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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newcastle-under-Lyme Union, Staffordshire, 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.

James Johnson170Weak mindno.
William Watson100Rupturedno.
Joseph Wakelin170Fitsno.
John Rowe50Aged and infirmno.
Elizabeth Ashley220Weak mindno.
Hannah Ashley220dittono.
Elizabeth Pepper200Infirm from ageno.
Sarah Meadon80Weak mindno.
Sarah Dobson70dittono.
Ann Harding60dittono.
Ann Key60Asthmano.
Sarah Cooper50Aged and infirmno.

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