Long-term Workhouse Inmates in North Aylesford (Strood) Union, Kent, 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Ann Norriss230Crippleno.
Ann Lines230Idioticno.
Rebecca Corbin220dittono.
George Freeman140Crippleno.
Sarah Leopard120Idioticno.
Charlotte Ardley120dittono.
John Hopkins100Paralysedno.
Ann Inkpan100Idioticno.
Thomas Lidwell80Ulcerated legsno.
James Outred70Weak intellectno.
John Redgrave70dittono.
George Tassell60Asthmaticno.
Mary Carter190Bedriddenno.

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