Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Winchester Union, Hampshire, 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
Thomas Pinner70Debility and old ageno.
Thomas Baverstock90dittono.
John Talbott60dittono.
Samuel Collins50dittono.
William Long70Debility and contracted fingersno.
James Cleft200Imbecilityno.
Emily Miller60dittono.
Ann Paice60dittono.
Sarah Groves100dittono.
Clara Bramble60dittono.
Mary Lewington140Debility and old ageno.
Mary Twynam60dittono.
Harriet Pitters50dittono.
Henry Legg60dittono.

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