Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stroud 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.
|Olive Workman||20||7||Deaf and dumb||no.|
|Thomas Parsons||9||3||Diseased legs||no.|
|Harriett Bingle||7||2||Deaf and dumb||no.|
|John White||10||5||Crippled in both hands||no.|
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