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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stafford Union, Staffordshire, 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.

John Mills230Idiotno.
Mary Aston200dittono.
Thomas Parker100Old ageno.
Daniel Alsop80dittono.
Robert Elsmore230Blindno.
William Fradley140Infirmityno.
William Wright220dittono.
Elizabeth Hand230Insaneno.
Henry Holford50Infirmityno.
Jane Worthington130Idiotno.
Mary Bentley200Insaneno.
Henry Crutchley80Idiotno.
Ann Devall60dittono.
Alfred Gilbert110dittono.
John Hughes140Infirmityno.
Robert Heywood60dittono.
William Moore180Old ageno.
Isabella Myall50Insaneno.
Joseph Snape120Blindno.
Sarah Shallcross180Insaneno.
George Shaw170Idiotno.
Ann Lymer100dittono.
John Boyle70Infirmityno.
Joseph Bull60Lost a leg and an armno.
Jane Fairbanks100Insaneno.
Thomas James70Idiotno.
James Rourk50Old and infirmno.
Ann Williams160dittono.
Harriet Smith170Idiotno.
Ann Biddulph150Old and infirmno.
Catherine Hall70Idiotno.

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