Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Rotherhithe 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
George Taylor130Infirm 
Stephen Robinson180Subject to fits 
George Hambrook340Blind 
William Bellis170Epileptic 
Thomas Greaves100ditto 
Isaac Johnson120Paralysis 
Joseph Hales80Infirm 
John Garrity100ditto 
Cornelius Dacey70ditto 
Robert Maltwood70ditto 
Henry Norton60ditto 
Michael Collins60ditto 
Thomas Davis70ditto 
Thomas Johnson60Idiotic (harmless) 
John Taylor60Infirm 
Frederick Johnson60ditto 
Joseph Norris100ditto 
Joseph Henderson60ditto 
Samuel Bayley50Rheumatism 
James Aldridge50Paralysis 
James Livermore60Infirm 
Andrew Lind80ditto 
William Dummer50ditto 
John Harris50ditto 
Edward Gough50ditto 
William Walkeruncertainditto 
William James50Paralysis 
George Garrett50infirm 
William Humber280Nearly blindworkh. school.
John Eastwood170Infirm 
William Robson100ditto 
Ann Davey80Came in with her husband, since dead 
Mary Murch320Insufficient earnings 
Mary Grunt260Paralysis 
Mary Gater120Lame 
Elizabeth Hay200Insufficient earnings 
Elizabeth Tirrell120Idiotic (harmless) 
Mary Pell280Insufficient earnings 
Sarah Pittman470Imbecile 
Ann Atley360Insufficient earnings 
Ann Rippon350Nearly blindworkh. school.
Louisa Gray250Sickness 
Sarah Crossby140Infirm 
Sarah Jacques100Paralysis 
Sarah Axtell110Lame 
Mary Bradley80Blind 
Mary Hands80Infirm 
Martha Trench80ditto 
Harriet Hawes100Idiotic (harmless) 
Harriet Nunn80Rheumatism 
Harriet Evans90Sickness 
Elizabeth Glasier80Imbecile 
Sarah Watkins60Sickness 
Mary Lloyd60ditto 
Mary Leary80Nearly blind 
Esther Hunter80Nearly blind 
Ann Hill70Blind 
Mary Oliver50Deserted by husband 
Sarah Dowson70Insufficient earnings 
Emma Boswell60Sickness 
Ann Freeland100Infirm 
Sarah Milmoth60Sickness 
Eliza Edghill60Insufficient earnings 
Mary Revell210Epileptic 
Mary Hill50Insufficient earnings 
Mary Ford80Sickness 
Mary Fairbairns70ditto 
Mary Stephenson150Imbecile 
Mary Dooling170Sickness 
Mary Ann Brown100Insufficient earnings 
Lydia Reed70Rheumatism 
Mary Dalley70Sickness 
Mary Price60Paralysis 

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