Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Camberwell 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
Sophia Bagley100Old age and infirmityno.
Thomas Delafield200dittono.
Mary Field200dittono.
Ann Gardner100dittono.
Henrietta Holden60Imbecilityno.
Maria Haimes240dittono.
Samuel Holding200Paralysis and old ageno.
Mary Holding200dittono.
Richard Hinton70Old age and infirmityno.
Sarah Jackson120Weak intellectno.
Thomas Kelly180Old age and infirmityno.
Hannah Lambird160dittono.
Harriett Lever100dittono.
Michael Nemo50dittono.
Bartholomew Newman200dittono.
Eliza Snelling140dittono.
Sarah Waller200dittono.
John Whittaker100Imbecilityno.
Elizabeth Wood240Blindnessno.
Susan Humphries60Paralysisno.
Susan Hasler60dittono.
Sarah Elizabeth Smith60Deaf and dumbno.

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