Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Mile End Old Town, Middlesex, 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
Elizabeth Ashton130Blindno.
Hannah Brittain100A dwarfno.
Isabella Birnie140Infirmno.
Hannah Beland250dittono.
Eliza Banks60dittono.
Sophia Bridge140dittono.
Elizabeth Baker50dittono.
Matilda Bendend50dittono.
Mary Booth50Idiotno.
Mary Briggs140Infirmno.
Martha Brickhill250dittono.
Mary Ann Clarke90dittono.
Mary Carr50Idiotno.
Margaret Davey50Infirmno.
Louisa Ditcham180Idiotno.
Catherine Dear70dittono.
Sophia Edwards50Infirmno.
Mary Elphick50dittono.
Esther Falkner50Idiotno.
Margaret Fotheringham150Infirmno.
Ann Field50Idiotno.
Elizabeth Goodyear150Infirmno.
Phillis Hamilton60Idiotno.
Lydia Hubbard120Infirm and lameno.
Elizabeth Hales80Idiotno.
Ann Hall70Infirmno.
Margaret Jenkins100Paralyzedno.
Ann Laws160Idiotno.
Jemima Laing50Infirmno.
Johanna Looney90dittono.
Mary Ann Lucas50Idiotno.
Mary McDermott60Infirmno.
Jane Machin50Idiotworkh. school.
Sarah Parkhurst50Infirmno.
Ann Porter50Idiotno.
Caroline Portlock50dittono.
Sarah Pratt100Blindno.
Susannah Parker140Infirmno.
Mary Stevens200dittono.
Elizabeth Scat70dittono.
Ann Short80dittono.
Ann Suett100dittono.
Rebecca Wiggins50dittono.
Elizabeth Wright80dittono.
Jane Crump50dittono.
Jane Blackett130dittono.
Susannah Weedon60dittono.
Charles Barham100Idiotno.
Francis Bacon180Infirmno.
James Bickers70Blindno.
John Clancey80A crippleno.
Richard Cuett180Infirmno.
Robert Cox60Idiotno.
John Fowell60dittono.
David Glasscock60Infirmno.
John Hart90dittono.
William Luntz200Idiotno.
John Machin50Dittoworkh. school.
Joseph Noades50Infirmno.
Peter Ormby80dittono.
George Pragnell50Paralyzedno.
Samuel Pearson80Infirmno.
John Pazey150Weak intellectno.
Henry Richardson80dittono.
John Sanders50Infirmno.
John Scott70dittono.
George Thompson50Paralyzedno.
Thomas Underwood50Infirmno.
Richard Williams80dittono.
Thomas Weedon60dittono.
Abraham Brinton120Idiotno.

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