Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Malling Union, Kent, 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.
|Francis Pett||9||0||Debility from old age||no.|
|John Sanders||10||0||Irreducible hernia||no.|
|Thomas Dunton||6||0||Debility from old age||no.|
|James Skinner||11||0||Debility from old age||no.|
|James Rolfe||5||0||Debility from old age||no.|
|William Waghorn||6||0||Ulcerated legs||no.|
|Elizabeth Parramore||24||0||Ulcerated legs||no.|
|Mary Ann Clements||15||0||Epilepsy||no.|
|Peggy Hubbard||24||0||Chronic hepatic disease||no.|
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