Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bromsgrove Union, Worcestershire, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Edward Shaw80Age and infirmityno.
John Griffin70dittono.
William Dipple50dittono.
Joseph Harris160Paralysisno.
Thomas Weaver140dittono.
Alexander Clarke50dittono.
Richard James50dittono.
Joseph Webb60dittono.
Benjamin Berresford100Idiocyno.
James Hill120dittono.
William Foxhall90dittoworkhouse.
Mary Gibbs90Age and infirmityno.
Hannah Kirk200Fitsno.
Sarah Andrews160Idiocyno.
Charlotte Parsonage200dittono.
Hannah Waldron200dittono.
Ann Hemming200dittono.
Maria Hill120dittono.
Hannah Randle120dittono.
Eliza Houghton90Idiocyno.
Mary Smith200dittono.
Mary Allen120dittono.
Elizabeth Smith200dittono.
Elizabeth George50dittono.
Mary Perkins150Blindno.

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