Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wangford Union, Suffolk, 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.

William Holland400Idiotno.
Mary Wiggett110Infirmno.
Anna Carter90Epileptic fitsyes.
Elizabeth Hannah200Paralysisno.
William Knighton50Infirmno.
Maria Cable130Weak intellectyes.
Samuel Baldry50Infirmno.
Samuel Gooch310Idiotno.
James Mills100Infirmno.
Francis Gant50dittono.
Martha Covell340dittono.
Anne Woolnough400Idiotno.
Eleanor Skinner70Infirmno.

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