Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Richmond 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
Mary Bacon650Weak mindno.
Jane Davies300Age and infirmityno.
Sophia Benfield270dittono.
Joseph Parrott120dittono.
Sarah Lyney160dittono.
George Bristow170dittono.
Susan Smart130dittono.
Alice Heritage140dittono.
Ruth Conner140dittono.
Charles Cooper140dittono.
James Cottrell130Weak mindno.
Thomas Martin130Age and infirmityno.
Sarah Gridley120Weak mindno.
Charles Webster130Deaf and dumbno.
Catherine Franklin110Age and infirmityno.
Catherine Collier110dittono.
Joseph Nius120dittono.
Susannah Hawley70dittono.
Elizabeth Cope150dittono.
John Hirons60Blindnessno.
Mary Cherry60Age and infirmityno.
Aaron Hitchcock50dittono.
Sarah Parrett50dittono.
Thomas Keene170dittono.
Ann Hussey50dittono.
Agnes Russell140Weak mindno.
Jane Hill240Age and infirmityno.
Isaac Cope160Weak mindno.
Mary Cope50Weak mindno.
William Amon70Age and infirmityno.
Susan Stacey60dittono.
George Hogsflesh50dittono.
William Blunden140dittono.
Martha Tigwell150dittono.
John Tyler50dittono.
Frances Lee100dittono.
George Hinwood140Weak mindno.
Maria Adams90Illnessno.
George Brown60Age and infirmityno.
Frederick Bragg60Imbecilityno.

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