Middlesex Poor Law Unions and Workhouses
The poor law unions classified as being in the County of Middlesex were Brentford, Edmonton, Hendon, Staines, Uxbridge and Willesdon.
Summary of Results.
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 7,141 persons of all ages, 3,980 Males and 3,161 Females.
These represent approximately 0.88% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 3.4% and at 65 years and upwards is 5.7%.
The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
The number of persons returned as Blind is 442, and of these 59 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Deaf and Dumb persons including 22 returned simply as Dumb, number 309, and of these 14 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Lunatics number 5,296, including 55 afflicted with some other Infirmity also; and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 834, including 9 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is 6,130.
It may be noted that, of the 6,130 persons returned as mentally deranged, 5,605 were the inmates of institutions, including 5,399 in Public and Private Lunatic Asylums, 205 in Workhouses, and 1 in another Institution, the remaining 525 were residing with relatives or in unlicensed houses.
Of the 205 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 22 was returned as a Lunatic and 183 as Imbecile, or Feeble-minded; and of the 525 not enumerated in Institutions, 33 were returned as Lunatics and 492 as Imbecile or Feeble-minded.
Source: Statistics submitted by Alan Longbottom
From Census Statistical Volume 1901
County of Middlesex in PP 1902 Cd 1,211
|p 255 J - Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of
insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates
|Source: From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy
to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom
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