Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Camberwell Parish, Surrey, 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.
|Sophia Bagley||10||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Samuel Holding||20||0||Paralysis and old age||no.|
|Richard Hinton||7||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Sarah Jackson||12||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Thomas Kelly||18||0||Old age and infirmity||no.|
|Sarah Elizabeth Smith||6||0||Deaf and dumb||no.|
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