Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Catherington Union, Hampshire, 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.
|Joseph Edney||12||0||Old age||no.|
|George Smith||15||0||A complete cripple||no.|
|William Carpenter||14||0||Cripple, with bad legs||no.|
|Martha Parr||22||0||Rupture, admitted with two bastard children.||no.|
|Emma Martin||15||0||Admitted with two bastard children, now subject to fits.||no.|
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