Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Southwell Union, Nottinghamshire, 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
Henrietta Aram100Weak mindno.
James Barnes280Idiocyno.
Thomas Harvey90Paralyzedno.
Richard Renshaw100Rupturedno.
Fanny Hall240Weak mindno.
Elizabeth Clark240dittono.
Susan Elvidge240Idiocyno.
George Doubleday60Paralyzedno.
Sarah Briggs50Illegitimate children to maintainno.
Mary Ellis120Weak mindno.
Elizabeth Driver70Old ageno.
Sarah Ward180Idiocyno.
Ellen Newstead180Paralyzedno.
Matilda Mellors60Idiocyno.
Elizabeth Potter60Old ageno.
Elizabeth Rhodes100Idiocyno.

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