Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newhaven Union, Sussex, 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.
|John Teeling||24||6||Deformed and imbecile||not known.|
|William Duly||24||0||Of weak intellect||not known.|
|James Eager||24||6||ditto||not known.|
|Sarah Chapman||25||0||ditto||not known.|
|George Bennett||7||0||Old and infirm||no.|
|Caroline Greenyer||19||6||Weak intellect, and diseased legs||workh. school.|
|Clarissa Husecrof||24||6||Weak intellect||workh. school.|
|Mary Moppett||12||6||Weak intellect; idiotic||no.|
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