Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bourne Union, Lincolnshire, 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.
|James Kettle||12||0||Scrofula; totally unable to perform any kind of work||workh. school.|
|Thomas King||14||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Robert Turner||20||0||Idiot; an order obtained for his admission in asylum||no.|
|Joseph Webdale||13||0||Aged, infirm, and partially blind||no.|
|James Howson||13||0||Unable to work in consequence of diseased bones in leg||no.|
|Richard King||14||0||Unable to work in consequence of ulcerated foot and leg||no.|
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