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 Turpin||8||0||Rheumatism, with old age||no.|
|Benjamin Nice||15||0||Very lame, with old age||no.|
|Jacob Peck||20||0||Partially disabled, with old age||no.|
|Sarah Reach||19||0||Intemperate habits||no.|
|Frances Morriss||10||0||Subject to fits of deranged intellect||no.|
|Louisa Simmonds||8||0||Very lame; unable to stand||no.|
|Anne Smith||7||0||Weak intellect||no.|
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