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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Melton Mowbray 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.

Sarah Anderson100Lunaticno.
Elizabeth Burbidge50Idiotno.
Charlotte Britton80dittono.
Edward Burbidge60dittono.
Mary Clay60Old ageno.
John Foister80Idiotno.
Ann Flint60Two bastard childrenno.
Betty Howett70Old ageno.
Rhoda Hutchinson50Idiotno.
Charlotte Kemp80Imbecilityno.
Elizabeth Skerritt50Old ageno.
Ann Stafford160Deformedno.
Ann Smith60Old ageno.

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