Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Fulham Union, Middlesex, 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
John Lewis120Infirmityno.
George Day150Old ageno.
James Wheatley110dittono.
William Maddock80Blindno.
Anthony Hazel150Old ageno.
William Hazell150Imbecilityno.
Joseph Errington120Old ageno.
Thomas Howard150Infirmityno.
James Taylor50dittono.
William Minton100dittono.
Robert Hill60Blind and lameno.
David Jesson110Idiocyno.
George Hallett150Imbecilityno.
Thomas Donald60Infirmityno.
Robert Pinner150Lameno.
Thomas Cook130Contraction of the limbsno.
Thomas Alsop60Old age and near-sightedno.
George Barton150Paralysisno.
Robert Rosser80Lameno.
Dennis Leonard70Infirmityno.
George Scrivens140dittono.
Frances Lewis120dittono.
Ellen Smith80Imbecileno.
Caroline Wayman60Illnessno.
Jane Reid80Paralysisno.
Mary Hutchinson70Infirmityno.
Ann Baker140Illnessno.
Mary Feathers140Old ageno.
Catherine Bryan100Blindno.
Caroline Littler150Weak intellect and near-sightedno.
Ann Whittick150Infirmityno.
Mary Davis120dittono.
Ann Green80dittono.
Elizabeth Smith150Blindno.
Naomi Thatcher80Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Judd80dittono.
Ellen Burnham150Idiocyno.
Sarah Pearson150Infirmityno.
Mary Cornwall150ditto.no.
Lucy Webster90Lameno.
Martha Goy60Old ageno.
Catherine Lines60Bad legsno.
Mary Jerratt100Idiocyno.
Elizabeth Eames60Infirmityno.
Mary Lock150Old ageno.
Ann Drummond150Idiocyno.
Ann Murray150dittono.
Elizabeth Hobbs80dittono.
Maria Pullen150Weak mindno.
Jane Rogers70dittono.
Catherine Welsh100Illness.no.
Elizabeth Ledger60Lamenessno.
Bridget Meehen50Idiocyno.
Kate Mahoney150Old ageno.
Henrietti McDuald80Infirmityno.

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