Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Eastbourne Union, Sussex, 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.
|William Coppard||11||0||General debility||no.|
|Thomas Fox||20||0||General paralysis||no.|
|Elizabeth Gilbert||8||0||Imbecile in mind||no.|
|Isabella Levett||20||0||Epileptic fits||no.|
|Thomas Mitchell||9||0||Unable to work from debility||no.|
|Thomas Mewett||10||0||Unable to work from old age||no.|
|Henry Mewett||20||0||Epileptic fits||no.|
|Charles Simmons||12||0||Chronic rheumatism||no.|
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