Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Paddington, 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
Thomas Pritchard130Weak intellectno.
Sophia Jones130Addicted to drinkno.
Elizabeth Downes130Weak intellectno.
Elizabeth Wakeman130Bad healthno.
Sarah Miller130Epilepticno.
Elizabeth Barnes130Blindno.
Sarah Marshall130Injured spineno.
Elizabeth Scott130Illnessno.
Ann Barrett130dittono.
Elizabeth Ely120dittono.
William Wilson120Age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Watkins110dittono.
Thomas Stride110dittono.
Sarah Bugden110dittono.
Rebecca Bell110Heart diseaseno.
Thomas Bees110Weak intellectno.
Elizabeth Whittington100dittono.
Nlaria Edmonds90Addicted to drinkno.
Mary Ann Spencer90Idioticno.
James Douglass80Lameno.
Mary Davies80Infirmno.
William Bayley80Fistulano.
Mary Adamthwaite70Debilityno.
Edward Manning70Injury to hip-jointno.
Sarah Hillier70Paroxysmal maniano.
James Bubb70Bad healthno.
Jane Ivison70Age and debilityno.
William Baker60dittono.
James Broadbridge60dittono.
Mary Broadbridge60Deafnessno.
Ann Sorrell60Debilityno.
Elizabeth Priest60Epilepticno.
George Birch50Debilityno.
James Kent50Partial blindnessno.

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