Long-term Workhouse Inmates in New Forest Union, Hampshire, 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.
|Charlotte Hatch||20||0||Of weak mind||no.|
|George Weston||16||0||Cripple||workh. school.|
|Charlotte Broomfield||15||0||Of weak mind||workh. school.|
|Lancelot Lotten||10||0||Deaf and dumb||workh. school.|
|Charles White||9||0||Weak eyes||no.|
|William Head||9||0||Infirmity and rupture||no.|
|Sarah Eckton||8||0||Of weak mind||no.|
|Benjamin Gregory||7||0||Cripple, and subject to fits||workh. school.|
|Stephen Cull||6||0||Imbecile, and subject to fits||no.|
|Maria Butler||23||0||Of weak mind||no.|
|Joseph Baker||15||0||Deafness and infirmity||no.|
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