Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Norwich Union, Norfolk, 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
Mary Burrell149Imbecileno.
Thomas Bray53Infirmno.
Mary Ann Clark126Imbecileno.
Noah Clements76Infirmno.
John Claphamson66Imbecileno.
George Elliot63Infirmno.
James Green126dittono.
Samuel Howlett89dittono.
Sarah Newby459Idiotyes.
Amelia Palmer170dittono.
James Richardson50Infirm and lameno.
Richard Scarnett236Imbecileno.
Thomas Southgate230Epilepticyes.
Mary Ann Sutliffe79Infirmno.
William Tubby196Idiotno.
Robert Thwaites59dittono.
Maria West69dittono.

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