Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Cambridge Union, Cambridgeshire, 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
William Sully70A crippleno.
Robert Spray90Infirmno.
Stacey Gee80dittono.
John Layton90dittono.
William Taylor100dittono.
William Cain80dittono.
Daniel Moore60dittono.
Elizabeth Moore60dittono.
Arthur Norris80dittono.
Jonathan Swann170dittono.
George Kent100dittono.
Adams Hodson60A crippleno.
Sarah Smith70Infirmno.
Mary Parker90Infirmno.
Hitson Newman100dittono.
Ellen Macwatt70Fitsno.
Emma Dunn190Idiotno.
Rebecca Peachey200dittono.
Mary Mason60Infirmno.
William Stokes80dittono.
Elizabeth Powell80Two illegitimate childrenno.
William Dawkins200Idiotno.
Elizabeth Cowell70Infirmno.
William Rust70dittono.
Jane Picken70dittono.

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