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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Samford 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.

Mary Simpson550Infirmityno.
Mary Clarke120dittono.
Martha Welham120Blindnessno.
Mary Sharman320Mental affectionno.
Lucy Cooper140Idiotcyno.
William Chapman400Paralysisno.
John Warren80Idiotcyno.
John Stopher220dittono.
Robert Whinney80dittono.
Samuel Ratcliff110Blindnessno.
Henry Grimwood70Infirmityno.
Samuel Grimwood50dittono.
Samuel Beales360Dumbness and deafnessno.
Ann Beales360dittono.
Eliza Sharman80Defective intellectno.
George Norman80Infirmityno.

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