Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Fordingbridge 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.

James Kenchington70From old ageno.
Isaac Witt60Subject to fitsno.
John Cheater160Old ageno.
John Henning270Idioticalno.
William White210dittono.
William Oates110Old ageno.
Eli Blandford140Weak intellectno.
John Lawrence130dittono.
Sophia Candy240Loss of legno.
Elizabeth Kimber190Idioticalno.
Charlotte Dyer190dittono.

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