Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stamford 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
George Allen110Deformed, and lameno.
Thomas Barlow220Deaf, dumb, and crippledno.
William Elderkin70Old age, and subject to fitsno.
George Foister70Weak in holly and mindno.
Ann Lightfoot60Age, and weak mindno.
Thomas Marlow120Idiot from birthno.
William Marlow120dittono.
Simon Sharpe120Deformed, and agedno.
Francis Tealby160Lame, and rupturedno.
Joseph Oldham60Rheumatism, and rupturedno.

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