Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Ely 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.
|George Household||22||0||Imbecility of mind||no.|
|William Okey||9||0||Old age and general infirmity||no.|
|Sarah Jeffery||11||0||Imbecility of mind||no.|
|William Fields||6||0||Old age and general infirmity||no.|
|Mary Lee||9||0||Imbecility of mind||no.|
|Sarah Hawkes||6||0||Deaf and dumb||yes.|
|Mary Hatch||9||0||Imbecility of mind||no.|
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