Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Brighton Union, Sussex, 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
John Akin100Infirmityno.
John Allen130Consumptive, and weak intellectno.
Susannah Bull90Unable to maintain herself and familyno.
William Bonham86Infirmityno.
Mark Braden86dittono.
Edward Bolingbroke180Paralysisno.
William Bradshaw180Loss of sightno.
Rachel Brewer60Infirmityno.
Hugh Budgen60Incapable of taking care of himselfno.
Samson Boore50Infirmityno.
Eliza Crouch300dittono.
Jane Channon200Blindness and idiotcyno.
Thomas Camfenny96Weak intellectno.
George Carter240dittono.
Richard Cook50Ruptured and infirmityno.
Elizabeth Dobson100Infirmity, and weak intellectno.
Susan Dunstone100Insanityno.
James Devenish90Subject to fitsno.
Thomas Dale86Infirmityno.
Mary Dyer80Weak intellectno.
Sarah Dredge50Infirmityno.
Sarah Eves80Loss of sightno.
George Fairhall160Weak intellectno.
Thomas Fox90Infirmityno.
Edward Feldwich70dittono.
Mary Forbes60dittono.
Mary Gorsuch110Infirmity and bad legno.
James Gresley190Infirmityno.
George Gates86Weak intellectno.
Thomas Gardiner76Infirmityno.
Gabriel Gillam66dittono.
Edward Gillam76Infirmity and lamenessno.
John Grinyer70Infirmityno.
Thomas Guy80Bad legsno.
Thomas Golds60Infirmityno.
William Hill140Weak mindno.
William Humphrey120Infirmityno.
James Hill190dittono.
Henry. Home100dittono.
Jane Hayller130Weak intellectno.
William Herryett80Infirmityno.
Phillis Hemsley80dittono.
Jane Holland90dittono.
George Hobb90Lame and infirmityno.
Mary Hedgely70Infirmityno.
Janet Harris50dittono.
John Harris50dittono.
Robert Haggett60dittono.
Mary Harden50dittono.
James Ingledew70dittono.
Joseph Jenkins86Unable to maintain himselfno.
William Longhurst170Bad eyesno.
Henry Le Mar290Idioticno.
Frances Lower100Infirmityno.
William Lower200dittono.
John Long110dittono.
Fanny Leach100dittono.
Harriett Martin240Weak intellectno.
Francis Miles250dittono.
George Morleys0Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Mackey70dittono.
Thomas Marchant110dittono.
William Henry Onions140Lameno.
Richard Poynter260Paralysisno.
Nicholas Piper90Infirmityno.
William Payne190dittono.
Henry Pelling136dittono.
Margaret Pattison136dittono.
Ann Parton120dittono.
Benjamin Patching170dittono.
Edward Parker50dittono.
Ann Quin110dittono.
Susan Russell120dittono.
James Reed60dittono.
Luke Sinden140dittono.
Ann New Seek120dittono.
Elizabeth Simms76Unable to maintain herself and children.no.
Richard Simmonds60Infirmityno.
Eliza Spears70dittono.
Charlotte Seachenman66dittono.
Elizabeth Streeter50Unable to maintain herself and child.no.
Jane Tamkin206Infirmityno.
Henry Tettersall200Weak intellectno.
Allen Ticehurst86Paralysisno.
Mary Tapsall330Infirmityno.
Mary Teague80dittono.
Charlotte Townsen60dittono.
Henry Virgo50Fitsno.
Edward Wisden140Loss of sightno.
Mary B. Washington100Infirmityno.
Hannah Welch190dittono.
John Wiggens120dittono.
George Whittington66dittono.
Martha Whinchester66dittono.
Sarah T. Watt56dittono.
Robert White60dittono.
Elizabeth Wymark50dittono.
William Weller50dittono.
James Yeates110dittono.
James Yeates (2)170dittono.

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