Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hollingbourne Union, Kent, 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
Benjamin Tovey120Infirmity from ageno.
Mary Kemp240Imbecility of mindno.
Sarah Fullagar110dittono.
William Jenner70Paralysisno.
John Burnett110Worn outno.
Sarah Artifold70Imbecility of mindno.
Richard Beard240Blindno.
Thomas Banks50Worn outno.
George Dale240Imbecility of mindno.
John Higgens70Worn outno.
Elizabeth Higgens160Illness, &c.no.
Sarah Record110Imbecility of mindno.
Ann Gillett120dittono.
Edward Mills100Worn outno.
John Sedgwick80Bad legsno.
Sarah Bottle60Worn outno.
William Couchman110dittono.
Harriet May90Rheumatic goutno.
William Millgate70Imbecility of mindno.
Daniel Sutherland80Worn outno.
James Ware90Bad. legsno.

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