Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Plomesgate Union, Suffolk, 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.

Hannah Curtis140Imbecileno.
Amos King150dittono.
Edward Woods210Idiotno.
William Turner100Imbecileno.
Emily Durrant60Idiotno.
John Stannard60Old ageno.
Hannah Bridges70Sicknessno.
Richard Garrett150Imbecileno.
Lucy Garrett60dittono.
Mary Davis140Old ageno.
Samuel Richardson60Scrofulano.
Maria Ward70Spinal affectionno.
William Burleigh200Imbecileno.
Geore m Dunn80Blindnessno.
Sarah Baldry110Sicknessno.
Charlotte Brown120Idiotno.
Henry Newson70Old ageno.

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