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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bakewell Union, Derbyshire, 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.

Mary Lees60Deaf and dumbno.
Elizabeth Lees60dittono.
Elizabeth Orme220Imbecile and infirmno.
Mary Ann Knowles180Infirmyes.
Mary Coleman70Unable to maintain her child, and lameno.
Michael Oldfield80Deaf and dumbno.
Robert Thorpe90Imbecile and infirmno.
Mary Henstock90Imbecileyes.

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