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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in St Olave's 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
Michael Donovan130Illnessno.
Daniel Desmond50Deafnessno.
Edward Rawson100dittono.
Eliza Jupp110Crippleworkh. school.
Ann Kelly110Old ageno.
Mary Lyons70dittono.
George Schillic50Illnessno.
Joseph Braney240Epileptic fitsno.
Ann Bowden120Old ageno.
Susanna Bland50dittono.
Charles Cook60dittono.
John Cummings50Illnessno.
Martha Douglas60Blindno.
Jane Douglas60Illnessno.
Hannah Douglas80dittono.
Ann Grant50Subject to fitsno.
Mary Ann Kirby90Lameno.
Mary Ann Poppleton80Lame and agedno.
Eliza Phillips220Imbecilityno.
Elizabeth Quakely80Old ageno.
Catherine Reardon110dittono.
Daniel Sharnden60Idiotocno.
Sarah Simmonds50Illnessno.
Rebecca West50Old ageno.
John Eaton60Old ageno.
Thomas Fabey60Aged and lameno.
Charles Hawkins190Paralysisno.
John Kemp80Old ageno.
Robert Lane50Illnessno.
Thomas Maddox190Paralysisno.
William Butler Williams120Old ageno.
Mary Buckley120Illnessno.
Sarah Brown190Paralysis and imbecilityno.
Ann Cremp110Old ageno.
Mary Denny50Illnessno.
Maria Denny50dittono.
Maria Jackson60Crippleno.
Sarah, Lane50Age and Infirmityno.
Ellen McCarthy50dittono.
Mary McCarthy50Idiotcyno.
Margaret Neale90Illnessno.
Mary Ann Pethers250Deafnessno.
Jane Rowland260Epileptic fitsno.
Elizabeth Smith210Imbecilityno.
William Murphy50Illness, and nearly blindno.

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