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Offline tarajobrien

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Pauper Patient
« on: Monday 19 April 04 01:50 BST (UK) »

i was just wondering if anyone knows what a Pauper Patient is (in the relation column of the census).

if it makes a difference the person concerned is only 16. The place is the Highgate Infirmary Pancras in the 1871 census


Hertfordshire(Anstey, the Hadham, Reed, Standon): Gault, Hoy, Miles, Smith
Shropshire(Aston Botterell,Burwarton,Stoke St Milborough,Wheathill): Angell, Blackmore, Blakemore, Bennett, Pheysey
Essex(Dunmow,West Ham): Allen, Blackmore, Carr, Sutton
Warwickshire(Birmingham,Edgbaston): Angell
Yorkshire(Doncaster,Hull): Brooks, Doe
London/Middlesex area(Battersea,Wandsworth, Willesden): Angell, Brooks, Carr, Carswell, Salkind
Norfolk (Norwich,Nth Walsham,Lynn,Gt Yarmouth): Carr, Salkind

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Re:Pauper Patient
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 April 04 10:29 BST (UK) »
I think it would mean his relation to the head of household is patient and his occupation is classed as "pauper".

Infirmaries and workhouses had a slightly different form to fill out so the column could have been combined - can ayone confirm that?

UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from

Dumfrieshire: Fallen, Fallon, Carruthers, Scott, Farish, Aitchison, Green, Ryecroft, Thomson, Stewart
Midlothian: Linn/d, Aitken, Martin
North Wales: Robins(on), Hughes, Parry, Jones
Cumberland: Lowther, Young, Steward, Miller
Somerset: Palmer, Cork, Greedy, Clothier

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Re:Pauper Patient
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 April 04 20:51 BST (UK) »
I would think a pauper patient in a hospital would be a charity case because they could not afford the expense