Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Epsom Union, Surrey, 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 Young50Infirmityno.
Henry Teel130dittono.
John Osman90dittono.
Edward Heasman50dittono.
James Ansell50dittono.
Henry Corbett150dittono.
Thomas Bullen220dittono.
William Pacey220Idioticno.
John Nicholls180Infirmityno.
Robert Waters220Weak intellectworkh. school.
Richard Saker170Infirmityno.
John Brown140dittono.
William Stevens110dittono.
William Elson160Idipticno.
William Tate150Infirmityno.
John Linnett120dittono.
Charles Stammers150dittono.
James Miller220Paralyticno.
William Jell50Idioticno.
Mary Sturt220Paralyticno.
Eliza Palmer90Weak intellect, and one illegitimate childno.
Ann Waters220Weak intellectno.
Susan Stent220dittono.
Ann Pardnie180Infirmityno.
Harriet Beagier110Widow; one illegitimate childno.
Lucy Nicholls50Infirmityno.
Charlotte Terry80Weak intellect, and one illegitimate childno.
Ann Hines90Weak intellectno.
Sarah Arthur220dittono.
Sarah Hazell50One illegitimate childno.
Sarah Reed220Weak intellectno.
Lucy Apted170dittono.
Susan Borer80Infirmityno.
Mary Jefferies60dittono.
Sarah Neal160dittono.
Mary Leaney80Weak intellectno.
Emma Miles100dittoworkh. school.

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