Raised in a Monastery

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Raised in a Monastery

Postby ajcris13 » 14 Oct 2011, 04:54

I was told that my GGF was raised in a monastery up until the age of 14, upon which time he returned to his family. I know that he was not a orphan and his family was rather well-off. Was this common practice in Italy around the 1870's.

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Re: Raised in a Monastery

Postby johnnyonthespot » 14 Oct 2011, 13:34

I am guessing, but think of it as a "boarding school" situation.

All over Europe - even today - the children of people of means were often sent away to boarding schools as the only means to a decent (or, any) education.

What part of Italy did your ancestors come from? I would imagine there would have been huge differences in educational opportunities in the northern cities such as Roma-Genova-Firenze-Milano-Torino vs the southern farming areas.
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Re: Raised in a Monastery

Postby ajcris13 » 15 Oct 2011, 02:23

Excellent point! They were from the City of Napoli
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