Long-term Workhouse Inmates in East London 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.

James Arnold70Old ageno.
William Andrews60Paralysisno.
John Bradshaw80Blindno.
Thomas Bartlett120Old ageno.
Charles Benbow80Idiocyno.
Heaseman Britten100Old ageno.
James Bennett50dittono.
James Barton50Infirmityno.
James Barnfield90Bad sightno.
William Bierton50Infirmno.
Thomas Burry50Old ageno.
Michael Cushen50Lamenessno.
Michael Cusack60dittono.
Robert Crawford90Lameness (one leg)yes.
William Colley50Infirmno.
William Cooper60Old ageno.
James Chapman60Subject to epilepsyno.
William Charlton60Old ageno.
Walter Day50dittono.
John Evans50dittono.
Thomas Fraser140dittono.
Patrick Fox60dittono.
Henry Green100Deformedno.
William Gussen50Old ageno.
Jeremiah Gardner50Imbecileno.
John Hare60Old ageno.
Thomas Humm50dittono.
Edward Hemmings60dittono.
James Henry60dittono.
David Hughes50dittono.
John Hollis80Blindnessno.
George Jackson80Old ageno.
John Lobley50Lamenessno.
John Lester70Imbecileno.
Samuel Matthews50Old ageno.
James McKay70Lamenessno.
William Norgate60dittono.
John Patton80Infirmno.
Richard Pye50Old ageno.
George Payne50Paralysisno.
John Pearse70Infirmno.
Edward Pratt50dittono.
James Price80dittono.
George Royal50dittono.
Michael Ryan60dittono.
Charles Reddington60Old ageno.
Patrick Shaunessey60Infirmno.
Thomas Stevens60Infirmno.
John Bernard Saunders60dittono.
William Sutton80dittono.
Dennis White60dittono.
John Ward60Weak intellectno.
George Wooley50Infirmno.
Richard Wall140Imbecileno.
Henry White100Infirmno.
Charles Yeaton50dittono.
Mary Adams60Deafno.
Mary Booth60Old ageno.
Elizabeth Beck50dittono.
Mary Ann Bowman60Paralysisno.
Elizabeth Bull50Old ageno.
Jane Carroll60Infirmno.
Winnifred Conolly80Old ageno.
Anna Clegg170dittono.
Rebecca Collins60Infirmno.
Ann Cousins130Blindno.
Mary Drew140Infirmno.
Mary Driscoll60dittono.
Mary Denman220dittono.
Mary Demar90Epilepsyno.
Mary Durkin50Imbecileno.
Mary Elmes50Weak mindno.
Maria Ellis80Dropsicalno.
Frances Edwards160Infirmno.
Ann Field50Old ageno.
Mary Ann Fielder60Infirmno.
Mary Farroll90Blindno.
Dorothy Green6oInfirmno.
Ann Gregory50dittono.
Margaret Gussen50Weak mindno.
Maria Harrold170Infirmno.
Elizabeth Hillman60Weak intellectyes.
Ann Hawkins70Intemperanceno.
Maria Higgs120Infirmno.
Sarah Higgs120dittono.
Sarah Hunt90Imbecileno.
Jane Hancock140Infirmno.
Jane Heather100Weak intellectno.
Ann Hunt90Imbecileno.
Mary Ann Jepsom50Weak mindno.
Susan Jiggett60Infirmno.
Mary Ann King60Weak intellectno.
Mary Kelly5.0Old ageno.
Catherine Long200Blindno.
Charlotte Leman60Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Mason60Infirmno.
Catherine Mahoney130dittono.
Ann Morgan70Weak intellectno.
Eliza McNeil60Imbecileno.
Catherine Montague600dittono.
Mary Ann Moncey120Infirmno.
Elizabeth Moss60dittono.
Rachel Nathan100Weak intellectno.
Elizabeth Nichols50Intemperanceno.
Harriet Palmer100Weak intellectno.
Mary Pearson130dittono.
Ann Patrick100Lamenessno.
Mary Quince50Old age, 97 yearsno.
Elizabeth Stewart50Infirmno.
Mary Steadman50Old ageno.
Eliza Sharp90Imbecileno.
Hannah Smith50Paralysisno.
Susan Smith180Intemperanceno.
Catherine Sullivan60Lamenessno.
Sophia Toft140Weak mindno.
Elizabeth Tucker100Epilepticno.
Jane Thompson200Old age, 93 yearsno.
Sarah Tunnell70Infirmno.
Mary Taylor70Imbecileno.
Sarah Trusty70Weak intellectyes.
Mary Treacher50Infirmno.
Ann Udell110Intemperanceno.
Sarah Warrington110Infirmno.
Elizabeth Watts50Illnessno.
Louisa White150Lamenessno.
Ann Wilcox50Infirmno.
Martha Willis70dittono.

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