Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Lymington 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.

Stephen Mansbridge180Blindnessno.
George Rowe140Weak mindedno.
William Rann120Old ageno.
Thomas Cutler100dittono.
Sarah Chandler120Weak mindedno.
Mary Lawrence70A crippleno.
Thomas Burton400Weak mindedno.
Mary Ann Burton400dittono.
Sarah Foster200dittono.
George Green120Debility and old ageno.
James Jenks160dittono.
Jane Parker120Debilityno.
Richard Plowman120Weak mindedno.
William Woodford120Old age and illnessno.
George Baker60Weak mindedno.
Ann Colbourne200dittono.
Clara Cbeddell190Deafnessno.
Francis Brown70Weak mindedno.

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