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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Newtown and Llanidloes Union, Montgomeryshire, 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.

Ann Pryce100Idioticno.
Hester Jones190dittono.
Elizabeth Evans110dittono.
Mary Ann Pryce100dittono.
Ann Owen140dittono.
Hannah Thomas50Old age and blindno.
Mary Jerman110Sicknessdist. school.
David Jerman110Illegitimate, and sickness of motherworkh. school.
Ruth Nicholas140Idioticno.
Mary Owen100Illegitimate; mother desertedworkh. school.
Mary Ann Williams100dittoworkh. school.
William Davies50dittoworkh. school.
Thomas Williams100dittoworkh. school.
Samuel Owen50dittoworkh. school.
Walter Corbett70Parents desertedworkh. school.
Thomas Jones60Illegitimate; mother desertedworkh. school.
Charles Ashton50Orphanworkh. school.

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