Long-term Workhouse Inmates Kensington, 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
Eliza Ashton140Illnessno.
James Arundale140Employed as messengerno.
Maria Anderson100Old ageno.
James Blundy110dittono.
Charles Batchelor120dittono.
John Bigley110dittono.
Mary Brown110dittono.
Margaret Barnett100dittono.
John Cocking130dittono.
Stephen Collins70Subject to fitsno.
Mary Ann Citre60Old ageno.
Susan Cartwright50Illnessno.
Thomas Cowley70Bad legsno.
Elizabeth Devonport60Old ageno.
John Doolun80A crippleno.
William Edwards50Old ageno.
Mary Elgin80dittono.
Elizabeth Freeman50Bad legsno.
Elizabeth Griffiths50Old ageno.
Maria Gale60Subject to fitsno.
James Groves110Old age and illnessno.
Margaret. Gudgeon60Infirmityno.
James Gray70Chronic rheumatismno.
Jessie Garrick60Imbecilityno.
Ann Hendry70Old age and illnessno.
Gwyne Howell60dittono.
Ann Hemmings70dittono.
William lken70dittono.
Jonathan Key50Bad legsno.
Sarah Leetion50Old ageno.
Sarah Midwinter200dittono.
Harriet Marriott110Deaf and dumbno.
William Miller60Old ageno.
Harriet Morton60Paralysedno.
Mary Oldbury50Old ageno.
James Platt60Insaneno.
Elizabeth Peak50dittono.
Mary Peat110Old ageno.
Mary Parrott110Paralysedno.
Hannah Plim70Palsyno.
Rebecca Plim60Old ageno.
Elizabeth Parry70dittono.
Hugh Ross120Bad legsno.
Ann Roberts100Old ageno.
Fanny Steward70Old ageno.
Richard Symons110Imbecile, and deaf and dumbno.
William Stevens70Infirmityno.
Mary Slade120dittono.
Rebecca Treeve120Illnessno.
William Tilbury50Blindno.
Catherine Thomas80Infirmityno.
Rebecca Vindin80Bad legsno.
Rebecca Venters70Infirmityno.
Margaret Weir60dittono.
Hannah Wheatley120Imbecileno.
Edward Westwood90Infirmityno.

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