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According to another account he was a foundling in the village from which he derived his name.
The Foundling Hospital, Guilford Street, was founded by Thomas Coram in 1739.
But he made himself happy with her, and (according to Rousseau's account, the accuracy of which has been questioned) five children were born to them, who were all consigned to the foundling hospital.
Avila also possesses an old Moorish castle (alcazar) used as barracks, a foundling hospital, infirmary, military academy, and training schools for teachers of both sexes.