Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Caistor Union, Lincolnshire, 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.

Ann Skelton140Age and infirmity; imbecileno.
John Johnson200dittono.
William Robinson160Lame; imbecileno.
Harriet Bust200Imbecileno.
Mildred Hardy200Age and infirmity; imbecileno.
Elizabeth Rowson200Lame; imbecileno.
Sarah Bainton170Imbecileno.
William Winter200dittono.
Mary Quickfall200dittono.
William Barton60Age and infirmityno.
Mary Jane Coulbeck160Lameno.
Elizabeth Nuttall70Lame and agedno.
Mary Davy80Imbecile and agedno.

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