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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hendon Union, Midlesex, 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.

Martha Parker70Having an illegitimate childno.
Eliza Weedon50Idioticno.
John Brown70Old agono.
William Bugbee120Deaf and dumbno.
Ann. Winfield180Weak mindno.
William Howell140Old ageno.
Edward Brickenshaw150dittono.
James Hester140dittono.
William White70dittono.
Sarah Ravenscroft130dittono.
Thomas Hornsby130dittono.
George Periera140Weak mindno.
William Gibson100Old ageno.
Charles Fitzwater90dittono.
Hannah Page60dittono.
Charlotte Walker130dittono.
Thomas Howard80dittono.
Eliza Kenworth50Having an illegitimate childno.
George Horry60Weak mindno.
Mary Clarke70Old ageno.
Fanny Miles100Weak mindno.
William Davis100Old ageno.
William Adams70dittono.

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