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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Guildford Union, Surrey, 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
Mary Bullen90Ageno.
James Boylett120dittoyes.
John May70Orphanno.
Samuel West90Ageno.
Robert Heather60dittono.
Charles Anderson150Bad legno.
Sarah Attfield220Imbecileno.
Richard Withall60Ageno.
James Edwards140Bad eyesno.
Jane Edwards220Imbecileyes.
Mary Turvile170dittoyes.
Caroline Hill80Idiotno.
Thomas Peto60Weak mindno.
Sarah Yeates110dittono.
Bridget Clarke70dittono.
Hamott Mason220dittono.
James Dallen60Unable to workno.
Thomas Page130Crippleno.
Jane Poyle80dittono.
Ellen Brown50Weak mindno.
Caroline Pullen220dittono.
Richard Barrett220dittono.
Thomas Robinson90Crippleno.
John Colburn220Weak mindno.

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