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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Wolverhampton Union, Staffordshire, 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 Blunt110Aged and infirmno.
John Broom160dittono.
William Capper100Dumb; weak intellectworkh. school.
Emma Craddock100Weak intellectno.
John Davis100Infirmno.
Joseph Green130Weak minded; epilepticno.
Andrew Hartland140dittono.
Ann Manley90Two children dependent upon her; deserted by husbandno.
David Nicholls150Weak mindedno.
James Pitt90dittono.
Walter Perry130dittono.
Charlotte Spencer160dittono.
Thomas Stokes120dittono.
Alice Sturmey90dittono.
John Thompson96Aged and infirmno.
John Wilson100Weak, sightno.
Mary Ann Smith120Weak mindedno.
Peter Smallwood106Weak sightno.
John Higgins80Aged and infirmno.
Mary Blakemore90Blindno.
Edward Cooke76Paralysedno.
Maria Jackson70Weak mindedno.
William Chattaway50dittono.
Joseph Glover50Infirmno.
Sarah Banks90Epilepticno.
Sarah Axham70Weak mindedno.
John Allen190Aged and infirmno.
Elizabeth Bishop200Idiotno.
Thomas Cooper90Lameno.
Ann Kendrick80Weak mindedno.
Susannah Steadman120dittono.
Elizabeth Timmins90Weak minded; epilepticno.
Sophia Timmins90dittono.
Mary Timmins70Weak mindedno.
Joseph Wheeler180Lameno.
Thomas Wild100Weak mindedno.
David Humphries70dittono.
John Furguson60Aged and infirmno.
Ann Harper50Bedriddenno.
Joseph Kent80Family dependent upon him, and agedno.
Edward Grovenor50Idiotno.
Ellen Titley50dittono.
Ann Stapleton150Aged and infirmno.
Mary Stanton50dittono.
Mary Moore80dittono.
John Hill60dittono.
Ann Hill60dittono.
John Bowen50Weak mindedno.
Eliza Savage50dittono.

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