Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Brixworth Union, Northamptonshire, 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 Foster||23||0||Idiot, and unable to work||no.|
|William Walden||5||6||Infirmity, and unable to work||no.|
|Esther Kinchin||23||0||Subject to fits, and unable to work.||no.|
|Dorcas Mulligan||8||6||A cripple, and has no friends to look after her.||no.|
|Alice Johnson||7||3||Weak mind. and has an illegitimate child.||no.|
|Naomi Cooper||11||6||Idiot, and unable to take care of herself.||no.|
|Martha Bradshaw||5||3||Weak mind, and unable to work||no.|
|Elizabeth Butlin||12||3||Idiot, and incapable of taking care of herself.||no.|
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