Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Colchester Union, Essex, 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.
|John Nevard||7||6||Old age||no.|
|Henry Dines||15||0||Old age||no.|
|John Archer||16||3||Deaf and dumb||no.|
|Charlotte Sargent||15||0||Weak mind||no.|
|Sarah Bishop||8||0||Old and infirm||no.|
|Ann Newman||14||0||General debility||no.|
|Mary Ann Searles||16||0||ditto||no.|
|Rachel Daniels||11||0||Old age and nervous||no.|
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