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Activity 3 The Staff

This page lists all those recorded as being on the staff at Gressenhall. If you have an interest in a specific person, the dates will help you refer to the book and read about what Gressenhall was like at that time. The years indicate when the member of staff is recorded as joining and leaving the team at Gressenhall house of industry or workhouse. If you've come direct to this page and want to know more about the book with which this page is associated, click on the 'Home' button above to go to the Poppyland Publishing front page.

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Surname First Names Position Arrived Left Remarks
Alderton Miss L Cleaner
1946
Allen Frances Cook 1901 1901 3 months
Allen F Cleaner
1941
Anderson Mrs M Cleaner 1947

Archer Esther Servant 1880 1882
Archer Miss L Laundry Maid/Hand
1935
Arthurton T E Porter 1944
Temporary, non resident
Arthurton T E Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master)
1946 Temporary. Also Male Attendant
Arthurton Mrs F M Seamstress 1944 1946
Autherton Hubert L Porter 1923 1923 Also Barber. 4 months
Axe Miss Mary H Schoolmistress 1882 1882 1 month
Bailey Edward Barber 1849 1875
Bales Arthur Porter 1894 1894 Died November 1894
Banham Miss E Cook 1929

Barber Benjamin Porter 1837 1839 Resigned. Wife Assisted Matron.
Barber Ernest F Masters Clerk 1905 1908
Barham Mrs Louisa Assistant to Matron 1902 1903
Barker Edward Tailor 1902 1932 Retired age 75
Barker H Handyman 1927 1930 Also Engineer
Barker H Engineer 1927 1941
Barnes William Porter 1839

Barnes Mary Infant Schoolmistress 1890 1894 Married Henry Peachment, Porter
Barrett Miss M A Laundry Maid/Hand 1946

Bartrum Mrs Cleaner
1941 Dismissed
Battison Miss Jane Schoolmistress 1882 1882 5 months. Kew
Baxter Jemina Servant 1882
Dereham
Baxter William Messenger 1837 1856 Wife Margaret. Ex Inmate
Bayne F W Barber
1912
Beck John Shoemaker 1877 1882 Died
Beck John R Barber 1878

Bellamy Mrs Emily Laundress 1903 1904 Wife of Handyman
Bellamy John E Handyman 1903 1904
Bensley Miss J S Cleaner 1948

Bentley Miss M J Assistant to Matron 1907 1907 6 months
Bilham Thomas Porter 1904 1921 Resigned
Bilham Mrs Emily Cook 1904 1921 Wife of Porter. Resigned thro ill health
Blyth Alice Servant 1889 1891
Blythe A W Engineer 1935 1935 Temporary
Booker Miss E M Servant 1897

Bower Phobe Cook 1851 1851 Also Assistant Matron. 1 month. Discharged
Bradfield Robert Schoolmaster 1840 1874 Resigned
Bridges Miss Florence L Assistant to Matron 1934 1936 ex Nurse
Bridges John Shoemaker 1902 1906 5 days a week
Bringloe Bertie Porter 1926 1929
Brown Mrs Murial Cook 1929 1929 1 month. Gressenhall
Brown Ernest Masters Clerk 1903 1905
Buck Miss V Cleaner 1946

Burleigh Mrs J Seamstress
1944
Burridge Ada Assistant to Matron 1901 1901 2 months
Butcher Mary Ann Assistant to Matron 1858 1863
Butcher Thomas Porter 1858 1863
Butler Miss Caroline Schoolmistress 1891 1893 From Pulham Workhouse
Butlers Miss F Organist 1905 1907
Cannon Miss Elaine Assistant to Matron 1921

Carelon John Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1898 1899
Careton S Laundress 1898 1899 Wife of Labour Master
Carey John Porter 1841 1849 Swanton Morley
Carey John Barber 1847
Also Porter
Carmen O Handyman 1947
Painter
Carr L Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master)
1945 Temporary
Carr J Handyman 1943
Temporary non resident
Carter Emma Elizabeth Infant Schoolmistress 1861 1861 Litcham. Resigned through ill health
Cary Miss Agnes Infant Schoolmistress 1865 1868
Chambers Miss E M Cleaner 1947

Chapman Miss E Assistant to Matron 1897
Sheringham
Cheney Miss L A Assistant to Matron 1917 1918
Childerhouse Martha Cook 1848

Chinery Miss Florence E Schoolmistress 1896 1896 1 month
Clarke Miss R M Cleaner 1946
16 years old
Cleave Joseph Tailor 1900 1900 East Dereham. Non resident. 1 month
Clemence Miss F M Cook 1944
Assistant
Coates M J Porter 1925 1925 9 months
Coates Charles E Porter 1933
Temporary and engineer
Coates Mrs Cook 1925 1925 Wife of Porter. 9 months
Coles Miss E Laundry Maid/Hand 1946

Cook C H Porter 1931
Temporary and tramp attendant
Cooper Miss Anna Schoolmistress 1848 1849
Cooper Adelaide Servant 1893

Cooper Henry Tailor 1859

Cooper Miss Beryl Joyce Clerical Assistant 1940 1942 non resident
Cray Miss E Laundry Maid/Hand 1935

Creed I M Cleaner

16 years old. Part time
Crooks C H Laundryman 1930 1932
Crow John Shoemaker 1841
ex Inmate. Dereham
Daniels J Porter 1916
Temporary
Diver Edward Porter 1874 1874 Resigned
Drake Miss Mary Schoolmistress 1869 1874
Duffill Miss E Assistant to Matron 1919 1919 6 months
Duigan Victor John Workhouse Medical Officer 1906 1947 NRCS. Eng. LR. CP. Lond
Dunt C Clerical Assistant 1935
temporary
Eastoe Charles William Schoolmaster 1879 1881 Resigned
Eke Mrs Cleaner 1941

Elliott C Painter 1948
Petty Officer
Elliott Miss E Cleaner 1948

Farnsworth C Master 1936

Farnsworth Mrs Matron 1936

Farrow Miss Agnes Organist 1907 1918
Feldman Miss P Laundry Maid/Hand 1946

Fenby Henry Porter 1926 1926 4 months
Field Miss Cleaner
1941
Finch Miss V Assistant to Matron
1932 also Seamstress
Firmin Martha Servant 1892

Fitt James Barber 1845 1847
Fitt William Barber 1846

Fowler William Porter 1876
Trowse
Franklin Miss E M Cleaner 1941 1946
Fuller George Porter 1879 1880 Dereham
Gale Francis Baskham Schoolmaster 1874 1876 ex Wantage Union. To Beetley School
Galer Miss A Assistant to Matron 1948
Domestic Assistant
Garner John Shoemaker 1850

Garner Mark Shoemaker 1853

Gaskin G S Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1940 1948
Gaskin G L Laundress 1940 1948
Gates Henry Porter 1841 1841 Miller. Wife assisted Matron
Gibson John Schoolmaster 1838 1840
Gibson William Tailor 1844 1849 Dismissed
Green Anna Infant Schoolmistress 1861 1861 Beetley. Resigned
Green Henry Tailor 1900
East Dereham
Grimes Miss D Assistant to Matron 1932

Groose Reginal Edward Workhouse Medical Officer 1903 1906 Dereham
Guy Reginald H Master 1924 1932
Guy Mrs R R Matron 1924 1932
Halton Miss F Organist 1921 1926 Beetley
Hambling Sarah Schoolmistress 1859 1859
Hamilton Samuel Painter
1914
Harrison Henry Master 1850 1858 Children - Elizabeth
Harrison Margaret Matron 1850 1858
Hawes Miss Seamstress 1918
Also Childrens Attendant
Haythorpe Miss Elizabeth Schoolmistress 1883 1884 Notice to quit
Hazel Eldred Messenger 1861
ex inmate
Hemsworth Norman W Porter 1935 1936
Hemsworth Mrs Alice Cook 1935 1936 Wife of Porter
Hewitt E V M Cleaner 1941 1941 1 month
Holbrook Mrs Nellie Gertrude Cook 1926 1929
Holliday Clifford Emerson Masters Clerk 1908 1911
Holmes Harold Burton Master 1914 1918 Pickering
Holmes Mrs Matron 1914 1918
Hood Mrs V Laundress
1941
Hopson Stephen Moulton Workhouse Medical Officer 1875 1876 Non resident. Resigned
Horne Mary Ann Assistant to Matron 1863 1867
Horne Joseph Porter 1863 1867 Wife - Mary Ann
Horne Miss Mary A Schoolmistress 1882 1882 Temporary
Hudson James Herbert Porter 1921 1923
Hudson Mrs Margaret Annie Cook 1921 1923 Wife of Porter
Hunter Pleasance Servant 1901

Jackson Agnes Servant 1882 1882 1month. Dismissed
James E Laundress 1904
Wolverhampton
Jeary Richard Shoemaker
1851
Jermy Mr R Clerical Assistant
1942
Jones Hugh Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1932 1935
Jones Miss E Laundress 1932 1935
Jude Robert Shoemaker 1882 1902 Deputised as Porter
Kemp Miss Assistant to Matron 1903 1904
Kemsley Miss J E Laundry Maid/Hand 1946

Kensley Miss J J Cleaner 1948

Kensley Miss J B Cleaner 1948

King Mrs R Seamstress
1939
Knight Charles Henry Master 1897 1898 8 months
Knight Miriam Matron 1897 1897 4 months
Laister Miss Elizabeth Schoolmistress 1887 1891
Lake Miss V Cleaner 1941

Lambert Arthur Porter 1934 1935
Lambert Mrs Cook 1934 1935 Wife of Porter
Lang Clarissa Infant Schoolmistress 1848

Large Arthur Porter 1897
Temporary
Lark Miss Ethel Assistant to Matron
1939
Larke Miss E M G Assistant to Matron 1940 1943 also Seamstress
Laws Frank Masters Clerk 1901 1903
Leeds Robert Porter 1878 1879
Leek
Workhouse Medical Officer 1840
Assistant
Leverett John Porter 1836 1837 Dismissed
Lewis Minnie E Infant Schoolmistress 1894 1896
Lindsay Miss E Assistant to Matron 1939 1940
Lock William Porter 1851 1852 Became Master, Kenninghall Workhouse
Locke Rebecca Assistant to Matron 1851
Wife of Porter
Loxham
Master
1938 Dismissed
Loxham Mrs Matron
1938 Dismissed
Luck
Shoemaker 1916

Lusha Fanny Servant 1884 1888 Also Cook
Mackey Miss Lucy Jane Schoolmistress 1882 1883 5 months
Mason Mrs Assistant to Matron 1855

Mason George Porter 1852 1855 Wife assisted Matron
Mason Miss Elsie Laundress 1932

Mason Harold Masters Clerk 1911 1913 Resigned
Mayes Boyen Tailor
1843
Meake R Laundryman
1946 Laundry hand
Melton Miss Lilian M Infant Schoolmistress 1896 1899 Became Caretaker General Assistant
Melton Samuel Shoemaker 1838
ex inmate
Melton Miss Edna Clerical Assistant 1942 1946 non resident
Mickleburgh Mrs Nora E Assistant to Matron 1943 1946 ex Children's Attendant
Mickleburgh A C Porter 1923 1924 Also Barber
Mickleburgh Mrs Irene Cook 1923 1924 Wife of Porter
Mickleburgh R J Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1939

Mickleburgh R J Handyman 1938 1946 Also Labour Master and Engineer
Mickleburgh R J Engineer 1941
Formerly Handyman
Miles Mrs Thurza Assistant to Matron 1880
Temporary during Mrs Reynolds illness
Miles Thurza Mary Infant Schoolmistress 1870 1871
Milk Miss Eva Assistant to Matron 1901

Miller Pheobe Servant 1841

Minis Miss S H Assistant to Matron 1901 1902 4 months
Mitchell George Porter 1866 1871 Son of Sarah Mitchell, Nurse
Moore James Master 1777
First Master, formerly Inn Keeper George Hotel
Moore Margaret Matron 1777 1781 Buried Dereham Church yard
Moore Elizabeth Matron 1782
Died 3 Mar 1782 buried Dereham
Moore W H Porter
1939
Moore Mrs Cook
1939 Wife of Porter
Murrell Mary Ann Assistant to Matron 1870 1871 ex Mistress of Infants Schools
Murrell Mary Ann Infant Schoolmistress 1869 1870 Became Assistant Matron 1870
Musto Herbert A W Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1935 1936 7 months
Musto Mrs Margaret Laundress 1935 1936 Wife of Labour Master
Nailor Miss V Cleaner
1942
Naylor Miss Laundry Maid/Hand 1935

Neale George Engineer 1902 1927 Died October 1927
Nebbett Miss D I Assistant to Matron 1934
also Seamstress
Neville Robert Master 1899 1911 Forced to resign by Local Government Board
Neville Laura S Matron 1899 1911 Resigned through ill health
Nichols D J Master 1938 1946
Nichols Mrs M Matron 1938 1946
Nichols Maria Cook 1852 1858 ex Nurse
Nune Miss Rebecca Assistant to Matron 1904

Nurse Miss A Assistant to Matron 1904 1905 Scoulton
Oldman Miss Agnes Laura Assistant to Matron 1906 1907
Olley H W Porter 1925 1925 Also Barber
Olley Mrs P M Cook 1924 1924 Wife of Porter. 3 months
Ormiston Sarah Schoolmistress 1859 1867 South Lynn
Owen-Rye Miss G E Assistant to Matron 1907 1908
Packman F G Porter 1925 1926 3 months. Redhill
Packman Mrs J P Cook 1925 1926 Wife of Porter. 3 months
Pallant Florence Assistant to Matron 1900 1901
Pallant William Porter 1899 1903
Pallant Florence Cook 1889 1903 Became Assistant Matron 1900
Park William Pupil Teacher 1851

Parke Hagar Messenger 1861 1861
Parker Samuel Messenger 1858 1861 Drowned in pond
Parry Eliza Schoolmistress 1867 1869
Peachment Henry Porter 1880 1894
Peel Jane Assistant to Matron 1875
Wife of Porter
Peel William Porter 1874 1875
Penn Miss Margaret Helen Assistant to Matron 1932 1934 also Seamstress
Perfect Harriet Infant Schoolmistress 1850 1859
Perkins R P Master 1918 1924
Perkins Mrs M M Matron 1918 1924 1921 also appointed Head Nurse of Infirmary
Pinson George Master 1837 1843 Children - Harriet, Charlotte, Henry, George
Pinson Rhoda Matron 1837 1843
Pinson Hariott Schoolmistress 1838
Masters daughter
Pleasant Miss Laundry Maid/Hand 1941

Pratt Alfred T Porter 1930 1931 4 months
Pratt Mrs Elizabeth Cook 1930 1931 Wife of Porter
Pye Miss B Cleaner 1939 1941
Rackham Arthur R Workhouse Medical Officer 1895 1903 Resigned
Rawling Miss A Laundry Maid/Hand
1935
Rawlings Miss S H Cleaner
1939
Rayner Arthur Porter 1931 1931 4 months
Rayner Mrs Cook 1931 1931 4 months
Raynor Frederick Barber 1900
East Dereham. Non resident
Reeve Miss F R Organist 1926 1942 Gressenhall
Reynolds Philip John Master 1868 1897 Children - Fanny, Charles. Former Reliving Officer Litcham District
Reynolds Beloy Ann Lucy Matron 1868 1896
Reynolds Charlotte Assistant to Matron 1874

Reynolds Fanny Schoolmistress 1879 1881 Masters daughter
Reynolds Miss E Clerical Assistant 1948

Rivers Miss E Schoolmistress 1896 1898
Rix Miss Organist 1943

Roach Frank Schoolmaster 1876 1879
Roberts Kate Assistant to Matron 1865 1870 Became Matron, Swaffham Union Workhouse
Roberts William Porter 1849 1851 Children - Catherine
Roberts Elizabeth Cook 1851

Robinson James Edward Master 1932 1935
Robinson Jane Matron 1932 1936 Retired
Robinson Percy George Porter 1903 1904
Robinson Mrs Emma Elizabeth Cook 1903 1904 Wife of Porter. Nee Deller
Rosling Walter Porter 1894 1896 Dismissed
Ross George Painter 1907

Rudd Robert Schoolmaster 1836 1838 Dismissed
Rudd Mary Schoolmistress 1836 1838 Dismissed for general misconduct
Rush William Pupil Teacher 1837

Sayer Miss F Organist
1921 Resigned
Scace Charlie Porter 1935

Scarnell Miss A N L Assistant to Matron
1932
Scraggs Robert William Master 1858 1868 Resigned through ill health
Scraggs Mary Ann Matron 1858 1868 Died Age 58 buried Dereham
Seaman William Pupil Teacher 1851

Seaman Mrs Laundress
1847 Discharges for misconduct
Skinner Elizabeth Martha Schoolmistress 1874 1879
Smith Thomas Tailor
1840 Deceased
Smith William Barber
1845 Dismissed
Smith Miss R Cleaner 1946

Southgate Charlotte Servant 1891 1893
Sparrow Charlotte Schoolmistress 1847 1848 became Charlotte Raph
Spinks Martha Ann Assistant to Matron 1897 1898
Spinks Mary Assistant to Matron 1903 1903 6 months
Spinks Martha Ann Cook 1897
Also General Assistant to Matron
Spurrel Mrs Infant Schoolmistress 1849

Stephenson Mis Mary Ann Infant Schoolmistress 1888 1890 4 months
Stibbard Minnie Cook 1900 1900 Wife of Labour Master
Stibbard Jessie Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1899 1900
Stibbard Mrs Minnie Laundress 1899
Also Cook
Stinson William Schoolmaster 1874
Assistant
Storey George Master 1911 1914
Storey Mary Ellen Matron 1911 1914
Stratton F Handyman 1939
Temporary
Susha Fanny Cook 1888

Sydenham Samuel W Porter 1929 1930
Symonds Robert Porter 1896 1898 Litcham
Symonds Miss V Laundry Maid/Hand 1946
Part Time
Symonds Miss M Cleaner 1946

Tanner James Thomas Master 1898 1899
Tanner Georgina Matron 1898 1899
Taylor Mary Ann Schoolmistress 1881 1882 ex teacher Dereham. Resigned
Thompson Miss Alice Cook 1931

Thurgill Obadiah Tailor 1892
ex inmate. Gressehall. Also did haircutting
Tice Edward Master 1836 1837
Tice Martha Matron 1836 1837
Tilney Margaret (Rose) Laundress 1847
ex inmate
Tovell Herbert Barber 1912 1916 Non resident.
Tye Augusta Servant
1897
Underwood Eliza Schoolmistress 1844 1845
Vincent James Workhouse Medical Officer 1847 1874
Vincent James Workhouse Medical Officer
1883
Vincent Henry Bird Workhouse Medical Officer 1883 1895 Died Nov 1895
Vout Miss J Seamstress 1939

Wade Stephen Master 1846 1850 Resigned through wife'
s ill health
Wade Sophia Matron 1846 1859 Resigned through ill health
Walker Basil Porter 1939

Walker Grace Kathleen R Cook 1939 1946 Wife of Porter
Warcup
Workhouse Medical Officer 1838 1840
Ward Emily Schoolmistress 1845 1847
Wardlow Mary Schoolmistress 1847 1847 2 months
Warnes George W Porter 1898 1898 5 months
Warnes Mrs Cook 1898 1898 5 months
Webster Miss Eva Cook 1934

Webster
Workhouse Medical Officer 1793

Wells John Porter 1839 1839 Discharged. Wife - Elizabeth
Wells W L Superintendent of Labour (Labour Master) 1935 1935 Temporary
Whelan George Francis Master 1843 1846
Whelan Emma Matron 1843 1846
White A E Master 1946
ex West Beckham
White Mrs C M Matron 1946

White Miss Leah Assistant to Matron 1908 1917
Whitehead Mrs Elizabeth Cook 1931 1934 Wife of Porter
Whithead Joseph Porter 1931 1934
Wigg Charlotte Schoolmistress 1849 1859 Late of Swaffron Walden Union. Resigned.
Wigge A M Laundryman
1946 Laundry hand
Wing Miss A C Cleaner 1948

Wing Miss D L Cleaner 1948

Winterbone Miss D Cleaner 1948

Worthington Miss J Laundry Maid/Hand 1946

Youngs Ann Schoolmistress 1844 1844 Discharged
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