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.
|George Astley||52||0||A dumb idiot||workh. school.|
|Richard Evans||12||0||Nearly blind||workh. school.|
|John Thomas||9||9||Spinal disease, with curvature||no.|
|Richard Owen||7||0||Old and infirm||no.|
|Edward Davies||8||0||Old and infirm||no.|
|Richard Jarman||5||3||Epileptic and paralytic||national school.|
|Mary Lawrence||11||0||Deaf and dumb||deaf and dumb school.|
|John Poulter||12||0||Old and infirm||no.|
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