Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Tonbridge Union, Kent, 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.
|Frederick Parker||6||0||An orphan and hospital patient||not known.|
|George Pocock||7||0||Idiotic||not known.|
|Thomas Manser||7||0||ditto||not known.|
|Thomas Wallis||9||0||Old and infirm||not known.|
|Isaac Batchelor||5||0||ditto||not known.|
|George Love||6||0||ditto||not known.|
|Ann Pope||5||0||Imbecile||not known.|
|Mary Kinchin||9||0||Blind and bedridden||not known.|
|Elizabeth Manner||5||0||Idiotic||not known.|
|Mary Moore||9||0||ditto||not known.|
|Sarah Skinner||7||0||Deaf and dumb||not known.|
|Eliza Combridge||6||0||Idiotic||not known.|
|Eliza Oliver||9||0||Bedridden and crippled||not known.|
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