Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Chertsey Union, 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.

Elizabeth Lawrence230Crippledno.
Henry Taylor230Idioticno.
Mary Patfield200Defective sightyes.
Samuel Tilleard130Agedno.
William Mice150Bad legsno.
John Drummond120Agedno.
William Littlefield100Crippledno.
Benjamin Thoone60Agedno.
Thomas Howard70dittono.
Jane Wallis180Illegitimate familyno.
James Church60Idioticno.
Dimas Street60Agedno.
Charlotte Haywood200Imbecileno.
Hannah Knowles60Desertedno.
Sarah Snelling150Scrofitlousno.
Elizabeth Rose100Has an illegitimate childno.
Henry Hill160Bad legsno.
Mary Welland200Subject to fitsno.
Francis Snellgrove180Agedno.
Elizabeth Piper160Idioticno.
John Oxley150Agedno.
Eliza Rogerson80Illegitimate familyno.
Richard Wheatley70Dropsicalno.
John Rosewell60Crippledno.
John Chapman110Agedno.
Ann Harcourt180Idioticno.
Elizabeth Harcourt180dittono.
Hannah Modell120Agedno.
Thomas Cowsell90Crippledno.
William Amey70Bad legsno.
Henry Jennings50Agedno.
Clara Eustace140Idioticno.

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