Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Clutton Union, Somerset, 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
Ann Bartlett130Idiotno.
William Crocum60Infirm and agedno.
Henry Latcham120Idiotno.
Christiana Gooding80Infirmityno.
Maria Smith80dittono.
Martha Harrison100Idiotno.
Francis James50dittono.
George Carter60Aged and infirmno.
William Collins90dittono.
Thomas Templar100dittono.
James Mapstone70Paralysedno.
William Mapstone100Infirmityno.
James Wallace180Water on the brainno.
Adam Shearn80Idiotno.
Caroline Cobb50dittono.

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