We have some wonderful news. Volunteer Ellen’s great grandfather was discovered in the Foundling Hospital archive records!

After finding out that her ancestor, Malachi Pitt was a Foundling, Ellen put a call out on our transcribing message board to see if anyone might find him in the records. And amazingly volunteer @mobow discovered him in the General Registers!

Malachi was recorded as received on 4th Nov 1757 and sent to be nursed on the same day.

“I was so excited to see that he had been found amongst the records. Seeing his name written with all the other children’s made his time in the Foundling Hospital even more real for me.”
– Ellen

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