Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Lewes Union, Sussex, 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.
|Caroline Champion||47||0||Weak of intellect|
|Sarah Roberts||28||0||Old age and infirmity|
|Joseph Larkin||9||0||Old age, and partly blind|
|Ann Deacon||6||0||Old age|
|Edward Rusbridge||20||0||Old age, and a cripple|
|Edward Fox||7||0||Old age and Infirmity|
|Stephen Lewry||6||0||Old age|
|Thomas Morley||5||0||Old age|
|William Walker||44||0||Weak of intellect|
|John Taylor||13||0||Old age|
|Thomas Ellis||15||0||A cripple, and quite disabled.|
|John Willis||9||0||Old age|
|James Hillman||5||0||Old age and Infirmity|
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