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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Glanford Brigg Union, Lincolnshire, 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.

Benjamin Moody120Idiocyno.
William Toft60Epilepsyno.
John Wright120Old age and infirmityno.
David Cockerill50Partially blindno.
George Andrew230Weak intellectyes.
William Colton60Lamenessno.
Richard Fowler 50Old age and lamenessno.
Ann Thompson80Epilepsyno.
Charlotte Gilliatt150Unable to maintain herselfno.
Eliza Kirkby230Weak intellectyes.
Susan Atkinson130Unable to maintain herself and illegitimate childrenno.

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