Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Foleshill Union, Warwickshire, 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
George Lewis140Imbecility of body and mindno.
William Lewis140dittono.
John Lowe130dittono.
Hugh Gilbert60dittono.
George Richards90Imbecility of bodyno.
Richard Darlison50dittono.
Joseph Plover50dittono.
John Atkins60dittono.
James Beale60dittono.
Isaac Baker100dittono.
George Twigger50dittono.
Phoebe Lee50dittono.
Phoebe Morris120Imbecility of mindno.
Elizabeth Butler180Imbecility of bodyno.
Ann Oldhams300dittono.

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