Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Alverstoke Parish, Hampshire, 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
Caroline Griffin90Imbecile 
Jane Yarwood50Old age 
Edward Booker100Fits 
Charles Churcher70Rheumatics 
William Watson60Fits 
Charlotte Oram90Imbecile 
Elizabeth Simms70Blind 
Stephen Smith60Old age 
Jane Davis60ditto 
Harriet Carter70ditto 
Nicholas Adams80Blind 
Sarah Adams80Wife of above 
John Mortimore50Old age and illness 
John Maurice Spleen80ditto 
Ann Forward120ditto 
Fanny Wilkinson100ditto 
Edward Ware120Lame 
William Washington160Sight partially gone 
Caroline Whitcomb200Insane 
Edward Trimmings90Old age 
Sarah Smith140ditto 
Susannah Roberts60Old age and illness 
Charles Roe110Old age 
Thomas Roper160Imbecile 
Maria Rood240ditto 
Benjamin Pink200Old age 
Alexander Pickering200Lame 
Thomas Phillips250ditto 
Elizabeth Orr120ditto 
Mary Mason90Insane 
Mary Lander200Old age 
Edward Futcher170Imbecile 
Harriet Futcher 150ditto 
Rosetta Diaper100ditto 
Elizabeth Brantdz150Affliction 
Daniel Brown120Fits 
Harriet Blake150Imbecile 
Maria Atkinson210Old age and illness 
Mary Ann Rose60ditto 
Mary Hill100Imbecile 
Ann Williams280Insane 
Sarah Henley600Imbecile 
William Holly140Old age 
Elizabeth Bulger180ditto 
John Young60Imbecile 

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