Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wandsworth and Clapham, 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
Elizabeth Adams80Lameno.
Richard Alfrey110Age and debilityno.
Mary Avery60dittono.
Mary Bain150dittono.
Elizabeth Bass130dittono.
William Burridge80dittono.
Sarah Benson70dittono.
Ellen Burridge150Weak intellectno.
James Booker180Blindno.
John Brown170Age and debilityno.
Charlotte Bellington130Subject to fitsno.
James Blencowe90Age and debilityno.
Isaac Beere90dittono.
Harriet Beadman70Weak intellectno.
Jacob Bull100Age and debilityno.
William Brown110Weak intellectno.
Lucy Brown90Age and debilityno.
John Baker110Ageno.
Samuel Brown70Weak intellectno.
Benjamin Crump80Age and debilityno.
William Cumberland70Lame armno.
Sarah Clarke130Age and debilityno.
Mary Craven80dittono.
Louisa Duane110Age and deafnessno.
Richard Denby120Age and debilityno.
Sarah Deane70dittono.
Sarah Death70Weak intellectno.
William Ellis130Paralysedno.
William Edwards90Age and debilityno.
Robert Fair80Ageno.
Ann Flutter80Paralysedno.
Sarah Faithhorn50Age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Finch200dittono.
Thomas Gray90dittono.
Philip Grover70Weak intellectno.
Ann Goff90Age and debilityno.
Stephen Garman210dittono.
Thomas Grimsdale60dittono.
Elizabeth Gardner60dittono.
Joseph Harrington100dittono.
Elizabeth Hoath90Paralysedno.
Susan Hoborough70Age and debilityno.
John Hawkins70dittono.
James Hone60Weak intellectno.
Eliza Hobbs60Age and debilityno.
John Hutson130dittono.
Sarah Hales50dittono.
Rosina Kerr60Weak intellectno.
George Larter70Blind and paralysedno.
Jonathan Legg60Age and debilityno.
Isaac Lock150dittono.
Hannah Livard70dittono.
William Morrison110dittono.
Elizabeth Miller70Bad healthno.
Mary Maloy90Age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Macrow150dittono.
Clarissa Marr70dittono.
Thomas Orton80Subject to fitsno.
James Powell100Age and debilityno.
William Pipe70dittono.
Jane Pipe70dittono.
William Pugh160Weak intellectno.
John Pennicard80Age and debilityno.
William Potts220Weak intellectno.
Alice Penton160Age and debilityno.
Anne Pridmore50Paralysedno.
Mary Rogers130dittono.
Richard Roberts130Age and debilityno.
Henrietta Roberts70Ill health, and loss of characterno.
Thomas Rance50Age and debilityno.
Elizabeth Sleath100Weak intellectno.
Catherine Spratt60Age and debilityno.
James Sanders60Weak intellectno.
William Henry Smith80Paralysedno.
Abraham Spiers90Age and debilityno.
Ann Smith100dittono.
Mary Say110dittono.
Mary Stone190dittono.
Catherine Standen50dittono.
William Smith50dittono.
John Smith50dittono.
Sarah Tizzard200dittono.
Richard Tickell50dittono.
William Wright80Paralysedno.
Elizabeth Warne170Age and debilityno.
Jane White90Deafnessno.
John Welch130Age and debilityno.
Elizabeth White100dittono.
John Wiggens50dittono.
Harriet Wallis50ditto no.

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