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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bath Union, Somerset, 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
Hannah Lyme209Imbecility of mindno.
Sarah Silk200Old ageno.
Charles Sparks200Lunaticno.
Eliza Lent190Imbecility of mindno.
Emma Sheppard179Lunacyno.
Samuel Rogers169Old ageno.
Mary Ann Lapham163Crippleno.
Dinah Tucker150Sicknessno.
Harriet Newman159Lunaticno.
Mary Kidwell149Old ageno.
Ann Silcox149Lunaticno.
Elizabeth Toghill130dittono.
Fanny Lapham136Idiotno.
Elizabeth Radford11t)Lunaticno.
Mary Ann Parsons120dittono.
Frederick Shepherd120Blindyes.
Ann Poole120Sicknessno.
Matilda Bindon120Lunaticno.
Mary Ann Phillips120Weak eyesno.
Elizabeth Taylor109Idiotno.
Thomas Ashman100dittono.
William Hibbert103Sicknessno.
Thomas Coward93Blindno.
William Sims90Weak mindedno.
Edwin Claridge96Idiotno.
Mary Ann Barnett96dittono.
Albert Reeves93Lost one legyes.
Charles Ball90Sicknessno.
Harriett Snooke80dittono.
Mary Webb80dittono.
Elizabeth Fry83Old ageno.
Samuel Shell80dittono.
Mary Ann Warren69Lunaticno.
Keziah Nichols76Idiotno.
Mary Ann Fennill66dittono.
Edwin Jeffery69Debilityno.
George Brown69Lunaticno.
Susannah Veal70Old ageno.
Harriet Richards70Sicknessno.
Sarah Baker69dittono.
Ann White60Old ageno.
Charles Powell60dittono.
Susan Powell60dittono.
Henry Cottle59Crippleno.
Charlotte Parfitt59Blindno.
Caroline Lear59Idiotno.
Ann Longford63Sicknessno.
Mercy Hyde56dittono.
Edward Sifton59Weak mindedno.
Sarah Atkins63Idiotno.
Henry Milsom63Debilityno.
William Dix63Old ageno.
Charlotte Lockyer60Imbecilityno.
Henry Buck53Crippleno.
Elizabeth Monis66Idiotno.
Ann Colston53Old ageno.
Thomas Bearde53dittono.
Mary Best50dittono.
Mary Cave56Sicknessno.
John Ball53Lunaticno.
Alfred Olive53Subject to fitsyes.

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