data-full-width-responsive="true">

Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wycombe Union, Buckinghamshire, 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
Dinah Prior50Has two illegitimate children, and is lame.no.
Susan Bunker170Imbecilityno.
Elizabeth Rutland100dittono.
Hannah Baddams50Paralysisno.
Louisa Lofton70General debilityno.
Caroline Newton70Has two illegitimate childrenno.
Ann Collins70General debilityno.
William Lancaster80dittono.
Joseph Wingrove160Bad eyesno.
William May120General debility from intoxication.no.
William Atkins90General debilityno.
William Perrin120General debility; upwards of 90 years of age.no.
James Berry60Epileptic fitsno.
John Parks160General debilityno.
William Robinson60Epileptic fitsno.

[Top of Page] [Wycombe Union] [Home Page]

Search Billions of Historical Records

Search now


data-full-width-responsive="true">
* * * Amazon US For US readers Amazon US * * *


300x250 Free trial
data-full-width-responsive="true">