Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Tendring Union, Essex, 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
Joseph Brazier50Speechlessno.
Elizabeth Steady200Imbecilityno.
Francis Jowers80Old age and infirmityno.
John Smith180Imbecilityno.
William Keeble60Infirmityno.
John Borrett Smith120dittono.
William Hines70dittono.
Elizabeth Bird60Epilepsyno.
John Maskell170Infirmityno.
Mary Ann Saxby120Deformityworkh. school.
Mary Ann Garnham90dittoworkh. school.
Susan Church60Partial disabilityworkh. school.
Daniel Manning100Infirmityno.
Thomas Flowerdee140Old age and infirmityno.
Isaac Mills70Blindnessno.
John Garnham70Infirmityno.
John Snell80Infirmity and deficient sightno.
Sarah Sorrell100Imbecilityno.
William Southgate120dittono.
John Pratt90Infirmityno.
William Clark60dittono.

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