Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Lexden & Winstree Union, Essex, 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.

James Drane80Old ageno.
Jemima Ratcliff140dittono.
David Daw180dittono.
Abraham Barrell70dittono.
Henry Ramsey60dittono.
Charlotte Arnold180Weak mindno.
John Brown90Old ageno.
Mary Scott170Weak mindno.
John Potter70Old ageno.
Sarah Anderson80dittono.
Hannah Balls100Weak mindno.
Thomas Cansdale200dittono.

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