Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Southampton Incorporation, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Thomas Attrill52Old age and infirmityno.
William Batt120Imbecileworkh. school.
Henry Bennett81Dislocated legno.
Edward Bull610Old age and infirmityno.
George Clark120Weak mindno.
Caroline Etheridge120Subject to fitsno.
William Edward103Old age and infirmityno.
Hannah Fitzpatrick54Asthmano.
Elizabeth Gorden81Imbecileno.
Margaret Hounsey120Old age and infirmityno.
Elizabeth Hart73Idioticno.
Rhoda Huntley61dittono.
Henry Haynes66Crippleno.
Honor Judd120Subject to fitsno.
George King62Old age and infirmityno.
James Kinchington52Deaf, and nearly blindno.
Mary Ann Lockyer51Imbecileno.
Richard Lambert94Old age and infirmityno.
Ann Milverton54Bad legsno.
Sarah March120Old age and infirmityno.
Thomas Mintram120Imbecileworkh. school.
Elizabeth Occleford65Old age and infirmityno.
Jabez George Pearce72Defective speechno.
Thomas Pope61Paralysisno.
George Reed120Goutno.
Mary Rothery71Crippleno.
Charles Smith74Old age and infirmityno.
Sophia Smith83Ill healthno.
George Steel71Unsound mindno.
Charles Turner120Imbecileworkh. school.
John Wallis120Old age and infirmityno.
Mary West120Blindworkh. school.
William West120Old age and infirmityno.

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