Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wareham Union, Dorset, 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.
|Eliza Elms||14||0||Pregnancy, and afterwards paralysis||no.|
|Hannah Card||6||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Mary Ann Pitman||6||0||Weak mind||district school.|
|Emma Toms||12||0||Parents dead; suffering from cutaneous disease||union school.|
|Charles Landers||12||0||Rheumatics||private school.|
|Thomas Ridcat||14||0||Blind||district school.|
|William Guy||8||0||Cripple||district school.|
|John Edwards||13||0||Bad legs||district school.|
|George Snooks||10||0||Paralysis||national school.|
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