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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Dudley Union, Worcestershire, 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
Joseph Danks120Defective visionno.
James Parker50Injury to spineno.
John Lawley70Weak minded and old ageno.
Joshua Bissell90Idiotno.
William Perks170dittono.
Thomas Chatwin150Infirmityno.
Joseph Fisher90Idiotnatl. school.
Joseph Owner120Injuries received in the coal mines.no.
David Homes70Deformityno.
Benjamin Nock50Rheumatismnatl. school.
Joseph Baker60Old agenatl. school.
John Morgan50Paralysisno.
Thomas Bravery60Rheumatismnatl. school.
William Launders90Paralysisnatl. school.
Richard Price60Asthmano.
Mary Skeldon50Infirmitynatl. school.
Mary Priest80Epilepsyno.
Ann Bradley70Old agenatl. school.
Jane Price60Dropsyno.
Susannah Rollason60Old ageBaptist school.
Mary Mills90Idiotno.
Ann Westwood120dittono.
Emma Smart120dittono.
Mary Chambers80Hernia, &c.natl. school.
Fanny Taylor90Weak-mindedno.
Phebe Southall300dittono.
Ann Southall250dittono.
Mary Southall200dittono.
Mary Priest150Age and infirmitynatl. school.
Prudence Attwood110Infirmitynatl. school.
Mary Lewis50Weak-mindedno.
Mary Wild170Age and infirmitynatl. school.
Emma Newton50Hysterianatl. school.
Mary Barns50Old ageno.
Mary Royal100Idiotno.
Jemima Cox70Hernia, &c.no.
Susannah Williams60Old agenatl. school.
Ann Thomas70Debility and weak-mindedno.
Fanny Game80Infirmitynatl. school.
Lucy Jenkins80Old ageno.
Sarah Cresswell56Defective visionday school.
Hannah Hill190Deformity and weaknessday school.
Mary Hepkiss50Age and infirmitynatl. school.

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