Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Edmonton 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
George White240Infirmityno
Charles King240Paralysisno
William Anderson100Defective sightno
Richard Tingay70Infirmno
Christopher Sissey60dittono
Joseph Tufnell60dittono
William Law180dittono
Thomas Blake150Asthmano
Diana Langton180Infirmno
Elizabeth Smith150Paralysisno
Elizabeth Kent70Lamenessno
Alice Hart60Infirmno
Elizabeth Deller70Weak mindno
Eliza Sammy230Deaf and dumbno
Margaret Joplin220Infirmno
Ann Price210Weak mindno
Louisa Newman230dittoyes
Catherine Law230dittono
Frances Gladwin100Idiocyno
Mary Savage60Infirmno
Martha Baker60dittono
Ann Larman60dittono
Elizabeth Lane110Defective sightno
George Wallis50Infirmno
Edward Jackson120dittono
Peter Tiffin90dittono
Joseph Dunn200dittono
James Tyler150dittono
John Willey80Disordered mindno
Sarah Wheeler100Infirmno
Ann Hill70Paralysisno
Susan Glover100Rheumatic goutno
Elizabeth Fordham90Weak mindno
Mary Ann Giles70dittoyes
Ann Leary60Infirmno
William Marshall180Paralysisno
Mary Atkins100Infirmno
Elizabeth Day180dittono
Catherine Blunt60Paralysisno
Louisa Dymock80Epilepsyno
Sarah Powell60Lameno
Elizabeth Hamilton170dittono
William Quick100Infirmno
Thomas Wilkinson110dittono
Thomas Wackett90dittono
Robert Keep70dittono
Joseph Pinnock180Infirmityno
John Bird160Crippleno
William Kingham160Scrofulayes
Charles Kingham50dittono
John Bettice180Idiocyno
Elizabeth Richmond70Weak mindno
Elizabeth Rose80Infirmityno
Sarah Roberts80Weak mindyes
Charlotte Heath60Idiocyno
Elizabeth Rice180Imbecileno
John Webb100Crippleno
John Todd80Infirmno
Henry Champness70dittono
Henry Mears50dittono
John Burgess100dittono
Ann Abbott140dittono
Elizabeth Dawkins60Lameno
Elizabeth French80Weak mindyes
Susan Richardson70dittono
Jane Herbert180Lameno
Ann Philpott60Infirmno
John Dye70dittono
William Beale60dittono
William Bush150dittono
James Woodbridge180Insaneno
James Lewis80Idiocyno
Hannah Livermore100Infirmno
Sophia Akers180dittono
Mary Sayers100dittono
Elizabeth Osbourn70dittono
Harriet Chandler180dittono
Louisa Knightley180Infirmno
Sophia Brett180Weak mindno
Sophia Smith60dittono

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