Long-term Workhouse Inmates in St Albans Union, Hertfordshire, 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.
|Samuel Kemp||6||0||Old age||no.|
|Sarah Simpson||11||0||Came from old workhouse, Redhourn||no.|
|Elizabeth Andrews||8||0||Subject to fits, and destitute||no.|
|Sarah Morris||18||0||Bad health, which continues||no.|
|William Gladman||20||0||Aged, and bad legs||no.|
|Thomas Osman||6||0||Old age||no.|
|Esther Seeby||6||0||Blind and destitute||no.|
|Susan Irons||10||0||Blind and destitute||no.|
|James Mitchell||5||0||Aged and destitute||no.|
|Thomas Hull||7||0||Bad eyes and destitute||no.|
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