Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Cardigan Union, Cardiganshire, 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.
|Evan Lloyd||16||0||Old age||no.|
|Simon Thomas||11||0||Subject to fits||no.|
|Hannah James||5||0||Deserted by her husband||dist. school.|
|Sarah Davies||5||0||ditto||dist. school.|
|Elinor Thomas||5||0||Orphan||workh. school.|
|Elizabeth Thomas||5||0||ditto||workh. school.|
|John Owens||9||0||ditto||workh. school.|
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