Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Reigate Union, Surrey, 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.
|Richard Burrell||7||0||Totally infirm||no.|
|Benjamin Brown||6||0||Partially infirm||no.|
|Hannah Staves||25||0||Totally infirm (idiot)||no.|
|Thomas Martingale||6||0||ditto (idiot)||workh. school.|
|Caroline Gilliam||5||0||Partially infirm||workh. school.|
|George Piper||9||0||Totally infirm||no.|
|William Chilman||16||0||Partially infirm||no.|
|Mary Webb||20||0||Totally infirm||no.|
|Martha Percival||9||0||Partially infirm||no.|
|Elizabeth Miles||8||0||ditto||workh. school.|
|James Baker||7||0||Totally infirm||no.|
|William Nixon||8||0||Partially infirm||no.|
|Mary Ann Potter||11||0||ditto (deaf and dumb)||no.|
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