Hello I'm doing some research for a friend. My friend's mother (Dorothy) was born in 1897 in Peterborough. I have seen her birth certificate and there is no father's name. My friend knew that her mother lived with the Burton family in Peterborough. Here's the query: in the 1901 census, Dorothy is with the Burton family, aged 4, and listed as Visitor. In the 1911 census, she is 14 and listed as 'Nurse child' (no occupation given). Now, I have seen the phrase 'nurse child' before in my own family tree but only for a very young child who was not living with his mother. Perhaps significantly, the Burton family had had 7 children, but 5 had died. Did they 'take in' Dorothy? My friend says she was treated as a sister by the two Burton 'boys'. How common was it to use the term 'nurse child' in these circumstances? Any other observations about 'nurse child' term? Many thanks.