Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Kingston 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Sarah Baker200Idiotcyno.
Henry Brown50Age, infirmityno.
William Barnett60Epilepsyno.
Elizabeth Haynes80Age, paralysisno.
Sophia Jackson160Idiotcy, ageno.
Joseph Maskell160Idiotcyno.
Sarah Pryor140dittono.
Harriett Peacock160dittono.
Sarah Richards80Phthisisno.
George Sheffield140Idiotcyno.
John Spong70Blindness, ageno.
Sarah Smith60Phthisis, ageno.
George Curtis50Infirmity, ageno.
James Gray50Idiotcy, ageno.
John Allen50dittono.
Henry Cole200dittono.
Elizabeth Hall140Infirmity ageno.
Elizabeth Hampshire130Idiotcy, ageno.
Charles Bagwell50Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Price160Idiotcyno.
William Hughes50Infirmityno.
Fanny Allingham180Epilepsyno.
William Reed60Idiotcyno.
Sarah Adlam90Infirmityno.
Thomas Andrews80Idiotcyno.
Harriet Bransom180dittono.
Sophia Brooks80dittono.
Oswin Sutton60Infirmityno.
Sarah Start140Idiotcyno.
James Allen80Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Clarke60dittono.
Thomas Empson130dittono.
Catherine Hughes60Epilepsyno.
Amelia North60Infirmityno.
Ebenezer Smith80Idiotcyno.
William Pike60Crippleno.
Emily Boxall50Blindnessno.
Fanny Bullen120Crippleno.

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