Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bermondsey Parish, Surrey, 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
Ann Berry58Blind 
Elizabeth Fisher120Infirmity 
Mary Pendergast53Idiotic 
Catherine Cooper110Subject to fits 
Maria Wedgener71Infirmity 
Mary Edgecombe51Destitution and infirmity 
Elizabeth Ireland196ditto 
Bridget Barry76ditto 
Ann Harding70ditto 
Sarah Chandler96ditto 
Mary Scott65ditto 
Elizabeth Millard52Returned from County Asylum 
Margaret Frances511Destitution and old age 
Ann Bowman54ditto 
Rhoda Morley60Destitution and infirmity 
Hannah Rump50Bad eyesyes.
Lydia Howell166Out of place, and destitute 
Caroline Bolton50Destitution 
Susan Ward170ditto 
Elizabeth Edwards80Destitution, and a cripple 
Phoebe l- earse50Destitution 
Ann Anders53ditto 
Eliza Willshire510ditto 
Mary Watkins711ditto 
Ellen Maroney63ditto 
Elizabeth Smith130ditto 
Mary Maunder206Subject to fits 
Mary Ann Caroline60Destitution and deformity 
Mary Herring56Old age 
Elizabeth Quinton100Infirmity 
Elizabeth Marshall74ditto 
Margaret Lloyd89ditto 
Sarah Sednein85Blindness 
Richard Whalebone164Gout 
Rebecca Hall53Destitution, and returned from County Asylum 
Ann Murray142Destitution, and out of place 
Mary Luff60Infirmity 
Sarah Cussell85ditto 
Elizabeth Ashley154ditto 
Martha Tonics550Deaf and dumb 
Jane Alexander230Infirmity 
Sarah Wick347ditto 
Sarah Cox99ditto 
Ann Fume75ditto 
Mary Finnire1210ditto 
Sarah Hyde106ditto 
Maria Charlton196Illness 
Mary Clark200Infirmity 
Margaret Helpin810ditto 
June Pycroft57ditto 
Ann Rutland1411Destitution 
Ann Howard710ditto 
Cecilia Sarah Fordham58Infirmity, and a cripple 
Susan Nicholls136Infirmity 
Abigail Craggy50ditto 
Mary Hays1110ditto 
Mary Reddy78Infirmity, and a cripple 
Mary Ann Noble138Paralysis and idioticyes.
Bessy Ann Teversham70Destitution 
Caroline Broadway50ditto 
Edward Sheppard560Idiotic 
John Mugford114Destitution 
Michael Dinon95Sickness 
Thomas Hockley126Weak intellect 
Samuel Gosling76Deaf and dumb 
Robert Ayton511Destitution 
George Diston63ditto 
William Powell63ditto 
William Smith65ditto 
James Valient123Destitution and illness 
Robert Wiltshire60Out of work 
Bernard Doyle86Destitution 
William Marshall52ditto 
George Wheeler400Defective eyesight 
John Eagle114Destitution 
Joseph Thomas Hobbs56ditto 
William Giles Hellier133Imbecile 
Bartholomew Devine58Infirmity 
Samuel Taylor150ditto 
Thomas Vaughan155ditto 
Thomas Godden195Weak intellectyes.
Thomas Kingsford440Infirmity 
James Carter611ditto 
Thomas Hack70Destitution 
Samuel Dodson104Old age, and out of work 
Robert Brown123Destitution 
Henry Garrett150Illness 
Charles Pearce59Infirmity 
John Dunlap57Out of work (deaf and dumb) 
John Llewylln112Unable to work 
John Griffith82Paralysis 
John Stokes50Injured spine 
James Watt1110Bad leg 
William F. Carter109Blindness 
William, Hatt180Destitution 
James Sullivan510ditto 
Hannah Gentry60Nearly blind 

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