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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Barrow-upon-Soar Union, Leicestershire, 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
John Branson220Atrophy of one sideno.
Charles Harrison70Idioticno.
John Leake80Infirmity from ageno.
Joseph Orton100dittono.
Alice Taylor160Idioticno.
James Cooper120Infirmity from ageno.
William Moseley60dittono.
William Shaw80dittono.
John Peal80Diseased spineno.
Henry Everett120Infirmity from ageno.
Thomas Draper70dittono.
Ann Read100dittono.
James Woodford100dittono.

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