Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Montgomery and Pool (Forden) Union, Montgomeryshire, 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 Astley520A dumb idiotworkh. school.
Richard Evans120Nearly blindworkh. school.
John Thomas99Spinal disease, with curvatureno.
Richard Owen70Old and infirmno.
John Samuel56dittono.
David Francis96Idiotno.
Richard Jones89dittono.
Edward Davies80Old and infirmno.
Meredith Humphreys86dittono.
Sarah Bowen120Idiotno.
Solomon Owen199dittono.
John Owen176dittono.
Richard Jarman53Epileptic and paralyticnational school.
Mary Lawrence110Deaf and dumbdeaf and dumb school.
Thomas Edwards60Idiotno.
John Poulter120Old and infirmno.
Elizabeth Jones110dittono.
Thomas Lee60dittono.

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