1861 : Sarah Pluck has been in the Workhouse for almost 21 years

Title:  Paupers in Workhouses. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 29 June 1860; - for, Returns “from each Workhouse in England and Wales, of the Name of every Adult Pauper in each Workhouse who has been an Inmate of the Workhouse during a continuous Period of Five Years; stating the Amount of Time that each of such Inmates shall have been in the Workhouse, and the Reason assigned why such Persons are unable to maintain themselves:” “And, of the Number of such Inmates who have been brought up in a District or separate Workhouse School.” Poor Law Board, 29 July 1861. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 30 July 1861 , 1861, London, 92

Date:   29 July 1861
Place: St George in the East

[NAME OF UNION:]  St. George-in-the-East
[Name of the Adult Pauper:]   Sarah Pluck
[The Amount of Time the Pauper has been in the Workhouse:]  20 [Yrs.] 9 [mos.]
[The Reason assigned why the Pauper is unable to maintain Himself, or Herself:]   Age and asthma
[Whether or not the Pauper has been brought up in a District or Workhouse School:]

This is probably the Sarah Pluck whose death is registered in the St George in the East R.D. in the June quarter of 1875, aged 81.


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