Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Mitford and Launditch Union, Norfolk, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
William Gould60Aged and infirmno.
George Rose260Idiotno.
Robert Plummer180Aged and infirmno.
John Mann120dittono.
Robert Newell70dittono.
John Martin130Idiotunknown.
John Bone60Imbecileunknown.
Daniel Ralling150Idiotunknown.
John King250dittounknown.
Henry Hillng110dittounknown.
Matthew Yaxley150Paralysedno.
Butcher Bird110dittono.
Sarah Forby210Idiotunknown.
Hannah Rayner140dittounknown.
Susannah Catton80A widow, with three legitimate children, and one bastard child.no.

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