Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bridge Union, Kent, 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.
|William Marsh||10||3||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Catharine, his wife||10||7||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Henry White||7||4||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Mary Terry||7||3||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Thomas Brice||22||8||Infirm, being a cripple||no.|
|Thomas Harlow||10||8||Very infirm||no.|
|Thomas Fox||17||10||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Charlotte Rye||16||4||Weak intellect||no.|
|Henry Ansley||13||9||Aged and very infirm||no.|
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