Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Market Bosworth Union, Leicestershire, 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.
|Mary Hopkins||12||0||A widow who unfortunately had a bastard child||no.|
|Elizabeth Harris||6||0||A widow, left with a large family, and being of rather weak mind, was incapable of taking care of her family||no.|
|Joseph Plant||5||0||Lunatic, harmless; has been in asylum||no.|
|John Carter||21||0||A harmless idiot||no.|
|Ann Haywood||13||0||Imbecile, and of weak mind||no.|
|Harriett Jowett||7||0||A cripple||no.|
|William Mee||6||0||A lunatic, harmless; has been in asylum||no.|
|Mary Jones||9||0||Imbecile, of weak mind||no.|
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