Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Faversham 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.
|Ann Sutton||11||0||Having a family, and being deserted by her husband.||no.|
|Jane Ottaway||6||6||Weak intellect||workh. school.|
|Louisa Page||25||0||Loss of eye-sight||no.|
|William Baldock||9||6||Infirmity of mind||no.|
|H. Cosgrove||13||0||Paralysis||workh. school.|
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