Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bishop's Stortford Union, Hertfordshire, 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.
|David Brenchley||5||0||Unable to support himself; has been a farmer in good circumstances.||no.|
|William Hart||5||0||Almost blind, and aged||no.|
|Ann Coxall||6||0||Widow; no home, and not able to support herself.||no.|
|Mary Ann Seabourn||6||0||Very infirm and aged||no.|
|Joshua Griggs||6||0||Bad eyes, and unable to maintain himself.||no.|
|James Biscoe||7||0||Old age and sickness||no.|
|Reginald Nash||8||0||Old and infirm||no.|
|George Harris||11||0||Old age and sickness||no.|
|Jacob Bayford||14||0||Old ago||no.|
|Thomas Batt||15||0||Bad legs, &c.||no.|
|Mary Lilly||18||0||Old and infirm, withered arm||no.|
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