Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bradfield Union, Berkshire, 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.
|Caroline Chump||16||0||Subject to fits||no.|
|Elizabeth Cullmore||11||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Lucy Butler||6||0||Afflicted with paralysis||no.|
|Ann Mathews||20||0||Bad sight||no.|
|Mary Savandy||21||0||Cripple, one leg||no.|
|Benjamin Knapp||17||0||Bad sight||no.|
|Richard Simmonds||12||0||Afflicted with paralysis||no.|
|John Franklin||6||0||Weak mind and paralysis||no.|
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