Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Brentford Union, 1861

In 1861, the Poor Law Board published a return of the name every adult pauper who had been a workhouse inmate for a continuous period of five years or more, together with the duration of their residence (in years and months), the reason for it, and whether they had been brought up in a District or separate Workhouse School. It was noted that the term 'District School' had been widely misinterpreted by respondents as meaning any school in the local area, such as a national or private school, and that there was only one instance in the whole report of an inmate actually having been in such a school.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
William Chalk120Infirmityno.
James Higgs100dittono.
George Wyatt60Lameno.
George Strut60Dumbno.
Henry Fowler80Infirmityno.
Joseph Blake200Paralysisno.
John Jessop200Imbecilityno.
Edward Godfrey80Infirmityno.
Henry Sharp60Bad legsno.
Richard Weston60dittono.
James Brown60Infirmityno.
James Howson70dittono.
John Hedges200Lameno.
Solomon Shepherd80Infirmityno.
William Cross70dittono.
Thomas Jeffreys200Idiotno.
Thomas Tutton100Infirmityno.
Joseph Parker110dittono.
Charles Sealey80dittono.
William Wilkinson70Imbecileno.
William Downey70Infirmityno.
Joseph Parker80Lameno.
Henry Hickin100Infirmityno.
George Bristow120dittono.
John Hayes80Deaf and dumbno.
Thomas Stuckey60Sicknessno.
James Surndell60dittono.
James Drinkwater80Infirmityno.
James Coyle70dittono.
Alice Wilson70Blindno.
Sarah Pearce200Subject to fitsno.
Elizabeth Pearce200dittono.
Elizabeth Webb100Infirmityno.
Sarah Wapshott70dittono.
Eleanor Smith110dittono.
Sarah Myers70dittono.
Elizabeth Essam60dittono.
Ann Bailey200Imbecileno.
Ellen Baker90Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Bonthron100dittono.
Susannah Edlis90dittono.
Rachael Bucas70dittono.
Mary Storey60dittono.
Elizabeth Hanaway70dittono.
Mary Hicks130dittono.
Sarah Hopkins200Imbecileunion school
Jane Fishlock60Infirmityno.
Ann Dickson80dittono.
Ann Hetherington60Sicknessno.
Sarah Brotherhood100Deformed and lameunion school
Emma Sanders60Idiotno.
Sarah Widmer60Infirmityno.
Esther Pearse60dittono.
Sarah Eagle70Bad eyesno.
Catherine Emmonson60Sicknessno.
Emma Turner200Crippleno.
Susannah Thorogood150Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Turner100Defective sightunion school
Mary Brooks60Infirmityno.
Sarah Henderson60dittono.
Ann Brain60Blindno.

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