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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Market Bosworth Union, Leicestershire, 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.

Mary Hopkins120A widow who unfortunately had a bastard childno.
Elizabeth Harris60A widow, left with a large family, and being of rather weak mind, was incapable of taking care of her familyno.
Joseph Plant50Lunatic, harmless; has been in asylumno.
John Carter210A harmless idiotno.
Ann Haywood130Imbecile, and of weak mindno.
Harriett Jowett70A crippleno.
William Mee60A lunatic, harmless; has been in asylumno.
Mary Jones90Imbecile, of weak mindno.

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