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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Romford Union, Essex, 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.

Thomas Whitby120Disabled by accidentno.
Thomas Wakelin150Weak intellectyes.
Henry Merrifield70Want of employmentno.
Samuel Kemp200Imbecility of mind and bodyno.
William Priest90Blindnessno.
Bernard Hall100Bad healthno.
William Crease80dittono.
William Howe70Crippledno.
William Rolfe80Paralysisno.
William Dowsett50Goutno.
Isabella Unwin100Widowno.
Ann Edgely60Weakness of intellectyes.
Sophia Merchant70Deserted by husbandno.
Susan Young170Weakness of intellectno.
Charlotte Rainbow70Bad healthno.
Frances Hubbard60dittono.
Ellen Gates200Weakness of intellectno.
Ann Carter200Widowno.
Sophia Brown200Imbecilityno.
Sarah Ramsay50Age and infirmityno.
Mary Wells200Bad healthno.
Esther Delahunt70dittono.
Sarah Ramsden60Widowno.
Ellen Bolster70Bad healthno.
Susan Wood80dittono.
Elizabeth Keeble190Widowno.
Sarah Roper110Weakness of intellectyes.
Susan King50Infirmityno.
Rebecca Parish150Weakness of intellectno.
Elizabeth Hobbs170dittono.
Sarah Slade90Sicknessno.
Walter Lamming60Bad healthno.
Thomas Martin140dittono.
Benjamin Ellis50Disabled by accidentno.
Robert Sizer70Bad healthno.
Thomas Judd200Want of employmentno.
William Vincent100Disabled by accidentno.
John Richards70Bad healthno.
Daniel Hicks100dittono.
John Cook100Fractured skullno.
Edward Williams110Bad healthno.
Thomas Boreham150A deformed crippleno.
Thomas Sutton200Blindnessno.
Edward Harvey110Age and infirmityno.
James Young60Disabled by accidentno.
Joseph Lawing50Bad healthno.
Thomas Grocock200A disabled seamanno.
William Barnes50Mental imbecilityno.
Samuel Chapman200Broken kneesno.
William Bennett50Loss of armno.
Frederick Gooch60Weak intellectno.
John Apple160Age and infirmityno.
Thomas Scarborough170Infirmityyes.
Joseph Miller140Paralysisno.
James Chapman60Bad healthno.
Philip Palmer90dittono.
John Hunt50dittono.
James Monk90Age and
Susan Barrett150Bad healthno.
Mary Warren60dittono.

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