Long-term Workhouse Inmates in West Ham 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
James Agnes90Illnessno
Thomas Anderson100dittono
Elizabeth Anderson100dittono
Margaret Buckley100dittono
Sarah Broughton100dittono
Thomas Baxter80dittono
Thomas Brown140dittono
Thomas Burling180dittono
Elizabeth Barker60dittono
Thomas Cunningham100dittono
John Cross70dittono
Mary Cowen80Blindno
Sarah Cooledge200Illnessno
Elizabeth Crawley100dittono
Charlotte Cole150dittono
Charlotte Cooler50Bad legsno
Margaret Carty200Illnessno
Margaret Cable300dittono
John Dennis50Old ageno
Joseph Dockerill90dittono
Jeremiah Donough60dittono
Ellen Dread130dittono
Mary Davis130dittono
Charlotte Dyche130Illnessno
Mary Duncombe200dittono
Susan Enever200dittono
Thomas Fitch120Old ageno
Emanuel Fuller80Illnessno
John Floyd190dittono
Ann Felstead80dittono
Elizabeth Fuller80dittono
Joseph Green100Idiotno
Elizabeth Green120Old ageno
Elizabeth Grover120dittono
Joseph Hughes60dittono
Daniel Hurley60dittono
Robert Hills130Old ageno.
Edward Hennessey190dittono.
John Helsden90dittono.
Mary Harwood80Weak mindno.
Hannah Harrington300Old ageno.
Ruth Hicks100Weak mindno.
Susan Housden80dittono.
Susan Harrison200Old ageno.
Sarah Hills130dittono.
Catherine Jones70Idiotno.
Mary Jones70dittono.
Charles Kingslow100Illnessno.
John Kitchen60Old ageno.
William Lifford70dittono.
William Loudon120dittono.
William Lilly180dittono.
Susan Lane120dittono.
Edward Munday90dittono.
John Moore60Illnessno.
William Mace80dittono.
John Morris70Old ageno.
Michael Maloney140dittono.
John Murley170dittono.
Catherine Moris200Illnessno.
Sarah Mead200dittono.
Elizabeth Macey70Old ageno.
Ellen Murphey200Weak mindno.
Ann Maloney120Blindno.
Catherine Muldoon70Illnessno.
Sarah Nelmes140Old ageno.
Harriet Newell80dittono.
Thomas Oglive80Illnessno.
Jasper Orchard110dittono.
Ann Otter90dittono.
William Pettet110Old ageno.
Charlotte Purver70Illnessno.
Ann Perry120dittono.
Elizabeth Pannell90dittono.
Thomas Rouse70dittono.
William Rigsby80Old ageno.
Mary Rament200Weak mindno.
Mary Reed100Old ageno.
Mary Rolf80dittono.
Mary Roach200dittono.
Cornelius Sullivan150dittono.
John Spicer140Weak mindno.
William Stubberfield90Old ageno.
Richard Sims120dittono.
Mary Shannon120dittono.
Sarah Smith200dittono.
Elizabeth Sheerwood300dittono.
Mary Shipman180dittono.
Margaret Sheppard160Crippleno.
Edward Tullet100Old ageno.
Tobias Talbot100Illnessno.
William Sadler130Old ageno.
James Vale80dittono.
John Watts140dittono.
Ellen White140dittono.
Mary White100dittono.
Sarah Wright150Weak mindno.
Susannah Wilson120Old ageno.
Rachel Wilson140dittono.
Charlotte Wilson130Weak mindno.
Ann Wales140dittono.
Mary Wall130dittono.
Mary Wales160dittono.
Mary Young130Illnessno.

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