Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hastings Union, Sussex, 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.
|James Cast||14||0||Idiotic from birth||no.|
|Richard Page||7||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
|Benjamin Gallop||24||0||A cripple||no.|
|Ann Wingfield||18||0||Subject to fits||no.|
|John Drury||12||0||Aged and infirm||no.|
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