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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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Like the Madras Orphan Asylum, the garden space offers students an opportunity to organize their own learning.
Not until Professor William Seraile's Angels qf Mercy: White Women and the History of the Colored Orphan Asylum has anyone researched and written a complete history of New York City's "Colored Orphan Asylum" on Fifth Avenue from its humble beginning in 1836 to 1946 when it turned to foster care.
From Cherry Street to Green Pastures A History of the Colored Orphan Asylum at Riverdale-on-Hudson, 1836-1936.
Superficially, the Cherokee Orphan Asylum fits a pattern of orphan care that emerged in non-Indian communities.
In his lifetime, Toussaint was known as a saintly man, a renowned hairdresser and a philanthropist--especially generous to the Catholic Orphan Asylum, located just south of the Old Cathedral on Prince Street, site of St.
They had previously been considering a much smaller plot, the site of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, on Broadway between 136th and 138th streets.
Actually, my guess is that they left the Orphan Asylum, which still stands at North 18th and Race Streets; went to the Delaware River; and caught the horse ferry to Camden, there to play ball in peace.
The most successful of these efforts was the Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans, which opened the Colored Orphan Asylum in 1836.
And while we're at it, let's bring back the poorhouse, the work farm and the orphan asylum.
One of the first buildings to be targeted was the Colored Orphan Asylum on Fifth Avenue where 233 children lived.
2) See also Kenneth Cmiel, A Home of Another Kind: One Chicago-Orphanage and the Tangle of Child Welfare (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995); and Judith Dulberger, "Mother Donit fore the Best": Correspondence of a Nineteenth Century Orphan Asylum (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996); on trends in child welfare policy see for example, Joseph Hawes, Children Between the Wars: "American Childhood": The U.
The Protestant Orphan Asylum and the Montreal Ladies' Benevolent Society: A Case Study in Protestant Child Charity in Montreal, 1822-1900.