Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Staines Union, Middlesex, 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
Robert Smith90Infirmno.
Richard Rosewell130dittono.
William Brown60dittono.
William Lay70dittono.
William Wells80dittono.
James Kemp80dittono.
William Satfrill140dittono.
Samuel Lush180dittono.
Richard Pearce70Imbecileno.
Richard Constable50Infirmno.
George Neal60dittono.
Thomas Pye180Imbecileno.
William Bennett60Infirmno.
Jeremiah Hobbs50dittono.
Thomas Holdship70dittono.
William Bromley190dittono.
George Monday70Rheumatismno.
Joseph Brother60Bad armno.
Ralph Preston60Paralysisno.
Mary Parker300Not knownno.
Mary Cooper50Infirmno.
Caroline Jacobs70dittono.
Eliza West200Imbecileno.
Mary Ann Taylor90Infirmno.
Margarett Hayes250Imbecileno.
Martha Busby70Infirmno.
Ann Cobb60dittono.
Martha Best140Imbecileno.
Sophia Penny200dittono.

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