Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Isle of Wight Union, 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
Catherine Bramble520Idiotno.
Hannah Phillips530Blindworkh. school.
John Cook510dittono.
Henry Conway1911Idiotno.
Harriet Lawrence406dittono.
Sarah Folk307dittono.
Henry Folk2110dittono.
James Masters221Crippleno.
Sarah Harley187Cripple, and weak intellectno.
John White186Idiotno.
William Brooker180Infirmityno.
Henry Knight168Idiotno.
Elizabeth Quick160Weak intellectno.
Thomas Williams153Infirmityno.
Frances James139Crippleno.
William Hawkins139Infirmityno.
William Nutkins127Dittono.
Leonard Salter118Idiotno.
William Pike126dittono.
Elizabeth Riall1110Infirmityno.
Edgar John Webb113Debilityno.
James Bishop113dittono.
Mary Jacobs113Crippleno.
Amelia Dore109Idiotno.
James Head101Blindno.
George Head101Idiotno.
James Wimbleton107Infirmityno.
John Whittington102Crippleno.
John Rooke101Infirmityno.
Keziah Chambers92Idiotno.
Dinah Kent92Infirmityno.
Martha Benenzie87dittono.
Ann Dimmick85Cripple, and weak intellectno.
Edward Day86Crippleno.
Louisa Lale82Idiotno.
William Bradie80Infirmityno.
Mary Ann Perkins80Idiotno.
William Kent711Crippleno.
Sarah Dashwood76Blindno.
William Rann73Crippleno.
Harriett Bull73Weak Intellectno.
William Summers63Crippleno.
Elizabeth Trim61Infirmityno.
William Fiander69dittono.
Barnabas Salter69Crippleno.
Matilda Young610Idiotno.
James Moorey68Infirmityno.
Mallett Pike511Weak intellectno.
Benjamin Gladwell58Infirmityno.
Rebecca Ogden57dittono.
Priscilla Harslon52Weak intellectno.
Benjamin Whitmarsh50Infirmityno.
Charles Cavell50Crippleno.

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