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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Clerkenwell, 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
Sarah Dunkley70Weak intellectno.
Susan Brooks90dittono.
Elizabeth Davis160dittono.
Susan Wright100dittono.
Margaret Duff150Destituteno.
Susannah Rawlings90Infirmno.
Caroline Able90Weak intellectno.
Mary Harrow60Destituteno.
Mary Gibbons200Insaneno.
Mary Bailey120Destituteno.
Jane Plummer120Infirmno.
Mary Gray70dittono.
Catharine Tulk100dittono.
Eliza Morris200Paralysisno.
Elizabeth Venour60Infirmno.
Sophia Bedford60Destituteno.
Elizabeth Dent60Infirmno.
Mary Hughes50dittono.
Sarah Watts90dittono.
Jane Fookes70dittono.
Jane Higgins120dittono.
Catharine Watkins50dittono.
Elizabeth Seymour90dittono.
Jane Watson60Destituteno.
Caroline Wheel50dittono.
Jane Willey70Infirmno.
Hannah Green120dittono.
Mary Ann Bolton60dittono.
Mary Ann Richards70dittono.
Eleanor Silvester60dittono.
Sarah Boys50dittono.
Ann Gilbert90dittono.
Hannah Judwine60ditIono.
Elizabeth Cleghorn80dittono.
Ellen Hare90Permanently lameno.
Harriet Keates120dittono.
Jane Brown190Weak intellectno.
Martha Ashton90dittono.
Elizabeth Major140dittono.
Mary Jones140dittono.
Jane Crockford80dittono.
Charles Ward170Idiotno.
Ann Lewis70Weak intellectno.
Isabella White50Infirmno.
Mary Matthews50Destituteno.
Sophia Pitt56Permanently lameno.
Letitia Adams130Infirmno.
Jane Lockwood140Insaneno.
Matilda Peeling180dittono.
Ann Fletcher260dittono.
Harriet Penning60dittono.
Jane King110Weak intellectno.
Elizabeth Wright200Infirmno.
Sarah Butler60Destituteno.
Ann Crockford60Infirmno.
Esther Hart70dittono.
Elizabeth Gunningham110dittono.
Elizabeth Young60dittono.
Eliza Jordan100dittono.
Matilda Cave200dittono.
Mary Prime100dittono.
Mary I)ix120Destituteno.
Martha Warren80dittono.
Eliia Cousins180dittono.
Sarah Dobbins80dittono.
Rose Harradine60Weak intellectno.
Margaret Boyton50Infirmno.
Mary Collins50dittono.
William Selward140Paralysisno.
Thomas Syret200Insaneno.
John Cropper100Blind and lameno.
Amos Esquilant70Paralysisno.
William Castle90Insaneno.
William Stringle60Subject to fitsno.
William Heatley60Blindno.
Samuel Brown100Weak intellectno.
William Williams130Paralysisno.
William Warner90Destituteno.
Richard Stringle60dittono.
Henry Boyden70Idiotno.
William Wilson170Destituteno.
Samuel West200Weak intellectno.
George Naden200Infirmno.
John Slater110Permanently lameno.
William Howard160Infirmno.
Thomas Jarrett110dittono.
William Smith140dittono.
John Power400dittono.
George Linder200Paralysisno.
William Jones60Permanently lameno.
John Craighead60dittono.
Rowley Thelwell160Infirmno.
Henry Helsdon50Permanently lameno.
John Hart50Paralysisno.
Benjamin Elliott140Infirmno.
Elizabeth Dudley50Destituteno.
Sarah Denton70Paralysisno.
Elizabeth Bartholomew50ditto-no.
Alice Davis50Infirmno.
Ann Holden50Destituteno.
Mary Buskin70Idiotno.
Elizabeth Brown110Infirmno.
Mary Higgins80dittono.
Mary Jones60dittono.
Sarah Morley70dittono.
Jane Priest90Weak intellectno.
Ann Rivets Cowen200Infirmno.
Mary Turrell80dittono.
Mary Hines70Blindno.
John Smith50Insaneno.
William Harwood50dittono.
James Turner200Destituteno.
Alfred Bilby110Weak intellectno.
Thomas Fletcher70Nearly blindno.
Thomas Millward80Weak intellectno.
James Milman100Permanently lameno.
William Carter200Dittono.
John Weatherhall70Infirmno.
Christian Cook170Destituteno.
George Rawle110dittono.
John Stowe180dittono.
John Geddes60dittono.
Frederick Wells110dittono.
John Gurney200dittono.
William Jones50dittono.
Robert Boddington60dittono.
William Barnett80dittono.
William Osborne80Weak intellectno.

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