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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bury St Edmunds Union, Suffolk, 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.

Barnabus Turpin80Rheumatism, with old ageno.
Benjamin Nice150Very lame, with old ageno.
Jacob Peck200Partially disabled, with old ageno.
Sarah Reach190Intemperate habitsno.
Frances Morriss100Subject to fits of deranged intellectno.
Louisa Simmonds80Very lame; unable to standno.
Anne Smith70Weak intellectno.
Ann Hammond70dittoyes.
Matilda Burton170dittoyes.

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