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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Havant 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.

Maria Rummy320Paralysis 
Charlotte Pratt220Idiot 
Ann Royal70ditto 
Fanny Dent60ditto 
Sophia Veal80ditto 
Rebecca Cater60Age 
Hannah Bleach160ditto 
Mary Ann Seneen60ditto 
James Whale130Blind 
William Bennett60Illness 
George Leggett170Paralysis 
William Snell60Blind 
William Wells60Age 
George Garnett130Idiot 
George Case100Lame 
Richard Sharp80Age 

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