Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Aston Union, Warwickshire, 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.

Eliza Jones100Partially a crippleno.
Amelia Dunn120Weak intellectno.
Eliza Cockerill60Epilepsyno.
William Bruton-0Paralysisno.
John Preston-0dittono.
Elizabeth Tompkins200Infirmityno.
Eliza Brown60Epilepsyno.
William Fisher120Age and infirmityno.
William Hill100Weak intellectno.
William Dwyer150dittono.
William Joy200dittono.
Sarah Tootal70Loss of an armno.

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