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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in King's Lynn Union, Norfolk, 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.

John Dolby90Rheumatismno.
Frank Crisp80dittono.
William Gricks60Lamenessno.
James Johnson70Lamenessno.
William Brereton100Old ageno.
Dinah Jickling160Idiotno.
Thomas Bacon240dittono.
Maria Coxall130Imbecileno.
Thomas Lines150Idiotno.
Sarah Pointer60Imbecileno.
Mary Balls270dittono.
Rachael Dixon600Idiotno.
Mary Woodrow70Imbecileno.
Hannah Jickling160Old ageno.

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