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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Jane Waring240Weak intellect, and having illegitimate childrenno.
William Teal140Infirmities of ageno.
John Harris50dittono.
Thomas Davis90Crippleno.
Cornelius Fido150Old ageno.
Sarah Leach130Weak intellectno.
Thomas Jones60Old age, and lameness of wifeno.
Ann Jones60Old age and lameno.
Charles James120Weak intellect, and deformedno.
Jesse Hathaway200Idiotno.
James Spencer140Old age, and infirmitiesworkhouse.
Joseph Haynes80Old age, and a great dislike to workno.
Elizabeth Clark120Old ageno.
Thomas Townsend60dittono.
John Dowman90dittono.

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