Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bosmere and Claydon Union, Suffolk, 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
Eliza Maple120Infirmno.
William Clarke110dittono.
James Bristo60dittono.
George Phillips120dittono.
Mary English610dittono.
Eliza Turner130Idiotno.
Lucy Woods580Infirmno.
Mary Garrod60dittono.
Andrew Gower60dittono.
John Cousins50dittono.
Robert Barnesby110dittono.
Peter Jacob80Idiotno.
Lucy Jordan120dittono.
John Lee60Infirmdist. school.
Lydia Lee70dittodist. school.
David Finbow130Idiotno.
William Pettit90Infirmdist. school.
Eliza Chapman170Idiotno.
William Rush50Infirmno.
Mary Askew120Idiotno.

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