Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Spalding Union, Lincolnshire, 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.
|James Lane||14||0||General debility||no.|
|James Buff||6||0||Old age||no.|
|Charles Pretty||17||0||General debility, and loss of a leg||workh. school.|
|Jonathan Duckars||10||0||General debility, and loss of an eye||workh. school.|
|Catherine Gordenby||9||0||Having an illegitimate child||no.|
|Ann Taylor||6||0||Old age||no.|
|William Woodcock||12||0||Sickness and old age||no.|
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