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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Gloucester Union, Gloucestershire, 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
William Holder120Insanityno.
Henry Davis60One armyes.
John Bailey130Old ageno.
John Faville100Weak intellectno.
Eliza Clarke70Insanityno.
Esther Bundy80Old ageno.
George Jones150dittono.
Eliza Dew90Deafnessno.
George Teagle70Fitsno.
Mary Ann Stafford100Crippleno.
Elizabeth GreenawayFrom birthImbecileno.
William Lewis100Bad legsno.
John Harding90Syphilisno.
Sarah Watts150Lunaticno.
Joseph Dyke80Crippleno.
Ann Dyke80Lunaticno.
Joseph Muston70Old ageno.
Ann Hewitt100Lunaticno.
Daniel Perkins80Old ageno.
Ellen Griffiths100Lunaticno.
Mary Bennett90Lunacyno.
John Maston80Crippleno.
James Harding70Old ageno.
John Moore90Blindno.
Mary Griffiths100Lunaticno.
Eliza Collier100Lunacyno.
Ann Roberts70Old ageno.
Mary Ann Workman100Crippleno.
Fanny Hicks100Lunacyno.
Mary Williams80Old ageno.
Edward Phillips90Lamenessno.
Edward Bundley100Crippleno.
James Draysey60Old ageno.

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