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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Grantham 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.

Mary Askew60Infirmityno.
Benjamin Brown100Subject to fitsno.
Ann Burton230Idiotno.
Zachariah Briggs120Deaf and Dumbno.
Charles Critch100Infirmityno.
James Crowson80Out of work; has become very infirmno.
Ann Damson230Idiotworkh. school.
William Dobbs80Subject to fitsno.
Benjamin Henson140dittono.
Mary Howes60Infirmityno.
William Perry80dittono.
Samuel Perry90dittono.
Susan Ponton230Idiotno.
John Rawlinson100Infirmityno.
John Rudd140dittono.
Robert Simmond60dittono.
Elizabeth Varlow230Idiotworkh. school.
John Worthington90dittono.

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