Homerton Workhouse - City of London

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  1. Flook

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    In Ancestry's Admissions & Discharges Register 1899-1901 on Image 189 there are 2 names -Greenwood and Groves - that have the letters S.S. before the surname. Does anyone know what this means?
     
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    Could it be an examination outcome code? (Working in the dark here as I do not have access to Ancestry ;) )

    According to the London Lives website, "The clerks who recorded the original examinations used a series of abbreviations to indicate the parish ward in which the pauper's settlement was determined..."

    S.S. stood for Suffolk Street Ward.

    Have a look at the link below and scroll down until you get to Examination Outcome Codes.

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    londonlives.org/static/SMDSSET.jsp

    Okay, I know that this is for the St Martin in the Fields Settlement Examinations, but wondered if it could be something similar...
     
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    That's interesting because Mary Greenwood (one of the S.S.'s) was really the responsibility of St Saviour's in Southwark (she shuttled between workhouses!) and it could be an abbreviation for that. Thanks for that suggestion.

    Any other ideas still welcome:).
     
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