Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Eastry 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
John Brenchley70A crippleno.
Thomas Hook240Blindno.
Thomas Jordan50Idiotworkh. school.
Edward Jordan50dittoworkh. school.
Elizabeth Jane Jordan50dittoworkh. school.
Thomas Curling100Rheumatismno.
Ann Hoile240Intellect slightly impairedno.
John Hall240Blind 30 yearsno.
Harriot Knight60Intellect slightly impairedno.
Margaret Lemon90A crippleno.
Mary Minter100Lameno.
William Norris80Rheumatismno.
Thomasine Drury170A crippleno.
Harriot Spain150Idiotno.
James Shroesbury90Crippled handsno.
Stephen Walker130Infirmno.
Mary Goble60Infirmityno.
Ann Shilling60Weakly constitutionno.
Samuel Casswell100Lameno.
Peter Richard Casswell60Infirmno.
Mary Kemp120Lunaticno.
John Eastone80A crippleno.
Jehoiakim Capp50Infirmityno.
Thomas Huxstep50dittono.
Elizabeth Ladd200Impaired intellectno.
William Dixon50Infirmityno.
Harriot Arnold50Considered by medical officer unfit for service.no.
Ann Finch250Idiotworkh. school.
Elizabeth Page80Infirmityno.
Henry Nash240Blindno.
Thomas Pettman100Idiotno.
William Wrake110Infirmityno.
William Mills70Lamenessno.

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