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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Hebrew Orphan Asylum project involved acquiring the property from the state university system, obtaining historic tax credits from the state, finding a developer, putting together state and federal tax credits, and working with Baltimore's Health Department to lease the property, among other challenges, the firm said.
In a sense, her title is misleading: while concentrating on the Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City, she also mentions some of the other youth bands in New York and describes the communities they inhabited.
Like the Madras Orphan Asylum, the garden space offers students an opportunity to organize their own learning.
William Semite, Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum. Fordham University Press, New York, 2011, $27.95,287 pages, illustrated.
Mary's Orphan Asylum was crowded with children--nearly one hundred.
It was my father's experience as an orphan at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum between 136th and 138th Streets on Amsterdam Avenue.
From the mid-nineteenth century on, New Yorkers would have known about the growing number of orphanages in the city, but apparently only one was devoted to the care of black children: the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in 1836 by Quakers Anna Shotwell and Mary Murray ("Cherry" 5).
On November 17, 1903, fifteen miles from the nearest railway station and fifty miles northwest of the capital of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, a fire engulfed the Cherokee Orphan Asylum. The inferno threatened the lives of the 149 resident orphans, many of whom were feverish and bedridden from measles.
Hacsi, Second Home: Orphan Asylum and Poor Families in America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), 8, 13, 62.
In 1817 she sent three of her nuns to New York to open an orphan asylum on Prince Street.
They had previously been considering a much smaller plot, the site of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, on Broadway between 136th and 138th streets.
Chastened to see how faithfully the children observed the Sabbath, the eighteen ball players--"one of them was considerably advanced, (supposed 45 or 55 years old,) and the youngest was about 17"--returned to the field, "took their hats and coats in the most orderly manner, and returned home." 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.