Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Swansea Union, Glamorgan, 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
Eliza Davies130Dropsicalno.
William Rowland60Infirmityno.
John Jones50Imbecileno.
David Jenkins400dittono.
Ann Fowler50dittono.
Abraham Spooner420Blindno.
William Jones300Deaf and dumbno.
Mary Frim300Imbecileno.
Eliza Defoe200dittono.
Mary Thomas150dittono.
Evan Gammon50Paralysisno.
John Campbell50Infirmityno.
Jane Cornelius50Imbecileno.
Thomas Thomas50dittono.
Ann Hicks50Infirmityno.
William Harris50Imbecileno.
Margaret Gyle110Infirmityno.
Ann Richards120Imbecileno.
Ellen Thomas60Infirmityno.
David Thomas110dittono.
William Harris50Imbecileno.
Catherine Rees50dittono.
Margaret Long60dittono.
Mary Ryan50Infirmityno.
Dorothy Sullivan60dittono.
David Griffiths120dittono.
Sarah Edwards60Lunacyno.

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