Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bridport Union, Dorset, 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.
|Joseph Johnston||7||0||Old and disabled||no.|
|Hannah Rochett||7||0||Syphilis, unable to work||no.|
|Unice Hall||5||0||Imbecility, afflicted with fits||no.|
|William Crabb||5||0||Old age||no.|
|Samuel Lake||10||0||Asthma; wholly disabled||no.|
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