Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Tunstead and Happing Incorporation, Norfolk, 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.
|William Riches||10||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Sophia Cubitt||15||0||Dissolute character (has had three bastard children); unable to procure employment.||yes.|
|John Reynolds||8||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|James Shipley||8||0||Age and infirmity, and intemperance.||no.|
|Elizabeth Spatchett||7||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Benjamin Griffin||20||0||General bad health||no.|
|Thomas Howard||7||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
|Mason Peggs||6||0||Age and infirmity||no.|
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