Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Tamworth Union, Staffordshire, 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.
|Benjamin Brown||8||0||Age and infirmity||dist. school.|
|William Pickering||6||0||Infirmity||dist. school.|
|Thomas Barnes||12||0||Weak minded||workh. school.|
|Samuel Lysons||11||0||Paralysis||workh. school.|
|James Shelton||19||0||ditto||dist. school.|
|Samuel Sutton||10||0||Age and infirmity||dist. school.|
|Diana Dale||45||0||Weak minded||dist. school.|
|Sarah Sidwells||18||0||ditto||dist. school.|
|Caroline Smith||7||0||Cripple, and weak minded|
|Hannah Gilbert||8||0||Weak minded||dist. school.|
|Ellen Wright||8||0||Cripple, and weak minded|
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