Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Ongar Union, Essex, 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
Mary Staines280Idiot.no.
Thomas Phillips60Illness.no.
James Hawkins230Idiot.no.
Elizabeth Hasler100dittono.
Esther Tucker70dittono.
Sarah Savage240Old ageno.
Elizabeth Pomfret160Idiot.no.
John Miles70Old ageno.
William Mays70dittono.
Samuel Rainbird80dittono.
Sarah Tarling200dittono.
Albertina Salmons220Blindno.
Richard Frisby70Illness.no.
Martha Weal90dittono.

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