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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Eton Union, Buckinghamshire, 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
Mary Maddocks90Ulcerated legsno.
Sarah Turnock60General debilityno.
Jane Hatt130Blindno.
Charlotte Hunt230Paralysedno.
Mary Ann Cade170Dropsicalno.
Ann Nicholls60Old ageno.
Sarah Atkins140dittono.
Charlotte Gardiner230Weak mindno.
Mary Goodchild50Old ageno.
Ann Mattingley80Old ageno.
Ann Stevens100Crippled feet and legsno.
James Larkin150Weak mindno.
Joseph Moulder130Old ageno.
John Hawes190dittono.
Thomas Lovett60dittono.
John Coleman50dittono.
John Bailey50Bad feetno.
Thomas Stuart110Paralysedno.
Isaac Nicholls60Swelled legsno.
Thomas Bullock70Compound ruptureno.
Edward King50Ulcerated legsno.
Daniel Lovett130Fitsno.
William Barnett130Ulcerated legsno.
Robert Adams50Old ageno.
Joseph Peverill200dittono.
John Bateman50dittono.
Matthew Bamford200dittono.
James Smith230dittono.
Gilbert Healy80Blindno.
Henry Barnes50dittono.
Thomas Hinton60Lumbagono.

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