Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Thanet Union, Kent, 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
Robert Bird70Aged, infirm and destituteno.
Catharine Bird70dittono.
Isaac Buffee250Idiotic, and destitutionno.
James Cronk200Aged, infirm and destituteno.
Mary Denne150Idiotic and destituteno.
Jane Fagg70no work, and an illegitimate child to keepno.
Mary Farmer50Idiotic and destituteno.
Emma Gill50dittono.
Margaret Hopley100Aged and destituteno.
Thomas Mutton60Aged infirm and destituteno.
Thomas Potts60Age and destitutionno.
Sarah Salmon150dittono.
Isaac Twyman100dittono.
Elizabeth Varnells110dittono.
William Cooper60dittono.
Joseph Hills60dittono.
James Allen100dittono.
James Johncock60Paralysed and destitutionno.
Elizabeth Draby50Age and destitutionno.
Thomas Law60Paralysed and destitutionno.
Catherine Sayer110Insane and destitutionno.
Thomas Bailey120Age and destitutionno.
Ann Brasier70dittono.
Mary Davis80Idiocy and dittono.
Elizabeth Fulcher100Age and destitutionno.
John Gibson120dittono.
Stephen Grant110dittono.
John Glansford110dittono.
George Groombridge90dittono.
Fanny Harman200Diseased heart and dittono.
Sarah Mummerly80Aged and destituteno.
Lydia Overy140dittono.
Richard Philpott120dittono.
George Fane200dittono.
Martha Randall60dittono.
Mary Ann Varion140Blind and dittono.
John Friend80Age and destitutionno.
Jane Willmott90Idiocy and dittono.
Sarah Masted60Age and destitutionno.
Mary Beer150Idiocy and dittono.
William Pay140Age and destitutionno.
Isabella Johnson60dittono.
Sarah Atwell120dittono.
Thomas Churchman80ditto and blindno.
Henry Hatcher120dittono.
John Jarvis210No employno.
Eliza Miller60Blind and destituteno.
Frances Preston170Paralysed and dittono.
Austin Roberts90Age and destitutionno.
Mary Baxter60dittono.
William Lawrence60dittono.
Clara Nash66Two illegitimate childrenno.
Henry Russell250Idiocy and destitutionno.
William Spain210Infirmity and dittono.
Jane Wootton240dittono.
Augustus Johncock90Age and destitutionno.
Thomas Kemp250dittono.
William Allen150ditto and idiocyno.
William Revell200Idiotcy and destitutionno.
Charlotte Stevens250dittono.
Robert Gore100dittono.
John Binfield170Age and destitutionno.
John Nutting70dittono.
Abigail Naylor80dittono.
Thomas Page110dittono.

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