Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Caxton & Arrington 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
James Harradine70Idiotno.
George Carter120Infirmno.
James Edwards70dittono.
Eliza Gore160Scrofulayes.
Richard Hagger80Infirmno.
William White50Blindno.
Judy Watson80Infirmno.
John Pitt80Blindno.
Abraham Billings110Infirmno.
William Billings110dittono.
Maiden Lawson230Idiotno.
Lawrence Harris190Infirmno.
David Smith200Idiotno.
Alice Toseland200dittono.
Jane Worland50Infirmno.
Isaac Nash170Blindno.

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