This youngster was placed with the same family as my home child so I have been researching her but her birth has me stumped:
Margaret Usher born 1889-1891 according to Middlesbrough Union Records, placed in there with brother William b 1896 in 1900. Mother is named as Julia in the workhouse records. In Union home register next of kin is C Hetherington, 28 Olive St, Middlesbrough. Different records seem to give a different birth year. Her marriage record pushes her b/y to 1892.
She was transferred to Nazareth House, Middlesbrough in January 1901.
I have found evidence of the other siblings who were in service and other institutions in 1901.
I can find no birth registration for her and she does not appear with the family in 1891 so she is a bit of a mystery. At first I thought a child in the house named as Julia was her but then I came across a probable death for young Julia in late 1891.
Parents named on Toronto marriage record as Julia Heatherington and John Usher which fitted as I found a marriage for a John Hushen/Usher and Julia Hetherington in Sheffield in 1880. The family appear in 1891 as Husher and living in Middlesbrough.
She married Lewis Williams in Toronto in 1920.
She does not appear with the family in 1891 and there is no birth record that I can find that fits. As I am not a descendant I cannot ask Nazareth House for the info in their records.
Most of the above info on her background was found in the records for the Middlesbrough Union while seeking info on my own home child.
If anyone comes across a probable birth anywhere between 1889-1892 in the Middlesbrough region or has other suggestions I would love to hear them. She is in Nazareth House in 1901.
I am stumped