On 2nd November 1855, the widowed Sarah Gegg (nee King) applied for asylum for her eldest child, William Lee Gegg Jnr at the Royal Caledonian Asylum at Holloway London. At that time she indicated that the address of the family was 74 Grosomond (?) Street, Grosvenor Square. William was examined on 15 March 1856 when Sarah indicated their address was now 10 Gilbert St Bloomsbury. The Royal Caledonian Asylum was an organisation designed to give assistance to Scottish people and their descendants. Aside from the information the forms provide about the family, it is interesting to note that this is the first information found indicating that father and son had the same name and also that there was another son named George. The family migrated to Australia in 1862 and George was not with them so it is presumed that he had died in the meantime.
Following below are images of the application papers.
Updated : 11 Jul 2011