Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Fareham Union, Hampshire, 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
Thomas Allen60Infirmityno.
William Bush113dittono.
Maria Bush113dittono.
Oliver Betteridge86Idiocyno.
James Bide63Infirmityno.
Harriet Bunce60Bad legs, and no employno.
Hannah Cawte200Crippleyes.
John Churchill90Infirmityno.
John Cullimore113dittono.
Cornelius Hayden164Bad legsno.
James Jackson60Stricture and infirmityyes.
John King110Rupture and infirmityno.
Henry Linney79Infirmityno.
Thomas Meacher106dittono.
Thomas Morton109dittono.
Jane Olding80Weak intellectno.
Jane Page90Infirmityno.
Thomas Russell80dittono.
Mary Russell80dittono.
James Sparkes50Infirmityno.
George Smith123dittono.
William Strugnell129dittono.
Charlotte Small70dittono.
John Shawyer126dittono.
Isaac Wiltshire243Blindnessno.
Eliza Wyatt53dittono.

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