to the children's home.
Grant was also found guilty of three counts of indecently assaulting two other boys - one, now a man in his 50s, between 1976 and 1977 at Rowan House, a Shirley Oaks Children's Home in South Norwood, London, and another, now also in his 50s, at Fircroft Children's Home in Surbiton between 1977 and 1978.
Between 2012 and 2018 there was a 77 per cent increase in the numbers of children sent to live in children's homes out of area and a 25pc increase in all looked after children, including those in foster care, secure units and children's homes, placed out of area.
Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva then met with residents of the children's home and talked to them.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ashan Children's Home, Nana Boafo-Yiadom, who received the gesture, thanked the church for the numerous gestures it had made to them.
"Both Children's Home & Aid and Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops are eternally grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who donate their talent, materials, and time to help this worthy cause."
Whirlpool, the leading appliance brand in the world, organized an outreach program for the orphaned children of Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children's Home Inc.
In addition to the new homes, major renovation work to improve Gravel Hill children's home is outlined in the plans, at a cost of around PS30k.
He was also found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with the 11-year-old children's home girl.

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