Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Stamford Union, Lincolnshire, 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.
|George Allen||11||0||Deformed, and lame||no.|
|Thomas Barlow||22||0||Deaf, dumb, and crippled||no.|
|William Elderkin||7||0||Old age, and subject to fits||no.|
|George Foister||7||0||Weak in holly and mind||no.|
|Ann Lightfoot||6||0||Age, and weak mind||no.|
|Thomas Marlow||12||0||Idiot from birth||no.|
|Simon Sharpe||12||0||Deformed, and aged||no.|
|Francis Tealby||16||0||Lame, and ruptured||no.|
|Joseph Oldham||6||0||Rheumatism, and ruptured||no.|
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