Julia, Thank you very much for all the information that you supplied! How did you do it? Do you have a CD at home with all the United Kingdom census data? Are you near a library? Or what?
What you supplied is consistent with what I know. My great-grandfather, James, died while my grandfather, Richard, was a young boy. His mother placed Richard in the Warrington Blue Coat School which was run by the Anglicans for orphans and children without a father.
One of the best things that I did was to ask my father, Robert, to write a brief biography of his father.