Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Tunstead and Happing Incorporation, 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
William Riches100Age and infirmityno.
Mary Sexton120dittono.
Sophia Cubitt150Dissolute character (has had three bastard children); unable to procure employment.yes.
John Reynolds80Age and infirmityno.
James Shipley80Age and infirmity, and intemperance.no.
Elizabeth Spatchett70Age and infirmityno.
Benjamin Griffin200General bad healthno.
Thomas Howard70Age and infirmityno.
Mason Peggs60Age and infirmityno.
William Salmon70dittono.
Charles Peggs60dittono.

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