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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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Richard Christian240Idiotno.
James Kettle120Scrofula; totally unable to perform any kind of workworkh. school.
Thomas King140Aged and infirmno.
Robert Turner200Idiot; an order obtained for his admission in asylumno.
Joseph Webdale130Aged, infirm, and partially blindno.
James Howson130Unable to work in consequence of diseased bones in legno.
William Hargrave220Idiotno.
Francis Bloodworth200dittono.
Richard King140Unable to work in consequence of ulcerated foot and legno.
Robert Allam180Idiotno.

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