Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Poplar Union, Middlesex, 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 Bollard160Of weak mindno.
Henry Bevan170dittoworkh. school.
George Beenham50Bad sightno.
James Brian100Infirmno.
Ann Barefield70dittono.
Thomas Cook130dittono.
Thomas Curtiss120Lamenessno.
William Creek60Infirmno.
John Collins70Lamenessno.
Elizabeth Constantine130Infirmityno.
William Darling130dittono.
John Daniels120Blindno.
Timothy Driscoll100Infirmityno.
John Dowling100dittono.
Jane Davies290Of weak mindno.
William Ellis70Blindno.
Jane Evans240Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Edy170Dittono.
Michael Foley110Lameno.
John Furgeson100dittono.
Thomas Gould90Infirmityno.
Ellis Hall80dittono.
Joseph Horsley110dittono.
Mary Keith90Deformedno.
Peter Ladbury90Infirmityno.
Edward Liddard70dittono.
Isabella Mitchell170dittono.
Michael Geary70dittono.
Catherine Morgan90Weak mindno.
Fanny Oughton120dittono.
Mary Pearce60Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Pegg140dittono.
George Randle230Idiotno.
Martha Robins210Incapableunion school.
Caroline Richards70dittono.
Stephenis Sadholtz110Infirmityno.
Phoebe Skinner80dittono.
Sarah Stone70Infirmity and fitsno.
Mary Stern130Infirmityno.
George Wilkins90dittono.
James Wharf90dittono.
Margaret Whitehead70dittono.
Eliza Arnott110Illness, permanentno.
Sarah Day50Infirmityno.
Sophia Dagwell60dittono.
Ann Fitzgerald70dittono.
Samuel Heath120Incapableno.
Thomas Humphries70Infirmityno.
Cecily Herbert90Bedridden; very infirmno.
James Kinchin80Infirmityno.
William Lowe70dittono.
Mary Newman90dittono.
Mary Ann Taylor130dittono.
Sarah Briscoe60Weak mindno.
Daniel Crawley100Lamenessworkh. school.
Charles Fisher50Incapable; deafno.
Elizabeth Giles50Incapableno.
Eleanor Matthews60Weak mindno.
Mary Piper120Infirmityno.
Ann Pring90ditto"no.
John Sheen120dittono.
Jane Lines50dittono.
George White50Very delicate constitutionworkh. school.
James Reid220Incapable; weak eyesno.
James Brian100lnfirmityno.
Honorah Barrett90dittono.
Bridget Brian70dittono.
Randle Donovan100dittono.
James Davell50Bedridden; infirmityno.
Mary Dyer80Infirmity and weak mindno.
Mary Dillon70Infirmityno.
Sarah Fielder70dittono.
Lucy Graves110dittono.
Mary Haggerty50dittono.
Patrick Mahoney60dittono.
James Magna70dittono.
William Miller50Incapableno.
Julia Neil100Infirmityno.
George Norris60Infirmity; nearly blindno.
Susan Plaisted50Infirmityno.
Margaret Pendigrass100dittono.
Daniel Sullivan70dittono.
Mary Silversides140Incapableno.
Elizabeth Witherow60dittono.

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