Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hemel Hempstead Union, Hertfordshire, 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.

Sarah Faulkner250Paralysedno.
Abigail Cook220dittono.
James Atwood210Infirmno.
Rebecca Pryor190Imbecileno.
George Bedford170Infirmno.
Betsey Drayton140dittono.
William Harrowell130Crippleno.
Amelia Pedley90Infirmno.
James Puddefoot70dittono.
James Seabrook70dittono.
Sarah Kempster70dittono.
Thomas Hubert70dittono.
Esther Hart60Paralysedno.
John Puddefoot50Infirmno.
Ann Puddefoot50dittono.

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