Not many people know that during the eighteenth century foundling children were often left at the undercroft of Lincoln’s Inn Chapel. Foundlings were children, usually babies, that were abandoned by parents in the hope they would be found and cared for by others.
In the latest edition of our ‘Into the Archives’ video series, find out more about how the Treasurer’s accounts in the archive reveal how the Inn cared for these abandoned children, and one in particular, George Lincoln.
Credit: The Foundling Hospital, Holborn, London: a bird’s-eye view of the courtyard. Coloured engraving. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark