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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hartley Wintney 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.

William Hoar200Idiotworkhouse.
Eliza Cook240dittoworkhouse.
John Cook240Not able-bodiedworkhouse.
James Prince70Idiotno.
Ann Flowers50Unsound mindno.
Elizabeth Flowers100Not able-bodieddist. school.
Thomas Caesar160Fitsno.
Edward Ellis100Infirmno.
Robert Mulless170dittono.
Ann Bailey150Disabled from illnessworkhouse.
Harriett Harmsworth240dittono.
Martha Englefield100Weak in mindno.
Elizabeth Cranford200dittono.

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