Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newport Union, Monmouthshire, 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
Thomas Harris120Nearly blindno.
John Baker90Not able-bodiedno.
Charles Redwood50Rheumatismno.
Henry Morgan120Old ageno.
John Nicholls130Dislocated ancleno.
Thomas Phillips120Old ageno.
Philip Leonard120dittono.
Thomas Lewis70Infirmno.
John Powell60dittono.
James Jones120dittono.
William Williams90dittono.
David Morgan90dittono.
William Davies110dittono.
Thomas Jones100Scrofulano.
William Evans60Blindno.
Joshua Morgan110Paralysedno.
William Francis60Rheumatismno.
Walter James110Infirmno.
Evan Evans50dittono.
Susan Morgan60Not able-bodiedno.
Mary Marshall110Infirmno.
Ann Edwards120Paralysedno.
Grace Davies120Infirmno.
Sarah Phillips130dittono.
Mary Daniel110Unhealthyno.
Elizabeth Hopkins60Infirmno.
Mary Jones170Unhealthyno.
M. A. Jones70Nearly blindno.
Ann Barrett50Infirmno.
Elizabeth Francis70Rheumatismno.
Margaret Jones90Unhealthyno.

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