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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in East Ashford Union, Kent, 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.

John Crouch80Weak in mindno.
James Crouch100Age and infirmityno.
J. Silk Epps60Bad Legsdist. school.
John Pepper100Age and infirmitydist. school.
Sarah Elvey240Weak in mindno.
Grace Solley240Blindno.
Daniel Shilling80Age and infirmityno.
William Ruck110dittono.
Charlotte Hams110dittono.
Stephen Kennett80dittodist. school.
Edward Ditcher90dittono.
Elias Price160Blindno.
Dinah Longley240Idiotno.
Catherine Wright50dittodist. school.
Maria Luckhurst240Weak in mindno.
James Amos210Age and infirmityno.
John Crow190Blindno.
Frances Dann160Weak in minddist. school.
Charles Linken50Illdist. & workh. school.

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