Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Thame Union, Oxfordshire, 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.
|Susan Folley||10||0||Deserted by her father||no.|
|Mary Surman||18||0||Cripple, and infirm||no.|
|Mary Burnham||22||0||Two illegitimate children||no.|
|Eliza Burnham||14||0||Five illegitimate children||no.|
|Ann Hamp||14||0||Two illegitimate children||no.|
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