Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Horncastle Union, Lincolnshire, 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.
|Joseph Smith||21||0||Imbecile from birth||no.|
|James Swallow||10||0||Extreme deafness||no.|
|Thomas Turner||18||0||Imbecile from birth||no.|
|Hezekiah Lings||6||0||Old age; very infirm||no.|
|William Bottrill||16||0||Lame; weak intellect||no.|
|Stephen Plumtree||5||0||Old age; very infirm||no.|
|James Broxholme||5||0||A cripple from birth||no.|
|Eliza Emerson||22||0||Imbecile from birth||no.|
|Mary Dennis||9||0||Old age||no.|
|Sarah Baker||9||0||Weak intellect; has two bastard children||no.|
|Harriet Blades||9||0||Imbecile from birth||no.|
|Hannah Benton||6||0||Weak intellect; has three bastard children||no.|
|Ann Mayfield||10||0||Weak intellect; very deaf||no.|
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