Long-term Workhouse Inmates in West London Union, 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 Anns150Deformed, has been a lunaticno.
Elizabeth Butcher180Partial imbecilityno.
Sarah Burnett56Debilityno.
Julia Bresnan170dittono.
William Basterfield90Bad legno.
Catherine Brennan150Age and infirmityno.
James Battye70dittono.
William Brendall56Partially blind and epilepticno.
John Bulmore120Partially blindno.
William Bulmer90Age and infirmityno.
Richard Brandfield400Partial imbecilityno.
Thomas Bates70Age and infirmityno.
Ellen Condon60Blindno.
James Condon120Epileptic and paralysedno.
Stephen Costello70Bad legno.
Michael Connor60Age and infirmityno.
Ann Collett70Partial imbecilityno.
Maria Clarke180Epilepticno.
Margaret Divett120Age and infirmityno.
John Desmond56Paralysedno.
Martha Drew150Age and infirmityno.
John Eady70Very deafno.
William Franklin60Age and infirmityno.
Sarah Groves56Old ageno.
Caroline Glover170Age and infirmityno.
George Giles160dittono.
James Green53Bad legsno.
Fanny Gaskill130Bed-riddenno.
Martha Gamble60Age and infirmityno.
Susannah Hart60dittono.
Caroline Harrison60dittono.
John Healey170Paralysedno.
Elizabeth Hyett230Age and infirmityno.
George Hemans150Age and infirmity, asthmaticno.
Martha Hemans150dittono.
Mary Hurly100Partially imbecileno.
Margaret Holland50Age and infirmityno.
Charlotte Howell130dittono.
Matilda Hilleary53Epilepticno.
Thomas Holman60Partially blindno.
Ann Hawkes140Age and infirmityno.
Mary Hunt150dittono.
Mary Hollins80dittono.
Elizabeth Hall110dittono.
Ellen Hogan60Very ill, phthisisno.
John Ince120Epilepticno.
Benjamin Johnston90Partially deafno.
William Jackson60Paralyticno.
Matilda Jackson60nurse to the sickno.
Thomas Kilham60Age and infirmityno.
Mary Kirk80dittono.
Robert Kendall60dittono.
Christiana Kelly70dittono.
John Lucas200Deaf and dumbno.
Ann Liberty150Employed as a nurseno.
Mary Lewis56Age and infirmityno.
Jemima Lloyd60dittono.
Lewis Lewis60dittono.
Sarah Lambert80Epilepticno.
John Lowe170Non-retention of urine and weakness in the bladder.no.
Sarah Miles60Debilityno.
Mary Monk90Age and infirmityno.
Alexander McDonald.60dittono.
Bridget McManus150Partial imbecilityno.
Julia McDonald60Lost use of her legsno.
Thomas Marle60Old ageno.
Mary Mawby60Dittono.
George Nunn170Epileptic and paralysedno.
Benjamin Norton60dittono.
Elizabeth O'Callaghan60Rheumaticno.
Margaret Price100Tumour in her stomachno.
Eliza Phillips110Age and infirmityno.
Ann Powell,70Age, &c.no.
Mary Puncheon120dittono.
Joseph Redgrave400Idioticno.
Ellen Rearden60Ageand infirmityno.
Elizabeth Sweeney210dittono.
John Swetman160Bad legno.
Henry Steel170Idioticno.
Jane Scott160Age and infirmityno.
Mary Smithers100dittono.
Elizabeth Simpson60dittono.
William Stanton60dittono.
Henry Temour60Blind in one eye, partially in the otherno.
William Thompson100Partially imbecileno.
Elizabeth Turner10.0Age and infirmityno.
Louisa Tatler200Deaf and dumbno.
Elizabeth Underhill60Partially imbecileno.
Margaret Vaughan110Debility and constipation of the bowelsno.
Sarah Weaver60Diseased liverno.

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