Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Evesham Union, Worcestershire, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Mary Long220Deaf and dumbno.
Sarah Baker220Infirmno.
John Holtom220Idiotno.
Ann Smith200dittono.
Hannah Dones160Infirmno.
John Gunn150dittono.
Ann Gunn130Idiotno.
Sarah Ashley130dittono.
Sarah Smith100dittono.
Joseph Stewart80Dumbno.
William Marshall80Infirmno.
William Vickerage80Infirmno.
William Dyer70dittono.
Richard Davis70dittono.
Martha Jones70Illegitimate childrenno.
Thomas Smith70Infirmno.
John Beard70dittono.
Richard Wheeler70dittono.
Mary James70dittono.
Mary Ashwin70Idiotno.
Hannah Davis60Infirmno.
Elizabeth Parker60dittono.

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