Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Chipping Sodbury Union, Gloucestershire, 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
Joseph Sheppard120Old and infirmno.
John Stockwell60dittono.
Abel Summers100Idiotyes.
George Hunt70dittono.
James Rodway100Old and infirmno.
Thomas Rowland5.0dittono.
Hannah Bridgeman90Idiotno.
Margaret Feates120dittono.
Rebecca Messenger200dittono.
Charlotte Pritchard70Old and infirmno.
Elizabeth Cook (1)50Imbecileno.
Elizabeth Cook (2180Epilepsyno.

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