Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stow-on-the-Wold Union, Gloucestershire, 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.
|Jane Waring||24||0||Weak intellect, and having illegitimate children||no.|
|William Teal||14||0||Infirmities of age||no.|
|Cornelius Fido||15||0||Old age||no.|
|Sarah Leach||13||0||Weak intellect||no.|
|Thomas Jones||6||0||Old age, and lameness of wife||no.|
|Ann Jones||6||0||Old age and lame||no.|
|Charles James||12||0||Weak intellect, and deformed||no.|
|James Spencer||14||0||Old age, and infirmities||workhouse.|
|Joseph Haynes||8||0||Old age, and a great dislike to work||no.|
|Elizabeth Clark||12||0||Old age||no.|
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