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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Charlotte Antill108Idioticno.
Olive Workman207Deaf and dumbno.
Maria Workman54Insaneno.
Samuel Walker61Infirmno.
Hannah Fisher1310Idioticno.
Mary Lamb51Fitsno.
Thomas Parsons93Diseased legsno.
Ann Rice93Idioticno.
Harriett Bingle72Deaf and dumbno.
William Wynn170Idioticno.
John White105Crippled in both handsno.
George West511Infirmno.
John Vines2010dittono.
William Hill173Idioticno.
Harriett White94dittono.
Ethelinda Cother83Insaneno.
Thomas Poulston74Infirmno.
Charles Brinkworth60Idioticyes.
Ellen Bennett56dittono.
John Chandler50Infirmno.

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