Long-term Workhouse Inmates Islington, 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
William Boswell150Lameno.
Joseph Collins80Weak intellectno.
George Crossley100dittono.
John Holt200Idiocyno.
Thomas Kilshaw50Lameno.
Hector Rossmany yearsWeak intellectno.
Charles Trevellyan70Paralyticno.
Thomas Watts200Idiocyno.
Anthony Wright120Agedno.
Thomas Wager160Unable to work; rheumaticalno.
John Buckley100Agedno.
George Cooper60dittono.
Henry Clarkson80dittono.
William Earl50Blindno.
Timothy Guest60Aged and deafno.
George Grange60Agedno.
John Hollington70Aged; very infirmno.
William Hatfield190Aged; crippled handsno.
Thomas Herbert180Agedno.
Edward Hibbert90dittono.
Edward Johnson60dittono.
George Maddocks80dittono.
James Miller60dittono.
William Pizey70dittono.
John Vaux60dittono.
Samuel Wiggens100Aged; bed-riddenno.
Richard White50Agedno.
Richard Barker60Partially disabledno.
Henry Gale60dittono.
John Thomas60Agedno.
Charles Richardson80Aged and infirmno.
Caroline Allway100Very infirmno.
Elizabeth Brown70Agedno.
Sophia Barker60Disabled; consumptiveno.
Jane Mundy Fisher100Disabledno.
Mary Jeffreys120Agedno.
Catherine Moore50Blindno.
Frances Newell50Agedno.
Rosa Ross50Partially disabledno.
Mary Robertson60Blindno.
Elizabeth Wilkinson90Debilitas senilisno.
Hannah Boswell130Agedno.
Sarah Brewer100dittono.
Sarah Coaffee120dittono.
Catherine Coleman50dittono.
Ann Earthrowl80dittono.
Elizabeth Gower80dittono.
Elizabeth Hepworth50dittono.
Ann Jennings50Defective speechno.
Jane Leggatt100Debilitas senilisno.
Ann Littlebry100dittono.
Esther Goddard60dittono.
Mary Morgan60dittono.
Mary Merriman60dittono.
Sarah Newman70Very infirm and agedno.
Sophia Reece180Agedno.
Eleanor Stallard180dittono.
Mary Simmonds180dittono.
Jane Smith60dittono.
Mary Townley100dittono.
Mary Teversham70dittono.
Elizabeth Welsh50dittono.
Ann White50dittono.
Hannah Broom60Partially disabledno.
Eliza Cobb130dittono.
Mary Males70Aged, and very infirm no.
Ann Pope50Partially disabledno.
Jane Wall70Aged; nearly blindno.

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