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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Bristol Incorporation (St Peter's Hospital), Gloucestershire, 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 Booth60Subject to fitsno.
Thomas Dawes230Imbecileno.
John Green100Deafness and old ageno.
Robert Humphries340Impaired mindno.
David Jones53Blindness and ageno.
Richard Simmons610Paralysisno.
Edward Smyth70Old ageno.
Thomas Pearcy140Weak mindno.
John Williams140Deafness and dislocation of hip boneno.
John Watts300Imbecileno.
Ann Brooks180Deaf and subject to fitsno.
Mary Chilcott190A widow and unableno.
Ann Crute60General debilityno.
Hannah Henesley460Impaired mindno.
Hannah Masters260Dislocation of hipno.
Ann Perry50Impaired mindno.
Eve Roberts230Deaf and dumbno.
Phoebe Shepstone300dittono.
Mary Perkins160Diseased hipno.
Eliza West160Imbecileno.
Mary Ann Watts60Lameno.

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