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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Cranbrook 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.

NameYrsms.ReasonSchool
Mary Haines100Age and infirmityno.
William Martin60dittono.
Thomas Russell180dittono.
Martha Williams200dittono.
Harriett Wells150dittono.
Maria Bussenden200dittono.
William Spice110dittono.
John Furley70dittono.
Stephen Beech60dittono.
William Doble50dittono.
Duke Brooke90dittono.
John Coppinger120dittono.
Ann Pusey60dittono.
John Spice50dittono.
Ann Cutbush180dittono.
Charles Cutbush180dittono.
Sarah Rose180dittono.
Thomas Stiles200dittono.

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