Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Barnet Union, Hertfordshire, 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.
|Thomas Turner||8||1||Permanent lameness||no.|
|Jan Young||7||7||Partial loss of vision||dist. school.|
|John Brill||21||10||Deformity of lower limbs||no.|
|Richard Chalker||14||9||ditto||dist. school.|
|Edwin Childs||5||9||Disease of hip joint||workhouse.|
|Caroline Kirby||13||0||Paralysis||dist. school.|
|Sarah Ward||5||5||Infirm from old age (90 years)||dist. school.|
|Mary Gray||10||8||Disease of the womb||dist. school.|
|Ann Clapham||18||3||Idiotcy||dist. school.|
|Phoebe Prosser||17||2||Weak intellect||dist. school.|
|Ann Bush||12||9||Old ulcer of leg||dist. school.|
|Mary Dean||14||8||General debility||no.|
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